Past Meetup

Hike the Millennium Loop in Calabasas & Beers at Lady Face after

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Trail Head at the End of Calabasas Rd

25344 Calabasas Rd. Calabasas , CA 91302 · Calabasas, CA

How to find us

The road ends. Park on the side of the street. We will be by the side of the road at the cars.

Details

THIS EVENT IS ACTIVE AND NOT CLOSED.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SIGNUP.

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Organizer: Jennifer Ripley

Location: 25344 Calabasas Rd. Calabasas , CA 91302

Hike difficulty: Level 7/10.

You should be able to hike a minimum of 2.5 miles per hour though out the entire hike to participate. This is not a beginners hike! Also, it is not appropriate for those who haven't been hiking and are just getting back into it. This hike can be brutal in the heat. Please know your limits.

Distance: 11.5 miles

Elevation gain: 2500

Time: 4 to 5 hours

Trail condition: Good condition, open and non brushy. Mostly single or double track. Almost entirely exposed for all 11 miles.

Water: 3 liters minimum (If you bring less than this amount, you will be in big trouble.)

Guest: No

Dog: No

Toilette: No

Fee: No

Adventure Pass: No

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What to bring: Water, Snacks, Lunch, a Positive Can Do Attitude. See US Hiking Day Hiking Equipment List (http://www.meetup.com/USHiking/pages/Day_Hike_Equipment_List/).

What to wear: Hiking or Trail Running Shoes, Sweat Wicking Gear, Sunscreen, Hat. Shorts ok.

Direction: From 101 take Calabasas Parkway Exit. Head South and turn right (North) onto Calabasas Road. You will pass by several car dealerships. Drive to the end and park.

Parking: Free

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Trail / Venue Description:

The NEW MILLENNIUM TRAIL is a relatively unknown jewel of a hike that traverses the hills of Calabasas and includes a glimpse of the homes of celebrities in the Oaks Subdivision. The trail includes opportunities to hike through native oak woodland and oak Savannah habitats including several intermittent riparian environments associated with seasonal springs. This is a nice loop hike with good views, pretty wild flowers depending on season and in that season, lots of bees. It may be hot enough now for most of the vegetation (and bees) to have disappeared. We traverse the area with a steady pace and few if any stops, then climb to a look out over some swanky Calabasas homes (maybe we will someone famous in their backyard pool). After a lunch break at this view point we head down to the street, cross over and do a final climb back to our area then down to the cars. Though a single track it is open and we will not be going through brush. This is a great calorie burner.

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Our Mission:

To lift people up through hiking.

Our Policy:

We're volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no monetary nor in-kind compensation of any kind for organizing this event.

Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.

Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.

Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.

No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.

No minor: Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.

No drug: Zero tolerance for all illegal drug use.

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Warning:

If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

Release of Liability:

The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

By participating in this event, you and your guests acknowledge that you have read US Hiking Liability Wavier (http://www.meetup.com/USHiking/pages/US_Hiking_Waiver/), fully understand its terms, understand that by participating in this event, you and your guests have given up substantial rights freely and voluntarily without any inducement.