I hiked parts of both Old Stagecoach Trail and (New) Stagecoach Trail in the Simi Valley/Chatsworth area. This was just one of those days. I arrived at the parking area described in one of my hiking books and found it to be inaccessible – Chatsworth South Park has been closed for about five years due to due to lead contamination. I had to find an alternative up the road. I had camera trouble, I wandered off the trail numerous times and it was hot. When I finished up at 10:30 a.m. temperature was cracking 90 degrees. While I can attribute some of my problems to bad luck, I have to be honest and admit that I didn’t properly prepare for this hike. An important lesson learned.
A late afternoon hike. I accessed Calabasas Peak via Calabasas Cold Creek Trail (aka New Secret Trail) and Calabasas Motorway. Read more