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This hike is especially for Spence and anyone else who wants to see a hidden local gem--CSUCI Peak, right next to Cal State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). Who knew that we have a peak that's just 100' lower than Point Mugu Peak, and gives outstanding 360 degree views of ocean, islands, and hands down the best view of Camarillo?
CSUCI Peak on the right; Rhombus Rock is the rocky peak to the left of CSUCI Peak.
5/23/09 Descending from CSUCI Peak. That's the university down below.
This could be considered a beginner-level trailblazing-type jaunt, But there's no trailblazing on this one since all these trails have been trodden before, albiet not often. It's a good intro into the type of terrain I like best, so if you like this one, join me on future adventure hikes. Those used to hiking with me will find this one very easy.
CSUCI Peak Hike on 5/19/11. It was a bit overcast last week, but on Wed 25th forecast (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/93012)is sunny with no clouds. We'll have gorgeous sunset views, so don't forget your camera.
Strangely, there weren't many ticks last week, but usually there are tons in this park.
Update on 5/22: Kimberly hiked there last week too, and she saw lots of ticks!
5/19/11 Cori scaring me by going to the edge. You don't have to do this!
Start time: Arrive earlier (try for 5:15PM) and be ready to start hiking promptly at 5:30PM. If you're lacing your boots at 5:31PM, we'll be gone.
# Participants: When leading, I prefer small groups. Feel free to copy and post this hike and lead with more participants if you're comfortable doing that. Any member can post a Meetup. Just fill in the line, "Let's Meetup and .........................." on the Home page.
Terrain: Fire road, single track, rocky, grassy trails, foxtails, some thistle; one short, slippery, steep section; one section where we walk through tall grasses.
Stats: Under 5 miles/1,250'.
Bring: Gloves for holding on to brush in very short steep sections. Garden gloves are fine. Water, snack for self, first aid kit, trekking poles if you like using them. We should return before dark, but you should always bring a headlamp/flashlight.
Meeting Place: Directions will be emailed to participants.
Wear: Layers, boots with lug soles (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-lug-soles.htm), long pants for tick and brush protection. Long socks help. You should have no exposed skin around your ankles; gaiters recommended.