No white lights, bring red or green — red being the best. Amazon has some inexpensive ones that have worked well for me and other members: **https://amzn.to/3OAAu3S**. If you don’t have one you can piggy back off the others’. If you need a white light, then you should not be attending.
You don’t need to get out of the city to view the Perseid Meteor Shower. Anywhere is fine as long as there are no lights in your line of sight. For us city-folk, the Santa Monica Mountains provides some of the best viewing spots for watching the Perseid Meteor Shower.
I have selected Saddle Peak as our viewing spot. At over 2,800 feet, Saddle Peak is the highest peak in the eastern/central Santa Monica Mountains
We’ll get there by way of Backbone Trail near where Stunt Road, Schueren Road and Saddle Peak Rd meet.
🍻🧺Bring food/snacks and booze to share. Bring your own cups, plates, etc
This year’s Perseid meteor shower began July 17 and ends August 24 with a peak during the predawn hours of Sunday, August 13. We will be watching the show Thursday night and avoid the Friday and Saturday night crowds with their headlights and flashlights.
📈There will be an EASY 1 mile hike — with a gentle 450 ft ascent — to our viewing location, then 1 mile back they way we came. See the HWD Hike Rating Guide
We will arrive early to catch the sunset over Malibu and the Pacific. There will be panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean to the West, and other ridges and peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains to the East and West.
🚨No white lights, bring red or green — red being the best. These have worked well for me and other members: **https://amzn.to/3OAAu3S**. If you don’t have one you can piggy back off the others’. If you need a white light, then you should not be attending.
Head toward the top of Stunt Road where it comes together with Schueren Road and Saddle Peak Road. Park in a turnout about 0.1 mile downhill from the top of Stunt.
Use this link for precise navigation: https://goo.gl/maps/DrDP7CYwCghi8UHx6
See https://www.meetup.com/localhikers/photos/33783957/514754371/ for aerial vew