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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!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hike Calendar for June 25 to July 1, 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 52 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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My hikes for the week:

Wed. 6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's
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Tuesday, June 25

5:00pm Griffith Park--Learn to Hike

5:30pm PM Bag: Saddle Peak Via Stunt High Trail! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:45pm Altadena Crest Trail - Explore eastern section ~ 7 miles / 1200' gain

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy Hike

6:15pm Griffith Park--Gals On the GO !

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Griffith Park--Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, June 26

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:00pm Rock Climbing at Texas Canyon

5:30pm Mad Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak, Pig Rock and Beyond

5:30pm Monrovia Canyon Park

5:45pm A SHORT LITTLE JAUNT TO BEAR FLAT 4.75M, 1200G ALL LEVELS, DOGGIES WELCOME

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 269

6:00pm Lake Hollywood/Hollywood sign #3

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

6:30pm Hump Day PM Hike: Paradise Falls and Santa Rosa Trail

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout @ Verdugos, BURBANK

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, June 27

8:00am Malibu Creek State Park, Century Lake & Rock Pond - Thu Hike June 27th-meet 8am

8:30am Ontario Peak
10:00am Wingin' it in Sycamore Canyon - a Gentler Hike

5:30pm PM Bag: Pre-Weekend Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)-Topanga lookout

5:30pm 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

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Stough Canyon Cardio Workout - Advanced

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, June 28

6:45pm O: Pacific Palisades Hike in Topanga State Park to Parker Mesa Overlook

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, June 29

6:00am Mt. Baldy (10,064') loop: Icehouse, 3 Ts, D-Backbone, Bear Cyn ~ 19 M / 8,500' G

6:00am Timber Mountain via Ice House Canyon (Level 3) - Intermediate Plus

6:30am Rim Trail to Wilson: 17 miles/4,200 gain at a pace to beat the heat

7:00am Haskell Canyon

7:00am Ontario Peak

7:30 am Icehouse Saddle

8:00am -~Arroyo Seco Hike~-

8:00am East Canyon, Corral Sunshine Motorway, Mission Point (Santa Clarita)

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

8:30am Hike Sullivan Canyon

8:30am Griffith Park--Hollywood Sign / Bronson/BATMAN Caves

6:00pm Evening Hike through Brand Park

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Sunday, June 30

7:15am Summer Water Fun Hike / Additional Adventure Bungee Jump: Bridge to Nowhere

8:00am Sunset Peak the Long Way Conditioning Hike 8 mi. 1400 G/L-- Mt Baldy area

8:15am Griffith Park Sunday Morning Hiking

10:00am Go hiking around Ernie Howlett park and have a Picnic

4:00pm 1st Anniversary PM Hike and Festival--Charmlee Park

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

5:00pm Griffith Park--Sunday Evening Hike!

5:30pm PM Bag: Puerco Canyon/PCH To Big Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, July 1

9:00am Bubbling Springs--Port Hueneme

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Fight the Fight ! Location not announced yet

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 Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hike Calendar for June 21-24, 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 52 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


Rex's hike this week:
Monday 6:00pm harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/123181612/

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Friday, June 21

6:15pm FULL MOON / TGIF / POTLUCK / SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE and PARTY on Los Liones BLUFFS

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

6:45pm O: Pacific Palisades Hike in Topanga State Park to Parker Mesa Overlook

6:45pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Moonlit Hike

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

7:00pm Moonlight hike above La Canada

7:30pm June Moonlight Hike

7:30pm Solstice Weekend (1 of 3): Sunset Twilight with NQFM-Thousand Oaks

7:30pm Summer solstice! Friday night full-moon hike to Orchard Camp, 7 miles, 2k vert.

