OK folks, after being a little MIA, I'm back with a new name/handle (one that is less cumbersome than my previous), and a new neighborhood.
This hike will showcase my new backyard of NE LA. We will be hiking through Ernest Debs Park in Montecito Hts (think a mini Griffith Park but only known to local residents), and through some residential neighborhoods where we will stop to briefly check out (for a few minutes) the self realization fellowship as well as the southwest museum.
This IS a transit/carless friendly option as we will be meeting specifically at the Southwest museum station on the Gold Line between DTLA and Pasadena.
We will be hiking along Marmion up some steps to Canyon Vista Dr., along Mt. Washington Dr to San Rafael Ave to Moon Ave. back down to the Southwest Museum. We will then cross Sycamore Park to take a pedestrian walkway that crosses the 110 to take a loop trail through Ernest Debs regional park which includes a grassy slope as well as a brush and woods covered north slope and a small pond.
The whole hike will be 6-6.5 miles and will be take between 3.5-4 hours total.
We will have lunch (YES BRING A LUNCH) at Sycamore park, our approximate halfway point. If you can only join us for the second part of the hike, meet us at Sycamore Park close to the train station.
You know the drill as far as what to bring: hat, sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks, LUNCH, camera, basic first aid stuff, etc.
Disclaimer: 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.