CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 30, 2014 OUTINGS
Photos Courtesy of Walt Zabriskie
August 16, 2014
Hiker's Grand View
Sharon , Betty (in backround), melanie & Roger
Hikers Amidst Pine Trees
Unknown Hiker, John and Roger
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|
Note Time change TO 8:30 A.M.
MONDAY Leaderless hikes in the local area: November 3, 10, 17 and 24. 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 - 29
WOODRIDGE TRAIL TO SUNSET HILLS LOOP: Moderate 4 mrt hike with an elev. gain of about 1000'. Hike the hills near the urban area of northeastern Thousand Oaks, with sweeping vistas of Wood Ranch Reservoir and on a clear day views of distant mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:30 A.M. at the trailhead: From the 23 Fwy., head east on Sunset Hills Blvd. for approx. one mile to the dirt parking lot on the right side of the street. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 31
LA JOLLA VALLEY - LEADER'S CHOICE - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderate 8 mrt hike of leader's choice. Meet great hikers and enjoy good conversations. Scary! Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at Wendy Drive and Potrero Road in Newbury Park not later than 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 1
MESA PEAK: Moderately strenuous, moderately paced 7 mrt with 1500' elev. gain hike in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the ocean. 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 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Wednesday - 5
TRIUNFO CANYON PARK - WESTLAKE VILLAGE - EASY HIKE SERIES: Easy to moderate 4 mrt hike of leader's choice with 400' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 3:00 P.M. 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. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 7
SADDLE PEAK from STUNT HIGH ROAD: Moderate 8+ mrt hike to Saddle Peak surprise. Bring water, food to share and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot near Freddy's on Hampshire Road before Shell Station in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Wednesday - 12
NORTH FORK MATILIJA CREEK - OJAI: Moderate paced 7-8 mrt hike with 800' elev. gain. Scenic hike alongside Matilija Creek (dry) to no further than Middle Matilija Camp depending on time. Bring water, lunch and lug-soled shoes. Meet in Oaks Mall Park and Ride lot adjacent to Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks at 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Friday - 14
OLD CABIN SITE - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderate 8 mrt hike with 700' elev. gain. Visit waterfall (seasonal). See new growth in the Springs Fire burn area. Bring water, ethnic snacks to share 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 - 15
HILL CANYON - WESTERN PLATEAU LOOP: Moderately paced 4 mrt hike with 700' elev. gain starting at the Hill Canyon trailhead off of 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 Fwy. The park and ride is just east of the 23 Fwy. opposite the Teen Center. For those wishing to meet at the trailhead, park at the free parking lot immediately to the left of the bridge at the trailhead. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 19
CHINA FLAT - SIMI PEAK: Moderate 6 mrt hike with 800' elev. gain. Great views of east Conejo and Simi Valleys. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at trailhead on Lindero Canyon Road, north of Kanan Road and 1/2 block east of King James Court at 2:00 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Saturday - 22 For those who wish to drive to the trailhead on PCH
Cyndee will pay all parking fees $5 or people can park on
PCH for free if they refuse to let Cyndee pay. Call Cyndee for directions to the trailhead or see
CORRAL CANYON to MESA PEAK: Moderately strenuous 8 mrt hike with approx. 1800' elev. gain. Hike begins at the beach in Corral Canyon, the last undeveloped coastal canyon in Los Angeles County and continues to the real Mesa Peak, not the false one we did in years past. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled footwear. Meet for carpooling near Freddy's parking lot just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks at 8:00 A.M.
To get to the trailhead: Drive west on PCH and pull in to the parking lot on the north side of the highway next to Malibu Seafood Restaurant, 1.8 miles west of Malibu Canyon Road and half a mile before Corral Canyon Road. Trailhead address: 25653 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. Trailhead coordinates: 34.034336, -118.734362 (34° 02′ 03.60″N 118° 44′ 03.70″W)
For those who wish to drive to the trailhead on PCH Cyndee will pay all parking fees $5 or people can park on PCH for free if they refuse to let Cyndee pay.
Call Cyndee for directions to the trailhead or see below:CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
Saturday - 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 & down to tide pools and to Paradise Cove, if tide permits. Tide 5.8' at 9:30 A.M., Tide 4.0' at 11:00 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
Friday - 28
UPPER NEWTON CANYON - CASTRO PEAK: Moderate 8 mrt hike. Get out of that warm bed and get hiking! 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. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 29
SYCAMORE CANYON - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Easy to moderate 4.5 mrt hike with 800' elev. gain. Bring water, food and lug-soled shoes. Meet at Rancho Sierra Vista Satwiwa parking lot in Newbury Park at 8:30 A.M. 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. MELANIE ASHEN (805) 497-6773 WALT ZABRISKIE (805) 497-1775
|DATE:||Wednesday, December 10, 2014|
|SPEAKERS:||John Holroyd - Conejo Group Chair|
|PROGRAM:||Holiday Party - Pot Luck & 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 - 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 - 1
- TOPANGA STATE PARK:
20825 Entrada Road, Los Angeles County, CA (map). We will be working out of the Musch hike-in camp. Camping Friday and/or Saturday is optional. Bring your own food/drinks. We will arrange a meeting for Friday and Saturday campers to drive to the campground (carpooling is encouraged). Non-camping workers for Saturday or Sunday plan to meet at Trippet Ranch off Entrada Road.
Saturday - 1
- TOPANGA STATE PARK:
From Topanga Canyon Blvd. turn up Entrada Road at the State Park sign. Tell the parking attendant that you are a trail maintenance volunteer. If there is no parking attendant be sure to get a trail worker card to display on the dashboard or you will get a parking ticket. Hike 1 mile to Musch Camp. Leaders: Dave Edwards (805) 985-3728 home, (805) 279-3029 cell or Jerry Mitcham (818) 406-1269
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 October 28, 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:
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
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This Page Updated October 28, 2014