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NOTE: YELLOW SHADING: Rex’s hikes for the week

The Hikes for the Week list below contains only free, non-repeating hikes in L.A. and Ventura Counties. I also have excluded hikes in Griffith Park and Mount Baldy as there are 1 or more group hikes nearly every day in those parks by one of the many Meetup groups, so see the Google calendar at the bottom of the page for those and all other scheduled hikes from around 50 meetup groups in most of Southern California.

THE HIKES FOR THE WEEK LIST IS USUALLY UPDATED ON SUNDAYS. HIKES MAY CHANGE. SO…FOR THE MOST UP-TO-THE-MINUTE LISTINGS, SEE THE AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE LINK ABOVE OR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)

ALSO: the Google calendar carries all Meetup hikes listed for several months ahead, or even next year. Just slide the arrow down on the right hand side of the calendar and check it out!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hike Calendar for August 1-8, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.


Monday, August 1

8:30am Emma Wood State Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Stough to Village Trail Car Shuttle

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Tuesday, August 2

6:45am 4 Ts-Timber, Telegraph, Thunder, on a Tuesday! http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Hikers-and-Peakbaggers/events/27623801/

9:00am Ray Miller Trail in La Jolla Canyon

9:00am Zoom, zoom, ZUMA - rock climbing event at Pt. Dume

4:30pm Evening hike to Manzanita Ridge - Via Mt Wilson Trail 10.5 miles RT 3500' gain

5:00pm Stunt High trail--PM Blaze: Calabala Boom-de-ay

6:00pm Michael's Rocky Peak (2,714') via Rocky Peak Fire Road

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park-Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, August 3

4:15pm Hike Inspiration Point - meet the Echo Mt Happy Hour group on the way down.

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike/ Cruzin the Conejo/ Lynnmere Loop

5:45pm Mini mid-Week Hike: Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest Dinner at Pasta Factory

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park-Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, August 4

8:00am Pt. Dume beach hike along the sand - Thursday's hike 8/4

9:30am Wildwood Ridge to Santa Rosa Valley - a Gentler Hike

5:00pm PM Blaze: Up To Castro & Big Pacific Views

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE


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Friday, August 5

9:00am Bridge to nowhere and beyond

6:00pm Thousand Oaks--In Search of...Shooting Star

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Saturday, August 6

7:00am Hermit Falls Hike and Swimming hole

7:00am Hike the West fork of the San Gabriel River.

7:00 AM Dillon Divide to Dutch Louie Flats

8:00am Beginners hike along the Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak

8:00am Mount Baldy via the Bear Canyon Trail - Whitney Warm-up

9:00am Lower Zuma Canyon with "Easy" Option

5:00 PM—Griffith Park

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Sunday, August 7

6:00am Sunday morning Pt. Dume rock climb.

6:30am Point Dume State Beach to Paradise Cove Beach Walk

8:00am Expert Hike: Mt. Baldy

8:00am Malibu Creek to MASH Site

9:00am Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area Hike

9:00am Piru Creek!

9:30am Westward to Zuma and Beyond Beach Hike with Food/Drinks Afterward!!!!

10:30am EATON CANYON FALL'S HIKE !!

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Monday, August 8

9:00am Oxnard Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hike Calendar for July 25-August 1st, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.

Monday, July 25

9:00am Ventura--Bubbling Springs Recreation Trail

9:00am Powder Canyon Trailhead - between 1 and 2 hour hike, Beginners Welcome

3:00pm Topanga Summit to Calabasas Peak

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Reseda to Eagle Rock via the Garapito Trail

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Tuesday, July 26

9:00am Saddle Peak Loop

5:00pm Leacock Trail above Temescal Canyon to Skull Rock--Pacific Palisades

5:00pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs

6:00pm Michael's Rocky Peak (2,714') via Rocky Peak Fire Road

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, July 27

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: La Jolla Canyon/ Ray Miller Overlook Loop

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, July 28

8:00am Escondido Falls beach hike, Malibu - Thurs hike 7/28

5:00pm PM Blaze: Miles Of Smiles On Mesa

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout—Verdugo Mts

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Friday, July 29

9:00am In Search of...Santa Paula Creek, Take One

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Saturday, July 30

7:00am Hike the 3 T-s.....Summit Thunder, Telegraph and Timber Mountains near Baldy
8:00am Mt Baden-Powell

9:00 am Solstice Canyon

9:00am Hike From Colorado to Korea - All Expenses Paid!

