Trip: Sam Merril Trail w/ Abby Fifer-Mandell

Sam Merril Trail w/ Abby Fifer-Mandell Sam Merril Trail w/ Abby Fifer-Mandell
2017
Nov
05

{COMPLETED}

DATE: November 5th
TIME: 08:30 AM – 03:30 PM

Come hike with Abby Fifer-Mandell, Executive Director of Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, as we hike the Sam Merrill Trail and check out the cool ruins at the top. Talk with Abby about her experience leading one of the most dynamic groups at USC (BSEL) and ask her about the cool programs she has started or the human-centered design class she teaches (BAEP471). Seriously, do not miss this hike!

Sam Merril Trail w/ Abby Fifer-Mandell

PEAK: Sam Merrill Trail

  • PEAK Difficulty
  • {difficulty} This hike is 5.8 miles round-trip with 1400 feet of elevation gain with a lot of switchbacks. Not a devilishly hard hike but a good enough one to break a sweat!
  • {scenery} Gorgeous views of the city and some cool ruins at the top.
  • {fun fact} Thaddeus Lowe’s resort, known as the White City, used to sit at the top of Echo Mountain and be one of the top draws in the area. Now you can wander around the ruins during lunch and check out what used to be a snazzy fancy-person hotel.

Sam Merril Trail w/ Abby Fifer-Mandell

PROFESSOR: Abby Fifer-Mandell

  • {department} Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
  • {interests} Abby Fifer-Mandell is the Executive Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and teaches BAEP 471 and 571, courses in which interdisciplinary teams of students use design thinking to create products for underresourced communities in California.