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885 St. Charles Dr. #11, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805 373-8824 e-mail: mtbikesman@aol.com

April 2008

During the rainy winter months, if the ground is wet, call the ride leader on the morning of the ride to see if it's been relocated to a drier trail. There may also be a notice on the web site (http://www.nrmbc.org), but don't rely on that.

The Endurance Rating rates distance, climbing & pace of the rides.   E1 represents the lowest level of exertion needed to complete a ride. And E5 represents the highest level of exertion needed to complete a ride.

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

Extensive segments with rocky & uneven surfaces with possible drops & exposure


Summary

Tuesday

April 1

6:15 PM

Susan: Night Hike to Old Cabin Site

Wednesday

April 2

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanSycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

April 5

9:00 AM (E3 - T4)

WendyCaballero/Rogers Road Modified

Sunday

April 6

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T4)

BobShort Santa Rosa / Wildwood Loop

Wednesday

April 9

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T2.5)

HuckCalabasas Peak at Night

Saturday

April 12

9:00 AM (E4 - T4)

HuckLas Llajas/Devil's Canyon/Johnson Mtwy/Chumash

Sunday

April 13

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T2.5)

RandyEncinal to Etz Meloy to Trancas Canyon

Tuesday

April 15

6:15 PM

CharlotteNight hike Suicide & Dead Cow

Wednesday

April 16

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

April 19

8:30 AM

CharlotteHike Zuma Canyon

Saturday

April 19

9:00 AM (E3.0 - T3.0)

BobCheeseboro/China Flats Loop

Sunday

April 20

9:30 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyTriunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA

Tuesday

April 22

6:15 PM

Leah: Night Hike at Rocky Peak

Wednesday

April 23

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night

Saturday

April 26

8:30 AM (Trails! - BBQ!)

Sycamore Canyon Trail Days, BBQ & Camping

Sunday

April 27

8:30 AM (More - Trails!)

Trail Work Day

Sunday

April 27

9:30 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyBackbone: Kanan to Corral Canyon

Tuesday

April 29

6:15 PM

CharlotteNight Hike Backbone Trail to Stunt

Wednesday

April 30

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

HuckMTB Wildwood at Night


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

Bob - 805-890-0052   goodtobebob2005-98@yahoo.com

 

Susan - 805-630-1736

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Leah - 818-917-9121

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

Norman - (805) 807-3357   norman.nrmb@verizon.net


The Fine Print

By riding with the North Ranch Mountain Bikers I understand and accept the following:

► I understand that mountain biking can be dangerous and accidents can result in either injury or death.

► I understand there is no charge for the bike rides.

► I understand that the trails the North Ranch Mountain Bikers ride may not be verified for safety or ridability.

► I understand that it is my responsibility to determine if my riding skills match the difficulty of the trail we are riding on.

► I understand that the ride leaders accept no responsibility for my safety on any ride and that I undertake any ride knowing that I and I alone am responsible for my safety on the ride.

NEWS FOR EVERYONE

Saturday, April 26: Sycamore Canyon Trail Days, BBQ & Camping.   

Once a year we have an opportunity to work on the trails and than BBQ and Camp at Danielson Ranch in Sycamore Canyon.  It is opened annually for the Santa Monica Trail Days!  This is a unique opportunity to work on the trails that we enjoy so much in Sycamore Canyon followed by a BBQ, prizes, and camping.  Last year a few of us worked on the trails, participated in the BBQ, etc. and the drawing was fabulous, everyone won at least one prize and there was lots of cool stuff!   Enjoying a cold beer after the trail work under the sycamore and oak trees with the breeze blowing through the canyon while the BBQ is cooking… what a treat!  This is hands down the best day to get in your trail maintenance work!  Camping is optional, you may leave with the escort after the BBQ.  Following is the info from SMMTD 2008. 

TRAIL DAYS is a weekend for individuals and groups to build new trails and restore old ones. Partners with California State Parks include Concerned Off Road Bicyclist Assn. (CORBA), Santa Monica Mountains Task Force of Sierra Club, Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, California Native Plant Society (CNPS), National Park Service, and others.

BRING:  LUNCHES, BEVERAGES, SNACKS AND WATER. Tools are provided, but you can, bring a pick, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod, pruning saw, or longhandled loppers. (But, please, no light-weight tools or chain saws.) 

CAMPING: Free camping Friday and/or Saturday nights for trails day workers at the Danielson Multi-use Area located under the sycamores and oaks in the heart of Point Mugu State Park. Advance camping registration appreciated by April 20. 

ARRIVE: Sat.- 8:30 a.m.,  DEPART: Sat.- 4 p.m., after campfire or  Sun.- 9 a.m.,  or 3:30 p.m.

DINNER: Sat. Night Barbecue Free FOR VOLUNTEERS.  Please RSVP by April 20. Bring appetizers and beverages.

WEAR: Gloves, hat, long pants, protective clothing, and work boots or sturdy shoes. See training video for more information: http://www.smmtc.org/maintenance.htm.

REGISTRATION: Help plan for the barbecue, camping, etc, by filling out and sending in the registration form by April 20th!

DIRECTIONS: Ventura Freeway to Wendy in Newbury Park; S to Potrero Road, turn right; at Reino bear left to NPS service road (first driveway). Cars will be escorted into and out of the park at designated times.  On Saturday morning that is 8:30 a.m., don't be late or you won't be able to drive in.

 Time: 8:30 am.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We will meet at the escort spot @ 8:30 a.m. and drive our cars to Danielson Ranch. DON'T BE LATE, there is only one escort in the morning. You will want to bring everything with you...your change of cloths, camping gear (if camping), ice chest, etc. with you at this time. From Danielson we will be dispatched to a trail for maintenance (remember to bring your lunch as your lunch break is on the trail). In late afternoon, we head back to Danielson Ranch for a cold drink, BBQ, drawing etc! (After the BBQ you may drive out with the escort if you don't plan on camping.) Otherwise we will enjoy a great time in the canyon with campfires, scary stories, and enjoy the quiet of the night in the heart of the canyon. Showers are available. If you are planning on coming, please email Charlotte @ cfarrens@gmail.com so we can coordinate pre-BBQ snackes, camping, etc.

If you bring your bike, on Sunday we can join the ride at Sycamore Canyon after the morning escort back to the trailhead.

Sunday, April 27: Trail Work Day.   This is day two for Trail Days 2008.  Come out and help build and fix up the trails we love to ride! It feels great to ride a trail you've helped build and maintain. For more information about the day and weekend go to http://www.smmtc.org/TrailDays_2008.pdf   Meet @ 8:30 a.m. to caravan into Sycamore Canyon to work on the trails.  You will than caravan back out of the canyon at 3:30 p.m. Be sure to wear suitable clothing (sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, hat, GLOVES) and bring snacks, sunscreen and WATER. CORBA will provide the tools and training. 

BRING:  LUNCHES, BEVERAGES, SNACKS AND WATER. Tools are provided, but you can, bring a pick, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod, pruning saw, or longhandled loppers. (But, please, no light-weight tools or chain saws.) 

DIRECTIONS: Ventura Freeway to Wendy in Newbury Park; S to Potrero Road, turn right; at Reino bear left to NPS service road (first driveway). Cars will be escorted into and out of the park at designated times. 
 Time: 8:30 am.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, April 5: Caballero/Rogers Road Modified.   We begin at the top of Reseda and start with a short, quick climb on a single track up the hill. From here it is a moderate climb on fireroads up to the hub and onto a fun singletrack that leads to Roger's Road. We will proceed along Roger’s Road, a moderate singletrack, and stop at the Old Oak Tree. The route back to the cars will mostly retrace our earlier path and add a fun descent down Caballero. If you do not want to ride back to the top of Reseda, then you will want to shuttle your bike from Caballero to the top of Reseda. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T4, About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Wendy

Directions:   Take the 101 Fwy to the Reseda Blvd exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda; pass the Caballero trail, up through/past the opening in the fence up to the paid parking area. Park just before the "white line" as the paid parking starts just beyond that white line. At the end of the ride, when leaving the parking area, be sure to stop at the photo enforced stop sign.

Sunday, April 6: Short Santa Rosa / Wildwood Loop.   We start by climbing the hill behind CLU and cut off onto the Santa Rosa trail that leads into Wildwood Park. This is a very fun singletrack that is moderatey to fairly technical. There are some great views of the Santa Rosa Valley along the way. Once down in Wildwood we’ll head out towards Lizard Rock via the fireroad (Stage Coach singletrack optional ). From here we will take the Lizard Rock singletrack down to the valley floor and head on to the falls. Then there’s a fairly steep but relatively short climb up the beginning part of the Lynn Muir trail. After the climb there is a lot of fun to be had on the rest of the singletrack, which leads out to Lynn Road. From here it is just a short road ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 11 Miles, About 2.75 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lynn Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north. Take Lynn for several miles (it will turn into Olsen Road) until you reach Mountclef Blvd. (at CLU). Park on the street at the northwest corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

Saturday, April 12: Las Llajas/Devil's Canyon/Johnson Mtwy/Chumash.   We will start at the bottom of Chumash Trail and ride on the street to Las Llajas Canyon, where we climb a gentle fireroad with 530 ft of elevation gain over 3.5 miles. At this point we will turn up the steep Oil Well Road until we reach Rocky Peak Fireroad. Here we can take a break to catch our breath and regroup.  We will then head east a bit to start our descent along Devil's Canyon.  This will be 4.5 miles of technical single-track navigating along the exciting canyon floor.  When we reach the end, we will climb out above the 118 Fwy and up through the mansions of Chatsworth to reach Johnson's Motorway. This 2.8 mile climb along a rocky fireroad will get your heart pumping.  After resting at the top, we will ride down to the bottom on Chumash Trail, a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Huck

Directions:   Take the 118 Freeway to the Yosemite Avenue exit in Simi Valley. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north to Flanagan and make a right. Park on the side of the road at the end of Flanagan.

Sunday, April 13: Encinal to Etz Meloy to Trancas Canyon.   This ride has lots of swooping, curving singletrack and some great views! We start with a gentle climb up the Encinal to Decker/Mulholland singletrack segment of the Backbone Trail, cross the road and continue up to Etz Meloy Motorway. After a brief pause to enjoy the view, we'll head back down the rolling, curving trail with high banked turns, cross over Encinal, and continue on the Trancas Canyon singletrack segment of the Backbone. At the bottom we'll ride through an oak forest, then have a somewhat steeper climb up to an Edison road that will take us to the last segment, a rarely used, slightly overgrown, slightly rutted downhill Edison road. At the end we'll have a snack and enjoy the view before we turn around and retrace our steps. Those who still have some energy left can ride back up to Etz Meloy and return to the cars on Encinal, extending the ride to 22 miles with 3500' of climbing and descent.
 Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T2.5, 15 Miles and 2700 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

This will be our first ride on the new section of the Backbone Trail between Decker Rd and Etz Meloy Motorway!

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks and points west, exit the 101 Freeway at Westlake Blvd and head south. About 3.5 miles past Potrero, turn left onto Mulholland and go 2.5 miles. Make a very sharp right turn onto Encinal Canyon Rd (west, back towards Decker), drive for 2.3 miles and park at the side of the road.
From Agoura and points east, exit the 101 at Kanan and head south. After 6 miles, turn right onto Mulholland for 1 mile, then bear left onto Encinal Canyon Rd. After 2.3 miles more, park at the side of the road.

Saturday, April 19: Cheeseboro/China Flats Loop.   We start up the main fire road and continue up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we take the connector trail, west, to the spot that overlooks Palo Comado Canyon. We go up Palo Comado until we come to the top of China Flats. The loop around the top of China Flats is both beautiful and easy. Then we retrace our tracks and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars.
 Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.0, Technical Rating = T3.0, 15 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Sunday, April 20: Triunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA .   In the fall of 2005, the hard working trail builders rerouted the single track leading from Triunfo Park to the east COSCA area. It's much improved. We will start at Truinfo Park and climb up into the east COSCA area and work our way up to the infamous "Decent of Death" (most of us will walk this part). Then will have some fun single track out to where we can see Lake Sherwood. Then we head south to the main fire road and climb the Vista Loop Trail to the single track leading down to the base of Space Mountain. It’s down the fun Whoop de Doos and then up through Little Sherwood Forest and then back track to the Triunfo Canyon Trail singletrack via the Los Robles East fireroad. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. The ride starts at the far west end of the park.

Sunday, April 27: Backbone: Kanan to Corral Canyon.   This is an out and back ride that is 100% singletrack and 200% fun. We will ride the Backbone singletrack approximately 7 miles to the parking area at the top of Corral Canyon. This trail has a lot of ups and downs and is quite technical in some sections. We’ll stop at the parking area for a while and take in the view. The ride back to the car will proceed along the same trail. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 14 Miles and 2600 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel (don't forget to count them). Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel. If you are coming from PCH then look for the parking area just after the first tunnel on the left.

NIGHT RIDES

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Nights.  See Summary Section of the Newsletter for meeting times, ride times are 15 minutes later. The lengths of all rides are between 10 & 15 miles with ride times of 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Lights are needed for the months of September to May. During the summer months they may not be needed, but it's a good idea to bring them just in case there's a delay. The specific routes taken for the night rides will be determined at the trailhead.

Meeting Locations for Evening Rides:

Calabasas Peak at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr. exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue south on Mulholland and make a right on Valmar which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Continue on Old Topanga which will join Mulholland Hwy briefly and then continue on the left. Follow Old Topanga about 1.5 miles and look for the Calabasas Peak trail head on the right across from Summit to Summit trail.

Lang Ranch/Sunset at Night.   Heading north on the 23 toward Simi, get off at Sunset Blvd and turn right. Continue straight until just before you get to the guard shack. Park in the lot on the right.

MTB Backbone from Kanan at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel. Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel.

MTB Cheeseboro at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Park in the lower, paved parking lot (the gate to the upper lot is closed and locked at sunset).

MTB Dos Vientos at Night.   From the 101 freeway, turn south onto Wendy Drive, towards the ocean. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn right at Borchard Rd and head West 0.5 miles. Turn left on to S. Reino Rd taking this South for about a mile passing Maurice Dr. On your left as you pass Paseo de Leon will be a Church parking lot. We will meet there.

MTB Grasslands at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. When you go past the North Ranch Community Center you will go downhill and the first traffic light is at the corner of Westlake and Lang Ranch Parkway. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway and drive about 0.8 miles to where the pavement ends and Albertson Fire Road begins.

MTB Las Virgenes Canyon at Night.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately one mile to the dead end.

MTB Space Mountain at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

MTB Wildwood at Night.   Take the Lynn Road exit, off of the 101 Fwy in Thousand Oaks, and go north until you come to Avenida De Los Arboles. Turn left and go about 1 mile to the end. From Simi Valley, go west on the 118 Fwy and then south when it turns into the 23 Fwy. Get off on Avenida De Los Arboles and go right for about 2 miles to the end. Hang a U-turn at the end (watch for opposing traffic) and then turn right into the dirt parking lot.

Reseda at Night.   Due to the extra drive, we will meet @ 6:15 and ride by 6:30. Meeting place: Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda and park at the Caballero trailhead. Trailhead is on the left. If you pass the Braemar Country Club you’ve gone too far.

Sycamore Canyon at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Trippet Ranch to Overlook at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to the Topanga Blvd exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Topange approx. 5 miles until you reach Entrada which is the entrance to the park on the left. Follow Entrada to the park entrance.

Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. The ride starts at the far west end of the park.

HIKES

Tuesday, April 1: Night Hike to Old Cabin Site.   This will be a moderate hike, approx. 7 miles, with almost all of it on fire road. We will head up the hiking trail, cross the stream and on up to the Old Cabin Site and return. Bring the usual: flashlights, water, food bars, radios, wear hiking boots, etc.  Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2.75 Hours , Hike Leader: Susan

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Tuesday, April 15: Night hike Suicide & Dead Cow.   We will start out at the trailhead in Agoura and make our way over to Suicide. This is a challenging and interesting hike with many steep sections. Once we peak, we will then come down dead cow. This hike will be more difficult than our usual as we will climb approx. 1000 ft over less than 5 miles round trip. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food bars, radios, wear hiking boots, etc.  Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2.25 Hours , Hike Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   From the 101 Fwy, exit Lindero and turn North. Proceed up Lindero, cross over Kanan and continue up. Just past King James you will see a trailhead on the left. Park on the street at the Trailhead.

Saturday, April 19: Hike Zuma Canyon.   Zuma Canyon is a personal favorite as it includes many beautiful waterfalls, and 95% of the hike is done up near or in the stream. Not only is this a very beautiful and scenic hike, it is also very difficult in that there is lots of bouldering and climbing. It is only 4.1 miles with an elevation gain of 1400 feet, however it will take us 4 to 5 hours to complete (yes, less then 1 mile/hour.) It includes hiking, rock hopping, and a bunch of bouldering, and a few sections that will require some intimidating climbing. This hike/bouldering is not for the faint of heart, it requires, balance, and not being too bothered by heights. This hike is definitely not for everyone! Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 6 Hours , Hike Leader: Charlotte

For this hike we will shuttle to the trailhead, and ultimately end back up at Kanan. If you come out to hike, you are committed to completing it as this is a one way trek. So if you aren't sure about the bouldering and rock hopping, please contact me so we can discuss.

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel (don't forget to count them). Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel. If you are coming from PCH then look for the parking area just after the first tunnel on the left.

Tuesday, April 22: Night Hike at Rocky Peak.   We will climb up Rocky Peak, with our eye on the setting sun. Once we peak, we will enjoy the view before heading back down the fireroad. This hike is approx. 6 miles. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food bars, radios, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2.5 Hours , Hike Leader: Leah

The sunsets at 7:31, just the perfect time when we should be at the peak to watch the sunset over the ocean!

Directions:   Take 118 Fwy, exit at Kuehner Drive and head South. Kuehner turns into Clear Spring Rd. Continue on until you reach an overpass on the left. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the Fwy and overpass. You may park on Clear Spring or in the area across the overpass.

Tuesday, April 29: Night Hike Backbone Trail to Stunt.   This was one of our favorites so let's do it agin. The first part of trail is in good shape, mostly underneath shaded oaks. After crossing Piuma at mile marker 1.19, the trail drops into a canyon with a stream. We can climb out of this canyon up to a lookout spot for a view. This section of trail varies from rocky to smooth, with lots of great views. This will be a moderate hike, approx. 5 miles, with some elev. gain. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food, radios, wear hiking boots, etc.  Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2.25 Hours , Hike Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   From T.O., take 101 South, exit @ Lost Hills Rd, turn right. This ends at Las Virgenes, turn right onto Las Virgenes. (From LA 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn left.) Proceed towards the ocean on Las Virgines. After you pass Mullhulland Hwy and Tapia Park (the road name now has turned into Malibu Canyon) proceed to Piuma Rd. Park on SE corner, or just 100 feet down on Piuma. We will meet in the parking area on Piuma.