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+)

Keep Moving - 6 pm to 8 pm - Woodranch /Water Tank /Cross /Sunset

Please note the starting time! We will be taking a new route up to Mt. McCoy and the Reagan Library (we won't actually set foot on Mt. McCoy nor the grounds of the Reagan Library but we will be close enough for government work!) This new route will start at the Starbucks located at 599 Counrty Club Dr. in the Wood Ranch area of Simi Valley, then traversing surface streets up to and near both Mt. McCoy and the Library...a good way to get some much needed exercise while keeping out of the mud and causing damage to the trails! 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.

PM Hump Day Beach Hikes are BACK (Woo-hoo) !!! - Beginner friendly

Beach in front of Aloha Beach Camp

This will be our first Hump Day beach hike for 2019. These are always fun. It's definitely beginner friendly as there is no appreciable gain and it's only 2-2.5 miles. After the hike, start of summer festivities and dinner will continue at Spruzzos (https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/29575+Pacific+Coast+Hwy,+Malibu,+CA+90265,+USA/@34.017131,-118.818769,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80e8185987709e5d:0xd84f01b4ac00f99a!8m2!3d34.0170701!4d-118.8188597?hl=en). We will NOT be waiting an additional 10 minutes at the start due to the early sunset. If you're late, walk toward the ocean and turn right. You'll either catch up to us or meet us on the return trip. We'll be meeting on the beach in front of the "Aloha Beach Camp",which will be closed but was one of the very few places I could find that had an actual address on Zuma Beach. The parking lot entrance is at: 30000 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/30000+Pacific+Coast+Hwy,+Malibu,+CA+90265/@34.016053,-118.8202701,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80e8185b1c83494f:0x43862565648f10!8m2!3d34.0158729!4d-118.8203318). There's pay parking in the lot (probably about $3 at that hour) , Carpooling is recommended. The alternative is the free Zuma parking alongside southbound Pacific Coast Hwy, which was wide open last time we tried this. Since there are very few stories of people who went to the beach and were never seen again, it should be safe. If you get cold easily, a jacket might be in order. Sandals will be the preferred footwear. Shorts are good as you probably will get wet and a towel to get the sand off your feet is also a good idea. I strongly encourage you to get your feet wet. It's good for both your feet and your soul. DIRECTIONS: The address 30100 is 0.75 miles up PCH (northwest) from the Zuma beach entrance. Heading Northwest, the last road you'll pass on the right before our start point is Morning View Drive.If you used the paid parking, we're near lifeguard tower #8. If you bring the address up in Google maps street view, you will see a building on the beach with "30100" printed on it facing PCH. Distance: 2-3 miles ??? Elevation Gain: Probably less than 20 feet Difficulty: As hard as a walk on the beach Dogs: No Restrooms: Yes, several on the beach Water Fountain: Yes Parking: roadside parking and pay parking Trail: We'll follow the waterline Sunset: 7:09 PM Known Dangers: Sea monsters, drowning, frisbee impact, cold feet, tsunami 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. For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea E. E. Cummings

Mt. McCoy

Northeast corner of Madera and Royal

On the first Tuesday of every month, we hike Mt. McCoy. We'll meet in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Madera and Royal, just south of the Donut Delite. We'll walk from there to the trailhead at 2 Washburn St. where it meets Los Amigos Ave. This event is cross-posted with the Rancho Simi Trail Blazers (RSTB), who also have a hiking meetup group. The Rancho Simi Trail Blazers hike Mt. McCoy every Tuesday evening year round. While not too difficult, this still provides a hike that is satisfying to the legs as well as the eyes. This accessible location is on the west side of Simi Valley, a very short drive from the 118. From the top of McCoy you will have a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Simi Valley, Moorpark, the Simi Hills, the Santa Susana Mountains, the Santa Monica Mountains, and on a clear day, the Channel Islands in the Pacific Ocean. As an official event of the RSTB, you will be asked to sign the standard Park District "hold harmless" agreement. The leader of the RSTB will generally be Mike Kuhn, a human encyclopedia of local flora, fauna, geology and history, or one of the other sanctioned RSTB hiking leaders. The Hike: We cross Madera and continue through the neighborhood for about 1500', to the intersection of Washburn St. and Los Amigos Ave. Then we enter a path behind the houses and proceed for 250' to the entrance. So far, there will have been very little elevation gain. We'll enter a series of switchbacks for 1.2 miles to a large cross at the top. This is a steady climb across the face of the hill, always in full view of the neighborhood below. Beginners may find this climb difficult to continue at a fast pace. There is nothing wrong with slowing down while faster hikers move ahead, or resting for a minute several times during this climb. It may seem easy to get lost because there are many different cross-paths up the face of this hill, but they all lead to the same place. Generally, whenever there is a choice of "left or right", we take the easier and more worn path. If you happen to find yourself alone and take a wrong turn, all paths lead up. At the top by the cross, we'll enjoy the gorgeous views! I’ve seen this guy before... Distance: 3 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 700' Difficulty: Easy - Easy Intermediate Pace: 2.5 mph Dogs: Yes if leashed, per State law Restrooms: No Drinking Fountains: No Parking: Free Trail: Mostly single-track, excellent condition Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes (they are definitely active now), slip-'n-fall What to Bring: 1 liter of water Hiking shoes/boots Flashlight or headlamp during winter months

PM Hump Day Hike

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This weekly evening hike will be different each week and will range from easy to moderate. We will begin at 6:30 pm, which should allow time for many members to end their workday and get to the hike without undue stress. Most hikes will likely take about 2 hours, but since each one will be different, some will take either more or less time. I will also vary the locations somewhat to allow for different people to attend. I will try and mention sunset times, but note that many, if not most of these hikes will include at least some hiking at night, so bring a flashlight or headlamp, in addition to water, hat, sunscreen (if needed), hiking poles, backpack, food, compass, tent, night vision goggles, wilderness survival kit, Swiss Army knife, 1000' of rope, repelling harness, grappling hook, bear and insect repellant, GPS, satellite phone, maps, water purification tablets, and Ouija board. Other than that, you won't need to bring much. I'll edit each individual week's description some days in advance so you'll know which state and county we'll be hiking in. I do believe most of the hikes will take place in the Continental U.S.A. If individual members would like to lead one of these weekly hikes, I can arrange that too. Just sent me a note, but I want them always to begin at 6:30 pm so as to avoid confusion. I myself will NOT be able to make it every week, so on those days I will simply cancel the event, unless one of you happens to be leading that week. Distance: TBD miles Elevation Gain: TBD' Difficulty: TBD Dogs: TBD Restrooms: TBD Water Fountain: TBD Parking: TBD Trail: TBD Sunset: TBD pm 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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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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