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Sixteen miles and over 50 public staircases between Silver Lake and Hollywood. There will be three mini-loops where participants can join and depart from the group. Big Parade organizer Dan Koeppel will provide further details the week before the event. I'll provide an update then.
(May 14) DIRECTIONS, MAPS AND SCHEDULES FOR THE BIG PARADE ARE NOW POSTED AT: http://www.bigparadela.com/
The Sunday morning segment officially starts at the Music Box Stairs at 8:00 am, but most participants join at LaMill Restaurant in Silver Lake about 8:45 am. The loop around Silver Lake finishes at lunchtime only a few blocks from LaMill. The Sunday afternoon segment is a long march from Silver Lake, through the Franklin Hills, Los Feliz and Griffith Park to the top of Mt. Lee, overlooking the Hollywood sign at sunset. You need to figure out how to get back to your vehicle parked somewhere along the route or to the nearest public transportation in Hollywood. (The stairs in Franklin Hills are the only part of this segment I recommend. From there the hike back to Silver Lake is no much more than a mile.) I plan to hike Saturday morning and Sunday morning and possibly a portion of Saturday afternoon (Echo Park and Elysian Heights).