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RUSTIC CANYON 5 MILE HIKE - DINNER AT REEL INN - TOPANGA BEACH SUNSET - ETC ETC!

  • Mar 10, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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1) SCENIC 5 MILE HIKE


difficulty... hmmm... lets say "medium with easy portions"

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It crosses a scout camp and a couple COOL OLD buildings

with an interesting history

THE LAST HALF MILE OF THE HIKE REQUIRES

STREAM CROSSINGS

( only a few inches deep, but you MIGHT get a "hot-foot" )

AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF POISON OAK

should take approx 3 hours and change

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SINCE IT'S TIME CHANGE... the hike OFFICIALLY starts at 1PM

which is NOON if you're TOO LAZY to change your clocks

( sunset at 7PM YAY!!! )

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****CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE MAP OF PARKING AND HIKE etc


2) DINNER AT REEL INN

( 100 yards past Topanga Blvd on PCH )


3) Topanga Beach Sunset

( across from Reel Inn )


4) FROGGIES for LIVE MUSIC NIGHT

( if we have enough energy left / 1105 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga )

5) INN of the 7th RAY for DESERT

( if we're feelin' CRAZY / 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd )

Inn of the 7th Rey website


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****CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE MAP OF PARKING AND HIKE etc


PARKING is at Will Rodgers State Park...

there is also a SMALL overflow parking just outside the park

Overflow parking outside the park is VERY limited... so expect to park IN the park... it's $12 now (we're helping keep our State Parks open!!!)

The rains wore away part of the trail, and the brush is somewhat overgrown in places. It's VERY do-able, and actually MORE SCENIC than I remember (see photos / link below) but I'd have to give it a semi-easy / ranging to moderate and slightly difficult in a couple places rating

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE HIKE

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  • Eric B

    Too much fun, from the "did the rest of the group really go this way" to the group wet down with a bottle of Tecnu. Such priceless memories.

    4 · March 10, 2013

    • Eric B

      Murielle, I think you're getting confused with the 28th amendment which clearly states that all poison oak and related species have the right to your bare arms.

      1 · March 12, 2013

    • Murielle

      That's in some other country...

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Viktoria

    What could be better for sunday, than hike with John and Co and dinner after?
    Thank you John for the interesting discovery of costa rican side of the park.

    2 · March 12, 2013

    • Irina

      TV at home? Just kidding :)))

      March 13, 2013

  • wendy

    Another challenging work out with some stream and rock scrambling! The food at reel inn was very yummy..and worth the wait.... I absolutely loved my Cajun salmon! Then we ended a perfect day watching the sunset on the beach. Too bad there wasn't a bonfire with s'mores .. Maybe in the summertime? The members in this group are perhaps the warmest, friendliest I've encountered in a very long time. Thanks for the memories guys.. I love it every time i go..

    4 · March 10, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      We need to do a bonfire outing! Bacon wrapped hotdogs on a stick and turkey tacos!!!!

      4 · March 11, 2013

    • Joe

      And Bugles...

      March 13, 2013

  • Joe

    Had leftover Bugles from the hike for breakfast this morning. Yum!

    3 · March 12, 2013

    • wendy

      Joe..BHT/BHA breakfast for champions! NOT!! :))

      March 12, 2013

    • Joe

      Which is why I'm well preserved... Doh!

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Laura

    Anyone lose a pair of sunglasses on the trail? If so, let me know.

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Laura

      OMG...those are it John! You win!

      1 · March 12, 2013

    • Eric B

      Wait a minute Laura! Perhaps they resemble this pair from a recent mug shot that I seem to have misplaced
      http://m.weheartit.co...­

      1 · March 12, 2013

  • Murielle

    Mine looked kind if like this:
    http://m.target.com/p/merona-rubberized-sunglasses-tortoise/-/A-13973605
    But more brown with brown lenses :))

    March 11, 2013

  • Steve S

    Had a blast. Great people, great hike and looking forward to more hikes with this group soon.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Steve

    The bushwhacking and stream crossings were a nice departure from the well paved trails. Thanks John for another fun hike!

    3 · March 11, 2013

  • Armond

    Always fun to be on the trails with a great group of friends and hikers. John, Thank you for organising the get togethers.

    3 · March 11, 2013

  • Farah

    Wonderful hiking!!!!

    2 · March 11, 2013

  • Irina

    Really beautiful and adventurous hike! Very nice beach gathering with a great guitar music after sunset. Delicious and funny ending in Urth caffee... my tummy hurts from laughing.. Awesome Sunday! Thank you, John!

    3 · March 11, 2013

  • Jeri F.

    Another great hike shared with fabulous people! Thanks, John!

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Joe

    A GREAT day from the beginning to the end. Thanks John!

    3 · March 10, 2013

  • Fred

    Anyone still out and about, I kinda got distracted and just finished at the park?

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Murielle

    Fantastic hike as usual. I had never gone into rustic Canyon this way and it was so cool. John, you so rock!

    3 · March 10, 2013

  • Lynda

    Really enjoyed the bit of a challenge presented by today's hike.... Enjoyed dining at Reel Inn and had a blast at the beach afterward... Especially the photoshoot part! Thank you, John.. and thank you everyone for making today a great one!

    3 · March 10, 2013

  • Neil

    Today's hike...meh. Bear-hug from Nancy at the finish line...priceless. Just kidding about the hike--it was awesome!

    2 · March 10, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Neil!!!! Where'ded ya go? Though you were going to join us at the Reel?

      1 · March 10, 2013

  • Doug N.

    I only did the hike park, but I loved it!

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Elise

    It's always an adventure with ! That JOHN Guy. Great scenery, great music ~ (thanks to Armond & Rex), and the "Survivor" wilderness bonus!

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Terry

    Thanks John - Super Fun Day!

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • farzan

    great

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Alberto M.

    Last minute emergency, not going to be able to make it. Have fun everyone!

    March 10, 2013

  • Joe

    My truck thermometer says it's 60 degrees here, with a slight breeze.

    March 10, 2013

    • Murielle

      I'm here too end of lot sitting

      March 10, 2013

  • Flora

    Don't think I'll clear the wait list at this point. Have a great time!

    March 10, 2013

    • farzan

      just show up. 50% ratio no show!!

      March 10, 2013

  • Heather D.

    I'd really like to go but understand that your group is full. Does anyone know of another group I might be able to tag along with?

    March 10, 2013

  • Joe

    Just got to the park. Apparently I set my clock ahead 2 hours! ;)

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I committed to another hiking event while waiting. Enjoy this beautiful day everyone!

    March 10, 2013

    • Heather D.

      Is it with another meetup group?

      March 10, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    I don't feel so super today. I hope I can keep up and be my bubbly silly goofy self today.

    March 10, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      you have a deep well of "bubbly silly goofy" so even if you were missing half of it... you'ld STILL be BSG !!!

      2 · March 10, 2013

    • Joe

      I'm bringing Tums.

      March 10, 2013

  • Christi

    I cannot make it...I am so bummed....

    March 10, 2013

  • Doug N.

    How do I get on the waiting list?

    March 7, 2013

  • Terry

    Hi Deborah - I'm coming from Main Street (M-Street Kitchen) happy to give you a ride - Terry

    March 9, 2013

    • Deborah

      Hi Terry! Thank you so much! I am still on the waiting list :( I will check again around 11am and see if I got through. Hopefully see you later!

      March 10, 2013

    • Fred

      You should go either way, the more the merrier. And if you're carpooling its not like you're taking up any extra space even.

      1 · March 10, 2013

  • jane

    Need a ride fr Shernan Oaks

    March 9, 2013

  • Flora

    I could actually make this! :-)

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Deborah

    Hello! Is there anyone from Santa Monica or Venice I can get a ride with? Thank you!

    March 9, 2013

  • Howard G.

    This will be an enjoyable hike.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thoroughly enjoyed the last hike; would love to do it again!

    March 9, 2013

  • Mary

    Family matters. Hope you have a great Day!

    March 8, 2013

  • Alberto M.

    Hello everyone! Hope I get to go!

    March 8, 2013

  • susan

    thanks john. i wasnt there last weekend.....don't care about water just steepness.........do you know elevation levels??? thanks again......

    March 7, 2013

  • Fred

    See everyone Sunday and don't forget the time change, Spring forward this weekend.

    March 7, 2013

  • Helen

    Promise I won't be late!

    March 7, 2013

  • Helen

    Hey John , my Sunday just opened up....can I still get in? Thanks!

    March 7, 2013

  • Steve S

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in.

    March 7, 2013

  • Anna

    Go snowshoeing on Sunday, see you another time

    March 7, 2013

  • Fred

    Oops, seems the RSVPs filled up, I might have to show up anyway and crash the party. :)

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • anne h.

    I would like to come to this, but am going to DC this weekend. Have fun!!

    March 6, 2013

    • wendy

      Be careful in the snowstorm Anne!

      March 7, 2013

  • susan

    hi john
    can you give me an idea of elevation and incline? thanks!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe too

    March 6, 2013

  • jane

    Hi... I would like to carpool... I live in Sherman Oaks
    Jane

    March 6, 2013

  • Vivi

    looking forward to this fun hike

    1 · March 6, 2013

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