What we're about
Greetings! This is a hiking group dedicated to hiking at a casual, relaxed pace. Most of the hikes will take place on Sunday evenings in Griffith Park. Sometimes hikes will be announced in nearby areas, like Eaton Canyon in Pasadena. We will also have a few picnic hikes. This group is great for getting a good work out up and down hills, but without feeling rushed or regimented. No one will feel like a slowpoke or be left behind! It's all about casual, relaxed exercise..but you WILL get a workout!
Recommended: A good pair of walking shoes and a bottle of water. A walking stick is a big help and are pretty inexpensive at sporting goods stores. We will be hiking in the dark part of the time, so bring a flashlight. Dogs are welcome on a leash (park rules)!
Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a professional hike leader-you are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these hikes, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers of LA Casual Hiking responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. LA Casual Hikers does not certify the expertise of the organizers, the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders). LA Casual Hiking is not responsible for any possible losses or injuries.
It's sometimes hard to know if the hike is at your level until you try it out. If you find you need to turn back at any time during a hike, please let someone know, and be sure you know the way back to the parking lot from where we are.
It is safe to bring your dog along in a hiking group-coyotes don't go near groups of people.
Most hikes are about 2-2.5 hours long and will cover 4-5 miles. We will be going up and down hills, some a little steep, also some steps depending on the hike, and walking in the dark at times. We stop periodically to allow everyone to catch up. So it will be a good steady cardio workout but not rushed.
PS During the fall and winter, bring a flashlight if you wish, part of the hike is in the dark..just not a super eye-piercingly bright one! And please use headphones if you bring an ipod.
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Exercise! Friends! Views! Fun!
Enjoy this video from our first anniversary pinata bash hike!