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VASQUEZ ROCKS 5 MILE HIKE - SAN ANDREAS FAULT - DEVILS PUNCHBOWL - QUIRKY CAFE

*** BRING A SNACK for our break at Vasquez Rocks

*** BRING a LUNCH for our drive to San Andreas Fault

*** BRING 3-4 bottles of water for the hike at Vasquez

and Devils Punchbowl

*** DINNER at a cool cafe after both hikes

1) CLIMB ON VASQUEZ ROCKS!!!

Highlighted in several MOVIES and TV commercials, to include Star Trek, Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure, the Flintstones and about a million more.

5 MILE MODERATE HIKE

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HIKE will NOT require rock scrambling, but it's just more fun if you do. Wear appropriate hiking boots if you wanna climb on the rocks. Distance is approx 5 MILES with only a slight elevation climb. ELEVATION approx 500 feet

APPROX 3 HOURS / 3 1/2 HOURS

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CLICK HERE TO SEE WORST STAR TREK FIGHT

EVER FILMED AT VASQUEZ ROCKS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1eFdUSnaQM

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CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS HIKE HERE

http://picasaweb.google.com/hikingla/VASQUEZDEVILSPUNCHBOWLSANANDREASFAULT?authkey=Gv1sRgCKGDjujC_pq8owE#slideshow/[masked]

http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/photos/1221888/

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VIDEO MADE AT VASQUEZ ROCKS DECEMBER 2010

DURING A FLASH FLOOD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAl-0MbsGmI


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1 MINUTE PARODY OF THE MOVIE "127 HOURS"

we filmed there in December 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL3FW9fhIu8


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MAP TO VASQUEZ ROCKS / SAN ANDREAS FAULT

DEVILS PUNCHBOWL and CHARLIE BROWN FARMS / CAFE

http://goo.gl/maps/4ePec


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2) CARAVAN TO SAN ANDREAS FAULT

APPROX 35 MILES AWAY (45 MINUTES)

( and eat pre-packed lunch on the way )


WE'LL HANG JUST LONG ENOUGH TO GET A PIC

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3) CARAVAN TO DEVILS PUNCHBOWL

( 10 MINUTES PAST THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT )

1 1/2 - 2 MILE MODERATE HIKE, ROCK SCRAMBLING

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4) DINNER AT CHARLIE BROWNS FARMS

a cool, quirky general store that you GOTTA see to believe...

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  • anne h.

    Awesome hikes today. Really enjoyed it. Kudos to John!

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • wendy

    How fun Liz! Thanks for the vivid recollection of that 'wild' time we had climbing vasquez rocks! I can picture what that place might look like in snow. Skiing sounds so fun! Hope to see you soon!!

    2 · March 8, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Hey guys. Today I went skiing in Wrightwood and driving out there on the 14, those amazing Vasquez rocks that we were just climbing on last Sunday, were all covered in Snow. It was so beautiful, wish I could have snapped a photo. I bet Devils Punchbowl looked incredible too.
    Just had to share. See ya soon.

    3 · March 8, 2013

  • Jen

    Thank you John for the fun hike!! I got the picture of you in the hole at Vasquez rock and many more great photos, but I can't upload it meetup album coz it limit to 500 photos only. I will upload it to my facebook and post the link here later.

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • Beth

    Hey it was nice to meet ya all, I had fun and I'm looking forward to another one soon!

    3 · March 4, 2013

  • Alejandro

    Thank you John for organizing a great day! Had a lot of fun with a group full of very nice people!

    6 · March 4, 2013

    • Vlad

      looks like my pic of hanging Agape can't get out of s* mind! :)
      good modeling + good angle /timing = success!

      2 · March 4, 2013

    • Vlad

      oops, c* mind. excuse my language :)

      2 · March 4, 2013

  • Eric B

    THis hiking can best be summed up by this secret video that was taken druing today's activities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8

    4 · March 3, 2013

  • Farah

    Thank you for the GREAT hiking, John :-)

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • Joan H.

    I'm soooo sad that I missed this hike. I had to work all night Sat and didn't think it would be the safest thing to go straight to a rock hike- but it sounds amazing. John, I hope you will consider doing this one again in the near future!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Neha K

    Excellent!

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • Liz K.

    The photos are spectacular!! Thank you for taking all these. John with the dolls in the store is a kick!

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • Liz K.

    oh, and I forgot to thank Eric for the tangerines too..sorry, Eric. And thanks for keeping watch over the gang.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Yolanda

    The best hike ever! Thank you John for an amazing day. And to Rex for that side trip(rock climbing). Also want to thank Eric for the tangerines.

    3 · March 4, 2013

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Glad y'all enjoyed yesterday!!! Terrific day with a bunch of fun people... and it may even be a record sized caravan... 26 cars for 35 miles and we all got to all the destinations!!

    Thanx to everyone for making it a FUN day!

    6 · March 4, 2013

  • Alma B.

    Yesterday's hike was a gas! I was a tourist in my own backyard, LA county! We covered so much ground & scaled so many heights. Despite feeling spent at the end of the day, I feel reborn, renewed & even more inspired to keep taking care of my health. Between John & Eric I am assured we are safe & well cared for! Thanks a million to all of you....the caravan of 26 cars will forever be remembered!

    5 · March 4, 2013

  • Murielle

    So fun!

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • wendy

    Spectacular! Amazingly fun! That John Guy knows how to move everyone out of their comfort zone to enjoy the majestic scenery of Southern California hiking trails. Thanks again John for a very memorable experience!

    3 · March 3, 2013

    • wendy

      Yanti! I'm so glad as I couldn't see if I were behind me or not. I almost made a wrong turn once but thankfully I kept my eye on Anne 's car. Night vision isn't as good for me particular in nowhere'sville

      1 · March 4, 2013

    • wendy

      Yes.. Thanks for being the sweep Eric despite your injury. Thanks again !

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • Irina

    The best hike!!! Gorgeous scenery, great friends, new rock climbing roads! Fun day, so much fun... Thank you, John for a greatest weekend!

    3 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome!! Great views with a good challenge

    3 · March 3, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Thank you John for another Amazing day of adventure. And thank you Rex for the little rock climbing side trips. Awsome Day!

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • Vlad

    cool 2 hikes in 1 day and great after hike fun!

    3 · March 3, 2013

  • Marta

    Beautiful day my new hiking friends! I enjoyed every minute and every step of the way. So worth of every painful step i will have to take tomorrow:) Thank you All

    4 · March 3, 2013

  • Claudio

    What a great day of hiking! Vasquez rocks and Devils Punchbowl were both a site to see. Charlie Browns was great and the doll room was definitely a trip, lol

    3 · March 3, 2013

  • Joe

    Awesome first hike for me. I'm sure I'll find out in the morning how many muscles I didn't know I had.

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun hike with a good group of people. I had to leave early due to a previous commitment...wish I could've joined you for dinner.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Neha K

    Is there any parking fee at Vasquez or Devils Punchbowl?

    March 2, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      nope... when there's fees I always mention it... no sense in keeping that stuff a secret!!

      March 2, 2013

    • Neha K

      Thank you! I am on my way!

      March 3, 2013

  • Joe

    Looking forward to my first hike with the group. If my pager goes off, I think there is a good size rock it might accidentally fall from...oops.

    March 2, 2013

    • wendy

      Joe... Why can't u just take the day off? Easier said than done

      March 2, 2013

    • Joe

      I wasn't supposed to be on call this weekend, helping out a coworker.

      March 3, 2013

  • Vlad

    probably yes (if I wake up so early :)

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Brenda W.

    Due to last minute change in plans, can take two more from Palms/Culver City area or nearby West L.A.

    March 2, 2013

    • Bob G.

      Debra, I would like to join your carpool. I will send you a PM.

      March 2, 2013

    • Bob G.

      I called you Debra!?? I don't what made me call you Debra, Brenda! ha ha. Lol.

