In collaboration with the CalArts Poetry Collective we are hosting a day hike with poet Eileen Myles, who will be reading from her new book of poems entitled Snowflake, currently out on Wave Books.
Please meet with us at the first parking lot inside the entrance gate to Ed Davis Park in Santa Clarita at 2:45 pm. Hike embarks promptly at 3pm.
To get to Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon from LA take the 5 to the Calgrove exit which is near the top of the Santa Clarita Valley coming from LA. Turn left at the end of the ramp, go under the highway. You will pass the turn for the Old Road on your right-go straight on here, now Calgrove has become the Old Road. Coming up almost immediately is the park. You will see the gate on your right. Go through the gate to the main parking lot. You can’t miss it.
The hike as planned is about forty five minutes into the park. So ninety minutes round trip or two hours if after the reading you complete the lovely loop. It starts pretty level and begins sloping up with the last half of our ascent to the reading site being somewhat steep though not crazy steep. If you have hiked to the top of Griffith park we would say the ascent to the reading spot is very similar in terms of difficulty.