Past Meetup

sudden hike: Stoney Pointe, Garden of the Gods and Mt. Rexmore

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Royal Delhi Palace

22323 Sherman Way 11 · Canoga Park

How to find us

See writeup: lunch at 2, and hikes at 3:30, 5 and 7; do one or do them all!

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Details

Three bitchen' rock climbing hikes out in Chatsworth, in the windy zone near Santa Susana Pass which is always 20 degrees cooler than the rest of the valley, all following a delicious buffet of Indian food.

NO ROPES REQUIRED!!!

total distance: 2 miles or so, and great views of the San Fernando and Simi Valleys

BRING PLENTY OF WATER!!!!!!!! HAT, ETC, I'M NOT YOUR MOM!

On a hot day, one 16 ounce bottle per hour is recommended

Bring a flashlight or headlamp

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You can do all the hikes, lunch included or meet us at the starting spot for any hike at the following starting times:

BUFFET LUNCH AT ROYAL DELHI PALACE--2:00 to 3:00 PM--$8 plus tax and tip

22323 Sherman Way 11, Canoga Park, CA

a few blocks west of Topanga Canyon Blvd on Sherman Way, between Ralph's market and the Spectrum health club

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STONEY POINTE PARK MONKEYING AROUND--3:30 to 4:45 PM

hike is about 1/2 mile with 100 feet elevation gain

10900 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA --park on Topanga, walk uphill and meet where the trail connects to the road

WHERE TO PARK AT STONEY POINTE:

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GARDEN OF THE GODS EASY ROCK CLIMBING AND LAYING AROUND--5:00 to 6:45 PM

hike is about 1/2 mile, with lots of fun rocks to climb, elevation gain about 20 feet

From Stoney Pointe, turn left at Santa Susana Pass Road. In a quarter mile turn right at Redmesa and follow it up the hill and park just before the condos. There is a park sign on the left.

more info:

http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=16

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MT. REXMORE--7:00 PM-8:30 or so

hike gains 600 feet in elevation in 1/2 mile to the peak

Return to Santa Susana Pass road and continue west for 1 mile or so. After going over the summit, meet at the intersection of Lilac Lane and Santa Susana Pass Road, and we will drive up the paved road to the parking lots.

From there we will watch the sunset on flat rocks. Bring blankets to sit on and refreshments, dinner, etc. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH BEHIND. THIS IS A SACRED PLACE FULL OF INDIAN ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

As Mt. Rexmore is private property, everyone is required to sign a liability waiver agreeing to not hold the owners responsible for any injuries from walking on the trails or enjoying the rocks. This is wilderness folks!

(WHY MT REXMORE? Because I bought all 118 acres last November to leave it as an undeveloped mountain park, so the name seemed literally and, and based on the price, comically appropriate.)

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LOTS OF PHOTOS:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/GardenOfTheGodsAndMtRexmoreInChatsworthCA

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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