Hike with us along the undocumented and unmaintained trails of Upper Las Virgenes, exploring the forbidden recesses of the Ahmanson and El Escorpio Ranches. Along the way we will view Castle Peak and caves the Chumash used to prepare their dead for burial. Hike will be about 9 miles with 1200 ft net elevation gain.
Many historic movies were filmed at Ahmanson Ranch, then known as Lasky Mesa. Among the movies were Gone With the Wind, The Thundering Herd, The Charge of the Light Brigade and They Died With Their Boots On.
We haven't done this hike since 3 years ago on Jan 9
Check out the Photos from Jan 2010 and Jan 2011 and even Jan 2009
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Go to the west end of Vanowen St and park on street
From the 101 freeway exit Valley Circle Boulevard. Head north to Vanowen St. Turn left. Park on street near the end of Vanowen (at the bend)
From the 118, exit Topanga Canyon, go south, turn right on Vanowen