***MEETING NEXT TO STEPS .FOR PICTURE LOOK IN PHOTO SECTION! PARKING LOT 2..MERRY GO ROUND.***
SUNDAY HIKE IS MIX PACE WITH MINDSET OF IMPROVING EVERY HIKERS ABILITY TO BE STRONGER. SO SEMI BEGINNER AND HIGHER LEVEL OF ENDURANCE WILL SURVIVE THE HIKE!
DISTANCE: , 5 MILES PLUS ELEVATION : 1200 ft PLUS
PLEASE PLAN FOR THE HIKE..IF YOU NEED TO GET BACK HOME OR ANY OTHER COMMITMENTS BEFORE THE END OF HIKE.. MAY BE GROUP HIKING IS NOT FOR YOU!
GROUP ACTIVITIES MEANS TOGETHER AS A WHOLE GROUP. YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO TURN AROUND AND GO BACK ,BUT IT MAY NOT BE VERY ADVISABLE FOR EVENING HIKES!
HIKE SCHEDULE, PACE ,DISTANCE OR TIME WILL KEEP GROUP CONSIDERATION NOT ONE INDIVIDUAL!
DURING HIKE FOLLOW HIKE LEADER INSTRUCTIONS AND STAY WITH GROUP FOR YOUR AND GROUP SAFETY.
WE LIKE TO KEEP GROUP HIKE FUN,POSITIVE… IF YOU ARE A LONE STAR WHO IS ALWAYS IN RUSH..YOU MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR GROUP ACTIVITY.
FOR EMERGENCY ..RANGER STATION PHONE#(323) 913-4688
PLAN:EVERY WEEK WE TAKE DIFFERENT TRAILS BOTH WAYS.
FINE PRINT : Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times..
ITEMS TO CONSIDER : Hiking boots, Trail running shoes ,appropriate amount of water according to your need, Layered clothing in case it’s cold. Long pants in case it’s hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. (Flashlight or Headlamp for evening hikes).hiking poles if you need it.Snacks ,electrolytes,small first aid kit…etc
DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit “Griffith Park exit” Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating “Merry-Go-Round Parking” with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You’ll hit a small road to right for a short period of time, followed by a parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr/Crystal Springs Dr into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating “Merry-Go-Round Parking” with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You’ll hit a small road at right end of lot 1 drive few yards you will see parking lot 2. .
Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location: 34.134396,-118.285400
Important Disclaimer and Release of Liability : The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. By signing up for event ,you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from you or your guest participation in the group activities.You must be aware of your health and abilities, limitations to participate in any event or outdoor activities. The Los Angeles Hiking Group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event. In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/