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Come join the Griffith Park Section of the Sierra Club for our evening conditioning hikes and other events. Enjoy our hikes and learn the trails with experienced and well-trained hike leaders.
We are a conservation group committed to protecting the environment. Though you do not need to be a member of the section to hike with us, we encourage people to join our section and get our excellent newsletter. To find out more about the Griffith Park Section, check out our website on the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club website: 
https://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith_park_section/
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Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

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> > > Come early (6:30pm on) to sign new required waiver form ("participant agreement") and get your new salmon-colored waiver card, good until end of 2022.<<<

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. >>>On Tuesday & Thursday evenings, we offer *simultaneous* hikes at a variety of levels. While some levels may not be offered on a given evening, we try to cover a range of levels.<<<

Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. There are usually 30-60 people at the hikes.

What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with others' night vision. Please, no radios or other sound-producing devices that others can hear. If earbuds are used, please leave one out to maintain awareness of surroundings. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. This is a front country outing.

Covid Considerations: Note that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people may be present; everyone is encouraged to keep their distance and respect each others' need to do so. Masks are optional. Please do not attend if you are ill or have reason to think you might have Covid. If you test positive for Covid within ~ 5 days of a hike, please let us know through Meetup or by emailing GPNighthikes at gmail dot com.

Check the weather
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/griffith-park/90027/hourly-weather-forecast/2626762

Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps.

Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. You can get directions from this link:
https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

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> > > Come early (6:30pm on) to sign new required waiver form ("participant agreement") and get your new salmon-colored waiver card, good until end of 2022.<<<

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. >>>On Tuesday & Thursday evenings, we offer *simultaneous* hikes at a variety of levels. While some levels may not be offered on a given evening, we try to cover a range of levels.<<<

Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. There are usually 30-60 people at the hikes.

What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with night vision. Please, no radios or other sound-producing devices that others can hear. If earbuds are used, please leave one out to maintain awareness of surroundings. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. This is a front country outing.

Covid Considerations: Note that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people may be present; everyone is encouraged to keep their distance and respect each others' need to do so. Masks are optional. Please do not attend if you are ill or have reason to think you might have Covid. If you test positive for Covid within around 5 days of a hike, please let us know through Meetup or by emailing GPNighthikes at gmail dot com.

Check the weather
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/griffith-park/90027/hourly-weather-forecast/2626762

Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps.

Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. You can get directions from this link:
https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

Sierra Club Griffith Park Moonlight Hike

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Moderate hike to a vista in the park (~4 to 5 miles RT, ~1100 ft elevation gain); bring your own goodies to enjoy. Leashed well-mannered dogs welcome. Gather at 6:45pm and sign waiver sheets; hike begins at 7pm and lasts around 2 1/2 hours.(Waiver form is separate from those used for the regular evening hikes.)

No beginners or tigers, please. (Tigers are super-fast hikers who wouldn't be satisfied with a moderate pace.) For those familiar with our Tuesday/Thursday evening hikes, the hike will be similar to a socially-paced level 3.

There are usually between 10 and 25 hikers on the Moonlit hikes; not everyone RSVPs on Meetup.

What to bring: Water, a light jacket in case it gets cold, and a snack or food item for yourself. Hiking boots/shoes are recommended. Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. (If used, colored lenses such as red help preserve others' night vision). This is a front country outing.

If you have questions or have trouble finding the meeting spot (see directions below), please contact leader Alina at[masked] (at reasonable hours).

Rain in the park at the time of the hike cancels. Check the weather:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/griffith-park/90027/hourly-weather-forecast/2626762

Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2: From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps.

Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town; you can get directions from this link:
https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

Needs a location

> > > Come early (6:30pm on) to sign new required waiver form ("participant agreement") and get your new salmon-colored waiver card, good until end of 2022.<<<

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. >>>On Tuesday & Thursday evenings, we offer *simultaneous* hikes at a variety of levels. While some levels may not be offered on a given evening, we try to cover a range of levels.<<<

Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. There are usually 30-60 people at the hikes.

What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with others' night vision. Please, no radios or other sound-producing devices that others can hear. If earbuds are used, please leave one out to maintain awareness of surroundings. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. This is a front country outing.

Covid Considerations: Note that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people may be present; everyone is encouraged to keep their distance and respect each others' need to do so. Masks are optional. Please do not attend if you are ill or have reason to think you might have Covid. If you test positive for Covid within ~ 5 days of a hike, please let us know through Meetup or by emailing GPNighthikes at gmail dot com.

Check the weather
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/griffith-park/90027/hourly-weather-forecast/2626762

Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps.

Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. You can get directions from this link:
https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

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