Sandstone Peak – Mishe Mokwa Trail Return

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.

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Las Virgenes View Trail

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.

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