This Meetup was canceled.
Join us for the big convergence of hiking groups on the Tri-Peaks area for a never-before luncheon extravaganza! All of the hiking groups listed below will be hiking to Tri-Peaks from different starting points for a rendevous at 1:00 pm. for lunch, socializing, and cave exploring. This is going to be very fun!
The Thousand Oaks hiking group will take a reasonably moderate hike of about 9 miles/elevation gain about 1700 ft.
The Thousand Oaks Hikers~9 mi. 1700 ft. gain
The Valencia Hiking Crew~7 mi. 1500 ft. gain
Fun In The Sun Club
The Calabasas Day Hikers ~ 12 mi. 3000 ft. gain
The Los Angeles Hiking Meetup
The Weekday Trailblazers ~ 10 mi. 3000 ft. gain
The NPS(Natl.Park Service) requests that all hiking leaders post this information in the description.
I will comply fully with these requests.
1. No more than 50 people or 12 cars per group at any trail head as a courtesy to others using the trails.
2. Request all hikers stay on established trails
3. Avoid the use of flower or chalk to mark trails. (Main concern with this is that we don't remove it after we use it)
4. Practice "Leave No Trace"
We'll leave the trailhead promptly at 10:00 am. If you arrive late, you can most likely catch up with us at the Peace Love Joy sign where we'll take a short break before climbing to Boney Mt. Overlook and then on to the Tri-Peaks for social time and cave exploring.
Tri-Peaks/Boney Mountain Overlook Hike
This is one of my all time favorite hikes at this time of year!!. See photos.
It gets very steep in some sections, but the views at the top are spectacular. It may be a little bit slippery on the rocks if it's damp in any way.
Bring snacks, lunch and more water than you think you'll need(about 2 Liters). We'll meet members of all of the listed groups and have a picnic.
If we go at at decent pace, we should not be out more than 4.5 to 5 hours roundtrip.
This hike includes some breathtaking up-close views of the shear rock faces of Boney mountain. We'll hike from the Potrero Rd. parking lot to the Peace, Love, Joy sign near the old cabin site. From the monument/old cabin site, head south for about 1 mile to a stunning overlook of Boney Mountain and then on to Trip-Peaks. You will see a bench like rock on the trail with an unforgettable view of the rock faces. Note that this last section of trail is very steep and it is not maintained, so use caution.
Make sure you have enough water. Some parts of this trail are very steep and a hiking/walking stick or poles are recommended, especially for the descent.
No restrooms at the trailhead.
Sorry, no dogs allowed as this hike includes a portion of the state park system.
Directions to the trailhead:
Wendy and Potrero Rd entrance:
Directions to trailhead: From the 101 in Newbury Park, exit Wendy Drive. Turn SW (towards the ocean) onto Wendy. Proceed all the way to the end of Wendy, as it ends at Portrero Rd. We will meet in the dirt parking lot on Portrero at the end of Wendy.
Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the trailhead. If you've never been here before, it would be helpful to click on the maplink below so you know exactly where the group will meet.
Also, if you are not able to find parking in the dirt lot, please park on the street in the neighboring community.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks New Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks New Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks New Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.
Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.