Organizer: Mike Cheng
Hiking assistants: Robert Dickman
Location: Topanga State Park, CA
Hike Difficulty: Level 5/10
A beginner hike: No
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1400'
Time: 3.5 hours
Trail condition: Single file trail, no shady
Water: Minimum 2 liters
Toilette: in the park
What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, energy bar, snacks, and water.
Early departure: If you need to be separated from the group for any reason, you must inform the hiker leader. Not knowing your whereabouts may prompt us to report your missing to proper authority for further actions.
Direction: From Topanga Canyon Boulevard, turn east on Entrada Road; that’s to the right if you’re coming from Paciﬁc Coast Highway. Follow Entrada Road by turning left at every opportunity until you arrive at Topanga State Park. The trailhead is at the end of the parking lot.
Parking: $ 10 if you park inside the park. Street parking is free.
Brunch: Pat's Topanga Grill, 1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290, (310)[masked]
A 7 mile hike from Trippet Ranch to a very popular overlook in Topanga State Park. The trail is gently graded. The vista will one of mountain, ocean and the city in the distance. The trail is a part of the system of fire roads in Topanga State Park. Our destination is Parker Mesa Overlook, elevation 1525'. On a clear day, you’ll get amazing views of the Santa Monica Bay, Catalina Island and often inland as far as the San Bernardino Mountains.
Waiting list priority: People who hike with me or with US Hiking frequently will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.
No show policy: If you sign up for an event and no show, you will either lose your waiting list priority or not be able to sign up for the next event.
Warning and Disclaimer:
If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.
If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.
Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.
In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:http://www.meetup.com/terms/
Members interested in joining this hike must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of US Hiking. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up.