If you’ve been hiking with me, you know I’m slower than many of you, so if you get ahead of me, I hope you know the way or stick with someone who does!
We will meet at the Wendy “walk-in” at the intersection of Wendy and Protero Roads in Newbury Park. We will head up the Overlook trail, staying to the left at every option, past the old windmill. It’s a steady climb, but not too steep (the first one can be a little challenging, but it is doable if you go slowly). We will turn right at the sign for the Waterfall Trail and then make a sharp left that will take us down into the Canyon, across a small stream. We will climb again, to the Danielson Monument. We will return via a slightly different route and avoid the very steep, slippery hill first hill we climbed.
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 1500′
Dogs: Not allowed in the state park
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free at the Trailhead along Potrero Road
Trail: Single track, excellent condition, although some areas may be overgrown
Sunset: 7:39 PM
Directions: Take the 101 to Wendy Drive exit in Newbury Park and head south toward the ocean until Wendy Drive ceases to exist at the intersection with Potrero Road. Park right there in the free dirt lot that is staring you in the face. We’ll gather right there.
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall, poison oak, bears, mountain lions, heatstroke, rabid rabbits, whatever.
Flashlight/headlamp, charged and ready to go!
LOTS of H20, especially if it’s hot when we start out.
Whatever will keep you warm enough when the sun starts to set.
There are a few slippery spots if you like poles.
COVID-19 DISCLAIMER / RULES
Please follow the guidelines under the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). https://covid19.ca.gov/
COVID information for Ventura and LA counties:
Your participation means you agree with the observance of mandated COVID-19 safety measures and you agree to follow these rules:
• Each participant will observe social distancing of 6 ft. among ourselves.
• It is required to carry a mask and wear it through the duration of the hike. Of course we remove our masks when we can but…
• Be considerate and wear your mask when near each other or near other hikers passing by.
• Cover your mouth with your elbow if you need to sneeze or cough.
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