Sycamore Canyon Hike ~ Walking Club Totals

So Dear and I decided we’d stray from our usual beach walk at Emma Wood and we headed to the Santa Monica Mountains. We decided on Big Sycamore Canyon starting at Point Mugu State Park. Here are some of our breathtaking views!


We picked the Scenic Trail to the Overlook Fire Road. Besides the gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains we were very excited to spot one of these…


This is a Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora Lindl.) Lily Family. LILIACEAE

Chocolate Lily is local on clay slopes, often under shrubs and blooms from February to April. This has been called the Cleopatra of the Fritillaries – darkest and the loveliest. It is our only species, although there are 16 California natives in this genus. We were first introduced to a Fritillaria in Oxford, England on Addison’s Walk. We were there in April and there was a field of blooming Fritillaries.

We did enjoy our hike and we will return again. I’ll show more photos of our hike later in the week and add another wildflower post for Wildflowers in Winter.

But now to my step totals for 6 days this week for Lovella’s Walking Club. My average was good again at 11,283.

We’re headed off to Orange County now for  my older sister’s Leap Year Birthday Celebration with the family. Have a great weekend and keep on walking…

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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

6 thoughts on “Sycamore Canyon Hike ~ Walking Club Totals

  1. You should get extra credit for any hike that involves elevation change! That’s what I say!

    Kathy, Extra credit indeed! I’m in full agreement…

  2. I agree with Kathy!

    That is a breathtaking view and WOW on the chocolate lily! How cool is that!

    Have fun at the dinner! So sorry we have to miss it this year!

    Lana, Good thing we know how to party often so no one misses out altogether, except Percy…

  3. I’m posting my weekly totals on my blog, too.

    My total was for seven days–9,276. If I use only the top six days: 10,381. Do we get a sabbath?

    Willow! Absoloutely we get a Sabbath Rest! I’m not even wearing my pedometer today, 🙂

  4. You and Willow are both doing so well on your walking totals…it’s an encouragement and it keeps me getting out there and walking, although my totals don’t come up to yours. I’m happy if I manage 9000 a day….I walk every day and divide by 7. The great thing is how much stronger and energetic I am feeling, and I have managed to lose 10 pounds in 9 weeks….

    …and to keep them off and lose more, I think I need to try the Brown Plate Special challenge!

    I am enjoying seeing your walks….beautiful country up there with the hills and the ocean too.

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