Giant Steps: L.A.'s 'Big Parade' Weekend
Just in time for a weekend heatwave, LAist reminds us to prepare for the Big Parade. This is
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Here's how Koeppel's Web site describes the nuts and bolts of his epic project:
"The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles that will start in downtown, at the famous Angel's Flight Stairway, and finish with six stairways leading up from Beachwood Canyon to the Hollywood Sign. The walk will cover approximately 40 miles and 135 stairways, and will include a camp-out at the mid-point."
Check his site for in-depth descriptions of the topography to be traversed and the physical requirements demanded by the trek. One sad fact related to this Long March narrative is that Koeppel's wish to have people cross Echo Park Lake in paddle boats has been thwarted, thanks to city cutbacks. And, yes, participants will confront the 218 steps made famous in Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box. Bring your own piano.