201506_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 Monday, June 29, 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:  Anyone interested in hiking and joining our group.  Those who have just started with us and all 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!

20150606_hollywoodsignTALKING POINTS:
We’ll be going over the following, but not limited to:

  1. Welcome to LA Trail Hikers!
  2. Introductions of present LATH volunteers and their contributions
  3. LATH hikes list process & social media presence
  4. What we’ve done so far during the 2015 LATH Hiking Season (Jan – Jun)
  5. Recap of the Las Vegas Road Trip Hike – Mt. Charleston
  6. General Hiking Tips
    1. Sungear for summer hiking
    2. Hiking socks & shoes
    3. Hydration (packs) and using reusable water bottles.
    4. Preparing for Level 5 hikes and up.
  7. Participate: What to expect at the 2015 LATH Beach Party
  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/994559220562954/

holygroundsMEETING VENUE: We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  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:Monday, June 29, 2015
Time:6:30pm – 8:30pm (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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