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PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - WRIGHT RANCH - DRUM CIRCLE

AWESOME VIEWS OF THE CITY AND OCEAN BELOW

FROM SANTA MONICA TO PALOS VERDES

 

1) HIKE PARKER MESA

2) DRIVE TO MOUNTAINTOP for SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

 

This is a MODERATE HIKE / 6 miles roundtrip / 1200 ft elevation gain ( KINDA STEEP AT FIRST )

MEET on front of gate entrance to park at the very end of Los Liones. If you're running late.... you can catch up (we'll be staying at the peak for a while) (see map below)

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

 

Bring at least 1 QT of water

 

the turn to Los Liones is on Sunset; approx 1/4 mile from PCH. Turn left if you came from PCH, or turn right if you came from Pacific Palisades. PLENTY OF PARKING AT THE END OF  LOS LIONES. SORRY... NOT A DOG FRIENDLY HIKE / INFO MAY BE UPDATED DURING THE WEEK....

VIDEOS OF LAST COUPLE OF HIKES:

 

CLICK HERE: SANTA MONICA HIKING VIDEOS

 

*****WE DRIVE AFTER THE HIKE TO WRIGHT RANCH. HAVE DIRECTIONS AND MAP WITH YOU, AS CARAVANING 20+ CARS THAT FAR WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT FOR EVEN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO ORCHESTRATE*****

 

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MAP TO WRIGHT RANCH

24680 PIUMA / 5PM till 9PM

 

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201782227640152276864.0004c2d53fb40990fb1be&msa=0&ll=34.063183,-118.56926&spn=0.261377,0.528374

 

UNLESS YOU'VE GOT A GPS OR ARE A TERRIFIC NAVIGATOR, BEST TO TAKE THE PCH TO MALIBU CANYON TO PIUMA ROUTE ( map above )

 

5PM till 9PM /  SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION / POT-LUCK at Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch, on the mountaintop OVERLOOKING MALIBU. The ranch is approx 1 hour from the west side..

 

WRIGHT WAY ORGANIC RESOURCE CENTER

24680 Piuma Rd; Malibu

$10 donation suggested

 

http://elwright.net/wrightway/location.html

 

- Medicine Circle

- Shaman blessings

- Potluck

- Drum Circle

 

GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE OCEAN AND SUNSET!!!

 

 

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  • Andy

    I really enjoyed today's experience. I can't think of a better way to ring in the summer solstice; grueling exercise, conversations with wonderful people, Wright Ranch with a view to die for. John, thanks for leading.

    June 24, 2014

  • John

    We made it to the Summer Solstice Celebration, it made for a most memorable evening. Thank you John for this fun event.

    June 23, 2014

  • sboy

    Great day of hiking and wow what a find, wright ranch. Thanks John, looks like you didn't confuse your right arm with your left arm on this one. And for the record, did anyone ever hear the end to Diane's yoga story!

    1 · June 22, 2014

    • Dennis H.

      Yeah, but you had to be there

      1 · June 23, 2014

    • ! That JOHN G.

      Heard the beginning about 100 times... Never heard the middle or the end or the actual point... Next time...

      June 23, 2014

  • anne h.

    It was an awesome time at Wright ranch with the group, Thanks for organizing John!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Sue

    Another fun hike and a tough hot workout. Beautiful views along the way and at the top. Great group of people and the solstice celebration and the medicine rock circle was very nice.
    Thank you John!

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Dennis H.

    Santa Monica Hiking is a a fun-loving group of people no matter where we are. The hikes (it was pretty tough along the fire roads yesterday) are merely backdrops for our enjoyment. We are a bunch of mobile shenanigans.

    5 · June 22, 2014

  • Armond

    I did not make it to the hike as I watched the World Cup Football! But, the Wright Ranch get together was very nice indeed. John, thank you for organizing the outings.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Pamela K

    This was an awesome hike ( tough, but good workout), great group, enjoyed the medicine circle experience and sharing with friends. Thanks John for another totally fun hike day!!!!!!!

    3 · June 22, 2014

  • Carmen

    Parker Mesa was a little hot(literally). A very good workout, though. The solstice celebration was terrific: great views, beautiful people, good food... naturally entertaining.

    4 · June 22, 2014

  • Liz K.

    Thank you, John, for another awesome day. My first time up Parker Mesa with no Fog!! Yay. And the solstice at the ranch was such a treat. Great to see old friends again and enjoy the night.

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • anne h.

    The solstice celebration was awesome tonight! Lovely views, great friends, yummy food, space station flyover and groovy vibes!! Life is good!

    3 · June 22, 2014

  • Stacy

    How generous of the Wright family to open their property for everyone to enjoy. An amazing experience.

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • Cathy R.

    Fabulous group of people!
    Fabulous leader!

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • Jack

    Wow! What a great day!!!

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • anne h.

    Wendy Naoko and I r headed to the ranch. Anyone on their way?

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Lilly

    glad for the headsup on traffic...I will also pass.

    June 21, 2014

  • sondra

    I still want to make it to the ranch how is traffic?
    Can I meet anyone near the bottom I am scared to go down that dirt road at night afterwards

    June 21, 2014

    • Stacy

      I am at the Ralph's in Malibu now and can meet you at PCH. Does anyone need stuff for the potluck?

      June 21, 2014

  • Kimanh

    John...I also had to turn around....I left late and thought I would just do a trail run up there to meet up with you all....but 405 traffic was crazy...and then pch was crazier....

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Irina D.

    I had to turn around due to traffic - PCH barely moving. I will catch you guys next time. Have fun!

    June 21, 2014

  • Flora

    Will try to make it to the Ranch.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • ! That JOHN G.

    what happened to the comments???

    June 21, 2014

    • Ross E.

      meetup.com might be having problems

      June 21, 2014

    • Ken S.

      My pithy description of the badminton and croquet matches have flown away!

      2 · June 21, 2014

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Beach traffic is crazy... We'll wait a bit longer than usual and put red chalk arrows on trail at intersections so u can catch up!!

    1 · June 21, 2014

    • Art B

      Cool...my gas thinks I'm still 20 minutes away

      June 21, 2014

    • Art B

      And I'm on pch just north of the 405

      June 21, 2014

  • Liz K.

    I'm leaving late. Hope i can catch up. See you there.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • anne h.

    Hi I can't make the hike but ill see y'all at the ranch!

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • Kimanh

    I just did this trail a few days ago....so will try something else on my own and meet up at the wright ranch!

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • Appoline T

    This is my first hike with this group what should I bring?

    2 · June 21, 2014

    • Claudia B.

      Food suggestions? Requests?

      June 21, 2014

    • ! That JOHN G.

      I'll take a pepperoni and mushroom pizza with extra cheese... either that or anything else edible... pasta dishes / watermelon always popular

      3 · June 21, 2014

  • Deb

    Can't make it to the hike because of a class today but may stop by later at the ranch.

    3 · June 21, 2014

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