Welcome Trailblazers to another Mad Monday Hike!, As we approach some of the shortest days of our season, we can still get a good workout on the ol' Albertston Motorway.. this will be my 400th hike with the Weekday Trailblazers, pretty sure no one else has done this with our club, so feel free to pat me on the back during our ascent or kick me in the a###$%% on the way down :-)
This hike will be a moderately strenuous 6 +/- out and back trek with 1500ft +/-. of elevation gain from Lang Ranch parkway up the Albertson motorway. Our route is principally on the Albertson Fire Road, which goes from the trailhead eastward all the way to Upper Las Virgenes Canyon and is a favorite route for hikers and mountain bikers alike.
Our hike begins with a moderate but steady uphill eastward trek and varies in steepness somewhat as we proceed. After completing our ascent, we return and descend westerly on the Albertson Fire Road until we again reach the Lang Ranch trailhead. We will stop at a little rock formation rest point to grab a snack in the dark, before heading back to the cars.
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.
Free on-street parking is available on the Lang Ranch Parkway
Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.
From the East, West & South – take the 101 toward Thousand Oaks. Exit at Westlake Boulevard and turn north (away from the ocean). Drive 4.1 miles and turn right on the Lang Ranch Parkway. Continue 0.8 miles and park where the Lang Ranch Parkway makes a sharp left.
From the North – take the 23 south toward Thousand Oaks. Exit at the Avenida De Los Arboles exit and turn left (east) on Avenida De Los Arboles. Drive 1.5 miles and turn right on Westlake Boulevard. Drive 0.2 miles and turn left on the Lang Ranch Parkway. Continue 0.8 miles and park where the Lang Ranch Parkway makes a sharp left.
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!
** Dogs are allowed on this hike
**Anyone under 18 yrs of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
**Any last minute issues....my cell #[masked]