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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, September 30, 2012

Hike Calendar for October 1-8, 2012


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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK
Wed. 6:30pm West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

Sunday 10:15 am JohnHenge rocks followed by Mount Waterman loop--8 miles total
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/84867152/


Monday, October 1

8:30am Shelf Road hawk--Ojai

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, October 2

5:00pm PM Blaze: Los Padres To Hidden Valley! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

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 3

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike- Long Canyon to Albertson Motorway Loop

5:30pm Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6 miles)

6:00pm Echo Mountain 231

6:30pm West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--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 4

8:00am Wildwood Park, Thousand Oaks - Thurs Hike Oct. 4th - meet 8am

8:30am Ontario Peak

5:00pm PM Blaze: Boney Up To Stoney! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "Newcomers"

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Friday, October 5

9:00am Ventura River Preserve

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Saturday, October 6

6:00am CtoC Warmup - Baldy from the Village

7:00am Cucamonga Wildewrness-Falling Rock Canyon and the 5 Sisters Hike (SOBEC) 18 Miles / 6000+ Gain

7:00am Marshall Canyon - Advanced Beginner hike.

8:00am Hike Indian Canyon - 10 miles on the PCT

8:30am Hike to Blue Canyon--Newbury Park--12 Miler

9:30am Unique Rock Series 4: Castle Peak - Cave of Munits - Stunning 360 View (Repeat)

12:30pm Griffith Park- Hike by the Haunted Hayride in the day

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Sunday, October 7

6:45am Ontario Peak and Bighorn via Icehouse Canyon/Saddle - 13.6 Miles/3,800' Gain

7:00am Matilija Wilderness Hike, 14.5 miles/3,700'

7:00am The Full Chantry: A 6-week training series exploring the entire trail network

9:00am O: WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn, Inspiration Point and Muir Peak (4688’)

9:00am New Santa Rosa Loop ~ CCMP series

9:30am Mount Hillyer

10:15 am JohnHenge rocks followed by Mount Waterman loop--8 miles total
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/84867152/

4:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

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Monday, October 8

8:30am Miramonte Trolley hawk in Ojai

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hike Calendar for Sept 24-Oct.1, 2012


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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.


YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK
Wed. 5:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/78544282/


Monday, September 24

8:30am Lake Casitas hawk

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, September 25

4:30pm Hike to Inspiration Point - 9.5 miles - 2875' gain.

5:00pm PM Blaze: Meet You On Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6 miles)

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, September 26

9:00am Solstice Canyon- a Leaderless Hike

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike/ Boney Appetite

5:15pm MID-WEEK BLUES CHASER

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

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:45pm Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6:00pm Echo Mountain 230

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, September 27

8:00am Gillette Ranch NPS Headquarters, Malibu - Thurs Hike Sept 27, meet at 8am

5:00pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Potrero Ridge Glory View Sunset Hike - 4 mile - Rancho Dos Vientos, Newbury Park

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Conditioning walk from Torrance Beach to Redondo Pier

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, September 28

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

7:00pm  Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, September 29

7:15am Mt. Waterman / Twin Peaks

7:45am Goodykoontz peak—Angeles National Forest

8:00am HIKE TO MT. ISLIP / MT. HAWKINS

8:00am Manzanita Trail to Los Pinetos

8:30am Alpine Series 2 of 4: Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut and Devil's Backbone Trail

8:30am Bulldog Trail/Malibu Creek State Park

9:00am L.A. River--Herons and Ducks and Geese, Oh My!

