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Hiking and Monkeying around at Vasquez Rocks.

We will be hiking on a trail for half the time and rock scrambling along the long hog-back rocky ridge that runs the length of the park for a while. So expect to use your hands a lot.

Then we will stop for lunch at the big cave, (lots of shade) and finally, we will climb the cliffs trail to the spires near the freeway.

 

POST HIKE EARLY DINNER AND BEER and SOCIALIZING AT BIG MOUTH PIZZA

33323 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd.,  91390

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=10700+Escondido+Canyon+Rd,+Agua+Dulce,+CA+91390&daddr=Big+Mouth+Pizza,+Agua+Dulce+Canyon+Road,+Santa+Clarita,+CA&hl=en&ll=34.491808,-118.322947&spn=0.009762,0.013797&sll=34.501252,-118.381634&sspn=0.039045,0.055189&geocode=FQ1BDgIdypHy-Cm33KhnvIrCgDHFc77PcvHXxw%3BFc9YDgId8nvy-CE21fTxLMsicyl9hs5WnorCgDE21fTxLMsicw&oq=Big+Mouth+&t=h&mra=ls&z=16

 

THEN IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE THE ROWHER ROCKS WITH ME????,  THEY'RE A FEW MILES TO THE NORTHWEST. Parking there requires a National Forest Adventure Pass ($5) (Sierra Highway to Rush Canyon Road, drive to top of hill and park. Hike is 1/2 mile each way)

more photo opps

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TOTAL HIKE LENGTH at Vasquez....6 or 7 miles

Lots of photo opportunities

 

PARKING: FREE....(see picture below) DRIVE INTO PARK ABOUT 1/2 MILE TO THE THIRD LOT BY THESE ROCKS, WE WILL MEET HERE; THERE ARE A FEW PORTA-POTTIES HERE ON THE SOUTH END OF THE LOT

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WEATHER FORECAST: 83 degrees, hike is in full sun. We will take it slow so no one gets cooked.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Vasquez+Rocks+Park+CA+14166:19:US

 

(BELOW: the cliffs near the freeway)

EXPECT LOTS OF ROCK HOPPING OPPORTUNITIES!

and Uphill climbs of 200 to 300 feet a few times...

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PHOTOS OF THESE HIKES:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/VasquezRocksSanGabrielSierraPelonaMountainsPinchpoint

 

 

THE USUAL STUFF:

 

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring lunch, clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water--4 liters, (1 liter per hour), hat, comfy shoes, snacks, guitar, all your troubles..., camera, etc

 

LEGAL STUFF:  by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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You can see my blog at http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com for stories on new parkland purchases and other environmental battles, like the recent addition to Vasquez Rocks park.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A most excellent hike, this one rocks! Sorry, I couldn't help it... It was a real pleasure to have shared this adventure with this wonderful group. I hope you enjoy the slide I created. show.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4Sdj_zvhg

    2 · September 29, 2013

    • Norma

      Our*

      September 29, 2013

    • Luis

      pretty bad ass vid..thnx for ur work George..

      October 5, 2013

  • Luis

    This was my first stint w the group..i had a blast and Rex is totally chill..loved the combination of rock climbing and hiking..bomb time!! Big props to my sis Norma..she's a hiking junkie..

    October 5, 2013

  • Leo S.

    This was really great. Loved monkeying around the rocks

    September 30, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    I vote Charlie Brown's for dinner???

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      Vaquez & Charlie Brown's is like .... bacon & eggs ....

      September 27, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Yah. Agreed.

      September 29, 2013

  • Carmen

    I'd really love to join the group on this hike. Unfortunately, something came up and I will not be able to attend this time. Wish you all have a great time.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I have to wear shorts, minimum ?
    Are you sure there isn't a hot spring along the way ?

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what about the hiking along the beach with the caves and ship wreck when will you do that again?

    September 23, 2013

  • Carmen

    looking forward to hiking in that area. It has beautiful scenic views. I've been to Escondido Canyon before on a bike ride. The place is amazing!

    September 23, 2013

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