New Year’s Eve in Point Mugu State Park. I pulled a switch at the beginning of the hike as I had planned on hiking Hidden Pond Trail. When I got to the junction I decided instead to explore the trail on the other side of the road, Fossil Trail. One thing led to another, Hidden Pond was saved for another day and I looped in front of Boney Mountain instead, visiting a waterfall, an old cabin site and the aforementioned Fossil Trail. Just a great day, although the trails were really crowded.
Christmas day in Hollywood. I had to change up just about everything. My original plan was to hike around the Hollywood Reservoir and then hike right above the reservoir and around Burbank Peak on a loop trail that was marked on my Griffith Park Map. Turns out the Reservoir was closed for Christmas and I couldn’t find the junction that would complete the loop. No problem. I hiked the first part of the loop, headed over to the HOLLYWOOD Sign and then down Hollyridge Trail. Great day with amazingly clear views.
I don’t hike in Agoura Hills too often because it’s always so hot. This day was nice and cool and a little rainy. There’s a lot of hiking to be done in this area and I look forward to getting back here more often.
I was looking for an easy hike. Instead this was a tough sunrise to sunset affair. At the end of the day I staggered to my car soaking wet with a banged up knee. Certainly a day of hiking I won’t soon forget.
This was an exciting day, challenging due to the wet and muddy conditions. I hiked to East Camino Cielo, like I have done on past Santa Barbara area hikes, but this time I came up from the other side of the mountain. This trail doesn’t seem to be very well known, maybe because of the overgrown section in the middle, but it’s a great trail with great views at the top.