9:00am Liberty Canyon - Century Lake Loop

12:45pm Overnight back pack trip to Mt Baldy

4:00pm Backbone Trail, part 1: Suitable for All Members—from Kanan Dume road

4:45pm Griffith Park Hike to the Hollywood Sign--the long way

5:00pm Hummingbird trail Potluck & Full Corn Moon—from Simi Valley

6:00pm Harvest Moon Overnighter to Cucamonga Peak from the Icehouse Canyon Trailhead

6:30pm Full Moon & Sunset Twilight—Thousand Oaks

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Sunday, September 30

6:45am Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon/Icehouse Saddle - 12 Miles/4,000' Gain

7:00am The Full Chantry: A 6-week training series exploring the entire trail network

7:00am Ice House canyon to Timber mountain

7:30am Cucamonga Peak 8,859' via Icehouse Canyon 12 miles/4,300' gain/loss

8:00am -~Switzer Falls Hike~-

8:00am Griffith Park Intermediate Trail Run, 6 miles

8:00am Help us clean up a hunter’s camp near Red Mountain.

8:00am Slide Mountain Lookout Tower

2:30pm Ted's Famous Beach Hike & Steak Feed—Ventura coastline

4:00pm Backbone Trail, part 2 to Buzzard's Roost: Harder than Part 1

5:00pm L.A. River--Herons and Ducks and Geese, Oh My! - Part 2

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Monday, October 1

8:30am Shelf Road hawk--Ojai

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hike Calendar for Sept. 16-24, 2012


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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK
Sunday 1:00pm SM Mts. Backbone trail--rocks and caves--Latigo Rd. to Corral canyon ridgetop

Wed. 6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's


Sunday, September 16

8:00am Rubio canyon falls

8:30am Bridge to Ridge, from Santa Rosa Valley to Conejo Grade ~ CCMP series

9:00am Santa Monica Mountains Midweek Night Hike—Woodland Hills

1:00pm SM Mts. Backbone trail--rocks and caves--Latigo Rd. to Corral canyon ridgetop

9:45am MUGU PEAK AND LA JOLLA VALLEY LOOP

5:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, September 17

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Casitas Vista Bike trail walk

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, September 18

9:00am La Jolla Canyon in Malibu- a Leaderless Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, September 19

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

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

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:00pm Echo Mountain 229

6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing 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, September 20

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Conditioning walk from Torrance Beach to Redondo Pier

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, September 21

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm Franklin Canyon Friday

7:00pm Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station #2

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Saturday, September 22

8:00am -~Mount Waterman Hike~-

8:00am Explore Haskell Canyon New Open Space!

8:30am Santa Barbara: San Ysidro to Camino Cielo 11 mile loop hike

9:45am La Jolla Canyon Loop

1:45pm Switzer Falls Water Suite 2: Pool Hopping along Arroyo Seco Creek, Potluck and BBQ

4:00pm Test Your Lungs on Echo Mountain

6:30pm Overnight on the summit of Baldy

7:00pm Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Sunday, September 23

7:00am The Full Chantry: A six-week training series exploring the entire trail network

5:00pm Sunday Sunsets in Simi Hills, conditioning hike

5:00pm Wendy Trail to Waterfall

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Monday, September 24

8:30am Lake Casitas hawk

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hike Calendar for Sept. 10-17, 2012


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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK
Wed. 6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

Sat. 1:00pm 8 MILE HIKE to SAWMILL PEAK / POT LUCK PICNIC / PARTY at MOUNT PINOS
Sun. 1:00pm SM Mts. Backbone trail--rocks and caves--Latigo Rd. to Corral canyon ridgetop


Monday, September 10

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Bike trail walk--Ventura

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Canoga Ave to Stoney Point

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, September 11

4:30pm Hike to Inspiration Point - 9.5 miles - 2875' gain.

5:00pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:00pm Ventura Barranca, evening walk

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, September 12

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Mugu Peak- a Leaderless Hike

9:00am Ventura Beach Walk Moderate Pace 5-7 Miles

5:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Short Blast to Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Brasserie

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:45pm Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6:00pm Echo Mountain 228

6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:30pm Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, September 13

8:00am 9/13 Women's Weekly Workout Hike....Blazing along the Beach

8:00am Las Llajas Cyn (Marr Ranch) hike, N/Simi Thurs Sep. 13th

5:00pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6 miles)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Conditioning walk from Torrance Beach to Redondo Pier

6:45pm Griffith Park -- Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - Time Trial

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Friday, September 14

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat -- this week only, it's for beginners!

