LATH Blood Drive

The LA Trail Hikers will be doing something of extraordinary value to our community by donating blood this coming Saturday, August 27, 2011.  Just like hiking group revitalizes the life of our hikers, we are looking to help those in need of this life source. At least once every year, we will continue to give back in one way or another. Last year we participated in a 5K/10K walk/run for pancreatic cancer research. This year, we intend to go under the needle (literally) to show what our group can do for others. Join us as we  go out to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to go and donate. There is no need to be a prior hiker, or a hiker for that matter. So invite as many people as you can…together we can help enrich and save lives!

EVENT: LATH Blood Donation Drive

EVENT TIME: 9:00 am
(Although we are meeting as a group at this time, please note that the donation center will be open until 12:30pm to all individual later comers)

EVENT ORGANIZERS:  Pattie Soltero & Jason Bazalar

EVENT MEETING LOCATION:
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Meet in the Hospital Lobby)
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

QUICK INFO:
– Goal: 30 Blood Donors
– Each donor needs to be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds.
– Parking will be validated!
– All donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream from Baskin Robbins!
– Last day to RSVP: August 25, 2011 on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184008098334881
– It is recommended that you do no (strenuous) physical activity for 24 hours. For this reason we will have an easy evening hike the next day (Sunday).

WHAT TO EXPECT:
1) You will read an Information Sheet and decide if you should give blood that day.
2) You will be asked questions about your medical history.
3) You will be asked to sign your form. The form says that you understand this sheet and that you have honestly answered all of our questions.
4) You will be given an opportunity to mark the Confidential Unit Exclusion ballot to let us know, in private, if we should or should not give your blood to another person.
5) The following will be measured: blood pressure, pulse and temperature and test a sample of your blood for anemia.
6) you will give blood and then relax for a while.

INFORMATION SHEET (Please Read):
CHLA Blood Donation Info Sheet

MAP & DIRECTIONS:

August and September 2011 Hikes

LA Trail Hikers List of hikes for August and September 2011*:

AUGUST
Thursday August 11 – Lower Arroyo Seco (Evening) (Level 1)
Sunday August 14 – Hollywood Sign (Level 5)
Wednesday August 17 – LATH 2 Year Anniversary Potluck Hike – Griffith Park (Evening) (Level 4)
Thursday August 18 – Whittier (Evening) (Level 4)
Saturday August 20 – La Tuna Canyon (Level 5) 
Sunday August 21 – Eaton Canyon Falls (Level 5)
Thursday August 25 – Cherry Canyon Park (Evening) (Level 3)
Saturday August 27 – LATH Blood Drive @ Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Sunday August 28 – Griffith Park III (Evening) (Level 4)

SEPTEMBER
Thursday September 1 – Ernest Debs Park (Evening) (Level 4)
Saturday September 3 – Rose Bowl (Level 3) 
Sunday September 4 – Topanga – Eagle Rock (Level 5)
Monday September 5 – Oak Creek (Level 7)
Thursday September 8 – Whittier (Evening) (Level 4)
Saturday September 10 – Arroyo Pescadero (Level 2)
Saturday September 10 – Palos Verdes (Level 4)
Sunday September 11 – Cherry Canyon Park (Level 4)
Thursday September 15 – LATH Open House @ Casa De Luna Coffee House
Saturday September 17 – Eaton Canyon Falls (Level 5)
Sunday September 18 – Claremont Hills Wilderness (Level 4)
Saturday September 24 – Bridge to Nowhere (Level 7)
Sunday September 25 – Griffith Park – Dante’s Peak (Level 4)
Thursday September 29 – Lower Arroyo Seco (Evening) (Level 1)

*Please note that, although not listed above, we will continue to have our on weekly Wednesday Night hikes out at Griffith Park and will be posted accordingly.

NOTE: The hike detail pages will not have the updated information, but will display the correct dates, times, and assigned hike lead as the hike approaches its scheduled date.

LA Trail Hikers Beach Party 2011


**EVENT UPDATE: We will be  between lifeguard tower 24 and 25 at Bolsa Chica. Please remember that there is a parking fee per vehicle, so don’t forget to bring some cash. We’ll see you all there!**

SOCIAL EVENT: LA Trail Hikers – Beach Party 2011

EVENT DATE: August 6, 2011

EVENT TIME: 8:00am – 10pm (All Day Event)

MEETING POINT:
Bolsa Chica State Beach
17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

The entrance to the beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, about one and a half miles south of Warner Avenue. Latitude/Longitude: 33.6603 / -117.9983

LIFE GUARD TOWER: Between Lifeguard Tower 24 and 25

ITEM SIGNUP: Bringing something to the beach party? Let us know what goodies you’ll be bringing by putting your name and the items in this form: http://bit.ly/q9bGTB

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The sun is hot and the LA Trail Hiker are ready for their 2011 Beach Party! Join us to enjoy the wonderful combination of great food, friends and families at Bolsa Chica State Beach!

This is a potluck-style event so bring a dish and drinks to share with others. It’s very important that you bring a chair and don’t forget your beach towels and a sweater for later that night. We recommend plenty of sunscreen and other beach-related items.

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 and spend the day. We will have many BBQ’s there and will be cooking all day. Hope to see you all there!!!

PARKING FEE: $15.00 per vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle)

INFORMATIVE LINKS:

MAP (Click on the Marker):

Social Event – LA Trail Hikers Open House (07-28-2011)

The LA Trail Hikers will be having an Open House on Thursday, July 28, 2011. We’ll be having lead hikers answering questions about the type of hikes we do, recommended equipment, and anything else you wanted to know about hiking with us. This is also a great opportunity to tell us about any future hikes you might want the group to consider doing. Any other ideas, comments, or suggestions will be welcome. 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 tell you how you can Rediscover Los Angeles!

Items to be discussed:

  1. Challenges and Gear Preparation for the Bridge to Nowhere Hike (Water, Rash Ointment, Water, Long Brimmed Hats, Water, Absolutely No Jeans, Water, Light colored clothing, Water, River Sandals, etc.)
  2. Picture taking on hikes levels 5 and up.
  3. Dog/Kid hike gauging.
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Bug Repellent
  6. Hiking Shoes/Boots & Socks
  7. LATH Beach Party
  8. Hiking poles
  9. Other hike related topics by you!

We’ll get together at Casa De Luna Coffee House, in Bellflower,  at 8:00pm . By the way, they have great coffee & Tea. 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!

NOTE: Casa De Luna Coffee House will offer hikers a 20% discount on their purchases on the day of the event.

Date:
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time:
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
Casa De Luna Coffee House
Street:
9835 Belmont st
City/Town:
Bellflower, CA

 

http://www.casadelunacoffeehouse.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Casa-De-Luna/264584832044

MAP:

June and July 2011 Hikes

List of hikes for June and July (+ Beach Party August date) 2011:

JUNE
Saturday June 4 – Arroyo Pescadero ( Level 2 )
Sunday June 5 – Henninger Flats ( Level 5 )
Saturday June 11 – Ernest Debs Park ( Level 3 )
Sunday June 12 – Arcadia Waterfall ( Level 4 )
Saturday June 18 – Rose Bowl ( Level 1 )
Sunday June 19 – Monrovia Canyon Falls ( Level 4 )
Saturday June 25 – Bridge to Nowhere ( Level 8 ) – ADVANCED GROUP
Sunday June 26 – Hollywood Sign ( Level 5 )

JULY
Saturday July 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco ( Level 1 )
Sunday July 3 – Echo Mountain (Evening) ( Level 5 )
Monday July 4 – Griffith Park II ( Level 4 )
Saturday July 9 – Fish Canyon Falls ( Level 4 )
Sunday July 10 – Eaton Canyon Falls Whittier ( Level 5 )
Saturday July 16 – Solstice Canyon ( Level 2 )
Sunday July 17 – Winter Creek ( Level 6 )
Saturday July 23 – Inspiration Point ( Level 8 )
Sunday July 24 – TBA
Saturday July 30 – TBA
Sunday July 31 – Bridge to Nowhere ( Level 7 )

AUGUST (Only to identify the beach party)
Saturday August 6 – Beach Party – Bolsa Chica
Sunday August 7 – No Hike

Day at the Happiest Place on Earth

The LA Trail Hikers will be going to Disneyland! We’ll be 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 day, 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. Last time we attempted this trip, we had some wet weather, but this time around we should be having sunny Southern California weather. The information for the meet up is listed below:

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 21, 2011

MEET UP TIME: 9:00AM

EVENT ORGANIZER: Jason Bazalar

MEET UP LOCATION:  The interim DISNEYLAND sign in between the two park entrances, directly behind the main ticket booths.

TICKET INFORMATION:
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:

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/

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:

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/parking/

MAP:

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.

Social Event – LA Trail Hikers Open House (05-17-2011)

The LA Trail Hikers will be having an Open House on March 17, 2011. We’ll be having lead hikers answering questions about the type of hikes we do, recommended equipment, and anything else you wanted to know about hiking with us. This is also a great opportunity to tell us about any future hikes you might want the group to consider doing. Any other ideas, comments, or suggestions will be welcome. 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 tell you how you can Rediscover Los Angeles!

We’ll get together at Casa De Luna Coffee House, in Bellflower,  at 7:30pm . By the way, they have great coffee & Tea. 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!

NOTE: The LA Trail Hikers will not provide any free items (food and drinks). We’re just hosting it there.

Date:
Tuesday,  May 17, 2011
Time:
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location:
Casa De Luna Coffee House
Street:
9835 Belmont st
City/Town:
Bellflower, CA

 

http://www.casadelunacoffeehouse.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Casa-De-Luna/264584832044

MAP:

March, April, and May 2011 Hikes

List of hikes for March, April, and May 2011:

MARCH
Sunday Mar 6 – Winter Creek (Level 6) CANCELLED
Sunday Mar 6 – Hacienda Heights (Level 5) REPLACEMENT HIKE
Saturday Mar 12 – Whittier (Level 5)
Sunday Mar 13 – North Etiwanda (Road Trip) (Level 5)
Saturday Mar 19 – Rose Bowl (Level 1) CANCELLED
Saturday Mar 19 – Lower Arroyo Seco (Level 1) REPLACEMENT HIKE
Sunday Mar 20 – Monrovia Canyon Falls (Level 4) CANCELLED – EXPECTED RAIN
Saturday Mar 26 – Lower Arroyo Seco  (Level 1)
Sunday Mar 27 – Arcadia Waterfall (Level 4) CANCELLED – DUE TO RAIN

APRIL
Saturday Apr 2 – Rose Bowl (Level 1)
Sunday Apr 3 – Skull Rock (Level 6)
Saturday Apr 9 – Red Rock, Las Vegas (Road Trip) (Level 4)
Sunday Apr 10 – Echo Mountain (Level 5)
Saturday Apr 16 – Fish Canyon Falls (Level 5)
Sunday Apr 17 – Topanga – Parker Mesa (Level 6)
Saturday Apr 23 – Lower Arroyo Seco (Level 1)
Sunday Apr 24 – Claremont Hills Wilderness Loop (Level 5)

MAY
Sunday May 1 – Hollywood Sign (Level 5)
Saturday May 7 -Lower Arroyo Seco (Level 1)
Sunday May 8 – Echo Mountain (Level 6)
Sunday May 15 – Ernest Debs Park (Level 4)
Saturday May 21 – LATH @ Disneyland
Sunday May 22 – Griffith Park Evening Hike (Level 4)
Sunday May 29 – TBA (Level TBA)*

Additional night hikes (Levels 2-5) and advanced hikes (Levels 8-10) will be announced as decided.

* Pending confirmation and/or information.

Note: Our hike pages may not be yet updated, but will display the correct dates and times as the hike comes near.

January and February 2011 Hikes (Updated)

A list of hikes for January and February 2011:

Sunday Jan 9 – Echo Mountain ( Level 5 )
Sunday Jan 16 – Eaton Canyon Falls ( Level 3 )
Sunday Jan 23 – Hollywood Sign ( Level 5 )
Saturday Jan 29 – Fish Canyon Falls ( Level 5 )
Sunday Jan 30 – Temescal Canyon ( Level TBA )

Saturday Feb 5 – Arroyo Pescadero ( Level 2 )
Sunday Feb 6 – Griffith Park III ( Level 4 )
Saturday Feb 12 – Rose Bowl ( Level 1 )
Sunday Feb 13 – Eagle Rock ( Level 5 )
Saturday Feb 19 – Fish Canyon Falls ( Level 5 ) CANCELLED
Sunday Feb 20 – Inspiration Point ( Level 8 )
Sunday Feb 27 – La Verne ( Level 5 ) CANCELLED

Additional night hikes (Levels 2-5) and advanced hikes (Levels 8-10) will be announced as decided.

Note:  Our hike pages may not be yet updated, but will display the correct dates and times as the hike comes near.

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

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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!
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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

MEET UP TIME: 9:00AM

: 9:00AM

EVENT ORGANIZER: Jason Bazalar

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

TICKET INFORMATION:
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:

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/

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:

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/parking/

MAP:

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.