Join us for a day to hike these two Lower Peaks. Located in the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest. Hike is mostly trail with some short cross country. Estimate 10 miles round trip, 2500’ gain, 6-7 hours of hiking. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for details: Dave Comerzan, Ron Schrantz.
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Strenuous 12 mi, 2500’ gain loop hike up and over Mugu Pk followed by a ramble in La Jolla Valley. Meet at Chumash trailhead (PCH 22.7 mi W of Malibu Cyn Rd, opposite Navy Firing Range orange tower). Park free in dirt lot. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Red flag alert or rain cancels.
Moderately paced 8.5 mi rt 1750’ gain up a fire road and down into Red Rock Canyon, a beautiful Canyon similar in looks to canyons of the Southwest. After exploration we return to the fire road for an ascent up Calabasas Peak elevation 2163’ overlooking Red Rock Canyon and spectacular 360 degree views into surrounding canyons and the San Fernando Valley. A shorter hike option at 6 miles. Meet 8:15 am Pacific Palisades rideshare or 9:00 am at Stunt High Trail parking area (PCH W 81/2 mi from Sunset Blvd to Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road, N 6.4 mi or 3 mi from Ventura Fwy to Mulholland Hwy; E 4 mi to Stunt Rd, turn R go 1 mi to parking area on R). Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 4 mile, 600’ gain hike on Rising Sun Trail to Tropical Terrace and Solstice Canyon Falls, then back along the canyon through oak and walnut groves by the stream. Meet 8:30 AM at parking lot kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd/Malibu Canyon exit, go south to Pacific Coast Hwy. From Malibu Canyon Rd intersection, go west on Pacific Coast Hwy 2 1/4 miles, turn inland on Corral Canyon Rd (at 76 Station), drive 1/4 mile to park entrance, and continue on paved park road to parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Join the Lake Chabot group on this scenic weekly 3-mile hike followed by optional dinner at a local restaurant. Park free on street, $5 in lot, or annual pass from East Bay Regional Park District.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Moderate to strenuous, 4-6 mi rt. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Meet 6 pm every Tue & Thu at Antelope Valley--Palmdale rideshare pt, Bring hiking shoes, flashlight, water, a sweater or jacket, USFS parking pass.
Contact WG Chair, Gloria Griffith at 423-727-4797 or Gla4797@embarqmail.com for exact location or to answer questions. Program on EE 'on bill financing' enabled by Mt Electric CoOp.
TUE 6:30 PM OCSS, RIO HONDO, ORANGE COUNTY GROUP
O: Fullerton Beginners Hike: Hike with our social group on this regular weekly beginner’s hike of 4-5 miles in the gentle hills of Fullerton. Slow to medium pace is great for beginners. Each week we rotate through numerous trails in the area to provide new experiences. Optional dinner afterwards. Last Tue. of each month we have a potluck dinner. Hike scheduled during daylight savings time, i.e. March through Oct. Meet at the east end of Laguna Lake in Fullerton (from Harbor Blvd, W on Hermosa Dr, L on Lakeside Dr for ½ block and park on the street). Look for hikers on east side of Lakeside Dr. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, flashlight. Leaders: MARTIN KLUCK, JOEL ORTMANN, CHRIS LEWIS, MARGEE HILLS, HOURIA HALL. Host: Sanford Opperman
O: Easy/Moderate/Tiger paced hikes, 4-7 mi rt on hilly trails. Bring water, light hiking boots. 405 Fwy, exit S at University/Jeffrey, L on Ridgeline, L on Turtle Rock, pass Sunnyhill, L into parking lot of Turtle Rock Community Park. Arrive about 15 minutes early to get a parking spot and sign in.
REGULAR TUESDAY/THURSDAY NIGHT CONDITIONING HIKES
Strenuous 2 hr, 5-8 mi conditioning hikes on flat/hilly streets/trails to explore fauna/terrain in San Pedro & RPV. Not for beginners. Arrive early. Leaves 6:30 pm every Tue from 8th and Averill, San Pedro. Wear lug sole boots and bring red lens flashlight. Rain cancels.
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