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MOVED TO JANUARY 28TH DUE TO RAIN FORECAST!

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Let's meet at the Starbucks at Ventura Blvd and Topanga Blvd in Woodland Hills. From there we can go to Mulholland and do some canyons in the area, ending of course at the famous Tuna Canyon, with lunch following for those interested?

Waypoint A (Orange County):

Pete's Coffee near Verizon Wireless, @ 8:00am (23718 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630)

Waypoint B (Woodland Hills, final):

Starbucks @ 10:00am, (5422 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

Route to be driven might be something like this.


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Fellow SLK'ers! (or whatever you wanna call yourselves)

It has come to my attention we have NOT met in quite a while (I'm partly to blame, my life having gone through some interesting changes lately).

So to remedy that, I suggest a run sometime in January (14th or 15th), being as December is pretty much gone (if you include the holidays, starting next week).

SOOO who is up for a good-old-fashioned day drive? I'm up for anything, preferable something I haven't done before. Maybe Durk or somebody from down south could show me some nice roads down there?

Happy holidays,
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Would love to meet but cant do that weekend - will be in Big Bear or Vegas for my birthday.
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That weekend is bad for me also.


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Would love to meet but cant do that weekend - will be in Big Bear or Vegas for my birthday.
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Alright then, what about the 21st or 22nd? :-) I'm flexible
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I think I can do either of those dates. I'd be up for a little canyon cruise.
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If you guys do this, I'm going to be hitching a ride with someone in their car. I miss you guys too much.

Also, happy preemptive birthday Matt!
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Cool, so 21st or 22nd it is for now :-)
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Excellent! Also, looks like I will be joining you guys! Someone coming has agreed to let me sit in their passenger seat so I'll be toting along with you guys. I've sworn to secrecy who it is though. :-X

See you guys again soon!
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Any further details? Meet time and waypoints? I am a "tentative".

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Some ideas:
Palomar Mountain/Lake Henshaw (76+79?) (haven't done this one so don't know if it's good)
or
Santiago Canyon Road + Ortega Hwy to Lake Elsinore (never done this, no idea)
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Castaic Lake loop (as we did last year)
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La Cańada to Wrightwood (might be closed or snowy?)
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Malibu
or Santa Barbara + Solvang (probably with 1 hotel night, might be too close to date now?)

More ideas? :-)
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I did the Ortega Hwy from Lake Elsinore heading west (opposite direction I think you'd be going) last August and it was fantastic. We came from Palm Springs up 74 (Pines to Palms Hwy) which was also a great experience.
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Ortega is fun very early in the morning before traffic starts. Probably earlier than you care for, Pablo . I vote for Palomar or Malibu. Perhaps we can get Bill out of retirement.
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Too much traffic on Ortega on weekends, not to mention LEO's.

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Ok, no Ortega. :-)

I see you guys also did a Wildomar run last year, was that good? I'm trusting you southerners with what would be better, I'm fine with anything in the area. :-P

If you want Malibu that's pretty close to me so I'm fine with that too.

Oh and could we meet up at like... 10? I like to sleep in a bit on my weekends, and if we do something south I'd actually have to leave at 8.
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While Palomar is a really fun run, the risk with doing it in January is that a winter storm will dump a load of snow on the mountain. While we've had fantastic weather the last few weeks (today's forecasted high is 87 here!), I'd be inclined to go with Malibu. If Bill's not participating I can study the Google Maps and come up with a route .

We can do Palomar a little later in the year, and run it all the way to the top so we can do a little side-excursion to the telescope.
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Malibu sounds fine... as long as we finish in Tuna Canyon Road. ;-)
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Malibu sounds fine... as long as we finish in Tuna Canyon Road. ;-)
Ahh my back yard, so I won't have to drive far to meet with my driver...

I miss Tuna Canyon. Let's hope it isn't slipout like the last time we went. Muddy, messy, and roads still damp from all the rain the days before.

Do we have a date set that I didn't see up there?
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Ahh my back yard, so I won't have to drive far to meet with my driver...

I miss Tuna Canyon. Let's hope it isn't slipout like the last time we went. Muddy, messy, and roads still damp from all the rain the days before.

Do we have a date set that I didn't see up there?

Just edited the first post with the latest info.
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Getting closer I guess, so here's a proposal. According to the weather app on my phone we're entering another pattern of rain-only-on-weekends, but hopefully it will improve as the date draws nearer.

January 21st, Woodland Hills @ 10:00am for a run of the canyons around Malibu.

Let's meet at the Starbucks at Ventura Blvd and Topanga Blvd in Woodland Hills. From there we can go to Mulholland and do some canyons in the area, ending of course at the famous Tuna Canyon, with lunch following for those interested?

Waypoint A (Orange County):

Pete's Coffee near Verizon Wireless, @ 8:00am (23718 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630)

Waypoint B (Woodland Hills, final):

Starbucks @ 10:00am, (5422 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

Route to be driven might be something like this.
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