July & August 2016 LATH Hikes List

Summer means hot L.A. days, so keep cool & hydrated.
LA Trail Hikers 7th year group anniversary – August 17, 2016!

Revisit this page: http://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 06/22/2016 – 3:30 PM

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

JULY

  • Sat – Jul 02 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – Level 5 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Sun – Jul 03 – Point Dume – Level 3 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Mon – Jul 04 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Wed – Jul 06 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Jul 08 – Bolsa Chica Reserve – Level 2 – 8:30 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Sat – Jul 09 – Brown Mountain Dam – Level 5 – 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sun – Jul 10 – Inspiration Point – Level 7 – 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Mon – Jul 11 – Fullerton Loop** – Level 4 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Wed – Jul 13 – Griffith Park – Vermont – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Jul 16 – Cherry Canyon – Level 4 – 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Sun – Jul 17 – Sturtevant Falls – Level 4 – 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Wed – Jul 20 – Griffith Park – Vermont – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Jul 23 – Winter Creek Loop – Level 5 – 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Sun – Jul 24 – Temescal Canyon – Skull Rock – Level 5 – 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sun – Jul 24 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 5 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Mon – Jul 25 – Marshall Canyon – Level 4 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tue – Jul 26 – LATH Hiking Tips, Tricks & Stories** –  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Wed – Jul 27 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 3 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Jul 29 – Echo Mountain – Level 5 – 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Sat – Jul 30 – Millard Canyon Falls – Level 1 – 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Sat – Jul 30 – LATH @ Dodgers (vs D-Backs)** – 6:10 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Sun – Jul 31 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 5 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

AUGUST

  • Mon – Aug 01 – Cogswell Dam – Level 4 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Wed – Aug 03 – Griffith Park – Vermont – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Aug 05 – Mount Wilson – Level 8 – 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Sat – Aug 06 – Bridge To Nowhere – Level 6 – 6:00 AM – 3:30 AM
  • Sun – Aug 07 – Echo Mountain – Level 5 – 7:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Wed – Aug 10 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Aug 12 – Winter Creek Loop – Level 5 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sat – Aug 13 – NO LATH HIKE SCHEDULED
  • Sun – Aug 14 – NO LATH HIKE SCHEDULED
  • Wed – Aug 17 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Aug 19 – Cucamonga Peak – Level 8 – 6:45 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat – Aug 20 – LATH Annual Beach Party** – 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Sun – Aug 21 – Lower Arroyo Seco – Level 2 – 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Sun – Aug 21 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 5 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Wed – Aug 24 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Aug 26 – Mt Baldy – via Devil’s Backbone – Level 9 – 4:45 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat – Aug 27 – Eaton Canyon Falls – Level 3 – 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Sun – Aug 28 – Potato Mountain – Level 5 – 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Wed – Aug 31 – Griffith Park – Vermont – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement Hike or Detail

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/

NEW LATH HIKE LEAD

gasparmarroquinWe’d like to welcome aboard a new LATH Hike Lead, Gaspar Marroquin! Gaspar comes to the LA Trail Hikers with established quality leadership and a great love for the outdoors. He has participated with the LA Trail Hikers for a few years and is excited about this new venture with the group. He is also an active hike leader with the Pasadena Hiking Pacers.  We are happy to have him join the other 8 LATH Hike Leads (to up the number to 9) and have him take the group on many great adventures.

LATH Volunteers
We’ll be looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead  team.  So, keep an eye out for the next call out so you can submit your interest form and let us know that you want to be part of our awesome group of hike leads. Or, if you’re interested in helping us out on the social front, we’ll also be looking for new members to join the LATH Digital Team. We’ll be doing a call out for that too! We need some great LATH volunteers to keep us going strong!

201607hikesFOLLOW #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 or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

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 (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

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.

May & June 2016 LATH Hikes List

Spring into action and hike those trails.
Revisit this page: http://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 06/22/2016 – 4:00 PM

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

MAY

June

JULY & AUGUST LATH HIKES LIST
The LATH July & August LATH Hikes List is now available:
http://latrailhikers.com/2016/06/22/july-august-2016-lath-hikes-list/

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement Hike or Detail

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/

201605hikesFOLLOW #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 or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

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 (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

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.

Wed Night Hike 4/27 – Change of Meeting Point to Merry Go Round

There seems to be a special event happening at the Greek Theatre tonight (not part of the schedule). Since there is no parking available, we will be starting this hike from Merry Go Round Parking Lot #1 instead.

Please meet at Merry Go Round Parking Lot #1. Keep in mind that there may be other groups there, so make sure you look for LA Trail Hikers.

Map to Merry Go Round Lot #1: https://goo.gl/maps/M7rrCdirgd72

LATH Hiking Tips & Tricks – April 12, 2016

2016hikingtipsandtricksOn Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, we’ll be hosting our first LATH Hiking Tips & Tricks event at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea. The best part about this event is that it’s going to be brought to life by you! We’re looking to have our very own hikers take the stage, for a few of minutes, to talk about their great hiking experience tips, tricks, and stories!

A few examples topics: why wear hiking socks, footwear recommendations, hiking poles, gaiter use, why crampons/micro-spikes, getting an Adventure Pass, cleaning your hydration pack, importance of electrolytes, types of snacks to carry, tying your shoes for special cases, hiking etiquette, physical/mental health success stories, why you enjoy hiking with the LA Trail Hikers, what hiking means to you, importance of leave no trace, and any other fun little tips and tricks you use on the trails that might be helpful for other hikers to know.

We highly encourage you to participate. Talks can run anywhere from 2 to 10 mins. Really it’s up to you. We’d love to hear what you have to share.

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MEETING VENUE:

Date:Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time:6:30pm – 7:00pm – Order drinks and treats
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Begin Event
Location:Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea
Street:5371 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, California 90032
FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/holygroundselsereno

We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  Please arrive 1/2 hour before to get your drinks and we’ll get started at about 7pm. They’ve been generous enough to save us a section of their outdoor patio for our event and in return it would be great if you support their small business by purchasing a drink or food item. All members/fans of LA Trail Hikers, first-time hikers, and those simply interested in hiking are welcome to join in on this event. We hope to see you there!

MAP:

We’re looking for new LATH Hike Leads!

2016newhikeleads“A mindful and passionate leader can inspire by example, but understands the importance of helping others reach their goal together.” – Jason Bazalar, LATH Founder

Over the past year, the LA Trail Hikers have realized a need to bring on board more amazing and dedicated volunteers to actively help with core group functions . Although, we do have some great volunteer teams within the group, we’ll first focus on hearing from those who feel are ready to take a leadership role as a LATH Hike Lead. As you’d expect, we’re looking for exceptional people who are willing to share their time, experience, and passion to continue the ongoing success of the LA Trail Hikers.

WHO ARE THE LATH HIKE LEADS?

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2016 LATH Hike Leads (L-R): Tony, Jason, Sylvia, Carol, Janiece, Luis, Irma, Diana

As a highly visible representatives of the group, our LATH Hike Leads:

  • Encourage & Inspire hikers of all hiking experience levels
  • Change lives by showing others a healthier lifestyle through hiking
  • Showcase great leadership and are wiling to answer hiking-related questions
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for nature and wildlife
  • Advocate responsible outdoor recreation and hiker safety
  • Are passionate volunteers who enjoy sharing their love for nature with others

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  • Leading groups of hikers on great adventures in and around Greater Los Angeles!
  • Participating in bi-monthly LATH Hike Lead meetings to setup a 2-month hikes list for the group
  • Deciding the location of upcoming LATH Road Trip Hikes
  • Scouting and documenting new hikes for future group hikes
  • Understanding that all hike leads lead their highest capable level, as well as beginner level hikes too
  • Educating themselves about the trails they lead with regards to wildlife, local vegetation, and jurisdictions
  • Being team players who support group goals, as well as their fellow hike leads
  • Staying actively involved with the group’s activities
  • Communicating with the hike lead team in person (at meetings/hikes), via Facebook group, and group texts
  • Showing great leadership on and off the the trails
  • Keeping a positive attitude, and putting their best effort in what they do
  • Focusing on hiker safety and being as prepared for any small manageable hiking incidents
  • Creating a great atmosphere for new and recurring hikers
  • Making sure they follow the hike lead guidelines that help make each hiking experience great and safe

Although this list does not encompass everything our hike leads do, it does outline a general idea of the traits we’re looking for.

ARE YOU READY?

20150517_bronsoncavesIf everything you’ve read so far sounds exciting and interesting, and you feel you’re ready to be part of our great team, then make sure that we hear from you.  Often times, we hear that certain people might also be great leads for our group. So, if you know someone who might be fit for the part, feel free to encourage them to let us know. Please note that we’re looking to bring in a limited number of volunteers to be hike leads. This will help keep our scheduling/meeting process efficient and manageable.

Although, we know you are self-starters and have high quality leadership skills, we’ll also provide some general training, for those selected, to show them the ropes and learn all the ways our hike leads conduct hikes for the group. New hike leads may be asked to lead smaller teams or lower levels first to get your feet wet into leading bigger groups or higher levels. As you may know with our group, it’s really about quality, not quantity. But should the latter occur, we want to make sure you’re ready for it. And, you’ll be able to count on our experienced hike leads for mentoring too. Our hope is that you’ll grow in experience and become an outstanding leader with us.

LET US KNOW!

Let’s start by filling out this online form to let us know about you and why you want to be a fantastic hike lead for our team. You’ll have until the end of Friday, April 08, 2016 to submit the following web form:

LATH Hike Lead Interest Formhttp://goo.gl/forms/AKtwnzI6W6

Thanks for your time, and we look forward all the submissions!

March & April 2016 LATH Hikes List

It’s time to get those legs moving on the trails.
Revisit this page: http://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 05/24/2016 – 12:55 PM

** NEW: The LATH Hikes List now provides an approximate hike finish time **

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

The full 2016 May & June LATH Hikes List is now available here:
http://latrailhikers.com/2016/05/24/may-june-2016-lath-hikes-list/

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement Hike or Detail

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/

WE’RE LOOKING FOR NEW LATH HIKE LEADS
We’re excited to announce that we are now looking for exceptional people to become ‪#‎LATH‬ Hike Leads! Click the link to learn more:
http://latrailhikers.com/2016/03/28/looking-for-new-lath-hike-leads/

201603hikesFOLLOW #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 or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

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 (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

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.

2016 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike

2016lasvegassavethedateROAD TRIP DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE:
Please visit the following link for the Road Trip Details:
http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/mount-charleston-nv/

SAVE THE DATE
It’s time to start booking your Las Vegas accommodations because the LA Trail Hikers are going on their 2016 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike on: Saturday, April 30, 2016

WHERE ARE WE HIKING?
The designated place we will visit for our hike has not yet been decided, but that shouldn’t stop you from making your travel plans. Once we decide, we’ll let you all know in a different post.

WILL LATH PROVIDE ANYTHING?
All participants will be in charge of themselves and their own expenses, which includes things such as booking their own accommodations and setting up their own travel plans (we highly recommend carpooling and room sharing). LATH will not provide anything but a hike details page with a meeting place that will be close to the Las Vegas strip area.

WHERE SHOULD I BOOK MY ROOM?
We suggest you get your room closer to the area you’ll be after the hike, especially if you want to hang out on the Las Vegas strip area. If you are going to Las Vegas for the first time, or simply like to go all out, it’s very likely you’ll want to stay along the strip. If not, you’ll likely want to stay at a hotels that are South or North (and off) the strip for a better rate. Whatever service you choose to book your room (e.g. expedia.com, hotels.com, vegas.com, cheaptickets.com), consider using retailmenot.com for discounts/promo codes to apply to your booking.

HOW MANY DAYS WILL THIS EVENT BE?
The event will be solely on Saturday (morning to afternoon). However, you choose when to get to the Las Vegas and when to leave. Most people will get to Vegas on Friday evening and leave on Sunday morning/afternoon.

WHAT WILL THE HIKE(S) BE LIKE?
We’ll be working on setting up a few hikes that will vary from levels 3 and up. However, we’ll try to give more more specifics once everything is detailed out on our end.

WHAT WILL I EXPECT FROM THIS ROAD TRIP?
Once you have requested time off from work (if needed), booked your hotel, and made travel arrangements, you’ll be good to go. We’ll be providing more information in future posts as we put all details together. But for now, anticipate a great road trip with an awesome group of hikers!

Stay tuned as we provide more details for our upcoming 2016 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike!

LATH 2016 Volunteer Event at Yosemite (April 15 to 17)

yosemiteLA TRAIL HIKERS VOLUNTEERING EVENT
In April 2016, the LA Trail Hikers will head to Yosemite National Park to help volunteer help raise funds on behalf of NatureBridge, a non-profit organization, help student programs to participate in environmental science programs, within Yosemite, through school scholarships.

UPDATE (03-24-2016): We’ve been invited to participate on Sunday’s volunteer event. So we’ll be having new openings to do volunteer work on Sunday. Same dates apply for the event: Friday, April 15, 2016 (7:30am) – Sunday, April 17, 2016 (Return Evening), but instead of volunteering Saturday, you’ll volunteer on Sunday before returning home. We’ve updated the two itineraries below to help you find understand Sunday’s Volunteer setup.

