Interlopers Hiking Club


The Interlopers Hiking Club was a formalization of a loosely knit hiking club that began in the late 1990s as “The Feral Spaniels” in Los Angeles in 1998 for the purpose of pancake hikes in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. In the early 2000s, the hikes migrated to the high desert around A-Z West. In the isolation of these high hills, the club’s hiking apparel transformed into a combination of utility and fashion, dazzling the tortoises, snakes and other desert creatures. “Combining costumes and sport was the perfect antidote to a practice of desert walking… when in costume, we looked as odd as Joshua Trees and blooming cactus, and our iconoclastic attire brought us closer to the desert’s alien environment.”