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In August 2007 I started to hike again, and I have hiked just about everywhere near and far away and now I am expanding bringing friends and people alone for the ride, I/we will be taking trips to either local, or long distance trips such as Local:
Eton Canyon
Griffith Park
Hollywood sign
Will Roger State Park
Topanga State Park
Malibu State Park
Santa Monica Mountain
San Gabriel Mountains
Yosemite National park
Sequoia National park
This Meetup group called OFFGRIDHIKERS. I started this group because I wanted to find and invite people to do some of the fun outdoors (and indoors) activities I had always wanted to do.  There are many things to do under the sun….  I have been hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, balloon riding, and a lot more!. Beyond all that, many friendships were forged, and a group of great friends was created. These things we will be doing all over again.
Regardless of what you do, no matter where you go, the one thing that will make any trip memorable, When you travel with our group, whether you already know some of the people coming or not, at the end of the trip, you will feel like you have just gone on a trip with a group of your closest friends and will be looking forward to getting together again.
When creating your profile you are asked to provide a ‘Profile Picture' It is mandatory that you provide this and that they are recent picture of you. These pictures are used solely for the purpose of identification. We're going to see what you look like when you show up anyway. There are a lot of pictures taken along our hikes and they are often uploaded to the site afterwards. In the unlikely event that you should become separated from the group on a hike and end up lost, we need the picture to show to those that may volunteer to look for you. Fortunately this has not happened, we're looking to keep it that way. All pictures posted on this site become public domain, which means group members can see them and download them. As a condition of membership you agree to abide by all federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances, etc... Safety is first and foremost!
Off Grid Hikers this is a hiking group dedicated to hiking at a casual, relaxed pace. Most of the hikes will take place on Saturday and some Sundays mornings depending on the time of the year and how hot it will be, and throughout Los Angeles area and when possible we will be traveling for overnight camping.  You can suggest hikes as well….
The hikes are mostly a slow pace, but we aim to have fun and to keep in shape.  We also ask a $1 to $15 Donation for maintenance of the site. Not obligatory but if you feel that we done a good job annually.

Welcome to the group, we look forward to seeing you soon!
So come see the world with us!
Julio Contreras

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Off Grid Hiker,  and their event/assistant organizers, representatives, agents, employees, and/or any affiliated person, company or entity are not responsible for your safety. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. By participating in any event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being and agree to release Off Grid Hiker, group and their event/assistant organizers, representatives, agents, employees, and/or any affiliated person, company or entity from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity.
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Echo Mountain Trail Altadena

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A bit of LA history
tarts at the head of Lake Avenue in Altadena and climbs 2.5 miles to the historic ruins of Professor Lowe's famous White City. En route you are treated to amazing vistas of the urban sprawl while climbing steadily through rich, mature chaparral with views into the rugged Los Flores Canyon and the surrounding mountains. When you reach Echo Mountain, exploring the ruins has a feel of visiting historic ancient sites in Egypt or Greece. There are other hikes in the San Gabriels that visit historic spots, but none compare to Echo Mountain.

The Mount Lowe Railway complex was birthed from the visions of Civil War balloonist and inventor, Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe and engineer David J. MacPherson. Their collaborative efforts produced Southern California's must-visit attraction, drawing more than three million visitors from 1896 to 1936. Echo Mountain (3207'), known as "The White City," was the heart of the resort with its two hotels — elegant Echo Mountain House and The Chalet — observatory, and small zoo. Other infrastructure included a powerhouse, machine shop, reservoir, and the world's most powerful searchlight.

Rating:5 / 5Distance:5.4 miles (8.7 km)Time:2.5 HoursDifficulty:HardClimbing:1500 ft (457 m)Trail Condition:Well-Marked TrailsChallenges:Climbing, CrowdsPeople:CrowdedKnown For:Views, RuinsBest Time:Early Morning, SunsetDogs:LeashedBathrooms:NoParking:FreeTrailhead:3302 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA, 91001, USA (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sam+Merrill+Trailhead/@34.2033648,-118.1322216,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x1022b7c98bdafe76!5m1!1e4)Park Website:Los Angeles River Ranger District (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/angeles/recreation/recarea/?recid=41674)

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Echo Mountain Trail Altadena

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