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This exciting loop hike is in Western Plateau, Newbury Park, aka Conejo Canyons--the area to the north of the FWY101 Grade.
Trailblazing? No, these trails have been trodden before.
Bushwacking? Yes, due to all the rain this year, it's brushy out there.
Exploratory? Yes, because we’ll be on trails I haven’t done in a while. There may be ‘out and back’ sections. I might lead you the wrong way and have to turn back! Or, we may just take a jaunt here and there to explore. If you're an adventurer and like exploring, this should suit you.
Terrrain: Fire road, single track, very steep sections with loose rocks and narrow trails.
What's on the trail? Ticks, snakes, thistle, poison oak, brush.
We’ll go to one of the highest points in the open space where there are great views.
We'll have this view of Lizard Rock in Wildwood Park (top left of pic).
Participants will be added from the waitlist if they have never been a "no show."
If you have ever been a "no show" at a Meetup or Outdoors Club event, please don't sign up for this. You won't be added to the activity.
Estimated Stats: 5-7 miles, 800'-1,100'.
Meeting Place in Newbury Park: Will be emailed to participants.
Level: Intermediate/brisk pace.
Bring: Snack, water, trekking poles if you have them. We should return before dark, but bring a headlamp just in case.
Wear: Layers, hiking boots with lug soles. Long pants/sleeves for brush and tick protection.
Our view of Boney Mountain, with Anna on a steep section.
Dogs: Okay, if they can handle the terrain, brush, and ticks, and you bring water for them. Open Space Rules: "Dogs must be on leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. Please clean up after your dog."