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Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Griffith Park GoogleM coordinates: 34.133536, -118.284999

Fire Road, 90027 · Los Angeles, CA

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Griffith Park Merry Go Round - PARKING LOT #2 (details below)

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Details

TNT end of the year forecast: 8 miles so the pace will be steady up the small hills, fast on the flats & downs, and we'll push our limits up the steep climbs a final time this year. Bring it on Beacon Hill! By the time we reach Mount Hollywood, about 5-miles from the start, we should be warmed up. It's a BIG LOOP in Griffith Park and we'll pass recognizable points, enjoy the great views, and do a good workout. Good way to end the year!

Points: Beacon Hill, 5 Points, Vista View Point, Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Mount Hollywood

Power-up tonight and intead of heading straight to the couch, or a stuffy gym, join us on a TNT workout and feel the boom! TNT workouts are fast-pace, with short bursts up/down steep sections, and light jogging. Be prepared to burn calories, build strength, and increase stamina. Pack light for a rapid pace!

It's the final TNT of the year! The plan is to do a long workout (beyond 7-miles) and make it count before shutting it down for about a week. If you have never joined us on a TNT workout tonight is likely not a good night to attempt it because of the speed and distance the group will be covering.

Note it's a workout and the group pushes from start-to-finish.

Difficulty: (ADVANCED)
This is NOT a slow pace hike. The difficulty level is NOT for beginner or intermediate hikers. This IS a high intensity workout up/down steep sections with few breaks. You may need to use some parts of your body for balance and leverage on steep trails. You must already be well conditioned before attempting a TNT workout. Last week's workout details (time/miles/speed) are below under Distance.

Distance: 4 to 7 miles Gain: 900' to 1800' Time: 1.5 to 2.5 hrs
Last week: 5.4-miles / 1:44 total time / Avg. Speed Mov. 3.5 mph

Meet up Time:
6:35 PM and START at 6:45pm (sooner if all RSVPs arrive)

Meet Up Spot: Parking Lot #2 (CLICK HERE)
The island by the entrance, east side of the lot, & first row of lights

Recommend:
- Good traction soft-shell hike/trail running shoe
- Water: Hydration system, bottles, or sports drink
- Lightweight layers, rain/wind breaker jacket
- Check weather forecast
- Snack: fruit, Energy Gel, etc.
- Headlamp (best), flashlight
- Cell phone
Optional:
- Small camera
- Trekking Poles
- Gators
Directions
From 134 East Freeway:
EXIT Victory Blvd. go RIGHT and then immediately LEFT on Zoo Drive; Zoo Drive becomes Crystal Springs Road after the zoo. Drive on Crystal Springs Road, cross Griffith Park Dr. and go RIGHT at the first Stop Sign, no street sign, but look for a Merry Go Round signs pointing RIGHT, drive on the road a bit & make a sharp RIGHT into Parking Lot #1, as you enter Lot #1 STAY LEFT, drive to the last aisle, and Go RIGHT toward Parking Lot #2 (lot with lights). Park in or near the lot then walk to the Meet Up Spot (Directions CLICK HERE)
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 & drive on the road a bit & make a sharp RIGHT turn into a Parking Lot #1, as you enter Lot #1 STAY LEFT, drive to the last aisle, and Go RIGHT towards Parking Lot #2 (lot with lights). Park in or near the lot then walk to the Meet Up Spot (Directions CLICK HERE)
From 5 North Freeway: (from Colorado Street entrance)
EXIT Zoo Drive go RIGHT, go over the freeway, make a LEFT at Zoo Drive; Zoo Dr. becomes Crystal Springs Road just past the zoo. Drive on Crystal Springs Road, cross Griffith Park Dr. and go RIGHT at the first Stop Sign, no street sign, but look for a Merry Go Round signs pointing RIGHT, drive on the road a bit & make a sharp RIGHT into Parking Lot #1, as you enter Lot #1 STAY LEFT, drive to the last aisle, and Go RIGHT toward Parking Lot #2 (lot with lights). Park in or near the lot then walk to the Meet Up Spot (Directions CLICK HERE)

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 or your guests. 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.