Malibu Views

1 11 2012

Believe it or not, I’m STILL not done posting all of the stories and photos from my summer road trip, but I wanted to take a break and just let my subscribers relax with some the beauty of Corral Canyon. Not much to say about these, but I hope they serve to soothe what may be a stressful week for many of us for a variety of reasons.

Cache list:
Corral Canyon creek and trailhead
Hutch Canyon Trail Cache
Topanga
Thornhill Broome
Surrounded Foo
Foo's Ocean View
Cage Canyon Trail Cache
180 Degrees
Squeezed In – or Not?
Foo up around the first bend
Coop Canyon Trail cache
Bric-a-Brac
Puerco Pig Pole: GSM H-a-D #76
Dante's Inferno: Level 9
Malibu Canyon park-n-grab
Zuma

Trail

Weeds

Mansions

Clouds

White Flowers

Pretty crimson…. uh… poison oak!

Creek

Old Fireplace with bougainvillea

Pipe?

Lizard!

Boat

Ocean

Peace and quiet….

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Malibu Cool

15 09 2011

As I scouted around for places to cache this week, I noticed that it would be a full 20 degrees cooler in Malibu than in Northridge. This is not unusual, yet I always find it amazing, since that’s less than a half an hour away. I noticed a few new caches in the park on the bluffs just south of Pepperdine University, and these turned out to be plenty for a easy, breezy morning of a little hiking, some nicely camo’d workmanship on the caches, refreshing scenery, and even a celebrity sighting. Coogie’s Beach Cafe not only serves truly top-notch menu items, but attracts the famous locals. This time, f0t0m0m and I had lunch at there and sat a couple tables over from Dave Thomas of SCTV fame.

Malibu Bluffs Trail – Park Entrance

Malibu Bluffs Trail – PCH Entrance

Malibu Bluffs Trail – Malibu Rd. Entrance

Malibu Bluffs Lookout

Malibu Bluffs Triple X Bridge

Ahhh… the relaxing sound of the surf:





Malibu Cruisin’

18 08 2011

It was an ideal day for cruising through Malibu. I knew it would be hot in the San Fernando Valley, and I wasn’t disappointed in the cool contrast of the coast. As a matter of fact, it was more than cool. It was foggy.

F0t0m0m and I started the day with one of my favorite views. This is overlooking the San Fernando Valley from the top of Topanga:
Topanga Overlook II

This was the view in Malibu:
Steps with a view

One of the caches was out in this remarkably large area of undeveloped land:
Jessie and Ryan's Home Cache – NEW 2/20/11

I find it magical to watch the fog rolling in:

… and watching and listening to the waves is marvelously relaxing: