Big Gay Picnic + Echo Park Stair Hike II

  • Sun, January 14, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Beacon (Echo Park Boathouse) 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026


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Join us for a fun Sunday outdoors, exploring a new set of secret staircases and neighborhoods in Echo Park, followed by a Big Gay Picnic along scenic Echo Park Lake! 

We have fantastic weather in L.A., so we're starting a Big Gay Picnic to give L.A.'s gay community a place to socialize in the urban outdoors! Bring a friend or five, and come hear about our upcoming hikes & campouts, play games, people-watch and lounge along the lake. We welcome all folks to join #biggaypicnicLA! 

LOCATION & SCHEDULE: Beacon (Historic Boathouse at Echo Park Lake): 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Allow time to find street parking, or take Metro/Lyft.  Arrive early to enjoy the lake & coffee/breakfast at Beacon.   We'll meet here 10 a.m. at the park, go for our stair hike, and return to the park around 12:30 p.m. for our picnic. 

STAIR HIKE DISTANCE: ~ 4 miles. HIKE TIME: 2 hours
DIFFICULTY: Moderately strenuous. 

PICNIC: Pack a lunch, feel free to bring a picnic/potluck item to share, or get food and beverages from any nearby restaurant or vendor! 

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothing for stair-hiking, a hat, sunscreen, good shoes, water. Lunch/picnic item/cash, reusable cup/plate/utensil, liquid refreshment. Picnic blanket, games. Beach umbrella?

TRIP LEADERS: Albert Sotelo & Bryan Matsumoto
If you have any questions, please contact:
Albert at 323-456-5302, e-mail or
Bryan at 626-246-8634, e-mail

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