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Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest Dinner at Pasta Factory

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Ballona Lagoon

3945 Via Dolce · Marina Del Rey, CA

How to find us

I will be at the trailhead on the west side of Via Dolce

Location image of event venue

Details

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:

http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/1/f/1/highres_43897361.jpeg

A GOOGLE MAP TO THE HIKE:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3945+Via+Dolce,+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

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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

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