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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2014 Grand Canyon Road Trip Hikes and Sign Up List!

We finally have the hikes list for the Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike.
Road Trip Hike details here: https://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/grand-canyon-south-rim/
HIKES RSVP:
Here at the 13 Grand Canyon Hikes. Sign up (RSVP) will be done via this spreadsheet: http://goo.gl/jdnhAx

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LEVEL 8 SIGN UP STATUS: Now filled to capacity  (updated 10-08-2014 4:46pm)

Aside from signing up for the specific hikes, let us know that you’ll be attending by RSVP’ing on our Facebook Event:
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/776348095709119/

HELPFUL CONNECTIONS:

CARPOOL LIST:
Need a ride, or have a ride to give, to the Grand Canyon? Why not carpool with fellow hikers. Or, simply let us know who you are riding with. Sign up here: http://goo.gl/UgsbEX

CAMPGROUND SHARE:
Have some spaces open at your campsite? Looking to see who else is camping? Let us know here: http://bit.ly/1klV7cI

LA Trail Hikers Open House (11-14-2013)

lathopenhouseThe LA Trail Hikers will be having an Open House Thursday, November 14, 2013. And you are invited to come!

ABOUT THE EVENT: Every so often, we like to meet with our hikers outside of the hiking scene to get 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). And, if you’re new to the group, this is a great starting place to get to know what the LA Trail Hikers are all about. 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 any future hikes you might want the group to consider doing. And, it’s always fun to see friendly faces outside of their normal hiking attire. 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 hike leads to get information and an idea of what it’s really like to be out on the hikes we do. 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 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.

TALKING POINTS:
Well be going over the following, but not limited to:

  1. November & December 2013 Hikes
  2. 2014 LATH Hiking Season
  3. Dog/Kid hike gauging.
  4. General Hiking Tips
  5. Looking Forward: Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike
  6. Hiking Gear Recommendations (boots/shoes, socks, items to carry
  7. Why use hiking poles?
  8. Any addtional Hike Lead Presentations
  9. LATH Toy Drive
  10. Hiking and Group Q&A

MEETING VENUE: We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  This will be our first time being hosted at by this coffee house. 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:Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time:7:00pm – 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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Information for the 2013 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike is now available

LATH Las Vegas - Mar, 23, 2013

LATH Las Vegas – Mar, 23, 2013

The hike details and meet up information for the LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike to Valley of Fire State Park, happening on March 23, 2013 is Online Pokies now available at the following link:

https://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/valley-of-fire-state-park-nv/

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions or plan on attending, let us know on this event’s FB Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/113565158823454/

We’ll see you there!

2011 LATH Season Closing Message

Dear Hiking Friends,

The 2011 LATH Hiking Season has come to a close, but not the hiking spirit in each one of you. You remain the same nature-bound souls who thrive on the discovery of a Los Angeles that is lesser known by many who live in it. Or as we like to say “Rediscover Los Angeles!” Each smile, laugh, and awe experienced at each hike and group social shows the positive effect this wonderful group can have on individuals. It’s because of you that the LA Trail Hikers continue to hike, grow, and develop. It seems that this group can turn a typical suburbanite into someone who can appreciate the beauty and benefits of nature that surrounds them. Each one of you hiked with us with such enthusiasm this season, not because you had to, but because you had a passion for it. And, that energy is the very fuel that makes the group stronger every year.

This season created some amazing memories for many hikers. Each smiling group picture tells a story of the places explored, the people who were there, and the significance of the group. Every new hiker was able to explore more of Los Angeles than they may have originally anticipated. And those who have continued with the group, each hike meant getting to meet new friends and exploring new trails along with the old. We hope this hiking season was just as exciting for you as it was for us.

When the group was first formed, the group was intended to encourage people to get outdoors to find local natural treasures around their home cities or within a short drive. It was also hoped that those same people would become part of a more active lifestyle to promote a better quality of life for themselves and those around them. We found that many believed the act of hiking could only be achieved through long road trips up to high mountains afar only after packing hiking equipment deemed fit for Mt. Kilimanjaro. This type of misunderstanding hindered many people from actually going out to a local, state or national parks for a simple walk. And because of this, the group does try to educate new hikers with information that is better understood for those who have only experienced street adventures rather than those on trails. It seems that the group hasn’t changed much since then. In fact, it seems that the little-hiking-group-that-could continues to do just what it was set to do without much effort. Of course, it has evolved into much more, but still follows the same founding ideas.

With time we introduced hike leads to move and inspire the group to progress along each trail. And now, the LATH Hike Leads are the backbone of the group and deserve special recoginition for putting their time, commitment and heart into the group. Each one of the following individuals has contributed to the success of the 2011 LATH Hiking Season and their efforts should be rightly recognized with special thanks. Each hike this season would not have been realized had it not been for them:

Effin Gentry
Elizabeth Brienza
Irma Padilla
Jason Bazalar
Lorena Rodriguez
Luis Salazar
Mona Ibrahim
Patricia De Leon
Pattie Soltero
Tony Ramos

On behalf of the Leadership Team (named above), I thank you for being part of the LA Trail Hikers and hope you have enjoyed 2011 with us just as much as we have with you. A joyous holiday season to you and your family. We go off on our winter break, but we’re looking forward to hiking with you all again come 2012!

Sincerely,

Jason Bazalar
Founder/Organizer/Hike Lead
LA Trail Hikers