Spent Christmas out in Ventura with family. Got away from family time for a morning hike with the kid. The way up was brutal... according to the kid. We reached a saddle and I decided we should go check out La Jolla Valley. Dropped down into the valley, made a couple of muddy stream crossings, and headed back up around the backside of Mugu Peak. Climbed up for some great views of the ocean, then back down for a knee-destroying descent.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.