Los Robles Trail: Potrero Road to Angel Vista / Rosewood Trail
I returned to Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park to tackle the hike I had planned for last week. My car keys did not get locked in the trunk this week and I had a solid day of hiking.
Los Robles trailhead off of Potrero Road. I got to know this parking lot well last week. This was not the worst place to get stuck. Above the lot there is a picnic table shaded by a kiosk. There is a lot of interesting material pinned to the board. I especially liked the pages on the predatory birds living in the area. The water fountain, a rare find at a trailhead, was a life saver.
I get to climbing on Los Robles Trail. Looking across the way, back toward Wendy Drive, I spot the water tank that I hiked by last week.
Photo 1 – I turned right at this sign. There are a few of these short but steep hills and the trail passes through private property.
Photo 1 – Looking back after another steep hill, my shadow fifteen feet tall. Photo 3 – On zoom – last week’s hike, Tarantula Hill. Photo 4 – I spot Angel Vista. I would stop on my way back.
Now I turned down Rosewood Trail and began the trek down to the bottom again. I can’t lie, with every step down there was a small dread knowing it would have to be repeated later in the opposite direction.
When I went hiking in Wildwood Park across the 101 I saw a bunch of big white buildings and thought it might be a college campus. I was told that it’s the pharmaceutical company Amgen. Among the buildings is this colorful one. From a distance I thought it might be a Toys R Us. Even on extreme zoom I’m not sure what I’m looking at. Giant Butterflies perhaps?
The trail arrived at a neighborhood. My plan was to go down and hike the half mile trail at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. The trail took me down to Lynn Road. I turned right on Lynn. I turned left and crossed the street at Ventu Park Road, with Mount Clef Ridge in the background.
I soon arrived at the Stagecoach Inn. There was a school tour going on and I was told I could not hike the trail. I was told there are tours every Wednesday. I would like to come back here someday as it looks like an interesting place.
Flowers back in the parking lot