DEEP CREEK WATERFALLS, POOLS, AND HOT SPRINGS

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O:20s30s40s DEEP CREEK WATERFALLS, POOLS, AND HOT SPRINGS

Join us on this moderate 7 mi R/T, 1,000ft loss/gain traverse of the picturesque Deep Creek area near Apple Valley, from the Bowen Ranch Entrance.

 

We will hike 2 miles past the actual Hot Springs to a secluded spot on the creek with waterfall, beach, and swimming area, and then return to Bathe in the Hot Springs.

Bring 3qts water, lunch, snacks, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots or trail shoes, swimsuit and towel.  Poles recommended.

We will have one knee-high stream crossing.

Deep Creek is a clothing optional area.  Expect nudity.

$ 5 entrance fee per person collected at Bowen Ranch entrance.

Depart 8:00AM from North OC Rideshare Point

OR meet us at the trailhead parking lot at 10:15 am (directions emailed).

All day event.  Return to North OC Rideshare about 9:30PM.

Leader:  Charles G. Geller ([masked]).  Coleader: Angela Boyd ([masked])

The last six miles of the drive are an a washboarded and sandy dirt road.  Regular passenger cars can and do drive this road everyday, but high clearance/4WD is better.   Indicate in your RSVP if you can drive and how many you can take.

 

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  • Arturo

    David thanks for the great pictures. I realized that I missed much more fun moments.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Arturo

    Thanks a lot Charles & Angela for an amazing adventure. Looking forward to the next one.

    May 15, 2013

  • Angela

    Yes, thank you for all the photos. If you have any you want to share via dropbox or another service, just let me know!

    It was super awesome meeting some of you and catching up with others. Can't wait to meet up again soon!

    May 15, 2013

  • Rock T.

    Video of us crossing the Deep Creek ...
    http://youtu.be/z-USPgniW3A

    May 14, 2013

  • Reka

    thank u so much for all the amazing pictures !!!

    May 14, 2013

  • Neda S.

    Thank you Charles and Angela, it was great hike with lots of fun. I loved it.

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Angela

      Yeah, get on their mailing list so you'll know about their garage sales!

      May 13, 2013

    • Neda S.

      Okay, thanks!

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you. Had a blast! Brenda

    May 13, 2013

  • Reka

    thank u everyone, had a wonderful time, great workout, perfect weather, new friends :) hope to cu soon

    May 12, 2013

  • Gary H.

    Tons of fun. Looking forward to next time!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Marie A.

    So much fun! Thank you Charles and Angela!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Rock T.

    Thank you Charles for a fantastic hike.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Steve P.

    A relaxing weekend and meet few new friends!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • John

    Woke Up Not Feeling Well... Sadly Not GoingToAttend. Hope Group SchedulesAnotherTime Soon

    May 11, 2013

  • Marie A.

    Am I going to be the only one waring a bikini? I don't mind driving. I have a 2013 Kia Soul. It's not a 4WD but I think I can handle it. I can take 3 people.

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be wearing a bikini

      May 10, 2013

    • Marie A.

      The event description says expect nudity. I thought everyone was going to be naked but me.

      1 · May 11, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Let's hike!

    May 10, 2013

  • Richard

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation, but really don't feel well tonight. Hope you all have a great time.

    May 10, 2013

  • Lani

    Sorry my daughter came down with the flu. I can't make it.

    May 10, 2013

  • Reka

    I will need a ride from 8am meeting location, will chip in for gas, thanx :b

    May 10, 2013

  • Beto

    I was waiting for this but Shasta will be waiting for me.

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • Angela

      Shasta?!?! You're choosing Shasta over this????

      May 9, 2013

    • Beto

      Shasta's beauty is irresistible

      1 · May 10, 2013

  • Reka

    well..... do waitlisters get to come?

    May 10, 2013

  • mariah b.

    Hello every body something came up and I have to back out, hope everyone enjoys the hike.

    May 10, 2013

  • Reuven

    Sorry, cannot go now due to work :(

    May 9, 2013

  • Dan

    just got my sportage back from the shop, with a new engine. seems like this is the perfect excursion to test that ridiculously expensive repair. my way of saying, "i don't mind driving". i seat 4-5 and have a lot of space in the back for packs, etc.

    see you guys at the ride share.

    May 9, 2013

  • Lani

    I will be at the Park & Ride. I'm hoping to carpool with someone - I will chip in for gas :)

    May 9, 2013

  • Lisa L

    I'm beyond bummed to have to cancel. Stupid sprained ankle. Grumble grumble.

    May 8, 2013

    • Lisa L

      Dan, I'm flattered that you think that I'm a wispy 90 lbs, but I am a lot more woman than that.

      May 8, 2013

    • Dan

      Thanks for the concern, but I'm not flattered that you think I can only manage 90lbs. I'm a lot more man than that :)

      2 · May 8, 2013

  • Roberto

    Unfortunately, I have to work this weekend and won't be able to join you on the hike. My sincere apologies to those of you who were planning on carpooling with me. Have a great time!

    May 7, 2013

  • Daniel M

    Oh yeah my Subaru is AWD. I take it to Yosemite, Mammoth,Bishop, Holcomb Valley etc all the time. As long as we're not rock crawlin' were good.
    ;)

    May 6, 2013

  • mariah b.

    I did not know I needed a 4wd for this hike, I have a Bens compresor, will I have any problems.

    May 6, 2013

  • Arturo

    I have a 4WD I can take up to 4 more pp if anybody wants to carpool. I live close to SC Plaza.

    April 14, 2013

    • Arturo

      Yes. I'm sorry for the late respond. Let me know if you still want to carpool. I'll let you know the meeting place.

      May 5, 2013

    • Ryan

      Do you still have any spots left for a ride? I'm coming from Irvine

      May 6, 2013

  • Arturo

    David+1,Gary & Johanna. Are you guys still want to carpool? I'll send you and email with directions on where are we meeting if you are.

    May 5, 2013

  • Shirly F

    Hi, I am on the waiting list. When will I know if I can squeeze in?

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to go

    May 5, 2013

  • Daniel M

    * My car can

    May 3, 2013

  • Daniel M

    Yes. I can make it to the OC Ride share point. My can fit 5 total, but it maybe a bit snug.

    May 3, 2013

  • Charles G. G.

    Daniel, can you come to the North OC Rideshare point?

    May 3, 2013

  • Daniel M

    I'm on the waitlist but I have a wagon Subaru to help cart some folks up I live close to the 10/57/210 fwys any chance I can squeeze in? I have a basket rack as well for
    Any additional gear if needed. Thanks

    May 3, 2013

  • Roberto

    I have a 4WD SUV and can take 3-4 people.

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • Roberto

      Thanks for the update, Chris.

      May 2, 2013

    • Roberto

      Hi Haleh, I do have room for you.

      May 2, 2013

  • christopher s.

    Got to Deep Creek on 4/28, had a great time, but onto other adventures!

    May 2, 2013

  • Charles G. G.

    it is perfectly acceptable to arrange ride in advance, but if you are meeting us at the North OC carpool point Saturday morning, it's not neccessary to arrange rides in advance

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Ping

    This is the first time for me, so truly brand new:) Dose anyone have ay spot left for a ride? I live in seal beach.

    Thanks a lot in advance,

    Ping

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Neda S.

    Hi, I'm new and need a ride. Is there any spot left in any truck? Thanks

    April 24, 2013

  • Erica

    I'm in the Southbay (Torrance/Gardena), looking for carpool ride from nearby cities? I can I will pitch in money for gas.

    Thanks

    April 22, 2013

  • Amber

    I'm new to this group... This event looked really cool.

    April 21, 2013

  • Jennifer M

    Offroading

    April 19, 2013

  • Jennifer M

    Can't wait

    April 19, 2013

  • Gary H.

    My car is probably not the best for this

    April 4, 2013

    • Gary H.

      I don't know Charles. I've read the write-up on this place now and many of the people are saying the last 1.5 miles of this road are very treacherous. I'm leaning strongly against driving at this point.

      April 5, 2013

    • Charles G. G.

      Yeah I've been kidding you, I don't expect you to drive

      April 8, 2013

  • Amber

    I'm new to this group... This event looked really cool.

    April 6, 2013

  • Yvonne

    I would love to come but I'm way past 40 with balance issues. Sounds just wonderful. Can you put the pictures on facebook or on this site?

    April 6, 2013

  • Julie H.

    Im so bummed i had to change my day off because and cant go :(

    April 5, 2013

  • Erica

    I'm in the Southbay (Torrance/Gardena), anyone can drive? I will pitch in money for gas.

    April 5, 2013

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