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WHAT: Griffith Park Hike and Observatory Tour
WHERE: Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015. 10am hike begins, 12:30pm meet at 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:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Samuel Oschin Planetarium
2014 Roddenberry Adventures Griffith Park Hike & Tour Mission Log and Photo Gallery
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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)
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.
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.
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 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.
53rd Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
Tierra Del Sol – Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego
Event URL: http://www.roddenberryadventures.com/events/2015-tierra-del-sol-desert-safari/
CicLAvia – The Valley
March 22 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Attention Walkers & Riders! Join me, Rod Roddenberry, for the first CicLAvia of 2015, and experience a new and unique perspective of The Valley without car traffic. For one day, the streets are open to bikers, skateboards, and almost anything human powered (I’ll be riding my bike). You will be surprised at the details, shops and restaurants you will notice. Please note that I have no affiliation with this event or it’s coordinators. I’m simply joining the festivities and inviting friends along. I look forward to seeing you for this unique and fun filled day!
The first CicLAvia of 2015 represents the inaugural visit of LA’s renowned open streets event to the Valley. Participants will be able to travel between North Hollywood and Studio City on car-free streets, using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power.
The Valley runs 5.5 miles along Lankershim Boulevard between the North Hollywood Metro Red Line stop at Chandler Boulevard and the Universal Studio Red Line stop, and along Ventura Boulevard between Campo de Cahuenga and Coldwater Canyon. The route will highlight some of the gems of the East Valley including the North Hollywood Arts District, Universal City, the historic Campo de Cahuenga, Studio City Farmers Market and the famed Sportsmen’s Lodge.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciclaviaEvent URL: http://www.roddenberryadventures.com/events/ciclavia-the-valley/