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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, October 30, 2011

Hike Calendar for October 31st--November 7, 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, October 31

8:30am Ventura--Foster Park

9:15am  Camarillo--4th Annual Scary Dairy Halloween Hike, 7 miles/700'

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm Playa del Rey--LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, November 1

4:00pm PM Blaze: Dume Road To Zuma Ridge (4:00pm start)

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, November 2

9:00am Eagle Rock Loop in Topanga State Park

4:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Brasserie

5:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

5:30pm Hike to Echo Mountain

5:30pm Hump Day Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 4-5 mrt

6:30pm Simi Valley--An Evening on Mt McCoy

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, November 3

4:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Road to Castro Crest (4:00pm start)

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

5:45pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Playa del Rey--THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE AN DINNER

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

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Friday, November 4

8:30am Eco Kids at Vasquez rocks--easy hike

8:30am  Ojai--NORDOFF PEAK VIA COZY DELL TRAIL

4:00pm Ladyface Reverse Loop


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Saturday, November 5

6:30am Fall colors Hike to Big Sycamore Canyon

7:00am Mt. Wilson - Devore Camp Loop

7:45am Throop Pk (9138'), Mnt Burnham (8997'), and Mnt Baden Powell (9399').

8:00am East fork San Gabriel river overnite, Vincent Gap to East Fork trailhead

9:00am Mesa Peak The Hard Way

9:30am Mishe Mokwa Trail and Sandstone Peak

9:30am Placerita Canyon

10:30am Devil's Punchbowl in Pearblossom - An Exploratory

2:00pm Griffith Park --Hike to the Observatory

3:00pm Griffith Park - Amirs Garden

4:00pm Chantry flat--Say goodbye to the sun (and daylight savings) on a Saturday night twilight hike

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Sunday, November 6

6:30am PLEASANT VIEW RIDGE "In search of ..."

8:00am Community Native Garden Maintenance

9:00am Cienega Canyon Loop

9:00am Introducing WTC-Hike to Echo Mountain

9:00am LA Food Bank Thanksgiving Hike @ Griffith Park

9:00am Quest for Matilija Falls (aka: Between Linda & the Telescope)

9:00am Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch

10:00am Paramount Movie Ranch Potluck hike - Easy Hike Dogs are okay! =)

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Monday, November 7

8:30am Cozy Dell--Ojai

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hike Calendar for October 24-31, 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, October 24

9:00am SH (sudden hike) Ahmanson Victory Trailhead-4 miler

9:15am ExPloRInG! Arroyo Conejo Creek, Thousand Oaks, 7-9 miles, moderate pace

4:30pm Devil Canyon - Chatsworth

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, October 25

9:00am Triumphant Triunfo

4:30pm PM Blaze: Got Cliffs...If You Got Legs

5:15pm Jones Peak - tough route (Monrovia Peak Practice) - 5 miles rt, 2600' gain

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, October 26

9:00am Hike La Jolla Canyon with Lydia (Wednesday)

4:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak

6:00pm Ballona Wetlands and City lights view trail--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain - Halloween Theme Night

6:30pm Simi Valley-Sunset on Mt. McCoy

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

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

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Thursday, October 27

8:30am - Simi Valley --Chivo Canyon to Tapo Cyn overlook, Thurs Hike 10/27 time: 8:30AM

10:00am Malibu - or Not? A Gentler Hike

4:30pm PM Blaze: Sunset Cruze To Simi Peak

5:45pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE AN DINNER

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Friday, October 28

7:15am Ojai--20-mile Madness! Wilderness Hike to Divide Peak and Beyond

4:00pm Thousand Oaks--SHERWOOD'S SENTINELS "Introduction to ..."

7:00pm Griffith Park--FRIDAY ''NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD'' HIKE!

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Saturday, October 29

6:45am Hike to Bridge to Nowhere

8:00am Mt Hollywood via Griffith Park Observatory

8:30am Bridge to Nowhere and Beyond

8:30 am Rice Canyon to Towsley

9:00am Mishe Mokwa/Tri-Peaks/Sandstone Peak(3,111')

9:00am Solstice Canyon

2:00pm Griffith Park--Hike by the Haunted Hay Ride

3:00pm Overnighter at Camp Sturtevant: Chantry Flats and Mt. Wilson.

