A hike through the amazing Arroyo Seco Gorge to the first waterfall. This hidden wonder is a very nice canyon with clear pools, hidden waterfalls and unusual rock formations. The trip will include everything : Hiking, walking in streams, hopping over rocks (submerged in water), wading, swimming, sliding, jumping etc.
Some photos: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152556722948793&set=oa.653523238050295&type=3&theater
Beta : http://ropewiki.com/index.php/Arroyo_Seco
7:00 AM -- meet at a train station near San Jose (TBD). Figure out carpool
7:30 AM -- Start driving. 2 hours drive
9:30 AM -- Reach trail head
10:00 AM -- Start Hike on fire road (2.5 miles)
11:30 AM -- Get down to canyon bed and continue upstream. Walk, wade, swim, float, jump etc. (1 mile)
12:50 PM -- Reach first waterfall
01:30 PM -- Start back downstream. Again, Walk, wade, swim, float, jump etc. (1 mile)
03:00 PM -- Start Hike back on Fire road. (2.5 miles)
04:00 PM -- Start driving back
06:30 PM -- Reach train station parking lot. Disperse.
Gas : $20 per head
Lunch : bring your own
Floatation device (optional): bring your own. $13 with free shipping in Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Intex-58330EP-Explorer-200-Boat/dp/B000RZFBKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405467736&sr=8-1&keywords=float+intex+200 National park entrance fee : $10 per car.
What to bring
1) water - 3 litres
2) Lunch and snacks
3) Change of clothes
4) Floatation device, Innertube or PFD (lifejacket)
5) Good hiking shoes.
6) Dry bag to keep from getting wet.