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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!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rex is on vacation. Please look above for the Google calendar of hikes

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hike Calendar for September 23-30, 2013


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS FREE HIKES IN WILD NATURE IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM 55 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IF ALL THE GROUP HIKES ARE ONES YOU’VE DONE, CLICK HERE FOR MY LIST OF AWESOME HIKES TO TRY: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

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Rex’s hikes this week:

Monday 9/23-- 6:00pm harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

Sunday 10:00am Vasquez rocks, hiking and rock scrambling
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/141849802/

Monday 9/30-- 6:00pm harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

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NOTE: YELLOW SHADING: hikes that repeat every week

Monday, September 23

9:00am Foster Park to New Bridge

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Leaderless Monday Evenings in Ventura

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Tuesday, September 24

9:00am A relaxed pace hike in Chantry Flats Tuesday Sept 24, 2013...9am

9:00am Solstice Canyon- a Leaderless Hike

5:15pm Hiking at Schabarum Park-look for straw hat

5:45pm Earl Canyon Trail / Hall Backley Cyn 7.25 miles - 2025' gain

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy *OR* Long Canyon Hike (see description)

6:00pm Mt. McCoy Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, September 25

5:00pm Mad Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak, Pig Rock and Beyond

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6.0 miles)

6:00pm Echo Mountain 282

6:30pm PM Hump Day Hike: Chumash Trail

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

7:00pm Wednesday night hike-Griffith Park

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, September 26

8:00am Wildwood Park, Thousand Oaks Thurs Hike Sep 26th - Meet 8:00 AM

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes

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

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

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, September 27

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, September 28

7:00am Three T's Shuttle

7:45am Dough Flat to Alder Creek—Sespe Creek

8:00am -~Monrovia Canyon Falls Hike~-

8:00am Elsmere Canyon, New Elsmere, the Waterfall, and Beale’s Cut

8:00am Hondo Canyon (a section of the Backbone Trail)

8:00am Monrovia Canyon Park - Deer Park

8:30am Caballero Canyon to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park 11 mi. Loop

8:30am Slow Poke Hike To Mt Baden Powell Via Vincent Gap

8:30am Solstice Special & Malibu Seafood Lunch (byob)

9:30am Elysian Park Hike

10:00am HARWOOD LODGE-OPEN WEEKEND FOR CLUB MEMBERS

4:00pm Inspiration Loop and Backbone Trail—Will Rogers State Historic Park

4:30pm Towsley Canyon.. EVENING HIKE

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Sunday, September 29

6:15am Runyon Canyon Hike

6:30am Idlehour/Inspiration loop, 13.5 miles, 4.1k vert, car shuttle. Last CS qualifier

8:00am Happy Hike—Trump Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes

8:00am Telegraph Wash Exploratory—Mt Baldy area

8:00am Wilderness volunteer opportunity in the San Gabriel Mountains-4 days

8:30am wind cave hike and hot springs tub soak

9:30am Malaga cove Hike and Brunch at Yellow Vase- Ocean views and Mansions

10:00am Vasquez rocks, hiking and rock scrambling
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/141849802/

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

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Monday, September 30

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Leaderless Monday Evenings in Ventura

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hike Calendar for September 17-23, 2013

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS FREE HIKES IN WILD NATURE IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM 55 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IF ALL THE GROUP HIKES ARE ONES YOU’VE DONE, CLICK HERE FOR MY LIST OF AWESOME HIKES TO TRY: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

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Rex’s hikes this week:

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

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

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NOTE: YELLOW SHADING: hikes that repeat every week

Tuesday, September 17

5:00pm Occidental Peak - 2 miles / 200' gain cross country

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy *OR* Long Canyon Hike (see description)

6:00pm Mt. McCoy Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station with Sierra Club

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike & Potluck

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Wednesday, September 18

5:00pm Mad Ken's Hump Day hike /Wildwood Park to Box Canyon/ Conejo Canyon Bridge OAB

5:45pm FULL MOON HIKE - SULPHUR MOUNTAIN ROAD - 6-7 MRT

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6.0 miles)

6:00pm Echo Mountain 281 - FULL MOON

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

6:30pm Hump Day Hike: West Canyon View-Simi Valley

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

7:00pm Wednesday night hike-Griffith Park

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, September 19

8:00am Reseda Bl. to the Hub and back - Thurs Hike Sept. 19th - Meet 8:00 AM

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Equinox Evening: Full Moon & Sunset Twilight Hike-Camarillo

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes

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

6:30pm Franken-Stairs Series; Hike 2 of 5: 4 miles, 2 hrs.

