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SYCAMORE CANYON HIKE IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 3, 2020 AT 5:30 PM. I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I NEED TO BE ON SANTA CRUZ ISLAND IN JULY FOR RESEARCH WORK. I'M SORRY. PLEASE SIGN OFF HIKE IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE NEW DATE. STAY SAFE, THOM PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY It looks like we have a larger than normal evening group with a wait list. If you are not positive you can make it please sign off so those on wait list can make it. Thanks, Thom COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS ON THE EVENING HIKES (THIS IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP ALL OF US SAFE AND ALLOW GROUP HIKING TO START UP AGAIN): MOUTH AND NOSE COVERING REQUIRED SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED (6 FT OF SEPARATION) DON'T BUNCH UP ON TRAIL PLEASE DON'T SHAKE HANDS OR HUG NO SHARING SNACKS. NO SHARING DRINKS. FOR MORE INFO VISIT: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-what-does-social-distancing-mean/607927/ Let's do an evening hike down Sycamore Canyon. PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT PARKING/MEETUP LOCATION ABOVE. It's a pretty simple hike: we are going to hike down Sycamore Canyon Road staying as much as possible on the paved road, towards the ocean, and see how far we can get in 1.5 hrs. We will turn around, more or less, near the Sycamore Campground and return via the same route we came in on; so if you lag behind we will find you on the way back (as long as you don't wander off the route). It's about 3.5 miles to the campground so my advance math skills says hike should be 7.0 miles round trip. Elevation gain is only about[masked] feet. Cross posted with Geo-hikes: https://www.meetup.com/Geo-hikes/ DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 101 to Thousand Oaks. Exit at Wendy Drive. Go south (towards the ocean) on Wendy. At Lynn turn right, then left at Reino that turns into Potrero Road. Take Potrero to Pinehill and turn right and park (Do not park on Potereo as you need a permit). Walk back along Potrero to its intersection with Big Sycamore Canyon Road that is more or less across from 4153 Potrero Road. We will start hike there. There are no restrooms at the trailhead. Essentials : Bring a sweater and some water. Be willing to get a good workout! Bring your cellphone, a headlamp. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers 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. If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. ** Anyone 18 yrs. or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.