We'll hike uphill from Bienveneda Avenue to the Temescal Ridge fireroad, continue another half mile to the Skull rocks and caves--yes, there are a bunch to play on and in. PLAYING ON THE ROCKS IS OPTIONAL. YOU CAN JUST SIT AND ENJOY THE VIEW. Then we drop down into Temescal canyon to the conference center area for water and messing up the restrooms. Then we loop back to Start, and COLLECT $200.
DISTANCE: ABOUT 6 MILES, elevation gain: equivalent to two beers. OK, I don't know, I'm too lazy to look it up.
OK, after some pestering, I looked it up: from the start, we gain 750 feet to Skull Rock using the Leacock trail and Temescal Ridge. After we drop into Temescal Canyon, we gain 500 feet on the way from Temescal to Bienveneda Avenue.
OPTIONAL DINNER AT THE UN-REEL INN (at Topanga Canyon and PCH)
and OPTIONAL ROCKING OUT AT BRENNAN'S IN MARINA DEL REY
DIRECTIONS: Take Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades to Bienveneda Ave; follow it north to the beginning of the gated community and park on Via Floresta or Bienveneda.
NO DOGS ALLOWED--PARK RULES, not mine
I'M NOT YOUR MOM, BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF... hat, water, hiking shoes, all your troubles, annoying screaming family members, etc. Bring musical instruments if ya got em: I frequently try to entertain you guys with "songs", and if you have little shame, too, we can jam.
You can hear my attempts at playing "music" here: https://soundcloud.com/rex-frankel/sets/punk-freud
BELOW: your hike leader entertaining the troops in the Underworld....
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