Backbone--Leg #1 Will Rogers Park to Schueren Road

Trailhead, Near Trippet
Trailhead, Hub, Near Trippet
From Will Rogers State Park we ascend the Backbone Trail with ocean glimpses of the Santa Monica Bay. The continuation to the Hub will next connect via Eagle Springs Road and Musch Trail. After refreshing-up at Trippet Ranch, we casually descend the Dead Horse Trail. After the lush Hondo Canyon, we take one last ascend to the top--finishing the first leg--with a view of the Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island and the horizon is almost at the curvature of the earth. Beautiful! After one short trail to Schueren Road -the Fossil Ridge trail- there are fossils embedded into rocks seen at the right. Our first Bacbone trail section ends at the top of Stunt.
MEETING LOCATION: That morning, we will be meeting at the fork of Schueren Road and Stunt Road and we will carpool from there at 6:30 AM with the fewest cars possible to our start at Will Rogers State Park.

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