A LITTLE KNOWN JEWEL IN L.A.'S RIM-OF-THE-VALLEY PARK SYSTEM, BOUGHT AND PRESERVED BY THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA IN OCTOBER OF 2010
3 PM, Elsmere Canyon (2 miles north of Sylmar)
THEN: DINNER AT 6:30 AT MARIE CALLENDAR'S (5 freeway at Magic Mountain Parkway)
WHERE: Elsmere Canyon park
WHAT'S THERE: A loop hike to oak trees, wildflowers, caves, rocks, 360 degree views of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys
WHEN: Saturday April 30th from 3 to 6 PM
ELEVATION GAIN: the hike totals 6 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain (begins at 1500 feet and reaches to 2300 feet) at the top of the Newhall Pass.
A PRINTABLE MAP TO THE HIKE IS HERE: http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/e/7/4/3/highres_22679203.jpeg
MEET AT 3 PM:
HOW TO GET ELSMERE CANYON PARK: Take whatever freeway is near you to the 5 freeway where it splits into the 5 and 14 freeways in the north San Fernando Valley. Take the 14 freeway and at the first offramp called "Newhall Avenue" get off and go to the right. There is a big dirt parking lot and a sign saying "Whitney Canyon Park". If you park in the first dirt lot, parking is free, if you go past the gate, you have to pay to park. Don't worry, there are plenty of parking spaces.
BRING: 2 quarts of water, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, munchies
PHOTOS AND MAPS OF THE HIKE ARE HERE:
EVEN MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW PARK ARE HERE:
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
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.