7:00pm Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, September 15

4:00am Halfway Hike-Mt Baldy

6:30am Santa Paula Canyon to the Punchbowls

7:00am Inspiration, Idlehour and tacos (13m, 3,450', car shuttle, good cheap food!)

7:00am Saturday or weekend hike

8:00am Mt. San Antonio via Bear Canyon Trail ("Three Saints" Series #1)

8:00am Wildlife Track Hike

8:30am Trail Work Day -- Mesa Peak!

8:30am Calabasas Hike: New Millennium Trail (11 Mile Loop)

9:00am Secret Solstice Exploratory & Fresh Seafood Lunch (byob)

9:00am Unique Rock Series 3: Eagle Rock, Castle Rock & Temescal Peak (2 Rocks+1 Peak)

12:30pm smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

1:00pm 8 MILE HIKE to SAWMILL PEAK / POT LUCK PICNIC / PARTY at MOUNT PINOS

4:45pm Griffith Park -- Hike to the Hollywood Sign--the long way

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Sunday, September 16

8:00am Rubio canyon falls

8:30am Bridge to Ridge, from Santa Rosa Valley to Conejo Grade ~ CCMP series

9:00am Santa Monica Mountains Midweek Night Hike—Woodland Hills

1:00pm SM Mts. Backbone trail--rocks and caves--Latigo Rd. to Corral canyon ridgetop

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Monday, September 17

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Casitas Vista Bike trail walk

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hike Calendar for September 3-10, 2012

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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK
Wed. 6:00pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's     

Monday, September 3

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:30am Nature Preserve to Port Hueneme Pier

9:00am Middle Cucamonga Creek

10:00am Griffith Park Labor Day Pot Luck Hike

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat -- Labor Day edition, 5 miles, 1,100 vertical

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, September 4

9:00am Solstice Canyon- a Leaderless Hike

5:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

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, September 5

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Ventura Beach Walk Moderate Pace 5-7 Miles

5:30pm Ken's Humpday Hike -- Portrero road/ Island Vista...OAB

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:00pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's     

6:00pm Echo Mountain 227

6:15pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6 miles)

6:30pm Mystery Hike Revealed: Evening on Rocky Peak

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, September 6

8:00am Ahmanson Ranch, Agoura - from Las Virgines trail head, Thursday Sep 6th

5:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:45 pm Thousand Oaks—south side

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - Ridge Running


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Friday, September 7

7:00am Beyond the Bridge to nowhere, Iron fork to Ross Gulch and mines.

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

9:00am SIX Parks Adventure Ring ~ CCMP series—Thousand Oaks

6:30pm Franklin Canyon Friday

6:45pm Evening Griffith Park Hike

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Saturday, September 8

5:45am Training Hike #2: Iron Mountain

7:00am Baldy Iron Traverse! Advanced hike with/Verdi

7:00am Sierra Madre to Orchard Camp -- a good training hike with a fun off-trail bonus

8:00am Crystal Lake to Mt Hawkins, Throop Peak, 11-12 miles

8:30am Goody Goody Koontz?

9:00am A Hike So Easy, They're Not Letting Me Call it a Hike—Silverlake

9:00am Alpine Series 1 of 4: Timber Mountain (8303') via Ice House Canyon Trail

9:00am Buzzard's Roost—between Zuma and Trancas canyons

5:45pm Sunset Peek on Calabasas Peak

6:45pm Griffith Park--Saturday Evening Hike

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Sunday, September 9

7:00am The Bridge to Nowhere

8:00am -~-~Sturtevant/Hermit Falls Hike~-~-

9:00am Sierra Club WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: MT WILSON/MANZANITA RIDGE

9:30 am Zuma Canyon

5:00pm Sunday Sunsets in Simi, conditioning hike

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Monday, September 10

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: