Saturday August 20-Meet at Elsmere Canyon for a great 5 mile hike through Santa Claritas historical oil areas. The first 2 miles is a moderately steep incline, the last 2 miles is dusty and all downhill. Your gain will be about 800. Bring lots of water more than you think you will need. Also, bring electrolytes as well to help keep you in good condition in the heat, and a few snacks to keep you going. There is not a lot of shade, so dress for heat and make sure to wear sunscreen. Bring a camera this is a gorgeous canyon! Meet at 7:50 for an 8:00 departure into the canyon. Meet at the trailhead: Park and Ride location at SR-14 and the top of Newhall Avenue (Used to be San Fernando Road). DIRECTIONS from Valencia: Take I-5 South to SR-14 North. Exit Newhall Avenue (this will be the first exit). Turn right at the first opportunity on the off ramp. Turn right on Newhall Avenue. The Park and Ride will be right in front of you. Park we will meet at the green MRCA gate.