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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!

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

merrygoroundmeetingpoint
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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.

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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
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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.

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.

LATH Beach Party 2016 – Between lifeguard towers 24 & 25

*** LATH BEACH PARTY UPDATE ***
*** MEET AT PIT BETWEEN LIFEGUARD TOWERS 24 & 25 ***
We will be at the fire pit directly between Life Guard Towers 24 & 25 (if you pass tower 25, you’ve gone too far).
 
As you enter Bolsa Chica State Beach, make sure you remain on the right lane so you get to enter into the right side parking. Once inside, you’ll drive past a few of the lifeguard towers and look for tower 24 and 25.
 

Also, there are restroom stop numbers. Drive into parking lot to the right of restroom stop #22 (you should see life guard tower 24 & 25 from this parking lot). We’ve got the fire pit right between both lifeguard towers

FULL PARTY DETAILS HERE: https://latrailhikers.com/2016/08/16/la-trail-hikers-beach-party-2016/

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LATH @ Dodger Stadium – Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016LATHdodgers
Join the LA Trail Hikers for a great social event on Saturday, July 30, 2016 as we head out to Dodger Stadium for a great night of baseball fun!  That night the Dodgers will be playing against the Arizona Diamond Backs. The game starts at 6:10pm. To be part of this event, simply purchase your tickets anywhere in the primary stadium area (does not include Right or Left Pavillion) and enjoy the game. During the 7th Inning stretch, we’ll get together for a picture at the Upper Reserve section 29 food court area (outside of the seating area, but inside the stadium ticket gates).

EVENT: LATH @ Dodger Stadium

WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Game Starts at 6:10pm)

HOW: Purchase your own Dodger Tickets (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/MLBEventInfo?orgid=8&agency=MLB&pid=8182888 or on dodgers.com) and enjoy the game at your leisure.

WHAT: We’ll be taking a group picture during the 7th Inning Stretch. Meet in the food court area outside of Upper Reserve section 29.

Please be there before the stretch begins so you can be in the group picture.  If you are on the opposite side of the stadium, or in the top deck, make sure you start to head out early so you don’t miss us.

WHERE:
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We look forward to seeing you there!

#GoLATH #ITFDB

LATH Hiking Tips & Tricks – July 26, 2016

2016hikingtipstricksandstoriesOn Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, we’ll be hosting our LATH Hiking Tips, Tricks, & Stories event at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea. The best part about this event is that it’s going to be brought to life by you! We’re looking to have our very own hikers take the stage, for a few of minutes, to talk about their great hiking experience tips, tricks, and stories!

A few examples topics: why wear hiking socks, footwear recommendations, hiking poles, gaiter use, why crampons/micro-spikes, getting an Adventure Pass, cleaning your hydration pack, importance of electrolytes, types of snacks to carry, tying your shoes for special cases, hiking etiquette, physical/mental health success stories, why you enjoy hiking with the LA Trail Hikers, what hiking means to you, importance of leave no trace, and any other fun little tips and tricks you use on the trails that might be helpful for other hikers to know.

Presenters/Speakers (so far: Updated 7/20 1:08pm):
Alex Escalona – Conditioning for a Hike: Walking posture & Nutrition
Jessica Tovar – The Ten Essentials – What are they & Why do I need to carry all this stuff?
Tony Ramos – Hiking the John Muir Trail
Bethany Guerrero & Drew Unser (of Oddity Odysseys) – The necessity of hiking to explore L.A.
…and you!

We highly encourage you to participate. Talks can run anywhere from 2 to 10 mins. Really it’s up to you. We’d love to hear what you have to share.

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MEETING VENUE:

Date:Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time:6:30pm – 7:00pm – Order drinks and treats
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Event Begins
Location:Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea
Street:5371 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, California 90032
FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/holygroundselsereno

We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  Please arrive 1/2 hour before 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!

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