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Saturday, June 22

5:30am Mount Baldy from the Village / 10 miles 6000 feet gain

6:00am Etiwanda, Cucamonga, Bighorn & Ontario

6:00am Vincent Gap to the East Fork

6:30am Mt Baldy Loop - Bear Canyon up, Devils Backbone down

6:30am Sturtevant Falls and optional Hoegee Loop, a pair of scenic hikes for beginners

7:00am Crystal Lake to Baden Powel

8:00am -~Jones Peak Hike~-

8:00am 8 mile hike though Historic Mentryville and Pico Canyon

8:00am Calabasas Peak: “The Secret Trail” to Red Rock Canyon (Calabasas)

8:00am FERN DELL IN GRIFFITH PARK To Mt. Hollywood

9:00am Newton Canyon & Upper Solstice Canyon

9:00am Special Bridge to Nowhere for Trolls

10:30am Overnight backpacking trip to Mt Baden Powell

1:00pm Hike to Mash at Malibu Creek State Park

1:00pm PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - MEDICINE WHEEL -DRUM CIRCLE

1:30pm Monrovia Canyon Waterfalls Hike

5:00pm Long Canyon/Montgomery Canyon Loop-Simi Valley

6:00pm Echo Mountain - Full Moon

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Sunday, June 23

12:00am A Supper Moon All-nighter Hike to Mt. Baldy via Bear Canyon Trail.

10:00am Mesa Peak Motorway from Corral Canyon

12:00pm Paradise Cove to Point Dume Hike

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

3:00pm Solstice Weekend (3 of 3): Bates Beach hike to Pizza party

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

5:00pm Sandstone Peak Sunset Hike

5:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

5:30pm PM Bag: Hondo Canyon To Topanga Lookout! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm SUPER FULL MOONRISE HIKE WOW!

7:45pm Debs park—East L.A.

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Monday, June 24

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

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hike Calendar for June 10-17, 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 52 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


Rex's Hikes for this week:

Monday 6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, hard at first, then easy, plus dinner option

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

Saturday 2:00pm Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks, 10-12 miles
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/124105122/
http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Singles/events/124146772/

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Monday, June 10

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Griffith Park--Novice Hike

5:30pm Simi Peak: Loop from Lang Ranch Pkwy

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:00pm Lake Hollywood/ Hollywood sign #2

6:30pm Griffith Park--Cedar Forest

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, hard at first, then easy, plus dinner option

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

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Tuesday, June 11

9:00am Sandstone Peak and Tri- Peaking Through the Santa Monicas

5:00pm Griffith Park-Novice Hike

5:30pm PM Bag: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:00pm Earl Canyon Trail / Hall Backley Cyn 7.25 miles - 2025' gain—La Canada

6:00pm Griffith Park-Glendale Peak

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Griffith Park-Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, June 12

7:00am Midweek Hike/Inspiration Point--Altadena

5:30pm Mad Ken's Humpday Hike/Three Peaks of Ladyface with a Brasserie finish

5:30pm Monrovia Canyon Park

5:30pm Griffith Park-Novice Hike

5:45pm A SHORT LITTLE JAUNT TO BEAR FLAT 4.75M, 1200G ALL LEVELS, DOGGIES WELCOME-Mt Baldy area

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 267

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

6:30pm Hump Day PM Hike: Oakbrook Vista Trail

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout @ Verdugos, BURBANK

6:45pm Wednesday Night Hike - Griffith Park

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, June 13

8:30am Newton Canyon trailhead - the backbone between Kanan & Zuma Motorway – Thursday

9:00am The Bridge to Nowhere

10:00am A New Adventure in Wildwood Park , a Gentler Hike

5:30pm PM Bag: Pre-Weekend Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:15pm WINE AND CHEESE SUNSET HIKE YAY!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, June 14

6:45pm O: Pacific Palisades Hike in Topanga State Park to Parker Mesa Overlook

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, June 15

6:30am Step back in history: Jones Peak, Orchard, Lizzie's and Sierra Madre, 9.4m, 2.8k

7:00am Baldy For Lunch - just a little bit slower

7:00am Cooper Canyon to Cloudburst Summit

7:00am Cucamonga Peak via Ice House Canyon, 12 miles RT/4300 ft elevation gain/loss

7:30am Eaton Canyon Waterfall Hike.

