Las Llajas Canyon – Chumash Trail

There are several trails around Southern California that bear the name “Chumash”.  This one is located in Simi Valley and runs parallel to Hummingbird Trail which I hiked several months ago.  Las Llajas Canyon Road runs parallel as well but is one trail further up the road.  The two are connected by North Ridge Trail and a portion of Rocky Peak Trail to make a 10.5 mile loop.  A windy but pleasant day.

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Arroyo Burro Trail

Sometimes things just don’t come together like we plan.  I was back in Santa Barbara this week on a trail that is supposed to mirror my two previous hikes in the area – start in the canyon and climb to East Camino Cielo Road.  But I lost the trail someplace.  This sort of problem is usually just temporary but I couldn’t overcome it this time and had to turn around after about three miles.  There were signs marking the trail along the way, there was supposed to be another marking a footpath but I never saw a sign nor a footpath.  While I was left with a feeling of disappointment I was also left with a lot time on my hands – to observe more closely and smell the roses if you will.  The sights were awesome and I had a fun day so how could I be anything but happy?

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Sisar Canyon

First time hiking in the Upper Ojai Valley.  I asked a local if Sisar Road is in Santa Paula or Ojai and was told neither.  The road is actually the divider between the two.  Everybody that lives to the south has a Santa Paula phone number, to the north an Ojai phone number and the little town itself is called Summit.  I got a late start and had a bit of trouble parking my car but after that it was a fun 12 mile out and back.  I didn’t see a soul for the first 10 miles.

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