The tourists who are seriously looking for both difficult, unique and exciting exercises then they should escape to the Highland Park’s,on Eldred Street. Recognized as the Los Angeles’s second steepest street, the Eldred Street appears with an inclined 33% grade. The Eldred Street was founded in 1912 and named after Delos W. Eldred, who owned the property in the 1900s. The street trash collectors include very sophysticated scaled-down trucks which back up the street and collect the garbage on the way down. Nowadays the new roads are limited to a 15% grade in this region.
With a total of about 190 steps, the steep stairs make the connection between the Eldred Street and the Cross Avenue. If climbing the steep street is not enough of a workout, then adding the stairs there is no doubt that you will have a complete and adventurous workout. Wonderful views of the Highland Park and the mountains beyond are accessible on a clear day, offering an exceptional panorama. All that the visitors have to do is to climb the stairs. The Eldred Street occupies a big part from a large solitary hill whose summit opens incredible views of downtown Los Angeles to the southwest. When you turn the Eldred Street, what you see in front of your eyes is less a street and more a ski jump without the white stuff. Because Eldred is a dead-end street it is better for you to experience its unique incline in a very direct and personal way, on foot, walking and admiring its beautiful landmarks.
From the street’s intersection with Avenue 48, the Eldred Street's last block is its steepest section. In this area, perfectly located alongside the pavement the visitors will get to see 11 homes that house a gaggle of unusually upright Angelinos. Their eyes and attention will struggle to cope with an extreme sensory experience, and the downward gravity dominates all their movements. Going up the street is like facing a hurricane,with a very difficult pression on you. If your awareness of posture is missing, you might start rolling down the Eldred Street, following the ideal example of the water-cooler bottles freed by gravity from a delivery truck that one day foolishly turned around at the high end of the street. It was a crazy adventure, a quickly act, made with no care.
When climbing, the tourists will be surprised to see that the pavement's end is not the real end of the Eldred Steet. Continuing up the slope more than 196 wooden steps can be seen, including seven landings, that pass two more homes and finally take the fascinated visitor to the next cross street, to the next destination, Cross Avenue.
If is not the end of the day yet, your reward to climb to the top of the Eldred Street is a magnificent view east toward Mount Baldy and the San Gabriel Mountains. You can live the best experience of your life, experiencing nice impressions and having unrepeatable memories.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The Steepest Roads in the World .
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