Summer 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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.