CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
AUGUST 1-31, 2014 OUTINGS
Photo Courtesy of Joanne Sulkoske
June 13 to 16, 2014
Golden trout Wilderness - June 13, 2014
Hugh, John & Mary Ann
Photo Courtesy of Joanne Sulkoske
June 15 2014 5:33pm
Lynn, Cyndee, John and Mary Ann
Weather Forecast: National Weather Service Forecast for Thousand Oaks
|Newsletter Active Listing||Monday Leaderless Outings|
|P - Provisional / C - Change||TM - Trail Maintenance|
|GX - Group EXCOM Meeting||ND - Nominations Deadline|
|PD - Petitions Deadline||SP,FP or HP - Holiday Party|
|HL - LEADER TRAINING||C - Cancelled/M - Moved|
|M - Cameron Center Meeting|
MONDAY Leaderless hikes in the local area: August 4, 11, 18 and 25. Most hikes are moderate and are approximately 5-7 miles with elev. gains of 400-1800 feet. Exceptions can occur depending on group consensus. Meet at 8:00 A.M. in the parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station in Thousand Oaks on Hampshire Road. Note: Not a Sierra Club hike.
Friday - 1
SADDLE PEAK FROM STUNT HIGH ROAD: Moderately strenuous 8+ mrt hike with 1700' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot near Freddy=s on Hampshire Road just before the Shell Station in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. LYNN LIVELY (805) 644-9668
Saturday - 2
OLD CABIN SITE - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderate 6 mrt hike with 700' elev. gain. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at Wendy Drive trailhead at intersection of Potrero Road in Newbury Park at 8:00 A.M. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Wednesday - 6
LYNNMERE-WILDWOOD CANYON EAST LOOP: Moderate 5.5 mrt hike with 800' elev. gain. The hike explores the east end of the Lynnmere-Wildwood loop. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. From the 101 Fwy. in Thousand Oaks, exit on Lynn Road and drive north to Avenida de los Arboles and turn left. Meet at Wildwood parking lot on the west end of Avenida de los Arboles at 5:30 P.M. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 8
LOWER NEWTON CANYON - BUZZARD'S ROOST: Moderately strenuous 9 mrt hike with 1400' elev. gain. Visit waterfall (seasonal). Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 9
MALIBU SPRINGS TO NICHOLAS FLAT: Moderate 7 mrt with 1500' elev. gain. We'll have lunch at the dried up pond. Bring water, lunch and wear lug-soled shoes. All newcomers must be screened by the leader for fitness at least one day prior to the hike. Meet at 8:00 A.M. in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks for carpooling. CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
Wednesday - 13
TRIUNFO PARK-WHITE HORSE-LOS ROBLES LOLLIPOP: Moderate 4.3 mrt hike with 800' cumulative elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot of Triunfo Park at the end of Tamarack Street at 5:30 P.M. HUGH WARREN (805) 341-6295
Friday - 15
LA JOLLA VALLEY - MUGU PEAK - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderately strenuous 8 mrt hike of leader's choice. See results of the Springs fire and possible regrowth. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at intersection of Wendy Drive and Potrero Road in Newbury Park not later than 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 16
MOUNT PINOS DAY HIKE: Moderately paced 5 mrt hike from the Mount Pinos parking lot to the crest of Sawmill Mountain. The route travels through a beautiful pine and fir forest with great views. The elevation is nearly 8000' with a total elev. gain of 900'. Bring water, lunch and lug-soled shoes. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks at 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 20
DOS VIENTOS RANCH: Moderate 5 mrt loop with approx. 900' elev. gain. Enjoy wonderful views of Boney Mountain, the surrounding hills and the Camarillo Plain. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at 5:30 P.M. at the Dos Vientos Community Center parking lot, Borchard Road entrance. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 22
BEACH WALK - POINT DUME - EASY HIKE SERIES: Easy to moderate 6 mrt hike with 250' elev. gain. Hike along the beach, up to the bluff and down to tide pools if tide permits. Tide 4.1' at 8:30 A.M. and Tide 4.0' at 10:54 A.M. Bring water and food. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 23
WESTLAKE VISTA PENTACHAETA TRAIL: Moderate 4.4 mrt hike with 700' elev. gain. Hike Pentachaeta and Westlake Vista trails with views of Triunfo Creek Park. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:00 A.M. at the trailhead. From 101 Freeway, exit on Lindero Canyon Road, drive 1.7 miles south to the junction with Triunfo Canyon Road. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to the trailhead on the right and park alongside the curb. WALT ZABRISKIE (805) 497-1775 MELANIE ASHEN (805) 497-6773
Saturday - 23
Wednesday - 27
SANTA ROSA LOOP - WILDWOOD PARK: Moderate 4.5 mrt loop hike with 600' elev. gain. Hike upper Santa Rosa Trail with great views of the mountains and Santa Rosa Valley. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at 5:30 P.M. at the west end of Avenida de Los Arboles. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 29
SADDLE PEAK FROM STUNT HIGH ROAD: Moderately strenuous 8+ mrt hike with 1700' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's on Hampshire Road just before the Shell Station in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 30
MUGU PEAK LOOP: Moderately strenuous 9 mrt hike with 1800' elev. gain. Get the elev. gain over with immediately, and then enjoy a beautiful ramble of La Jolla Valley. Moderate pace due to heat. Bring three quarts of water, food, and wear lug-soled boots. Meet at Chumash trailhead on PCH opposite the Seabee Firing Range at 8:30 A.M. LYNN LIVELY (805) 644-9668, LLively@aol.com
|MEETING PLACE:||cameron center (see below)|
CAMERON CENTER, 288 Greenmeadow Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA: Go south on Lynn Road (over the 101 Freeway) to the traffic light at Greenmeadow Drive. Turn left, go to the end of street, turn left into driveway and follow to Cameron Center parking lot. Check with the program schedule for meeting dates and places.
