In happier wildfire-related news, the Mount Hollywood hiking trail has officially re-opened in Griffith Park, after being nearly decimated by a wildfire earlier this year that took down almost a quarter of the park.

Our local ABC affiliate has a short video of the actual opening, complete with showboating Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

For more information on what’s still closed over at Griffith, be sure to check out their new recovery blog. I don’t do much hiking up there, myself, but it looks like they’re handing out hefty fines to hikers who stray from the open areas …