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WITH PRECAUTIONS, WE ARE OPENING EVENTS ON MAY 9, 2020. SOCIAL DISTANCING, SMALL GROUPS AND WEARING MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Meet other people who are interested in hiking and walking for exercise, and attending various other fun events such as bicycling, kayaking, river rafting, etc. We sometimes have BBQs, sometimes have fundraisers, sometimes have parties and even go on exotic vacations....but mostly it is about hiking and having fun in the outdoors. You will find adventure on the various trails in the surrounding greater Los Angeles area which could even include downtown L.A. walks, or restaurants in other areas, with a varied leader mix of levels to choose from either beginners, intermediate and advanced hikers.

The hike leaders in this group aren't professional hike leaders. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers of LA Hiking Group responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. LA Hiking Group does not certify the expertise of the organizers,the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders) and.LA Hiking Group is NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries.

For safety and liability reasons you MUST have a clear PHOTO of yourself on your profile that shows up on the listings.

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Upcoming events (5)

Free Online Guided Meditation: Learn, practice, relax and grow

Meditate, Meet and get Motivated. These classes are designed to provide experience of an in-person session. Instructions to join the live online meditation class: Laptop/computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81053939134?pwd=aDhRRTg1VDR3Q2pHT25oRTFEZWRqZz09 Phone: Zoom cloud meetings app Meeting Id:[masked] Password:[masked] We recommend joining by laptop for better experience. You can join up to 30 minutes before start of event if you have some queries or would like some one to one help before meditation session starts. Also join us on Facebook for more resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeMeditateGroup This is online event and you join with 'one-click' at convenience of your home. You will find experience very real life like and in fact more attentive and personal. In this session we go over basics & guided meditation. Those coming for repeat sessions attend a parallel 'side virtual' room to go deeper. Also one to one discussion available at end of session for those looking for more help. This is a recurring session, but we also take up different themes related to meditation. No prior experience is needed. These classes are meant to come together and meditate and learn little by little, so please plan to join them every week for growth in your meditative state and practice. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeMeditateGroup This has recorded videos, self learning units, mentorship, downloads and some light hearted socialization.

(Strenuous) Griffith Park Hike...

Griffith Park Merry Go Round Lot 2

For those that want a hard hike on a Monday night... We will leave promptly at the start time. The start time is not 'when we meet', it is 'when we depart'. This will be about 2 hours and will go over the ridge line of the park (razorback) to the south side, then back across... No dogs. Generally no headlights are required or appreciated (unless you see a snake). You should bring a light just in case. Most of the time we will hit one of the major peaks (Mt. Hollywood, Chapel, or Cahuenga). This hike is >not< for beginners. Expect to sweat.. There will be water breaks. Please be aware that Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts, and support hikers are volunteers organize hikes without compensation and assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and Event Hosts from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Please see the Meetup terms of service agreement http://www.meetup.com/terms/

TNT & Power Hike

Griffith Park Merry Go Round Lot 2

The TNT running club hosts trail workouts and the pace is always faster than most other groups at Griffith Park; whether it be running, jogging, or power hiking. Although the club is a friendly, social group, the group's purpose is to push the pace. If you enjoy chatting in the back and stopping to take pictures, then the TNT club is not a good fit for you. The Groups: G1 - Ultra Runners, G2 - Advance Runners, G3 - Power Hikers Please Note: Power hikers are welcome on the Week #1 and #2 workouts. These weeks are for anyone that would like to try a TNT workout for the first time. There will be 3-groups to choose from so you will find a group that matches your current endurance level. The Monthly Plan is below. The Week #3 & #4 workouts are ONLY for advance level members. There are 2-groups to choose from, G1 super-fast-pace and G2 fast-pace. Recommend: headlight, water bottle, windbreaker (cold nights), dress according to the weather temperature. Where? When? Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, Parking Lot #2 TNT Island exact location:[masked], [masked] Start gathering at 6:15pm** - Kicking dust at 6:30pm **First time attendees, please arrive by 6:15pm MONTHLY PLAN: Week 1 - DYNAMITE LIGHT is considered intro to TNT workouts. All beginner runners & power hikers are welcome to join. Average: 5.5 to 6 miles, gain 1000' to 1300', steady ascend to the peak, & speed work. Week 2 - TRAIL BLAZERS' DELIGHT more advance than week one. We prefer that you join us on Week #1 but beginner runners & power hikers are welcome. Average: 6 to 7.5 miles, 1200' to 1500' gain, & speed work. Week 3 - BLAZE TO GLORY - advance trail run/jog. Your participation in week #1 or #2 is required. Average: 6.5 to 8 miles, gain 1400' to 1900', 1 to 3 steep climbs, & speed work. Week 4 - Zoom-Zoom-Kaboom! Push the pace and try to cover as many miles in two hours. Average: 8 to 12 miles, gain 1500' to 2400', gain & speed work. Tonight is not for first timers; attending Week #1, #2 or #3 is required. Week 5 - The rare Week #5 - The Plan is TBD IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in a high intensity activity like this one. My function as an organizer is only to organize the runs/hikes and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a run/hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

Glendale Peak, The Greek, Cedar Forest

@ the Stairs, Parking Lot # 2

Hike location: Griffith Park Hike level: Intermediate Hike Distance: 6-7 miles Hike duration: 3 hours Elevation Gain: enough to get your heart rate up - maybe 1000 feet accumulation. Pace: Slow to Moderate Temperature: At time of our event....high 70's 50 sign-ups limit. (The picture is of me going up Dave's Grade. We won't be doin that one, I promise) Bring your masks. Meet at the steps on the northern end of Parking Lot 2 near the Merry-Go-Round We will head out, taking the Stag Brown Trail, go through Joe Klass Water Stop, then up to Glendale Peak where Hercules used to live. Then we'll head down trail and take dirt service road over to see The Greek Theater. After brief breaks and taking snacks, we will head back along the paved road and hit the hill that takes us up to the Cedar Grove....sometimes referred to as the "ET Forest". Some claim that scenes in the movie "ET" were filmed here. We will descend the Los Feliz Fire Break and end up at the Pony Rides. Bring flashlights in case we need them for night vision. From there it is an easy 1 mile flat walk back to the cars. Lee Zebold, Hike Leader Impersonator

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