By Nicole Cormier
You’ve hiked all over the Southern California mountain ranges and you’re ready for a real challenge – now it’s time to summit Sandstone Peak. As the tallest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, this hike rounds out in a 6.25-mile loop and gains about 1,075 feet in elevation, to make for quite a climb. Much of the hike offers spectacular views to make the journey seem less treacherous. You’ll start out on Backbone Trail then to Mishe Mokwa Trail and will be surrounded by sandstone cliffs, which are often being traversed by seasoned climbers. You’ll cross a stream and will have plenty of places to stop off for lunch or a break. Once you summit, you will be rewarded by sweeping views of the landscape far below. Make sure to stop to take it all in. The return trip is all downhill, making for a reasonable trek.
Make your way to the Santa Monica Mountains and Sandstone Peak in a vehicle that will handle the changing terrain with ease. The G63 AMG SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino is ideal for any road conditions and its roomy and comfortable interior will make for a fabulous drive.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. Nicole quickly became infatuated with Colorado hip-hop and devoted thousands of words to creating awareness of the inconspicuous yet insanely talented community. Nicole is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine, http://www.HipHopRollCall.com and is also the Colorado Hip-Hop Examiner