A BEGINNER’S HIKE BELOW THE RAZORBACK RIDGES
Have you looked at our past events into the RAZORBACK ridge area of the Los Padres National Forest and wished you were able to enjoy this area but the events were for strong intermediate trekkers. Here’s a chance to enjoy this area below the pinyon pine covered ridges as we walk along the easy and narrow stream beds that snake their way though them. Although this trek will be geared for our stronger beginner hikers that like an easy off trail hike, the stronger hikers will enjoy this as well. Just remember that it will be at a beginner’s pace.
I had Sharon in mind when I created this easy excursion into The Los Padres National Forest.
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MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: The Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 7:00 a.m. (SEE MAP ABOVE) It’s just south of the 101 Fwy and 23 Fwy interchange.
Have a full tank of gas and be willing to drive if needed. Those that don’t drive can help pay for gas ($20/person). It’s about a two hour drive to our destination.
ALTERNATE MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: If our meetup location doesn’t work for you, you can meet us at 9:00 am. at our destination:
DISTANCE: 6 miles of easy 100% cross country trekking along a sandy stream bed.
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 500’/500′
THE PACE: No faster than the slowest Trekker
DURATION: I’d like to get back to the cars by 1:00 p.m. and stop off at the Reyes Creek Bar and Grill for a debriefing.
TERRAIN: Trails? We don’t need no stinking trails to do this! We’ll follow an easy sandy creek snaking its way below the razor ridges above. There is a small amount of water flowing in this narrow stream bed which will require you to get a bit of mud on your hiking shoes. It will be brush free 99% of the way.
LEVEL: Beginner Trekker with easy off trail experience. It’s like our beach walks, but this will have a slight elevation gain along the way.
MY CELL# IS 805-358-5972
POST HIKE DEBRIEFING: at nearby Reyes Creek Bar and Grill, a must do finale to this event.
NO DOGS ALLOWED
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Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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