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🚘 Back to the Future Hike at China Flat (& Simi Peak) – Lunch at Lamppost Pizza

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🚘 Back to the Future Hike at China Flat (& Simi Peak) – Lunch at Lamppost Pizza

On this one, Marty McFly will be taking us to China Flat, the 1885 location of the Seamus McFly farm, Boothill Cemetary and the Delgado Mine. Seamus was/is/will-be Marty’s great-great-grandfather. DeLoreans are no longer allowed on the trail so this will be a little strenuous.

We’re heading back to the future in more ways than one. We did this hike almost a year ago, just after the Woolsey fire. You can view those pics here: It will be interesting to see the recovery progress.

The trail to China Flat is a difficult one, but makes an excellent introduction to the Simi Hills, with its awesome sandstone skyscrapers towering over flatland neighborhoods. The “flat” in China Flat is a splendid plateau carpeted with emerald green grass and covered by oak savannas.

We’ll do a loop around China Flat, visit a vernal pond and poke around some artifacts artifacts from a bygone era. Along the way we will ascend to Simi Peak, the highest peak in the Simi Hills at 2,405 ft.

Here are photos from January 2019

Hike will be a loop of appx. 8.5 miles with about 2200′ total ascent

POST HIKE LUNCH

Lamppost Pizza
1145 Lindero Canyon rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Corner of Lindero and Kanan)

DIRECTIONS

From U.S. 101 in Agoura, exit on Kanan Road and drive north three miles to Hollytree Drive. Turn right, then left into Oak Canyon Community Park. After entering park make an immediate left into the first parking lot. We will meet by the pond. If the lot is full, follow the park access road to the main parking area further up the road and walk across park back to pond.

December 28 2019

Details

Date: December 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Oak Canyon Community Park

5600 Hollytree
Oak Park, CA 91377-3904

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Organizer

Hiking With Dean
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