Join for an approximately 9 mile hike starting from the Grasslands trail along the classic trail to the MASH filming site, stopping by the rock pool of course. From there we will continue on the trail until it turns into Crags road. From there we will walk through the Malibu Lake community along Crags Rd, turn on Lake Vista, and then onto Cornell to Paramount Ranch.
This will be a good opportunity to see the post fire recovery of our treasured Santa Monica mountains parklands. See fresh vegetation growth rising from the nutrient rich ashes, learn about plans to rebuild Paramount Ranch, and ways you can help in the recovery process over the coming months.
Altogether we will be looking at approximately 9 miles with little elevation gain (about 2-300 feet), that will take about 3-4 hours. This is a good hike for those who want to cover distance but with not too much elevation gain.
We will come back by way of the Reagan Ranch property.
Some pictures taken by me from previous outings there. It was a hazy day as you can see:
Make sure you bring your basic outdoor essentials:
2 liters of water, snacks, good hiking shoes, sunscreen (even if its cloudy) bug repellent, basic first aid, dress for the weather . . . you know the drill.
Afterwards we will check out the Old Place restaurant with the Cornell tasting room for those who want to do tastings around 3:00, which at that time will still be the lunch menu. I don’t think we need reservations, but as we get closer, I might ask for those who want to go, just in case.
LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: