September & October 2014 LATH Hikes

201409hikesSummer is coming to a close, and the first day of Fall is right around the corner (Sept 23, Autumnal Equinox). Last month we celebrated our 5th Year Anniversary, a great milestone in LA Trail Hikers history! A big thanks to all the LA Trail Hikers who were able to join us at our Annual Beach party and on our Anniversary Hike at Griffith Park! It seems we’ve only just begun to motivate the people of Los Angeles to go out for a hike in their local nature parks, but we’ll continue doing so as we move forward. Well, it’s time for our schedule of hikes. The LATH Hike Leads have heard you out and put together a good spread of different leveled hikes in September and October. In addition, we’ll be doing volunteer hike at Amir’s Garden (http://www.amirsgarden.org/) in Griffith Park, be going on some new hikes, experience some higher level trails, and head out to the Grand Canyon for our road trip hike. We hope there’s a hike here that fits your hiking experience level. So go ahead and check the hikes that LATH has scheduled just for you!

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE DETAILS PAGE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.

HIKE LIST KEY:
Canceled Hike, Event, or Information

Added or Replacement Hike or Detail
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

Last Updated: Sept 15, 2014 – 11:54 am

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Sun – Sep 14 – Burbank Peak

SEPTEMBER
Mon – Sep 01 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Wed – Sep 03 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sep 06 – (No LATH Hike Scheduled)
Sun – Sep 07 – Level 6 – Topanga State Park – Parker Mesa Overlook – 7:30 AM
Wed – Sep 10 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sep 13 – Level 4 – Amir’s Garden + Volunteer Event – 8:00 AM
Sat – Sep 13 – Level 4 – * Rancho Palos Verdes – Trump Trail – 4:00 PM
Sun – Sep 14 – Level 6 – Burbank Peak – 8:00 AM
Mon – Sep 15 – Level 3 – * Skyline Trail – 8:30 AM - (CANCELLED)
Wed – Sep 17 – Level 3 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM

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Sat – Sep 20 – Inspiration Point

Sat – Sep 20 – Level 7 – Inspiration Point – 6:30 AM
Sun – Sep 21 – Level 6 – Brown Mountain – 7:00 AM
Mon – Sep 22 – Level 2 – * Murphy Ranch – 8:30 AM
Wed – Sep 24 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Sep 26 – Level 8 – * Cucamonga Peak – 7:00 AM
Sat – Sep 27 – Level 5 – Potato Mountain – 8:00 AM
Sun – Sep 28 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Sun – Sep 28 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 5:00 PM
Mon – Sep 29 – Level 3 – * Sycamore Canyon Park – 8:30 AM

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Sat – Oct 18 – Mt. Wilson

OCTOBER
Wed – Oct 01 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Oct 04 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 9:00 AM
Sat – Oct 04 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 4:00 PM
Sun – Oct 05 – Level 6 – * Schabarum Park – Powder Canyon – 7:30 AM
Wed – Oct 08 – Level 3 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Oct 11 – Multi-Level – * Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike – 8:00 AM
Sun – Oct 12 – (No LATH Hike Scheduled)
Wed – Oct 15 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Oct 18 – Level 8 – Mt Wilson – 6:00 AM
Sat – Oct 18 – Level 2 – * Millard Canyon Falls – 7:30 AM

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Sat – Oct 25 – Claremont Hills Wilderness

Sun – Oct 19 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 8:00 AM
Wed – Oct 22 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Oct 25 – Level 9 – * Mt. Baldy – Devil’s Backbone – 7:00 AM
Sat – Oct 25 – Level 4 – Claremont Hills Wilderness – 8:00 AM
Sun – Oct 26 – Level 7 – * Mt. Thom – 8:00 AM
Wed – Oct 29 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Please make sure to gauge yourself based on the hike’s difficulty level by looking at our Hike Level descriptions.
Find out more about hiking levels here:
http://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled (due to heavy rain or other reasons), we’ll try to post on our website’s hike’s detail page and on our Facebook page, about 1 .5 hours prior to the meeting point, so you are aware. Otherwise, the hike is considered a go.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– Weekend hikes are primarily in the morning unless otherwise indicated.
– All hikes are subject to change, cancellation or other modifications. We may even add in additional hikes that may not appear on the original posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

