Welcome to The Los Angeles Hiking Group Saturday morning (series)_Novice, Beginner to Advanced-Beginner level: Level 2/4, under 7 miles round trip and under 3 hours. Attractions possibly scene are the LA Zoo, Trains, Ponies, a Merry-Go-Round, the 5 Freeway, LA River, the Ranger's Station, Museums and more ... yet if we're lucky, Lunch after the Hike. The Group will meet at the Stairs. Park in the Lot above above and to the West of the Merry-Go-Round. There are three parking Lots. the first one is parking lot one and the one Next to the Merry-Go-Round is parking Lot three. The Stairs are in Parking Lot 2;
Closest GPS Address: Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
From Ranger Station drive west uphill road toward parking lots & Merry Go Round...there are signs pointing the way. Drive Through Parking Lot #1 and continue (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/108474852/) to Parking Lot#2 - the Steps are at the northern of the Lot. Click the Map Link to get a visual.
link to map (http://files.meetup.com/262967/Crystal%20Springs%20Aerial.jpg): Attrations Avaliable on this Hike are .... the LA Zoo, The Musuem, the Pony Rides, Trains of all sorts, the LA River, Farmers Market and more.
Attention:There will be Inclines, trails, fire roads, paved roads, one shot at climbing, NO jumping, some jogging,trotting and some fast and slow walking. The destination and the "amount of stops" are at the discretion of the Hike leader totally. Our Focus is to CONDITION. Therefore, to do this requires Time, Distance, Inclines and Consistency ... This Group is great for the preparation of 5K Walking Events, Rehabilitation of injuries and beginner hikers preparing to move up to a level 5 Intermediate or more Hike.
" This will not be a RUNNING, TRAIL BLAZING or Death Marching EVENT. " In Deeds we trust ! "
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Wear hiking shoes, trail runners or Running shoes, Bring 2 pairs of socks, bring a good attitude, water, sunscreen, a thin jacket, Mp3 player, camera, at least 10 dollars in cash and some food for me, not the other wild animals. Cheers !