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A Purgatory Path: From LAist Straight To 'Hell Walk'

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In 1983, new-wavers Missing Persons famously sang that "nobody walks in LA." Events like the Wilshire Walk valiantly challenge this adage (we've spotlighted plenty of local hikes ourselves!) with enthusiastic inner circles, but fall on largely deaf ears. For the vast majority of Angelenos, walking is hell. On May 1, former LAist Film Editor Josh Tate aims to make up for all who stay in their cars - and raise $25,000 for the charity Children's Hope Chest - with the first Hell Walk. His Herculean task is a purgatory path 100 feet in length - which he'll walk for 24 hours straight. Alone.