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Community Hiking Club updates plans for Sept., Oct. hikes

Hikes rescheduled due to Station Fire

Posted: September 3, 2009 11:25 a.m.
Updated: September 3, 2009 12:51 p.m.
 
The Santa Clarita-based Community Hiking Club has cancelled all previiously planned September hikes due to the Station Fire. All printed paper schedules should be ignored in lieu of the following new schedule.

September 5 - Thorn Point Lookout
An 8 mile RT hike in the Los Padres National Forest with an old fire lookout tower at the top. Meet at the gate outside of Towsley Canyon for an 8 a.m. departure to the trail head. Bring water, lunch, poles and layered clothing.

September 12 - Piru Fishbowls
An 11-13 mile RT hike in the Los Padres Forest. Meet outside the gate at Towsley Canyon for an 8 a.m. departure to the trailhead. Bring lunch, lots of water, poles and some snacks.

September 13 - Search and Rescue Demo on Mt. Baldy
Sierra Hut Trail through Ice House Canyon. This hike/event has not been confirmed yet due to the fire. This activity still might be possible; visit communityhikingclub.org for more details.

September 19 - Mt Pinos to Sawmill Mountain to Grouse Mountain
A 9 mile RT hike with three peaks. Meet at Towsley Canyon to carpool to the trailhead at 8 a.m. Bring plenty of water, lunch and a snack.

September 26 - Liebre Mountain
A 10 mile RT hike with great views of the Antelope Valley. Meet at the gate outside Towsley Canyon for an 8 a.m. departure. Bring lunch, lots of water and a camera.

October 3
6.1 mile loop with 1400'gain. Ed Benison will lead the hike in Towsley Canyon through the narrows to Wiley Canyon and back. Bring lunch, lots of water, snacks and a camera as deer are plentiful. Meet for an 8:30 a.m. departure at Towsley Canyon at the first parking area on the right, inside the gate. No fee necessary in this lot.

October 10
4 miles RT 500' gain. Allen Skyler will lead this short jaunt along the PCT to Sawmill Campground and back in a beautiful area of the Castaic Mountain range. Bring lunch, adventure pass and lots of water. Meet at Towsley Canyon outside the gate at 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. departure.

October 17
Nikki Dail will lead this hike today to one of her favorite places in Malibu, La Jolla Canyon. Meet at outside the gate at Towsley Canyon at 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. carpool departure.

October 24 - Boy Scout Trail to Whittaker Peal
10 mile RT with 2,000' gain. Part of this hike will be on a single track trail, and part of it will be on a fire road. There are some lovely views from the higher areas of this hike and the area is loaded with deer and wildflowers. Meet outside the Towsley gate at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:15 a.m. departure to the trailhead. Bring water and lunch.

October 31 - Fish Canyon
10 miles RT 500' gain. Fish Canyon is a gorgeous hike in Castaic. Meet at the outside gate of Towsley Canyon by 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 departure to the trail head. The hike can be a few miles to many miles, depending upon your ability. You can turn around and head back whenever you need to. The creek will probably be running if we've had some rain. Bring lunch, shoes for water crossings, lots of water, snacks and a camera.

All hikes may cancel depending on rain and fire conditions.

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