Hollywood Sign Hike
Back by popular demand, our second Hollywood sign hike is a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being most difficult) for experienced hikers and an 8 for beginners, owing to the total of about 15 minutes each way in several stretches over some narrow rocky trails to and from the sign and the 3 hours to complete this 6-mile hike.
We'll begin by quickly ascending the Bird Sanctuary trail and veering left toward Mt. Hollywood, then taking the high road to the sign. Same route back but with a possible stop at Mt. Hollywood to overlook the Observatory.
This hike is a walk in the clouds. Eagle-eye views of Hollywood, Glendale, Burbank, up and down the coastline, Catalina (on a very clear day), the San Gabriel Mountains, the Lake Hollywood Reservoir and flowing traffic (or clogged) on the maze of freeways below. The trails are filled with hikers, bicyclers, horseback riders and all shapes and forms of outdoor enthusiasts.
Possible optional no-host post-hike meal at a nearby restaurant.....Bring at least (2) 17-oz bottles of water, a hat and a good sun block.
DISCLAIMER: By participating in this free event, you are acknowledging that you indemnify all alumni-club personnel and associates, hiking leads and organizers from any bodily injury or harm, accidents, and damage to personal property.
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 7:45 am arrival; we’ll leave at 8:00 am; down by 11:00 am – we start early 1) to increase your odds of finding a good parking space and 2) to be down in time to enjoy the rest of the day
Location: Meet at the L.A. Bird Sanctuary restroom area, 2900 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90027 - about 200 yards north of the Greek Theater, at the point just before the road curves left, up toward the Observatory
More Info: Jeff Hyman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 213.798.7730 (c)
NOTE: Possible Optional No-Host Meal Afterwards! This is a multi-club event, so non-Cornellians should sign up with their own club.