Point Mugu: La Jolla Trail, etc,
Another long hike in the Point Mugu area. The first was 17 miles, this one about 13. There are a lot of trails in this area so I only had to repeat about one mile of road from my first hike. There was wind from the moment I stepped out of the car, gusts that had to be 50 MPH. I didn’t mind. It meant I had the place to myself.
When you look at all the jagged, exposed rock in the area you get an idea of what the trail will be like.
There are a lot of caves across the canyon.
The trail takes you up to a flat area and past a lovely pond.
I think the wind spooked the deer in photo 1. He bound across the trail about 20 feet in front of me and then looked back just long enough for me to snap a photo. Photo 2 was taken at Ranch Center, my midway point. Along with this burnt out old trailer are a couple of abandoned and creepy looking bungalows and a big metal shed full of spare parts and garbage. Photo 3 shows the water tank that sits at the beginning of Coyote Trail. This trail is up and down over a couple of small peaks along an overgrown trail.
Cactus grows in interesting shapes. The first one looks like a heart. The second looks like a woman at a costume party wearing cat’s ears and holding a glass of red wine, listening intently as a stranger whispers in her ear.
I now had to get back to the top and pick-up the trail I came in on. The last 0.7 miles was a killer. I let out a victory cry when I made it to the top. I later read that people call this steep trail “Hell Hill”.
From La Jolla Canyon Road – the satellite station for the Naval base.