CONEJO GROUP - LOS PADRES CHAPTER - SIERRA CLUB
THOUSAND OAKS - MOORPARK - SIMI VALLEY - SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 31, 2014 OUTINGS
Photo Courtesy of Hugh Warren
November 12, 2014
Hiker's Navigating Lush Vegetation
Barbara, Walt, Stephanie & Liz
Photo Courtesy of Barbara Welch
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 24, December 8, 15, 22 and 29. 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 - 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
Wednesday - 3
ROSEWOOD TRAIL: Moderate 6-7 mrt loop with 800' elev. gain. 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 and Hidden Valleys and the Oxnard Plain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 8:30 A.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
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 on Hampshire Road before Shell Station in Thousand Oaks no later than 8:30 A.M. for carpooling. LILLIAN TREVISAN (805) 498-1623
Saturday - 6
PALO COMADO - CHEESEBORO LOOP: Moderate 7 mrt hike with beautiful oaks and vistas. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet 8:30 A.M. at trailhead. From 101 Freeway go north 2.1 miles on Kanan Road, turn right on Sunnycrest, go 0.8 miles to the third Public Recreation Trail sign, just past Oak Springs Drive. JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Wednesday - 10
CONEJO MOUNTAIN: A moderate 5 mrt hike with 800' elev. gain. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 9:00 A.M. at the trailhead. From the 101 Fwy. exit onto Borchard Road west, continue to just before the Dos Vientos Community Center turning right onto Via Ricardo, continue to the white fence on the right just past Via Pisa. This hike provides great views of the Oxnard plain, the western Santa Monica Mountains and the Conejo Valley. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Wednesday - 10
HOLIDAY POTLUCK AND DIGITAL PHOTO SHOW: The Cameron Center will be the site of our potluck and photo show. Bring your favorite digital photos or prints to share. Digital photos must be submitted to Walt Zabriskie at least 10 days prior to potluck. Bring your most tempting dish and favorite drink for a Holiday Celebration. Come early (6:30 P.M.) to help setup. The party will start at 7:00 P.M. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391 JOANNE SULKOSKE (805) 492-3061
Friday - 12
OLD CABIN SITE - POINT MUGU STATE PARK: Moderate 8 mrt hike with 700' elev. gain. Visit waterfall (seasonal). 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 - 13
EAGLE ROCK - TOPANGA STATE PARK: Moderate 4 to 7 mrt with up to 900' elev. gain depending on hikers abilities. Rock formations and great valley views. 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 or at the Trippet Ranch parking lot at 9:00 A.M. Leader will provide free parking for those who do not have parking passes. WALT ZABRISKIE (805) 497-1775 MELANIE ASHEN (805) 497-6773
Wednesday - 17
LANG RANCH LOOP: Moderate 4 1/4 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 1:30 P.M. Rain cancels. EUGENE BABCOCK (805) 499-3487
Friday - 19
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 4.0' at 9:30 A.M. Tide 1.9' 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
Saturday - 20
MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK: Moderate 5 mrt hike through the rolling grasslands, lush foliage and ridgeline overlooks of Malibu Creek State Park. Bring water, food and wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at 9:00 A.M. in the parking lot near Freddy's on Hampshire Road before the Shell Station for carpooling or at the trailhead at corner of Mulholland Hwy. and Cornell Road at 9:20 A.M. JOHN HOLROYD (805) 495-6391
Friday - 27
UPPER NEWTON CANYON - CASTRO PEAK: Moderate 8 mrt hike. Hike off those holiday goodies! You know you ate too much. 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
|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 - 29
trail MAINTENANCE - point mugu State Park:
Meet at Wendy Drive & Potrero Road in Newbury Park for shuttle (map). From the 101 Fwy. take Wendy Road south to the end of Potrero Road. Dave Edwards (805) 279-3029 c, (805) 985-3728 h
Saturday - 29
trail MAINTENANCE - point mugu State Park:
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 November 23, 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 November 23, 2014