Events for March 30, 2019
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I will be going up Ontario Peak “the hard way”. This means parking a car at Icehouse Trailhead, then driving down to Barrett Stoddard Rd. Walk up the road to Cascade Canyon, then head up to Turtle’s Beak. After a short rest, continue on to Ontario Peak. Then the easy part, go straight down the […]Find out more »
SANTA BARBARA COAST- SERIES OF HIKES Join me on yet another CDH series as I take on the Santa Barbara Coastal Range. We'll hike a series of trails we've taken before that will be interesting with views of the ocean on most of them. Starting north at Gaviota, we'll conclude the series in Montecito. Due […]Find out more »
Meeting location: Angeles Crest Highway, 1 block north of 210 Freeway. If you miss us, drive up ACH to Red Box. Our goal is remove trees blocking the Gabrielino Trail from Red Box to Newcomb Pass. There has been an unusually high number of fallen trees due to the the winter weather. We try to […]Find out more »
It has been 2 years since VHC visited this place. With all recent rains, I would expect outstanding greenery and bloom in the hills. There are several trails on the preserve. You are free to follow whichever one you prefer. I will be following the trail along the south side of the valley to one […]Find out more »
Local legend has it that some of Gaspar de Portola's scouts spotted a goat atop a summit near Temescal Canyon and named it Goat Peak. More recently, when Will Rogers was asked if he wanted the peak renamed after himself, he replied. "No. I don't want to rob the goat of his glory." We can […]Find out more »
• What we'll doModerately easy lollypop route of 4.6 miles and maybe 500' gain on trails that may be infested with wildflowers, the southernmost redwood trees in California, and old movie filming locations (From Tarzan to Planet of the Apes to Logan's Run, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malibu_Creek_State_Park for a long list) to aptly named Century Lake. I'll […]Find out more »
Join us for an 7.5-8 mile hike from the Crystal Lake campground to Mt. Islip. The Crystal Lake campground is basically at the end of the road for the San Gabriel Canyon Rd that goes north of Azusa. The whole hike will be about five hours, including break. Elevation gain is 2750 feet. If you've […]Find out more »
Come join us for our Sullivan Canyon Hike. This actually will be about 2.5 hrs and about 5 miles. Elevation gain about 1000 feet. You can park on Queensferry or Bayliss acouple blocks from the trailhead, but read the signs ! After the hike we usually go to lunch at AVotre Sante, a very nice […]Find out more »
2 parts, do one or both... PART ONE: BOUQUET FALLS AND BEE PEAK FOR INTERMEDIATE TO EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY. THIS IS AN ADVENTURE HIKE AND CLIMB!The first part of this hike involves climbing using your hands, although no ropes are required, so shoes with good grip and even climbing gloves would be a good idea. […]Find out more »
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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