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Western Plateau Roller Coaster, 10 miles/2,000'+

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Let's take a romp around Western Plateau in Newbury Park. I usually post this area as an evening hike because there are several 5-7 mile routes. Today, we'll make a longer hike by meeting at Rancho Conejo Playfields, then shuttling a couple of miles to the trailhead.

We'll be on roller coaster ride today:

down the Edison Road,

up to 6-Points

down on Monster Dudleya Trail to spot this beauty,

up to the FWY 101 Overlook Trail, for views of the Boney Mountain Wilderness,

back down to 6-points,

up to the radio towers,

down to a saddle,

up to Horseshoe Hill,

down to Horseshoe Saddle,

continue down to water treatment plant,

then up the Arroyo Conejo Trail to the Rancho Conejo Playfields.

At least 6 water crossings on this section (all easy). Only Laurie gets wet on these!

Shuttle Hike: This means we meet at one place, get in as few vehicles as possible, shuttle to the trailhead, hike a one-way route, end where we met earlier. Please make sure your vehicle is ready to shuttle passengers. Thanks!
Terrain: Service roads, single track, rocky trails, water crossings.
Estimated Stats: 10 miles, 2,000'.
Bring: Water, snack, lunch, first aid kit. Trekking poles will help with water crossings.

Wear: Layers, hiking shoes/boots with lug soles (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-lug-soles.htm). It's tick season & poison oak season, so you may want to wear long pants and sleeves for protection.
Dogs: Sorry, no dogs for this one.

Hike will be rescheduled if there's rain or severe weather conditions like wind/fire.