Saturday, May 18
A Different Approach to Elsmere Open space preserve
This hike will feature the newest addition to the Elsmere Open Space. It is a great 6 Mile Loop beginning at the Old Newhall Refinery Location. The first half of the hike is a moderate climb up hill to a view of the wonderfully remodeled I-5 14 Fwy Interchange along the Santa Clara Truck trail. Next we turn North thru the Open Space preserve across panoramic views of the Cathedrals at Elsmere Canyon. We will see ruins of oil derricks, Western Union Telegraph Lines and Canopied Oaks that will greet us as we begin the return loop along Dianne’s trail.
Meet at Remson Road and Sierra Highway at 8:00 AM for an 8:15 departure from the trail head.
From the I-5 freeway, take the SR-14 to Newhall Avenue. Exit. The exit will offer a left and a right alternative. GO TO THE LEFT. This will take you around a circle to Newhall Avenue. Turn right, under the freeway. Go to Sierra Highway. Turn left. About 1 mile from this point, turn left at Remson Road. Remson road will be blocked with a gate. There is an open space sign at this point. Look for a stone arch on your right as you make the turn. This is a good landmark. You can park on Sierra Highway. DO NOT BLOCK THE GATE. Watch for speeding traffic.
Hike Leader Richard and Prince William (the famous backpacking Chihuahua)