Thank you LA Trail Hikers for a wonderful 2016!

2017 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike – Save The Date

SAVE THE DATE
It’s time to start booking your Las Vegas accommodations because the LA Trail Hikers are going on their 2017 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike on: Saturday, November 11, 2017

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?
Most hikers will book rooms around the main Las Vegas area, as we can always drive to the meeting point. 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 (Las Vegas Blvd) area or Downtown Vegas (Fremont). 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 (and you’d like to save some money), 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 you arrive 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. 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 2017 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike!

LA Trail Hikers Beach Party 2017

Hey LA Trail Hikers, it’s time to enjoy a day in the sun at our annual LATH Beach Party on Sunday, August 27, 2017!  We’ll be taking a day off trails to celebrate the accomplishments of our LATH hikers with an all day beach party! This event starts early in the morning for some good swimming/sunbathing, and continues through the night for a great evening with a bonfire. Some hikers spend all day with us, and others come for part of the day or night. And best of all, it’s a potluck style event, so bring any good food and non-alcoholic beverages to share with everyone!

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: [TBA morning on day of event]

[Please make sure to check this page on the day of the event as we’ll reveal which water tower we’ll be at or near.]

SOCIAL EVENT: LA Trail Hikers – Beach Party 2017

EVENT DATE: Sunday, August 27, 2017

EVENT TIME: 8:00am – 9:30pm (All Day Event)

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: [TBA early morning on day of Event]

MEETING POINT:pit2425-2
Bolsa Chica State Beach
Life Guard Tower # (TBA morning of event)
17851 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

The entrance to the beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, about one and a half miles south of Warner Avenue. Bolsa Chica State Beach is slightly south of Seal Beach and north of Huntington Beach.beach4

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The sun is out and the LA Trail Hiker are ready for their 2017 Beach Party! Join us to enjoy the wonderful combination of great food, friends and families at Bolsa Chica State Beach! This event is open to all our LATH Hikers.

EVENT RSVP:  Let us know you’re be attending! RSVP via FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

POTLUCK INFO: This is a potluck-style event so bring a dish and drinks to s2013-08-10 20.01.21hare with others.  Bringing something to the beach party?  If you have any portable cooking tools/Propane BBQ Grills (no charcoal grills), please feel free to bring them. Keep in mind that people like to volunteer to cook around the clock. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Let us know what goodies you’ll be bringing by putting your name and the items in the following form:

POTLUCK SIGNUP FORM
Bringing food, non-alcoholic beverages, utensils, or something else ?  Let us know: http://bit.ly/q9bGTB

BEACH GEAR: So what should you take with you? It’s very important that you bring a chair and don’t forget your beach towels and a sweater for later that night. You’ll want to have plenty of sunscreen and other beach-related items. However, we recommend you taking any of the following to make your day/evening at the beach a great experience:beachparty_night1

  • Sunscreen – You’ll be glad we reminded you.
  • Water – Keep in mind you’ll probably get thirsty throught your stay and will need to keep hydrated.
  • Beach Chairs – You’ll use these plenty for enjoying a relaxing beach day/night
  • Beach Blankets – When you want soak some sun, take an after-swim nap, or take a break from sitting/standing.
  • Towels/Swimwear – Think ahead and prepare for some fun in the water.
  • Coolers/Insulated Lunch Boxes – If you plan on bringing some food/refreshments that need to stay cold, you might consider bringing one.
  • 2013-08-10 16.17.06Beach/River/Water Sandals – You may want to get into the water but with foot protection, so these may come in handy.
  • Sports Equipment – Bicycle, Football, Hula Hoops, Volleyball & net, and any other type of fun sports equipment you might want to share.
  • Beach Umbrellas – Keeps you under the shade.
  • Plastic Bags – Keep your wet clothes separate.
  • Throws/Blankets – Later in the evening you may want to cozy up with a blanket as it will get cold at night.
  • Sweaters/Long Pants – Again, it does get colder later in the evening. Keep yourself warm.
  • Firewood – Have any extra wood laying around? Bring some for our fire pit.
  • BBQ/Cooking Utensils – Do you have portable cookware? We’ll need some where to cook those burgers.
  • Propane Only BBQs – Only propane BBQ’s are allowed at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
  • No enclosed tents. (However, EZ-UP/Canopies (half tents) and open tarps are okay)
  • Other Recommendations? – Post them on our FB Event page.

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BEACH PARKING & FEE: $15.00 per vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle).  $30.00 for over-sized vehicles. It is best to arrive prior to 10 am to get good parking. It gets very crowded this time of year, so if you don’t want to spend hours waiting in line and trying to find parking, it is advised that you come early or later in the evening, not midday.  If you come after, you may get locked out out of a full parking lot. And they will only allow people in once a number of people have left. So please get there earlier in the day.

DOG FRIENDLY?: Not really. No Dogs allowed on sand, they can be on a leash on paved multi-use trail (bike path) only. We recommend leaving your pets at home, or with a designated caretaker while you’re at this event.

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH INFO:

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 attending the event, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as bicycling, swimming, and all other beach activity may 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. We are not responsible for any loss or personal injury.

LATH 8th Year Anniversary Potluck

Join us this coming Thursday, August 17, 2017, in celebrating our 8th year anniversary! Our group officially started on August 17, 2009 and has been active ever since. And to mark this joyous occasion, we’ll be having an evening of fun with our group with an awesome Potluck! No hiking involved, just an evening to socialize with each other and share some memorable hiking stories. It is not mandatory to bring an item to attend. We’re sure there will be plenty of food to go around. We’ll see you there!

EVENT: The LA Trail Hikers (LATH) Celebrates its 8th year anniversary!

EVENT DATEThursday, August 17, 2017

EVENT TIME: 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Finish Approx: 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm

EVENT RSVP:
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

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POTLUCK: You are welcome to bring any food, soft drinks, and desserts that you would like to share with the group. Homemade food and goodies are always tasty too! Also, some people may consider bringing utensils, napkins, cups, and other non-food items as well. [Note: Alcohol is not permitted in the park. There will be no BBQ/Grills either.]

POTLUCK LIST: Check out our FB event for a list of items people may be bringing.

MEETING PLACE:
Griffith Park – Merry-Go-Round – Parking Lot #1
NOTE
: We will gather by the purple fire hydrant, which in the parking lot next to the path that takes you down to the Merry Go Round. Then we’ll find a table or two nearby.
DIRECT LINKhttps://goo.gl/maps/UWXChzKwDPP2
(Additionally, Please look at map provided at the bottom of this page)

If, for some reason the direct link doesn’t work for you, you can also use this address, it’s the closest address to the Merry Go Round Parking Lot
(This is the closet address to the Merry Go Round lot.  Follow the posted signs to “Merry Go Round” from this point.)
4668 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

PARKING: Free in Parking Lot #1 and surrounding areas.

TAKING 5 FWY NORTH FROM L.A.: Take the Griffith Park exit (this is right after the Los Feliz exit). At the exit, make a right on Cyrstal Springs. Continue until you see the next available left turn (you’ll see a sign that says Merry Go Round). Go up and you’ll reach what looks like a dead end but if you turn right, you’ll see the big parking lot.
Less Traffic via:
605 North > 60 West or 105 West> 710 North >10 West > 5 North > take the Griffith Park exit (after Los Feliz)

TAKING 5 FWY SOUTH FROM BURBANK: Take the Los Feliz exit (which is after the Colorado exit). At the exit, stay on your left and make a left onto Los Feliz West. Next, take the first available right into the Park (this will be Crystal Springs Blvd). Continue past the first few stops until you see the next available left turn (you’ll see a sign that says Merry Go Round). Go up and you’ll reach what looks like a dead end but if you turn right, you’ll see the big parking lot.
Alternate Route (From Burbank using Zoo Dr.):
South on Alameda Blvd > Right on Victory Blvd > Go over 134 fwy > Make a left on on Zoo Dr > Continue past the Zoo, the Autry Museum (you’ll be making a zig zag after this), Golf Course (on left-hand side), Pass the first right turn > make a right at the second second stop sign > make a right into Parking Lot #1.

DOG-FRIENDLY?:  Yes, but must be on a leash at all times.
– Your dog should be friendly and have plenty of experience to hike alongside other dogs and hikers.
– Bring your dog it’s own water, along with a tray for it to drink from.
– You are responsible for keeping your pet safe and with you at all times.
– Bring a baggy to pick up after your dog. Your dog’s business is your responsibility.

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 event, you confirming that you will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. You are fully responsible for yourself.

You may need to zoom out (or in) to get a better view of the location and how to get there.

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July & August 2017 LATH Hikes List

It’ll be hot, but our fun won’t stop. We’ll keep hydrated and apply our sunblock. Happy 8th LATH!
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
This page constantly updates. Last Updated: 08/22/2017 – 1:08 PM

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

JULY

AUGUST

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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

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 #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

LATH Volunteers
We’re actively looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead team. So, if you’re interested in having us consider, make sure you submit your interest form to 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. If you follow us on one of our social media accounts, send us a message letting us know you want to join our LATH Digital Team. We need some great LATH volunteers to keep us going strong!

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be canceled (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 suit 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.

2017 LATH @ Walk L.A.

Hi LA Trail Hikers,

Thanks to all those who have registered to walk with at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ inaugural Walk L.A. event! Registration is now closed for the event, however, you can still sign up to be a virtual walker or make a donation to our team page (http://connect.chla.org/goto/LATrailHikers) to help us reach our fundraising goal.  Any help will benefit CHLA! More children receive care from CHLA than any other hospital in the region—and often CHLA comes to the rescue for children when other hospitals run out of medical options for their care. Walk L.A. is the walk that supports the only hospital dedicated solely to the health of children in Los Angeles. The LA Trail Hikers are very excited to push their positive efforts for this good cause. Here’s the information you’ll need for Saturday’s the event:

Event DateSaturday, June 17, 2017

Meeting Time: 8:00 am – 8:30 a.m. (More details below)
Finish Time: 1:00 pm (approx)

LATH Team Captain: Jason Bazalar

LATH Meeting Location:
Griffith Park Bike Rental Area (in Rangers Station Parking Lot)
(The following address is for the Ranger Station, but you should see the bike rental shop in its parking lot)
4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Meeting Point Direct Linkhttps://goo.gl/maps/1QJtTbNfboo

ParkingParking is limited so we encourage participants to carpool whenever possible. There will be a designated participant drop off area close to the site for those taking Lyft/Uber or if you want to drop off friends and family before parking your car. Look for parking signs as you approach the event location. WE SUGGEST GETTING THERE EARLIER THAN 8 AM IF YOU WISH TO PARK THERE.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – LA Trail Hikers meet next to the Bike Rental area.
    • LATH Participants: WEAR BLUE T-SHIRTS (optional) or your Walk L.A. event shirt
  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in and wellness family festival opens
  • 9:30 a.m. – The walk begins
  • 1:00 p.m. – The Festival closes

The Route: Walkers will complete a 4-kilometer (a 2.5 mile) loop around the golf course in the Crystal Springs Picnic Area.  It should take 45 to 60 minutes to complete.  Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and sunscreen.  The route is handicap accessible.

Attendance: Due to venue capacity restrictions, only those registered as adults or children will be able to attend the event.

Food/Refreshments: Fruit and water will be provided for all walkers.  Additionally, food will be available for purchase from food trucks that will be on-site.  There is a picnic area available so participants can bring their own picnic if they’d like.

Walk L.A. T-Shirt Pick-Ups: Event T-Shirts will be available to all participants on site the day of the event. Additionally, we are planning to distribute T-Shirts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 14, from noon to 2 p.m. Look for us in the terrace outside the HBO Café.

