CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 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|
MONDAY Leaderless hikes in the local area: September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 28. 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.
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
Phone Number Change
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) 256-4106, LLively@aol.com
Wednesday - 3
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 the trailhead at 5:30 P.M. 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. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 5
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 just before the Shell Station on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks at 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 6
LANG RANCH LOOP: Moderate 5 mrt loop hike with 750' elev. gain. Nice views of Simi Hills and the ocean. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at trailhead at northern end of Westlake Blvd., corner of Oak Valley and Autumn Ridge Drive at 8:00 A.M. Rain cancels. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Wednesday - 10
SANTA ROSA TRAIL LOOP - WILDWOOD PARK: Moderately paced 4.5 mile loop with 600' elev. gain. Views of both the Conejo and Santa Rosa Valleys. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 5:30 P.M. at the west end of Avenida de los Arboles. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Friday - 12
UPPER NEWTON CANYON - CASTRO PEAK: Moderate 8 mrt hike. Do something great for your body. 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 - 13
HONDO CANYON - FOSSIL RIDGE - BACKBONE TRAIL - TOPANGA STATE PARK: Moderately paced strenuous 8 mrt hike with 1800' elev. gain on the Backbone Trail. Bring 2 quarts 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 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
Friday - 19
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. 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
Wednesday - 24
HILLCREST OPEN SPACE LOOP: Fast paced moderate 5 mrt loop with a total elev. gain of 1000' with many up and down sections. Bring water, food, flashlight and wear lug-soled shoes. Hiking poles a plus. Meet at the end of La Granada Drive and Crown View Court at 5:15 P.M. From the 23 Fwy. take the Janss Road exit and head east. Note that Janss Road becomes La Granada Drive as you pass Erbes Road. Rain cancels. CYNDEE ZAHORIK (805) 492-1453
Friday - 26
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., High Tide 5.4' at 10:46 A.M. Peace will flow into you with the waves. Bring water and food. 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 - 27
CENTURY LAKE - MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK - EASY HIKE SERIES: Slow paced easy 4 mrt hike with approx. 400' elev. gain. We may extend the hike to the Rock Pool if everyone is in agreement. A stop to eat and relax will be made at the destination. 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 8:00 A.M. for carpooling. Alternately meet at 8:30 A.M. at trailhead in parking lot off of Cornell Road 300' past intersection with Mulholland Highway in Agoura. WALT ZABRISKIE (805) 497-1775, MELANIE ASHEN (805) 497-6773
|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 - 6
Saturday - 20
SADDLE PEAK SPANISH BROOM ERADICATION:
310 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 - 20
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 August 27, 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.
For a free copy of the newsletter sent by e-mail every month in PDF format send an e-mail to John Holroyd with your name and e-mail address to email@example.com. We have phased out the paper version of the newsletter and those with an e-mail address will be sent the PDF version after their paid subscription runs out.
Note: A subscription does not imply membership in the National Sierra Club or it's chapters or groups.
CONEJO GROUP SIERRA CLUB
643 Old Farm Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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This Page Updated August 27, 2014