What we're about

Welcome to the PM Hikers!

This group was founded by Kurt Godden in July, 2012 and is currently managed by Gentleman Jim, aka, Jimbo, and his leadership team!

We focus on our members’ overall well-being both physically and mentally; and, seek to promote meaningful and impactful connections!

Our activities have evolved from mere hiking to a much broader offering of events aimed to enrich our members’ lives!

We would love to have you!

Upcoming events (5)

Tuesday Hike on the Old Stagecoach Trail

Santa Susana State Historic Park

The hike covers a portion of an old stagecoach road that linked LA with San Francisco in the 1860s. Specifically, the hike traverses a section that connects the SF Valley with Simi Valley at the intersection of the Simi Hills with the Santa Susana Mountains. The trailhead is located in Chatsworth (please carefully read directions below!) The trail is quite interesting because you can see holes that were drilled into the rock for chains to help hoist the stagecoach up the steeper sections, during which passengers had to get out of the vehicle. When Kurt first did this hike, he just couldn't imagine how a stagecoach could get up there. We will begin near the intersection of Devonshire and Larwin and proceed up a rocky trail past a plaque erected in 1939 to commemorate the old stagecoach route, then we'll proceed to the top of the pass for a magnificent vista overlooking the entire SF Valley. DEFINITELY bring a flashlight or headlamp for the return trip. Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 800' Dogs: Not this one, please Restrooms: Nope, sorry Difficulty: Intermediate due to a steep section on the trail. This hike is being held as a protest... Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip 'n fall. Please be careful! Also, you may want to wear long pants as we will brush up against the vegetation in a few spots. Directions: Go a block south of Devonshire on Larwin and park on the street. There is a gap in a fence by the power lines. We'll meet there. This link will take you to street view where you can see what it looks like: http://goo.gl/maps/7XmY5 Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its 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. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.

Humpday Hike - Vista of the Angels, a.k.a. Angel Vista via the Rosewood Trail.

Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista

***6:00 PM START TIME - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS*** This is a great weeknight hike, not too hard nor too easy - I would say it's "Just Right”! Although considered intermediate and not a true beginner’s hike, the gain is spread out evenly over the whole climb which makes it fall on the easier end of the intermediate scale (while still being a good workout). There is a great picnic table at the top which makes it perfect place to do a little social distancing during these crazy times! . We will try to limit this time to about 15-20 minutes max. so we can get back down at a decent hour (I’m shooting for about 8:30ish)...it is during of the week after all! We should make it back down before total darkness, but please bring a flashlight/headlamp. It can also get a bit chilly up there, so if you get cold easily a light jacket or sweatshirt might be nice. ***Wear a mask or other protective gear if you so wish, but please keep at least 6 feet between others...Jimbo will be maskless, but keeping his distance!*** This hike is being held as a protest to the current stay at home mandate. Directions: From the 101 take the Ventu Park exit and go South toward the ocean. At Lynn Road turn right. VERY soon you will pass an open space on your left. Watch for the entrance to Regal Oak Ct on your left, where you will turn...um...left. Take it all the way to the end and park. This is a neighborhood, so let's try to be somewhat restrained. We will meet at the trailhead on the left/east side of the road. Distance: 3 miles Elevation Gain: 750' Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate Dogs: Leashed, per State law Restrooms: No Water Fountain: No Parking: Free along the street Trail: Single track, excellent condition Sunset: 8:10 p.m. Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its 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. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.

Humpday Hike - Vista of the Angels, a.k.a. Angel Vista via the Rosewood Trail.

Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista

***6:00 PM START TIME - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS*** This is a great weeknight hike, not too hard nor too easy - I would say it's "Just Right”! Although considered intermediate and not a true beginner’s hike, the gain is spread out evenly over the whole climb which makes it fall on the easier end of the intermediate scale (while still being a good workout). There is a great picnic table at the top which makes it perfect place to do a little social distancing during these crazy times! . We will try to limit this time to about 15-20 minutes max. so we can get back down at a decent hour (I’m shooting for about 8:30ish)...it is during of the week after all! We should make it back down before total darkness, but please bring a flashlight/headlamp. It can also get a bit chilly up there, so if you get cold easily a light jacket or sweatshirt might be nice. ***Wear a mask or other protective gear if you so wish, but please keep at least 6 feet between others...Jimbo will be maskless, but keeping his distance!*** This hike is being held as a protest to the current stay at home mandate. Directions: From the 101 take the Ventu Park exit and go South toward the ocean. At Lynn Road turn right. VERY soon you will pass an open space on your left. Watch for the entrance to Regal Oak Ct on your left, where you will turn...um...left. Take it all the way to the end and park. This is a neighborhood, so let's try to be somewhat restrained. We will meet at the trailhead on the left/east side of the road. Distance: 3 miles Elevation Gain: 750' Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate Dogs: Leashed, per State law Restrooms: No Water Fountain: No Parking: Free along the street Trail: Single track, excellent condition Sunset: 8:10 p.m. Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its 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. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.

Humpday Hike - Vista of the Angels, a.k.a. Angel Vista via the Rosewood Trail.

Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista

***6:00 PM START TIME - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS*** This is a great weeknight hike, not too hard nor too easy - I would say it's "Just Right”! Although considered intermediate and not a true beginner’s hike, the gain is spread out evenly over the whole climb which makes it fall on the easier end of the intermediate scale (while still being a good workout). There is a great picnic table at the top which makes it perfect place to do a little social distancing during these crazy times! . We will try to limit this time to about 15-20 minutes max. so we can get back down at a decent hour (I’m shooting for about 8:30ish)...it is during of the week after all! We should make it back down before total darkness, but please bring a flashlight/headlamp. It can also get a bit chilly up there, so if you get cold easily a light jacket or sweatshirt might be nice. ***Wear a mask or other protective gear if you so wish, but please keep at least 6 feet between others...Jimbo will be maskless, but keeping his distance!*** This hike is being held as a protest to the current stay at home mandate. Directions: From the 101 take the Ventu Park exit and go South toward the ocean. At Lynn Road turn right. VERY soon you will pass an open space on your left. Watch for the entrance to Regal Oak Ct on your left, where you will turn...um...left. Take it all the way to the end and park. This is a neighborhood, so let's try to be somewhat restrained. We will meet at the trailhead on the left/east side of the road. Distance: 3 miles Elevation Gain: 750' Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate Dogs: Leashed, per State law Restrooms: No Water Fountain: No Parking: Free along the street Trail: Single track, excellent condition Sunset: 8:10 p.m. Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its 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. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.

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