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    Fossil Wall on Rocky Peak in Simi Valley?

    Unless I dreamt this...about 15 years ago I remember checking out a wall of fossils off of Rocky Peak Fire-road in Simi Valley. Again, if memory serves me right it was on Rocky Peak between Chumash and Hummingbird. In my distant memory (or vivid dream) it was a bit off the trail, and was a small wall of shell fossils. I remember (previous caveats apply) that I had to ask several old timer hikers about it before they would tell me the location. I try to find it every time I ride in the area, but cannot seem to pin it down. Any direction would be appreciated.

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    There's a climb between Las Llajas and Chumash called "Seashells". Plenty of shells and shell impressions on the trail itself, but I don't know anything about a wall.

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    This? (I don't remember if this wall was in simi though)

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    Thanks for the replies. I have seen the fossils on the ground, but this was a sandy wall of shell fossils. It was not like your picture deerhill, though that is cool. Guess I will still keep checking all the faint side trails on Rocky Peak.

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    you are looking past Chumash (between Chumash and Las llajas)....going Rocky Peak Fire road it is about 10 minutes more past Chumash....if you are at Chumash and look north....the trail starts to the left and then starts going to the right on the next the end of the ridgeline is the part you want...after that the trail starts going down (pretty steep)
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