San Gabriel Peak

This was a fun hike.  I had planned to hike both San Gabriel Peak and nearby Strawberry Peak on this day, but found the trail to Strawberry Peak from Red Box Station was closed.  My back-up trail, Josephine Fire Road, was also closed.  While things didn’t go quite according to plan, I found the hike to San Gabriel Peak satisfied me for the day.  I also learned a valuable lesson when it comes to hiking in the San Gabriels – check to see which trails are closed and check to see which roads are closed, as this area, more than any other I hike, has problems with closures.

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Potrero Ridge Trail

A short hike in the Thousand Oaks/ Newbury Park area.  I had hiked part of this trail on my Tarantula Hill hike but didn’t finish it.  The two maps I had were not accurate but I soon figured out where I went wrong.  On this day I completed the trail.

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Tapo Canyon – Chivos Canyon

I hiked this area in early January but bailed out after only about a mile in.  I returned to complete what I started and had a surprisingly fun time.  Glad to know there’s still some good places to hike in Simi Valley that are new to me.  The 70% chance of rain forecast was helpful as I only saw two people all day (it only sprinkled for a few minutes at the end of my hike).

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