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Sunday Hike (February 26)

Mt. Lee, the Hollywood Sign and Bronson Caves.

Distance: 7.5 miles
Time: ~2-3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation gain: 1,003 ft
Dogs: Yes, on leash
See https://socalhiker.net/hiking-to-the-hollywood-sign-and-bronson-caves/ for additional information. 

Planning on joining the hike: Ed, Kathleen, Melissa, Cara, Mason, Pam, Miranda, Cindy 50, Sharon, Juan, Sandi, Rosemarie, Su, John

Maria, Chris, and Alicia may join us.

Anyone else? Let us know.

Carpoolers will meet at Snail’s Pace at 6:30 am. Those driving straight from home without stopping at Snails Pace will meet the rest at 7:45 am.

For a final bathroom stop before beginning the hike: Gelson’s Market located at northwest corner of Franklin ave and Canyon Drive: 5877 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068. https://goo.gl/maps/cqt65nwdNW52

We will meet to begin our hike at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot located at 2968 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Use this address for directions . 

Here is a google map link  https://goo.gl/maps/D2RikFB2dLF2 , and below  a picture of the parking  lot and a sign at the entrance where we will be waiting for everyone before beginning the hike.

If the parking lot is full, turn around and head back for a short distance and park in the parking area you just passed along Canyon Drive
. Here is a picture from google (Do not know if Porta Potty in picture is still there). 

Directions to the Hollywood Sign from  https://socalhiker.net/hiking-to-the-hollywood-sign-and-bronson-caves/

Head north on Canyon Drive and continue on road

The road becomes a fire road chained off to cars

Begin climbing up and above the treelined canyon

Turn left (west) on the Mulholland Trail

Turn right on Beechwood Trail ( this turn not evident in map)

Turn right on Mt Lee Trail

After you reach the Hollywood Sign 

Follow the spiral road to a short trail to the summit of Mt. Lee

Retrace your steps to Canyon Drive

The Bronson Caves are approximately 1/4 mile from the parking lot. We can check them out before or after the Hollywood Sign and Mt. Lee hike.

Remember to bring what you need on your hike: water for 2 to 3 hours hike, snacks, small trash bag, hat, sunscreen, tissue paper, first aid etc… 

If it rains tonight the group hike will be cancelled. I will be calling the Park this evening to check on the conditions of the trails and any closures. If the group hike is cancelled,  it will be posted in the blog and you will receive a text ( if we have your number). 

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