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Flash Hike-Ahmanson Ranch/Start from Woodland Hills--8 mile Lolipop Hike

This will be the last hike of the year. A calorie burner for sure! We should be done with the hike by no later than 12:30ish at the very latest. Plenty of time to get ready for the evening's festivities!

The hiking in this area will give you a good workout. We'll hike for about 3 hours (between 7 and 8 miles) through gently rolling hills.

See testimonials from a prior hike here.

http://www.meetup.com/TOaks-Hikers/events/13044874/

The huge parkland is part of a critical ecological linkage and wildlife corridor between the Santa Monica Mountains and the ranges to the north. Rolling hills studded with valley oaks, sycamore-lined canyon bottoms, miles of potential trails, and vistas of unspoiled California landscapes are now part of a parkland legacy. Diverse habitats and endangered species such as the California red-legged frog, the San Fernando Valley spineflower, and the Southwestern willow flycatcher are now permanently protected.

Map
http://www.lamountain...
More info
http://www.cityofcala...


Access to the park is at the Victory Trailhead at the western terminus of Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
Directions:
Take the 101 Freeway to Valley Circle Drive. Exit Valley Circle and drive north until you get to Victory Blvd.
Turn left onto Victory Blvd from Valley Circle Drive and drive to the end where there is a parking area($3 fee for parking).

You can also park on the street outside of the gate (no fee). There should be plenty of street parking at that early hour.

Meet at the trailhead.

Dogs on leashes are permitted.

I'll collect $1 at the trailhead.

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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.

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.

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  • Nikki

    The best way to celebrate the end of the year and get ready for an exciting new year! Thank you Jan!

    January 2, 2013

  • Jeff

    A happy, joyous and profitable new year to all. Thank you to our organizer “Jan” for all her efforts and hard work in creating opportunities this past year to meet new people, make friends while enjoying our open spaces together hiking!!!

    I could not ask for more… ;)

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • scott

    Today was the reason I live in California. What a beautiful day. Thanks Jan.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    December 31, 2012

  • Shannon

    Great to end the year with this hike and again be with the group. Always love the trails you pick, Jan! Thank you! And Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012

  • Shari

    Great way to end the year. A social/stroll type of hike to lift the spirits to bring in a great new year in 2013. Happy and healthy New Year to everyone.

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • valorie

    Enjoyed ending 2012 hiking with all of you...and wishing you a 2013 filled with peace, humor, and happy hiking!

    December 31, 2012

  • Jan L.

    Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a 2013 filled with joy, bounty, contentment, and maybe some adventure thrown in there too!

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • Elise

    What a wonderful way to spend the last day of the year!
    Thanks, Jan & Happy 2013!

    December 31, 2012

  • Jeffrey N.

    A little muddy but great hike.

    December 31, 2012

  • Monica E

    Thanks, Jan. once again a great hike to end the year

    December 31, 2012

  • Joel

    If anyone wants to carpool from the rancho rd park and ride in thousand oaks please email me for a 7:45 am departure.

    December 30, 2012

  • Jan L.

    @Jeffrey Naumann--no rock climbing on this hike! Just a normal every day stroll in the park with your dog.

    December 26, 2012

    • Jeffrey N.

      Thank you. Hope you had a nice Christmas.

      December 26, 2012

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