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Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail Trek 2009

Our meeting place is also the first night’s camp. We will meet at the Thornhill Broome Beach campground on Pacific Coast Highway, in Point Mugu State Park, May 2nd. Plan to arrive between 2 P.M. and 4 P.M. Come early enough to set up your camp and do a vehicle shuttle to the parking area a couple of miles away. We will have dinner & orientation at 6 P.M. after shuttling vehicles to the secured parking area.

From the North - Take the 101 Freeway to Camarillo and go right (south) on Las Posas Road about 8 miles to Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy). Left on Pacific Coast Hwy about 4.5 miles to Thornhill Broome Beach Campground on the right. (Don’t be tempted to take Highway 1 through Oxnard unless you are sightseeing because the traffic is slow.)

From the South - There are several ways to access Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) coming from the south. Heading west on Pacific Coast Highway, Thornhill Broome Beach Campground is on your left about 2 miles past Sycamore Canyon.

Thornhill Broome Beach Campground - When you enter the campground ask the attendant at the kiosk for directions to the BBT event campsites. Watch for event signs.

Note – Thornhill Broome Campground is part of Point Mugu State Park, approximately 6 miles west of Ventura County Line.

Drop Off Suggestions – If you are being dropped off at Thornhill Broome Beach Campground, your pickup at the end of the hike can be either at Thornhill Broome Beach or at Will Rogers State Historic Park. The planned arrival at Will Rogers is about 2 - 2:30 pm on May 9th at which time we will have our farewell lunch until 3:30 or so. We will have a van shuttle to the secure parking area where you will meet up with your camping gear and vehicles. If you desire to return to Thornhill Broome Beach, we should be there by about 4:30 pm. Your pickup driver is welcome to take part in the farewell lunch at Will Rogers State Historic Park.