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Sunset and Moonrise over Ernest Debs Regional Park

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 7:45 PM
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View sunset and a (full) moonrise from a hilltop in Eugene Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights just east of the 110 Freeway about halfway between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena.

This is, in truth, a stroll rather than a hike. We meet in the parking lot at 7:45 pm, trudge several hundred yards up a steep hill to a large pond surrounded by trees where we can watch the sun set over West Los Angeles at 8:08 pm, shuffle to the other side of the pond to watch the full moon rise in the east at 8:26 pm, and amble downhill to the parking lot between 8:45 and 9:00 pm as twilight turns to dark.

Take the 110 Freeway northbound (toward Pasadena) to the Via Marisol exit or southbound (toward Downtown Los Angeles) to the Avenue 57 exit.

From the Via Marisol exit turn right directly onto Via Marisol; from the Avenue 57 exit turn right onto Avenue 57 and then turn right again onto Via Marisol.

Proceed 0.3 mile on Via Marisol and turn right onto Monterey Road. Proceed 0.8 mile on Monterey Road and turn right into the entrance of Eugene Debs Regional Park. Follow the winding road about one-half mile uphill to the parking lot. Look for a white Volvo sedan parked on the far side of the lot (as far as possible from the entrance to the parking lot).

I will start to walk uphill PROMPTLY at 7:45 pm.  If you arrive late, follow the asphalt path uphill from the north side of the parking lot and look for us at the western rim of the pond on top of the hill.

Bring a windbreaker, sweatshirt or a jacket as a chill breeze sometimes blows across the hillstop at twilight.

There are public restrooms in the park as well as 100 picnic tables and 20 barbecue pits available on a first come first serve basis scattered around the park if you wish to arrive early and dine in the open air.

My mobile number is[masked]-0168.

Joining this hike is entirely voluntary and participants assume all associated risks. It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate, with appropriate provisions and equipment. The Los Angeles Hiking Meetup group and the hike organizer make no warranties about the safety or supervision of these activities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    no recognizable sunset per se, nor moon rise- yet, there will be other sunsets and sunrises and yes, moonrises but a nice group of people like those I hiked with on Sunday doesn't happen every day. Thanks Puck.

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice people which was great, and easy to get to but a disappointing experience. It was not a hike but a brief stroll with barely a sunset and no full moon experience as we had to leave the park before it came up. Plenty of mosquitoes though so a bug spray warning would have been key.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice people and all but never got to see either the sunset (clouds) nor the moonrise because dusk came and we had to leave the park before we got locked in . . . So . . . as far as I'm concerned other than meeting some nice peeps, the "stroll" was a complete failure. I would have expected the organizer to make arrangements with the park to keep it open until at least a half hour after visible moonrise. Also . . . The entire trip up to the pond was an extremely steep climb . . . hardly deserves to be called a "stroll"

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Supermoonrise! :)

    June 23, 2013

  • Nicole A.

    It's right on the other side of the hill! I'll be bringing my doggy

    June 23, 2013

  • MJ

    i was looking for a good place close by to view the supermoon

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    with Matthew 10 and, Madison 9

    June 22, 2013

  • Cam I A.

    Its too close to pass up

    June 21, 2013

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