Fire Victims Benefit Hike with Nobody Hikes in LA – Photos!


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Great hike and wonderful company at last Sunday’s wildfire victims fundraiser hike at Cherry Canyon with Walking Pasadena & Nobody Hikes in LA. Many thanks to all who participated! Donations from today’s hike will go to these organizations:

American Red Cross – $100
Direct Relief – $15
Los Angeles SPCA – $50
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation – $50
Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation – $25
Ventura County Community Fund – $90
Ventura County Humane Society – $100

Total: $430!

If you were unable to attend but still made a donation that you want to be counted toward the event total, send a private message with the details or email

Photos by Nobody Hikes in LA and Mindy Lockeretz.

Will Hike for Food/Opt Outside hike and food drive – Photos!

What fun! Thank you from Walking Pasadena & Nobody Hikes in LA to everyone who showed up to hike today at Deukmejian Wilderness Park and brought items to donate to the Friends in Deed food pantry! It was a gorgeous morning and great company on a beautiful hike. Stay tuned for the next benefit hike coming up 12/2!

Fire Victims Benefit Hike with Nobody Hikes in LA: 12/2/18

Come enjoy a hike at Cherry Canyon Park in Glendale, known for its shaded woodlands and panoramic city and mountain views. Together with Nobody Hikes in LA, we will be collecting donations for victims of the Woolsey and Hill fires.

The hike will start at 9am and be done between 11 and 12 depending on the exact route and number of participants. One possible route is to Cerro Negro, described here, a moderate 3-mile hike with 750 feet of elevation gain.

Please bring a check or money order payable to the nonprofit of your choice. All donations will be mailed to the appropriate organization after the hike. For lists of organizations accepting donations, click here and here.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 9 AM
Cherry Canyon Park

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Will Hike for Food/Opt Outside hike and food drive – 11/23/18

45231142_1911486552238783_773356144939761664_nWalking Pasadena is proud to team up with Nobody Hikes in L.A. for the 2nd annual Will Hike for Food/Opt Outside hike and food drive, Friday, November 23rd at Deukmejian Wilderness Park! If you are looking to burn off some calories, the incline of the Dunsmore Canyon Trail will do the trick. Bring a non-perishable food item and enjoy a great hike in the San Gabriel foothills. Hope you can join us!

Friday, November 23, 2018 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Deukmejian Wilderness Park Page
3429 Markridge Road, Glendale, California 91214

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Tracing the Remains of Busch Gardens – 1/28/18

midwinterinbuschgardensSunday January 28, 2018 | 2PM
Meet at 2PM at the southwest corner of Arlington & Orange Grove.

Pasadena’s Busch Gardens is long gone, but thanks to a great article/item at KCET recently, we are going to take a walk to see the hidden remains of this piece of our city’s history. This won’t be a long or very vigorous walk, just a chance to explore and walk and talk!

Approximate Route:

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From Petrea Burchard: “Hi everyone. In 2010 I wrote a series of posts about some of the sights in Busch Gardens. These were on the blog where I posted every day for about 5.5 years, Pasadena Daily Photo.”


Just Below Old Town Walk

17647vSaturday, November 26, 2016, 8:30AM
Meet outside Whole Foods Arroyo Parkway
465 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

There are some great features to this walk south of Pasadena’s Old Town – come explore Fair Oaks and Raymond Avenues with the Walking Pasadena group! We’ll meet at the entrance to the Arroyo Parkway Whole Foods, and wander 2-3 miles on Fair Oaks, Raymond Avenue, California Boulevard, and Arroyo Parkway. There may be a few alleys we discover on the way that we can explore! You have probably driven these streets many times, but have you walked them? There are Art Center murals, hidden alleys, great coffee shops and antique stores, interesting architecture, and more!

3/26/16: Secret Stairs of LA #1 – Pasadena!

Saturday March 26, 2016 | 8:30AM
Meet at the corner of 10917029_10152465980046666_679561316175634126_oN Figueroa St & Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041

Curious about the “Secret Stairs of LA” ? One of the walks in the book by Charles Fleming is in western Pasadena. A repeat of a group walk we did about a year ago, we’ll follow this guided walk for 2.7 miles and 996 steps/stairs! Meet in front of the Post Office at Fig and Colorado.

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page or comment here to let us know you’re coming!

The route for this walk comes from the book “Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles” by Charles Fleming

Here’s the walk text and map, from the site. Sherry and I will lead the walk, but if you want to set your own pace, you can download and print or load on your phone ahead of time: WALKS-1.pdf

More about the Secret Stairs of LA: “The staircases lace the hillsides of L.A. neighborhoods, and are historical reminders of a time when this was not a city of cars. City planners and developers installed them as direct routes for pedestrians—housewives and children particularly—to get down the hills to school, the supermarket, and transit lines. The city at that time was well served by trolleys, streetcars, buses, and light-rail systems. The staircases were clustered around steep hillside communities near these transit lines, especially steep-streeted communities that developed in the 1920s.” From