Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM (approximate)
Topics: Ecology, Environmental Biology, Geology, GPS, navigation, map reading
Leader: Norm Herr
What to bring: comfortable shoes/boots (5 mile hike); digital camera; smart phone; MotionX app for iPhone or iPad.
Santa Clarita Woodlands Park – Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon
Meeting location: 34.357706,-118.566041 (trailhead at the end of the road in the park) (24255 The Old Road, Newhall, California)
Park Desicription: Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation of Towsley Canyon, offers visitors a peaceful haven just west of the I-5 between the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use lead visitors through an astonishing variety of habitat types. Notable park features include spectacular water-worn rock formations in Towsley Gorge, year-round Towsley Creek, scenic trail viewpoints, and oak woodland.
Directions: Take the Calgrove exit from the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5). Turn west back under the freeway and take The Old Road south. Parking for Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon is .5 miles frm the park entrance.