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harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

NOTE: CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION FOR START OF HIKE

 

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

 

GPS SEARCH LOCATION: "4851 Don Lorenzo Drive, Los Angeles" or

N[masked] W[masked]

 

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: 6:00 to 8 pm, 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 HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT, 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: 8:15 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 left 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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  • Larry T

    Thanks for the hike Rex. I needed a little work out to start the week.

    September 30, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    I'm not ready for the hills tonight. :( Since I won't be there, make sure and do lots of hills for Vince so he'll be quiet. ;)

    September 30, 2013

  • Kim C

    Not going to make it tonight, sorry Rex! Have a great hike everyone. :)

    September 30, 2013

  • Mark

    I will be late, start without me, I will catch up.

    September 30, 2013

  • Taunya

    Is the difficult steep climb shown in the picture? Otherwise could a beginner handle it? Gotta start somewhere....

    September 23, 2013

    • rexfrankel

      yes, it is the top picture. Plus there are 2 or 3 other steep climbs not shown in the pictures

      September 30, 2013

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