Sunday, December 3, 2017

December : Supermoon Night Hike to Mission Point

In LA, November and December are the best months for night hikes.  The clear, warm days are followed by early sunsets and cool evenings. One can get out for dark and still be home by 7pm. And there's Christmas lights. This night also offered a supermoon, bright enough to see by on the hike down. I only switched on my headlamp in the shadows.

At center is Glendale, left of center is the Verdugo Hills; right of center is Mt Lee, downtown LA thru the gap, and Hollywood Hills to the right. In the foreground is the beautiful San Fernando Valley.
Mission Point is the last big bump on the east end of the Santa Susana range that divides the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys but one can hike to this spot from either valley.

Thanksgiving: Vasquez Rocks ramble

Beautiful sunny skies and we had the park all to ourselves

November 11 night hike to Echo Mtn

The sun sets as we climb the switchbacks

It's dark by the time we arrive on summit

We made hot chocolate for everybody

That's Pasadena down there

Our group was 28, plus a doggie