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L.A.'s Well-Hidden Wilderness--The Fond Family Preserve

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Fond Family Preserve

Wheatland Avenue and Ormond Street · Shadow Hills, CA

How to find us

I drive a blue Acura Integra--meet at the trail at the eastern end of Ormond Street

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Details

#5 IN OUR EXPLORATION OF THE RIM-OF-THE-VALLEY TRAIL SYSTEM

The Fond Family Open Space is a 500 acre privately-owned mountain which was opened to the public in 2008. This ridgeline connects the Verdugo Mountains parks to Tujunga Wash and the Angeles National Forest. We will be just north of the famed Theodore Payne native plant nursery and their wildflower hill.

IF IT'S CLEAR, WE'LL HAVE A GREAT VIEW OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND TO THE EAST

FOR A PRINTABLE MAP:
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EXPECT LOTS OF SAGEBRUSH, MAYBE SOME STARTING TO BLOOM!

MORE INFO: http://flpf.org... (http://flpf.org)

LOCATION: Sunland/Shadow Hills, in the East San Fernando Valley, on the north end of the Verdugo Mountains

HIKE LENGTH: 5 TO 6 MILES, expect 3 to 4 hours, depending on how much we goof off at lunch.

ELEVATION GAIN: About 600 feet. We'll be starting on the ridge top at 1200 feet and the highest point is at 1800 feet.

WHERE IS THE TRAILHEAD?
Take the 5 Freeway or the 210 Freeway to Sunland Blvd Offramp.

FROM THE 5: if going southbound, turn left onto Sunland Blvd, take it north about 1 1/2 mile. Turn right on Wheatland. Follow it up the hill. The name changes to Ormond Street. Park on the residential street; please leave spaces for the residents! The trail starts at the east end of Ormond.

FROM THE 210: take Sunland Blvd to the west and in about 1 1/2 miles, you turn left onto Wheatland. Follow it up the hill. The name changes to Ormond Street. Park on the residential street; please leave spaces for the residents! The trail starts at the east end of Ormond.

BRING: 2 QUARTS OF WATER, HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFY SHOES, AND SNACKS/LUNCH FOR WHEN WE TURN AROUND AT THE GREEN- VERDUGO RESERVOIR.

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TO READ MY OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION BLOG: http://rare-earth-new... (http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com)

TO SEE A CALENDAR OF L.A. MEETUP HIKES: http://lameetuphikes.... (http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com)