This is one of my favorite hikes to do in the springtime because of the beautiful grasses, flowers AND ocean view the entire way--
it will take us from La Jolla Canyon (NOT SOLSTICE CANYON) up to Sandstone Peak (the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains)
mileage: 20+ (ok, it *may* be like 23....)
gain: like 5k (w 800ish feet on the way back)
as usual- im not your mommy, doctor (dont even THINK about crashing your motorcycle...) therapist, cheerleader...you are an adult and ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF
also, for you racehorses- this trail is convoluted, so if you run ahead and dont wait at junctions you may end up in another city...
this is an advanced hike, we will be going at a brisk-ish pace
NO SWEEP, KNOW THE TRAIL