Merry Christmas LA Trail Hikers!

Thanks everyone for making this year a spectacular one for me and all your fellow hikers. This group has definitely been a big part of my life since its inception and I’m a very grateful for all the friendly faces I’ve seen on the hikes. I would like to give special recognition all the hike leads for the commitment and leadership they contributed to the group. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have been able to go on all of this year’s great adventures. And, I hope each and everyone of you who joined us has a warm memory to share about the group. To each and every one of you, I say thanks for making our little hiking group one of the best ones out in Los Angeles! Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Jason Bazalar
LA Trail Hikers Founder/Hike Lead

LATH will NOT go to the Happiest Place on Earth (UPDATE: CANCELLED)

Sorry Everyone! We may control the events, but we don’t control mother nature. Sunday is set for rain with a 70% precipitation schedule. Sadly, we must cancel our Disneyland event. But cheer up because we have many future events to come next year with all you good looking people!

The LA Trail Hikers will be going to Disneyland! We’ll hiking Matterhorn Mountain….just kidding. We’ll be taking a break from hiking and will enjoy what the Happiest Place on Earth has to offer. We’ll be attending as a group and hope to stay together for the rest of the night, however, we understand if you decide to go your own way after being with the group for bit. We hope you join us on this fun-filled event. They will have the Winter decorations up, so it’s much more festive! The information for the meet up is listed below:

EVENT DATE: Sunday, December 19, 2010


: 9:00AM


MEET UP LOCATION:  The letter “L” of the CALIFORNIA sign between the two park entrances.  (LATH starts with L)

Each participant will be accountable for their own ticket/parking/expenses to this event.   If you need pricing information, you can visit the Disneyland website:

We suggest the 1-Day 1-Park Ticket for this event, but you can get which ever you wish.

PARKING: Please note that there is a cost for parking. You can find the information at the following page:


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 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 in or outside of the park. You are fully responsible for yourself.

LA Cancer Challenge Meet Up Information

LA Trail Hikers Team Meeting point:
The map shows a handicap parking area on the west part of the expo. Our official meeting time will be at 8:00am (for our 5K). Our 10K runners will start at 7:30am  (so you will have to be there before the rest of us) and our 5K walkers/runners will start at 9am. Thanks for everyone’s support!

MAPS (.pdf):

MAP (Based on PDF’s):


In order to save time on race morning, we encourage you to pick up your running bib, timing chip, performance t-shirt and gift bag on Saturday, October 30th from noon until 4 p.m. at our packet pick up location on the VA Grounds. (NOTE: You can pick up other team members’ packets).

  • Packet Pick Up: Saturday, October 30 from 12-4pm at the LACC race day location

Here is a very useful link directly from the LA Cancer Challenge website specifically explaining the race day schedule and the parking situation:

Condensed LACC Event Schedule:

  • 7:30 am: 10K Start
  • 8:00 am: Morning Program Begins

o   Including Team Tribute Video

  • 9:00 am: 5K Start
  • 10:15 am: Kids Can Cure Fun Run Start

o   Costume Parade and Costume Contest directly following Kids’ Run

  • 11:00 am: Awards and Chance Drawing

Fun Expo Activities

  • Pancake Breakfast (opens at 8 am)

o   If you haven’t bought your $5 ticket yet, make sure and do so race morning in the Pancake Breakfast Expo area! The pancakes are delicious!

  • Purple Manicure and Glitter Tattoo booth

o   Buy OPI’s Purple with a Purpose nail polish for only $2!

  • Chance Drawing

o   Visit the Prize Booth, buy raffle tickets, and have a chance at winning awesome prizes including an iPad, Disneyland tickets, and relaxing getaways…

  • Kids Can Cure Zone

o   Kids can jump in the moon bounce and decorate pumpkin arts and crafts surrounded by fun Halloween decorations

Social Event – LA Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run (10-31-2010)

The LA Trail Hikers will be embarking on new group territory by participating in this year’s L.A. Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run on October 31, 2010. This will be the 13th annual run of this event, and a first for the LA Trail Hikers.   The goal of this challenge is to fund raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research. As team “LA Trail Hikers,” the group will partake in the 5K walk/run. They have a fundraiser page provided by the LA Cancer Challenge page where you can join their group or help support the cause. The LA Trail Hikers are very excited to push their positive efforts for good causes.

You can find the group’s donation here (donations must be made to a team member’s individual page to increment the group’s amount):

Team Captain: Jason Bazalar
The current fundraising goal is: $2,000
The current team member recruitment goal is: 60

Everytime the fundraising goal is met, the goal will be increased by $500.
Everytime the team member recruitment goal is met, the goal will be increased by 5.

To be on the LATH team, you must register for the event and choose join the “LA Trail Hikers” team, you can then have people donate to your page and it will increase the team’s overall fundraising amount :

5/10K Registration: $35.00
Includes: Chip timed event, performance t-shirt, bib and runner’s gift bag.
Mail In Registration must be postmarked by Friday, October 22
Online Pre-Registration closes at midnight on Saturday, October 23
NOTE: Children under the age of 13 who wish to run the 5 or 10K AND be chip timed should register for the 5/10K, not the Kids Can Cure Fun Run.

To increment the team’s fundraising goal:
1. Register and join the “LA Trail Hikers” team.
2. Any person who donates to your personal fundraising page will increment the group’s overall goal.

Can’t be there the day of the event? You can still be on the LA Trail Hiker team as a Virtual Runner.

Click Here to Donate

Social Event – Plan Upcoming Hikes and Leads (09-22-2010)

The LA Trail Hikers will be meeting on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 to organize the trails they want to do in the months of October and November. It is a great way to plan out a few Sundays ahead of time so you can invite others accordingly. We will also like to have different hikers volunteer to lead some of the hikes. Any other ideas, comments, or suggestions will be welcome. We may even be able to plan some scouting for new hikes. This is also a great opportunity for new and prospective members to meet with current hikers to get information and an idea of what we do.

We’ll get together at Casa De Luna Coffee House at 7:30pm (we will have the back room reserved for us). By the way, they have great coffee & Tea. All members/fans of LA Trail Hikers are welcome to join in on this event to provide us some feedback. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Casa De Luna Coffee House
9835 Belmont st
Bellflower, CA

Potluck Hike – Monrovia Canyon Falls

Hey Everyone,

The LA Trail Hikers will be having their first HIKE + POTLUCK this coming Sunday, August 22, 2010.  We hope you can join us.  We’ll be posting a listing of people and the items they are signed up for. It is not a requirement for you to bring anything, but any additions will be greatly appreciated.  You can see the details at the hike details page here:

Evening Hikes at Griffith Park

I thought it would be fun to have some evening hikes out during the week in Griffith Park.  I’ll try to keep these interesting.  It is always important to hike with a buddy and Live Sex try to keep from obstructing anyone else’s evening experience by not bringing a white light flash light. Instead please use a red,blue, or green light. You’ll see them posted as we have them.

Bridge to Nowhere – Hiker Note

All hikers who will be attending the Bridge to Nowhere hike, it is important for you to read through all the details found on the hike page linked below. We reviewed the hike and have changed the level of the hike from level 6 to level 7, increasing in difficulty.

We want to make sure that all hikers are well aware of what this hike entails. It is not a beginner hike and must be considered with a little more care as we’ll encounter heat factors that may impact the group’s performance. If you feel you are fully capable of doing this hike, we’ll see you and all your minimum hiking essentials on Sunday.