Archive | April 2015

Hikes

San Gabriels

  • Mt. San Antonio via ski hut route (~8 miles rt)
  • Pinecrest/Old toll road to Mt. Wilson, Idlehour, pass, and back (~19.69 hot grueling miles)
  • Newcomb Pass and little hill to east from Sturtevant and back
  • Sturtevant to Chantry via Lower Winter
  • Hermit Falls (almost, got distracted up a hill)
  • Mt. Zion from Chantry (sighted a black bear!), down via Upper Winter
  • Jones Peak via Bailey Canyon
  • Eaton Canyon Waterfall (very crowded)
  • Hall/Beckley Canyon/Earl Canyon Motorway (not quite to Lukens fire road, but close) (deer and coyote sightings)
  • Hall/Beckley Canyon to old water district cabin/garage
  • Buckhorn Peak, Winston Ridge, Winston Peak
  • Red Box to San Gabriel Peak and Mt Markham
  • Upside-down start at Wilson down to West Fork, Devore, Rim Trail, and back up
  • Mt. Wilson from Chantry Flat/loop (4200′ gain)
  • Lukens rt from Shields canyon/Pinecone

Eastern Sierras

  • Lone Pine Lake from Whitney Portal (trout, grouse)
  • Methuselah Trail @ Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Santa Monica Mountains

  • Westlake overlook/Sentinel
  • Yellow Hill/Leo Carrillo
  • Zuma SB/Pt. Dume over the bluff through to Paradise Cove to restaurant. Sea lion colony with hungry pups.
  • Zuma canyon trails
  • Through Newton Canyon to Buzzard’s Roost (some orange-tipped white butterflies)
  • Chumash Trail to Point Mugu direct to Point Mugu Loop and down
  • Chumash Trail, down backside and loop around on the inner La Jolla Valley trail
  • Ray Miller to fireroad through La Jolla down Chumash Trail
  • Ray Miller out and back
  • Sara Wan TH/Corral Canyon
  • Calabasas Peak/Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Road
  • Stunt Road to Saddle Peak
  • Stunt Road to old Topanga fire lookout
  • Parker Mesa from Trippet Ranch/Topanga State Park
  • Hondo Canyon from Old Topanga Canyon to old Topanga fire lookout
  • Dry Canyon/Frog Rock (lots of caterpillars)
  • Encinal Canyon/Backbone
  • Jim Morrison cave via @Piuma
  • Dos Vientos from park, loop
  • Dos Vientos > Edison Road > Volcano rocks
  • Sycamore/Satwiwa meanderings/almost fossil/no name (pair of coyotes, woodpeckers, rust-colored newts, caterpillars)
  • Satwiwa to Overlook Trail
  • Satwiwa loop (California blackheaded snake)
  • Angel Vista from Wendy
  • Los Robles, undercut Space Mountain, from Moorpark Rd.
  • Wendy TH to Conejo Peak and back
  • Wendy to Fossil Trail (ground bees)
  • Wendy to Boney (awesome rain, thunder, lighting at the top) (holly-leafed cherries) (rust colored-newt)
  • Wendy to overlook rt, ~6 miles
  • Newbury Park extinct volcano trail (California quail)
  • Bushwhack Hidden Valley to Conejo Peak and back
  • Sandstone TH to Balance Rock to Sandstone Peak via the loop
  • De Anza trail in Calabasas (south side of 101)
  • Peace, Love, Joy at Rancho Sierra Vista (Danielson Monument)
  • Kanan to Latigo Canyon or was this Castro Peak
  • Calabasas Peak
  • Paramount Ranch/Reagan BBQ, Cage Trail, Century Lake (The big trees¬†don’t look very healthy this year)
  • King Gillette Ranch grounds walk
  • King Gillette Inspiration Point, plus extension trails
  • Peter Strauss Ranch short trails/grounds
  • MASH site, Century Lake, Rock Pool via Grasslands Trail

Los Padres/Ojai

  • Middle Matilija Camp (swimming ponds)
  • Sulphur Mountain/Frog Pond
  • Rose Valley/Nordoff fire road walk
  • Chorro Grande to second camp
  • Wild Wolves Preserve canyon walk to count tule elk (sighted 6)

Conservancy/Open Space

  • Lynnmere to view of Wildwood/teepee and back
  • Wildwood, over the bluffs to Shooting Star trail into Santa Rosa to trains, up Box Canyon
  • Trailhead on Wildwood into Santa Rosa Valley, to trains, and back
  • Wildwood to Paradise Falls back to teepee, Moonridge/Indian Cave
  • Wildwood to KCLU cross and back
  • Hill Canyon Fire Road via the heart attack route to above the waste water treatment plant
  • Heart Attack/Heartbreak to Mesa¬†Trail back to Lizard Rock down to WWTP, cross water at the sandbag fish weir, back on Hill Canyon Trail
  • Heart Attack > Lizard Rock > WWTP > Skunk Hollow > Eagle point > Paradise Falls > back the easy way
  • Wildwood over to Santa Rosa and back around via Box Canyon
  • Hill Canyon Trail to Western Plateau/Five Points and down Hawk Canyon
  • Hill Canyon > Western Plateau > Edison Fireroad overlooking the Conejo grade
  • Hill Canyon to Western Plateau to KCLU transmitter, and back
  • Conejo Canyons Bridge, bushwhack Hawkridge to that peak, Mount Minion (aka Ellison Mountain) and onto KCLU transmitter/down the Edison roads, above farms, and through cactus patch
  • Hill Canyon > Ellison Mountain > ridge route to Mt. Rex > down adjacent to model planes place and Hawk Canyon
  • Mt. Rex from Edison road parking

Simi Hills/Thousand Oaks

  • Stagecoach Trail to Corriaganville (skunk)
  • Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park on Larwin up and over Stagecoach Trail to Corriganville, and back
  • Las Virgenes/Cheeseboro Ridge (gopher or some kind of non-rattler snake), part of the De Anza trail north of the 101
  • Lang Ranch Trail to Meadow Vista to Albertson loop
  • Albertson to China Flat view and back
  • Albertson to Simi Peak, out and back
  • Oakbrook Vista Trail out and back
  • Las Llajas/Chivas (two ridges, a farm, and rattlesnakes)
  • Sunset Hills past Bard Reservoir
  • Long Canyon through Chumash to Elephant Rock (lotsa Poison Oak)
  • Hummingbird Trail
  • Chumash trail in Simi
  • Palo Comado to China Flats to Simi Peak
  • Cheeseboro to Palo Comado
  • Dos Vientos
  • Angel Vista via Wendy/Los Robles trail (stung by wasps, lol)
  • Angel Vista/Los Robles West from Moorpark Rd and loop through suburb
  • ET Park and film site roundabout Porter Ranch

Channel Islands

  • Potato Harbor (Santa Cruz Island) (sea lions, dolphins, whale, fox)