Taiwanese-American blogging about his travels outdoors and occasionally his thoughts on life.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hiking Point Mugu State Park, California (Day 1)

On Wednesday, I drove from Phoenix, Arizona and met up with my friends Spencer, Theo, and Darren at Point Mugu State Park. The plan for the next three days: hiking in, camp, hike out.

Official State Park Site: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=630

Trail Description

Length: 24 miles round trip
Trailhead Elevation:  800 ft.
End Elevation: ~ 2800 ft.
Difficulty Assessment: Difficult
Trail Type: Out and Back

The Hike

Upon arrival, we discovered that the trail to the campsite (La Jolla Canyon Trail) was washed out. For how long? Who knows. But we were using an older trail book so that could explain the discrepancy. The trail seemed to have been closed for 2 years already. So what originally was a 2 mile hike to the campground, became a 4-5 mile hike.

Instead of the La Jolla Canyon Trail, we were forced to take the Backbone Trail --> Overlook Trail --> Loop Trail.

By the time we reached the campsite, the sun was already gone. We set up camp, made our dinners, hung out a bit playing cards, and then called it a night.
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