Join us for a July hiking movie screening!

unnamedThis coming Tuesday, July 21, the LA Trail Hikers will have an opportunity attend an advanced screening of the 2015 movie, A WALK IN THE WOODS, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, and Kristen Schaal.  You must RSVP as noted beforehand, or you won’t be able to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

STATUS: EVENT IS NOW PAST. No More Availibility.
This venture will be offered on a  first come first serve basis until all seats are taken.

 

LOS ANGELES SCREENING:
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Real D Screening Room
Address: 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
RSVP: Must RSVP and receive confirmation to attend

ABOUT THE FILM:
Opening:                September 2, 2015
Directed by:         Ken Kwapis
Produced by:       Robert Redford, Bill Holderman, and Chip Diggins
Written by:           Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman
Starring:                 Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, and Kristen Schaal
Running Time:    104 minutes

A WALK IN THE WOODS is a road trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years.  Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.

FILM TRAILER:

 

Join us for a June hiking movie screening!

unnamedThis coming Tuesday, June 23, the LA Trail Hikers will have an opportunity attend an advanced screening of the 2015 movie, A WALK IN THE WOODS, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, and Kristen Schaal.  You must RSVP as noted before or you won’t be able to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

STATUS: EVENT HAS PASSED.
This venture will be offered on a  first come first serve basis until all seats are taken.

HOW TO RSVP:
To reserve your spot, you must email Caitlin Klein to RSVP: [email protected]
Provide the following in your email:
SUBJECT: LA Trail Hikers – A Walk In the Woods
Your Name
Your Contact Number/Email

Please note that the invitation is non-transferable.
*This is not a confirmation to attend – You must RSVP prior to the screening*

LOS ANGELES SCREENING:
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Wilshire Screening Room
Address: 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
RSVP: Must RSVP and receive confirmation to attend

ABOUT THE FILM:
Opening:                September 2, 2015
Directed by:         Ken Kwapis
Produced by:       Robert Redford, Bill Holderman, and Chip Diggins
Written by:           Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman
Starring:                 Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, and Kristen Schaal
Running Time:    104 minutes

A WALK IN THE WOODS is a road trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years.  Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.

FILM TRAILER:

 

2015 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike

2015lasvegasWe are happy to announce our 2015 LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike (Save the date)! We’ll be going out to Las Vegas on April 25, 2015, and our intended road trip hike(s) will be in the Mt. Charleston area (about 50 mins from the LV strip). This is your opportunity to start booking your accommodations in Las Vegas (or North Las Vegas if you’d prefer). However, we recommend booking in the area you’ll be staying/enjoying AFTER the hike event. Full details available here:
https://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/mount-charleston-nv/

November & December 2014 LATH Hikes

201411hikesIt’s almost time for the holiday season and our LATH Hike Leads have prepared a great list of hikes for November and December to close out the 2014 LATH hiking season.  We’ve had some great adventures in 2014, including our recent Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike!  Just so you know, that trip was one that the hike leads had planning on setting up for a few years, and it finally came to fruition! Throughout 2014, we’ve met many new hikers that have become part of, what our hikers have warmly called, our LATH family. We’re happy to have with us while we go on some great hikes in and around Los Angeles.  In addition, at the end of our hiking season, we have schedule a LATH Winter Break (details listed below the December hikes) to allow our hike leads to take a well deserved break. But hey, the season’s not done yet, so let’s get to that hikes list schedule and go on a LATH hike!

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 questions. So make sure you follow us on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
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BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE LINK BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.

