Will Rogers State Park Hike and Picnic
Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $4 for driver's parking fee

Bring: water and lunch (or food to share) 

Summer is approaching, and life is carefree! -- A great time to hike in the local Santa Monica mountains where we can enjoy fresh air and fun interaction with friends!

We're going to Will Rogers State Park, a 186-acre ranch which includes a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field and golf course and the Will Rogers ranch house.

First, we will all join in a gradual 2.25 mile loop hike to Inspiration Point from which we can enjoy far reaching views from Santa Monica Bay to downtown L.A.

After that, we will tour Will Rogers' 31-room ranch house and visit the gift store.

In the early 1930's Will Rogers was the most popular and highest paid actor in Hollywood. He, in fact, has been called "America's most beloved citizen." From his start in vaudeville theater with a trick roping act, he rose to worldwide fame as a columnist, "cowboy philosopher," aviation enthusiast, philanthropist, radio personality, and movie star.

And to top it off, we will enjoy a potluck picnic at the picnic tables overlooking the polo field. Everyone bring something to share - or just a bring a sandwich for yourself. We will bring the drinks and an ice chest for you to put your food in.

You will need $4 to help cover the parking fee.  Please give that to your driver. (But if you can park outside, that's fine.)  Be sure to bring water for the trail.  Wear sneakers or other good shoes for walking, and dress cool for the sun.  Sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen would be a good idea.  Eat breakfast before you come; we won't have our picnic until about noon.

Reservations are necessary by Thursday, May 24.  Sign up below!

Carpool meets on the northeast corner of Hoover and 30th Streets at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 26. If you have a car and can help transport others, it will be greatly appreciated.  Let us know.