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Event Name Sullivan / Rustic Canyons, Santa Monica Mountains
Event Date/Time 1/22/2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location in LOS ANGELES, CA
Event Type Hiking
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Our mid-winter diversion is not a half-bad way to spend a Sunday. No competition from the Super Bowl, still a couple of weeks off, nor the Academy Awards more than a month away. Inertia does, as we know, begin to take it’s toll in the latter part of Resolutions Month. That wouldn't apply to you though? These canyons have a charm of certain sorts too. 

  The hike is 8+ miles, traversing Sullivan and Rustic Canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains. There is a vertical gain on the order of 1500 ft. Parts of the route are overgrown with the trail fading in and out. Expect to crisscross a small creek bed at points along the way.   Meet at 10:00am in the parking lot of the Paul Revere Middle School on the south side of the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Mandeville Canyon Rd. in Brentwood / West Los Angeles. This is around 3 miles west of the San Diego (405) freeway, or around 5 miles to the east of Pacific Coast Highway on Sunset Blvd (at a 180 degree bend in the road). Should the gate to the parking lot be closed then park either up Mandeville Canyon Rd. a couple of blocks on Mandeville Lane or temporarily on Riviera Ranch Rd around the curve further on Sunset Blvd. and then meet us at the school parking lot entrance.    For those comfortable with GPS systems, these are the carpool / meeting point coordinates: 34.060466,-118.494042. Check in with Gary at 310-202-0792 or garycrow666@yahoo.com if in doubt on directions.   Bring 1+ liters liquid and a lunch or a snack as you wish.