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O: Tuesday Conditioned Hikers: Temescal, Rivas Ridge, Rustic Canyon Ramble

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time: 8:15 AM
Presented by: Angeles Chp SMMTF Subcom
Level: Strenuous

Strenuous 12 mi, 2800’ gain lollipop hike. We start at Temescal Gateway Park, go over the Will Rogers connector trail, and turn left upon reaching Rivas Canyon. We continue on the roller coaster trail on Rivas Ridge until it meets the Backbone Trail and we then descend into Rustic Canyon/Murphy's Ranch and pick up the Rustic Canyon Trail, emerge at the Will Rogers polo field, and return to the start via the connector trail to Temescal. Meet at the upper restrooms near camp store in Temescal Gateway Park (PCH to Temescal Cyn Rd which is east of Sunset Blvd and west of Chautauqua/West Channel Road, N 1.1 mi to park entrance just past Sunset Blvd). Park at Temescal Gateway Park (fee), or park free along Sunset Blvd or Temescal Cyn Rd, watch signs. Trailhead is 0.3 mi north of Sunset. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Red flag alert cancels.