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February 8, 2015
Griffith Park Hike & Observatory Tour
Join us as we explore one of LA's largest wilderness areas and tour the iconic Griffith Park Observatory.
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Griffith Park Hike & Observatory Tour
February 8, 2015
10:00am — 4:00pm

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WHAT: Griffith Park Hike and Observatory Tour
WHERE: Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: Sunday, February 8, 2015. 10am hike begins, 12:30pm meet at Griffith Observatory.

Beam Me Up

View of Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory

Join Rod Roddenberry and the Roddenberry Adventures team for a day of hiking and exploration in Griffith Park. We will hike the rugged hills up to the Griffith Observatory where we will enjoy expansive views of Los Angeles. Participants will have the option to do a round trip hike, a one-way hike up to or down from the Observatory, or to drive to and from the Observatory for the exploratory tour. The full hike is approximately 7 miles round trip and  will take 5–6 hours, depending on how much time we spend exploring the Griffith Observatory. We will begin the hike at 10:00am, meet at the Obelisk around 12:30pm, and stop at The Café at the End of the Universe for a cool drink and snacks/lunch, explore and return back to our cars between 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

We can check out one of the shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and talk to amateur astronomers about what is currently visible in the sky.

There is no admission charge to enter the Observatory building. Please note that everyone will be responsible for paying for food and beverages purchased at the café (between $5 and $10 per person) and for tickets to view a show at the Planetarium (tickets cost $3 – $7 per person).

Griffith Park Hike and Observatory Tour Options:

  1. Round trip hike (~ 7 miles).
  2. One-way hike up. Hike to the Observatory, spend time with the group and get picked up or take public transportation from the Observatory back home.
  3. One-way hike down. Drive up to the Observatory, meet the group and explore, hike back down and get picked up to go back home.
  4. Drive to and from the Observatory to meet the group and explore.

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the group hike meeting location, to or from the Observatory for the ½ hikes, or to and from the Observatory if you are not hiking and just meeting the group for the Observatory portion of the event.

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 HIKE & TOUR SCHEDULE

10:00am – hike from Griffith Park to Griffith Observatory begins
12:30pm – meet at the Griffith Observatory Obelisk for lunch, show and exploratory tour
3:30pm – 5:00pm – arrive back to hike starting point

Click here to see photos from past Roddenberry Adventures Griffith Park Hike & Tour excursions.

LOCATION

GRIFFITH PARK

Griffith Park lies just west of the Golden State Freeway (I-5), roughly between Los Feliz Boulevard on the south and the Ventura Freeway (SR 134) on the north. Freeway off-ramps leading to the park from I-5 are Los Feliz Boulevard, Griffith Park (direct entry) and Zoo Drive. Approaching the park on SR 134 eastbound, take either the Forest Lawn Drive or Victory Boulevard offramps. From SR 134 westbound, take Zoo Drive or Forest Lawn Drive. After leaving freeways, follow the signs into the park. Click here for maps of Griffith Park

We’ll be meeting at the north end of the dirt parking lot on Canyon Drive at 10am. On the maps below the purple pin is our designated meeting spot. The parking lot often fills up so either arrive early or you’ll have to find Street parking a couple blocks south on Canyon Drive. walk to the meeting spot (Pin A on the map below).

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GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Visitors may approach the Observatory via the Vermont or Fern Dell entrances to Griffith Park. Please note that access via Fern Dell closes each evening at sunset. Click here for map of Griffith Observatory.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Hikers should approach the park with caution. Griffith Park is a wilderness area with wild quail, rodents, foxes, coyotes, rattlesnakes and deer.
  • You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the group hike meeting location, to or from the Observatory for the ½ hike, or to and from the Observatory if you are just meeting the group for the tour.
  • You will be responsible for paying for food and beverages purchased at the Observatory café and for tickets to view a show at the Planetarium.
  • The Observatory does not permit animals inside the building.
  • Children under 5 are only admitted to the first show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium each day (12:45 p.m. on weekdays, 10:45 a.m. on weekends).
  • Participants must be Roddenberry Adventures members.


ABOUT GRIFFITH PARK

Griffith Park is located in Los Angeles, CA in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range. It is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States with over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas. The Park’s elevations range from 384 – 1,625 feet above sea level. It offers numerous family attractions, an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and provides visitors an ideal environment for enjoyable recreation activities.


ABOUT GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

Griffith Observatory is a Los Angeles icon, and a national leader in public astronomy. It is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Griffith Park

http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/index.htm

Griffith Observatory

http://www.griffithobservatory.org

Samuel Oschin Planetarium

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/psoplanet.html

2014 Roddenberry Adventures Griffith Park Hike & Tour Mission Log and Photo Gallery

http://www.roddenberryadventures.com/griffith-park-hike-observatory-tours/


EVENT REGISITRATION

Please note: All participants must be Roddenberry Adventures members to register for this event.  If you are already a member, please log-in to your membership to register for this event. Email us [email protected] if you need your User Name to login to your account.

If you are not a Roddenberry Adventures Member, click here to sign-up now for special discounts, unique experiences, information about upcoming events, updates on our conservation and philanthropic efforts, and to register for our adventures. Membership is FREE!  Join us as we boldly go…



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Event URL: http://www.roddenberryadventures.com/events/griffith-park-hike-observatory-tour-3/
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February 24, 2015
Gene Roddenberry Day Dinner
Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry Day.
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Gene Roddenberry Day Dinner
February 24, 2015
7:00pm — 10:00pm

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15th Anniversary Gene Roddenberry Day Dinner Celebration

The City of Los Angeles declared February 24, 1990, as Gene Roddenberry Day in recognition of his many extraordinary achievements. Join Rod Roddenberry for a festive dinner to celebrate this 15th anniversary at one of Gene Roddenberry’s favorite restaurants, the iconic Musso and Frank’s in Hollywood.

Please note that this is an informal event and not a hosted party. Rod has made reservations for himself a few friends and family and he is welcoming anyone interested to make their own reservations. While he will be sitting at his own table, he will gladly make himself available to chat with any and all who attend. Contact Musso & Frank’s at (323) 467-7788 to make your table reservation.

After dinner, we plan to take a walk along the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame and we will stop at Gene Roddenberry’s star for a group photograph.

Well look forward to seeing you there!

City of Los Angeles "Gene Roddenberry Day" Proclamation Plaque

City of Los Angeles “Gene Roddenberry Day” Proclamation Plaque

EVENT REGISTRATION & IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What: Gene Roddenberry Day Dinner
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Musso & Franks Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 467-7788 (call for reservations)
Dresscode: Business Casual
Website: http://mussoandfrank.com/

  • You must make your own table reservations directly with Musso & Franks (323) 467-7788.
  • This is an informal event, not a hosted party. You will be responsible for paying for your dinner.
  • Participants must be Roddenberry Adventures Members.

If you are not a Roddenberry Adventures Member, click here to sign-up now for special discounts, unique experiences, information about upcoming events, updates on our conservation and philanthropic efforts, and to register for our adventures. Membership is FREE!  Join us as we boldly go…

 

 

Event URL: http://www.roddenberryadventures.com/events/gene-roddenberry-day-dinner/
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March 6, 2015 — March 8, 2015
2015 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
Discover one of southern California's biggest desert four wheeling and camping adventures.
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2015 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
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2015 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
March 6, 2015 — March 8, 2015


Location
Truckhaven Hills area of the North Ocotillo Wells SVRA
Borrego Salton Sea Way
Thermal CA, United States

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53rd Annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
presented by
Tierra Del Sol – Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego

WHAT: Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
WHERE: Truckhaven Hills area of the North Ocotillo Wells SVRA
WHEN: March 6 – 8, 2015, from 9am – 5pm (rain or shine)
COST: $57.00

Join Rod Roddenberry and the Roddenberry Adventures team for a 4 wheeling desert camping adventure at the 53rd annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari March 6-8, 2015 in the Truckhaven Hills area of the North Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). The family focused Desert Safari will have trails for all skill levels within the 4×4 community. Come out and experience the fun and adventure of southern California’s finest wheeling and enjoy the spectacular fireworks and famous “TDS Raffle” with more than $100K in prizes.


LOCATION

Base Camp coordinates for registration: N 33 15.691 W 116 00.857.  The headquarters and base camp is 23 miles East from Christmas Circle (Borrego Springs) on S-22 or 3.0 miles west of state highway 86.  Distance to West Shores Senior Citizen hall is 2.0 miles.

This is an easy access dry wash area, near the famous Tuckhaven Hills with lots of room for campers, RV’s, and trailers. Bring your own nail-free firewood and drinking water. Additional supplies are available in Salton City.

The Roddenberry Adventures Campsite Coordinates are: 33°16’02.9″N 116°01’32.4″W (33.267475, -116.025665). Click here to see map.

 

AGENDA

Friday, March 6th
9:00am  – 10:00pm Registration at TDS Safari HQ

Saturday, March 7th
6:30am – Registration
8:00am – Run leaves from campsite
7:00pm – Raffle begins. Fireworks show after raffle.

Sunday, March 8th
Check at the Information Booth and www.tdsdesertsafari.com for Sunday run information and the West Shores Seniors Club Sunday Breakfast.


REGISTRATION

Registration for this event is on the Tierra Del Sol website. Click here more information about the 53rd annual Tierra Del Sol Dessert Safari and to register. Registration includes one 4×4 vehicle, dash plaque, bumper sticker, one raffle ticket, and a special present for the kids. All occupants will be required to sign an insurance waiver. Click here to view mandatory event safety requirements.
 

ABOUT TIERRA DEL SOL

Tierra Del Sol is a non-profit club that fights to keep Public Lands open. TDS uses portions of the proceeds from the Desert Safari to fight land closures and to keep trails open, and helping 4 Wheel 2 Heal (4W2H) take wounded and disabled veterans to off-roading evebts.

 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

53rd Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
http://www.tds4x4.com/2015-tds-desert-safari/event-information/

Tierra Del Sol – Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego
http://www.tds4x4.com/club-information/

 

Event URL: http://www.roddenberryadventures.com/events/2015-tierra-del-sol-desert-safari/
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