• What we'll do
About a 8 mile loop hike on nature trails and sidewalks. 800 feet elevation loss and 800 feet elevation gain.
DIFFICULTY: not. No Rock Scrambling this time. Medium level of workout due to length and elevation gain.
Possibility of rain in the PM hours, so plan accordingly. Rain does not cancel hike
Hike is on dirt trail, then a paved road, then a dirt trail, then paved road again. Then we drop down to the beach sand for a mile. Then we start looping back on sidewalks. Then back onto a trail...
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: take the 405 freeway to Hawthorne Blvd, go south past Pacific Coast Highway. Turn right on Palos Verdes Drive North, Then turn left onto Silver Spur Road and then right onto Montemalaga Drive. You will pass an open canyon which is Malaga Canyon. Keep going. Soon you will pass Grayslake road. 20 houses west of Grayslake is another open space on the right. That is the meeting spot for this hike, which Google maps calls 6003 Montemalaga Drive
BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....
Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water, a hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc
• Important to know
LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:
http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )
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