Category Archives: Trail Hazard

3 Coyotes attack leashed mastiff in Glendora

City will provide funding to trap and euthanize the animals. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2017 The city of Glendora will provide funds for the trapping and euthanization of three coyotes that attacked a leashed … Continue reading

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Respecting the force of Mother Nature

Commentary: When the rains come Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, January 26, 2017 Risk is a fact of life for outdoors enthusiasts, and smart people know they should always weigh the pros and cons when they venture … Continue reading

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Know your trail etiquette?

Common sense is the rule of the off-road Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, June 25, 2015 With hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and equestrian paths, the Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura County backcountry are a magnet … Continue reading

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Hiker dies, 1 injured after cliff collapses at Point Reyes National Seashore

One hiker was killed and another injured after the cliff at the Arch Rock overlook at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County collapsed into the shoreline 70 feet below, officials said Sunday. Source of this article: The Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Scouting the trails of newly re-opened Pt Mugu State Park

Here is what I found when I rode all the multi-use trails a few days after Pt Mugu State Park re-opened on January 30th. The park had been closed since mid-December when heavy rains brought mudslides to the fire-denuded park. … Continue reading

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Rindge Dam closes to the public

Rindge Dam on Malibu Creek will be closed to the public starting Aug. 21. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, August 21, 2014 California State Parks officials say the 88-year-old dam is being closed for a variety of … Continue reading

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Arcadia firefighter likely died in fall from cliff, coroner says

Medical examiner’s office says injuries to body are consistent with cliff accident. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, July 2, 1014 Mike Herdman, an off-duty Arcadia firefighter whose body was found in Los Padres National Forest after a … Continue reading

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Missing Arcadia firefighter found dead in forest

Michael Herdman’s body is discovered two weeks after he left camp to find his dog. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2014. Two weeks after he ran off after his dog at a campsite and disappeared, … Continue reading

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Springs Fire Trail Repair Progress

Twice in the past week at the request of the State Parks trails maintenance department, a group of about 8 volunteers from the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council headed into Point Mugu State Park to begin cleanup and repair of … Continue reading

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Hiking safely requires common sense

Doing research and being well-prepared can make all the difference when it comes to hiking through the local hills and mountains. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 2, 2013 Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, … Continue reading

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