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April 27 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm


Join me on yet another CDH series as I take on the Santa Barbara Coastal Range. We’ll hike a series of trails I’ve never taken before that should be interesting with views of the ocean on most of them. Starting north at Gaviota, we’ll conclude the series in Montecito. Due to a predicted heavy rainy season, I’m sure we may have to reschedule a hike or two. This series is definitely meant to be more visual than physical, thus, less conditioning but more of a mental enlightenment. Therefore, we will hike together as a group and enjoy the beauty that this series offers.


Continuing our Santa Barbara Coastal series, we’ll do this one using a car shuttle which will have us start out at Cold Spring Trail working our way up to Montecito Peak before reaching E. Camino Cielo Rd. for some awesome ocean and inland views. The best part of this trek will be the descent down San Ysidro Canyon as we enter the creek. You’ll see a rock formation (previously-horizontal sea bed sediments that have been pushed vertical due to plate tectonics on the opposite side of the canyon) at one location as well as several pools, small waterfalls along with San Ysidro Falls.

This area is a little over an hours drive from Thousand Oaks, so keep that in mind when signing on. Devote the whole day to this and don’t sign on if you have other commitments later that day and be aware of the difficulties this route entails. There will be a 30 member limit on this one due to the limited parking. I would like to see no more than ten cars taken to the trailhead with 2 to 3 people per car. So, make arrangements to car pool with others.

Join me afterward for a debriefing at the Crushcakes & Café for lunch at
4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria

MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: We’ll ALL meet at he San Ysidro trailhead on E. Mountain Dr. at 7:30 a.m. From there we’ll have a short car shuttle to the Cold Spring trailhead.

MEETUP DIRECTIONS: Use the following directions as a guide when looking up the trailhead location on Google Maps: Take the 101 Fwy. to Santa Barbara and exit Exit at San Ysidro Road. Turn north on San Ysidro Rd. and continue on it about a mile to E. Valley Rd (Hwy. 192). Turn right on E. Valley Rd. and go 0.9 miles to Park
Lane. Turn left onto Park Lane. After driving .4 mile on Park Lane turn left on to East Mountain Drive and go to the end of the block (.2 mile). SEE MAP ABOVE

EARLIER MEETUP TIME, LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: For those out my way, we can meet at the Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 6:00 a.m. WE WILL BE LEAVING FROM THERE AT 6:00 a.m. 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. It’s about an 1 hour 15 minute drive to our meetup at the trailhead on E. Mountain Dr. in Santa Barbara.

DISTANCE: 9+ miles


THE PACE: No faster than the slowest Trekker

DURATION: 7 hours or whenever the slowest Trekker finishes

TERRAIN: Single, double track and “use” trails

LEVEL: Strong Intermediate Trekker

MY CELL# IS 805-358-5972

Rain cancels the hike. I will reschedule for another day.

You don’t need to RSVP “NO” if you can’t make it–let’s save the “NOs” for the folks that wanted to go, then needed to change their minds.

CDH POLICY: Any member with two NO SHOWS on CDH events since Jan. 1st 2017 will loose 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. If you find yourself removed from this event, it’s because you didn’t read and follow this policy.

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April 27
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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limited roadside parking
E. mountain Drive
Santa Barbara, CA US
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