Archive for March 3rd, 2017

Saturday Run (March 4)

We’ll meet at the Fullerton Courthouse at 7:00 a.m. (near the intersection of Brea Blvd. & Harbor Blvd….behind the Ralph’s) 1275 N. Berkeley Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832. We park in the lower parking lot. We have 3 mileage options…5 miles, 7 miles and 10.5 mile

The running streak continues. A message from Rick:

The streak is still going strong, 454 days (1235.5 miles)! My total miles were down a little this month – 71.5 miles. I was fighting a few I.T. band issues for most of February, so I dropped my mileage down this month. However, February was a good month to cut back as I had rainy day runs for 10 of the 28 days. My next goal that I’m eyeing is hitting the 500 day mark which is “only” 6+ weeks away. I’ve also started my training for this year’s Yosemite Half on May 13th. Streak running made the news in early February as the all time streak leader, Dr. Ron Hill, ended his streak on January 30th. He started on December 20, 1964 and ended his streak with 19,032 days and 160,000 miles. Incredible! Streak on!  

Sunday Hike (March 5)

Hollywood Sign and Bronson Caves

Distance: Approximately 6.4  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. 

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. Let us know if you will be joining us.

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 – 5.8 Miles out and back.

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

1.1 Miles Turn left – Mulholland 

1.7 miles :Bear right at the  junction – Beachwood 

2.0 miles :Bear right at the  junction – Mt Lee 

2.9 miles: Hollywood Sign 😀

Retrace your steps to Canyon Drive

The Bronson Caves are approximately 1/3 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… 

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