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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, August 27, 2013

Hike Calendar for August 27 to September 2, 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 Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

Saturday 2:00pm All the high peaks at Griffith Park—8 miles or so

Sunday 12 noon Topanga Lookout and Saddle Peak rocks
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/137140212/

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

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Tuesday, August 27

9:00am Solstice Canyon- a Leaderless Hike

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:30pm Old Echo Mt Trail & Pole Line Trail Race -to Echo Mt 1400' in 1.2 miles

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 Hike to Mt. Hollywood @ 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 O: Top of Reseda - Southside in Tarzana

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, August 28

5:30pm Mad Ken's Leaderless Hike -- Potrero rd./Roller Coaster ride to Angel Vista

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 278

6:00pm Potato Mountain

6:30pm Hump Day Hike: Los Robles Scenic Loop

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, August 29

8:00am Las Llajas Cyn (Marr Ranch) hike, N/Simi Thurs 8/29

8:30am Big Horn

9:30am Malibu Creek Meander and Tea Party- a Very Special Gentler Hike

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:45pm Sunset Peak Midweek Hike.. 7.2 Mi 1300 G/L

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:00pm WORK WEEK BLUES CHASER

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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

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

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

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout-Glendale

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, August 30

9:00am Garcia Trail Conditioning hike

6:45pm TGIF to Glendale Overlook

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, August 31

5:00am Baldy 55 - 56, Dawson & Pine via Bear Canyon

6:30am Labor Day Weekend hike/BBQ. 11.5m, 2,300', solid pace. Chantry Series qualifier

7:15am Baldy*Dawson*Pine via Register Ridge

8:00am -~Switzer Falls Hike~-

8:15am Short and Easy hike in Santa Clarita’s open space!

8:30am Hike Mount Baden Powell

8:30am Runyan Canyon

9:00am Cold Creek Preserve Loop

9:00am I'm fat, lets hike-Parker Mesa

11:00am Abalone cove tide pools

11:00am Eagle rock at Topanga State Park
http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/events/137070602/

2:00pm All the high peaks at Griffith Park—8 miles or so

4:00pm Eagle Rock Loop Hike

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Sunday, September 1

6:00am Hike Mt. Baldy Via Register Ridge & Return Via Devils Backbone Trail-Your Pace

7:30am Sandstone Peak- Tri Peaks / Vanalden Cave (Level 2+ / Moderate Pace)

9:00am Manhattan Beach Hike/Brunch

9:30am ZUMA CANYON HIKE 'N BRUNCH

10:00am Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Hike!

12 noon Topanga Lookout and Saddle Peak rocks
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/137140212/

3:30pm Labor Day Special: Bat Cave/Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Bowl Concert

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

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Monday, September 2

7:00am Baldy Via Ski Hut

7:30am Inspiration Point + Tacos

9:00am Pierpont

3:30pm Labor Day Calorie Burner: Las Llajas Cyn to Chumash Trail Loop

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat -- Labor Day edition! Join us for the holiday

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

6:00pm Labor Day Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hike Calendar for August 20-26, 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 West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

Monday 5:30pm harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's
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Tuesday, August 20

6:00pm 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 Potato Mountain

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

7:30pm Full-moon hike to Orchard Camp, 7 miles, 2k vert., Chantry Series qualifier

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Wednesday, August 21

5:00pm Humpday Hike - Sycamore Canyon - 7 mrt

5:30pm Mad Ken's Humpday Hike -- Oak Creek Canyon to Island Views

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 277

6:00pm Potato Mountain + Slaters 50 / 50

6:45pm Full Moon Intermediate Level Hike- Topanga State Park

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura & Blue Moon!

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, August 22

8:00am Big Sycamore Cyn Beach hike (from PCH side) - This Thursday August 22

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 West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

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

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

7:00pm Porter Ridge park

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Friday, August 23

9:00am Garcia Trail Conditioning hike--Azusa

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station--See the ISS!

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Saturday, August 24

6:00am Ecbo! Etiwanda Cucamonga Big Horn And Ontario

6:30am Wilson via U. Winter Creek, down via Zion, 15m, 4.2k', brief break @ Cosmic Café

7:00am -~Sturtevant Camp Hike~-

7:30am San Vicente Park via Sullivan/Westridge

8:00am (Mountaineer 6) West Baldy & Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut and Devil's Backbone Trail

8:00am Westward Beach to Point Dume to Paradise Cove (Malibu) Hike

8:30am Piru Creek!

9:00am Arroyo Seco from JPL

9:00am La Jolla Canyon & Ray Miller Trail Loop

9:00am Parker Mesa Overlook - Los Liones Loop

11:30am HOEGEE'S LOOP TRAIL / REFUEL at LUCKY BALDWIN'S DELIRIUM CAFÉ

5:45pm Night hike to Mt Hollywood in Griffith Park

6:00pm Saturday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

9:15pm Full Moonlight hike

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Sunday, August 25

 (note: National Parks Free Entrance Day)

6:15am Mt. Baldy from the Village and Devil's Backbone - Ski Chair Loop (6000' gain)

8:00am Echo Mountain - Inspiration Point

10:00am Go hiking in Beverly Hills at Franklin Canyon Park/ Discovery Trail Loop

3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

5:00pm Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, August 26

8:30am Shelf Road

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:30pm Potato Mountain

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hike Calendar for August 13-19, 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 Cheviot Hills (semi) urban ups and downs hike


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

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Tuesday, August 13

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

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

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 to Glendale Peak

6:30pm Sierra Club Conditioning Hike - San Pedro

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze - Billy's Last Night in LA

7:00pm Anza Trail Walk

7:00pm Sierra Club Beginner's Hike

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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Wednesday, August 14

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:30pm Mad Ken's Hump Day Hike- Long Canyon to Albertson Motorway Loop

5:30pm Monrovia Canyon Park

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

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 276

6:30pm Potato Mountain

6:30pm Hump Day Sunset Hike on Rocky Peak

6:45pm Weekly Urban Hike in Ventura

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Wednesday Evening Hike

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Thursday, August 15

9:00am The Bridge to Nowhere

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Cheviot Hills (semi) urban ups and downs hike

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

6:30pm WORK WEEK BLUES CHASER

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

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, August 16

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

6:45pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Moonlit Hike

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

7:30pm Moonlight hike in Palos Verdes Estates

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Saturday, August 17

6:00am Etiwanda, Cucamonga, Bighorn & Ontario

6:30am Baldy via Ski Hut & Return Via Backbone & Ski Lift, 7.5 mile RT/4000 ft Gain

6:45am Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle (Level 2+/3 -- Moderate Pace)

7:00am Etiwanda Peak

7:00am Los Pinetos to Wilson Saddle

7:15am Cedar Glen/Icehouse Saddle loop, 8.7 miles, 2,600 feet, Chantry Series qualifier

8:00am -~Bear Creek Hike~-north of Azusa

8:00am Summer Fitness Hike

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

4:00pm Hike to the NIKE Missile Site

5:30pm MOONGAZER HIKE & POTLUCK

6:00pm Almost Full Moon and Picnic Dinner on Mt Hollywood!

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Sunday, August 18

7:00am Mt Zion Loop from Chantry Flats

7:00am Classic Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut (8.5 miles/3,900' gain/loss) Out & Back

8:00am hike at Trump golf course, Palos Verdes

8:30am Goody Goody Koontz!

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

9:30am Sullivan Canyon

9:45am Solstice Canyon Hike- Waterfalls, Historic ruins, Yoga/Meditation and Lunch

11:30am smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

2:00pm The Raptors of Placerita Canyon

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

7:00pm O: Almost full moon Hike above Descanso Gardens - Cerro Negro

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Monday, August 19

9:00am Ventura Botanical Garden

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY
6:30pm Potato Mountain

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hike Calendar for August 5-12, 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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Rex's Hikes for the week:

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

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

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Monday, August 5

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Evening Urban Walk, Camarillo

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:30pm Potato Mountain

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

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Tuesday, August 6

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

9:30 am Claremont Loop

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:45pm Alternative Echo Mt - up Old Echo & Pole Line trails, down option

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 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, August 7

4:45pm Conditioning walk along Paseo del Mar

5:30pm Cruzin the Conejo Arroyo/ Lynnmere loop with a Mad Twist

5:45pm 1st Hump Day Hike at Rancho El Nido Preserve- 6.5 Miles

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 275

6:30pm Potato Mountain

6:30pm Hump Day Sunset Hike to Angel Vista, route 2 from Felton--Thousand Oaks

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

6:45pm Wednesday Night Hike - Griffith Park

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

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Thursday, August 8

7:00am Baldy speed hike

8:30am Canyons West Bridge hike, T.O. this Thur Aug 8th (meet time 8:30 this week)

5:30pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

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

6:00pm The Chumash Trail Hike

6:00pm WORK-WEEK BLUES CHASER

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

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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Friday, August 9

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, August 10

5:30am Sunrise on the Ladyface!

7:00am Ice House Canyon To Ontario Peak

8:00am -~Jones Peak Hike~-

8:00am Mt. Pinos to Sheep Camp via Sawmill Mountain Hike (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

8:00am Piuma To Saddle Peak

8:15am Mt Pinos to Mt Abel - Something for everyone

8:15am The CCMP SIX Parks Adventure Ring-Thousand Oaks

8:30am (Mountaineer 5) Timber, Telegraph & Thunder Mountains via Icehouse Canyon

9:00am Piedra Blanca

10:00am Placerita Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch Waterfall Trail

11:45am Overnight Backpacking Trip to Cucamonga Peak

1:00pm 8 MILE HIKE / PERSEID METEOR SHOWER / POT LUCK PARTY at MT PINOS

3:00pm Ice Cream Gobble & Beach Hike in Malibu

7:30pm Perseid Meteor Shower Hike--Hummingbird Trail-Simi Valley

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Sunday, August 11

6:00am Sunset Peak/Electronic Towers 12 Mi 3200 G/L Fireroad up-Firebreak down. In Glendora

9:30am kayaks on the water

4:00pm Rocky Peak Fire Road Hike

6:30pm Hummingbird Sunset Potluck

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Monday, August 12

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

6:30pm Potato Mountain

6:45pm Monday Evening Hike in Ventura

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: