Backbone--Leg #B Old Topanga Road to Las Virgenes and Piuma

Tapia Park--at 11.3 miles

Climbing the lush Hondo Canyon, we will ascend to the top of Schueren Road--with a view of the Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island and you can see scan the curvature of the earth. Beautiful! Just before to Schueren Road, watch for the fossils embedded into rocks at your right. A short distance to 2,805 ft. Saddle Peak will start with a beautiful ocean vista.  After a long descend to Piuma Road, and 1/4 mile to Las Virgenes with our cars.

Driving to the start at the intersection of Las Virgenes (Malibu Creek Road) and Piuma.  We will start at 7:00 AM.

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