On a Thursday evening, we went out on a little hike on Sandstone Peak Trail in Malibu. Little did we know, the route to the trail took us on a long windy mountainside. We thought we would never get there. To get to Malibu is less than ten minutes away from our home, but to get to the trail took us a lengthy thirty minutes. The travel time took away some of our hike time as we were trying to beat sunset and the impending darkness.
We hiked a shorter route of Sandstone Peak, half the distance of our original seven-mile hike that would have started from the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead. The thought of driving back on that same windy, cliff edge path in the dark was not appealing. I wanted to make it back home for dinner.
Despite the shorter hike, we enjoyed the scenery of the mountains and ocean.
We completed the hike and left during mid-sunset after dealing with some treacherous winds and intermittent baby dust storms that appeared out of nowhere.