HIKE LIST KEY:
Canceled Hike, Event, or Information

Added or Replacement Hike or Detail
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

LIST LAST UPDATED:  DEC 03, 2014, 5:23 AM

NOVEMBER
Sat – Nov 01 – Level 6 – North Etiwanda Preseve – 8:00 AM
Sun – Nov 02 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 9:00 AM
Wed – Nov 05 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Nov 08 – Level 2 – Arroyo Pescadero – 8:00 AM
Sun – Nov 09 – Level 6 – Schabarum Park – Powder Canyon – 8:00 AM (CANCELLED)
Sun – Nov 09 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Dante’s Peak – 8:00 AM – (REPLACEMENT HIKE)
Wed – Nov 12 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Nov 15 – Level 3 – Eaton Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Sun – Nov 16 – Level 4 – West Fork – Cogswell Dam – 8:30 AM
Wed – Nov 19 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Nov 22 – Level 7 – San Jacinto Peak– 7:30 AM
Sun – Nov 23 – Level 4 – El Prieto Canyon – 8:00 AM
Tue – Nov 25 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:30 AM
Wed – Nov 26 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Nov 28 – Level 4 – Claremont Hills Wilderness – 9:00 AM
Sat – Nov 29 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Sun – Nov 30 – Level 7 – Inspiration Point – 8:00 AM (CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN)

DECEMBER
Wed – Dec 03 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM (CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN)
Sat – Dec 06 – Level 5 – Mishe Mokwa – 8:30 AM
Sun – Dec 07 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Dec 10 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM  (Last LATH Hike of 2014)

LA TRAIL HIKERS – WINTER BREAK
From December 11, 2014 to January 6, 2015
During our Winter Break, the LA Trail Hikers group is dormant and will not schedule or lead any hikes. This allows our hikers and hike leads to enjoy the holiday season and take a well deserved break until we return at the start of the 2015 LATH Hiking Season.

2015 LATH HIKING SEASON
We will start the 2015 LATH Hiking Season on: Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

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/

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled (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 posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

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.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

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.

LA Trail Hikers Beach Party 2014

Sat - Aug 16 - LATH Beach Party 2014

Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party 2014

LOCATION UPDATE (8/16): We’ll be just left of Lifeguard Tower 22 @ Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Summer is here, and LA Trail Hikers are ready to enjoy  a day in the sun.  We’ll be taking a day off trails to celebrate the accomplishments of our LATH hikers with an all day beach party! This event starts early in the morning for some good swimming/sunbathing, and continues through the night for a great evening with a bonfire. Some hikers spend all day with us, and others come for part of the day or night. And best of all, it’s a potluck style event, so bring any good food and beverages to share with everyone!

SOCIAL EVENT: LA Trail Hikers – Beach Party 2014lifeguard_tower22

EVENT DATE: August 16, 2014

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

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: 22 (Just left of it)
Make sure to stay to your right as you enter the beach.

MEETING POINT:
Bolsa Chica State Beach
Life Guard Tower # 22 (on the left side)
17851 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

The entrance to the beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, about one and a half miles south of Warner Avenue.
Bolsa Chica State Beach is slightly south of Seal Beach and north of Huntington Beach.beach4

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The sun is out and the LA Trail Hiker are ready for their 2014 Beach Party! Join us to enjoy the wonderful combination of great food, friends and families at Bolsa Chica State Beach! This event is open to all our LATH Hikers.

EVENT RSVP:  Let us know you’re be attending! RSVP via FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

POTLUCK INFO: This is a potluck-style event so bring a dish and drinks to s2013-08-10 20.01.21hare with others.  Bringing something to the beach party?  If you have any portable cooking tools/Propane BBQ Grills (no charcoal grills), please feel free to bring them. Keep in mind that people like to volunteer to cook around the clock. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Let us know what goodies you’ll be bringing by putting your name and the items in the following form:

POTLUCK SIGNUP FORM
Bringing something?  Let us know: http://bit.ly/q9bGTB

 

BEACH GEAR: So what should you take with you? It’s very important that you bring a chair and don’t forget your beach towels and a sweater for later that night. You’ll want to have plenty of sunscreen and other beach-related items. However, we recommend you taking any of the following to make your day/evening at the beach a great experience:beachparty_night1

