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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!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hike Calendar for Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 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
Wed. 6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

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Monday, November 26

8:30am Miramonte--Ojai

11:00am Mount Hawkins

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, November 27

3:00pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

5:45pm Jones Peak - Front Face in the dark - midweek training hike 6 miles ~ 3000' gain

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, November 28

9:00am Fly Like an Eagle in Topanga State Park

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike- Long Canyon to Albertson Motorway Loop

5:00pm Echo Mountain 239 - Full Moon

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

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, November 29

8:30am Rosewood Trail, Newbury Parik - Thursday Nov 29th Meeting time: 8:30

10:00am Albertson Fireway in Lang Ranch (Thousand Oaks), a Gentler Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Big Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Tongva Peak Cardio Workout - Very Advanced

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Friday, November 30

8:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat -- this week, it's for beginners!

9:30am 3rd Annual: Will the Real Boney Peak Please Stand Up?

6:45pm TGIF Full Moon to Glendale Overlook

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, December 1

5:00am Iron Mountain (8007') from Heaton Flat

7:00am LET'S DO A FUN HIKE TO THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE 9M, 1000G

7:00 am Baldy 3-Ts

7:30am Mt. Lowe Excursion

7:30am The Mt. Wilson Trail and a "last lunch" at Cosmic Cafe -- 14 miles, 4,800'

8:00am -~Hoegees Camp Hike~-

8:00am 12 Mile Morning Hike, Hollywood Sign loop.

8:00am Exploring Haskell Canyon Easy Hike

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

9:00am Ring Around (part of) the Verdugos: A Car Shuttle

9:30am Hike Red Rock Canyon

1:00pm Hike to the MASH site--Malibu Creek State Park

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Sunday, December 2

8:30am Big Santa Anita Canyon

8:30am ORIENTEERING: Echo Park Urban "Scavenger Hunt"

8:30am Santa Paula Creek: Exploring the East Fork

8:30am Ventura Urban Hike

10:00am Easy Eaton Canyon waterfall.

3:00pm PM Blaze: Chumash-Mugu peak Loop! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, December 3

8:00am Point Mugu State Park Ramble

9:00am Shelf Road--Ojai

10:00am Big Santa Anita Canyon

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hikes Calendar for November 20-26, 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
Wed. 6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's


Tuesday, November 20

9:00am Pre Turkey Day Trot Through Lang Ranch—Thousand Oaks

3:30pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:00pm Beaudry Loop - night hike - 6 miles - 1400' gain

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, November 21

3:00pm Cruzin' the Conejo- Arroyo/ Lynnmere Loop

5:00pm Echo Mountain 238

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

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night (Pre-Pig-Out) Hike! :-)

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Thursday, November 22

7:00am 3rd Annual Turkey Day on Inspiration point in Altadena

8:00am Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot! Belmont Shore!

9:00am THANKSGIVING HIKE YAY! Lang Ranch-Thousand Oaks

6:45pm Griffith Park Cahuenga Peak From West Side Cardio Workout

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Friday, November 23

7:00am Chantry Flat-- hike off all that turkey!

8:30am The Bridge to Nowhere

10:30am Devil's Chair/Punchbowl in Pearblossom

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, November 24

7:30am Mt Bliss

7:45am Hike to Devil’s Chair from the Punch Bowl

8:00am -~Switzer Falls~-

8:00am Mount Lowe

8:00am Mt Islip loop

8:45am Urban Adventure: Mount Washington/Arroyo Seco

9:00am Downtown Los Angeles to Highland Park

9:00am Topanga Ridge Trail to Stunt High Trail(Calabasas) 7.5 Mi Loop

9:00am When Worlds Collide . . .Wildwood park in Thousand Oaks

1:00pm Griffith Park Hike to Hollywood Sign/Batcave

3:30pm Beginner Series Hike 1 of 4: Corriganville Movie Ranch

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Sunday, November 25

7:00am Hoegee Loop, an easier hike along a beautiful forest stream, 5 miles/1,100' vert

7:30am HIKE THROOP, BURNHAM, BADEN POWELL & BIG HORN MINE ADV/INTERM 3350G, 13.5M

8:30am Camp Idle Hour from Echo Mountain - A Car Shuttle.

9:00am Sunday Picnic on Eagle Rock via Santa Ynez Canyon Loop

3:00pm PM Blaze: PCH To Nicholas Flat! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, November 26

8:30am Miramonte

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hikes Calendar for November 12-19, 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
Wed. 6:30 pm Cheviot Hills urban hike


Monday, November 12

9:00am Matilija Canyon

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, November 13

9:00am La Jolla Canyon in Malibu

3:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:30pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

5:00pm Beaudry Loop - night hike - 6 miles - 1400' gain

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, November 14

3:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak and Beyond

5:00pm Echo Mountain 237

6:30 pm Cheviot Hills urban hike

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike is Back!

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Thursday, November 15

8:30am Long Canyon - W/Simi, Thursday Hike Nov 15th - Meeting Time 8:30am

10:00am Wildwood Park Loop- a Gentler Hike

3:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, November 16

7:30am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

8:00am OJAI: NORDHOFF PEAK via COZY DELL TRAIL to GRIDLEY

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, November 17

6:00am Mt Wilson via Manzanita Ridge

7:00am Sierra Peak via Coal Canyon - Intermediate Plus—Orange County

7:45am SESPE CREEK DEVIL'S GATE

8:00am -~Switzer Falls~-

8:00am Golden Valley Ranch Open Space Hike

8:30am Griffith Park -- GP Historical Tour: The Coaster

9:00am Hummingbird - Rocky Peak - Chumash Loop

9:00am Native Uses Hike

9:00am Pre-Thanksgiving 19-Mile Walk from Downtown LA to the Ocean

2:30pm Los Robles Shuttle Hike

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Sunday, November 18

6:30am sunset peak hike for beginners! Mt Baldy

7:00am Hike to Baden Powell and lunch at Newcomb's Ranch (9.2m, 2600 ft)

7:30am Mt. Baldy via Bear Cyn. to Peak and back 12 miles/5,800' gain

8:00am Sandstone Peak / Mishe Mokwa Loop

8:30am Bridge to Nowhere and Beyond

9:00am O: WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: MT WILSON/MANZANITA RIDGE

9:00am Balance Rock & Conejo Peak - Circle X Ranch

9:00am Mishe Mokwa Trail, Tri-Peaks and Sandstone Peak

11:15am Griffith Park Sunday Hike from the Greek

3:00pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

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Monday, November 19

8:30am Bates Beach

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

5:00pm Echo Mountain 237

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hikes Calendar for Novemebr 5-12, 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
Wed. 6:30pm West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

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Monday, November 5

8:00am Point Mugu State Park Ramble

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach Park

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, November 6

(note: Election Day)

3:30pm PM Blaze: Suicide Ridge To Simi Peak! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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, November 7

3:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Triunfo / White Horse Canyon Loop

5:00pm Echo Mountain 236

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

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

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Thursday, November 8

8:00am Women's Weekly Workout Hike, Ojai, 8-12 miles

8:30am Calabasas Peak - Thursday hike 11/8- Meeting Time 8:30am

3:30pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, November 9

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, November 10

6:45am Mt Baldy-A SHORT JAUNT TO BEAR FLATS 3.5M 1,200G. FOR BEGINNERS!

7:00am Inspiration, Idlehour and tacos (13m, 3,450', car shuttle, good cheap food!)

8:15am Baldy from the Village! (12 miles, 6000' gain)

9:00am Adventure Hike: Calabasas Peak Without the Fireroads

9:00am Sycamore to the Sea

9:30am 360ยบ VIEWS ON LASKY MESA

9:30am Sturtevant Falls/Hermit Falls (Intermediate) / Hoegees Camps/Mt.Wilson Workout

noon -- Slumber party at Camp Sturdevant

1:00pm SHORT Hike to the Observatory

1:30pm Mount Pinos Star Gazing

3:00pm Wildlife Presentation and Hike

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Sunday, November 11

6:30am Ojai area--Veteran's Day: Veni, vidi, vici Vulture Peak, 20 miles/5,100'

7:30am Hike to Jones & Hastings Peaks via Bailey Cyn Park,~10 miles RT, 3100 ft gain

8:00am -~Sturtevant Falls/Hermit Falls~-

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

1:30pm Hike up Hummingbird and back down the Wildlife Corridor Trail

3:00pm PM Blaze: Hondo Canyon To Saddle Peak (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

3:15pm Griffith Park hike BEHIND the Greek Theatre & to the Top--only for the adventurous

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Monday, November 12

(note: Veteran's Day)

9:00am Matilija Canyon

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hike Calendar for Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2012


LATE ADDITION: NICHOLAS POND FROM MALIBU BEACH, 9 MILES
12:00 NOON SATURDAY http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/89503252/

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
Wed. 4:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward
Monday, October 29

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat
http://www.meetup.com/Early-Bird-Hiking/events/88074982/

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Tuesday, October 30

9:00am Shuttlin' Off to Simi Valley- Chumash to Hummingbird

4:30pm Hike to Inspiration Point - 9.5 miles - 2875' gain.

4:30pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm FULL MOON HIKE - PRE-HALLOWEEN HIKE - SULPHUR MOUNTAIN ROAD - 6-7 MRT

5:30pm 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 Discovery Hike @ Los Feliz

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze


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Wednesday, October 31

9:00am 5th Annual Halloween Hike: Tombstone Trail, 7-8 miles/1,700'—Simi Hills

3:30pm a Halloween hike and scary streets-Sierra Madre to Orchard Camp

4:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

4:30pm Mad Ken's Hump Day hike /Wildwood Park to Conejo Canyon Bridge OAB

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:45pm Halloween Hike--Let's celebrate together! Ahmanson Ranch

6:00pm Echo Mountain 235 - Halloween!

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wildwood Canyon Cardio Workout

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

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Thursday, November 1

8:00am WOMEN'S WEEKLY WORKOUT HIKE: OJAI

8:30am Grinding Stone Hike in private bridlepath area SW/Simi - Meeting Time 8:30am

10:00am Parker Mesa Overlook- a Gentler Hike

4:30pm PM Blaze: Meet Me On Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "Newcomers"

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Friday, November 2

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

9:00am SERRANO VALLEY LOOP, Mugu State Park

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, November 3

6:00am ADVENTURERS UNLIMITED CONQUERS BALDY-Choose your route! ADVANCED - Icehouse Cnyn

7:00am ADVENTURERS UNLIMITED CONQUERS BALDY-Choose your route! Inter/Adv Baldy Notch

7:00am ADVENTURERS UNLIMITED CONQUERS BALDY-Choose your route! INTERM. from Mankers Fla

7:30am ADVENTURERS UNLIMITED CONQUERS BALDY-Choose your route! ADVANCED from village

7:30am Matilija Wilderness Hike, 14.5 miles/4,500'

8:00am Cucamonga and Etiwanda Peaks from Icehouse Canyon

8:15am Baldy from the Village! (12 miles, 6000' gain)

8:30am Calabasas: New Millennium Tr. 11 Mi Loop

9:00am Piru Creek Fishbowls Loop: A Shuttle

9:00am M*A*S*H 4077th - A HWD Exclusive

9:30am La Jolla Valley loop

12:00 NOON SATURDAY  NICHOLAS POND FROM MALIBU BEACH, 9 MILES
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/89503252/
12:45pm Hike in Fryman Canyon

3:30pm Los Robles Shuttle Hike

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Sunday, November 4

8:00am -~Monrovia Canyon Falls-~

8:15am Ontario Peak (8,693') via Icehouse Canyon 13 miles/4,100 gain

8:30am ORIENTEERING: Vasquez Rocks "Scavenger Hunt"

9:30am Hike Charmlee Park

9:30am Orienteering @ Vasquez Rocks w/LAOC

10:00am Old Cabin Site
2:00pm Post Daylight Savings Hike: Cave of Munits to Castle Peak

3:00pm fossil trail to Stoney Point—Thousand Oaks

4:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

4:30pm Bring Your Lyrics and Voices for the Next BeatleFest singalong

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Monday, November 5

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach Park

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition -- 4:30 pm start)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: