CHANGE OF HIKE LOCATION IN THE BALLONA WETLANDS
Meet at Ballona Lagoon instead
LOTS OF WATER AND BIRDS
STILL: 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 all the way to the beach. Two blocks before 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.
HERE IS A PRINTABLE MAP:
A GOOGLE MAP TO THE HIKE:
BRING: water, flashlight, comfortable hiking shoes.
8:30 pm--DINNER AFTERWARD: garlic-fest at the Pasta Factory (founded by Alejo of Alejo's Italian restaurant-fame, after his divorce) http://www.menuclub.com/californiarestaurantguide/marinadelreyrestaurants/pastafactory-3467.php
TO READ MY OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION BLOG: http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com
TO SEE A CALENDAR OF L.A. MEETUP HIKES: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com