Sunset/Fullmoon at Boat Canyon/Laguna Coast Wilderness(Level 2+: Mod+/Strenuous)

  • April 26, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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THIS IS GREAT FOR THE MODERATE-FAST PACE, REGULAR HIKERS WITH STEEP HILLS and VERY FEW STOPS!

A special once a month for fullmoon, we'll have a great workout hills hike. The ocean views from the cliff at the end of Boat Canyon are like Hawaii, absolutely stunning!--- Boat Canyon above Laguna Beach ---(sunset 7:31, moonrise 8:55 PM)

DEPARTURE TIME : 6:30-6:35 PM

DURATION/DISTANCE/ELEVATION: Plan on about 2-3+/- hours for 8.5+ miles RT, with about[masked] ft vertical gain and about that much loss

General Rating/Difficulty: Level 2+(3): moderate+/strenuous for elevation, distance and pace. CLICK RATING TABLE to read more about skill levels

Note:  Level 2: Please indicate when RSVP, so we will form a group for shorter time and distance, that'll be about 2 hours and about 6 miles turning around before going the full lollipop loop.

The Moon is most rounded tonight, but we may be in the dark if it's cloudy, bring your flashlight.

ROUTE : We will meet at Gate 14 of Laguna Coast Wilderness. Since this is a residential area, we'll limit number of participants, only RSVP if you are sure to go. Boat Canyon is a ridge above Laguna Beach, after a mile uphill, we'll stop the lookout, then continue on Boat Canyon Rd to Boomer Ridge Rd before making a lollipop down Big Bend trail to Laguna CoastWilderness/Laguna Canyon 133. The back up hill Laguna Ridge trail is steep, single track less than a mile, then we'll be back down Boat Canyon Rd to the trailhead.

ESSENTIALS : wear good traction hiking shoes, bring water, snacks and flashlight. There is no shade on this hike, but a great view at sunset and nice moon rise if it's clear. Bring wind breaker or a jacket as it's still cool near the ocean.

DIRECTIONS : We meet at Gate 14 http://www.ocparks.co...
Yahoo Map or Google to Dunnegan Dr and Dartmoor St, Laguna Beach. Please map your direction before hand and don't rely on your GPS alone as the trailhead is a bit tricky to find. Dartmoor St and Hillcrest Dr signs are under the tree branches, so it's tough for first time driving here. From Pacific Coast Hwy going south (pass Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Crystal Cove before reach to Laguna Beach), turn left on San Joaquin St (Viejo is the next light street), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end.
From PCH going North pass Laguna Beach turn right on San Joaquin St (right after you pass Viejo, the street with light), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end

REMINDER:

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  • Lily

    Long overdue photos. Thanks everyone for a great workout. It was a delay one hour with Elizabeth, but it turned out nice moon that we could capture. The souvenir to you and Tina, your friend, Elizabeth :-)

    May 2, 2013

  • Dean

    Thanks Lily for organizing it, it was nice to see everyone on the way back.

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend, level 2. Thanks

    April 26, 2013

  • Lily

    Dean and Pauline, please don't leave so much dust to us OK, j/k. Have a great workout and hope we'll run into you both, but you will miss the moon. It's clear, so we will have a nice sunset and hope to see the moon by the end of the hike. The moon is coming up a bit late 8:55AM, but we may not see until 9ish, so bring your flashlight for the going back route. See you all later...

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Dean

      Thanks for info .. Hope to see you on trail

      April 26, 2013

  • Pauline N

    Hi Dean. May I join you on the early bird starting time of 5:30? Thank you!

    April 26, 2013

    • Dean

      Sounds good see you there at gate 5:30 pm.

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • HH

    Hi Lily. I may be running a little late to the hike, but I will catch up with everyone on the trail. Looking forward to it.

    April 25, 2013

    • Lily

      OK Heather!

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this a dog friendly hike?

    April 26, 2013

    • Dean

      Sorry.. no dog allowed on boat canyon.. There is a sign at the gate.

      April 26, 2013

  • Dean

    I need to start early, but hope to see you all on tral.

    April 26, 2013

  • Lily

    What happened to Christina and Susan? We may be fast, but we will company for a portion of the trail before you turn around. If you really like to join us, this is not a true excuse :-)

    April 25, 2013

    • Lily

      The sun is coming out and less clouds, we probably see the moon, but don't forget your flashlight. Forecast has it in the 60s at hiking time, so bring a windbreaker

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think I can keep up w you tigers. Wouldn't want be left behind :)
    Another time

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Level 2

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    love full moon!
    Level2 looking forward to it

    April 20, 2013

  • Kathy R.

    Level 2

    April 3, 2013

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