Other Reminders:

  • LATH Participants: WEAR BLUE T-SHIRTS (optional) or your Walk L.A. event shirt
  • Wear comfortable shoes and prepare for the weather
  • Wear a hat and bring sunscreen
  • Pets are not allowed. Due to event insurance coverage, we are not permitting walkers to bring their pets to this event. This is fairly typical for events of this nature, especially with very small children who may attend.
  • Fundraising does not stop on June 17! Your Walk L.A. page will stay active and able to accept donations until July 31, 2017Click here to learn about Walk L.A.’s fundraising prizes!

For further information please review the event’s FAQ page.  If you can’t find your answers there, please feel free to contact [email protected]  or via phone number at (323) 361-1965.

Make sure to plan for time to enjoy the Wellness Family Festival, which will include games for all ages, wellness tips from CHLA departments, music, etc.

May & June 2017 LATH Hikes List

Let’s go hiking as we ‘Spring’ into ‘Summer’
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 06/26/2017 – 8:00 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

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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

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 #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

NEW LATH HIKE LEAD

We’re happy to announce a new LATH Hike Lead, Robert “Bob” Bittner! Robert has been an active hiker with the LA Trail Hikers for a few years. He has always been quite helpful on our hikes and has is highly knowledgeable with different trails in Los Angeles.  He has a fond appreciation for nature and is looking to share his experience with other hikers. He joins the group as the 12th active hike lead for the group. We look forward to his leadership as he begins his adventures with our group as one of our hike leads. Welcome Robert!

LATH Volunteers
We’re actively looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead team. So, if you’re interested in having us consider, make sure you submit your interest form to 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!

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be canceled (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 suit 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.

March & April 2017 LATH Hikes List

We’re looking forward to a beautiful set of Spring hikes!
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 5/01/2017 – 7:36 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)

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

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 #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

NEW LATH HIKE LEAD

We have a new LATH Hike Lead, Isabel Fonseca! Isabel has been an active hiker with the LA Trail Hikers. She is ready to get started with the group in this new way and looking to help motivate and inspire new hikers. We are happy to have her join the other 10 LATH Hike Leads (to up the number to 11) and have her take the group on many great adventures starting in 2017.

LATH Volunteers
We’re actively looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead team. So, if you’re interested in having us consider, make sure you submit your interest form to 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!

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be canceled (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 suit 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.

Camping at Yosemite for LATH Road Trip Hike

If you’ll want to camp during our LATH Yosemite Road Trip Hike on the weekend of May 20th, campground reservations can only be made on Sunday, January 15 at 7:00 am. Make sure you create a recreation.gov profile/account ahead of this date because these campgrounds get reserved in a matter of minutes or even seconds. Don’t lose out a campsite because you were creating a profile on the day of. Campsites to consider:

In the Yosemite Valley area
NORTH PINES
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/north-pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70927

LOWER PINES
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/lower-pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70928

UPPER PINES
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/upper-pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70925

Northwest of Yosemite Valley area
CRANE FLAT
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/crane-flat/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70930

HODGDON MEADOW
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/hodgdon-meadow/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70929

January & February 2017 LATH Hikes List

Every trail brings you a new year gift, health.
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 3/7/2017 – 11:37 AM

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)

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

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 #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

NEW LATH HIKE LEAD

We’d like to welcome aboard a new LATH Hike Lead, Yesenia Villa! Yesenia has been an active hiker with the LA Trail Hikers and has really been inspired by the group. She is excited about this new venture with the group and looking to help motivate and inspire new hikers. We are happy to have her join the other 9 LATH Hike Leads (to up the number to 10) and have her take the group on many great adventures starting in 2017.

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!

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be canceled (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.

November & December 2016 LATH Hikes List

Enjoy every hike like you would opening a holiday present.
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 12/30/2016 – 11:24 AM

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)

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY 2017

  • Sat – Jan 7 – Griffith Park – Hollywood Sign – (First LATH Hike of 2017) – Level 5 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

201611hikesFOLLOW #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

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!

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.

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!