“Epics” mean routes over ten miles; we traditionally do them on holiday weekends. These are the final Big Parade-organized walks until September, but more our friends are still doing events throughout the summer.
First, the Epics:
JUNE 24, Multiple Mashup: This is an experimental walk that pretty much combines pieces of everything else we’ve done. It starts downtown with ramps and passages; moves into stairways through Angelino Heights and Echo Park; hits the dirt in Elysian Park; then heads along freeway passages to the L.A. River. Total mileage: about 12.
This walk has lots of options, too: as part of the Los Angeles Design Festival, the first two miles of the route - urban tunnels - will be an easy jaunt, with a looped return for those who’d prefer a shorter option. A second bailout (via bus) will be offered at six miles.
More info on our Facebook event page, here.
July 4: Flattop/Greenbelt, Version II: n April, we walked my “virtual greenbelt” - fifteen tough miles along the dirt trails of Northeast LA, including the amazing and endangered-by-development Flattop Hill, in Montecito Heights. I’ve reworked the route, made it a little - just a little - less killer, and we’ll walk it on the Fourth of July. This is the last epic until Fall, so don’t miss it!
Facebook event page here.
Regular Walks by Big Parade friends and collaborators:
Bob Inman will be leading walks on Thursday nights throughout the summer.
Dave Ptach organizes the Tuesday night Tomato Pie walk.
Please check the event links for updates and info.