Trancas Edison Road / Chumash Indian Trail

I have hiked Zuma Ridge Fire Road for quite some time now, mostly as an exercise trail.  There are a few trails that break off the road and I hiked two of them on this day.  Edison (I assume) ran a bulldozer down Trancas Edison Road a few months back.  Before that it was so overgrown that I was never able to explore it.  Chumash Indian Trail is another I had walked past for years and never checked out until now.

008     017     019   Early morning in the hills above Zuma Canyon.  Beautiful day.

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Just for fun I took a couple of short side trails off of Zuma Ridge Fire Road.

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Giant Robot Approaching

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Trancas Edison Road Runs downhill for about a mile and half.

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Although cleared just a few months back, grass and weeds are beginning to cover Trancas Edison Road.

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I hiked back up to Zuma Ridge Fire Road and began to climb again.

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Chumash Indian Trail is marked as “unmaintained” on my map.  This is a rugged and overgrown trail with lots of sharp and nasty plants and steep hills with bad footing.  It felt like I was the first person to hike the trail in years.

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I was rewarded with big (slightly haze) views, maybe the best of the hike.

 

 

 

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