It's a hike & BBQ - Topanga Canyon

  • October 11, 2009 · 10:15 AM
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Time for the mid October hike/bbq. Probably be the last bbq of the year before it gets too cold. The forecast for Sunday is a Sunny - 70F. So that should be perfect! Here's the 411: We'll meet at the START pin on the map linked below: http://maps.google.co... Be sure to arrive a little early since parking might be an issue. 1015am: Introductions. 1020am: Set out on the hike. The hike should take about[masked] minutes. We'll spend a short break at the rock and take in the views. ~1220p - ?: Eat, converse, and have fun. Parking information. http://maps.google.co... Above is the map for parking. Here's detailed information on how to get to here: 1- To get to Trippet Ranch from Pacific Coast Highway, 2- turn right onto Topanga Canyon Boulevard, 3- drive through town, 4- turn right on Entrada Road. 5- You will see a sign on your left for the Dead Horse Trail parking lot; continue past this lot. 6- Keep to the left at every opportunity until you reach the park's main parking lot (about one mile). 7- You can park in the lot for approx $10.00/day, 8- or you can park along the road outside of the park entrance. It is a short walk into the park. If you are driving from the 101, exit at Topanga Canyon Boulevard, drive south approx six miles, and turn left on Entrada Road and follow steps 5 and on. The Hike. http://maps.google.co... If you run late, you can follow the road up to Eagle Rock. It's an easy fire road to follow. Check out the path at link above. Total distance is going to be about 4 miles with less 500' gain. It's an easy relaxing one. Pace is going to be whatever. It'll be very difficult to get separated with this large group. Please put what you intend to bring in the comments below or in the comment section when you RSVP. This event is happening rain or shine, hot or cold.



For all trips, wear boots or sturdy shoes, and bring lunch, lots of drinks, warm clothing (depending on altitude) The trip "leader" is a volunteer and not a real leader (i.e. not liable for the group). Think of it as hiking with a group of friends. Joining this hike is entirely voluntary and participants assume the full risks associated with the activities. It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in a strenuous hike, with the appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, and navigation equipment for the conditions. This group and the hike organizer make no warranties about the safety or supervision of these activities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Posted my pictures on FB. Great one of you Trump.

    October 13, 2009

  • ROSE ; )

    Real nice ~ perfect weather ~ nice people ~ great food! Just can't wait 'till I could run up that trail too!

    October 12, 2009

  • John Q.

    Great turnout. Thanks to everyone who came and to everyone who helped make the bbq what it was. Also thanks to those that showed the Musch Trail to everyone that didn't want to take the fire road. I had a lot of fun!

    October 12, 2009

  • Rick

    Great way to wind up the weekend, a leasure hike and a fun picnic with terrific people.

    October 11, 2009

  • Harry

    Good hike, wonderful people, and Eagle Rock point was panoramic! "I thought it was only ten cents ride to heaven... :D"

    October 11, 2009

  • Christi

    Fabulous day, and the food was incredible!

    October 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect weather. Great food. Great people.

    October 11, 2009

  • Trump

    I donty rememvbeer anything that happened but im' sture it was awesomw!!!

    October 11, 2009

  • Thomas

    I believe I left my water bottle on one of the tables (Polar bottle, Rubbermaid insulated carrying thing). If anyone found it, please contact me. . . . Great place for a picnic, good group of people, crazy amount of food. Thanks everyone. Let's do it again.

    October 11, 2009

  • Diane

    thanks, john quan! it was fun! perfect weather!

    October 11, 2009

  • Jim B.

    There were many wonderful people that I was able to meet on this hike. I also enjoyed the hike itself. Eagle Rock is a great selling point. The food was much more than I expected, and very good. The trail was well kept. I wouldn't mind doing some more of these hikes. There are plenty of hikes to do in Topanga State Park. Thanks again for a great experience.

    October 11, 2009

  • Helen

    lots of fun, food and friends.

    October 11, 2009

  • Thomas

    Anyone want to carpool from the Valley? I'm in Sherman Oaks. I havent been there, so don't know if 100 cars trying to park may be a problem. Also, what's the deal? We get there, we hike, we come back down and then BBQ? There are enough grills at our start point? Or do we have to bring our own? More info would be good.

    October 11, 2009

  • John Q.

    Woah 68!!!! Last checked was on Friday and there was only 40. Yikes! Let's see how this turns out :/ and :). Also bringing some charcoal in case we need the extra grill or two. I got 100 paper plates as well. And thx Ray!

    October 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring 1 bag of charcoal, pollo and carne asada, chips dip, and some beer. Is any one going to bring paper plates, cpus, ect.......?
    62 people Ze? What if the maybes show up too. Your looking at over a 100.
    But not to worry Johnny I got your back. I think I do. I'm sure I do!

    October 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    62 people? good luck Johnny!

    October 10, 2009

  • Kimberly G

    Laura C - I might be interested in taking your alternate route. Let's discuss Sun morning.

    October 9, 2009

  • John Q.

    I just got word that there's going to be the Topanga Music Festival going on about a mile north of where we're supposed to be. It won't effect the hike, but it may cause traffic issues/delays. With that said, I would also recommend that if you planned on coming from the 101 that you either leave earlier or do a loop through the 405 up PCH.

    I'm pushing the departure time to 1030am.

    Has anyone been to this festival and able to give further insight to the traffic?

    October 9, 2009

  • John Q.

    That's a good point Laura. Anyone who wants to go off on their own or explore more of the area, feel free to organize amongst yourselves.

    October 8, 2009

  • Laura W

    Since it's a large group, maybe some people might be interested in taking the Musch Trail up with me instead of the fire road? I think it's prettier; it's more of a trail (i.e., no mountain bikes), but might not be so good for 40-50 people walking single file. Just an idea....

    October 8, 2009

  • Eric

    Beer

    October 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tri tip too

    October 7, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring peppers and portabellas or veggie burgers...whichever suit my fancy when I shop. I'm looking forward to this. It will be my first meetup with this group!

    October 6, 2009

  • John Q.

    Yea, i'll post more details either tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

    October 6, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beer, chips, dip, ect.....

    October 6, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    John, when will you be posting info on the section of the park we'll be meeting at? I don't think I've ever been to Topanga so I need to figure out directions.

    October 6, 2009

  • Lee Z.

    Trump....you are a wiener

    October 6, 2009

  • Laura W

    Planning on taking the Musch Trail or the other trail from Trippet Ranch?

    October 5, 2009

  • John Q.

    sorry gisele, dogs are not allowed.

    October 5, 2009

  • John Q.

    http://hiking.meetup.com/196/ca...­ forgot to add the link above.

    October 5, 2009

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