2014azroadtrip
Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

2014 GRAND CANYON ROAD TRIP HIKE (UPDATE)
The Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014

We’ve setup a page to start getting you ready for this Road Trip. Visit it here:
http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/grand-canyon-south-rim/

ACTIVE LATH HIKE LEADS
The following are the list of active hike leads of the LA Trail Hikers. We hope you recognize many of the names on the list as are the folks who lead the trails and keep us together. We thank them for their ongoing contributions and commitment to LATH:
– Jason Bazalar
– Tony Ramos
– Irma Padilla
– Janiece Cordova
– Carol Martinez
– Diana Herrera
– Sylvia Quinteros

FOLLOW LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team keeps you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking questions. So make sure you follow us on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

DEPARTED HIKE LEADS
Over the past couple of months, we had some hike leads step down from leading with our group. As volunteers to the group, all hike leads are given the option to leave when they feel it’s time to depart. We’d like to thank the following individuals for their past efforts and time with our group:
– Jorge Jimenez
– Mona Ibrahim
– Jose Gonzalez
– Effin Gentry
– Gianni Manzano

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for.  You know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Volunteers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

LA Trail Hikers Beach Party 2014

Sat - Aug 16 - LATH Beach Party 2014
Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party 2014

LOCATION UPDATE (8/16): We’ll be just left of Lifeguard Tower 22 @ Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Summer is here, and LA Trail Hikers are ready to enjoy  a day in the sun.  We’ll be taking a day off trails to celebrate the accomplishments of our LATH hikers with an all day beach party! This event starts early in the morning for some good swimming/sunbathing, and continues through the night for a great evening with a bonfire. Some hikers spend all day with us, and others come for part of the day or night. And best of all, it’s a potluck style event, so bring any good food and beverages to share with everyone!

SOCIAL EVENT: LA Trail Hikers – Beach Party 2014lifeguard_tower22

EVENT DATE: August 16, 2014

EVENT TIME: 8:00am – 10pm (All Day Event)

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: 22 (Just left of it)
Make sure to stay to your right as you enter the beach.

MEETING POINT:
Bolsa Chica State Beach
Life Guard Tower # 22 (on the left side)
17851 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

The entrance to the beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, about one and a half miles south of Warner Avenue.
Bolsa Chica State Beach is slightly south of Seal Beach and north of Huntington Beach.beach4

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The sun is out and the LA Trail Hiker are ready for their 2014 Beach Party! Join us to enjoy the wonderful combination of great food, friends and families at Bolsa Chica State Beach! This event is open to all our LATH Hikers.

EVENT RSVP:  Let us know you’re be attending! RSVP via FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

POTLUCK INFO: This is a potluck-style event so bring a dish and drinks to s2013-08-10 20.01.21hare with others.  Bringing something to the beach party?  If you have any portable cooking tools/Propane BBQ Grills (no charcoal grills), please feel free to bring them. Keep in mind that people like to volunteer to cook around the clock. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Let us know what goodies you’ll be bringing by putting your name and the items in the following form:

POTLUCK SIGNUP FORM
Bringing something?  Let us know: http://bit.ly/q9bGTB

 

BEACH GEAR: So what should you take with you? It’s very important that you bring a chair and don’t forget your beach towels and a sweater for later that night. You’ll want to have plenty of sunscreen and other beach-related items. However, we recommend you taking any of the following to make your day/evening at the beach a great experience:beachparty_night1

  • Sunscreen – You’ll be glad we reminded you.
  • Water – Keep in mind you’ll probably get thirsty and may want to have some around.
  • Beach Chairs – You’ll use these plenty for enjoying a relaxing beach day/night
  • Beach Blankets – When you want soak some sun, take an after-swim nap, or take a break from sitting/standing.
  • Towels/Swimwear – Think ahead and prepare for some fun in the water.
  • Coolers/Insulated Lunch Boxes – If you plan on bringing some food/refreshments that need to stay cold, you might consider bringing one.
  • 2013-08-10 16.17.06Beach/River Sandals – You may want to get into the water but with foot protection, so these may come in handy.
  • Sports Equipment – Bicycle, Football, Hula Hoops, Volleyball & net, and any other type of fun sports equipment you might want to share.
  • Beach Umbrellas – Keeps you under the shade.
  • Plastic Bag – Keep your wet clothes separate.
  • Throws/Blankets – Later in the evening you may want to cozy up with a blanket as it will get cold at night.
  • Sweaters/Long Pants – Again, it does get colder later in the evening. Keep yourself warm.
  • Firewood – Have any extra wood laying around? Bring some for our fire pit.
  • BBQ/Cooking Utensils – Do you have portable cookware? We’ll need some where to cook those burgers.
  • No enclosed tents, ez-ups and open tarps only. 
  • Other Recommendations? – Post them on our FB Event page.

