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Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Merry Go Round Parking Lot 1(Google Maps coordinates below best view)

Fire Road, 90027 · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Mery Go Round Parking Lot #1)

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Details

Are you looking to add a cardio workout during the week? Join us on a TNT power-hike! The workouts will be fast-pace, up/down some steep sections, light jogging, and short burst. We'll burn calories,build strength, and increase stamina!

Difficulty: (ADVANCED)
This is NOT a slow pace hike and the power-hikes are NOT for beginner or intermediate hikers. This IS a high intensity workout hike: fast pace,steep sections, and few breaks. You must already be well conditioned before attempting a TNT power-hike. The group keeps a fast pace and/or jogging pace to get our heart rate up and improve our conditioning. Please be considerate of the group and be able to maintain a fast pace up and down steep sections; fire-roads and single trails. You may also need to utilize your hands to grab and hoist up/down at times. Pack light, it's a rapid pace hike!

Meeting-Up Day/Time:
Tuesdays 6:50 PM to 7:00 PM (hikes start at 7pm or as soon as all attending members arrive)

Distance & Elevation Gain:
3.5 - 7 miles and about 900 to 1800 feet;elevation gain/loss vary depending on location

Time Required:
About 1.5 to 2.5 hours

Recommend:
- Good traction soft-shell hike/trail running shoe
- Water: Hydration system, bottles, or sports drink
- Lightweight layer, wind breaker jacket
- Snack: fruit, Energy Gel, gorp
- Headlamp (best) or flashlight
- Cell phone

Optional:
- Small camera
- Trekking Poles
- Gators

Trailhead Location:Meet near the entrance of Parking Lot #1 (Driving directions below)

Google Maps Coordinates: [masked], [masked]

Parking Option: Parking Lot 2 has lights (helps when the hike ends at dark), park in Lot 2 and then walk over to Lot 1.

Direction to Parking Lot #1
From 134 Freeway:
(Note: Griffith Park Dr. is a dark single lane route; Los Felix Blvd may be an easier route)
EXIT Forest Lawn Dr (If driving Westbound go straight, from Eastbound go Right). Go LEFT on Zoo Drive Go RIGHT on Griffith Park Drive Road weaves through Griffith Park for about 3-miles Go RIGHT on Crystal Springs Road Go RIGHT at next Stop Sign; no street sign. Sign in the median should point RIGHT to the Merry Go Round Continue up the road a bit and make a sharp right hand turn into Parking Lot #1 As you enter the lot STAY to the LEFT and park towards the last aisles.

From Los Feliz Boulevard
Driving WEST on Los Feliz Blvd. Make a RIGHT on Riverside Drive into Griffith Park. Go TWO STOP SIGNS and make a LEFT & continue up the road a bit. The road makes a sharp right hand turn into a Parking Lot #1,as you enter the lot stay to the LEFT and park towards the last aisles

IMPORTANT:
Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in a high intensity activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the hikes and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you 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.