" PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT "
Hike Level: Novice (Beginner), maybe a little bit tougher. Hike Duration: 3 hours(or a little more). Hike Distance: about 4-6 miles, more or less. Hike Pace: Slow to Moderate. Maybe two inclines, maybe. DEFINITION: Novice Hikes are more geared toward distance walking, low leveled terrain, with a incline, or two or three.... Basic Beginner Hikes include Distance, inclines of two or more and much more Stopping for rest. "Level rating of 1-3. " PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ... Bring Trail Runners or Hiking Shoes and EXTRA SOCKS !!! This is a part of the "Learn to hike" beginners series offered by the famous LA Hiking Group.
"The route, destination and pace of the Hike in Griffith Park is to be determined by the Hike Leader." ... in Deeds we trust !
DIRECTIONS: We will meet at Parking Lot #2 (At the Steps) in the Merry-Go-Round area. " remember there are three parking lots, so look for our friendly faces."
Click to See Entrance Location from Los Feliz (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=+crystal+springs+road+at+riverside+dr,+los+angeles,+ca&hl=en&sll=34.148056,-118.283858&sspn=0.009536,0.013797&hnear=Crystal+Springs+Dr+%26+Riverside+Dr,+Los+Angeles,+California+90027&t=m&z=16)._ ( Click for link to map (http://files.meetup.com/262967/Griffith%202nd%20Parking%20Lot.jpg))__ of Parking Lot 2 : We will go from the Parking Lot #2 (near the Merry Go Round).
A Word from our Mr. Deeds; the Hike Leader and Lovable one ...
This hike will be conditioning Hike; fashioned toward those with little or no hiking experience, but have some degree of fitness, walking knowledge and/or can walk for distance. It is for stone cold newbies who are out of shape and want to start conditioning for better hikes. This is also a Social Hike where you will see some attractions, so bring a little bit of cash also($10). There will be some uphill climbs but mostly flat(flattish) terrain. If you cannot hike uphill for a timely period, then this hike is for you. You will also learn about Griffith Park Hiking and a few Need to know historical attractions. Bring water, an extra pair of socks, hiking shoes, trail runners yet, Walking shoes will work for this hike. Dogs, Brats and Crybabies are OK, yet, NO Minions, Show offs' and NO Speed demons ... this is a Family Type of Hiking environment. We are all equal here.
PLEASE READ and understand this ...
The hike leaders in this group aren't professional hike leaders. You are responsible for yourself, By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers of LA Hiking Group responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. LA Hiking Group does not certify the expertise of the organizers,The event or assistant organizers (hike leaders).LA Hiking Group is NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries. Hopeful you're in agreement with and understanding of this statement.
"Only you know yourself and it's up to you to care for you, so ... for your safety, always let the Hike leader know what kind of health issues or hiking condition you're presently in, if you're not sure that you're at the announced level. Thanks."