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

7:00pm Full-moon hike to Orchard Camp, 7 miles, 2k vert., Chantry Series qualifier

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, September 20

8:00am Chantry Flats to Hermit Falls

6:30pm FULL MOON / TGIF / POTLUCK / FALL EQUINOX HIKE and PARTY - Los Liones BLUFFS

6:45pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Moonlit Hike

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, September 21

4:00am Iron to Baldy w/ Optional Death March

6:00am C2C Warmup #1 - Baldy from the Village

6:15am Towsley Canyon 5.3 miler loop

6:30am Chantry Flat-Mt.Zion Loop (Level 2+: Moderate Pace)

6:45am (Mountaineer 8) Mt Baldy via Bear Canyon and Back

7:00am Pine Mtn, Dawson Pk, Mount San Antonio (Baldy) - via the Other Devil's Backbone

7:15am Switzer Falls

7:30am Bailey Canyon to Jones Peak + Crossover to Little Santa Anita Canyon

8:00am -~Red Box Hike~-

8:00am 9 mile scenic round trip hike at West Fork Trail on Hwy 39 (Azusa Ave.)

8:00am East Fork/Iron Fork Overnight

8:00am Hike to Sadie Hawkins and South Hawkins

8:00am Hike to the Hollywood Mountain, Griffith Park

9:00am Bridge to Nowhere Hike

9:00am Hike & Fruitluck in Malibu Creek State Park

9:00am Historical Hike

10:00am Bilingual Buena Vista Walk (Spanish/English), Santa Clara River, Ventura County

12:30pm PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / FALL EQUINOX CELEBRATION - MEDICINE WHEEL -DRUM CIRCLE

2:00pm Happy Hike-Trump golf course in Rancho PV

4:30pm Mission Peak Loop Hike

5:30pm Alta Vicente Reserve

6:00pm Saturday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

6:30pm Full Moon Night Hike...Griffith Park

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Sunday, September 22

7:00am Four peaks: San Gabriel, Disappointment, Markham & Lowe. 7.5m, 2k', CS qualifier

7:00am Hike to the Hollywood Sign with Florian!

8:00am Happy Hike--Trump golf course

8:00am Slide Mountain Lookout Tower

8:30am Doggy Hike

8:30am WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn, Inspiration Point and Muir Peak (4688’)

8:30am Eagle Rock the Hard Way - Pat's for Lunch (BYOB)

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

5:00pm Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, September 23

9:00am Foster Park to New Bridge

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:00pm Potato Mountain

6:45pm Leaderless Monday Evenings in Ventura

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hike Calendar for September 9-15, 2013


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS FREE HIKES IN WILD NATURE IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM 55 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IF ALL THE GROUP HIKES ARE ONES YOU’VE DONE, CLICK HERE FOR MY LIST OF AWESOME HIKES TO TRY: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

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Rex’s hikes this week:

Monday 6:00pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, easy, then hard, plus dinner
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/125006502/
http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Singles/events/138168192/

Wednesday 6:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike - 2 Hrs & (optional) Indian dinner afterward
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/137245552/

Saturday 10:15am JohnHenge rock climbing (no ropes) followed by Mount Waterman Loop hike
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NOTE: YELLOW SHADING: hikes that repeat every week

Monday, September 9

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Ben Overturff Trail to Deer Park - 7 miles, 2000' gain - fast paced

6:00pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, easy, then hard, plus dinner

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Leaderless Monday Evenings in Ventura

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Tuesday, September 10

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

5:15PM Schabarum Park—Hacienda Heights

6:00pm Potato Mountain

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy *OR* Long Canyon Hike (see description)

6:00pm Mt. McCoy Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, September 11

5:00pm Mad Ken's Humpday hike/Two Peaks in the Conejo Canyon Western Plateau

5:30pm 1st Hump Day Hike at Rancho El Nido Preserve- 6.5 Miles

5:30pm Hump Day Hike - Temescal Canyon Loop

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6.0 miles)

6:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike - 2 Hrs & (optional) Indian dinner afterward

