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September 2008

Remember to have your radios for the rides and tune them to channel 5.25 Also you will need to bring lights for the weekly Wednesday night rides as the sun is setting earlier!

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

Monday

September 1

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyWildwood/Lynnmere

Wednesday

September 3

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

September 6

8:30 AM (E4 - T4)

NormanBackbone: Kanan to Corral Canyon

Sunday

September 7

9:00 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore: Wood Canyon & Two Foxes

Sunday

September 7

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TomSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop

Tuesday

September 9

6:15 PM

Leah: Evening Hike Chumash Trail

Wednesday

September 10

6:15 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

WendyMTB Reseda at Night

Saturday

September 13

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraSanta Ana River Trail

Sunday

September 14

9:00 AM

Steve: Hike Lost Cabin Trail in Malibu Creek State Park

Sunday

September 14

9:30 AM (E4.5 - T4)

RandyNorth Ranch Rim Trail

Tuesday

September 16

6:15 PM

CharlotteEve Hike to Simi Peak

Wednesday

September 17

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Wildwood at Night

Saturday

September 20

7:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

WendyLas Llajas to Chumash

Sunday

September 21

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T3.0)

RandySherwood Forest / Space Mtn / Rosewood

Tuesday

September 23

6:15 PM

SusanHike w/ WINE & CHEESE CELEBRATION @ SUSAN'S

Wednesday

September 24

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T4)

NormanMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

September 27

8:00 AM (More - Trails!)

CORBA Trail Work Day

Sunday

September 28

8:00 AM (E4 - T4)

CharlotteCheeseboro to China Flats/Dead Cow

Sunday

September 28

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

KerryCheeseboro for Beginners

Tuesday

September 30

6:15 PM

Leah: Night Hike Las Virgenes Canyon

Sunday

October 12

8:00 AM

CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Leah - 818-917-9121

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@att.net

 

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

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Tom - 805-276-4042   photote@msn.com

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Susan - 805-630-1736   williams_75063@yahoo.com.

 


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, September 27: CORBA Trail Work Day.   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, visit the CORBA Trail Crew page. Work days usually last until about 2:00. 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. Time: 8:00 am.

Directions:   Take the 405 / 5 Fwy North a few miles past Magic Mountain. Take Exit 176A for Parker Rd toward Castaic. Head to the right. Parker will turn into Ridge Route Road. Stay on that until you get to Castaic Lake Drive, three way stop, turn right. Then look for guard shack on right.

Sunday, October 12: CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center.   Join us for CORBA's biggest fundraising event (not to mention CORBA's biggest PARTY) of the year! - Place: Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
8:00AM - 10:30AM: Poker Ride Check-In
8:00AM - Noon: Poker Ride (Helmets Required!)
11:00AM - 1:00PM: Clinics, contests, demos
11:30AM - 1:00PM; BBQ Lunch
1:00PM: Awards and Raffle

Cost is $30 for CORBA members and $35 for non-members. Pre-register and receive 10 raffle tickets. Go to http://www.fattirefest.com/ for more information and to register. CORBA is also looking for volunteers to work this event. If you are interested in helping out please contact Huck. Time: 8:00 am.

Directions:   Take the 405 / 5 Fwy North a few miles past Magic Mountain. Take Exit 176A for Parker Rd toward Castaic. Head to the right. Parker will turn into Ridge Route Road. Stay on that until you get to Castaic Lake Drive, three way stop, turn right. Then look for guard shack on right.

WEEKEND RIDES

Monday, September 1: Wildwood/Lynnmere.   Wildwood is a great place for an easier ride. There's a lot of neat riding (single track, fire road, creek crossings, and a small waterfall). We'll head out towards Lizard Rock via the fire road. At the base of Lizard Rock, there's a short hill that we'll be walking. From here we'll take the singletrack, that has a few technical sections (all walkable), down to the valley floor and head on to the falls for a short break. Then there's a climb up the Lynn Muir trail that we’ll be walking. Then lots of fun to be had on the singletrack that leads out to Lynn Road. After a couple miles of road riding we'll end up back at the main Wildwood parking lot. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 7 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

An easy Labor Day ride for those not going out of town.

Directions:   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.

Saturday, September 6: 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 8:30 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: Norman

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.

Sunday, September 7: Sycamore: Wood Canyon & Two Foxes.   The trail begins at Wendy and Potrero roads in Newbury Park and meanders along until we reach the Chumash hut at the NPS culture site, then this will lead to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. We’ll descend down into the canyon, go up to Ranch Center Road (paved area) and climb up to Art’s Trail. Then it’s back to Ranch Center Road and we’ll climb up to the water tower. From here it’s a fun decent down Wood Canyon. We’ll head back up to Two Foxes Trails, then connect to the main fireroad and climb up the asphalt hill. From the top it’s just a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 13 Miles and 1300 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Michael

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.

Sunday, September 7: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop.   We start off on the connector trail that leads to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. We’ll descend down into the canyon and take Sin Nombre over to Sage and make the climb up to the water tower. From here it’s a fast and fun decent down Wood Canyon. Then it’s another climb up to the top via Guadalasca. We’ll ride the fireroad over to Backbone and enjoy another great descent. After a short jaunt on Two Foxes we’ll head up the main fireroad and climb up the dreaded asphalt hill. From the top it’s just a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 19 Miles and 2900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tom

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.

Saturday, September 13: Santa Ana River Trail.   Simply put, this is one of the longest, best singletracks in this or any other region!!! Besides being such a beautiful singletrack ride in the pines it also just about the most fun that one can have on two wheels…at least legally! We’ll hit the SART just east of the quaint hamlet of Angeles Oaks. From here, we’ll be crossing creeks, curving through pine groves and roller-coasting over knolls. It’s not until a third of the way through the ride that you’ll notice you’ve been ascending most of the way. After crossing Glass Road we’ll gently climb some more while taking in the excellent views. Our turn around spot is at the South Fork Parking Picnic Area. On the return trip the trail rocks and rolls as you duck and dodge trees, stones and Manzanita. In fact, by the time you reach Middle Control Road you’ll have a silly grin plastered on your face that stretches from ear to ear. Then it’s a near 3 mile climb back out to the cars on fireroad. Note: This trail is fairly narrow with some steep drop-offs at times. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 28 Miles, About 6 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Take I-10 east and exit at Alabama Street in the city of Redlands, at Lugonis Avenue (Hwy 38) head Northeast, toward the mountain. Drive about 18 to 20 miles before you reach Angelus Oaks--the Oaks Restaurant is on the left-hand side of the road. We park in the back area, where the Post Office parking lot is. The drive is about 80 to 90 miles and takes about 1¾ to 2 hours so allow plenty of time to get there. It is so worth the drive. If you plan to go let me know so we can arrange carpooling.

Sunday, September 14: North Ranch Rim Trail.   How about a ride that starts where this bike club started years and years ago? Lets bike along the northern edge of North Ranch moving east until we get to Dead Cow Road. Then we ride over to the new trail above Double Tree in Oak Park. This leads us back to the bottom of Suicide and back into Oak Park (is that the real name?). Then, instead of backtracking the way we came, there is a new trail just off Falling Star that gets us back to the area above North Ranch and then we backtrack to our cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.5, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles, About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway (just before Avenida de Los Arboles). The trailhead is about 300 yards east of Westlake Blvd on Lang Ranch Parkway, just before the park on the left side.

Saturday, September 20: Las Llajas to 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 and onto Rocky Peak Fireroad. When we get to the top of Chumash Trail, we'll take a break to catch our breath and let everyone catch up, then ride to the bottom down a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack. Meet at 7:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 9 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Wendy

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, September 21: Sherwood Forest / Space Mtn / Rosewood.   We start by riding a few blocks on pavement and pick up the “Sherwood Forest” Singletrack off of Los Padres Drive. At the top, we turn right at the fire road and continue on until we take another single track that takes us back towards Space Mountain. Then it’s a moderate climb up the Space Mountain Singletrack. At the top we’ll continue across the Los Robles Singletrack until we get to the picnic table. After our break it’s time to catch some thrills as we make our way down the Rosewood Singletrack to Lynn Road. After a short jaunt on pavement we are back on dirt again. This portion of the trail has a few ups and downs and connects with the whoop-de-doo trail that leads back to the cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.0, 10 Miles and 1700 Feet of Climbing , About 2.75 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   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.

Sunday, September 28: Cheeseboro to China Flats/Dead Cow.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we head west on the Palo Comado connector singletrack that leads to the Palo Comado fireroad. We’ll continue up this rather steep fireroad for approximately one mile until we come to the top of China Flats.  From their we descend down Dead Cow Road, a technical single track.  The bottom of Dead Cow is a bailout point for an an easy option to get back over to Palo Comado.  The harder route is to cross over on a fun, technical single track that connects to the bottom of Suicide.  After making our way down lower Suicide, we take the short, connector back over to Palo Comado for an easy ride out on the fireroad back to the cars.  Or if you still haven't had enough, instead of down, climb back up Palo Comado to the Outlook and down Sulphur Springs as optional finish. Meet at 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles and 2400 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

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, September 28: Cheeseboro for Beginners.   We’ll be riding Cheeseboro, as it is an ideal place for a beginner’s ride. Just watch out for the big rock with poison oak!! We’ll ride ‘til we drop, (to Shepherd’s Flats) and turn around and ride back. I guarantee it will be a fun ride. Then it’s off to lunch and fun conversation. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2.5, About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

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.

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 Johnson's Motorway.   Take the 118 Fwy and exit at Topanga Blvd. in Chatsworth. Head North and it will end immediately. Turn left onto Poema Place (don't accidentally turn onto the Freeway on ramp.) Drive West up Poema Place and park about 100 yards before the guard gate.

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 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.

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 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.

MTB 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. We start at the far west end of the park.

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.

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.

HIKES

Tuesday, September 9: Evening Hike Chumash Trail.   We will climb up the Cumash Trail to Rocky Peak Fireroad, enjoy the view before heading back down. This hike is approx. 5 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 Hours , Hike Leader: Leah

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, September 14: Hike Lost Cabin Trail in Malibu Creek State Park.   This hike starts above Malibu Creek State Park and will give us great views of Century Lake and the surrounding mountains as we descend to Crags Rd. We'll end up at the Lost Cabin site. The mountains around the Lost Cabin Trail are the sandstone peaks you see in M*A*S*H that are supposed to be Korea. The trails we'll hike are ones we see all the time when we ride here, but are closed to bikes. They give a different and spectacular view of the park that you can't see on a bike.

If we want to go a little further, or it turns out to be a really hot day, we can take the cool and shaded Forest Trail along the back side of Century Lake. This trail goes through a grove of Redwood trees that were planted in the early part of the 20th century. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. 5 Miles and 1700 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours , Hike Leader: Steve

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. Drive south until it ends at Las Virgenes. Turn right on Las Virgenes. Proceed to Mulholland and turn right. Drive 1.75 miles and park in the dirt area on the left at the Cistern Trail trailhead. This is just about where Mulholland starts downhill after climbing up from Las Virgenes Canyon Rd.

Tuesday, September 16: Eve Hike to Simi Peak.   We start up Dead Cow Road that takes us up to China Flats, than over and up to Simi Peak. At night, you can see the lights of T.O. Simi, Woodland Hills, and beyond. It is a beautiful site at night. We then hike down Dead Cow. This will be a moderately challenging hike, approx. 5 miles with elev. gain of about 1200'. 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 Hours , Hike Leader: Charlotte

We did this hike in June when the days were long, however this time we will get to enjoy the terrific view from the peak at night, and we should be peaking right when the near full moon is rising!

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.

Tuesday, September 23: Hike w/ WINE & CHEESE CELEBRATION @ SUSAN'S.   It's gone by so fast since we started the hikes up again in the Spring!  We have seen many beautiful sunsets, met lots of new people, got to know those familiar faces better, watched lots of deer, bunnies, and frogs...all while exercising in the great outdoors. What better way to end the Summer than with a Wine & Cheese celebration at Susan's house after a short hike up Heartbreak Hill!  First we will meet and hike up Heatbreak Hill in Agoura.  This is a short but steep hike.  After the hike we will head over to Susan's house where we will crack open some wine, share cheese and snacks as we say "good bye" to summer 2008.   Bring something to share for this fun evening.  Directions to Susan's will be given out at the trailhead, or you may contact her directly. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. 3 Miles and 650 Feet of Climbing , About 1.25 Hours , Hike Leader: Susan

Directions:   From Highway 101, exit on Liberty Canyon Rd and drive 0.1 mile south to Agoura Rd. Turn right and drive 0.3 mile. You can see the trail going uphill on your left. Park on either side of the road

Tuesday, September 30: Night Hike Las Virgenes Canyon.   We will start hiking up Las Virgenes Canyon, and depending on the route chosen will hike on up the fireroad, or alternate trail. This will be a moderate hike, approx. 5 miles, on some fire road and single track. Elev. gain will be 300 to 600, depending on the route. 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 Hours , Hike Leader: Leah

Directions:   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately one mile to the dead end.