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We're looking for flags in Newbury Park! I know of three, so let's check them out in our exploratory adventure.
Trailblazing? No, these trails have been trodden before.
Exploratory? Yes, because I haven't been on some of the trails.
Bushwacking? Probably; it's really brushy out there from all the rain.
The huge blue flag.
Our outing today will suit those who are looking for the more adventurous elements of hiking, i.e. steep, rocky, slippery trails with thistle, foxtails, high grasses, brush, etc.
The American flag.
And another American flag.
Time: Arrive EARLIER and be ready to leave promplty at 8:30AM. If you're lacing up your boots at 8:30AM, we'll be gone!
Directions: Wi ll be emailed to participants.
Stats: Up to 10 miles/2,500' ... don't know ... we're exploring!
What's on the trail? Thistle to spike you, foxtails to stab you, brush to jab you, ticks to hitchhike on you, snakes that will hopefully only hiss at you.
Pace: Brisk, with stops to enjoy the views and take pics.
Bring: First aid kit, headlamp, lunch, snacks. I suggest 3L+ water. Trekking poles a plus.
Wear: Layers, hiking shoes/boots with lug soles. Long pants/sleeves.
Dogs: Leashed dogs welcome, but bring enough water for them.
Weather Forecast (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Newbury+Park&state=CA&site=LOX&textField1=34.1842&textField2=-118.91&e=0) : Under 80 degrees.