Past Meetup

Echo Mtn - Mt Lowe Railway (speed ascent)

This Meetup is past

18 people went

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This is a training series. Training for endurance and speed.

We will hike nonstop from the main gate at Lake Street to Echo Mtn. 2.7 miles. I will continue this hike weekly and each week we will increase our speed, endurance and pack weight (to a point - no running or packs over 20 lbs).

I hope to make this a regular affair every Tuesday, but due to work constraints, I have currently have to play it by ear.

After a few outings, we will extend this hike all the way to Inspiration Point. 4.9 miles. Again, I will be carrying a progressivly heavier and heavier day pack on each outing.

We will hike while the sunsets, watch the twilight hour come over downtown Los Angeles and then return to our vehicles via headlamp.


Hike Distance: 5.4 miles (8.7 km)
Total Elevation Gain: 1,807 feet (550.1 meters)
Total Elevation Loss: 1,807 feet (550.1 meters)
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous => steady pace, steep and continuous
Crowd Factor: Mimimum
Scenery Factor: High

Essentials: standard day hike gear, including 10 essentials, 2 litres water, snacks, sun glasses, hat, layers, headlamp

*WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This group, its organizer, assistant organizers, will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during group hikes or any other type of outings. If you sign up and come on this hike/outing you are acknowledging that you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of injuries and damages and agree to participate in the hike/outing.