Ranger Station walk to Travel Town (lots of WWII history)

Meet at 3 PM, but leave at 3:15 PM. Meet in front of the ranger station/ Visitor Center. See picture on left--that is our meeting spot.

We'll go on a 7-8 miles RT no elevation gain hike. Hike will be approx.  3 hours. Bring water and sneakers. We'll be walking on a path horses take. Please let them pass. Dogs must on a leash.

We're going to walk to Travel Town. It has lots of trains! During WWII  it was a detention camp for Japanese and a POW camp (Germans, Italians & Japanese). http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/la/historic/japanese_camps.html

and http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Griffith%20Park%20(detention%20facility)/. We'll walk by the LA Zoo. Where the LA Zoo is, used to house WWII veterans after the war. One cool thing about this walk is we saw several deer and quite a few rabbits last time.

Ranger Station is by merry-go-round. There's a stop sign where it is. The Mapquest directions may take you too far.

 

If for some reason you get seperated from us,  Ranger Station Tele. # Phone: (323) 913-4688.

Map of Griffith Park:http://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith/griffith_park_map.html

 

Map for Ranger Station

 

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  • Sorina

    Very good walk...Thanks Ed!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Ed ,The trains were neat

    July 27, 2013

  • Matt G.

    Running a few min late, but on my.way

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, took my daughter car shopping all morning. I'm exhausted.

    July 27, 2013

  • Audrey F.

    Have fun all. Woke up sick this morning.

    July 27, 2013

  • ed

    We'll be walking on a path horses take. Please let them pass. Dogs must be on a leash.

    July 26, 2013

  • Samantha

    Been wanting to see this!! Am going to try my hardest to get there!

    July 26, 2013

  • Trisha G.

    I am going to try and make it. I have to go and registrar for the Treyvon Martin walk that is happening this Sunday.

    July 26, 2013

  • ed

    This walk will have NO lectures. If you want to learn more about the history, refer to links above.

    July 24, 2013

  • Christine K

    dog-friendly walk?

    July 24, 2013

    • Christine K

      That was pre-doggy days for me. So, Ed, are you going to regale us with the history, or are we supposed to read up ahead of time ourselves?

      July 24, 2013

    • ed

      No lectures. All the info is on the links above.

      July 24, 2013

  • ARI

    IF WE START AT 3;15 WHAT TIME WE WILL BE BACK AT OUR CARS?

    July 23, 2013

    • ed

      approx. 3 hours

      July 23, 2013

    • ARI

      OK THANX

      July 23, 2013

  • Stella G.

    Nice....my father is a WWII vet. Interested to hear the history

    July 6, 2013

    • ed

      links above has all the info.

      July 21, 2013

  • Michelle

    forgot im starting school this weekend

    July 15, 2013

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