Past Meetup

Dirt Mulholland to Topanga's Viewridge trail, rocks and caves, & MUSIC

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Mulholland Drive & Santa Maria Road (dead-end 1 1/2 miles east of Topanga Canyon Blvd)

N 34.13905 W 118.57709 · Woodland Hills, CA

How to find us

meet at east end of dirt Mulholland Drive. Take Mulholland east 1 1/2 miles from Topanga Canyon Blvd. (last mile is dirt road) My car is a blue Acura Integra. Santa Maria road is a narrow, paved private road.

Location image of event venue

Details

Hike a future link in the Rim of the Valley trail system from Topanga State Park to the Ed Edelman-Topanga Summit park

The State Parks agencies are negotiating to purchase the land which includes this trail connection. I wrote more about this deal here:

http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/2012/11/la-and-ventura-county-mountain-parks.html

DIFFICULTY: moderate. Length: 5 to 6 miles

ELEVATION GAIN AND LOSS: around 300 feet

Followed by a musical show by Armond, our meetup trail minstrel at Froggie's Restaurant in Topanga from 8 to 10 pm.

FROGGIE'S LOCATION: 1105 n. Topanga Canyon Blvd

MENU: http://www.froggystopanga.com/

A SELECTION OF ARMOND'S SONGS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mQyAUJhQ3ow#at=67

A MAP TO THE HIKE STARTING POINT AND TO FROGGIE'S:

"A" IS THE TRAILHEAD AND "B" IS FROGGIES

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.12623,-118.57510&z=14&t=M&marker0=34.13921%2C-118.57692%2C2.7%20km%20NE%20of%20Glenview%20CA&marker1=34.10404%2C-118.59295%2C1105%20n.%20Topanga%20Canyon%20Blvd

DIRECTIONS: from Topanga Canyon Blvd. Go east on Mulholland and soon you run into a "T" intersection at Canoga Avenue. Turn right, then left immediately. (there is another Mulholland that dead ends really soon and you don't want to be on that one) Soon Mulholland turns into a wide dirt road. Follow this for a mile. At the top of the hill is a wide dirt parking area and a sign saying private road. This is Santa Maria Road. To the left is a gated dirt road--this is the continuation of Mulholland Drive into Topanga State Park. Park in the wide dirt area between Santa Maria Road and this gate, but do not block the gate.

AS USUAL: Bring 3 to 4 quarts of water, hat, sunscreen, munchies, Gern Blanston repellent

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LEGAL STUFF: AND AS USUAL, YOU AGREE BY GOING ON THIS HIKE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT THE MEETUP FOLKS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE SEE THE MEETUP TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 11. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY YOU CANNOT HIKE WITH US--I DON'T MAKE THE RULES, I JUST GOTTA FOLLOW THEM