BEFORE YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE GOING LIST, YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE YOUR CDH PROFILE (The three questions must be answered with a “yes”) IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.
A LOCAL, BUT CHALLENGING TREK
SHERWOOD’S SENTINEL – Stands guard over Lake Sherwood and Lake Eleanor with views of The Las Virgenes and Westlake Reservoirs as well
THE CAVE – We’ll be stopping off at the largest cave in the Santa Monica Mountains
If you’re looking for more of a challenge than what ordinary trails offer, then join me as I once again lead you on a 4+ mile trek of pure excitement and adventure (horror for some of you) which will loop through the entire Lake Eleanor open space. In doing this loop, we will be walking along roads for 1/2 of a mile, hiking 3/4 mile on a trail, trekking along 2+ miles of “use” trails, going down a very steep old fire break over 1/4 mile, and doing some challenging sections of class 3 rock climbing with a sheer drop-off/exposure. When we’re done, you’ll have had your hiking fix satisfied many times over. Besides the variety of traversing different sections this loop offers, you’ll also be rewarded by an awesome and provocative view of Lake Sherwood from one of its sentinels as well as views of Lake Eleanor, Westlake and The Las Virgenes Reservoirs. The trek starts off extremely easy and gradually pumps up as we progress, becoming quite frightening at times as we finish this loop maneuver on the Sentinel of Sherwood via a route to the cave as well.
Check out our photos from the last trip there. It’ll give you an idea what you’re in for.
MEET UP LOCATION: Take Westlake Blvd. exit off the 101 Fwy. in Westlake Village and head south 1.5 miles and turn right on Potrero Rd. Drive 400 yards and turn right on Camberwell Pl. Immediately turn right and park on Margate Pl. per Google Map. The street signs say Potrero Rd. instead of Margate Pl. (Very confusing)
MEETUP TIME: No later than 9:00 a.m.
DURATION AND OBJECTIVE: Four plus hours or what ever it takes to accomplish THE TASK (Time, Energy, Fear, Pain, Blood, Sweat, Tears etc.).
DISTANCE COVERED: 4+ miles – grueling at times
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE HIKER with rock scrambling skills
PACE: A fun and comfortable pace for adventurous Trekkers.
ELEVATION GAIN: 1000′ +
TERRAIN: Easy to rugged and extremely steep with sections of class 3 rock scrambling
SUGGESTIONS: Bring gloves, trekking poles and protective clothing
MY CELL # IS 805-358-5972
CDC COVID POLICY: We’ll all wear a mask and practice CDC social distancing guidelines during this event.