ROCK On, Vasquez! (The Trail Less Traveled...)

 

Hiking and Rock Scrambling

at Vasquez Rocks!

 

Duration: 3-4 hours

Level: Easy-Intermediate


This time, we're taking the trail less traveled. We're skipping the hiking trails and hitting the rocks!

Expect to climb. Expect to get lost. Expect to be super sore after this event! ;P

Jk, just expect to have a good time with friends!

What's Vasquez Rocks?
Vasquez Rocks is a spectacular high desert park in Agua Dulce, dating back 20 million years. Giant rock formations, formed from earthquakes and erosion, jut at a 45 degree angle and, well, can only make for great rock climbing fun!

We’ll be hiking ~4 miles in and around the maze of rocks. We’ll see the famous “Gorn” rock, caves, meadows and great views of the high desert landsape. There are so many places for every level of hiker and climber to explore and enjoy!

Who’s Vasquez?
Tiburcio Vasquez was one of the most notorious gang leaders in Southern California. In the 1870’s, Vasquez and his gang would kill, rob and plunder, then hide out and lose the law in the intricate maze of rocks and caves, now known as Vasquez Rocks.

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BRING
hat, sunblock, long pants, hiking boots / athletic shoes with good traction, 2 to 3 liters water, windbreaker (may be very windy in the Valley, even on warm days), snacks


CARPOOL
In your RSVP, let other members know if you can drive/need a carpool and the area you are coming from. Carpoolers - please be kind to your driver, help out w/ gas $

  • Alhambra Bowling Center: 1400 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801 -leave by 9:00am
  • Pasadena: 401 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 - leave by 8:45am


DIRECTIONS
From Los Angeles:

  • I-5 North
  • 14 North/East (Antelope Valley Freeway) towards Palmdale/Lancaster (14 miles)
  • Exit 15 for Agua Dulce Road, turn left
  • Continue straight through stop sign and wind uphill until you reach Escondido Road. Turn right on Escondido Road.
  • Entrance to park is on right side. Turn right, then urn left on dirt road.
  • Go all the way to the back parking area until the dead end.


Afterwards, join us for lunch!

Big Mouth Pizza - 33323 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

 

Hope to see you there! :)

 

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Disclaimer:
By attending this event, you are voluntarily participating at your own risk and agree to assume all responsibility for yourself. You do not hold the organizers or the LAAPGSM group responsible in any way.

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  • Jing-Ni

    So much fun scrambling the rocks :)

    November 18, 2012

  • ed

    Now I am waiting at Alhambra bowling center. Hope to see you soon.

    November 18, 2012

  • LA

    Sorry guys- have to cancel this event due to the rain =(
    Wet rocks are dangerous rocks! >Postponed to Sun, Nov. 18, 10am. Please update your rsvp accordingly/hope you can make it out then!

    November 8, 2012

  • SL

    According to the forecast, it will rain on Sat.

    November 8, 2012

    • LA

      Thanks, SL.

      November 8, 2012

  • SL

    Hi Lia and Dewey, can I also carpool with you form Pasadena?

    November 8, 2012

  • SL

    Can we carpool there? I live in SGV.

    November 8, 2012

  • kevin

    ugh... gonna be out of town for the entire week.
    Thanks anyway.
    I will look forward to the next one!

    November 4, 2012

  • kevin

    oh how splendid. Thank you

    November 1, 2012

  • Dewey

    @ Kevin Meet me at Pasadena carpool spot. Either Lia or I can drive. Sorry for volunteering you Lia :P

    October 31, 2012

  • kevin

    Can I carpool with someone? dewey?
    I can chip in for gas or whatnot

    October 31, 2012

  • kevin

    wow those rocks look crazy

    October 31, 2012

  • Sing

    Thanks Lia

    October 31, 2012

  • LA

    avoid rock climbing part?! :D yeah ... we'll probably do a combo of hiking and rock scrambling. When we climb up the rocks, you can simply... just walk around the rocks! :)

    October 30, 2012

  • Sing

    This is going to sound weird...but any way to avoid the rock climbing part? Hand still messed up.

    October 30, 2012

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