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THANKSGIVING DAY HIKE-Las Virgenes Trail (loop) about 8 miles

A great way to start Thanksgiving Day! If you're not cooking or you only need to cook a small bird, this hike will allow for great exercise and time to cook the bird. We'll start early so we can get done early. We can be done by 11:30 to 12:00 pm with a good pace and a small break.

And you can bring your leashed dog too! (if you want)

Hike Length: around  8 miles

Elevation gain:about 1,000 ft.

Join us for a moderate hike in Upper Las Virgenes Preserve and Cheeseboro Canyon. I love this hike because it's a great workout with some beautiful scenery. We'll have time for a refreshment break at some point a little before the half-way mark.

 

 

Testimonials from a past hike: http://www.meetup.com/TOaks-Hikers/calendar/8946985/?from=list&offset=0

We will start at the northern end of Las Virgenes Rd and hike for about 3 hours. We'll traverse a ridge trail past the Baleen Wall to Shepherd's flat and then turn east along a beautiful less traveled trail back to the Las Virgenes trail.

Map http://files.meetup.com/454296/Upper%20Las%20Virgenes%20Canyon.pdf

Bring water and snacks! Binoculars , too, if you have them. If you want to bring your dog, it's fine as long as the pooch is leashed.

Directions: To get to trailhead take 101 and exit Las Virgenes Rd. Turn north (away from beach) to end of road. If you are coming up from PCH, drive up Malibu Canyon to the end (Malibu Cyn changes its name to Las Virgenes Rd). The trailhead is marked clearly. Park on the street. If you can't park near the trailhead, just look for space down the street. We'll wait until you walk to the trailhead.

Parking is free.

I will collect the $1 at the trailhead.

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I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.

DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.

Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.

Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.

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  • Heather N.

    This was a fun, fast paced hike. Love this group!

    November 29, 2013

  • rod s.

    Good weather and nice people. Thank you all.

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love all the pictures! What an amazing hike ! Thank you all

    November 28, 2013

  • Lois C.

    Great hike this morning. Thanks Jan for organizing this. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    November 28, 2013

  • Jan L.

    Fantastic!

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Carole E.

    Been gone for a while, so hike was a bit strenuous for me. But everyone was helpful, concerned, and encouraging! Thanks, Jan for today, and it was great to see everyone again! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

    November 28, 2013

  • Roman

    Great hike to start Thanksgiving. Thanks to all who showed up and gave me a jumpstart! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Jan
    Bruce wanted me to ask you what the dollar is for

    2 · November 26, 2013

    • Scott S.

      Will do

      November 27, 2013

    • Paul H.

      FYI Scott, it costs an organizer personally $140 per year to run a Meetup group.

      November 28, 2013

  • valorie

    Happy Thanksgiving, hiking friends!

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Carole E.

      You too, Val! Sorry we won't see you.

      November 28, 2013

  • Lydia

    Looks like I may not fit this in, enjoy

    November 28, 2013

  • Carole E.

    Haven't pinned down exact timing for Thanksgiving dinner but will sign up. I know this trail so if I am not ready I can find my way back to my car!

    1 · November 11, 2013

    • Roman

      Carole, you are on my way there. I would like to pick you up to save on parking spaces. Can you do it?

      November 26, 2013

    • Carole E.

      I can't Roman because I have to go to Thousand Oaks after hike and I am not sure I can complete the whole hike. Sorry!

      November 26, 2013

  • Lois C.

    Would love to join if there are any cancellations. How do I find out if space opens up? Lois

    November 26, 2013

  • Heather N.

    I would love to join the wait list. Im sure there will be people that cant make it last minute!

    November 26, 2013

  • collette b.

    Sorry to change my RSVP. I had a bad cold for a over a week and I do not think I will be up to making this hike...hope to make the next one..I always enjoy a good hike on Thanksgiving before stuffing myself

    November 25, 2013

  • Roman

    Will RSVP reopen and will I get a chance to join? I would like to.

    November 24, 2013

  • Chandra N.

    Will anyone be coming from Santa Barbara that I could carpool with, by any chance?

    November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Chandra, I live in SB and am open to car pooling. Let see if anyone else wants to drive down together.

      1 · November 24, 2013

  • collette b.

    It has been a while since I hiked this trail...I look forward to a good hike before eating a large meal...I just hope I am up to it!

    November 12, 2013

  • David M.

    My plane leaves at 7:45 AM to get me to see my sister by noon in San Antonio, Texas. Y'all have a great hike!

    November 11, 2013

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