Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

NIGHT HIKE AT BALLONA LAGOON & VENICE CANALS

 

LOTS OF WATER AND BIRDS

 

4 MILES AND 2 HOURS HIKE/WALK, part on a dirt path, part on sidewalk in the Venice Canals

 

DIRECTIONS: In West L.A/Marina Del Rey area--take Washington Blvd all the way to the beach. Two blocks before the Venice Pier, turn left on Via Dolce and go 1/2 mile. At the fork, go straight. (The left fork is Marquesas and that leads to Via Marina--DON'T go that way!) The right fork stays called Via Dolce and we will be parked next to the big lagoon, between Marquesas Way and Roma Court.

 

HERE IS A PRINTABLE MAP:

http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/1/f/1/highres_43897361.jpeg

 

A GOOGLE MAP TO THE HIKE:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3945+Via+Dolce,+Marina+Del+Rey,+CA&hl=en&ll=33.976036,-118.46019&spn=0.010463,0.01929&sll=33.974969,-118.45886&sspn=0.010463,0.01929&z=16

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BRING: water, flashlight, comfortable hiking shoes.

DOGS: are allowed here on a leash

CATS: are allowed off leash but good luck with finding them when you want to cuddle later


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8:30 pm--DINNER AFTERWARD: Gaby's express on 3216 Washington Blvd., a block west of Lincoln Blvd.

 

MENU: http://www.gabysexpress.com/express_menu.html

 

MAP TO GABY'S:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3216+Washington+Blvd.+90292&sll=33.990323,-118.448737&sspn=0.006645,0.016512&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=3216+Washington+Blvd,+Marina+del+Rey,+Los+Angeles,+California+90292&z=17&iwloc=A

 

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

 

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  • Tracey M.

    Great hike and I enjoyed immensely dinner at Gabby's.

    July 27, 2013

  • Christi

    It was fun, love that walk, but next time I will wait to eat so I can have dinner with you guys!

    July 26, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    Rex does a great job

    July 26, 2013

  • Sandy o.

    Thanks Rex! Awesome time at Gabys too :)

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Jamie

    Thanks for organizing, Rex. Good route.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Jay

    Great place to walk. Skipped Gaby's.

    July 25, 2013

  • Sheila

    sorry can't make it this time

    July 25, 2013

  • Kim C

    Can someone let Rex know I'm almost there. GPS is saying 5 min

    July 25, 2013

  • Kim C

    Trying to get there, hope to get there by 6:30!

    July 25, 2013

    • Jay

      I'm so blinking close! But this traffic is poo!

      1 · July 25, 2013

    • Kim C

      On Pacific, moving like a turtle... How dare all these people trying to go to the beach or marina now!! Hehe :)

      July 25, 2013

  • Mario

    This trsffic is impossible. Sorry, i wont make it

    July 25, 2013

  • Jay

    Is there free parking?

    July 25, 2013

  • Maura

    I love outdoor stuff! ")

    July 25, 2013

    • Maura

      OMG!!! Plans change :( but I guess next time...

      July 25, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    I'll bring my husband, Steve and our dog, Buddy. Can we bring the dog to Gaby's for outdoor dining?

    July 16, 2013

    • Rex...Bouldering B.

      There is outdoor seating. We usually sit inside, though. I am not aware of any restaurant policy on dogs, though.

      July 22, 2013

    • Larry T

      Is your husband well behaved though? LOL

      July 25, 2013

  • Melinda

    Sorry, I can't make it.

    July 25, 2013

  • Jay

    Last minute!

    July 25, 2013

  • Anne

    Sorry, change of plans.

    July 25, 2013

  • Ivan P.

    Exciting

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Can I carpool with any one? I'm willing to help with gas. If so, please call me or text me @ 626.322.5324. thanks

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be out of town but hope to make the next one. This sounds like a lot of fun and not too hard for a beginning hiker.

    July 22, 2013

  • Nataly D.

    I will bring a guest.

    July 22, 2013

  • Taunya

    Would this be considered a beginner hike?

    July 21, 2013

  • Nataly D.

    Wow... I like that area...I can't wait!

    July 19, 2013

  • Cristal B.

    Very excited to share something I love with new cool people!

    July 5, 2013

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