Come out to celebrate 6 years of Blazing with one of our more challenging Gentler hikes, then pat yourself on the back with a slice or two of pizza at the Titular Mansion after!
We're scheduling a Gentler hike so as many people as possible can participate. We'd love for the evening and weekenders to blow off work for the day to join us, too.
The hiking portion of the festivities starts at the Rocky Peak trailhead, atop the Santa Susana Pass.
We'll get some calorie-burning work from the start, lifting ourselves along rough-hewn fireroad until we find a thin rivulet of a trail that seeps down the hillside and through an animal tunnel under the 118 Freeway. We'll make a quick sweep around Corriganville, the historic movie and amusement park lot, then jump the railroad tracks and slip through the hillside woods back to our cars.
I haven't managed to lock in the stats for this hike yet, but somewhere around 5.5 miles and 1000' of elevation gain sounds close. Maybe 1200' - why count? If you favor hiking poles, bring them on this one. Some of the hike is shaded, some is exposed, so prepare accordingly.
Party time! Immediately after the hike, we'll drive down Santa Susana Pass Rd, hang a left on Katherine Rd, and crash into the Titular Mansion for lunch and laughter. I will supply pizza for the group - you do not have to bring money. What you do have to bring is something to drink (for yourself), and if you want to contribute some other small thing (carrot sticks, cookies, deviled eggs, Cool Ranch Doritos), feel free. I have more than enough plastic utensils, plates, Solo cups, and napkins.
If you know what you'd like to bring to share, post it in the comment section.
Please ask questions in the comment section, so everyone can see the answers. And PLEASE keep your RSVP current so I know how much pizza to order the day before the party.
Park at Exit 32 (Rocky Peak Rd) on the 118, at the Santa Susanna Pass between Chatsworth and Simi Valley. There's a large dirt lot on the south side of the 118, on Santa Susana Rd. Park there, then cross the 118 to the small lot on the north side.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
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, its organizers, and sponsors from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.
All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.