#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:
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.
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)