Past Meetup

Tribute Stairhike to TD- Tom and Don T.

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This week I found out that two members of Stairclimbers of LA have passed away.

At every stairhike Tom had a smile on his face and was always in a good mood. I was shocked to learn a few months back that Tom was battling cancer. Tom bravely fought his disease for four months before going to a better place.

One of my biggest pet peeves is that I hate being touched by strangers, even a pat on the back or a tap on my shoulder. Tom would always pat me on the back or put his hand on my shoulder, but Tom never met a stranger, just friends he hadn't met before!

Then on today's stairhike in Silver Lake I found out about Don T. Don T., was the organizer for the Valencia Hiking Crew (, and six other people, died during a flash flood at Zion National Park, in Utah. I loved the hikes Don led. He was a down to earth, nice, friendly guy.

VHC is hosting a tribute hike and potluck ( for Don T. and the other members, on Sun. Sept 20th. Join if you can make it. I think VHC requires members to be approved before joining.

Both will be missed.

So in tribute to Tom and Don T., please join me in a stairhike in Highland Park. This 3 mile stairhike will be a slow paced, with gentle staircases and hills.

Highland Park was picked because both Tom and Don T. went on stairhikes in the area.

Meeting Place:

The York
5018 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Meeting Time: Please arrive at The York by 6:30pm. Walk will start promptly at 6:45pm. Walk will finish within 1.5 hrs.

Parking: Free street parking on streets north and south of York like Lincoln.

Pace: Slow Pace. But, you are responsible for keeping pace with the group.