7:45am Sheep Camp Hike—Near Mt Pinos

8:00am Devil’s Punchbowl Trail (10W09) to Devil’s Chair (Pearblossom)

8:00am Mt. Baden Powell Intermediate w/Mark Edward

8:00am Rattlesnake Hike

9:00am Solstice Canyon

9:15am Glendale Peak in Griffith Park

10:00am Tide Pool and Shipwreck Hike

10:00am Stough Canyon in Burbank ¾ mile hike

11:45am Solstice Canyon Easy Paced Hike.

2:00pm Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks, 10-12 miles
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/124105122/
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Sunday, June 16

8:00am Griffith Park-Hollywood Sign

8:30am well it's ... WaterFall Hike II—Eaton Falls

9:00am Newton Canyon & Upper Solstice Canyon

10:30am Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch Hike

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

5:30pm PM Bag: PCH To Nicholas Peak (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, June 17

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hike Calendar for June 3-10, 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 52 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


Rex's Hikes for this week:

Monday 6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, hard at first, then easy, plus dinner option

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

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Monday, June 3

9:00am Ventura Botanical Garden

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, hard at first, then easy, plus dinner option

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

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Tuesday, June 4

9:00am Hondo Canyon

5:00pm Griffith Park-The Observatory

5:30pm PM Bag: Kanan Dume To Zuma Ridge! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy Hike

6:00pm Whiting Woods Motorway in the Verdugos 5.5 miles / 1600' gain

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 Griffith Park-Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, June 5

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:30pm Mad Ken's Humpday hike/Two Peaks in the Conejo Canyon Western Plateau

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

5:45pm MIDWEEK HIKE TO POTATO MOUNTAIN 5+M 1200ft ALL LEVELS DOGS WELCOME

6:00pm Echo Mountain 266

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

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout @ Verdugos, BURBANK

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

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

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Thursday, June 6

8:30am Devils Canyon hike, Chatsworth Thurs June 6th..plus a Special visitor at brunch

10:00am Over Hill and Dale in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa – A Gentler Hike

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:30pm PM Bag: Kanan Dume To Castro Crest! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm 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 Griffith Park-HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "Newcomers"

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, June 7

12:00pm Community Hiking Club June 2013 Camping Trip—Blue Ridge campground—Angeles Forest

9:00am DTSC Technical Stakeholder Public Meeting

6:45pm O: Pacific Palisades Hike in Topanga State Park to Parker Mesa Overlook

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, June 8

5:30am Baldy via IRON - Advanced Hike - 16 miles /9,000 ft gain

5:45am Crystal Lake to Baden-Powell

6:30am Bridge to Nowhere For Trolls

7:00am -~Hoegees Camp Hike~-

7:00am MT. BADEN POWELL AND BEYOND TO ROSS PEAK

8:00am Westfork of San Gabriel River

8:00am Cucamonga and Etiwanda Peaks from Icehouse Canyon

8:00am Eaton Canyon Park to Henninger Flats Hike (Pasadena)

9:00am Solstice Canyon

9:00am Upper Bear Creek Trail - Car Shuttle (Smith Mountain Option)

12:00pm Santa Paula Punchbowl and Slides

12:30pm Lower Arroyo Seco Hike

6:00pm The Annual Mt. Baden-Powell New Moon Light Backpack

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Sunday, June 9

7:00am Der Jefes CEO: 20 Miles 'n Change—Cucamonga, Etiwanda and Ontario Peaks

8:00am Griffith Park-Sunday Morning Hike to Amir's Garden

9:00am Hike Mt Baldy via San Antonio Ski Hut trail

9:00am Three Portuguese Sisters and a Peninsula—Rancho Palos Verdes

9:00am Stough canyon bird walk

10:00am Devil's Punchbowl in Pearblossom - A Mini JT

4:00pm Griffith Park-Hollywood Sign

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

5:15pm Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

5:30pm PM Bag: PCH To Big Mesa & New Monster Awards! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, June 10

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, hard at first, then easy, plus dinner option

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: