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Welcome Trailblazers to a fairly new Mad Ken adventure!. We are going up the face of Mt Rex before dark, so load up on carbs, and put your hiking shoes on!....to make this very unique new loop in the Western plateau area, ..hoping you will enjoy some cool new views with me ,and get an intense workout in the process!. This hike will be a fast paced moderately strenuous 7-8 mile loop with1800-2100+/- ft of elevation gain. The western plateau is now accessible by way of the new hill canyon road bridge or from the end of rancho conejo blvd, and is expanding with the development of new trails to be enjoyed by hikers , bikers and horse folk. This area is a beautiful system of deeply eroded canyons, plateaus, and ridgelines in the northwest portion of the conejo valley. From the end of Rancho conejo rd. we will drop down into the Conejo canyon via the Western plateau trail till we reach the hawk canyon trail intersect , about a half mile of downhill warmup. This is when things get a little hairy !. Caution this first peak will be steep, and I recommend you bring hiking shoes with tread!. , a climb with 1000 ft of gain in less than a mile. Once we conquer Mount Rex we will follow the ridge line back to the western plateau trail, an begin to crest our second peak which affords views of the inland peaks of the topa topas to the ventura coastline views of the channel islands / camarillo. On a clear day, you can see snow covered peaks of eastern mountain ranges. At some point along the way we will break and converse with a quick snack before making our way back to our start point. Hope you can make it out to enjoy our local canyons.
Free on-street parking is available on Conejo center drive. There are "no parking" signs posted on Rancho conejo blvd. We will meet at the intersect.
Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.
Please wear – brush-resistant pants,shorts,& one or more wicking shirts appropriate to the temperature, comfortable hiking shoes or light boots, your favorite undergarments and accessories, and a light backpack.
Please bring – at least two liters of water, snacks, an extra layer of clothing, a charged cell phone, identification, a headlamp, a small first-aid kit, bug repellant and sunscreen, a waterproof shell if rain is forecast, and any medications or anything else you might need on the trail.
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.
PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS!
** Anyone under 18 years of age must be acompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
** Dogs are allowed on this hike
** Any last minute issues - my cell #[masked]