6:00pm Echo Mountain 280

6:00pm Woodland Hills and Pierce College trails

6:30pm 9/11 Memorial Hike: Oakbrook Vista Trail

7:00pm Wednesday night hike—Griffith Park

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, September 12

8:00am Ahmanson Ranch - from Las Virgenes trail head Thurs Hike, 9-12 - Meet 8:00 AM

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:00pm WORK-WEEKBLUES CHASER--Conejo Community Park

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes

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

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

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, September 13

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, September 14

6:00am Mt. San Antonio (10,064') - Register Ridge conditioning hike

7:15am Wilson, West Fork, Devore & Rim: 10.5m/3k', upside-down, fast pace. CS qualifier

7:30am Monrovia Canyon Park

7:30am Santa Clarita Canyons Challenge—Bear Divide to Whitney canyon

8:00am -~Walnut Creek Hike~-San Dimas

8:00am Mount Islip South Approach, 10 miles 2200' Int/Advanced with Rod

8:30am Buzzard's Roost---Malibu

10:00am HARWOOD LODGE-OPEN WEEKEND FOR CLUB MEMBERS

10:15am JohnHenge rock climbing (no ropes) followed by Mount Waterman Loop hike

3:30pm Short Hike/Walk at Will Rogers Park

5:00pm Parker Mesa Overlook from Two Trailheads

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Sunday, September 15

9:00am Paramount Ranch

10:00am BITCHEN BEACH HIKE—Pt Dume

10:00am Kenneth Hahn Park Hike!

4:00pm Dos Vientos Views of Boney Mountain

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

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Monday, September 16

8:30am Miramonte Trolley

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:00pm Potato Mountain

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hike Calendar for September 3-9, 2013


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS FREE HIKES IN WILD NATURE IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM 55 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IF ALL THE GROUP HIKES ARE ONES YOU’VE DONE, CLICK HERE FOR MY LIST OF AWESOME HIKES TO TRY: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

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Rex’s hikes this week:

Thursday 6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/125006422/

Saturday 4:45 pm Eagle Rock and caves, by a different route with a little exploration
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/138923542/

Sunday 3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike and exploration of the Skull rocks and caves
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/100865412/

Monday 6:00pm harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/125006502/
http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Singles/events/138168192/

and on Saturday Sept 14th at 10:15am: JohnHenge Rocks and Mt Waterman

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NOTE: GREEN SHADING: hikes that repeat every week


Tuesday, September 3

9:00am Newton Canyon to Buzzards Roost- a Leaderless Hike

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

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

6:00pm Potato Mountain

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy *OR* Long Canyon Hike (see description)

6:00pm Mt. McCoy Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, September 4

5:00pm Mad Ken's Humpday Hike/Three Peaks of Ladyface with a Brasserie finish

5:30pm Monrovia Canyon Park

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6.0 miles)

6:00pm Echo Mountain 279

6:00pm Potato Mountain

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike & Potluck

7:00pm Griffith Park

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Thursday, September 5

8:00am Charmlee Park, Thursday hike - 9/5 - Meet to carpool:8:00 AM

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes

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

6:30pm Franken –Stairs #1

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

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, September 6

5:45pm Garcia Trail Slow Poke Sunset Hike...in Azusa

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, September 7

6:00am Three Tee's Twice—near Mt Baldy

6:15am Orchard Camp: early, fast and home in time for breakfast. 7m, 2k', CS qualifier

7:00am Chantry Flat to Sturtevant camp to Mt Zion 9.5 miles intermediate/Advanced

7:30am Placerita Canyon to Walker Ranch and the waterfall

8:00am (Mountaineer 7) Mt Baldy via Bear Cayon, Back via Ski Hut Trail

8:00am -~Arroyo Seco Hike~-

8:00am Hike Near Ocean: Solstice Canyon Loop Hike

8:00am Temescal Canyon/Viewpoint Trail Loop + Will Rogers SHP via Rivas Cyn Trail Hike

9:00am Sycamore Canyon & Danielson Monument

9:30am hike to Sturtevant Falls

4:45 pm Eagle Rock and caves, by a different route with a little exploration
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/138923542/

5:00pm Hike in Fryman Canyon/Wilacre

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Sunday, September 8

7:00am Mt Baldy via register ridge, Harwood, and West Baldy! 11 miles 5500 gain!

3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike and exploration of the Skull rocks and caves
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/100865412/

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

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Monday, September 9

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Ben Overturff Trail to Deer Park - 7 miles, 2000' gain - fast paced

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

6:00pm Potato Mountain

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: