CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 28, 2015 OUTINGS
Photos Courtesy of Joanne Sulkoske
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hiker's Enjoying a Beautiful Day on the Trail
Malibu Springs Trail View
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: February 2, 9, 16 & 23. 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.
Saturday - 31
JOHNSON'S MOTORWAY TO ROCKY PEAK VIA IVERSON ENTRANCE: Moderately paced less than 9 mrt hike with 1700' elev. gain on picturesque trail in Santa Susana Mountains. Bring water, lunch and lug-soled footwear. Meet at "Fiore Field Parking Lot" located on the southwest corner of the 23 Freeway and Avenida de los Arboles at 8:30 A.M. CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
Sunday - 1
WESTERN PLATEAU LOOP - HILL CANYON: Moderately paced 5 mrt hike with 600' elev. gain starting at the Hill Canyon trailhead off Santa Rosa Road. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 9:00 A.M. at the park and ride at the intersection of Janss Road and the 23 Freeway. The park and ride is just east of the Fwy. opposite the Teen Center. Alternately meet at the free parking immediately to the left of the bridge at the trailhead at 9:20 A.M. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 4
WHITE HORSE CANYON TRAIL - WESTLAKE VILLAGE - EASY HIKE SERIES: Easy 3.5 mrt hike with 500' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at trailhead. Take Westlake Blvd. south to East Potrero Road and turn right, go 0.4 miles and turn right on Trafalger Place, then an immediate left on (Potrero) frontage road. Go one block to Margate Place and park along curb. Meet at 1:30 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 6
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 - 7
FOSSIL TRAIL: Moderate 7 mrt hike with 1200' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:30 A.M. at Rancho Sierra Vista (Satwiwa parking lot in Newbury Park). From the 101 Fwy., take Lynn Road south towards ocean; turn left on Via Goleta before Dos Vientos and drive to the end parking lot. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Wednesday - 11
SANTA ROSA TRAIL LOOP - WILDWOOD PARK: Moderately paced 4 mile loop with 600' elev. gain. Views of the Conejo and Santa Rosa Valleys. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 3:00 P.M. at the west end of Avenida De Los Arboles. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Friday - 13
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 1.5' at 9:30 A.M. Tide 0.6' at 11:53 A.M. Peace will flow into you with the waves. 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 - 14
KANAN TO MALIBU VIA BACKBONE AND ZUMA RIDGE TRAILS: Moderate 8.4 miles one way with 1200' elev. gain and 2200' loss. The car shuttle will have cars where the Backbone Trail crosses Kanan Road and at the northern end of Busch Drive in Malibu. We'll stop for a snack and the view near Buzzard's Roost. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:30 A.M. in the parking lot near Freddy's just before the Shell station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks for carpooling. HUGH WARREN (805) 341-6295 email@example.com
Friday - 20
UPPER NEWTON CANYON - CASTRO PEAK: Moderate 8 mrt hike. 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 not later than 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 21
Slow paced moderate 6.2 mrt with a cumulative elev. gain of 670' along an excellent shaded chaparral trail with easy up and down sections. 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. MELANIE ASHEN (805) 497-6773, WALT ZABRISKIE (805) 497-1775
Saturday - 21
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
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
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.
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 - 31 New Millennium Loop
Take the Las Virgenes Road exit from the 101 Fwy. in Calabasas, go about 1 mile south to Bark Park dog park on the left for trailhead parking (map). Greg Sweel (310) 452-4443.
Saturday - 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact Walt Zabriskie at email@example.com
To all Hike Leaders: Outings are due every month on the 15th
SIERRA CLUB WAIVER
WEATHER/TRAIL NOTEas of January 30, 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:
The newsletter provides information about the club's various activities and at least two months of outings for advance planning.
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CONEJO GROUP SIERRA CLUB
643 Old Farm Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
This Page Updated January 30, 2014