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BEACH PARKING LOT FEE: $15.00 per vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle).  $20.00 for over-sized vehicles. It is best to arrive prior to 10 am to get good parking. It gets very crowded this time of year, so if you don’t want to spend hours waiting in line and trying to find parking, it is advised that you come early or later in the evening, not midday.  If you come after, you may get locked out out of a full parking lot. And they will only allow people in once a number of people have left. So please get there earlier in the day.

DOG FRIENDLY?: Not really. No Dogs on sand, they can be on a leash on paved multi-use trail (bike path) only. We recommend leaving your pets at home, or with a designated caretaker while you’re at this event.

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH INFO:

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By attending the event, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as bicycling, swimming, and all other beach activity may have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. We are not responsible for any loss or personal injury.

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July & August 2014 LATH Hikes

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NEW! LATH HIKES LIST FOR SEP & OCThttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/09/01/september-october-2014-lath-hikes/

Back in early 2008, a couple of friends engaged in a conversation that resulted in the talks about a waterfall hike out by Arcadia (Sturtevant Falls). One of those friends, Jason Bazalar, found an interest in going to see this waterfall he had never been to. And, to his delight, the other friend more than obliged to take him there for a hike. This small talk would eventually spark an invitation to friends for a series of ongoing hikes within the greater Los Angeles area. The email list requests came in and grew as more and more people found out about the group. It grew to a point where a simple website was created to keep everyone in the loop rather than having to add and email everyone.  The recreation of the group became quite consistent and it became a great way to pursue a healthier lifestyle. This small group eventually climb to a whooping 7 trails that were rotated on Sundays throughout the rest of the year.  After noticing what other hiking groups in the area had been doing (and participating in some of them too), it became clear that  this group felt comfortable enough to try and expand the idea of taking locals into their own L.A. backyards for hikes, while giving them a good reason to be physically active. The team needed to have a name, and the brainstorming began. Some ideas floated, and finally one was derived from all the ideas present. And, on August 17, 2009, the small group of hiking enthusiasts would become the group we all know today as the LA Trail Hikers. At the next hike that followed, Jason, who had been coordinating the hiking events from the beginning, and now founder of the group, announced to the group, “As of today, we are the LA Trail Hikers.” Since then, the group has seen many seasons of hikers, hike leads, and followers admire and participate with the group. At no point was it believed that it would be the strong and inspiring group that it is today. And, as many of you know, this group’s name has become synonymous with hiking in Los Angeles. On August 17, 2014, we’ll celebrating our 5th year anniversary as the LA Trail Hikers (aka LATH). We would like to make sure you’re part of it all by joining us on some great hikes. The LATH Hike Leads have been able to arrange a great set of hikes for the months of July and August, including our annual LATH Beach Party in Bolsa Chica State park to help us kick off our 5 year anniversary celebration.  We hope you’re able to make it to many of our hiking events. We thank you for your continued support and appreciate all the love you’ve shown for this little hiking group that could. Without further ado, we present our July & August 2014 LATH Hikes List.

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE DETAILS PAGE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.

HIKE LIST KEY:
Canceled Hike, Event, or Information

Added or Replacement Hike or Detail
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

JULY

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Sat – July 12 Amir’s Garden + Volunteer Garden Maintenance

Wed – Jul 02 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 03 – Level 3 – Will Rodgers State Park – 8:30 AM
Fri – Jul 04 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM
Sat – Jul 05 – Level 3 – Pointe Dume State Beach – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 06 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl – 9:00 AM
Mon – Jul 07 – Level 5 – Winter Creek – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 09 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 10 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:30 AM
Sat – Jul 12 – Level 4 – Amir’s Garden + Gardening Maintenance – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 13 – Level 4 – Fish Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 16 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jul 19 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 20 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 7:30 AM

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Sun – July 20 Echo Mountain

Wed – Jul 23 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Jul 25 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux – 8:00 AM  7:00 AM –  (Added to List)
Sat – Jul 26 – Level 5 – Brown Mountain Dam* – 7:00 AM – (Canceled)
Sat – Jul 26 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:00 AM – (Replacement Hike)
Sun – Jul 27 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 30 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 31 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)

AUGUST

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Sat – Aug 09 – Hollywood Sign

Sat – Aug 02 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 8:00 AM
Sun – Aug 03 – Level 1 – Ascot Hills – 8:00 AM
Wed – Aug 06 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Aug 08 – Level 10 – Catalina Island via Two Harbors* – 8:00 AM  8:30AM
Sat – Aug 09 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Sun – Aug 10 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Aug 13 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party @ Bolsa Chica State Beach* – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sun – Aug 17 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round  (LATH 5 Year Anniversary) – 5:00 PM
Wed – Aug 20 – Level 3 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Aug 21 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)

Sat - Aug 16 - LATH Beach Party 2014
Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party 2014

Sat – Aug 23 – Level 5 – Winter Creek – 6:00 AM
Sun – Aug 24 – Level 4 – Whitter – 4:00 PM
Wed – Aug 27 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Aug 30 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 10:00 AM
Sun – Aug 31 – Level 4 – El Prieto Canyon – 7:30 AM

NEW LATH HIKES LIST FOR SEP & OCThttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/09/01/september-october-2014-lath-hikes/

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Please make sure to gauge yourself based on the hike’s difficulty level by looking at our Hike Level descriptions.
Find out more about hiking levels here:
http://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled (due to heavy rain or other reasons), we’ll try to post on our website’s hike’s detail page and on our Facebook page, about 1 .5 hours prior to the meeting point, so you are aware. Otherwise, the hike is considered a go.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– Weekend hikes are primarily in the morning unless otherwise indicated.
– All hikes are subject to change, cancellation or other modifications. We may even add in additional hikes that may not appear on the original posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

FOLLOW LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team has begun working on our social media accounts to help keep you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking questions. So make sure you follow us on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

2014azroadtrip
Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

2014 GRAND CANYON ROAD TRIP HIKE (UPDATE)
The Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014

We’ve setup a page to start getting you ready for this Road Trip. Visit it here:
http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/grand-canyon-south-rim/

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for.  You know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Volunteers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

Join the LATH Digital Team

lath_digitalteamThe LA Trail Hikers are looking for some great outdoor and tech savvy volunteers to be part of their LATH Digital Team. We are looking to expand LATH by providing a stronger digital presence and become a great resource for lovers of nature, whether they hike with our trail team or not. If you would like to be part of a growing organization that is already making an impact out in nature make to let us know how you can help others from a digital front. #LATH

LATH Digital Team – Interest Form
If interested in possibly joining this new team, fill out the following form to let us know you’re interested:  CLICK HERE

 

May & June 2014 LATH Hikes

201405hikesIt seems like Summer, but we’re just in the middle of Spring. However, the weather is still great for hiking. The LATH Hike Leads have designed a great schedule of hikes for you to enjoy during May & June.  Included in this set is support for our friends over at NatureBridge for their Hike-A-Thon fundraising event, a couple of themed hikes for Mother’s & Father’s day (Las Mamacitas and Who’s Your Daddy? hike, respectively),  a hike to support National Trails Day, some extra Monday morning hikes, and a rotation of LATH hikes which we haven’t done in a while.  Some might even seem new for hikers that recently joined the group. Either way, we have a great selection of hikes for you to join us on. And, we have now posted the 2014 LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike page with some information that will get you started in booking your accommodations. We look forward to seeing you on our upcoming hikes. Also, if you take any pictures and post them to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, don’t forget to add hashtag #LATH.

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE DETAILS PAGE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.

HIKE LIST KEY:
Cancelled Hike or Information

Added or Replacement Hike
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

MAY

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May 11 – Echo Mt.

Sat – May 03 – Level 3 – Nature Bridge* – 8:00 AM
Sun – May 04 – Level 5 – Sycamore Canyon – 8:00 AM
Wed – May 07 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – May 10 – Level 3 – Eaton Canyon Falls – 7:30 AM
Sun – May 11 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 8:00 AM
Mon – May 12 – Level 4 – Whittier – 8:00 AM
Wed – May 14 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – May 17 – Level 5 – Ernest Debs Park – 8:00 AM
Sun – May 18 – Level 4 – Sturtevant Falls – 6:00 AM

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May 26 – Franklin Canyon

Wed – May 21 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – May 24 – Level 5 – Schabarum Park – 8:00 AM (MOVED TO 5/26)
Sun – May 25 – Level 4 – Claremont Wilderness Park – 7:30 AM
Mon – May 26 – Level 4 – Franklin Canyon – 10:00 AM (CANCELLED)
Mon – May 26 – Level 5 – Schabarum Park – 7:30 AM (REPLACEMENT)
Wed – May 28 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – May 31 – Level 7 – La Jolla Canyon7:30 AM 7:00 AM
Sat – May 31 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl8:30 AM 8:00 AM

JUNE
(Updated: June 23)

Jun 07 - National Trails Day
National Trails Day -

Sun – Jun 01 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Mon – Jun 02 – Level 5 – Schabarum Park – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jun 04 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jun 07 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jun 08 – Level 4 – Switzer Falls – 7:30 AM
Wed – Jun 11 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jun 14 – Level 5 – Winter Creek7:00 AM  6:00 AM
Sun – Jun 15 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jun 18 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jun 21 – Level 6 – Henninger Flats – 7:30 AM
Sun – Jun 22 – Level 7 – Zuma Canyon Narrows* – 7:00 AM (Cancelled)
Wed – Jun 25 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jun 28 – Level 7 – Bridge to Nowhere – 6:00 AM
Sun – Jun 29 – Level 6 – Orchard Campground* – 8:00 AM 7:30AM

NEW SCHEDULE FOR JULY/AUGUST 2014 NOW AVAILABLEhttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/06/30/july-august-2014-lath-hikes/

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Please make sure to gauge yourself based on the hike’s difficulty level by looking at our Hike Level descriptions.
Find out more about hiking levels here:
http://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled, we’ll try to post on the hike’s detail page and on our Facebook page, about 1 .5 hours prior to the meeting point, so you are aware. Otherwise, the hike is considered a go.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– Weekend hikes are primarily in the morning unless otherwise indicated.
– All hikes are subject to change, cancellation or other modifications. We may even add in additional hikes that may not appear on the original posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

2014azroadtrip
Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

2014 GRAND CANYON ROAD TRIP HIKE (UPDATE)
The Grand Canyon Road Trip hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014

We’ve setup a page to start getting you ready for this Road Trip. Visit it here:
http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/grand-canyon-south-rim/

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the Hike’s details page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for.  You know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Volunteers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

LATH 2014 Grand Canyon Road Trip – Accommodations

2014azroadtripOur LATH 2014 Grand Canyon Road Trip is set for: Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We’re excited to get things on a roll for our upcoming road trip to the Grand Canyon! And, to get you started, we want to make sure you start to book your accommodations now so you aren’t left without a place to stay. Campsites and Hotel Rooms get booked quickly as we get closer to the date, so make sure you have your sleeping area ready. Also, this is a great time to start putting in your requests for time-off.   We’ve setup a page, that we’ll be updating, where you will find all information you’ll need for this trip.

Visit it here:
http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/grand-canyon-south-rim/

March & April 2014 LATH Hikes

201403hikesSpring is right around the corner, March 20th to be exact. And, it’s probably good to note that it’s time for Spring showers. So, this may require a constant look at weather reports for some upcoming hikes as we try to make sure that the trails we hike are cleared for use. Anyhow, despite the possible wet weather, we do have some great hikes lined up for the group in March and April. During this set of hikes, we’ll have hike where we’ll be giving back to one of our fondest visited areas in Griffith Park, Amir’s Garden. We’ll be hiking to the garden and then participate in some garden maintenance with the current keeper of the garden.  In addition, we’ll be participating in a Relay for Life event, in collaboration with our friends, the LA Trail Bikers, to help in the fight against cancer. And to make it a great set, we’ll also heading out on our annual road trip hike to Las Vegas. This year we’ll be going to Valley of Fire State park.

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE DETAILS PAGE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.

