Point Mugu: La Jolla Trail, etc,

Another long hike in the Point Mugu area.  The first was 17 miles, this one about 13.  There are a lot of trails in this area so I only had to repeat about one mile of road from my first hike.  There was wind from the moment I stepped out of the car, gusts that had to be 50 MPH.  I didn’t mind.  It meant I had the place to myself.

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Hondo Canyon / Topanga Lookout

Had an awesome day.  The trails I hiked – Hondo Canyon Trail, Fossil Ridge Trail and the road up to Topanga Lookout were pretty empty.  I was freezing for the first ten minutes but warmed up as I climbed up some rocky, sometimes steep or slightly treacherous terrain.  This hike had excellent views and a few oddities that made it fun.

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Trancas Edison Road / Chumash Indian Trail

I have hiked Zuma Ridge Fire Road for quite some time now, mostly as an exercise trail.  There are a few trails that break off the road and I hiked two of them on this day.  Edison (I assume) ran a bulldozer down Trancas Edison Road a few months back.  Before that it was so overgrown that I was never able to explore it.  Chumash Indian Trail is another I had walked past for years and never checked out until now.

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Solstice Canyon

I started early Thanksgiving morning.  I know this is a popular and easily accessible area to hike so I wanted to go on a day I figured would be less crowded.  There were still a lot of people, especially later in the day.  There are many interesting things to see – the ruins of several burned-out buildings, waterfalls and natural scenery.  I hiked every trail, backtracking and criss-crossing my way across the park.  A couple were pretty challenging.

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