WhereAmEye (Tall Mark) has been doing this hike up the Chumash Trail in Simi Valley every Thursday night since the Jurassic Period, and he’ll be leading this event until the Ice Age, i.e. this hike always happens, even when it rains, snows, hails, or blows. The only exception is when it’s on fire.
It’s mostly a steady climb to where the trail meets with the Rocky Peak Fire Road. When you get to the ‘slippery’ part just over a mile up, ask him who was responsible for Kurt breaking his ankle there in 2012, but don’t believe whatever he tells you. (Just kidding, Mark, don’t get touchy!)
Note: Kurt will not be attending except for when he visits from Michigan.
Distance: 5.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1200′
Difficulty: Intermediate – hard for beginners
Dogs: Yes, but must be leashed
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free on Flanagan
Trail: Out and back, single track, excellent condition
Sunset: Varies, but bring a headlamp or flashlight when needed!
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall, COVID-19 infected hikers
Flashlight/headlamp when it’s dark
Sunscreen and hat when it’s not (It gets hot as Hades in summer)
LOTS of H20 when it’s hot (maybe 2L if you sweat a lot)
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.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY:
• You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions.
• If you choose to sign up for any event, you are releasing the organizers of PM Hikers from all liability in case of possible injuries.
• The organizers of PM Hikers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.
• Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions.
• Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.