Note: Due to early onset darkness, I'll try starting this at 4:30 a couple of times and see how it goes. If nobody shows up or we end up starting and ending in the dark, I will likely suspend the series until early 2017 and introduce a PM in the AM hike on a weekend morning (blasphemy I know) but sometimes sleepyheads gotta get outa bed, smell the coffee, and sweat on a trail for a bit. It's good for the soul.
This will be a series of hikes starting from Malibu Creek State Park and surrounding hills and dales. The rough plan is to start off slow and do an easy beginner hike the first Monday of the month, then a more intermediate beginner hike the second Monday, an intermediate hike the following Monday, and get more advanced as the month goes. If there are five Mondays in a month we may do an advanced hike requiring some scrambling or steep climbs.
The start point, mileage and approx. gain will be posted a few days before on each Monday's adventure. We will always stop to have (share) a snack and plenty of water is required as it will still be hot for a couple of more months. I may need to cancel one of the Mondays due to travel, sick kids, moving overseas if an absurd infantile celebrity gets elected president, etc., but will try to do so well in advance.