HIKE LIST KEY:
Cancelled Hike or Information

Added or Replacement Hike
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

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Mar 15 – Amir’s Garden Hike + Field Work

MARCH
Sat – Mar 01 – Level 4 – Whittier – 8:00 AM (Cancelled)
Sun – Mar 02 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Vermont - 3:30 PM
Wed – Mar 05 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 08 – Level 6 – Topanga – Parker Mesa Overlook – 8:00 AM
Sun – Mar 09 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Mar 12 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 15 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Amir’s Garden – 8:30 AM
Sun – Mar 16 – Level 6 – Elysian Park – Portola Trail – 10:00 AM
Wed – Mar 19 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 22 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux*7:00 AM 8:00 AM
Sun – Mar 23 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 7:30 AM
Wed – Mar 26 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 29 – Level 1 & 3 – LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike* – 8:00 AM
Sun – Mar 30 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 8:30 AM

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Mar 29 – LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike

APRIL  – (Updated: 04-23-2014)
Wed – Apr 02 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 05 – Level 3 – Eaton Canyon Falls – 7:30 AM
Sat – Apr 05 – Level 8 – Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons* – 7:00 AM
Sun – Apr 06 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:00 PM
Wed – Apr 09 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 12 – Level 9 – Relay for Life (LATH + LATB)* – 9:00 AM
Sat – Apr 12 – Level 8 – Mount Wilson7:30 AM  7:00 AM
Sun – Apr 13 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 11:00 AM
Wed – Apr 16 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 19 – Level 6 – Burbank Peak* – 8:00 AM

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Apr 12 & 13 – Relay for Life

Sun – Apr 20 – Level 4 – Eaton Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Apr 23 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 26 – Level 9 – Rattlesnake Canyon* – 6:00 AM
Sat – Apr 26 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 9:00 AM
Sun – Apr 27 – Level 5 – Temescal Canyon – 8:30 AM
Wed – Apr 30 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

NEW MAY & JUNE HIKES LIST NOW AVAILABLEhttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/05/01/may-june-2014-lath-hikes/

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Please make sure to gauge yourself based on the hike’s difficulty level by looking at our Hike Level descriptions.
Find out more about hiking levels here:
http://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled, we’ll try to post on the hike’s detail page and on our Facebook page, about 1 .5 hours prior to the meeting point, so you are aware. Otherwise, the hike is considered a go.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– Weekend hikes are primarily in the morning unless otherwise indicated.
– All hikes are subject to change, cancellation or other modifications. We may even add in additional hikes that may not appear on the original posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

2014 LAS VEGAS ROAD TRIP HIKE
On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the LA Trail Hikers will be headed to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. While there, we’ll be visiting two different areas which will sure be of great pleasure for our hikers.  We’ll caravan from the meeting point, which will be near the Las Vegas strip, and head to the park.
Full Details Road Trip Hike details can be found here:
http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/valley-of-fire-state-park-nv/

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Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

2014 GRAND CANYON ROAD TRIP HIKE (UPDATE)
The Grand Canyon Road Trip hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014
NOTE:
– It takes about 8 hours to drive to the South Rim of the park from Los Angeles. It might be best to have Friday to travel.
– It is a great time to start asking for time off from work.
– Accommodations & travel arrangements will be responsibility of the attendee.
– We’ll be having different level hikes for different level hikers.
– More details regarding this event will follow as they are set.
– We’ll have a page with all the details posted when we have all the information we need to provide attendees

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the Hike’s details page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Volunteers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

LATH & LATB – Relay for Life 2014

rfl-logoCalling all LA Trail Hikers, their friends, and families!

We need your help and we hope you can join our Relay for Life Team LATH & LATB.

What is Relay For Life? The Relay for Life Event is about Raising Cancer Awareness, Honoring Cancer Survivors, Remembering Those that have past and to Raise Funds for Research and Services (http://www.relayforlife.org). This is a 24 hour event that will take place:

EVENTRelay for Life Team LATH & LATB

GROUP SHIRT COLOR: RED  (details below).
Some people may dress up as super heroes, but you can simply wear a red shirt to indicate you’re part of our team.

GROUP THEME: Super Heroes (details below)

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2013 Relay for Life Participants

EVENT DATE: April 12 and 13, 2014

EVENT TIME: 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday
(It is a 24-hr event, but you do not have to be there all 24 hours. Rather, you get to choose what time frame you want to participate in.)

