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Hollywood Sign / Bronson Cave hike

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THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN
Bronson Cave a.k.a. Batcave
Sunday March 10, 2013
TRAILHEAD TIME: 8:50 A.M.
Jewish Outdoor Adventures

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Sunday, March 10, 2013:  Hollywood Sign / Bronson Cave

RATING:  Intermediate   TRAILHEAD TIME: 8:50 A.M. Leaving 9 A.M. sharp

DESCRIPTION:
This hike is roughly 7+ miles with 1600 ft elevation gain.  Our first destination will be an easy hike to the man-made Bronson Cave which has appeared in many movies and television shows including the Batman TV series as the Batcave.  From there we will backtrack and take Brush Canyon trail past Sunset Ranch to Mt Lee where the Hollywood Sign is.  Here we will have lunch and enjoy spectacular views of the city, Lake Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley (and on clear days you will be able to see the ocean, Palos Verdes & beyond).

Bronson Cave Info & Photo link:  http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/bronson-cave/


WHAT TO BRING:
Two liters of water, lunch, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots or shoes with good traction, daypack, hiking poles/sticks, shorts and a T-shirt or long pants and long sleeved shirt, depending on weather.  Clothes should be loose fitting, and light-colors are preferable.

FOOTWEAR:  Hiking boots or shoes with good traction. Absolutely no sandals or open toed shoes.


CARPOOL INFORMATION:

WEST SIDE Carpool:  Pico Blvd & Robertson:: 8:15 A.M.  Leaving 8:20 A.M.
Meet at the municipal parking lot on the south side of Pico Blvd west of Robertson blvd between Robertson blvd and Livona ave next to B’ Nai David Congregation 8906 Pico Blvd L.A. 90035. Form your own carpool and please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any with the driver.  http://g.co/maps/hgyxr

DIRECTIONS FROM THE WESTSIDE:
Head east on Pico blvd for 0.6 miles then left on S. La Cienega blvd for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Santa Monica Blvd for 3.4 miles then left on N. Bronson ave which turns into Canyon Drive in 1.4 miles. Continue another 0.7 miles on Canyon Drive and park anywhere past the houses around the entrance to the park and playground.

Westside Google Map Driving Directions:  http://goo.gl/maps/i5M33


Valley carpool:  Riverside & Hazeltine:  8:30 A.M.  Leaving 8:35 A.M.
Meet in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Riverside Dr and Hazeltine Ave (between Woodman and Van Nuys Blvd).  Meet on Riverside Avenue on the south side, across from Trader Joes.  Form your own carpools as there will be no JOA representative there and please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any, with the driver.
http://g.co/maps/stgg8

DIRECTIONS FROM THE VALLEY:
Take FWY 101 South to exit 8C (Gower St). Left on Gower and then turn right on Franklin avenue (1/3 mile) then left onto Canyon Drive for approximately 1 mile.. Park anywhere past the houses around the entrance to the park by the playground.

Valley Google Map Driving Directions:  http://goo.gl/maps/QR5dV

Trailhead time:  8:50 A.M.  Leaving 9:00 A.M. Sharp!!!!
David’s Cell 818-905-0596   Please use discretion before calling.
                                       
JewishOutdoor@Yahoo.com

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE!!!! 
Please allow plenty of time flexibility when participating in our hikes / activities!

If you are unsure of your fitness level please join us on one of our easier hikes before doing any advanced hikes. We would recommend that you can walk at least 6 miles before coming on any of our hikes.
It is not appropriate to RSVP for an event and not show up. Members can be terminated for repeated offenses.

Please read the description of the event carefully before attending.

I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.

DISCLAIMER:  Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and requires significant physical exertion.  Participants must be good health free from heart and respitory problems and be in good physical shape.  Accidents may happen and you understand that on these outings, there may not be search and rescue, medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with medical or other emergencies to which you and your dependent may be exposed.. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Jewish Outdoor Adventures and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.
The Outings may include carpooling, transportation, or transit to and from the Outings, and you are personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.

RESPONSIBILITY: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you and your minors. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: You, for Yourself and for the minor participant, if any, ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which your or your child will be participating, whether or not those risks are described above and whether they are inherent or otherwise.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to participate in any The JOA events, you are releasing the Jewish Outdoor Adventures and it’s organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries, death including loss of or damage to property.

Should you disagree with any of the above “Conditions to Participate” please remove yourself from the group.

 

 

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