  • Sunscreen – You’ll be glad we reminded you.
  • Water – Keep in mind you’ll probably get thirsty and may want to have some around.
  • Beach Chairs – You’ll use these plenty for enjoying a relaxing beach day/night
  • Beach Blankets – When you want soak some sun, take an after-swim nap, or take a break from sitting/standing.
  • Towels/Swimwear – Think ahead and prepare for some fun in the water.
  • Coolers/Insulated Lunch Boxes – If you plan on bringing some food/refreshments that need to stay cold, you might consider bringing one.
  • 2013-08-10 16.17.06Beach/River Sandals – You may want to get into the water but with foot protection, so these may come in handy.
  • Sports Equipment – Bicycle, Football, Hula Hoops, Volleyball & net, and any other type of fun sports equipment you might want to share.
  • Beach Umbrellas – Keeps you under the shade.
  • Plastic Bag – Keep your wet clothes separate.
  • Throws/Blankets – Later in the evening you may want to cozy up with a blanket as it will get cold at night.
  • Sweaters/Long Pants – Again, it does get colder later in the evening. Keep yourself warm.
  • Firewood – Have any extra wood laying around? Bring some for our fire pit.
  • BBQ/Cooking Utensils – Do you have portable cookware? We’ll need some where to cook those burgers.
  • No enclosed tents, ez-ups and open tarps only. 
  • Other Recommendations? – Post them on our FB Event page.

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BEACH PARKING LOT FEE: $15.00 per vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle).  $20.00 for over-sized vehicles. It is best to arrive prior to 10 am to get good parking. 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 or later in the evening, not midday.  If you come after, you may get locked out out of a full parking lot. And they will only allow people in once a number of people have left. So please get there earlier in the day.

DOG FRIENDLY?: Not really. No Dogs on sand, they can be on a leash on paved multi-use trail (bike path) only. We recommend leaving your pets at home, or with a designated caretaker while you’re at this event.

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH INFO:

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 the event, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as bicycling, swimming, and all other beach activity may 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. We are not responsible for any loss or personal injury.

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July & August 2014 LATH Hikes

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NEW! LATH HIKES LIST FOR SEP & OCThttps://latrailhikers.com/2014/09/01/september-october-2014-lath-hikes/

Back in early 2008, a couple of friends engaged in a conversation that resulted in the talks about a waterfall hike out by Arcadia (Sturtevant Falls). One of those friends, Jason Bazalar, found an interest in going to see this waterfall he had never been to. And, to his delight, the other friend more than obliged to take him there for a hike. This small talk would eventually spark an invitation to friends for a series of ongoing hikes within the greater Los Angeles area. The email list requests came in and grew as more and more people found out about the group. It grew to a point where a simple website was created to keep everyone in the loop rather than having to add and email everyone.  The recreation of the group became quite consistent and it became a great way to pursue a healthier lifestyle. This small group eventually climb to a whooping 7 trails that were rotated on Sundays throughout the rest of the year.  After noticing what other hiking groups in the area had been doing (and participating in some of them too), it became clear that  this group felt comfortable enough to try and expand the idea of taking locals into their own L.A. backyards for hikes, while giving them a good reason to be physically active. The team needed to have a name, and the brainstorming began. Some ideas floated, and finally one was derived from all the ideas present. And, on August 17, 2009, the small group of hiking enthusiasts would become the group we all know today as the LA Trail Hikers. At the next hike that followed, Jason, who had been coordinating the hiking events from the beginning, and now founder of the group, announced to the group, “As of today, we are the LA Trail Hikers.” Since then, the group has seen many seasons of hikers, hike leads, and followers admire and participate with the group. At no point was it believed that it would be the strong and inspiring group that it is today. And, as many of you know, this group’s name has become synonymous with hiking in Los Angeles. On August 17, 2014, we’ll celebrating our 5th year anniversary as the LA Trail Hikers (aka LATH). We would like to make sure you’re part of it all by joining us on some great hikes. The LATH Hike Leads have been able to arrange a great set of hikes for the months of July and August, including our annual LATH Beach Party in Bolsa Chica State park to help us kick off our 5 year anniversary celebration.  We hope you’re able to make it to many of our hiking events. We thank you for your continued support and appreciate all the love you’ve shown for this little hiking group that could. Without further ado, we present our July & August 2014 LATH Hikes List.

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE DETAILS PAGE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.

HIKE LIST KEY:
Canceled Hike, Event, or Information

Added or Replacement Hike or Detail
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

JULY

amirs_garden

Sat – July 12 Amir’s Garden + Volunteer Garden Maintenance

Wed – Jul 02 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 03 – Level 3 – Will Rodgers State Park – 8:30 AM
Fri – Jul 04 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM
Sat – Jul 05 – Level 3 – Pointe Dume State Beach – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 06 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl – 9:00 AM
Mon – Jul 07 – Level 5 – Winter Creek – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 09 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 10 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:30 AM
Sat – Jul 12 – Level 4 – Amir’s Garden + Gardening Maintenance – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 13 – Level 4 – Fish Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 16 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jul 19 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 20 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 7:30 AM

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Sun – July 20 Echo Mountain

Wed – Jul 23 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Jul 25 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux – 8:00 AM  7:00 AM –  (Added to List)
Sat – Jul 26 – Level 5 – Brown Mountain Dam* – 7:00 AM – (Canceled)
Sat – Jul 26 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:00 AM – (Replacement Hike)
Sun – Jul 27 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 30 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 31 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)

AUGUST

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Sat – Aug 09 – Hollywood Sign

Sat – Aug 02 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 8:00 AM
Sun – Aug 03 – Level 1 – Ascot Hills – 8:00 AM
Wed – Aug 06 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Aug 08 – Level 10 – Catalina Island via Two Harbors* – 8:00 AM  8:30AM
Sat – Aug 09 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Sun – Aug 10 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Aug 13 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party @ Bolsa Chica State Beach* – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sun – Aug 17 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round  (LATH 5 Year Anniversary) – 5:00 PM
Wed – Aug 20 – Level 3 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Aug 21 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)

Sat - Aug 16 - LATH Beach Party 2014

Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party 2014

Sat – Aug 23 – Level 5 – Winter Creek – 6:00 AM
Sun – Aug 24 – Level 4 – Whitter – 4:00 PM
Wed – Aug 27 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Aug 30 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 10:00 AM
Sun – Aug 31 – Level 4 – El Prieto Canyon – 7:30 AM

NEW LATH HIKES LIST FOR SEP & OCThttps://latrailhikers.com/2014/09/01/september-october-2014-lath-hikes/

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/

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled (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 posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

FOLLOW LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team has begun working on our social media accounts to help keep you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking questions. So make sure you follow us on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

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Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

2014 GRAND CANYON ROAD TRIP HIKE (UPDATE)
The Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014

We’ve setup a page to start getting you ready for this Road Trip. Visit it here:
https://latrailhikers.com/hikes/road-trip-hikes/grand-canyon-south-rim/

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.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

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.

Join the LATH Digital Team

lath_digitalteamThe LA Trail Hikers are looking for some great outdoor and tech savvy volunteers to be part of their LATH Digital Team. We are looking to expand LATH by providing a stronger digital presence and become a great resource for lovers of nature, whether they hike with our trail team or not. If you would like to be part of a growing organization that is already making an impact out in nature make to let us know how you can help others from a digital front. #LATH

LATH Digital Team – Interest Form
If interested in possibly joining this new team, fill out the following form to let us know you’re interested:  CLICK HERE

 

A Thank You To A Fellow Leader

patriciadraftIt’s not easy getting started in an activity that we’ve never tried, or know much about, including hiking. The LA Trail Hikers group is composed of hikers with different experience levels. Those with years of hiking experience, and those with none. A while back the LATH Hike Leads talked about having a Beginner Hiker initiative which would make sure that we would provide entry level hikes for those just getting started with the group and/or activity. Of those who have committed to this agenda since then, Patricia De Leon was one of the hike leads who believed in and encouraged hikers to get started by leading quite a few of these beginner hikes. She was one of the first hike leads our new hikers would experience their first hikes through. Earlier this year, Patricia honorably stepped down as a LATH hike lead to pursue trails and adventures that would allow her to grow as a hiker in her own way. The group has quite understanding, and wished her the best in her future plans along a new path.

Today, the LA Trail Hikers would like to recognize her commitment and leadership, with the group, by giving her special thanks on behalf of all the LATH Hike Leads and every hiker who has hiked under her guidance. Although she is no longer leading for the group, she has noted that she would remain active when possible as a fellow hiker. For all her time and great judgement, and all the hikers who you have inspired, we thank you Patricia!

Patricia De Leon
LATH Hike Lead: 2010-2013
LATH FB Profile: “In pursuit of providing a better hiking experience, she will be providing beginners a better sense of preparedness and information. Her experience moving from beginner to hike lead has given her just the right attitude to help those starting off with the group.”

If you have ever hiked with Patricia, you may want to send her a personal thank you by leaving her a comment below:

September & October 2013 LATH Hikes

201309hikesAutumn is right around the corner, September 22 to be exact, and we are looking to have some great hikes to start the fall season. So you know we’re excited to bring you the LATH Hikes List for September and October. As you will notice, there is a variety of levels during both months. Including 5 new trails in October. For the first time in a few years, we’re giving the Hollywood Sign hike a break from the rotation. But don’t worry, it’ll be back in the next set of hikes. We’ll start September with a long weekend, so we’re taking Sunday (and Monday) off. Additionally, we’ll be holding our annual Halloween Costume Contest Hike on the last Weds in October. We look forward to all the costumes! Don’t forget to RSVP for these hikes when they are posted to our Facebook events section. It does help us communicate with attending hikers should there be any last minute changes, cancellations, recommendations, requirements, and words from our hike leads. We look forward to having you join us on a hike and enjoying nature with us.

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: When clicking on the links below, keep in mind that the associated hike information page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from, but will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first.

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Sep 15 – Parker Mesa Overlook

SEPTEMBER
Sun – Sep 01 – NO LATH HIKE (Enjoy a long weekend!)
Wed – Sep 04 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sep 07 – Level 3 – Eaton Canyon Falls8:00 AM 7:30 AM
Sun – Sep 08 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 8:00 AM
Wed – Sep 11 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Thu – Sep 12 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 6:30 PM
Sat – Sep 14 – Level 4 – Whittier – 7:30 AM
Sun – Sep 15 – Level 6 – Topanga – Parker Mesa Overlook – 7:30 AM
Wed – Sep 18 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sep 21 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 7:00 AM
Sun – Sep 22 – Level 5 – Hacienda Heights – 7:30 AM
Wed – Sep 25 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Sep 26 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl – 6:30 PM (Canceled)
Thu – Sep 26 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 6:30 PM (Replacement)
Sat – Sep 28 – Level 6 – Henninger Flats – 7:30 AM
Sun – Sep 29 – Level 1 – Sycamore Canyon – 8:30 AM

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Sep 28 – Henninger Flats

OCTOBER
Wed – Oct 02 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Oct 05 – Level 7 – La Jolla Canyon* – 6:30 AM
Sun – Oct 06 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:00 PM
Wed – Oct 09 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Thu – Oct 10 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 7:00 Online Blackjack PM
Sat – Oct 12 – Level 5 – Potato Mountain – 7:30 AM
Sun – Oct 13 – Level 6 – Brown Mountain – 7:00 AM (Canceled)
Sun – Oct 13 – Level 4 – El Prieto Canyon – 7:30 AM (Replacement)
Wed – Oct 16 – Level 5  Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Oct 19 – Level 6 – Solstice Canyon – 7:00 AM
Sun – Oct 20 – Level 2 – Malibu Point Dume* – 8:00 AM
Wed – Oct 23 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Thu – Oct 24 – Level 2 – Murphy Ranch Park* – 6:00 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)
Sat – Oct 26 – Level 7 – Inspiration Point – 7:30 AM
Sun – Oct 27 – Level 7 – Big Santa Anita Loop* – 6:00 AM
Wed – Oct 30 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont (Halloween Costume Contest) – 7:00 PM

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Oct 30 – Costume Contest Hike

 

Our new LATH Hikes List for Nov and Dec is now up. Check them out here: https://latrailhikers.com/2013/10/28/november-december-2013-lath-hikes/

HIKE LIST KEY:
Cancelled Hike or Information

Added or Replacement Hike
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending)

ADDITIONAL 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 posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

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/

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s details page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, 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/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.