EVENT LOCATION:
Veterans Park in Commerce
6364 Zindell Ave.
Commerce, CA 90040

TEAM CAPTAINS:
– Sylvia Quinteros – LA Trail Hikers (LATH)
– Carol Martinez – LA Trail Bikers (LATB)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1) JOIN OUR TEAM (Event Registration)
: Sign yourself up to be part of our team, or simply donate to our team at:
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=56577&pg=team&team_id=1568924

2) CHOOSE A TIME SLOT TO WALK: Once you’ve registered with our Relay for Life team, let us know what time blocks you can participate walking in by indicating them here:
http://bit.ly/ZlDMa7

3) LET US KNOW YOU’LL BE ATTENDING: Let us know you’ve registered and will be attending by RSVP’ing on our FB event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/344525722354794/

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2013 Relay for Life Participants

EVENT ACTIVITIES UPDATE (Added 04-11-2014):
9-10am  – Opening ceremonies/cancer speakers/kick off walk/RantRadio will be hosting LIVE FROM 8-3PM. HS Cheer Squad CHEERING everyone on!
10am-12 – Games water balloon toss/ 3 legged race/ bat spin relay/shoe toss/ potatoe sack race/ egg toss/ water relay and watermelon contest!
12pm-2pm  – JP dance productions -and Performance by Amber
2-3pm – Zumba by Debbie / Root Beer Ping Pong Tournament- Teen booth
3-12am – DJ Shamrock/ 3-3:30 Bingo mania
3-5pm – Karaoke
5-6pm – Salsa dancing Instructions -Sponsored by Steven’s Steakhouse
6-7pm – Relay Workout – Sponsored by Iron Dog Fitness
7-8:45pm – LIVE BAND -Rock and Roll Relay Band
9-10pm – Luminaria Ceremony
10-12am – Relay Dance party
12:00am-2:00am – Root Beer Pong Tournament Begins!
12-2am – Food frenzy sponsored by Stevens Steakhouse begins for all paid participants-(make sure you get your wrist band!)
12-6am – Family movie night- DJ SHAMROCK
3am-9am – DJ Pakman
6am-7am – Survivor breakfast sponsored by OZZIE’s Diner
8am-9am – Closing ceremonies- Awards given Out Best Themed Booth/ Best Costume/Top New Team/ Top individual Fundraiser/ Top Team Fundraiser.

Our booth will be right when you walk in! Come join us in the fun for this GREAT CAUSE!

ABOUT: This will be 24 hours of fun and fighting cancer. There will be Food, DJ’s, Live Bands, Games, Raffle Prizes, Movies, Luminarias Ceremony and much more. We are asking everyone to consider participating by either joining the team and walking or volunteering at this event. You do not have to stay for the full 24 hours, you can pick a time frame that you would like to walk or you can stay and hangout for as long as you like cheering our team on, selling items at our booth or other volunteer duties. For those who wish to walk at night you may bring your camping gear and camp out.

By joining the team, you can register online and it is only $10.00 to participate. Minimum fundraising is $100.00 and your $10.00 registration goes towards your $100.00 fundraising amount. Fundraising is not required to walk, however each person that raises $100.00 will get a free Relay For Life T-shirt. At the event we will have an E-Z up that we will decorate however we choose. We will also be selling items at the event that hopefully each person that joins our team can help out with. We will provide water and Gatorade. Our goal as a group is to reach $1,000. We hope you can help put out the word.

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2013 Relay for Life Participants

Also your friends and family can sign up for our team too! If you know of anyone that is a cancer survivor and would like walk in the Survivor walk or to speak at this event, please give them Diana Herrera’s contact info. Our Team Captains for this event are Carol Martinez & Sylvia Quinteros. Diana Herrera is on the planning committee for the City of Commerce Relay for Life, so if you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Diana, Carol or Sylvia (via FB event). Here is the link to sign up, just search for our team name LATH & LATB Action Heroes or click here.

GROUP THEME: Team color is going to be RED, so hopefully everyone can wear Red T-shirts or capes. The Theme for this year’s event is “Finish the Fight! Super Heroes Unite Against Cancer!” We will be decorating our booth with Super Hero Theme. If anyone has any ideas for decorations or have some you can donate please let us know. The team can organize food to eat during the day potluck/snacks, etc., ice chest will be available.  Also, if anyone wants to bring pictures of family or friend affected by cancer to honor at our booth, we will post them up. Any questions please feel free to post or direct to Team Captains.

Help Us Finish the Fight!

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