Camarillo ~ Local Hike ~ Santa Monica Mts.

Dear and I are going on an 8 mile hike in these mountains today. We are hiking with fellow employees from Amgen’s Transition Group. Lord willing, if we come back alive, (rattlesnakes and mountain lions, oh my!) I will post photos from our adventure tonight. The hike we are doing is from Sycamore to the Sea…

 

This is a view of the city Dear and I live in California. It is taken from Boney Mountain above Camarillo.

 

Boney Mountain is part of the Santa Monica Mountains. This shot is taken of the Pacific with the Channel Islands in view.

The Boney Mountain Overlook is a 7.5 mile round trip hike, 1600 ft. elevation gain, 4 hours, moderate in difficulty. It includes breathtaking views of shear rock faces, a lovely waterfall, and great vistas. There are some very steep unmaintained sections and there have been rattlesnake sitings and warnings.

That’s a avid hikers description for you. A more down to earth description is… difficult hike, hard to climb areas, worth the effort but it is an effort. Another tip is to drive to Circle X Ranch and start the hike from there. This puts you at a friendlier beginning point. (so I’m told)

So here you are walking, hiking, buddies & enthusiasts. Another good reason to come visit Dear and Ellen B.  Our 1 bedroom condo can only sleep 2 extra cozily. There are some very nice hotel/motels close by. I might not do the hike with you but I can drop you off at the trailhead and pick you up…I don’t know it might be that whole rattlesnake thing…yikes!

6 thoughts on “Camarillo ~ Local Hike ~ Santa Monica Mts.

  1. Breathtaking photos. What a beautiful slice of God’s creation.

    Pistol, God has created beauty for us. Blessings on you..

  2. OH!
    Spectacular photos! God’s creation is so filled with arresting beauty. It stops us in our tracks and compels us to think of the One Who created it all!

    Kim, may He always compel us to think on Him…

  3. What is this? Enthusiastic talk about hikes that go high in the sky? Apparently there is a God. Will your dear husband be taking the hiking poles from the Lake District on your hike today? Wish we were there. Wish you were here. You know. Love and miss you. We’ll just be doing the very flat Sammamish Trail today, thinking of you.

    Jody, Yes can you imagine. We weren’t as high as Boney Mountain but we did have our hiking poles from the Lake District that we shared. Love and miss you too!

  4. Bravest sister o’mine – rattlesnake soup? Just kidding! Have fun! Can’t wait for the pics.

    Lana, Hiking with over a 100 people cut down on the brave factor. Pictures posted…

  5. Oh wow, what fantastic photos! Enjoy your hike and get us a picture of a mountain lion! (from a safe place of course!!)
    Blessings.

    Sarah, I’m happy to report I didn’t have to use my Lake District walking stick to fend off any mountain lions! Sorry no picture today…:) Blessings on you.

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