COME HIKE A NEW LOOP TRAIL WHICH I COMPLETED THIS WEEK!
Lots of Rocks on which to play and 2 Hills to Climb, with Wide open views of the west valley
THE PLAN: from the Lassen trailhead, we go to the labyrinth rock, climb around a bit, check out the heart rock, then climb the old Stagecoach trail up to Lilac lane, then climb up to Mt Rexmore via the new Rose Canyon loop (which includes the north 2 peaks of Chatsworth Peak, 900 feet elevation gain from where we park), then drop down (300 feet) to Lilac Lane back to the Stagecoach trail and go down to the starting spot.
HIKE ROUTE: I plan on us getting to Labyrinth rocks by 1:30 and stay until 2.
OPTIONAL POST -HIKE DINNER....to be decided
--HIKE IS NOT CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
--BRING A LIGHT LUNCH FOR OUR FIRST STOP AT THE LABYRINTH ROCK
--no dogs, please
DISTANCE: 6 miles or so
DIFFICULTY: medium; included rock scrambling and climbing a rocky hillside
THE MEETUP PHONE APP DELETES OUR PHOTOS; HERE THEY ARE: http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/11/santa-susana-pass-park-and-mt-rexmore.html
MORE PHOTOS: http://mtrexmore.blogspot.com/
IF WE GET ENOUGH RAIN BEFOREHAND, WE MIGHT SEE THIS:
PARKING LOCATION: go WEST OF Topanga CANYON on Lassen Street for 1 mile until it ends at Oakwood Cemetery and turn left on Andora Avenue. To the left of the cemetery entrance is the trailhead.
LIABILITY WAIVER must be signed by all participants who go on this hike, as Mt. Rexmore is private property which we use with permission
(BELOW: heart rock hole in Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park)
(BELOW: labyrinth-picnic rock at Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park)
AS USUAL: Bring 3 quarts of water, a hat, sunscreen, LUNCH, grippy hiking shoes, Gern Blanston repellent
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