CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
MARCH 26-31, 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 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.
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
Wednesday - 1
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 wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 5:30 P.M. at the west end of Avenida de Los Arboles. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Wednesday - 1
Friday - 3
SOLSTICE CANYON: Moderate 7-8 mrt hike with 1200' elev. gain. Hike Rising Sun 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
Friday - 3
Saturday - 4
HIDDEN POND LOOP - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderately strenuous 8.2 mrt hike with 1200' elev. gain. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:00 A.M. at Satwiwa parking lot. Take the Lynn Road exit of the 101 Fwy. south to Via Goleta near Dos Vientos in Newbury Park. Turn left into Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa and drive to the end parking lot. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Wednesday - 8
ROSEWOOD TRAIL: Moderately easy 6.75 mrt with an elev. gain of 850'. It is a well maintained trail with lots of foliage. At the top, the picnic table at Angel Vista offers great views of the Conejo Valley and the Oxnard Plain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 4:00 P.M. at the trailhead. From the 101 Fwy. take Ventu Park Road south, turn right on Lynn Road and left on Regal Oak. The trailhead is on the left near the end of Regal Oak. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Thursday - 9
MURIETTA PRE-HIKE ABOVE OJAI: Easy 3.2 mrt hike with 281' elev. gain. I will be checking out the trail and water conditions in preparation for the backpack on the following weekend. Day hikers can see the Matilija area and the back country Murietta campsite. 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. We should be back by 3 P.M. HUGH WARREN (805) 341-6295, email@example.com
Friday - 10
SADDLEBACK PEAK FROM STUNT ROAD: Moderate 8 mrt hike with 1000' elev. gain. Beautiful view of ocean and Santa Catalina Island. 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 before 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Sat-Sun - 11
BACKPACK to MURIETTA CAMP NORTHWEST of OJAI: Short 1.6 mile trail and modest 281' elev. gain. Level wooded campground along a creek. For backpackers who want an easy way to checkout gear and physical condition in advance of the late spring and summer season, or for those who just want an early overnight outing. For meeting details and other arrangements call or email HUGH WARREN (805) 341-6295, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday - 15
WESTLAKE VISTA PENTACHAETA TRAIL: Moderate 3 mrt hike with 500' elev. gain. Hike Pentachaeta. Let's look for the endangered Pentachaeta lyonii that blooms in April. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 5:30 P.M. at the trailhead. From 101 Fwy., exit on Lindero Canyon Road, drive 1.7 miles south to the junction with Triunfo Canyon Road. Turn left and go 0.1 mile to the trailhead on the right and park alongside the curb. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 17
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 5.0' at 9:30 A.M. Tide 2.7' at 12:00 P.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 - 18
HIKE LEADER TRAINING: All hike leaders are required to take Outing Leader Training (OLT) 101 every four years. It will be taught in the morning session from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. In addition a course equivalent to Red Cross First Aid is also required. Matt May will cover that by teaching Wilderness First Aid in the afternoon session from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. This year we will have three provisional hike leaders who will attend. To be a Sierra Club hike leader they will have to schedule a provisional hike overseen by one or more hike leaders. Teresa has requested that a few show up at 7:30 A.M. to help setup the room. It is suggested that we carpool from the regular carpool location at the Oaks at Wilber and Hillcrest at 7:20 A.M. Directions will be provided by e-mail to those attending and handouts to each driver. Please compensate your driver. We will either eat out or brown bag it for lunch. TERESA NORRIS, MATT MAY
Wednesday - 22
OLD CABIN SITE - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderate 6 mrt hike with approx. 1000' elev. gain. Great views of the mountains and valleys. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at the parking lot by Wendy Drive and Potrero Road in Newbury Park at 4:00 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 24
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 Potrero Road trailhead at intersection of Wendy Drive in Newbury Park no later than 8:30 A.M. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 25
LOS ROBLES TRAIL: Moderate approx. 6 mrt loop hike with a cumulative elev. gain of 900'. Bring water and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 9:00 A.M. in the end parking lot in Triunfo Community Park off of Tamarack Street in Westlake Village. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 29
DOS VIENTOS LOOP: Moderate 5 mile loop hike with approx. 350' elev. gain and 900' cumulative gain. Enjoy wonderful views of Boney Mountain, the surrounding hills, Pacific coast and Camarillo plain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 5:30 P.M. at the Dos Vientos Community Center parking lot, Borchard Road entrance. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Wednesday - 29
|DATE:||June 12, 2015|
|PROGRAM:||Late Spring Potluck & Digital Photo Show|
|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 - 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 - 28 Chumash Trail
Location: 799 Pacific Coast Hwy., NAS Point Mugu, CA 93042 (map). Trailhead parking next to PCH across from the Navy shooting range near Mugu Rock (look for tall orange tower at shooting range). Exit Las Posas Road in Camarillo from the 101 Fwy., go south about 9 miles, turn left on PCH and go about 2 miles to parking on left. Leader: Dave Edwards (805) 985-3728 h (805) 279-3029 c
Saturday - 28
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 March 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
643 Old Farm Road
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This Page Updated March 26, 2015