This is the 5th annual Fourth of July night hike for our Meet Up club.
We will meet at top of Lake Ave. at Cobb Estate at 6:15 PM - Altadena, CA
Bring food, snacks, and libations of your choice.
Distance: 5 miles round trip
Level: 5 / 10 Medium...not for beginners
Elevation: 3200 ft - elevation gain 1400 ft.
The main objective is to watch the fireworks at the Rose Bowl....or is it to Party??
Hike up the Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mtn. When we reach the top (1.25 hours) we will sit around and watch the Rose Bowl fireworks which start at about 9 PM. If you have collapsible lawn chairs that can fit on your back pack, bring them b/c as you may know, there are no seats up there. We will assemble at the hotel level up the steps...our traditional spot. You can sit on the foundations or bring a chair....or sit on the ground.
We will be a distance from the Bowl, and the fireworks look a little tiny from atop Echo, but it is fun anyway. Especially when we are enjoying the refreshments we take with us.
There will be other groups up there....Sierra Club and Meet Ups.
This has become a very popular event.
For those who have never hiked to Echo Mtn. this trail is almost constantly uphill with little respite. You cannot get lost, so if anyone has trouble going up, you can always turn back.
It is a medium level hike, not a beginner hike. You may bring flashlights for the trip back down.
We will head back down at about 9:45 - 10 PM , and be back to cars by 10:30 or 11 PM -- however, anyone who elects to leave early, that is an option.
Lee Zebold Hike Leader