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This will be a relatively brisk paced (2.7-3mph) jaunt up about 800 feet of gain on the lovely Los Robles Trail along a chaparral-covered mountainside leading to Angel Vista, one of the best spots to watch a sunset (8:03) and a full moon rise (8:15) there could ever be! At the top we will have a small (yeah, . . . large) potluck to celebrate surviving another moon of 2017. If you do not feel comfortable with 7.6 miles at 3mph, please consider joining one of the other groups that will hike at a more relaxing pace from a trailhead nearer the destination and meet us for our multi-group potluck starting at around 7:45 while the certain slant of light slides into a shimmering sea of forgetfulness.
The locally important Los Robles Trail parallels and overlooks Anza’s route, and was designated as the official recreational route of the historic trail by the National Park Service. It also passes through the Rasnow family's land donation (http://www.toacorn.com/news/2017-02-23/Front_Page/Family_donates_82_acres_to_open_space_agency.html) to COSCA and is particularly lovely in the spring. Los Robles Trail levels out near the top of a ridge, with great views of the Conejo Valley, ascending to well OVER 1594 feet (very nearly within 12900 feet of Mt. Whitney!) and Angel Vista (like a warm and friendly version of Mt. Whitney!), where we will enjoy the sunset and howl at the full moon rising with friends and goodies to share.
To get to the trailhead: Take the 101 Freeway to Thousand Oaks to exit 44 for Moorpark Road. Drive south for half a mile. Pass Greenmeadow Avenue and pull into the dirt lot on the right. The trail begins from the kiosk at the northwest corner of the turnout.
Trailhead address: Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Trailhead coordinates:[masked], [masked] (34° 10′ 18.84″N 118° 52′ 51.60″W)
• Bring: water, good hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, goodies to share, a flashlight or headlamp, a smile.
To get to the trailhead, follow the directions above
Do NOT leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.
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The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.
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There are no "Plus One's" on this hike. If you want to bring someone along, have them sign up, and make sure they're aware of, and agree to, this disclaimer.
All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.