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Griffith Park 9 Peaks - A Fast-Paced Exploratory Hike

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  • Organizer: Mike Cheng


    Location: Griffith Park Merry Go Round Parking Lot # 2

    Hike difficulty:  Level 7/10

    A beginner hike: No

    Distance: 13 miles 

    Elevation Gain: 3500'

    Time: 6 hours

    Trail condition: mostly single file trail, no shade 

    # of hikers: no more than 5

    Water: Minimum 3 liters (If you bring less than this amount, you will be in big trouble.)

    Guest: no

    Dog: no

    Toilette: at trailhead

    Parking: Public parking lot



    What to bring: hat, sunscreen, energy bar, lunch, snacks, water, and the usual stuff.

    Proficiency: Anyone interested in participating in this event must share with my your hiking background to substantiate your proficiency before your name will be added to the list.


    Trail description:

    This is an exploratory hike, meaning I am not 100% sure where I am going. That being said, I have done it once before and have the GPS file to guide me. Before a regular scheduled event, I usually check out the trail ahead of time, but it is lonely to do it by myself so I am looking for companies.

    For me, this hike is the preparation work I put into before hikers can have fun hiking with me later. My mentality will be to get the job done as soon as possible.  It is not intended to be a fun hike.

    If you know the trail and you want to lend a hand, it is much appreciated.  

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    2013 Activities:

    Trekker Series: On the 1st Saturday of the month and will be 6 miles or less.
    Explorer Series: On the 2nd Saturday and will be 7- 8 miles.
    Adventurer Seires: On the 3rd Saturday and will be 9 miles or more.

    Mountaineer Series with elevation gain of 4000' and more will be scheduled for 3rd and 4th quarters for seasoned alpinists.

    Exploratory hikes are available off schedule. To participate, you must be a strong and seasoned hiker. Please email me if you are interested.

    Waiting list priority: People who hike with me or with Los Angeles Hiking Group frequently will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

    No show policy: If you sign up for an event and no show, you will either lose your waiting list priority or not be able to sign up for the next event.



    If you have prior medical condiction or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

    If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

    Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

    Release of Liability:

    The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

    By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

    In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

    Profile Photo:

    Members interested in joining this hike must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of the L.A. Hiking Group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up.

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  • Emmy

    Hi Mike, I sent you email about the possibility of Sue and I (old GP hands) joining you and others on another scouting trip. It will probably be really hot in the park this Saturday during the day anyway.

    May 30, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    I was just gonna say that I would've joined you if I wasn't already hosting a hike that evening.

    May 30, 2013

  • Lou

    Hi Mike, if I did not have the 50mi bike ride scheduled on the same day I would had enjoyed joining you. GP is the TNTs stopping grounds & the group has covered a lot of the trails. ...some nights a total of 10-miles in 2hrs, 15min :) Keep me in mind for other exploratory hikes

    May 29, 2013


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