A new hike!
Beginning at the edge of Las Llajas Canyon in Simi Valley, we'll cling to the street and civilization for a bit, working up the nerve to plunge into the heart of darkness that is Chivo Canyon.
Crossing a dry (hopefully!) water collection expanse, we'll tread familiar dirt until we discover ancient oil seeps. Stake a claim or continue on with us as we veer left and loop up out of the canyon, only to circle a ravine and tumble back down into it. Before our descent into madness, we'll enjoy big, airy views; after, we'll experience the deja vu of oil seeps, water collection expanses, and civilization that will take us back to our cars.
Stats will be established on Thursday, but my guess is 500' of elevation gain and 6 miles.
This is a gentler hike. We will go at a more moderate pace than a regular Trailblazer hike, and we'll take more breaks. The purpose is to give novice and intermediate hikers who may feel they're not up to a regular hike a chance to get out and experience our beautiful trails. Faster hikers are welcome to come along, with the understanding that the hike is geared toward those who want to go at an easier pace.
There is ample free parking on the street.
From the 118, exit at Yosemite and turn north (toward the nearest mountains). Take Yosemite to Evening Sky Rd. (note- NOT to Flanigan, which is where most Chumash Trail hikes start) and turn right. Follow Evening Sky until it starts to get steep, and look for the trailhead on your left (the North Ridge Trailhead is on the right).
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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.
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All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.