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.

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

RSVP on Facebook

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!

Two-Labyrinth Walk for World Labyrinth Day

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Arlington Garden
275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena CA

Celebrate the eighth annual World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016! We are lucky to have several labyrinths in the Pasadena area; this walk will include two of them.

We’ll start at 1PM at the Arlington Garden labyrinth at 275 Arlington Drive. After we’ve enjoyed their classical labyrinth, we’ll walk together to the Chartres-style labyrinth at Neighborhood Church on Orange Grove. We’ll return to the starting point at Arlington for a round trip of about 3.5-4 miles.

RSVP on the Facebook Event page, or comment on this post, or just show up!

For more information on labyrinths as a spiritual tool, see this page: labyrinths.

For more information on World Labyrinth Day, see this flyer or the Labyrinth Society’s web page on the event.


Thoughts on CicLAvia Pasadena

(here they come…marching to the beat of the Muir HS drum corps)

Some thoughts on yesterday’s big event… As a pedestrian I am lucky that I can walk on the sidewalks of Pasadena at any time and feel safe, and enjoy the businesses and sights. I imagine was a lot more novel/exciting for cyclists to be in the street without worrying about cars. I enjoyed the walk and all the people, but frankly, it didn’t seem like it was an event for pedestrians.

I did think it was a great event and it was nice to see all those people out and about exploring our city’s streets at lower speed. When I first heard about it I had a hard time wrapping my head around why I should think it was cool, but definitely gave it a chance. I just feel that as a pedestrian it wasn’t aimed at “us” so didn’t feel as cool/unusual as it probably did for the cyclists.

It would have been nice if there was a lane for pedestrians in the street. Although the event organizers were very clear it was an event for all non-motorized participants, because of all the bikes I didn’t feel comfortable walking in the street. Most cyclists were respectful, but I felt in the way and just a little unsafe just the same.

What did you think of CicLAvia? I’m particularly interested in the thoughts of those who participated as a pedestrian rather than a cyclist.

5/31/15 – CicLAvia Pasadena


Looking for company for next weekend’s CicLAvia Pasadena event? Come walk with us! Will be starting at 10AM from the corner of Bonnie and Colorado (in front of the Chick-fil-A). We’ll walk west on Colorado, and exploring the route “spurs” on Lake Ave and Raymond too.

From the CicLAvia website:

Pasadena has played host to parades, bike races and music festivals, and for the first time is opening its streets to the largest car-free open streets event in America. CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. The city will lend its own charm and flair to CicLAvia as participants travel along Colorado Boulevard, and down side streets to parks and historic architecture using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power. Go Metro to CicLAvia, the event route will connect to the Memorial and Del Mar the Metro Gold Line Stations enabling participants to have a car-free or car-lite day.

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro is the most walkable CicLAvia to date at 3.5 miles. The cozy distance will offer participants the opportunity to peruse and explore Pasadena’s business gems and cultural treasures. Spurs off the main route on Raymond Avenue and Lake Street will take participants to local parks. And CicLAvia’s new partnership with Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, Cirque du Soleil’s newest touring Big Top show, coming to southern California this fall, will give participants young and old a smile-inducing and awe-inspiring entertainment adventure.