CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015 OUTINGS
Photo Courtesy of Joanne Sulkoske
Monday, February 16, 2015
California Lilac (Buckthorne)
Photo Courtesy of Walt Zabriskie
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||R - Moved & Replaced|
MONDAY Leaderless hikes in the local area: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 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 8:30 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.
Wednesday - 25
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 wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 2:00 P.M. at the Dos Vientos Community Center parking lot, Borchard Road entrance. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 27
SADDLE PEAK from STUNT HIGH ROAD: Moderate 8+ mrt hike. Bring water, food and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's on Hampshire Road before the Shell Station in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 28
OUTING MOVED TO Saturday, MAY 16
NEW MILLENNIUM LOOP TRAIL: Moderately strenuous 11 mrt loop with an elev. gain of 2000'. Starting at the Bark Park dog park off of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas we head east in a counter clockwise fashion through the Calabasas highlands, then climb up to and through the exclusive hilltops bordering the extravagant New Millennium development. We return on Gun Club Road and back down to the dog park. 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 at 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. Rain cancels. CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
Wednesday - 4
LANG RANCH TO CHINA FLAT: Moderate 7 mrt hike with 1000' elev. gain with views of Simi Valley, Conejo Valley and Pacific Ocean. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at the far end of Lang Ranch Parkway off of Westlake Blvd. at 2:00 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 6
SOLSTICE CANYON: Moderate 7-8 mrt hike with 1200' elev. gain. Hike Rising Sunday and Upper Sostomo Loop Trails. See tropical terrace, oldest stone building in Malibu and 150' 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 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 7
HIDDEN MEADOWS TRAIL - NORTH RANCH OPEN SPACE & OAKBROOK REGIONAL PARK: Slow paced moderate 4.4 mrt up and back hike with 700' cumulative elev. gain. The trail has some shade and a smooth surface with great views. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at trailhead at 8:30 A.M. From Thousand Oaks take the 23 Fwy. exiting at Avenida de los Arboles and go east to Westlake Blvd., turn left on Kanan Road and left on Windy Mountain Avenue then first left on Grey Feather Court to Falling Star Avenue left to end, parking on right at trailhead. This route avoids the 101 Fwy. If closer to Lindero Canyon Road take it north making a left on Kanan and a right on Falling Star going to end as above. WALT ZABRISKIE (805) 497-1775, MELANIE ASHEN (805) 497-6773
Wednesday - 11
WILDWOOD PARK LOOP - LIZARD ROCK - PARADISE FALLS: Moderate 4.5 mrt hike with approx. 700' elev. gain. A pleasant trail follows the stream up to the waterfall with steps leading down to the pool beneath Paradise Falls. Continuing upstream, there is a tranquil picnic area at Little Falls. Return by way of Indian Creek Trail. Bring water, food, and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 3:30 P.M. at west end of Avenida de los Arboles in Thousand Oaks. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 13
SADDLEBACK PEAK FROM STUNT HIGH ROAD: Moderate 8+ mrt hike with 1000' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks at 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 14
LOS ROBLES TRAIL FROM NEWBURY PARK to TRIUNFO CANYON PARK: Moderately paced, strenuous 10 mile one way hike with 1500' elev. gain and car shuttle. Bring water, lunch, good footwear and your camera. Meet at 8:00 A.M. in the west parking lot of Triunfo Park (Westlake Village), near the trailhead to which we will return. We will arrange carpools to the start of the hike off Potrero Road 0.2 miles east of Wendy Drive. This is a good chance to stretch your legs without having to climb a mountain. HUGH WARREN (805) 341-6295, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday - 15
LAS VIRGENES CANYON: Moderate 5 mrt out and back hike that travels along a lovely riparian habitat with very little elev. gain. Bring water and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks at 9:00 A.M. for carpooling. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 18
LANG RANCH LOOP: Moderate 4.25 mrt hike with 750' elev. gain and views of Simi Valley and Lang Ranch Open Space. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled footwear. Meet at the far end of Lang Ranch Parkway off of Westlake Blvd. at 4:30 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 20
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 & down to tide pools and to Paradise Cove, if tide permits. Tide 5.6' at 9:30 A.M., Tide 4.3' at 12:00 A.M. Bring water and food. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's on Hampshire Road just the before Shell Station in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 21
CHUMASH TRAIL - SANTA SUSANNA MOUNTAINS: Moderately strenuous 8 mrt hike with 1000' elev. gain. Bring water, food 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. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Sunday - 22
TRAIL TO NOWHERE: Moderate 5 mrt hike with a cumulative elev. gain of 800' that will take us along one of the newer sections of the Backbone Trail. This route provides wonderful views of the ocean and coastal valleys. Bring water and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks at 2:30 P.M. for carpooling. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 25
TRIUNFO CANYON PARK - WESTLAKE VILLAGE: Moderate 4 mrt hike of leader's choice with 400' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet in the parking lot of Triunfo Park at the end of Tamarack Street. Take Westlake Blvd. south to Triunfo Canyon Road, turn right and continue to the Community Park and park in the second lot. Meet at 3:00 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 27
OLD CABIN SITE - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderate 6-7 mrt hike with 700' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at Wendy Drive trailhead at intersection of Potrero Road in Newbury Park no later than 8:30 A.M. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 28
UPPER SADDLE PEAK TRAIL - PIUMA: Moderately paced 9.5 mrt hike with 1600' elev. gain. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:30 A.M. in parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks. CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
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 - DECEMBER 2014 - OF STATE and NATIONAL PARKS
Los Padres National Forest:
The Los Padres National Forest has been re-opened. Care when hiking is required.
Los Padres Supervisor's Office is Closed due to Water Damage
Contact: Andrew Madson (805) 895-0841
6755 Hollister Ave., Suite 150
Goleta, CA 93117
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:
as of December 2014
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
Hazardous conditions on trails
Please use extreme caution on the following sites and trails:
Solstice Canyon's Sostomo Trail, Rising Sun Trail and the water fall area.
Parking Lot Closures Due to Rain and Hazardous Conditions:
12/16/14: The parking lots at Rocky Oaks, Bonsall Trailhead, and Peter Strauss (dirt parking lot) are currently closed due to rain.
Point Mugu State Park is open.
La Jolla Canyon is closed from PCH due to repair of the highway and trails.
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.
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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 - 28 Fossil Trail Trail
Meet at the Wendy Trailhead, intersection of Wendy and Potrero Roads. Leader: John Kross/Jerry Mitcham (805) 587-0721.
Saturday - 28
Fossil Trail Trail
Saturday - 28 New Millennium Loop
Location 34.1336250, -118.7027800 (map). From the 101 Freeway, turn south on Las Virgenes Road. The entrance is about 1 mile from the freeway on the left (east) side, slightly south of the traffic light at the A. E. Wright Middle School. Leader: Barry Dydyk (805) 499-5627
Saturday - 28
New Millennium Loop
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 (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 February 26, 2015:
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
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This Page Updated February 27, 2015