26 Staircases for 26 Angels

Everybody has been affected by the senseless killing of so many innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  To honor the 26 angels who were taken away that terrible day, we'll do 26 staircases in Silver Lake.

The 26 Angels:

Rachel D'Avino
Dawn Hochsprung
Anne Marie Murphy
Lauren Rousseau
Mary Sherlach
Victoria Soto
Charlotte Bacon
Daniel Barden
Olivia Engel
Josephine Gay
Dylan Hockley
Madeleine Hsu
Catherine Hubbard
Chase Kowalski
Jesse Lewis
Ana Marquez-Greene
James Mattioli
Grace McDonnell
Emilie Parker
Jack Pinto
Noah Pozner
Caroline Previdi
Jessica Rekos
Avielle Richman
Benjamin Wheeler
Allison Wyatt

This hike is NOT for Beginners

Meeting Time: Please arrive at Tomato Pie at 10 am.  After introductions, the walk will start promptly at 10:15am.  Walk should take 4 hours.

Meeting Place:

1636 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Parking: There is free parking on West Silver Lake Blvd.- the signs say no parking after 11pm, and other streets east and west of Silver Lake Blvd.

Paid street meter parking on Silver Lake Blvd.

Pace- Please be honest about your conditioning level!

Fast, workout pace.  This mean we do not stop and wait for people at the top of staircases and there will not be any rest stops.

You are responsible for keeping up with the pace of the group.

If you are unable to keep up with the group, you are on your own to get back to the starting point.

Print out the map of the route, in case you aren't able to keep up with the group.

Route: About 11 miles.  Starts and ends at Lamill.

The first part of the hike will be very tough; 12 staircases that basically come one right after another with only two staircases that go down.

26 Staircases

1. Occidental- Down 25 steps
2. Occidental Pt. 2 Up 30 steps
3. Easterly Terrace North Up 76 steps
4. Silverwood Terrace North Up 104 steps
5. Angelus- down 177 steps
6. Easterly Terrace South Up 82 steps
7. Silverwood Terrace South Up 89 steps
8. Effie Up 82 steps
9. Swan Pt.1-Up 77 steps
10. Swan Pt.2 110 steps
11. Swan Pt.3 100 steps
12. Cicero Down 90 steps
13. Manzanita, Up 40 steps
14. Scotland Up 137 steps.
15. Tracy Up 23 steps.
16. Scotland East Up 51 steps.
17. Drury Up 90 steps
18. Landa Pt.1-Up 92 steps
19. Landa Pt. 2 Up 154 steps
20. Landa Pt.3 Down 84 steps
21. Kenilworth Up 73 steps
22. Tesla Up 111 steps
23. Glendale Pt.1 Up 56 steps
24. Glendale Pt.2 Up 156 steps
25. Cove Up 163 steps
26. Fanning Up 108 steps

Total Steps: 2380

Steps Up-1999

Steps Down-381


No crashers- Please sign up for this event.  Please do not just show up.

RSVP limits are set, because I don't want a huge group on these walks.  So, if you RSVP only for yourself, don't bring a guest.

Please keep your RSVP updated and current.  Repeated No Shows may lead to members being removed from the group.

There usually are no restrooms along these walks. Restrooms are usually only available at the starting point of the walks.

Always bring plenty of water.

Always wear running/tennis shoes. Open toed shoes are not a good idea for these stairs walks.

Any questions or concerns please email me, David.

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  • Diane

    Thanks for the awesome workout with great conversation. What a nice group of people. I look forward to climbing with you all again.

    January 2, 2013

    • Dianne

      Lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you on another hike soon! :-)

      January 2, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    Spectacular walk to end the year!

    December 31, 2012

  • Mary

    Great time and so many fun people - I won't wait so long for my next hike with this group:)

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Mike

    I think you might be interested in this track:


    Created by Google My Tracks on Android.

    Name: 12/30/[masked]:15am
    Activity type: -
    Description: -
    Total distance: 17.77 km (11.0 mi)
    Total time: 3:35:30
    Moving time: 3:24:21
    Average speed: 4.95 km/h (3.1 mi/h)
    Average moving speed: 5.22 km/h (3.2 mi/h)
    Max speed: 17.96 km/h (11.2 mi/h)
    Average pace: 12.13 min/km (19.5 min/mi)
    Average moving pace: 11.50 min/km (18.5 min/mi)
    Fastest pace: 3.34 min/km (5.4 min/mi)
    Max elevation: 199 m (652 ft)
    Min elevation: 99 m (326 ft)
    Elevation gain: 743 m (2437 ft)
    Max grade: 0 %
    Min grade: 0 %
    Recorded: 12/30/[masked]:15am

    2 · December 31, 2012

    • Carola

      We did pretty good :) Thanks for posting this, Mike.

      December 31, 2012

  • David

    Great group of stairclimbers! Very nice meeting so many new members. Hope to see everybody again soon!

    December 31, 2012

  • Chris L

    Thank you for the good exercise.

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • Carola

    Great route, David. Awesome workout.

    December 30, 2012

  • Greg

    Thanks David great hike. I'm back at the car and I did 7 miles. looking forward to more great hikes in the new year. Cheers

    December 30, 2012

  • Theresa B.

    Not going to make it today. Will be rejoining you all soon.

    December 30, 2012

  • Joel

    I can't make it. But thanks David for introducing me to the book - I love this stuff.

    December 29, 2012

  • karen

    Hi David, I RSVP ed several days ago when there was 22 spots left but I don't see my name on the list am I still able to go ?

    December 28, 2012

    • David

      Karen, I see your name on the RSVP list. See you Sun.

      December 28, 2012

  • David

    This walk is on rain or shine.

    December 28, 2012

  • catherine e.

    Still planning on going! Is this rain or shine?

    December 28, 2012

  • David

    Since there is a waitlist, please update your RSVP. If your plans have changed, please change your RSVP.

    December 27, 2012

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