The trail closure data below reflects only the N.P.S. website information. Check with the State Parks Office at (818) 880-0350 or the National Park Service at (805) 370-2301 for information regarding the status of parks within their jurisdiction.
CURRENT STATUS - AUGUST 2013 - OF STATE and NATIONAL PARKS
Los Padres National Forest:
The Los Padres National Forest has been re-opened. Care when hiking is required.
Forest Supervisor: Peggy Hernandez
Deputy Forest Supervisor: Ken Heffner
6755 Hollister Ave., Suite 150
Goleta, CA 93117
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:
as of August 2013
2013 Fire Restrictions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the Public Notice or call 805-370-2301.
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset. NPS Sunset to Sunrise Closure Map
Point Mugu State Park is open. Backcountry Trails that may still be closed will have a notice at the trailhead.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Now that the 24,000-acre Springs Fire is officially controlled, the National Park Service opened trails on the western side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Vista in Newbury Park is open, but the park will close from sunset to
Visitors are encouraged to help nature recover from the fire by respecting trail closures and staying on the trail in areas that are open. Foot and bike traffic tramples sensitive soil, vegetation, burrows and nests.
Park officials estimate 70% of Rancho Sierra Vista's 1170 acres burned during the fire, though the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center and all other structures were protected.
More information is available at 805-370-2301.
Sometimes rain will cause the closure of unpaved parking areas. Lots usually reopen 1-2 days after the rain stops. Parking lots most commonly closed during or after rain are:
Use Caution and be Conscientious. During or shortly after rain, hazardous trail conditions may occur: including slippery trails, rock falls, tree falls, mud flows, and mud pits, especially in recent fire areas. When these conditions occur, recreational trail use is not recommended. Regular trail use can usually begin 1-2 days after the rain stops. If you notice hazardous trail conditions, resource damage or would like updates, please contact our Visitor Center 805-370-2301.
During RED FLAG WARNINGS...
Dry, hot, windy conditions are conducive to fire. Some park sites are subject to closures. For more information: NPS Visitor Center 805-370-2301// State Park Fire Weather Hotline: 805-488-8147.
Cheeseboro Canyon, Palo Comado Canyon, Liberty Canyon, and Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve sites:
Public access is restricted to established official roads and trails from sunrise to sunset. Please comply with posted restrictions and closures on site. Motorized vehicles are not permitted.
Solstice Canyon is open. Trails are widened and burned wooden structures have been removed.
Highway Restrictions: If you would like up to date information about local closures and others throughout the State of California visit CAL-Trans at www.dot.ca.gov. You may also contact the visitor center at (805) 370-2301.
- CIRCLE X; Mishe Mokwa open to hikers only.
- Cold Creek Canyon Trail is open
- RANCHO SIMI TRAILS STATUS: Open
CONEJO RECREATION and PARK DISTRICT - WILDWOOD TRAILS STATUS: Closed when raining and trails muddy.
JOIN US !! ALL VOLUNTEERS INVITED -NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!
Thewww.smmtc.org website maintains the most up to date schedule and directions to the various work sites. Schedule changes sometimes occur.
SMMTC Trail Maintenance
(All Meeting Times are 8:30am - 2:30pm unless stated otherwise)
Saturday - 9
SADDLE PEAK SPANISH BROOM ERADICATION:
308 Stunt Road Malibu CA 91302 (map). Help remove invasive Spanish Broom from Saddle Peak and restore native habitat. Receive community service credit. Rain cancels. Meet at the dirt pullout on the north side of Stunt Road at the 3.9 mile marker (before the junction of Stunt Road with Scheuren and Saddle Peak Roads). Project ends at 2:30 P.M. BRING: water, lunch and sunscreen. Reservations required. Leader: Jerry Mitcham (818) 406-1269.
Saturday - 9
SADDLE PEAK SPANISH BROOM ERADICATION:
indicates joint project with the Sierra Club Task
*** indicates joint project with CORBA
**** indicates a joint project with the Channel Islands Restoration
NOTE: Other trail maintenance projects, unscheduled at this time, may be conducted in the Santa Monica Mountains NRA and Channel Islands National Park. Special projects might be arranged for school or corporate groups interested in performing trail maintenance as public service projects. If you are interested in arranging a special project, please contact Burt Elliott at 805-338-7150 or email us at email@example.com.
Contact Walt Zabriskie at firstname.lastname@example.org
To all Hike Leaders: Outings are due every month on the 15th
SIERRA CLUB WAIVER
WEATHER/TRAIL NOTEas of July 22, 2014:
The EASY HIKE SERIESare for newcomers to hiking or for persons wishing to enjoy the beauty of our local area without a lot of physical effort. There will be frequent stops to insure everyone is together. A short presentation of the route will be made before the hike starts.
Current Requirements for Moderate to Strenuous Hikes:
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CONEJO GROUP SIERRA CLUB
643 Old Farm Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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This Page Updated July 29, 2014