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NOTE: YELLOW SHADING: Rex’s hikes for the week

The Hikes for the Week list below contains only free, non-repeating hikes in L.A. and Ventura Counties. I also have excluded hikes in Griffith Park and Mount Baldy as there are 1 or more group hikes nearly every day in those parks by one of the many Meetup groups, so see the Google calendar at the bottom of the page for those and all other scheduled hikes from around 50 meetup groups in most of Southern California.

THE HIKES FOR THE WEEK LIST IS USUALLY UPDATED ON SUNDAYS. HIKES MAY CHANGE. SO…FOR THE MOST UP-TO-THE-MINUTE LISTINGS, SEE THE AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE LINK ABOVE OR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)

ALSO: the Google calendar carries all Meetup hikes listed for several months ahead, or even next year. Just slide the arrow down on the right hand side of the calendar and check it out!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hike Calendar for April 30 to May 7, 2012


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, April 30

8:30am Explore Griffith Park

9:00am Bubbling Springs Greenbelt

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, May 1

8:15am AHMANSON RANCH Victory Trailhead

8:30am Leading the Charge to Chief Peak—north of Ojai

5:00pm PM Blaze: Scenic Route To Simi Peak!

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

5:45pm Rancho El Nido Preserve- 6.5 Miles May Day Hike

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, May 2

7:00am Ontario Peak on Humpday!!!

8:00am Women's Wednesday Workout Hike: Hill Canyon & Beyond, 10-12 miles

9:30am Rancho El Nido Preserve in Ojai

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Short Blast to Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Brasserie

6:00pm Echo Mountain

6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

6:30pm Evening Owling Hike--Puente Hills

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, May 3

8:30am Charmlee Park, Thursday Hike May 3rd - meet to carpool 8:30

10:00am All Aboarddddd the Southern Pacific Express - a Gentler Hike—Thousand Oaks

5:00pm PM Blaze: Back Up On Mesa Peak!

5:45pm Mini Mid-Week Night Hike: Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

6:45pm HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "First Timers"

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Friday, May 4

No local hikes are scheduled….yet

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Saturday, May 5

6:00am Iron Mountain

6:45am Red Rock to Topanga Lookout to Hondo Cyn

7:00am C2C Training Hike: Bear Canyon to Baldy/3T's

7:00am Cucamonga Peak - 12 Miles 4300 Feet Elevation Gain

7:00am Fish Canyon Falls

7:00am Peakbagger Conditioning: Baldy For Brunch!!!

7:30am Let's Day Hike Mt. Baldy (Whitney Training Series Hike #3)

7:30am Ski Hut Trail to Mt Baldy Summit - Advanced - 9 miles RT - 3,900 Elevation Gain

8:00am Baldy from the Village! (14 miles, 6000' gain)

8:30 am Topanga Viewridge trail and rocks exploration

9:00am Beginning/Easy Backpacking May 5 and 6—Mt Islip

9:00am Hike From Colorado to Korea - All Expenses Paid!

9:30am Griffith Park--Hollywood Sign

9:30am Placerita Canyon - Los Pinetos Trail

9:30am Talepop Trail Loop

10:30am Bosque del Rio Hondo

12:30pm Monrovia Canyon Falls Hike

1:30 pm Cave of the Munits and Castle Peak

5:00pm VHC Celebrates 4 Years @ Sage Ranch w/Optional Overnighter

6:00pm Echo Mountain - Cinco de Mayo - Full Moon

6:30pm FULL MOON POTLUCK—Thousand Oaks

7:00pm Mailbu Creek Moonlight Hike

7:15pm Full Moon & Sunset Twilight—Thousand Oaks

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Sunday, May 6

7:00am South Mount Hawkins - Easy Pace and Breakfast on the Summit

8:00am Colo-rea--Malibu Creek and Paramount Ranch

8:30am Griffith Park -- Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood

8:30am Hike Palos Verdes Preserve from Del Cerro Park

9:00am ~-~-Monrovia Canyon Falls Hike-~-~

2:30pm Ted's Famous Beach Hike & Steak Feed—Ventura—Rincon to Carpinteria

4:00pm Just Bring Your Voice and Your Lyric Sheets and Let's Sing Some Beatles

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Monday, May 7

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hike Calendar for April 23-30, 2012


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK

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Monday, April 23

8:30am Dawn Mine/Mt Lowe - Altadena *12 Miles - 3000 Gain* Intermediate Plus

8:30am SH! sudden hike to Sage Ranch (easy 3 mile loop)

8:30am Matilija Canyon

4:30pm Free Wilacre & Fryman Canyon

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout, say No to Monday Laziness!


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Tuesday, April 24

10:00am Echoes Mt--and Inspirations in the San Gabriels

11:30am A Very Beginner Hike-2 1/2 miler—Ahmanson ranch

5:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest!

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, April 25

8:30am Wednesday Women's Workout: Ventura River Preserve, 7-10 miles

5:00pm Ken's Humpday Hike/Sunset Hills to Long Canyon Loop

6:00pm Echo Mountain 209

6:00 pm Hellman Park—Whittier hills

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, April 26

8:30am Leading the Charge to Chief Peak—Above Ojai

8:30am Rosewood Trail, Newbury Park - Thursday Hike April 26th

10:00am Over Hill and Dale in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa – A Gentler Hike

5:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

6:45pm HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, April 27

9:00am SISAR CANYON to WHITE LEDGE trail camp (Upper Ojai)

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Saturday, April 28

6:00am Ice House Canyon to Saddle and return via Chapman Trail

6:00am South Hawkins via Pigeon Ridge

6:30am Lake Hughes to Castaic: An Exploratory Shuttle!

7:15am Mt Baldy—3T’s

8:00am 2012 Santa Monica Mtns Trail Days at Pt Mugu State Park

8:00am Hellman Park/Sycamore Canyon Redux

8:00am Iron Mt. With/Verdi

8:00am Mt Wilson (14 miles, 4500' gain)

8:15am 9 mile Hike Fish Canyon to Piano Box

8:30am Powder Canyon Trailhead

9:00am Classic Ferndale Punchbowls ~ figure 8 loop with adventure option!

9:00am The "slow pokes" hike to Echo Mountain

10:00am Topanga Canyon Hike

1:15pm Hike to Henninger Flats


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Sunday, April 29

8:00am Eaton Canyon

8:00am Henninger Flats - Nature Center/Museum

9:00am Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell, 8 miles RT/2800 ft elevation gain

9:30am Haunted Picnic Table Hike

11:00am Let's spend the day in the desert! Saddleback Butte

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Monday, April 30

9:00am Bubbling Springs Greenbelt

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hike Calendar for April 17-23, 2012--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday, April 17

5:00pm Arroyo San Miguel Evening Hike (Meetup Only)

5:00pm PM Blaze: Los Padres To Hidden Valley!

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - 1 Hr - Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, April 18

8:30am "WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY WORKOUT HIKE: VENTURA RIVER PRESERVE, 8-12 miles

9:30am Blazing the Virgin Canyon—Pacific Palisades

5:00pm Ken's Humpday Hike -- Oak Creek Canyon to Island Views—Thousand Oaks

5:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

5:45pm Hump Day Hike - Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6:00pm Echo Mountain 208

6:00pm Hellman Park Loop

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, April 19

8:30am Marr Ranch Hike in N. Simi , Thursday 4/19

10:00am Malibu Creek State Park from Reagan Ranch- a Gentler Hike

11:30 am—Ahmanson Ranch

5:00pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs!

5:45pm Mini Mid-Week Night Hike: Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout via the Bronson Caves

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Friday, April 20

6:00am Bike and BACKPACK—Red Box TO WEST FORK CAMPGROUND


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Saturday, April 21

6:00am Mt. Baldy from the Villiage - Car shuttle

6:45am Sturtevant Camp, Mt. Zion and a post-hike potluck cookout -- 9.5m/2,000 ft

7:00am Peakbagger Conditioning: Wilson Warm-Up!!!

7:45am Baldy & 3T's with Verdi

8:00am 6,000 PETROGLYPHS!! - NORTH OF RIDGECREST - TRONA PINNACLES - WEEKEND ROAD-TRIP

8:00am Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point

8:15am HIKE THE NEW OPEN SPACE in GOLDEN VALLEY

8:30am In Search of...Pine Mountain Lodge—above Ojai

9:00am Arroyo Seco: Brown Mountain Dam

9:00am Catalina - 3 days of hiking, exploring, and camping PART DEUX

9:00am Earth Day Hike and Help

9:00am Upper Rustic - Garapito Loop via Temescal Ridge

9:00am Wildwood to CLU—Thousand Oaks

9:45am TOWSLEY CANYON REDUX

10:00am Catalina - 3 days of hiking, exploring, and camping

12:00pm Malibu Creek Movie Hike

4:00pm Westridge trail in Brentwood to Nike Missile tower,8 miles

6:00pm PRIVATE - Saturday Night Hike...Griffith Park

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Sunday, April 22

7:00am Hike from La Verne (Marshall Canyon) to Potato Mtn.

8:00am PLEASANT VIEW RIDGE "In search of..."

8:00am Sturtevant falls loop

8:00am Union Station to Barnsdall Park via Elysian Park and Public Stairways

9:00am -~-~-Arroyo Seco Trail-~-~-

9:00am EARTH DAY!!!- East Canyon Native Garden fun

9:30am Malibu Creek, Beyond the Rock Pool. Weekend Edition

9:30am Urban Hike - Silver Lake / Echo Park

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Monday, April 23

8:30am Matilija Canyon

4:30pm Free Wilacre & Fryman Canyon

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout, say No to Monday Laziness!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hike Calendar for April 9-16, 2012--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK


Monday, April 9

8:30am Shelf Road in Ojai

4:30pm Devil Canyon – Chatsworth

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, April 10

9:00am Malibu: Mesa Peak Motorway to Corral Canyon

5:00pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble!

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - 1 Hr - Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, April 11

8:30am Women's Wednesday Workout: Ventura River Preserve, 8-12 miles

6:00pm Echo Mountain 207 - 4th Anniversary!

6:00pm Hellman Park Loop

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain - 4th anniversary

6:30pm West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, April 12

8:30am Happy Camp Canyon in Moorpark , Thursday Hike 4/12

5:00pm PM Blaze: Back On The Saddle!

5:45pm Mini Mid-Week Night Hike: Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

6:45pm Griffith Park -- HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, April 13

2:30pm Day 1: Hiking and Camping Point Mugu State Park (Greetings Spring !)

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Saturday, April 14

6:00am Iron Mountain

7:00am A rare opportunity: A beautiful beginner hike to Fish Canyon Falls

7:30am Day 2: Hiking and Camping Point Mugu State Park (Greetings Spring !)

7:30am Let's Day Hike Mt. Baldy (Whitney Training Series Hike #3)

8:00am Boy Scout Trail to Whittaker Peak

8:00am Hellman Park and Sycamore Canyon

8:00am Icehouse Saddle 7 Miles 2600 Feet Elevation Gain

8:15am HIKE THE NEW OPEN SPACE in Quigley Canyon.

8:30am Willett Hot Springs--Ojai, California

9:00am Bridge to Nowhere - HIGH WATER?

2:00pm Lower Arroyo Seco Hike

3:00pm Newton Falls, Zuma falls and wildflowers--6 miles

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Sunday, April 15

7:30 am Dawn Mine, Altadena

8:00am Beginners/Intermediate Hike to Escondido Falls

8:15am Sandstone Peak-Tri Peaks (Intermediate)

9:00am Danielson Ranch

9:00am E.T. Hike and Porter Ranch Loop (w/Beginner Option) - Dogs OK

9:00am Upper Bear Creek Shuttle - Where Da Falls?

9:00 am Rubio canyon falls—Altadena

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Monday, April 16

8:30am Miramonte

4:30pm Griffith Park -- GP3 from Lake Hollywood

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Camarillo Urban Walk, moderate pace, 5 miles/400'

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout, say No to Monday Laziness!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Calendar of Hikes for April 3-9, 2012

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES. HOWEVER, THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday, April 3

9:00am Ranch 2 Ranch Roundup—Lang Ranch to Wood Ranch—Thousand Oaks

5:00pm Conditioning walk along Cabrillo Marina.

5:00pm PM Blaze: Boney Up To Stoney!

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - 1 Hr - Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, April 4

8:30am Women's Wednesday Workout Hike: Ventura River Preserve, 8-12 miles

4:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Triunfo Canyon/ White Horse Canyon Loop ...Then Fin's After

5:00pm Conditioning walk along Cabrillo Marina.

6:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

6:00pm Echo Mountain 206 - Full Moon (almost)

6:00pm MID-WEEK BLUES CHASER AND POTLUCK-Thousand Oaks

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, April 5

8:30am Hike with us to the M*A*S*H* TV film site, this Thursday 4/5 - bring your camera

10:00am Sunset Hills Trail with a View of Bard Reservoir – A Gentler Hike

5:00pm Conditioning walk along Cabrillo Marina.

5:00pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset!

5:45pm FULL MOON HIKE - SULPHUR MOUNTAIN ROAD - 6-7 MRT

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

6:45pm HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "First Timers"

7:15pm Paschal Moon Hawk: Full Moon, Jupiter's Moons, Saturn's Rings, phases of Venus—Thousand Oaks

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Friday, April 6

8:00am 3 Camping Day trip at Avalon, Catalina

8:15am Matilija Wilderness from Ojai, 11 miles/3,100', intro to adventure hiking

10:00am LOOP HIKE-Old Cabin Site/Danielson Monument Mugu St Park

7:30pm Moonlight Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - Dos Vientos Ranch Park

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Saturday, April 7

6:45am Mt. Wilson via Rim Trail Loop

7:00am Mt. Wilson - Int/Advanced - 14 Miles - Strenuous - 4,200 Elevation Gain/Loss

7:00am Peakbagger Conditioning: Baldy For Brunch!!!

7:00am SGW SNOWSHOE South Fork -Xmas Tree Hill ~10 MLS ~3000' G

8:00am Brown Mt. Loop, advanced hike w/Verdi

8:00am Gold Creek to Oak Spring to Yerba Buena Ridge

8:15am In Search of...Pine Trees--Ojai

9:00am Hula Loop Exploratory: 3 Parks in 5 Miles (+ one wet stream crossing)—Thousand Oaks

9:00am PARAMOUNT RANCH

9:00am Stoddard Peak - 6 Miles 1100 Feet Elevation Gain

9:30am Beginners Griffith Park

9:30am Temescal Canyon

9:30am Top Secret Exploratory Hike--Malibu

10:30am Music Box Stairways and Lunch at Mohawk Bend—Silver Lake

2:00pm Lower Arroyo Seco Park Trail

2:00pm Santa Susana Pass’s Stagecoach trail to Corriganville and the “Rock House”

7:00pm Malibu Creek State Park Moonlight Poetry Hike

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Sunday, April 8

7:30am 20 Mile Madness: Ojai's Topatopa Bluff (6,367') and Beyond, 5,500'

7:30am Easter Brunch on Inspiration with Mighty Moo and Mini Me--Altadena

9:00am Upper Devils Canyon from Chilao

9:00am ~-~-~-Echo Mountain Hike-~-~-~

9:30am HIKE, CAVE, EAT—Hummingbird trail in Simi Valley

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Monday, April 9

8:30am Shelf Road--Ojai

4:30pm Devil Canyon – Chatsworth

5:00pm Conditioning walk along Cabrillo Marina.

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: