XEROX Mountaineering & Backpacking Club

Will Rogers Park - Inspiration Point February 10, 1990, Saturday

What: Dayhike - Easy - Very Easy!!!

When: February 10, 1990, Saturday - 10:00 AM

Statistics: Rating Easy. elevation gain 350 ft; 2 miles round trip.

Route and highlights: It’s an easy walk to Inspiration Point to enjoy a view of the West Los Angeles area. Although, it is only 751 feet above sea level, the point gives you an excellent panoramic view, especially on a clear day. The hike will be followed by lunch and a tour of the Rogers’ mansion and museum. If there is sufficent interest, an optional afternoon hike along a very pleasant meandering stream is possible. If we’re fortunate, we may see either a polo or soccer game in progress on the field across the parking lot from the mansion.

The Ranch was the home of Will Rogers and his family from 1928 until his death in 1935. His wife continued to live there until her death in 1944, at which time, it became a State Park. The grounds and the ranch buildings are maintained as they were when the family lived there. The museum is a definite "must-see"--- memorabilia and a video showing some of Will’s incredible roping tricks!!!

Topo Map: Topanga

Reference: Hike Los Angeles, Vol 1, pg 75

Bring: ten essentials, jacket, insect repellent, hat, sunscreen, lunch, money for post-hike pizza. Leader will have first-aid kit, in case the pizza proves to be toxic!

Driving Details: Take the Santa Monica Frwy west to Pacific Coast Hwy. Proceed north-west on PCH approx’ly 1.7 mi to Chautauqua Blvd. Turn right proceeding north on Chautauqua Blvd to a ’Y’ intersection at Sunset Blvd. Take the right arm of the ’Y’ north-east, approx’ly 6/10ths of a mile to Will Roger’s State Park Rd. which will be on your left. Continue to the park entrance and pay $3.00 per car for parking, admission to the museum and optional quided tour of the the mansion.

Driving time approx’ly 45 min from El Segundo. Meet on the lawn in front of the mansion at 10:00 AM

Leader: Jeanne Agena work: (213)333-6227 home: (213)373-4689 E-Mail: JAgen:ES CP8

Co-Leader: Bob Laman work: (213)333-3287 home: (213)719-8604 E-Mail: RLaman:LAX1B

Miscellany: You must write or call the leader / co-leader if you plan to attend or cancel attendance. Let me know if you need a ride or can offer a ride. Rain on Thursday, Friday or Saturday will cancel outing.