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September & October 2018 LATH Hikes List

There is something special about hiking in the fall. Autumn is just amazing.
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming

THIS PAGE UPDATES CONSTANTLY. Last Updated: 9/24/2018 11:23 AM

NOTE: Hikes listed are linked to their details page only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. 

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

  • Wed – Oct 3 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round  – Level TBA – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Oct 6 – TBD
  • Sun – Oct 6 – TBD
  • Wed – Oct 10 – Griffith Park – Vermont– Level TBA – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Oct 13 – TBD
  • Sun – Oct 14 – TBD
  • Wed – Oct 17 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Oct 20 – TBD
  • Sun – Oct 21 – Echo Mountain – Level 5 – (Time TBA)
  • Wed – Oct 24 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level TBA – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Oct 27 – TBD
  • Sun – Oct 28 – Big Horn Mine – Level 3 – 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wed – Oct 31 – Griffith Park Halloween Hike (Location TBA) – Level 4 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 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/

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 #GoLATH or #LATrailHikers 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.

Happy 9th Anniversary LATH!

Today we celebrate 9th year anniversary as the LA Trail Hikers. 2009 – 2018. That’s quite a long time, but all the memories, stories, adventures, and friendships are thanks to all of you. Each one of you is an awesome hiker, but together we are the LA Trail Hikers!

What is your fondest hiking moment with the LA Trail Hikers? Share it with us on social media! Tag your post #GoLATH

Wed Night Hike 4/27 – Change of Meeting Point to Merry Go Round

There seems to be a special event happening at the Greek Theatre tonight (not part of the schedule). Since there is no parking available, we will be starting this hike from Merry Go Round Parking Lot #1 instead.

Please meet at Merry Go Round Parking Lot #1. Keep in mind that there may be other groups there, so make sure you look for LA Trail Hikers.

Map to Merry Go Round Lot #1: https://goo.gl/maps/M7rrCdirgd72

LA Trail Hikers Meet & Greet (06-29-2015)

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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LA Trail Hikers Meet & Greet (03-24-2015)

201503_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 Tuesday, March 24, 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:  All new, potential, and 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!

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

  1. Welcome to LA Trail Hikers!
  2. Introductions of LATH volunteers and their contributions
  3. LATH hikes list process & social media presence
  4. What we’ve done: 2014 LATH Hiking Season
  5. Participate: You’ll help us choose our National Trails Day 2015 hike.
  6. General Hiking Tips
    1. Why use hiking poles?
    2. Hiking socks & shoes
    3. Hydration (packs) and using reusable water bottles.
    4. Preparing for Level 5 hikes and up.
  7. What to expect from the Las Vegas Road Trip Hike
  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/739556399476589/

holygroundsMEETING VENUE: We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 6:30pm to 9:00pm.  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:Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time:6:30pm – 9:00pm (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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