Hiking Rustic Canyon Nazi Ruins
Hiking Rustic Canyon Nazi Ruins
Saturday, June 16, 2012
4:00pm - All Ages
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Sat June 16 4pm Little Hikers and Junior explorers/ Crescenta Valley Group

O: Hiking Rustic Canyon Nazi Ruins

Join us for a 3.85 mile rt 325 feet gain hike in historic Rustic Canyon.

"In the 1930s Nazi sympathizers built a refuge in the Pacific Palisades. Herr Schmidt, Winona and Norman Stephens, and their followers occupied a self-contained stronghold in what is now Rustic Canyon between Sullivan Ridge and Will Rodgers State Park. Murphy Ranch was designed to serve as a hold out for fans of the Third Reich waiting for America to fall to the Nazis. Instead, the ranch was raided by U.S. authorities and closed in 1941. The abandoned buildings were transformed into an artists’ colony in the 60s and 70s, but were abandoned after the Mandeville Canyon Fire in 1978. Today the grounds of Murphy Ranch are uninhabited, dilapidated, covered in graffiti, and open to hikers. While much of the history is lost, several structures remain, along with long cement staircases that still link Murphy Ranch to Sullivan Ridge Fire Road, providing a 3.85-mile hike with 325 feet of elevation gain".

Meet us at the intersection of Capri Drive and Casale Road at 4;oo pm

Bring hiking shoes, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen. Backpacked babies OK. Hike is best for youngsters older than 8 year. All children need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Leaders Silvia Darie and Jeff Wilson

Sierra Club requires all participants sign a liability waiver.

Please contact outdoorsygal at sbcglobal.net to let us know you are coming .( and we can inform you of any changes)

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