SS Dominator shipwreck, Palos verdes Penninsula

Stats:

Rocky Coastal hike to shipwreck, 500' gain/loss

mileage varies depending on the group, but between 5-10. Sounds low but believe me after a mile on that coastline you will be thinking you've done 3.

Tides:

High at 6:17 am at 4.9' and at 7:05 pm at 5'

Low at 12:20 am at 1.1' and at 12:43 pm at -.02'

The tides dictate this hike. We will descend to Bluff Cove and work our way south along the shoreline towards Lunada bay, exploring the shipwreck along the way. From there we will take a vote and possibly split up, those wishing to return to their cars can either return the way we came or ascend the steep trail to the streets and hike the streets back to their cars. I plan on working my way down the coast to explore some of the tidepools in the area. There are numerous coastal access points along our route which gives us plenty of chances to turn around without having to double back along the coast. Ive obtained the entry points of these points fron the department of fish and game, and will be emailing each attending member a map of these routes.

Iwould like the group to stay together until Lunada bay though. From there, we can split into 2 and only 2 groups, those wishing to take the trail out and those wishing to continue along the coastline.

As for directions, they are a bit tricky. We may want to meet at a specified point, probably Point Vicente, and caravan from there. more details will follow, but for those wanting to do the coastline, we may be able to arrange a shuttle hike.

More details will follow as we get closer to the date.

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  • Pete

    a nice fun hike cool people,great great job to both Andrews .

    April 7, 2013

  • Dave B.

    Thanks for organizing! I'd definitely be interested in continuing along the coast sometime. Especially if we can organize to have beer at the end :) or maybe a whole BBQ... Thanks again, nice seeing y'all.

    April 7, 2013

  • Andrew

    Andrew, there is still plenty to explore, glad you liked it, its one of my favorites!

    April 6, 2013

  • Nic

    I nice hike with beautiful scenery.

    April 6, 2013

  • Andrew

    Thanks Andrew for organizing this awesome hike! The weather was perfect..the tide pools were incredible, plus a shipwreck. What more could you ask for??

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. The weather cannot be better. The trail is rocky but fun.

    April 6, 2013

  • Huiting

    Sorry running late. Won't be able to make it. Have a good hike!

    April 6, 2013

  • Ha

    Running super late. Will not make it in time. :( I Hope you do this hike again.

    April 6, 2013

  • Alan

    Food poisoning

    April 5, 2013

  • Andrew

    Ill see everybody at the address posted but we will have to caravan from there to get to our start point. Im doing it this way because it would be difficult to explain how to get to our starting point, which is just down the road.

    April 5, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    I really wish I didn't have to cancel, but I just got into a class that will be for the next 3 weekends. Have fun for me guys!

    April 5, 2013

  • Andrew

    Google maps will get you to our trailhead, And will probably be easier than taking my route. If you are coming from the SGV like me, I usually take the 110 fwy there, but that is not the route google maps gives. Will post my # tonight so that anybody who wants to coordinate early or has any questions has a day ahead of time to ask me.

    April 4, 2013

    • Ha

      The email you send us didn't have your phone number.

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone interested in carpooling from San Gabriel valley?

    March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Andrew.

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nic, where do I meet you at Covina? Should we meet at 8:40?

      April 5, 2013

  • Scott

    Are dogs allowed on this hike Andrew?

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I lost track of the date. Look forward to joining you another time.Thank you!

    April 4, 2013

  • Andrew

    Also, just a reminder, bring sturdy boots with ankle support, sunscreen and sunglasses. I hate to reiterate this, but this coastline is extremely rocky, you will work muscles that you didnt know you had.Also warm clothes in case the Marine layer is heavy. Also, if you are into wading through tidepools, a pair of water shoes and also a pair of binos in case the whales are out.

    April 4, 2013

  • Scott

    So what's the best way to get there

    April 4, 2013

  • Berg

    ;-)

    April 4, 2013

  • Allen L.

    + 1 is maybe for now.

    March 29, 2013

  • Andrew

    BTW. The tidepools were cool today, we got to walk out pretty far at low tide, hopefully they will be this low for our hike!

    March 27, 2013

  • Andrew

    Just did this to the Shipreck and Lunada bay today with Pete, So I want to remind everyone, You will need sturdy Boots with ankle support for this hike. There is no sand, it is all rock, and sometimes you may feel like you are walking across bowling balls.
    Also, I would like to go further, Ive done this coastline from Point Vicente, but that will be up to the group and a later date, since I plan on taking it easy and letting people check it out for themselves.This will be a relaxed hike, the tough one will be the shuttle hike for those who arent turned off by this one.

    March 27, 2013

  • Andrew

    Also, for those rock and shell collectors, This is a great place to collect. Some of the specimens you may come across are black lace Agate, Chalcedony, Baryte roses and crystals( think desert roses), Abalone shells and turbans, among others. And if you are lucky and know what to look for, there is petrified wood and whalebone, along with other assorted fossils.

    March 20, 2013

    • Andrew

      Wow Andrew, that sounds great. I can't wait!

      March 21, 2013

  • Andrew

    I sent out a topo of the area and a list of coastal access points to those attending who are interested in getting a feel for the hike.

    March 20, 2013

  • Andrew

    I have this meetup crossposted, but since they didnt fill up the way you guys did, I transferred 10 positions to this group.

    March 20, 2013

  • Andrew

    Cheyenne, I am in Baldwin park, we can carpool, well work it out closer to the date.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If BP means Baldwin Park, I could drive to BP and we can carpool

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am close to Mt Baldy. Where is BP?

    March 14, 2013

  • Scott

    Sounds like a great hike

    February 23, 2013

  • Andrew

    This hike will also be posted with another group.

    February 23, 2013

  • Ha

    Maybe 1 guest.

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    interested

    February 4, 2013

  • Allen L.

    + 1 is maybe for now.

    February 4, 2013

  • Gil

    Will be out of town

    February 4, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    April 6 is a conflict so have to withdraw.

    February 3, 2013

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