Thursday, October 11, 2018
HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout "Rebooted"
HOSTED BY: DAN K
START TIME:6:45 PM
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:SEMI-BEGINNER TO ADVANCED LEVEL OK.
Fern Dell Dr./ Los Feliz Blvd.
5410 Los Feliz Blvd · Los Angeles, CA
How to find us
We'll meet by the bear statue
We will have 2 groups to accommodate different level hikers.
Thursday night cardio workouts are back . Thursday night workout is great and fun way to keep in shape. We used to look forward to them and got to know some great people as well. Let's start them up again and hope to see some new, as well as, familiar old faces back on trail :)
Join us for a great evening workout to Mt. Hollywood Peak in Griffith Park starting from Fern Dell Dr./Los Feliz Blvd. The views of the observatory and city lights are amazing and it sure beats that boring treadmill/stair master in the gym. Chances are you'll get a much better workout too.
This will essentially be a form of interval training, which is actually quite effective for increasing your cardio capacity/fitness level. Since we are all at different fitness levels some of us will likely keep a faster pace than others. We'll all try to push ourselves a bit to get our heart rate up and then catch our breath and re-group at the junctions and tops.
DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
You already need to be pretty well conditioned for this workout. Although the distance is short this is a high intensity workout and several sections are quite steep and not suitable for someone just getting into hiking and/or is a bit "out of shape". We'll keep a fast pace power-walking uphill to get our heart rate up in order to improve our conditioning.
Since we typically do different trails every week the difficulty and distance varies. In general the workouts are easiest the first Thursday of the month and hardest the last Thursday of the month.
We may split into two groups, an intermediate level group and little faster level group and lead by respective hike leader. We will divide group into two at intro.
We will try to accommodate hikers with hiking abilities from Semi Beginner level to Advance Level.
We'll meet by the bear statue at the intersection of Fern Dell Dr. and Los Feliz Blvd. at 6:30 PM, do some stretching and briefing before getting started at 6:45 PM.
We'll head up the paved path parallel to Fern Dell Dr. and then up one of the many trail options to the peak of Mt. Hollywood. At the peak we'll catch our breath for a few minutes while enjoying the city view before heading back down a different way (usually).
DISTANCE & ELEVATION GAIN:
Each group may do little different distance and elvation.we will all meet at Mt Hollywood and most the time will come down together, occasionally faster group doing little bit more distance.
4-6 miles and about 1800-2000+ ft or so cumulative elevation gain/loss depending on trail option.
About 2 hours or so.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Headlamp (best) or flashlight and spare batteries (important)
- Trail running shoes with plenty of traction (important)
- Hydration system (best) or a bottle with water or Gatorade etc.
- Your cell phone (make sure organizer has your number)
- Layered clothing including a light wind breaker jacket (fall to spring)
You may not park on Fern Dell Dr. after sundown or on Los Feliz Blvd before 7 PM. However, you may park on the residential side streets across Los Feliz Blvd. like N. Oxford Ave., N. Serrano Ave, or N. Hobart Blvd.
Our meeting spot is only 1/2 mile from the Hollywood & Western Red line station so this might be a good option to get there.
It is inconsiderate to the organizer, participants, and other members to RSVP and not show up, therefore I am registering no-shows. For this event you need to change your RSVP to "No" minimum 30 minutes before the start of the event. If you have multiple no-shows on your record you will be considered unreliable may not be admitted to some events. If something happens on your way, so you can't make it, please call/text the organizer.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in a high intensity activity like this one. Function of an assistant organizer is only to organize the hikes and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, Los Angeles Hiking Group are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.