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Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Paws and Learn" fundraising hike Oct 10

Fun hike from our friends at the Los Angeles Dog Blog.  Slight correction in the article is that the Charlie Turner Trailhead is the jumping off place for the Mt Hollywood Trail. The confusion is certainly understandable, since no other trail in any City park that we know of has a named "trailhead" different from the trail itself. Correct us if we're wrong, but this seems like only something Mr. Hollywood himself - Tom LaBonge - would do.

Paws and Learn Fund Raiser

By Laura Bourhenne
No GravatarDear Supporters,
We’re excited to announce that Paws and Learn is hosting our first fund raising event on Saturday, October 10th!

Please join us for a fun hike up the Charlie Turner Trail in Griffith Park.  The entire trail (also known as Mount Hollywood Trail) has amazing views of Los Angeles all the way to the beach, including Downtown, the Observatory, and the infamous Hollywood sign.  There are picnic tables at the top where we can rest while snacking on light refreshments that we’ll provide. The elevation climb is moderately challenging (500 feet), broken up by a few relatively flat stretches of trail, and will likely take the average person 30 – 45 minutes to get to the top.  Total distance is 3 miles, and total hiking time will likely be 1.5 hours.

Included in the ticket price is a candid photograph taken by professional photographer Pam Marks of Paw Prince Studios. Pam will have her camera set up along the trail and each ticket holder is entitled to one picture taken featuring the scenic overlook in the background.  Photos can be taken either alone, with your dog, or with your hiking friends, and will be available to download off of Pam’s website the following week.
Tickets can be purchased the day of the hike for $20 per person, and includes the photograph and snacks.  Paws and Learn is still volunteer-run, so 100% of your donation will go towards educational materials and handouts. The new school year has started, and we have lots of students to educate!!  Please help support our young nonprofit by forwarding this email to anyone you think might be interested, and feel free to bring friends.  Of course, dogs (on leash) are most welcome!

The event will be held from 9 – 12pm, with registration starting at 8:30am.  An RSVP sent to is not mandatory, but would be very helpful for our planning.
We appreciate your support!!
Meredith & Jenn

2800 East Observatory Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
- 5 South to Los Feliz Blvd (heading west)
- Right on Hillhurst Ave. (which becomes Vermont Canyon Rd.)
- Follow all signs to the Observatory (you’ll pass the Greek Theatre)
- after the tunnel, go left up the hill to the Observatory parking lot
The trailhead is across from the Observatory parking lot, and you’ll see a Paws and Learn table set up