TIME CHANGE: Mt. Rubidoux Hike (07/25) TO 7:00 AM

Join us tomorrow, Friday, at 7:00 AM (TIME CHANGE) for a Level 5 hike at Mt. Rubidoux (https://www.facebook.com/events/324195561071924/). Your scheduled LATH Hike Lead will be Tony Ramos. We have changed the meeting time from 8am to 7am because we are expecting high heat in the late morning. We’d like to avoid that and give you a better experience by keeping you slightly cooler by starting an hour earlier. This hike does provide some great views of the surrounding area. And there are great things to up at the top! This is a Level 5 hike, so please make sure that this hike fits your hiking experience level. We look forward to seeing you there. Full details here: http://latrailhikers.com/hikes/mt-rubidoux/. We’ll see you tomorrow morning! #LATH

July & August 2014 LATH Hikes

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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* – 8:00 AM
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 Park* – 8:00 AM
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

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Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party

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

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

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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

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/

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
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!

January & February 2014 LATH Hikes

201401hikesThe LA Trail Hikers start a new hiking season in 2014 with a great set of hikes in January (mixed levels) and February (moderate levels). As you go down the list, make sure that the hike you intend to attend will be of our hiking level experience. If you’re not sure what these levels are, consider the following: Levels 1-3 (Beginner/Easier), Levels 4-7 (Moderate to Advanced Moderate), Levels 8-10 (Experienced higher levels hikers only). You can read our general descriptions of the levels here: LATH Hike Levels. We want to make sure you are well prepared for each hike, as well as be able to keep the group in momentum, so please read the details for each hike by reading each hike details page. Well, we are looking to have a great season opener on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, so we hope to see you there. If not, we’ll see you on either one of our two hikes on Jan 11 (experienced) or Jan 12 (easy). Keep in mind that we’ll be having two Road Trip Hikes this year. First off is our annual Las Vegas Road Trip Hike (details to follow on a future post) in March, and down the line, we’re looking to head out on our first group Road Trip Hike to the Grand Canyon sometime in October (date & details to follow on a future post). But for now, we hope you enjoy the upcoming hikes for the start or our 2014 LATH Hiking Season!

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.

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Jan 19 – Hollywood Sign

JANUARY
Wed – Jan 08 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jan 11 – Level 7 – Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop – 6:00 AM
Sun – Jan 12 – Level 2 – Arroyo Pescadero – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jan 15 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jan 18 – Level 8 – Sandstone Peak / The Grotto – 7:30 AM
Sun – Jan 19 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jan 22 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jan 25 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jan 26 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jan 29 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

FEBRUARY
Sat – Feb 01 – Level 8 – Mt. Wilson – 6:00 AM

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Feb 8 – Sturtevant Falls

Sun – Feb 02 – Level 6 – Winter Creek – 6:00 AM
Wed – Feb 05 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Feb 08 – Level 5 – Sturtavent Falls – 6:00 AM
Sun – Feb 09 – Level 5 – Hacienda Heights – 8:30 AM
Wed – Feb 12 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Feb 15 – Level 6 – Brown Mountain* – 7:30 AM
Sun – Feb 16 – Level 5 – Mishe Mokwa* – 8:30 AM
Wed – Feb 19 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Feb 22 – Level 6 – North Etiwanda Preserve – 8:00 AM
Sun – Feb 23 – Level 4 – Charmlee Wilderness Park* – 7:30 AM
Wed – Feb 26 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

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)

2014lvroadtripdate2014 LAS VEGAS ROAD TRIP HIKE
The date is set, but the details are still in the works. Make sure you start getting your accommodations and time-off requests for (and around the weekend of) Saturday, March 29, 2014. We’ll let you know what our intended hiking area will be as time allows. All information will be posted ahead of time. We recommend getting accommodations anywhere around the Las Vegas Strip so you can enjoy Vegas after the day of the hike. Don’t worry, the meeting point for the hike will be a drive to a location no too far.

ADDITIONAL 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.

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/

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
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/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.