LA Trail Hikers Meet & Greet (03-24-2015)

201503_meetgreetNew to hiking? Have you been looking to hike with a great group of people, but wanted to meet a few of them first? Are you looking to discover more of natural L.A.? Are you already a LATH hiker who wants to see some familiar faces off the trails? Do you have fun hiking stories to share? Do you have questions about hiking or the LA Trail Hikers? Do you simply want to come out and hang out with some great people for coffee? Do you have questions about hiking gear? Have questions about the upcoming Road Trip hikes (Las Vegas & Utah)?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you’ll definitely want to attend our upcoming LATH Meet & Greet on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea starting at 6:30pm.

ABOUT THE EVENT: Every so often, we like to meet with our hikers outside of the hiking scene to share hiking tips, give you information about LATH, hear your fun hiking stories and have a great time seeing everybody in their casual everyday clothes (non-hiking attire). We’ll be answering general questions about the group, type of hikes we do, recommend and talk about hiking equipment, and anything else you wanted to know about regarding hiking with us. It’ll be just the right place to tell us about your experience with us. And, it’s always fun to see your friendly faces! If you’re new to the group, or are considering joining us for a hike, this is a great opportunity for you to meet with current hikers and our volunteers (LATH Hike Leads & LATH Digital Team Members) to get information on what it’s really like to be out on the hikes we do and how we keep you up to date online. Any other ideas, comments, or suggestions will be welcome. We’ll tell you how you can Rediscover Los Angeles!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All new, potential, and current  LATH hikers are encouraged to attend. This event is quite social and everyone tends to have a great time sharing stories and advice. It will really get new or upcoming hikers well prepared for a LATH hike. And, it will keep regular hikers informed with up-to-date information. Have a friend who might enjoy hiking? Bring them along!

grandcynTALKING POINTS:
We’ll be going over the following, but not limited to:

  1. Welcome to LA Trail Hikers!
  2. Introductions of LATH volunteers and their contributions
  3. LATH hikes list process & social media presence
  4. What we’ve done: 2014 LATH Hiking Season
  5. Participate: You’ll help us choose our National Trails Day 2015 hike.
  6. General Hiking Tips
    1. Why use hiking poles?
    2. Hiking socks & shoes
    3. Hydration (packs) and using reusable water bottles.
    4. Preparing for Level 5 hikes and up.
  7. What to expect from the Las Vegas Road Trip Hike
  8. Looking Forward: Utah Road Trip Hike
  9. Open Session: Hiking and Group Q&A
  10. Open Session: Sharing Hiking Stories!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Not required to attend, but if you’d like let us know you’re going, feel free to RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/739556399476589/

holygroundsMEETING VENUE: We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 6:30pm to 9:00pm.  We’ll give you a good 1/2 hour 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!

Date:Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time:6:30pm – 9:00pm (Order coffee/tea/other drinks)
Location:Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea
Street:5371 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, California 90032
FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/holygroundselsereno

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March & April 2015 LATH Hikes List

Let Spring bring us forward to new adventures!
List Last Updated: 03/25/2015 – 12:30 PM

**  = Hike info is now up-to-date, or it has been recently updated for the specified date when you click through. (Otherwise you’ll see info from the last visit to that trail)
^ = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

MARCH

APRIL

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement Hike or Detail
201503hikesSPRING FORWARD LA TRAIL HIKERS!

We’ve completed 2 months of hiking so far in 2015! And that puts many of you ahead in the #52HikeChallenge as we continue our hiking adventures spring.  While we’re talking about Spring, we would like you remember that Daylight Savings begins at 2am on Sunday, March 8, 2015. So make sure sure you change your clocks ahead one hour when you got to sleep on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  Well, as you may already have seen, our LATH Hike Leads have compiled a great list of hikes for March & April 2015, and our LATH Digital Team will keep you up-to-date with all the events as they are posted. You’ll want to keep a note of LATH Meet & Greet on March 24th. If it’s your first time joining the group, you can go and meet some of our hikers, as your LATH/Hiking questions, and participate in some fun activities. If not, you’ll will be able to provide your hiking experience to others and also participate with our group in some good talk activities. On Saturday, April 25th, we’ll also be having our annual LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike! And, later in the fall we’ll be going to Zion National Park in Utah for our Fall 2015 LATH Road Trip Hike.  Information for these additional activities will be posted at a later time (for those in this set, closer to their event date). We hope you’re looking to have some great adventures with us and look to more fun with the LA Trail Hikers!

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 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 hashtag #LATH or #latrailhikers show others what it’s like to be out with our group! Follow us here:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

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.

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.

2015 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike

2015lasvegasWe are happy to announce our 2015 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike (Save the date)! We’ll be going out to Las Vegas on April 25, 2015, and our intended road trip hike(s) will be in the Mt. Charleston area (about 50 mins from the LV strip). This is your opportunity to start booking your accommodations in Las Vegas (or North Las Vegas if you’d prefer). However, we recommend booking in the area you’ll be staying/enjoying AFTER the hike event. Full details should come at a later time.

January & February 2015 LATH Hikes List

We’re back and ready to conquer 2015!
List Last Updated: 02/25/2015 – 6:00 PM

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

(MARCH)

March/April Hikes List now available here:
http://latrailhikers.com/2015/03/02/march-april-2015-lath-hikes-list/

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement Hike or Detail
  • **  = Hike Details Page is up-to-date, or has been recently updated for the specified date.
  • = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)
WELCOME TO/BACK LA TRAIL HIKERS!

201501hikesHappy New Year! It’s the start of a new year so why not start with a new Hikes List schedule layout?  We took out all the information from up top and moved it here. We hope this will make it easier to get to the hikes list data much faster, especially if you’re on your mobile phone/tablet. Our LATH Hike Leads have compiled a great list of hikes for you to start off 2015. Aside from the hikes list, in mid December we announced that we’d be going to Zion National Park in Utah for our Fall 2015 LATH Road Trip Hike.  So this year will have so much to look forward to. Enough talk now, let’s get on those trails and have amazing time with all of you as we start another season of hiking as the LA Trail Hikers!

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 or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with 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

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.

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.

First LATH Hike of 2015

LA Trail Hikers, it’s a new year and we’re ready for another year of great adventures with you! This will be the first LATH hike of 2015! Come join us on a night hike to get our hiking season started! FYI, the Jan/Feb LATH hikes list is still being ironed out, but should be posted in the following days. In the meantime, let’s get the show on the road!

Click Here: Night Hike Griffith Park – Merry Go Round (Level 4)

The LA Trail Hikers, a Los Angeles hiking group, explore and visit many beautiful local hiking trails in and around Los Angeles County. Rediscover Los Angeles!