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HIKE DATE: Saturday, June 9, 2012
MEETING TIME: 8:00am
(We’ll wait about 15 mins. after the meeting time)
HIKE LEAD: TBA
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?
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DURATION: 3 hours (approx.)
O’Melveney Park (Parking Lot)
17300 Sesnon Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
HIKE DISTANCE: Approx. 5 miles round trip
From the 118: Trailhead: From the 405 fwy heading north get on the 118 fwy going west and exit Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills. Drive north two miles to Sesnon Boulevard. Go left (west) and continue 0.6 mile to the parking lot for O’Melveny Park on the right.
ABOUT THE HIKE: O’Melveny Park spreads over 672 acres, second on the list of largest parks within the City of Los Angeles, right after Griffith Park. Noted for its picture-perfect picnic grounds with white fences and towering eucalyptus trees, O’Melveny Park also challenges hikers with several miles of steep, backcountry fire roads and primitive trails. The route profile here (five miles, with an elevation gain and loss of about 1500 feet) is a comprehensive hiking tour that includes a high point in the Santa Susana Mountains known as Mission Point.
HIKE WALKTHROUGH: A few hundred feet from the parking area is the entrance to the park area. The River Trail starts from the parking lot to the north park boundary which is 2.1 miles, the trail continues for several more miles outside the park boundary but is not maintained. To the west of the Nature Trail after entering the park is another trail that leads up to Mission Point, which is where our mission begins.
REQUIRED: 2 to 3 Liters of water, snacks.
RECOMMENDED: sports/hiking shoes, sunscreen
DOG FRIENDLY: Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
PARKING: Parking is free – Park in the cul de sac.
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HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).
MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.
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