Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, easy, then hard, plus dinner

NOTE: CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION FOR START OF HIKE

PARK ON DON LORENZO DRIVE, WHICH IS LOCATED OFF OF LA BREA AVENUE

Take 2 hours EVERY MONDAY--we get a 360 degree view from Downtown L.A. to Malibu to Palos Verdes and can watch the sunset.

WHEN: 5:30 pm to sunset, which is when the rangers start telling us to go home.

MEET: Lots of cool people

MEET WHERE?: at the Kenneth Hahn park--at the top of the Baldwin Hills.

DIFFICULTY: Easy, then hard in the middle, with 200 feet elevation gain on a steep, but short trail. Then we do more civilized relatively level trails, but there will be a 2 or 3 more short steep climbs later.

Lots of restrooms and water fountains.

PARKING: free.

DOGS: are allowed in the park on a leash

BRING WATER, COMFORTABLE SHOES, MAYBE A HAT IF IT'S HOT...

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

OPTIONAL DINNER: 7:45 PM-- AT GABY'S EXPRESS, (MEDITERRANEAN Chicken, beef and vegetarian), lots of garlic sauce if you like it. LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LA CIENEGA AND WASHINGTON BLVD. (2901 La Cienega, which is 2.5 miles mile north of the hiking spot) http://www.gabysexpress.com/

(go south on La Brea, turn right at Stocker Street, turn right on La Cienega, go 2 mile north and turn right at Washington Blvd)

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A LITTLE HISTORY: SEE THE VIDEOS OF THE BALDWIN HILLS DAM BURSTING ON DECEMBER 14, 1963

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIeNM8cm6J8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfa-c8KUDw

PART OF OUR TRAIL LOOPS AROUND THE FORMER L.A. CITY RESERVOIR

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CHECK MY GUIDE TO THE MOST AWESOME HIKES IN L.A.:

http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

ALSO, CHECK OUT MY CALENDAR COMPILING ALL MEETUP GROUP HIKES IN THE LA AREA: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com

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(photo by Puck)

(Photo by "That John Guy")


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