Miles:4.5 Elevation Gain:1150 Feet Where?:Agoura Hills, CA
Time: 1.5 hours
Reward (1-10):3 Description: Steep inclines, not good for young children. No shade but a nice challenging climb for the locals! Directions:From the 101 freeway in Agoura Hills exit on Liberty Canyon and turn South. Turn right on Agoura and look for the small dirt parking area on the left.
**MY 318 DAY SUMMARY: Miles + Feet**
Just warming up...
Looking back at the roller coaster trail
Alone on the ridge
Looking back after another gnarly climb!
Las Virgenes area in the distance
I wasn't sure where this trail was going to lead me but after awhile it began to make sense. After a couple of miles I had to stop and turn back but I imagine that if I kept going, the trail would lead out to the corner of Mulholland Hwy and Las Virgenes. I know there is a trailhead there but I haven't attempted it yet. I suppose I will have to try that one soon to test my theory.
This was a strenuous climb! No shade and the scratchy thistles were a bit bothersome at first on the narrow trail but the route became more clear the further I hiked into it. There were a couple of alternate choices to the right but I kept hiking back and to the left on what I considered the main route. There are no signs and I am really curious to see where the right trail goes. Not long ago, I tried making my own trail just a couple miles down the road from here and I ended up torchering myself just to get out of here. I bet the right path overlooks my mistakes from that day...
Day 319: Thursday September 29, 2011
Liberty Canyon Area
2.5 miles +50 feet
Across the street from where I was yesterday is another Santa Monica Mountain Recreational Sign. I figured that I would explore this region today but was met with disappointment. There is no trail. I should have figured this because the freeway was just on the otherside. I poked around in the bruch a bit and then snapped this picture from the street. I then began to jog along the road up to Cheeseboro and back. Ok, I walked a bit because I haven't really been in the mood much to run but I am contimplating running another half marathon and 10k soon so I better figure it out!
Day 317: Tuesday September 27, 2011
2.5 miles +25 feet
Until now, I'd never been to the Lake Lindero area. I glanced at Google while I was at work and decided to explore. Well, not even a park! Just a residential track hoarding their own lake. I walked/jogged around with my shirt off to grab some sun. I looked out over the water thought it would be nice living on a lake. That said, I prolly wouldnt want someone like me with their shirt off standing on my side lawn.
Day 315: Sunday September 25, 2011
Arroyo Verde Park
4.75 miles +550 feet
Soccer/football at the park with the wife, kids and Sammi. Before the barbeque, I jogged the trails with Sammi and searched for some of my old seal treasures. Without reading the blogpost clue, I couldnt remember exactly but I did find one on the far hill toward the bridge. On that day, I hiked back to the right to round back to the main trail. So, today I hiked to the left. Sure, I'd been there before too but rather than follow the road up to the radio towers, I cut across and ended up back by the ball fields. I figured that I footed at least a mile of new terrain on this hill today...