Solstice Canyon – Deer Valley Loop

solstice2REAL NAME: Solstice Canyon – Deer Valley Loop

HIKE DATESaturday, October 19, 2013

MEETING TIME: 7:30am
(We’ll wait about 15 mins at the meeting point and we will leave at 7:45am)

HIKE LEAD: Jorge Jimenez

HIKE LEVEL: Level 6  – (Strenuous Hike)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

MEETING POINT:
VONS – Parking Lot
17380 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(at the intersection of PCH and Sunset Blvd.)

HIKE DURATION: 5 Hours (approx)

HIKE DISTANCE: 8 Miles (Round trip loop)

DRIVE TO TRAIL HEAD: 15 mins. (10 miles from Santa Monica)

PARKING NOTE: Due to the Federal Government shutdown the parking facilities are closed. There’s parking on Corral Canyon Road and on PCH. The trailhead is a quarter of mile from Corral Canyon Road.

PARKING FEE: There is no cost in to park at the meeting point and at the trail head.

TRAIL WALKTHROUGH: We will ascend on the Rising Sun Trail and get the elevation gain/exposed part of Solstice Canyon hike out of the way. On our way we will visit the waterfall, take a break at the Tropical Terrace ruins. From there we will head up the Sostomo trail to the Deer Valley Loop Trail. This part of the trail is 3.9 miles and its moderate to strenuous. The last part of the Deer Valley Loop Trail is strenuous but the view of the ocean and the Malibu Peninsula is worth the trek. We will then head back down to Solstice Canyon trail and visit the Keller House ruins before making our way back to Corral Canyon Road.

WATER REQUIRED. WATER CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED. If you do not take enough water or are not appropriately equipped for this hike, you will be turned away from doing this hike with us even if you show up. Please note, that we have expectations for Level 6 evening hikers. Read all the details.

REQUIRED: 4 to 5 liters of water, Hiking/comfortable walking shoes

RECOMMENDED: Sunglasses, Hiking pole, hat/visor, insect repellent, sunblock, snacks, lunch/break bite.

DOG-FRIENDLY?: No.

HIKE RSVP:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers

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.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

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