MMM = Massive Multi Meetup!!
The event has been reposted due to the National Park Service having a few concerns regarding this event. Pretty simple stuff, but previously we were way over the limit allowed.
1) 50 hikers and no more than 12 cars per group.
2) Stay on the established trails, no trail cutting.
3) Don't use chalk or flower to mark trails.
4) Leave No Trace, Trash In Trash Out, etc. etc.
Hike distance: 7-8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1800 feet
This will be an awesome event as several Hiking and Outdoors Meetups converge on the Tri-Peaks from various locations. From Hardcore Hiker to Advanced Beginner. If we happen to get rained out on this date, the make-up date is March 19th. This is a Moderate/Advanced Hike. We'll start at the Mishe Mokwa Trail Head, meet up at Tri-Peaks with the other meetup groups and have lunch. We'll be doing Mishe Mokwa/Tri-Peaks/Sandstone Peak. There will be some climbing to get to the top of Sandstone Peak. Our route includes the spectacular Echo Cliffs where rock climbers ascend shear cliffs, a house sized boulder delicately balanced on a small rock beneath, a giant split rock, sheer walls, stunning giant sandstone formations, and breathtaking views from the top of Sandstone Peak and Inspiration point. We'll also do a little cave exploring at Tri-Peaks.
Here's a list of local Meetup groups that will be joining in this adventure so far:
The Los Angeles Hiking Meetup - 7-8 mi. 1800 gain - Us :)
The Thousand Oaks Hikers ~ 9 mi. 1700 ft. gain
The Valencia Hiking Crew ~ 8 mi. 1800 ft. gain
Fun In The Sun Club ~13-16 mi. 5500 ft. gain
The Calabasas Day Hikers ~12 mi. 3000 ft. gain
The Weekday Hikers ~ 7.2 mi. 1800 ft. gain
The Weekday Trailblazers ~ 10 mi. 3000 ft. gain
We'll get the carpool location & detail's figures out shortly.
Directions to the Trailhead:The trailhead is 1 mile east of the Circle X Ranch, which is located 5 ½ miles from Pacific Coast Highway on Yerba Buena Road in Malibu. Alternately, from Westlake Village, exit on Westlake Blvd from the 101 Freeway, and follow it south for several miles as it merges with Mulholland highway. Turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon and it will become Yerba Buena Road as you cross the county line. Proceed on Yerba Buena Road for about 4 miles to trailhead. (Lat:[masked] Lon:[masked]). This is the large oval parking lot for Sandstone Peak.
Click here for Google directions to the meeting spot.
To help those of you still looking for someone to carpool with I have set up a couple of exellent locations for you to meet up, one on the west side by PCH near Santa Monica and the other near the 101 & 134 freeways. Just indicate in your RSVP if you intend to be at one or the other location at the specified times. The locations are:
1. North end of the Universal Red Line Metro station parking lot:
3901 Lankershim Bl., Studio City, CA 91604
Click here for Google directions.
Meet at 8:45 AM and leave at 9:00 AM.
2.The first picnic tables 200 yards up from PCH on Temescal Canyon Rd.
200 Temescal Canyon Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90272
Click here for Google directions.
Meet at 9:00 AM and leave at 9:15 AM.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Los Angeles Hiking Meetup Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any Los Angeles Hikers Meetup events, you are releasing the Los Angeles Hikers Meetup Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.