Hollywood Sign Hike
– From Adam Schuck, Trailmaster
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Welcome to Trainer Ali’s 2017 Hiking Challenge!
Our hike in Peters Canyon Regional Park last month was a nice way to start our program. Thank you to those who attended and we hope you had a good time. We are increasing the coolness factor on this month’s hike. Our February hike will take us to an iconic landmark in Southern California. Our destination dates back to 1923 when it was used to advertise for a local real estate development. The Hollywood Sign is a popular destination for day hikers and should be on anyone’s bucket list.
Our level 1 hike #2 will take us to the iconic Hollywood Sign on Mt. Lee in the Hollywood Hills. Information on the sign itself can be found here. http://hollywoodsign.org/
The environment we will be hiking in will be sage scrub and chaparral. The trail is a mix of paved roadway, maintained single track trail and graded dirt fire road. Sun protection will be important as the trail is quite exposed.
Distance: approximately 5+ miles
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (we will be hiking slow and staying together)
Duration: about 5 hours (7am-12pm)
Parking Fee: NO
Dog Friendly: YES
Remember, RSVP REQUIRED
To see a complete list of Level 1 hikes or to register, follow this link:
Fees are $15 for single hike or $75 for all Level 1 hikes
Fee: $75 per person (only accepting Level 1 at this time)
Post Hike Excursion! After the hike, please join us for a stroll through the famous Hollywood Farmers Market at Ivar Ave & Selma Ave. They are only open until 1pm, so we might have to hurry. Information here: http://www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.net/
For those of you just joining us, I would like to recap some information that was presented in last month’s email.
As you are a friend of Trainer Ali, you know she is all about healthy living, standing up to a challenge, love of the outdoors and bringing people together. That is what this program is all about!
Benefits of hiking include:
- Improved cardio-respiratory fitness
- Improved muscular fitness
- Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
- Lower risk of colon and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
- Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
- Reduced depression and better quality sleep
- Weight control; hiking burns up to 370 calories an hour (154-lb person)
A look Back!
Last year during our OC Fit Body Boot Camp’s 2016 Hiking Challenge we hiked over 200 miles and climbed more than 36,000 feet! We conquered peaks like Mt. Baldy, Cucamonga Peak, San Bernardino Peak, Mt. Wilson, Mt. San Jacinto and the highest peak in the lower 48 states Mt. Whitney. We hiked in beautiful local parks and open spaces such as Irvine Ranch Open Space, Cleveland, Inyo, Angeles, San Bernardino and San Gabriel National Forests, Aliso & Wood Canyon and Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Parks, Irvine and Santiago Oaks Regional Parks and Crystal Cove State Park. We set the bar pretty high……..let’s crush that bar this year!