This is a potluck hike in the Los Robles Open Space. We will do the Oak Creek Canyon-Los Robles-Los Padres Loop among some beautiful oak groves and great views of the Conejo Valley. That will be about 4.5 miles with 900′ total ascent and is rated MEDIUM (see https://www.hikingwithdean.com/hike-rating-guide/) There are facilities at the trailhead […]Read More
Rabbit Ridge to Simi Peak and China Flats
An HWD classic discovered in 2008, its been copied by many other Meetup groups, and even mountain bikers, making a once overgrown trail easily followed in most places
How to Choose Hiking Socks
The average person takes 2,000 steps to travel one mile. Factor in the up and down of a hiking trail and the roots and rocks you’ll encounter along the way, and that number only gets higher. With every step, the right socks play a critical role in keeping your feet comfortable and blister-free throughout your journey.