Archive for February 29th, 2016

Tuesday Run (March 1)

We’ll meet near the Snail’s Pace store at 6:00 p.m. We gather in front of the In Flower floral shop (1050 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea), which is located between Snail’s Pace and Tempo Urban Kitchen.  We’ll be doing the 5.3 mile version of John’s Run.  One way to shorten this run is by staying on Associated Rd., rather then veering off towards Placentia Ave.  This will make the run slightly more than 4.5 miles.  If you want an even shorter run…you can always do an out-and-back run and turn around at any point.  Please don’t take a shortcut through Craig Park!  That wouldn’t be a safe choice since it’s dark out.

John’s Run – Modified Version (5.3 miles)

Directions for John’s Run (5.3 mi.)

NORTH on Randolph

RIGHT on Birch St.

RIGHT on Associated Rd. (It’s the 1st Associated)

LEFT on Greenbriar  (1st light)

LEFT on Ravencrest

RIGHT on Castlegate

Cross Imperial Hwy

Continue straight on Placentia Ave.

RIGHT on Rolling Hills

LEFT on Associated Rd.

RIGHT on Bastanchury Rd.

RIGHT on State College Blvd.

Hike to Inspiration Point (Saturday, March 12th):  Su is planning to lead a hike to Inspiration Point in Alta Dena on Saturday, March 12th…unless it rains right before or on that day.  This is not an official Sierra Club hike, but a private hike.  This hike is approximately 10 miles round trip with a 2,700 ft elevation gain.  Sue expects it to take between 5 to 6 hours.  It is slightly longer and has a higher gain than the Ice House Canyon hike, but it is at a lower elevation and less shaded, so it will tend to be warmer.  One will be able to view some hotel ruins around 2 1/2 miles up, then Inspiration Point is 5 miles up.  There is a shady structure at the top with plenty of seating, which makes it a good place to snack or have lunch.  There is also a metal tube that points out different Los Angeles sights such as Catalina Island and the Hollywood sign, which will be visible providing it is a clear day.  The trail is a loop or more accurately a lasso-shaped trail. 

Su suggests carpooling from the Snail’s Pace parking lot at 6:30 a.m.  If you have any questions or plan to attend, please contact Su at:  gosugo@hotmail.com


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