LATH @ Dodger Stadium – Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Join the LA Trail Hikers for a great social event on Saturday, July 30, 2016 as we head out to Dodger Stadium for a great night of baseball fun!  That night the Dodgers will be playing against the Arizona Diamond Backs. The game starts at 6:10pm. To be part of this event, simply purchase your tickets anywhere in the primary stadium area (does not include Right or Left Pavillion) and enjoy the game. During the 7th Inning stretch, we’ll get together for a picture at the Upper Reserve section 29 food court area (outside of the seating area, but inside the stadium ticket gates).

EVENT: LATH @ Dodger Stadium

WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Game Starts at 6:10pm)

HOW: Purchase your own Dodger Tickets (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/MLBEventInfo?orgid=8&agency=MLB&pid=8182888 or on dodgers.com) and enjoy the game at your leisure.

WHAT: We’ll be taking a group picture during the 7th Inning Stretch. Meet in the food court area outside of Upper Reserve section 29.

Please be there before the stretch begins so you can be in the group picture.  If you are on the opposite side of the stadium, or in the top deck, make sure you start to head out early so you don’t miss us.

WHERE:
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We look forward to seeing you there!

#GoLATH #ITFDB

LATH Hiking Tips & Tricks – July 26, 2016

2016hikingtipstricksandstoriesOn Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, we’ll be hosting our LATH Hiking Tips, Tricks, & Stories 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.

Presenters/Speakers (so far: Updated 7/20 1:08pm):
Alex Escalona – Conditioning for a Hike: Walking posture & Nutrition
Jessica Tovar – The Ten Essentials – What are they & Why do I need to carry all this stuff?
Tony Ramos – Hiking the John Muir Trail
Bethany Guerrero & Drew Unser (of Oddity Odysseys) – The necessity of hiking to explore L.A.
…and you!

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, July 26, 2016
Time:6:30pm – 7:00pm – Order drinks and treats
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Event Begins
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!

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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: 07/28/2016 – 7:55 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

AUGUST

  • Mon – Aug 01 – West Fork – 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 7 – 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/Substitute Hike (Info/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.

SIGN UP TO SHARE

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: