Day #446 * Hike #502 * New Track #456
Friday February 3, 2012
Conejo Peak - Westlake Village, CA
My Tripometer: 1.5 Hours * 5 Miles * +1800 Feet
Horse Trail to Conejo Peak
Although there were no "No Tresspassing" signs posted, it was an awkward feeling parking on the street and then walking through the gate to reach the trail. For that reason, I am not going to disclose the exact whereabouts of this trail but if you really want to hike it, I'm sure you can figure it out...
Follow the road, up, up, up
Amazing boulders (probably fell and rolled off Boney Mountain)
Just getting started
Conejo Peak 2854 Feet
I wasn't sure what to expect today. First of all, I wasn't prepared. I was wearing jeans and some old high top sneakers; not exactly the wardrobe fit for a gnarly climb. I wasn't even sure if it was possible but once I passed the gate and stables, I would not be denied. I moved quickly because the sun this time of year still sets quite early. There was not another sole in site along the way. The rock formations were more amazing than what my few pictures describe. The road eventually narrows to a single track trail but it's easy to manage for the most part. I did get creeped out when the woods collapsed like a dark tunnel trail. I tiptoed cautiously and rose my fist when I heard movements. Of course it was only birds but I sprinted anyway. Finally, I reached the top. I snapped a few photos and had to get back. Just near the top there was a T-Junction. Hmm, wonder where that goes???
Sunset on my way back...
I researched "Conejo Peak" on Google before attempting this track today and not much came up. Looks like there is a longabout way of doing this through the National Park (15 mile+ round trip). If you hike the Hidden Valley Overlook Trail and then keep going, maybe you'll reach this peak, that is if you plot your course correctly...
Day #445 * Hike #501 * New Track #455
Strathean Historical Park & Stargaze Park - West Simi Valley, CA
Thursday February 2, 2012
My Tripometer: 1.25 Hours * 1.25 Miles * + Feet
My quest to rule West Simi continues. Today I chose the easy way out and wandered across a couple of parks off Tierra Rejada Road.
Strathean Park is a museum. The gate was locked so there wasn't much to do. Down the street at Stargaze Park I was able to wander around for a bit. Kept it easy today.