Design Mixer Walk

I would like to invite you to the second Topanga State Park Design Mixer. You can walk and talk with other designers and enjoy some spectacular views over Santa Monica and out to Catalina Island from the Parker Mesa Overlook. Directions to the start of the walk are on the links above.

When:
Meet 10am Saturday 11th September 2010. If it is raining check this site for information.

Where:
Car Park, Trippet Park Entrance Topanga State Park. Meet in the area of the Picnic benches near the bathroom facilities at the car park inside the park entrance.Please see photo below of meeting location and other information.Links above have maps and instructions for getting to this location from Los Angeles via the PCH and The Valley via the 101.

The Trippet Ranch Topanga State Park entrance is at:
20829 Entrada Road
Topanga, CA 90290-3529 ph: (310) 455-2465
ph: (310) 455-2465


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This video some of the views from the Trippet Ranch walk to Parker Mesa Overlook in Topanga Canyon.

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The video above shows many of the creative personalities that have lived, worked or hung out in the Canyon Community of Topanga.

Distance:

6.6 miles - fire road.

Time Required:
I expect about 3 hours walking time.

Topanga is where I live and work. Since the 1940s Topanga has attracted many creative people. If you click on the "about topanga" link on the right of this page you can learn a little bit of the story of this unique village and images of some of those people who have loved Topanga. Only about 20 minutes drive from Santa Monica or downtown Los Angeles the sixties Californian culture still lingers here in the shadows of the oak trees. Charles Eames built his famous house in 1945 in Pacific Palisades below where we will be walking.

If you are not yet a member of the LinkedIn Design Community Groups that is hosting the Mixer, you may be interested in joining. Here are links:






Where:
Car Park, Trippet Park Entrance Topanga State Park. Meet in the area of the Picnic benches near the bathroom facilities at the car park inside the park entrance.



Cost:
No charge for the walk. The park charges a $15 fee for parking a vehicle inside the park. There is no charge if you park outside the park entrance on Entrada and walk in.



Who will be coming:
Designers of all types

Bring:
Sunscreen, a hat, snacks and 1 to 2 liters of water to drink.

The Plan:
We'll start in Topanga State Park and proceed along the ridge on E. Topanga Fire Rd. towards the ocean to Parker Mesa Overlook. We'll take a little break there and have some snacks etc. while enjoying the great view. From there we'll head back the same way we came.

The Trail & Difficulty:
This will be a relatively easy fire road walk with only a few moderate hills and with great views. Parker Mesa Overlook is at about the same elevation as the start. There is not a large amount of elevation gain or loss throughout the walk, just a few ups and downs. It should be a good walk for beginners/first timers.

As event organizers we assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your equipment. If you choose to participate you assume all risk involved.

Some maps that show the area of the park entrance, meeting point and Parker Mesa Overlook Trail that we will be following





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