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Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park – Bell Canyon + Oso Trail

Caspers Wilderness Park 33401 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA, US

The hike I am planning is around 6.3 miles with about 700 ft. of elevation gain. It starts at the very end of the paved road, the long gray strip that can be seen on the map. We will begin at the Bell Canyon Trail head. We will continue onto that and then take it […]

Tapo Canyon Trail

Tapo Canyon Road Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA, US Hello Fellow Hikers, Join me on a easier moderate hike at Tapo Canyon Trail in Simi Valley. This hike has a nice gradual walk until we start a gradual climb were we will start our loop. We should encounter wildflowers and mountain views. Our loop will drop down then we will continue until we […]

Handel’s Messiah

Rancho Campana High School 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo, CA, US

Tickets Despite his broken ankle, our organizer, Steve Johnson, will be singing in the New West Symphony Chorus for this and the Saturday performance of Handel's Messiah. Sung by hundreds of thousands each year and millions over centuries, the iconic “Hallelujah Chorus” is the capstone of one of the best-loved and best-known works in all […]

Danielson Monument – potluck hike (start 3:00PM)

4128 Potrero Rd 4128 Potrero Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA, US

6.5 miles, 1300' gain, intermediate This is harder and longer than our usual hikes. Please read the definition carefully. Let's enjoy hiking to the Danielson Monument in the Boney Mountain Wilderness, potluck, and "Peace, Love and Joy"! Please bring food and drinks to share. We'll have our typical snack-share social event at the top for […]

Chesebro Canyon MTB trail potluck hike – fit beginner

5402 Chesebro Rd 5402 Chesebro Rd, Agoura Hills, CA, US

Fit Beginner 4.3 miles, 480' gain. Easier Option: 4 miles, 230' gain. We walk a mostly flat section for 1.1 mi. to the 2nd junction. Easier option: Continue straight for 3/4 mi., left at the split, right after another 500', arriving at some picnic tables on the right after another 750'. Regular route: Left, heading […]

Gentler / Beginner: Kanan Dume to Latigo – 5 miles

Newton Canyon Trailhead 1600 South Kanan Dume Road, Malibu, CA, US

This is an easier hike for Tuesday, another has also been posted close by, please only sign up for one hike. This hike is only 5 miles and will take us on a less-traveled but quite beautiful part of the 67-mile Backbone Trail, which runs through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area from Will […]

Hike Bommer Ridge into Laguna Coast Wilderness – Loop

Crystal Cove SP/Laguna Coast - Ridge Park Entrance (map) Ridge Park Rd & E Coastal Peak, Newport Beach, CA, US

The total distance for this hike is 4.5 miles with about 650 ft. of elevation gain. There are great mountain and ocean views along the ridge. We are going to start on Bommer Ridge Trail and take this to Lizard Trail. We will go down that and loop back up to Bommer via Upper Laurel. […]

Ray Miller Trail in La Jolla Canyon ~ Gentler Intermediate

Ray Miller Trailhead Malibu, CA, US

Let's try Ray Miller Trail after last week’s rain. The trail is an awesome blend of ocean and mountain views in Malibu’s La Jolla Canyon. We will start from the trailhead which follows the canyon eastward, away from the ocean. Then, it quickly brings you back toward the ocean at a gradual incline. There’s a […]

Fall In To the Gap – Latigo to Corral Canyon ~ Intermediate Hike

Latigo Canyon Trailhead 1765 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA, US

Today we'll hike the Backbone Trail looking for wildflowers. We'll begin at Latigo Canyon and walk on dirt and stuff until we reach the familiar sandstone structures of Mesa Peak Motorway. Along the way, we'll cross Castro Crest and descend into Upper Solstice Canyon before we climb to Mesa Peak Motorway, at the top of […]

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