smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

 OK before i start if the gate to the forrestal nature preserve is closed
Then we meet at the gate. If it is open. keep driving til the
street ends and meet there. Read exact details below in the directions. The last time the blasted gate was locked and we met at the gate.

Hike leader: fearless leader Jose

When: Saturday feb 23 , 2013, 12:30pm

What to bring: Water, hiking shoes, snack, hat, dress for weather,
sunblock, and a smile for jose

Hike level: advanced beginner 5 miles RT, 700 ft gain loss-- walking on
trails,roads, and fireroads. Some steep areas, up and down.
The hike should take 3 hours maybe a little more if the gate is locked

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THERE IS ONLY A PORT-A-POTTY FOR A TOILET ON THE TRAIL.
SO PLEASE GO TO THE RESTROOM BEFORE YOU GET HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Directions: ok the place we are meeting is the forrestal nature preserve
in Rancho palos verdes. The address is above and you can click on it to see where it is or
follow these directions.
From where ever you are get to the 110 freeway. Go south til the freeway ends
in San pedro. It specifically ends at gaffey street. Go south on gaffey street
for a while. On 25th street you make a right turn. be careful at the intersection of
gaffey and 25th street. It is a wierd intersection, so be on the right lane with
the right turn arrow. when you get there you will see why.
You will be at 25th street for a while. Then 25th street ends and becomes palos verdes
drive. this happens when you enter rancho palos verdes city.
As you are driving you will see the trump golf course on your left. Keep going til you reach
Forrestal drive. Make a right on forrestal drive and keep going til
the street ends and you will see me there. You will pass the preserves gates and
the soccer fields on the left side before you get there. also there is a street that
connects to forrestal right before it ends, don't go down that street because I won't be there.
Don't meet at the gates unless the gate is closed and you can't drive any
further.

Hike description: first we will start on a trail going up and down the hillls.
Then we will get to a fireroad and follow it til we get to the street.
We will walk along the street and cross it. hopefully no one will get run over. We will go down the road. 
Then we will reach the porta potties. when those who want to use them are done
(May god have mercy on thier souls) We will take the "fun" trail down
to the cove. 
We will spend a few minutes there and play in the tidepools. This is the place where we see the sea lions and seals. There is also a little water spout there too. then we will walk over to the big cave we will climb back out of the cove and climb back up to the cars the way we got there.

Kids ok and welcomed, but you are responsible for them.
dogs ok, but on a leash at all times
email me if you have any questions, but give me time to reply
Rain cancels

Fearless leader Jose

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  • Tiffany

    It was a great hike with amazing scenery and a good work out with friendly people and best of all with the nicest hike leader fearless Jose. Thanks Jose for leading us; I've always had good hikes with you!

    February 26, 2013

  • enrique m.

    Thanks Jose! Can't wait for the next one? When Kayaking?

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • sondra

      oh yeah kayaking is cool as soon as it warms up a little!

      February 25, 2013

    • Courtney

      I'm all in for kayaking....let's do it when it warms up..

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Roman

    It was great and so was evry one

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Willie

    Great!!! Nice peeps...

    February 25, 2013

  • Hex C.

    Amazing view Jose, thanks for planning this hike

    February 25, 2013

  • Courtney

    great job Jose!! Thank you....

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Pamela

    Thanks, Jose!!

    February 23, 2013

  • Rachel C

    Great

    February 23, 2013

  • Cory P.

    As usual a GREAT HIKE! Thanks Jose and all who attended!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Ramsey

    What a great hike. Thank you Jose.
    See you at the next one!

    February 23, 2013

  • Leticia G

    I love the views and the work out. Thanks Ethel, Sebastian, Roman, Huang and the 2 other girls!!!!! That was so fun!!!!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good hike
    Thanks jose
    Hope your foot is ok

    February 23, 2013

  • Lisa V.

    Sorry I had to miss. By the looks of the pics I'm really bummed I couldn't go. Glad you all had fun.

    February 23, 2013

  • Patty

    Next time! Tks

    February 23, 2013

  • Jonovan

    The gate is open. Great directions, Jose. :)

    February 23, 2013

  • Lisa G

    Maybe next time, forgot to drink water last night! Doh

    February 23, 2013

  • Antonia

    too many people atttending....thanks

    February 23, 2013

  • Patty

    nif not too late, anyone going fr Sgv/pasadena area & if I may hitch a ride?

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will give up my spot, i don't want to drive so far alone and with cost of gas. Fryman Canyon anyone?

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ugh...sick, have to cancel, boo

    February 23, 2013

  • Janet H.

    I have to work. Next time!

    February 23, 2013

  • sondra

    Who wants to carpool from SFV Sherman Oaks area? Can fit 3 more in my car (or 4 if ur skinny)

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok

      February 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It looks like the carpool is full, is that true? I am in Sherman Oaks/Studio City (border). Let me know if it's not too late to join.

      February 22, 2013

  • Erica

    Sick since last week, still not get better.

    February 22, 2013

  • Yolanda

    So sorry that I have to cancel last minute. Going out of town. Have a great day tomorrow!

    February 22, 2013

  • Michelle

    My friend can't hike that long she is still recovering from surgery I'm going to miss out yet again :0(

    February 22, 2013

  • Rachel C

    Hi Jose, I just signed up for the hike. Look forward to it. I wonder if it's possible to have your cell number in case I get lost on the way? Thanks!

    February 21, 2013

    • jose

      i am sending an email with the number in a few minutes

      February 22, 2013

  • Randy

    Looking forward to my first hike in Southern Cal

    February 22, 2013

  • Brisa

    So excited!

    February 22, 2013

  • Kym

    Just found out that my "sprained ankle" is actually fractured. :( going to have to wait this one out & I was SO looking forward to meeting everyone!

    February 22, 2013

  • Jel

    Sorry next time

    February 21, 2013

  • Lisa G

    Can't wait! Done this trail several times but never the caves! Awesome! (ps.. the gate is almost always closed)

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter and I would like to carpool, we are in Glendale

    February 20, 2013

    • Ethel

      Hi Adriana, for some reason I couldn't msg you. I'm in Pasadena Monday-Thursday and I'm in the southbay Friday-Sunday. I can't give you a ride for this Saturday but if you need one during the week, I'll be happy to if I'm free.

      February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Ethel!

      February 21, 2013

  • Vicky H.

    Is this going to be a hard, medium, or an easy hike? Also , anyone carpooling from Culver City/Marina del Rey area?

    February 20, 2013

    • Sandy o.

      @Susan do you have room for two more coming from PDR?

      February 21, 2013

    • Vicky H.

      Thank you so much Susan. Let me know where I can meet you.

      February 21, 2013

  • Tiffany

    I would like to carpool if there is any one coming from Orange County or near it. I live in Westminster next to Seal Beach and Long Beach, and am willing to chip in for gas.

    February 20, 2013

  • Margaret R. C.

    It turns out I am bringing only one guest, so that opens up a spot for someone.

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My knee wont let me this time :(

    February 20, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Hi all. I just signed up, but I can't go this Saturday. Since I am very new to this, will I get email notifications of the upcoming hikes?

    February 20, 2013

    • Tony

      At the top of the page under "My Profile-Email and Notifications" you can select how often you are informed about upcoming events.

      February 20, 2013

  • vern

    I am on my way... check address and... It's next weekend... DUH

    February 16, 2013

  • Robin E.

    See you all soon. This is going to be quite a party :-)

    February 16, 2013

  • Heather S.

    First meetup. Is this how I RSVP?

    February 15, 2013

  • Margaret R. C.

    Ok, Jose, it's just two guests now. One bailed. So 2 guests and I.

    February 13, 2013

  • jose

    Ok margaret I changed it to 3 guests coming, let me know if there is a change.

    February 13, 2013

    • Margaret R. C.

      Thanks, Jose. Will keep you posted.

      February 13, 2013

    • Courtney

      jose please add 1 guest that I am bringing with me. Thanks.

      February 13, 2013

  • Margaret R. C.

    I can't get the guest number to work am bringing at least one guest and am contacting 2 others who have expressed an interest. But not 10, LOl

    February 13, 2013

  • Hex C.

    First hike with Jose as leader!

    February 11, 2013

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