I was at the Las Virgenes View trail last week. This is a good time to visit the Santa Monica mountain because it is still cool and lush. By late summer the mountain will be a cinder box.
I took the boys on this trail ten years ago. They were spending too much time on the console so I dragged them here. They hated it and probably hated me too. It was a hot day and we ran out of water in 20 minutes. The hike ended abruptly when they saw a rattlesnake and begged to go home. Well, I was at the top and I’m disappointed. The view looks just like my backyard, which is gray rolling hills dotted with oak trees and low growing shrubs.