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Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

Rex is Don will lead tonight's hike..





4 MILES AND 2 HOURS HIKE/WALK, part on a dirt path, part on sidewalk in the Venice Canals


DIRECTIONS: In West L.A/Marina Del Rey area--take Washington Blvd almost all the way to the beach. Two blocks before you hit the Venice Pier, turn left on Via Dolce and go 1/2 mile. At the fork, go straight. (The left fork is Marquesas and that leads to Via Marina--DON'T go that way!) The right fork stays called Via Dolce and we will be parked next to the big lagoon, between Marquesas Way and Roma Court.




A GOOGLE MAP TO THE HIKE:,+Marina+Del+Rey,+CA&hl=en&ll=33.976036,-118.46019&spn=0.010463,0.01929&sll=33.974969,-118.45886&sspn=0.010463,0.01929&z=16


BRING: water, flashlight, comfortable hiking shoes.


8:30 pm--DINNER AFTERWARD: Gaby's express on 3216 Washington Blvd., a block west of Lincoln Blvd.




MAP TO GABY'S:,-118.448737&sspn=0.006645,0.016512&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=3216+Washington+Blvd,+Marina+del+Rey,+Los+Angeles,+California+90292&z=17&iwloc=A






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  • Teresa

    Very pleasant, nice walk through the canals

    May 16, 2013

  • Cheryl S.


    May 16, 2013

  • Sandy o.

    It was great to see so many new faces. Wish I had more time to talk to all of you! =)

    May 15, 2013

  • Silvia

    A fun walk - will leash train Lulu more .. and next time plan on joining the after-party :)

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Shin

    Wonderful brisk walk. Thank you.

    May 15, 2013

  • Vivi

    I loved it...great path....

    May 15, 2013

  • Mona

    I am also stuck in traffic and not familiar with the hiking route to meet u guys somewhere/halfway. Please next time put up the stopping locations along the path fur us unfamiliar with the area. Hope you have this one again. Thx!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck in traffic running late. Might be 30 mins to get to you. Would that be too late? Can you tell where the trail is?

    May 15, 2013

  • Frank

    On the way

    May 15, 2013

  • Frank

    On the way

    May 15, 2013

  • Don

    We'll be starting on the dirt path and heading toward the marina channel.

    May 15, 2013

  • Yoon

    So sorry for the last min cancellation.

    May 15, 2013

  • Mario

    Sorry. I wont be able make it today. Got stuck at work. Hope to make it next time

    May 15, 2013

  • Cynthia R

    I cannot make it and tried to change the RSVP to"No," but I do not think it worked.

    May 15, 2013

  • Josh


    May 15, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Will likely be late, so will meet you guys near the marina rest stop just before the pirate, or will cross the bridge if I'm really late.

    May 15, 2013

  • Nicholas

    Have to cancel. Hope to make another event soon.

    May 15, 2013

  • Ira G.

    Sounds like a great plan. I am looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying a nice evening hike.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would've enjoyed this one but I have to work :(
    Next time though :)

    May 15, 2013

  • Jesus M.

    This sounds like fun, I'm in!!! What would you say the difficulty of this hike is?

    May 14, 2013

  • Cyn

    Are dogs allowed on this walk/hike?

    May 8, 2013

    • Vince

      Yes......I'm bringing pepper!

      1 · May 10, 2013

  • Pamela

    Hey, Everybody!...Longtime, no see.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Michael L. B.

    Looking forward to this hike!

    May 9, 2013

  • Gloria B.

    Will you please host this on another night of the week? I'd LOVE to go.

    May 8, 2013

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