9:00am Rindge Dam

1:00pm--Four 8000 foot Peaks--Mt. Pinos to Cerro Noroeste and back--14 miler

4:00pm 4 MILE HIKE / POT LUCK PICNIC / STAR PARTY – TELESCOPES

5:45pm Evening Hike in the Verdugos

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Sunday, July 31

7:00am Baldy, West Baldy & the 3 T's (Our 5-Peak Traverse Special!)

7:00am Cold Creek Preserve

7:00am hike to Mt Islip and beyond

7:30am Cucamonga Peak

9:00am Smuggler's Cove-Palos Verdes Peninsula

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Monday, August 1

8:30am Emma Wood State Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hike Calendar for July 18-25, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday July 18

5:00pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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Tuesday, July 19

4:00pm Stoney Pointe park—Chatsworth-Climb & Dine

4:00pm PM Blaze: Dume To Zoom & Dinner Dovetail (4:00pm Start)

5:15pm Beach hike to dinner at Paradise Cove Cafe- the temporary return of the Titular!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:30pm Mountaingate/Gardenland/San Vicente Mtn--Nike site loop--In Brentwood

6:45pm Griffith Park--Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, July 20

4:15pm Hike Inspiration Point - meet the Echo Mt Happy Hour group on the way down.

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Triunfo Canyon/ White Horse Canyon Loop

6 PM—Heartbreak Hill in Agoura

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:15pm Mugu Peak--MID-WEEK BLUES CHASER

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park--Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, July 21

8:00am Solstice Cyn - beach hike this Thur 7/21 - (8am carpool from Kanan & Agoura Rd.)

9:30am Potrero Ridge in Newbury Park, a Gentler Hike

5:00pm PM Blaze: Saddle Peak With The JMT-Ready Instigator

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, July 22

8:00am Backpack and two night campout at Little Jimmy trail camp

9:30am Powder Canyon Trailhead - between 1 and 2 hour hike, Beginners Welcome   

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Saturday, July 23

7:30am Monrovia Canyon Park Waterfall

7:30am Mt Baldy Loop up Ski Hut down Devils Backbone

8:30am Hike Near the Ocean: Ray Miller Trail with a TWIST

8:45am Eagle Rock at Topanga Canyon

9:00am Mount Baldy - Whitney Warm-up

9:00am Santa Ynez Canyon/Falls & Quarry Canyon - A Hike into L.A. History

6:00pm Evening Hike in Griffith Park with Nikki

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Sunday, July 24

7:00am Water Fun Hike: Bridge to Nowhere (Intermediate)

7:00am T-E-C-B-O / 5 PEAKS / SUPER HIKE

8:30am Short, Dog Friendly, Beginners Hike to Saddle Peak

9:00am Bridge To Nowhere - water hike

10:00am BRIDGE TO NOWHERE - COOL WATERFALL HIKE / SWIM & La TOLTECA RESTAURANT

11 AM—Temescal Canyon—Pacific Palisades

3:30pm Westridge trail-Brentwood--Sierra Club Fundraiser hike

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Monday, July 25

9:00am Ventura--Bubbling Springs Recreation Trail

9:00am Powder Canyon Trailhead - between 1 and 2 hour hike, Beginners Welcome

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Monday, July 11, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for July 11-18, 2011--Click here for full calendar

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday, July 11

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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Tuesday, July 12

5:00pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset

5:30pm China Flat - Exploratory The Other Way....

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park-Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, July 13


5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Brasserie

5:30pm Palos Verdes--Calle De Arboles - Via La Selva, Adjacent Trail

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain - Full Moon

6:30pm Ballona Wetlands and City lights view trail--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park -- Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, July 14

8:00am Malibu Creek State Park, Century Lake & Rock Pond - Thurs Hike July 14th

9:00am Ventura--Arroyo Verde Park Loop

9:00am Los Pinetos Trail in Placerita Canyon
           
5:00pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble

6:00pm Full Moon Hike: Parker Mesa Overlook

6 PM—Sulphur Mountain—Ojai

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

7:00pm Thurs Full Moon Hike: Cheeseboro Canyon Park

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Friday, July 15

6:30pm A Hike for the Dogs with a Full Moon at...Rocky Peak!

6:30pm Full Moon Hike...Griffith Park

7:00pm Saddle Peak--Friday Night Full Moon Party Hike

7:00pm Full Moon Overnight trip to Mount Baldy

7:00pm Moonlight Hike above La Canada - k9 friendly

7:00pm Yoga and Hiking Retreat at Harwood Lodge

7:30pm Thousand Oaks-- Full Moon & Sunset Twilight Hike (+Mercury!)

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Saturday, July 16

7:00am Hike to Ice House Saddle, Cucamonga Peak

7:00am Water Fun Hike: Bridge to Nowhere (Intermediate)

7:30am Mt. Baldy via Blue Ridge Trail, Pine Mountain & Dawson Peak/8 Miles/4000' Gain

8:00am Puente Hills-Early Morning Bird Hike

8:00am Mt. Pinos to Mt. Abel-14 Miler Out and Back near Frazier Park

8 am--Old Mt. Baldy-Mt San Antonio(10,064') Via Manker Flat (6,160')11.5 miles/4,300'G

8:15am Hike Pico Canyon with Allen and Jim!

8:30am 5 Peaks Baby (The Original) - IslipHawkinsThroopBurnhamBaden-Powell

5:00pm Hike In Griffith Park for Eastsiders ONLY

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Sunday, July 17

6:30 Am—Cucamonga Peak

7:30am Orienteering @ Mt. Pinos w/LAOC

8:00am Icehouse Canyon

8:00am Switzer Falls and Bear Canyon

8:30am Expert Hike: 3T Hike (Timber, Telegraph, Thunder Mts) from Icehouse Trail head.

9:00am Las Virgenes-Cheseboro Canyon Loop Classic

10:30am Beginner's Hike and Potluck at the Paramount Ranch

11:00am Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades

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Monday July 18

5:00pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for July 4-11, 2011--Click here for full calendar

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday, July 4

7:00am On July 4th-Cucamong(8,859)BH(8,447)Ontari(8,693)semi-loop/16 miles/6K'+/- Gain

7:30am Mt. Baldy from Manker Flat
7:30am Mt. Baldy from Manker Flat (Intermediate Plus)

8:30am Griffith Park - Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood

8:30am Ventura--Loon Point Beach Circle.

9:00am Temescal Canyon Loop

10:00am Crystal Lake--July 4th Celebration: Hike and Picnic Crystal Lake (All Levels Easy- Strenuous)

11:00am It's gonna be hot--Let's Get Wet at Bouquet Falls, plus climb Bee Peak

6:00pm Fine Dining and Fireworks Viewing on Echo Mtn.

6:15pm July 4th to Echo Mountain at Night

7:15pm FOURTH OF JULY PARTY HIKE—Thousand Oaks
           
7:30pm Santa Rosa Hills in Glendale--4th of July Viewing Hike - Rose Bowl Fireworks

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Tuesday, July 5

7:00am Tuesday on Cooo Caaaa Mon Gaaaaa!

9:00am Fryman Canyon/ Franklin Canyon Crazy 8

4:00pm Stoney Pointe park in Chatsworth--Climb & Dine

5:00pm PM Blaze: Ocean Views From Boney Trail—Thousand Oaks

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

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Wednesday, July 6

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Wildwood Park/ Lizard Rock/ Paradise Falls

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, July 7

5:00pm PM Blaze: Canyon Carving Up To Castro Crest

6:00pm Eagle Rock-Topanga--TGI-Thursday Hike!!!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot (Thursday)

6:45pm  Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "Newbie"

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Friday, July 8

6:30pm Griffith Park FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE !

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Saturday, July 9

7:00am Hike to Ice House Saddle, Kelly's Camp, Ontario Peak.

7:00am Switzer Picnic Area to Bear Canyon

8:00am Hike Whitney Canyon-It's local, easy, and COOL!

9:30am Hike Zuma Canyon

10:00am Hike to Fish Canyon Falls

3 pm--LET'S GET WET--EXPLORE THE FALLS BELOW THE GROTTO AT CIRCLE X RANCH—in west Malibu

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Sunday, July 10

8:30am A Beginners Hike To Solstice Canyon Waterfall

11:00am Fryman Canyon Park

6:00pm The Godless Supper, West LA (Westside)

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Monday, July 11

9:00am McGrath State Beach--Ventura

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Friday, July 1, 2011

New July 4th--Let's get wet hike!

Friends,

I just discovered the stair-step falls in Bouquet Canyon, so I'm leading a hike there on Monday July 4th. It'll be hot, so it'll be a nice way to cool off.
Here's the info:
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/23987791/

Also, please let me know whether the automatic "Google--Feedburner" email system that sends out my weekly calendar of hikes to my subscribers is working. I've been changing settings to make it work properly.

Please reply to me at rexfrankel@yahoo.com if you got this email.
Thanks, Rex Frankel

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: