Mount Clef Ridge
Back to Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks this week. It’s not possible for me to give a fair evaluation of this hike as the heavy overcast blocked all views from the top. After I was about half way done the Sun started to shine through. Too bad as I have a feeling the views from the ridge were probably very nice, based on prior hikes in the area.
There are two main trails on this hike. Here I make the relatively easy climb up Santa Rosa Trail. I followed Santa Rosa Trail until it seem to end, blocked by cactus. The haze had just begun to clear.
Various shots from the trail. The high peak in the last photo is Tarantula Hill.
The bright green vegetation growing on the hillside is all cactus.
Lower Butte Trail ends at Wildwood Avenue. I walked down the street about a half mile and picked up the trail on the right, across from Sundance Road. It’s easy to spot. I then walked by the canal for awhile. photo 5 –
Photo 1 – One could logically conclude that the cage around this drainage pipe is meant to keep people out. But could it’s true purpose be to keep someone, or something, from escaping? Photos 2 and 3 – Go through this tunnel to pick up the trail.
These photos show the ridge that I walked along. The trail actually runs below the ridgeline on the other side of the mountain.