5:15pm Jupiter's Moons & Sunset Twilight Hike

6:30pm Halloween Hike - Griffith Park

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Sunday, October 30

6:45am Chantry-Newcomb Pass-West Fork-Devore-Wilson-Chantry, 22 miles, 5,500 feet

7:00am Halloween Special: Mt. Waterman and Cooper Canyon Falls (Intermediate Plus)

7:15am Devil’s Punchbowl park--Sitting in the Devil's Chair on All Hallow's Eve Eve

8:45am The oh so niceee POWDER CANYON (La Habra Heights)

9:00am Chatsworth--CHALLENGING HIKE IN BROWNS CANYON

9:00am Chatsworth--Halloween Hike - Dead Man's Gulch & Devil Canyon

9:00am Wilderness Travel Course Intro Hikes - Mt Wilson / Manzanita Ridge

4:30pm Griffith Park--The Haunted Hollywood Sign

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Monday, October 31

9:15am 4th Annual Scary Dairy Halloween Hike, 7 miles/700'

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hike Calendar for October 17--24, 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, October 17

9:15am Wild about Wildwood—Thousand Oaks

4:30pm Griffith Park-GP3 from Lake Hollywood

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:00pm Playa del Rey-- LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, October 18

4:30pm PM Blaze: Los Robles Lollipop To Hidden Valley

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, October 19

9:00am Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

4:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike/Arroyo Conejo/ Lynnmere Loop with a twist

5:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, October 20

8:30am Caballero Cyn, Tarzana Oct 20th ... NEW TIME: 8:30am

9:30am New Sunset Hills Trail - a Gentler Hike

4:30pm PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Mesa Peak

5:45pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:00pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE AN DINNER

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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Friday, October 21

9:00am OJAI: VENTURA RIVER PRESERVE

10:45am 3Ts trail the (relatively) easy way, then down Icehouse, and a short car shuttle

5:00pm LOS ROBLES/LOS PADRES/LOS DOS AMIGOS

6:00pm Desert Deluge II - Kelso Dunes, Hole in the Wall, Midnight Mesas, Wine Tasting

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Saturday, October 22

5:45am 5 Different Peaks Baby – BaldyHarwoodThunderTelegraphTimber

6:00am Mt Baldy via the Ski Hut Trail

6:30am Hike La Jolla Cyn at Pt Mugu State park

7:00am Bear Canyon to Baldy/3T's

7:00am Mt. Wilson - Devore Camp Loop

7:00am Sturtevant Camp and Mt. Zion -- 9.5m/2,000 ft, moderately fast pace

8:30am Hike:Palo Comado/Cheseboro Canyon Loop

8:30am Ilvento Preserve, Ojai, 9 miles/2,600', moderate pace

9:00am 3 T's: Thunder, Telegraph and Timber from the Baldy Notch

9:00am Canyons West Loop Hike

9:00am Make a Difference Day/Save the Condors

3:00pm Griffith Park--Big Beginner Hike for Advanced and up

4:15pm Griffith Park--Annual Spooky Haunted Halloween Hike


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Sunday, October 23

7:30am Ojai--The Return to...Reyes Peak

8:00am Beginners Hike to Escondido Falls

8:00am Red Box Station to Mt. Wilson Observatory (and optional Observatory tour)

8:15am 3Ts - Timber Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Thunder Mountain

8:45am The oh so niceee POWDER CANYON (La Habra Heights)

9:00am Echo Mountain

9:00am Ice House Creek Special (with options)

10 am—Deep Creek Hot springs—San Bernardino Mountains—Bathe, swim and hike all day

10:00am EASY HIKE AND POTLUCK AT FRANKLIN CANYON PARK

10:00am TOP OF TOPANGA - 8 MILE LOOP / GRUB AFTERWARDS

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Monday, October 24

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hike Calendar for October 11-17, 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.

Tuesday, October 11

9:00am Chumash to Hummingbird in Simi Valley shuttle

4:30pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble

5:30pm FULL MOON HIKE - SULPHUR MOUNTAIN ROAD - 6-8 MRT

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop full moon night hike

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

6:30pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

6:45pm Ventura--Full Moon & Hiking with the Stars, urban hike when Wednesday comes on Tuesday

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Wednesday, October 12

7:00am Inspiration Point Conditioning Hike on Humpday!

4:30pm Thousand Oaks--Ken's Humpday Hike -- Portrero Road/ Angel Vista

5:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

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

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Thursday, October 13

8:00am Lang Ranch Pkwy/Albertson Motorway, T.O., 10/13... Meeting Time: 8:00am

4:30pm PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Mesa Peak

5:00pm Evening Hike at Powder Canyon (Easy)

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

5:45pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:00pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE AN DINNER

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm  Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, October 14

9:00am LaJolla Valley Loop

4:00pm WESTLAKE VISTA LOOP

6:45pm Griffith Park--FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE! SPOOKY FOREST

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Saturday, October 15

7:00am Baldy/3ts

7:00am Conejo Open Space Trail Work Day

7:00am Will Thrall Peak 12.5 miles 3400 elevation gain (with options)—Angeles Forest

7:30am COSCA/CRPD Trail Work Day

8:00am Debs Park

8:00am Hike wonderful Historic Mt. Lowe

8:30am Stough to Village Trail ~ Grotto Trail to Stough: The Verdugos

8:45am Alison Gulch

9:00am Bridge to Nowhere Hike

9:00am Saddle Peak in Malibu
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/37029582/

9:00am Charmlee Wild Park Hike

9:00am Puente Hills--Fitness Hike (Strenous)

10:00am Technical Canyoneering in the San Gabriels

12:00pm PARAMOUNT MOVIE RANCH! HIKE AND PICNIC
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/36293012/

2:00 pm--Tuna Canyon park in Malibu
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/37052542/

2:30pm Michael's Mt. Hollywood from Fern Dell
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/36293012/

6:00pm Sage Ranch Park Food Spooktacular w/Optional Overnighter

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Sunday, October 16

7:00am HIKE to Mount Baden Powell INTERMEDIATE 8 miles , 2800ft elevation gain

8:30am Topanga State Park--Sea to Sea Adventure-15 miler

9:00am Hondo Canyon, Fossil Ridge & Topanga Lookout

9:00am Icehouse Canyon

10:45am Hike at Vasquez Rocks

4:00pm Griffith Park--Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, October 17

8:00 am—the Ilvento Preserve in Ojai

4:30pm GP3 from Lake Hollywood

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hike Calendar for October 3-10, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

PLAN AHEAD! 
For a Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake area on Columbus Day weekend, 
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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, October 3

7:30am First Chance for Last Chance, Sespe Wilderness, 14-18 miles/3,500'-4,900'

8:30am Hellman Park

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, October 4

10:00am Palos Verdes-Smuggler's Cove

4:30pm PM Blaze: See You On Simi

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, October 5

8:30am Walk at Murphy Ranch Park in Whittier

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

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, October 6

8:00am Hummingbird trail to Rocky Peak loop - Corriganville, Simi

4:30pm PM Blaze: Ridin' Tall On The Saddle

6:00pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE AND DINNER

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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Friday, October 7

9:00am Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake area on Columbus Day weekend

5:00pm Ladyface Loop & Ladyface Ale Companie

6:30pm Full Moon Hike...Griffith Park

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Saturday, October 8

9:00am MORE of the Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake area http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/34624522/

4:00am Iron Mountain 14 Miles / 7200 Gain / C2C Prep Hike--Azusa

6:45am Manzanita Ridge ~ 10.5 miles 3500 elevation gain—Mt Wilson

7:00am Monrovia Canyon Falls Hike

7:15am 3 Pk-Cucamonga(8,859)BH(8,447)Ontario(8,693)semi-loop/16.5 miles,approx. 5K- Gain?

9:00am City of Calabasas Hikes for Beginners

9:00am Hollywood Sign and Batcave

9:00am Ojai Meditation Mount

9:00am Parker Mesa Loop: The Ridge Route

9:00am Top Of Topanga Loop & Sagebrush Cantina (Topanga Lookout)

1:00pm Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood

1:00pm Palos Verdes--smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way


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Sunday, October 9

9:00am MORE of the Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/34624522/

7:00am Timber via Icehouse Canyon

7:15am Inspiration, Idlehour and tacos (14m, 4,000', car shuttle, good cheap food!)

8:15am Hike to Whittaker Peak/Condor Clean up

9:00am Placerita Waterfall - Beginner Hike!

9:00am Sycamore Canyon to Danielson Ranch

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Monday, October 10

9:00am MORE of the Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake area

4:30pm Caballero Canyon/Mulholland Drive Hike

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: