Holiday Barbeque/Family Fun Hike

Holiday BBQ Fun and Hiking

Bring a healthy appetite for fun!

Bring the kids, the family, hikers and non-hikers.  We will need someone to stay back at the picnic tables to keep the spot reserved while the others hike to Amir's.

 

Meet at our usual spot at Griffith Park, Merry Go Round, Lot 2 at the stairs,  see Lee's map below.  We only put the Ranger Station because it is the closest address.  There is no address for the parking lot.  From the Ranger Station drive up the hill following the signs to the Merry-Go-Round.  You will reach Parking Lot #1 (see the sign) and drive through it on the way to Parking Lot #2.  You will pass by the Merry-Go-Round before you reach PL#2.  You will find us gathered at the steps on the northern end of the lot.

 

Map Link

Map Link #2 (expanded view)

 

Descend to the picnic tables just north of the parking lot at 9:30 AM to set up for the massive BBQ!

We would like to have 4 picnic tables reserved. (first come first served)  Someone will need to stay with the tables while the others go hiking.


  • PLEASE POST WHAT YOU ARE BRINGING ON THE BBQ SPREADSHEET FIRST!
  • Then RSVP to the waiting list
  • We will then add you to the Attending list


Refer to the "BBQ SPREADSHEET" link BELOW to post your choice of foods and supplies. Those volunteering to stay behind, check the 2nd pg, titled VOLUNTEER LIST. (Thanks Shannon!)

 

You MUST put somethingon the spreadsheet, and commit to bringing at least one item.  This is mandatory to be added to the RSVP list.  We will be checking the list and add you when you have made your choice.


CLICK for BBQ SPREADSHEET


On the spreadsheet you will see various food items, eating utensils, charcoal, grills etc. etc.....we will need a lot of items.  Everyone must participate and bring something to make this work.

YOU WILL BE MOVED FROM THE RSVP WAITING LIST ONCE YOU HAVE PUT IN A COMMITMENT FOR BRINGING AN ITEM(S)


CLICK for BBQ SPREADSHEET

 

Around 10:00 AM we'll gather the hikers and set off for Amir's Garden.

This is an easy intermediate hike, (4/10), rolling hills, mostly fire road, with a set of steps in the middle to give us a total of 600' of vertical challenge.

Hiking time approx 90 minutes.

The non-hikers in the family will be near the playground for the kids or relaxing in lawn chairs with a cold drink.

We'll arrive back at the picnic tables around 11:30AM to start grilling and chilling in the shady, grassy area between the old zoo and the playground.

Spend the rest of the day with great food, cold drinks, relaxing and socializing!

 

BRING PORTABLE CHAIRS

 

Please no dogs.

 

Shannon Aguirre and Scott Hathaway   Event/Hike Leaders

Lee Zebold   West Coast Under Assistant Promotion Man


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to have to cancel if I can't get a ride so one last request.

    July 4, 2013

    • Larry T

      OMG. I just realized what that ladie's rant was about. It is the connection between U.S. Independence Day and recent U.S. war efforts and the Feds etc. All of the bad things that happened had some close or distant connection to the military or the Government. ie She's pissed off at her Dad who just happens to work for the government.

      July 10, 2013

    • Rimona

      She definitely need help

      July 10, 2013

  • Larry T

    What a great day. Thanks goes out to Shannon, Scott, Lee, Isaac, Toshi, and everyone else that contributed the great food and drinks. I loved the hike to Amir's Garden. I enjoyed visiting with old friends and it was equally great meeting some new friends. It was really fun watching the kids who were having such a blast all day. And last but not least, I want to thank Mr.Gopher for making his special appearance and for entertaining the kid in all of us.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Boy... was getting a slight headache with all the last min changes and cancelations!

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • sondra

      it was perfect lots of great food and great variety you rock Shannon

      1 · July 7, 2013

    • Larry T

      Yeah, what Sondra said.

      July 10, 2013

  • Rimona

    Great workout

    July 8, 2013

  • Su w.

    How about spicy fish?

    2 · July 5, 2013

    • sondra

      it was delicious!! Thanks

      July 7, 2013

  • Magdalena

    Oda to the orginizers!!! Excellent!

    3 · July 6, 2013

    • Scott H.

      Loved the flan!

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • sondra

      yes your flan was awesome

      July 7, 2013

  • sondra

    Wow thanks to so many people for such a great time, Shannon and Lee for organizing, the beautiful cooking ladies, Toshi for the amazing Matcha ice cream and fruit, everything was so good.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • olivia c.

    Scott,Shannon and Lee,Thank you so much for a great BBQ! the kids had a blast! we didn't leave till 5:30. Enjoyed seen old friends, and nice to meet new ones!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Thank you Shannon, Scott, & Lee for your effort and time in organizing this successful Hike & BBQ! The hike to Amir's Garden was great and I enjoyed delicious food with wonderful, friendly people.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Mario

    What could be better?. Perfect day, Beautiful people, Delicious food. Thank you Scott, Shannon, The West Coast Under Assistant Promo Man, and everyone for making this a great event!!!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Larry S.

    Lots of good people to enjoy a beautiful day with.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Sumi

    bummed I can't make it. I would love to join you guys next time. You sound awesome!

    July 6, 2013

    • Scott H.

      Sorry you couldn't make it. Good times, we will do this again!

      July 6, 2013

  • Scott H.

    First time we've had hikers and family together. Great meeting all of you!

    3 · July 6, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Thank you all for coming out and participating... we couldn't have made it possible otherwise! Really great food and company!

    3 · July 6, 2013

  • Jackie

    Thanks Great event. Well organized. Most enjoyable

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Larry S.

    Great party. Enjoyed the company and meeting new people.

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Gordon

    Had a great time; met some nice folks! The food was scrumptious, healthy, and great variety.

    3 · July 6, 2013

  • becky (ngoc bich) l.

    It was an awesome hike and BBQ

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    If anybody else has a grill or ice chest would help... also will need more ice.

    July 2, 2013

    • Larry T

      2 ice chest and ice

      July 6, 2013

    • Erik G.

      I'll be rolling in around the 1130 time frame. I'll bring ice as well.

      July 6, 2013

  • Gordon

    Hi, Shannon:

    Please provide a cell no. for those of us who may have difficulty finding you at the picnic tables. Thanks!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Marcela

    hi, any way i can be added to the waiting list pleeeease :) ????

    July 5, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      I hav been sitting here since 6:40 reserving tables

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • Larry T

      Bringing 12 pack D Coke

      July 6, 2013

  • helen

    Sorry won't make it

    July 6, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Don't forget to have everything prepared already before coming! If you're bringing a dish, bring a serving utensils..

    July 5, 2013

  • Jim

    Something has come up and I won't be able to make it.

    July 5, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    PLEASE bring folding chairs if you have any... we will definitely need extra seats besides picnic tables. Or even if you wanna bring blankets to sit on. Also, if you have guests coming, please bring extra food for your guests as well! Ty all and see you soon!

    July 5, 2013

  • Gordon

    I will be bringing brownies and he said you needed some foil.

    2 · July 5, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      Think we're ok with foil now. Ty!

      July 5, 2013

    • Gordon

      My pleasure...see you soon!

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    I still see people continuing to join the wait list, but not sign up on the spreadsheet to get put on the attending list. Please contact me if you need help or have any suggestions!

    June 30, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      If I can also get suggestions from those already on the list, because this affects all of us as well. I wanna make sure we have enough/everything we need to make this successful.

      June 30, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      Yeah, I had made a comment about that yesterday. Not sure if people read though. I feel like I don't get very far...

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • LaNisha

    Gotta work. Took my name off spreadsheet.

    July 5, 2013

  • Rimona

    something came up. I will not participate in the bbq. I removed my name from the spreadsheet. I will do the hike though. But I need to be in Pasadena at 12:30PM.. SORRY

    July 5, 2013

  • j

    seedless watermellon

    July 5, 2013

    • j

      Cantaloupe it is.

      2 · July 5, 2013

  • Mercedes

    Unable; see private email.

    July 5, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Looking forward to this weekend. Buying stuff tomorrow after work to marinade chicken thighs for the barbeque.

    Hey, twenty-one people on the wait list. Get off of it by clicking on the brown "click on bbq spreadsheet" button in the instructions. If you're not coming at all, take yourself off the wait list already.

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      Sorry for the spelling errors. My iPhone keeps on thinking I'm saying something else and auto correcting me when I hit the space bar. I need to shut off that that function.

      July 5, 2013

    • Larry T

      I just talk into my Android. It does a pretty good job typing for me most of the time.

      July 5, 2013

  • Scott H.

    How long will this event last?
    I expect the grilling to go for a couple of hours, say 1:30 or 2:00. Up to the individual after that. I'm bringing my hammock and volleyball net and may stay later.

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • wendy

      Lee..is the wait list closed?

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      Looks like it is still there. Shannon is handling that aspect of this event.

      July 5, 2013

  • Juan T.

    sorry wont be going afterall. doing newport beach party with richard blade please remove me from list. mistake on my hehalf was thinking it was for this sunday juan

    July 5, 2013

  • David

    I'll also bring corn on the cobb.

    July 5, 2013

  • Juan T.

    Thanks Laura I appreciate that have a nice day enjoy your weekend Juan

    July 5, 2013

  • Mario

    Hi Scott I noticed you're bringing aguacates. Are you planning on making guacamole? I so, I can make some good one. Avec or sans chile

    July 5, 2013

    • Scott H.

      Sounds great Mario! With chile is my preference. I'll bring additional to slice for burgers etc.

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Mario

      Good. We're set.

      July 5, 2013

  • Juan T.

    shannon or scotts since people are on waiting list it only fair that you give priorty to those waiting before you let anyone else add people to there guest list juan

    July 5, 2013

    • David

      They people on the waitlist are still there, only because they have not signed up on the BBQ spreadsheet and listed what they are bringing!!

      If people followed directions, the waitlist would be at zero right now!

      3 · July 5, 2013

    • Scott H.

      Hi Juan, I don't see u on the spreadsheet. We'll add u, tell me what u r bringing to BBQ.

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • Paula

    Hi
    I'm confused about the waiting list. I received an email about No limit on how many people can attend and anybody is welcome to BBQ.
    People on Waiting List able to attend BBQ??
    Thanks,
    Paula

    June 26, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      Yes, Eliz. very true. We hike leaders get a little stressed at all the questions people ask when it is obvious that they did not even read the instructions - it is actually rather inconsiderate of our time. We are not paid to do this....everything is voluntary.

      4 · June 27, 2013

    • wendy

      i didn't yet respond as i had to get through the 4th, but just wanted to thank all the volunteer hike leaders -- you all do an incredible job

      4 · July 5, 2013

  • Mario

    Ok. I added the items I'm bringing and volunteered to stay to reserve tables prior to putting myself on the waiting list.

    July 5, 2013

  • carol

    changed my food item from salad to chicken, I'll check list later to see what else we need.

    July 5, 2013

  • olivia c.

    Shannon/Scott, can I ad 1 more person? my 15 year old son is coming, since my nephew is coming. thanks.

    July 5, 2013

  • Juan T.

    Please put me on this if anybody should cancel of you can squeeze me in its gonna be me and my son and his friend

    July 5, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    BTW... people might wanna bring extra food for themselves as well. Not sure if we will have enough food for everyone. A few people are signing up for multiple items, but would be nice to get more participation from people bringing small simple items (not a requirement, but would help). This is not a hike that one will have to carry food to the destination site...

    July 5, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    People on the wait list if you need me to put your name on the spreadsheet for you, let me know. I'm to give you guys a chance to attend.

    July 5, 2013

  • Rashida likes p.

    BTW, I have 2 guests...it was on my original rsvp but I just realized that I don't see it next to my name. just thought i'd mention it incase it's important. I would also like to add an additional 2 more but they are just stopping by and most likely not eating...just an FYI.

    July 4, 2013

    • Scott H.

      No problem

      1 · July 4, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      I already know the family is coming out Rashida and can't wait to see the baby again! My daughter will love him...

      July 5, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Can anybody bring foil paper?

    July 4, 2013

    • Yesenia

      Please sign me up for foil paper. :)

      1 · July 4, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      Ok, thanks Yessie!

      July 4, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Didn't we have someone bringing Fruit salad? It's no longer there.

    July 4, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      The picnic tables are right near the parking lot. You don't have to carry it very far. Plus others can help.

      July 4, 2013

  • Rimona

    I will be there, but will have to leave arount 12:30pm. Picking up my son at the airport. Sorry.

    July 4, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      That gives you time to eat and it's ok...

      July 4, 2013

  • Magdalena

    Hi Shannon I have 1 guest that will bring something but still don't know what will be! Thank you:)

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • Scott H.

      Are you bringing your friend Laura?

      July 4, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      Ok, will put you as a +1

      July 4, 2013

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