The “RAZORBACK” ridge line we will be following to San Guillermo Mtn.
It’s time for our Wild Wednesday Trekkers to once again take on the “RAZORBACK” ridge to San Guillermo Mtn. (6602′), one of the peaks on the Sierra Club’s “Hundred Peaks Section Peak List”, on a cross country route which will have us maneuvering through a bush maze (the easy part) at times. The real challenge (adrenaline rush), will be the ridgeline seen above that has a death for sure drop off on one side and a extremely steep hard packed gravel slope on the other side. Don’t loose your feet there, since a slide on this slope would be a shave of flesh to the bone. Since the easy access road to San Guillermo Mtn. is closed until May 1st, I’ve chosen this exciting route which will tax the best of us. You wouldn’t have it any other way, I’m sure. The price we’ll have to pay to accomplish this task, will be an early wake up as well as a two hour drive to get there. Also, a short car shuttle will be needed. And, don’t forget the usual Blood Sweat and Tears that will take place as well.
I had Elyse and Cyndee in mind when I first created this excursion into the unknown (The HPS peak for Cyndee and the ridge line for Elyse).
IF YOU HAVE TO BE BACK BY A CERTAIN TIME, PLEASE DON’T SIGN ON BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the Corner of S. Rancho Rd and Halland Dr., Thousand Oaks at 6:30 a.m.
MEETUP DIRECTIONS: 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. We’ll need to fill the cars up half full at this point due to the car shuttle needed once we get to the trailhead.
SEE MAP ABOVE
ALTERNATE MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: For those that want to meet the group near our cross country start point, drive to the Lockwood Valley Rd. and park along side road at (34° 43.515’N 119° 10.672’W). Meet us there at 8:30 a.m. Be patient since we will be fighting traffic to get there. From that point we will arrange the car shuttle to the starting point. There are no trailheads or trails, this will be totally a 100% cross country route (my favorite).
DISTANCE: 8+ miles of 100% cross country trekking (NO TRAILS)
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 2200’/2500′
THE PACE: No faster than the slowest Trekker
DURATION: I’d like to get back to the cars by 3:30 p.m. and stop off in Frazier Park for a debriefing at a local restaurant. But, cross country routes are unpredictable, what you plan on and what you actually do can be totally different.
TERRAIN: Trails? We don’t need no stinking trails to do this! We’ll follow a beautiful knife’s edge ridge line which I call “THE RAZORBACK”. It will be brush free most of the way. The rest of it will involve working our way through a dense maze of chaparral at times.
LEVEL: Strong Intermediate
MY CELL# IS 805-358-5972
NO DOGS ALLOWED
Rain cancels this hike. We will reschedule.
NEW CDH POLICY: Any member with two NO SHOWS on CDH events since Jan. 1st 2017 will lose their membership with CDH. Members will not be allowed on this and future events until they have updated their CDH profile by answering the new questions as well as having a recognizable face photo of themselves. This update can not be done via an app on an i-phone or other type hand held phones. It must be done on a computer.