A year ago I began documenting my trips. To celebrate I headed back to trail that inspired me to carry a camera, Sandstone Peak – Mishe Mokwa Loop. I planned to change things up a bit with the highlight being a trek out to Balanced Rock on an unmaintained trail. More on that later. It was great to return to this area, my favorite in the Santa Monica Mountains.
I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. I expected it to be crowded as it is near a major freeway, houses and apartment buildings, but I didn’t run into a single person all day. I was happy for the overcast conditions for the first half of the hike as it’s been quite hot lately. A total of just over six miles including the side trails I followed.