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Get ready for a hike in Malibu Creek State Park the other groups never do. Our old destination, the stone house, is gone but this moderately strenuous 8-miler is still a great diversion from the usual MCSP treks. We'll start at the western end of Crags Rd near Malibou Lake and head on up to Lakeside Lateral and the Bulldog Mtwy via Maqueketa Terrace.
We'll loop the lateral and from there we descend down along the Bulldog Lateral. Bulldog is a fire road/powerline access road that descends crookedly along slopes thickly clothed in chaparral and will provide rewarding views of Goat Buttes.
Near the bottom we'll come across a dry creek bed...
...then take Crags Rd to the MASH site. After paying homage to Hawkeye, we'll visit the Lost Cabin site. The trail to the site probably has the most beautiful surroundings in the park with the red sandstone Goat Buttes to the north and green, rugged mountains to the south. It is very secluded with few travelers.
On the way out we'll take a detour to the Malibou Lake dam. I am sure most of you have never seen it, so why not?
We'll meet on the corner of Crags Dr and Lookout Dr. Park on neighboring streets such as Lookout Dr and Seminole Dr. Use the link above and/or GPS for directions
See http://www.meetup.com/localhikers/photos/26531802/ (http://www.meetup.com/localhikers/photos/26531802/) for parking tips