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harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

NOTE: CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION FOR START OF HIKE

 

PARK ON DON LORENZO DRIVE, WHICH IS LOCATED OFF OF LA BREA AVENUE

 

GPS SEARCH LOCATION: "4851 Don Lorenzo Drive, Los Angeles" or

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Take 2 hours EVERY MONDAY--we get a 360 degree view from Downtown L.A. to Malibu to Palos Verdes and can watch the sunset.

 

WHEN: 6:00 to 8 pm, which is when the rangers start telling us to go home.

MEET: Lots of cool people

MEET WHERE?: at the Kenneth Hahn park--at the top of the Baldwin Hills.

DIFFICULTY: Easy, then hard in the middle, with 200 feet elevation gain on a steep, but short trail. Then we do more civilized relatively level trails, but there will be a 2 or 3 more short steep climbs later.

 

Lots of restrooms and water fountains.

PARKING: free.

DOGS: are allowed in the park on a leash

 

BRING HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT, WATER, COMFORTABLE SHOES, MAYBE A HAT IF IT'S HOT...

 

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

 

OPTIONAL DINNER: 8:15 PM-- AT GABY'S EXPRESS, (MEDITERRANEAN Chicken, beef and vegetarian), lots of garlic sauce if you like it. LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LA CIENEGA AND WASHINGTON BLVD. (2901 La Cienega, which is 2.5 miles mile north of the hiking spot) http://www.gabysexpress.com/

(go south on La Brea, turn right at Stocker Street, turn right on La Cienega, go 2 mile north and turn left at Washington Blvd)


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A LITTLE HISTORY: SEE THE VIDEOS OF THE BALDWIN HILLS DAM BURSTING ON DECEMBER 14, 1963

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIeNM8cm6J8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfa-c8KUDw

PART OF OUR TRAIL LOOPS AROUND THE FORMER L.A. CITY RESERVOIR

 

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CHECK MY GUIDE TO THE MOST AWESOME HIKES IN L.A.:

http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

 

ALSO, CHECK OUT MY CALENDAR COMPILING ALL MEETUP GROUP HIKES IN THE LA AREA: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com

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(photo by Puck)

(Photo by "That John Guy")

 

 

 

 

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  • Cindy

    first time.

    September 8, 2013

    • Fernando

      Me too. I hope I can make from downtown on time.

      September 8, 2013

  • Cindy

    New adventure for me!

    September 8, 2013

  • Shantel

    Hi Rex, When you get a chance, can you let me know where the free parking is. Last time I went to KH Park, parking was $6. It would definitely be nice to hike and explore with you guys. Thanks and have a great Saturday.

    September 7, 2013

    • rexfrankel

      the parking inside Kenneth Hahn park is free on weekdays, except for holidays and weekends. Parking is free at La Brea and Don Lorenzo which is where we will be parking from now on, (unless I change it again)

      September 7, 2013

    • Shantel

      Thanks Rex. See you guys out there.

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rex, would you recommend any gear other something to carry water in?

    September 7, 2013

  • Shantel

    I was wondering if the parking is at the same location as the meeting place at Meet at corner of La Brea Ave and Don Lorenzo Drive.

    September 7, 2013

  • Erika W.

    Too bad I can't make it 5:30 is when I get out of work :(

    September 6, 2013

    • rexfrankel

      Erika, I moved the starting time back to 6 pm....:)

      1 · September 6, 2013

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