NOTE TO OUR REGULAR HIKERS:
Since it's getting dark earlier, we've changed the location to back to Juan Bautista Park.
THIS IS A THURSDAY NIGHT.
PLEASE follow the directions to the park as written below. The meetup directions are incorrect.
THIS A CONDITIONING HIKE! Our group hikes at a minimum of 2.5 miles per hour. You must be able to keep up with the group. Please sign up for this conditioning hike only if you can do this.
Use the directions to the trailhead as described below.
If we leave right on time at 6:00 pm we're done around 7:30 pm at the latest.
Bring a flashlight or headlamp. You must be able to hike 2.5 miles per hour at a minimum.
Four miles and elev. gain of 600 may be too much for a beginning hiker.
If you are used to small hills you will be fine though.
The description is as follows for the mini-hike: Talepop Loop Event Description:
This is a relatively easy hike for a regular hiker( 4 miles 600' elev gain)
with pleasant views of oak studded rolling hills. The hike starts out at
Juan Bautista de Anza Park, connects with the Talepop Loop trail and
climbs a ridgeline with nice views of both Liberty and Malibu Canyons.
Juan Bautista de Anza Park 3701 Lost Hills Road Calabasas, CA 91302 Park
is on the corner of Las Virgenes and Lost Hills Rds.
Meet at west end of parking lot. Parking is free.
Suggestion:Wear long pants/sleeves as the brush on either sides of
the trail can be very dry and sharp if you rub against it.
From the Valley - Take 101 west. Exit Las Virgenes. Left on Las Virgenes to Lost Hills Rd. Right on Lost Hills. Left into Park
From Ventura - Take 101 east. Exit Lost Hills Rd. Right on Lost Hills. Right into the park.
What to Bring : 1 liter of water, hiking shoes (tennis shoes are ok).
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 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 Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment 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.