SUNDAY VOLUNTEER STATUS:  All Sunday spots are not taken (as of 03-25-2016 9:45am) – Sign up for the: Waiting List

SATURDAY VOLUNTEER STATUS: All Saturday Spots for are now taken (as of 02-13-2016, 1:27 pm)

SIGN UP DATES
1) New/Past LATH+NatureBridge Volunteers (Fri March 25 – Until Filled)
We are looking to provide this experience to new participants first. If you have never participated as volunteer for this event, you will have the first opportunity to sign up starting Fri March 25 until all spots are taken.

We ask that you only RSVP if:
– You are 100% availabe for all 3 days (meaning, having any time off is already approved).
– You are be able to stand/walk for about 6-8 hours during the volunteer event (with small rest breaks of course).
– Must be 18+ years of age.

IF YOU RESERVE A SPOT
Once you let us know you are able to attend by RSVP’ing your spot using EventBright, you will be provided a specific NatureBridge online form to fill out to complete your registration. You cannot RSVP for anyone but yourself. One RSVP per person. There is no guest option, and each attendee will be expected to particpate on the day of the activity. There will be a waiting list after all active spots are filled.

RSVP FOR EVENT

If you meet all criteria, click the following link to RSVP for the waiting list:  LATH August Yosemite Volunteer RSVP (**New Spots for Sunday volunteering to be made available Fri, March 25**)

(SATURDAY) VOLUNTEER EVENT ITINERARY 

Fri, April 15:

  • Meet at 7:30am (in Altadena)
  • Depart as a caravan at 8am (We’ll take 2 rest breaks along the way)
  • Arrival/Check-in/Lodging Assigned (about 2:30pm)
  • Orientation & Team Building
  • Dinner provided by NatureBridge
  • Fundraising/Volunteer Training
  • LATH Night Hike to Merced River from Curry Village

Sat, April 16 (Saturday Volunteering Day):

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Depart for & Arrive at Gates (Carpools)
  • Volunteering Day Donation Collections at park gates
  • Box Lunch Provided by NatureBridge
  • Depart Gates & Arrive at Accommodations
  • Dinner provided by NatureBridge
  • Celebration & Awards

Sun, April 17:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Crane Flat
  • LATH Saturday Volunteer Group Yosemite Park Day Exploration/Hike
  • Drive Home

VOLUNTEER DAY ACTIVITY (April 16)
As a volunteer, you will be collecting donations park visitors while standing in front of the park gates. Please note that you’ll be on your feet most of the time, wear comfortable shoes. All donations collected will go to NatureBridge to support their outdoor programs for students.

(SUNDAY) VOLUNTEER EVENT ITINERARY 

Fri, April 15:

  • Meet at 7:30am (in Altadena)
  • Depart as a caravan at 8am (We’ll take 2 rest breaks along the way)
  • Arrival/Check-in/Lodging Assigned (about 2:30pm)
  • Orientation & Team Building
  • Dinner provided by NatureBridge
  • Fundraising/Volunteer Training
  • LATH Night Hike to Merced River from Curry Village

Sat, April 16:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Crane Flat
  • Box Lunch Provided by NatureBridge
  • LATH Sunday Volunteer Group Yosemite Park Day Exploration/Hike
  • Dinner provided by NatureBridge
  • Celebration & Awards

Sun, April 17 (Sunday Volunteering Day):

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Depart for & Arrive at Gates (Carpools)
  • Volunteering Day Donation Collections at park gates
  • Box Lunch Provided by NatureBridge
  • Depart Gates & Arrive at Accommodations to checkout
  • Drive Home

VOLUNTEER DAY ACTIVITY (April 17)
As a volunteer, you will be collecting donations park visitors while standing in front of the park gates. Please note that you’ll be on your feet most of the time, wear comfortable shoes. All donations collected will go to NatureBridge to support their outdoor programs for students.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Accomodations will be provided on Friday & Saturday night. NatureBridge will provide lodging and meals at its rustic Crane Flat campus.

  • Rustic bunk style accommodations in two buildings
  • Bring your own sleeping bag or other bedding
  • Meals provided in dining hall
  • Central bathhouse with two showers each for men and women
  • Free parking

Volunteers should bring lodge/camping items, including sleeping bags to make your stay comfortable. A complete packing list and more information will be provided to those who will participate to better prepare them for the trip.

TRAVEL
Participants will be contacted to setup carpooling options prior to event. Volunteer drivers will drive their own vechicles to the event and back. In addition, they will be used to travel to the volunteer gates while at the park. We’ll make sure everyone finds a carpool setup prior to event as a driver or passenger.

We look forward to having you join us on this event!