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Gorgeous Hike from O'Melveny Park to East Canyon

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Saturday, December 10- O’Melveny Park to East Canyon- We will be going from the San Fernando Valley, over the mountain to the Santa Clarita Valley. This is a gorgeous trek through oak woodlands, grasslands, with great views of both valleys, and East Canyon. It is 10 miles with about 1500 ft gain. Meet at the East Canyon Trail head street parking at 8:00 AM for an 8:15 carpool departure to O’Melveny Park. We can eat lunch at the Mission Peak Monument, or in the East Canyon Native Garden, depending upon our trekking speed. (Or lack thereof) Bring lunch, snacks, lots of water, camera and layered clothing as it will be colder and windier up on the ridge. Directions to East Canyon: Exit the I-5 at Calgrove, if you’re coming from Valencia, turn right. If you’re coming from the SFV, turn left. Go through the signal, you will now be paralleling the freeway going south. Drive past Towsley Canyon, the post office, and the Church of the Nazarene. Immediately after passing the church of the Nazarene, turn into an asphalt driveway, and make an immediate left onto a service road. You may see some Valencia Movers trucks at this point. Continue along this service road. You will see a sign that says East Canyon, pass this. Pass a house, corrals, the trail head, and enter a parking area. You can park here for $5.00 OR, exit the parking area and park on the street for free. We will actually meet where the street parking is, rather than the trail head. Leader: Dianne Rated: Moderate