      March 2, 2013

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Keep in mind... the 405 is SLLOOOWWWW cuz of construction... we'll be in the vicinity of the parking lot and playing on the LARGE ROCK formation next to the parking lot until 10:45-ish to allow for late-comers... and will leave the parking lot for the hike around 10:45 / 10:50

    March 2, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    I have room for 3 in my carpool from West LA/Santa Monica.

    February 27, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Hi. I only have room for one. I have myself, friend, Farah and James.

      March 2, 2013

    • Bob G.

      Agape, I'm not sure about your reply, do you mean to say you have room for one more? Or is your carpool full. I also contacted Brenda and might be riding with her. Bob

      March 2, 2013

  • Tod R.

    Anyone still looking to carpool? I live in Encino right off the 101 and White Oak.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I can't go tomorrow and have to change my rsvp :(
    Should be a great day, have fun, everyone! and hope to join you next time...

    March 2, 2013

  • jane

    Hi Rupa.... Can I car pool with you.... coming fr Sherman oaksjane

    March 2, 2013

  • jane

    Hi...
    I live in Sherman Oaks...I would like to carpool with someone. Let me know! Thanks jane

    March 2, 2013

  • Liz K.

    You can also take Supulveda Blvd. over the hill as well. Might be full too, but just a thought.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone live near Culver City and want to carpool?

    February 28, 2013

    • James

      I will be carpooling from Southbay. I picked up someone last time in your area at the Culver/405 exit. Let me know if you would like to join us?

      March 1, 2013

    • Bob G.

      Sarah, Larry T and I will be carpooling, if you would like to join our carpool let me know, and we can figure out who can drive. Bob

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up. Sooo sorry!

    March 2, 2013

  • Larry T

    CARPOOL from South Bay? Anyone along 405 wanna share a ride? Torrance, Redondo, Hermosa, ElSegundo, LAX, Marina, Culver City, etc??

    February 28, 2013

    • Larry T

      I'm meeting someone in Palms so if that will work for you. Don't know if you've committed to anyone else. We will need to leave extra early because they are closing lanes on 405 north of the 10. The closed lanes on 405 are gonna take extra time to pass through or we might take 10 through downtown which is longer.

      March 2, 2013

    • Larry T

      Northbound 405 Freeway closures ALL weekend near the Sepulveda Pass http://www.scpr.org/n...­

      March 2, 2013

  • ! That JOHN G.

    *****IMPORTANT*****IMPORTANT******
    They're doing construction on the 405 just south of the 101 this weekend (closing 3 out of 5 lanes) So give yourself an extra 10-15 minutes!!!
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9012091

    March 1, 2013

  • wendy

    Hey Liz... Looking forward to seeing u too on the hike. Last week was pretty challenging (for me anyway). If u can, i'd recommend bringing along some biking gloves or weight training gloves so you protect your hands during the "rock scrambling"!

    February 28, 2013

    • Liz K.

      Yes, I will. I saw you had your gloves on in the last weeks photos. Thanks, and see you soon.

      February 28, 2013

    • Larry T

      These rocks will be a lot easier. You might not use your hands at all.

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • James

    John guy. OK to carpool with you?

    February 26, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Yeah! Meet at 9am at Starbucks on wilshire and bundy. --nancy

      March 1, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Email me at [masked]. I'll send you contact #

      March 1, 2013

  • Neha K

    I am in!!!! OMG, I am a Trekkie ( Live Long and Prosper Earthlings!!!) and I am so looking forward to this hike, woohoo!. Anyone wants to carpool, let me know.

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Neha K

      Brent, sent you a message.

      February 28, 2013

    • James

      I can carpool. I live off 405 near Galleria Mall. Let me know?

      March 1, 2013

  • ! That JOHN G.

    TEMPERATURE... HIGH of 71 degrees!!!

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    I have room for one more.

    February 28, 2013

    • Dawn C.

      Is the spot still avail? I was going to drive there with a friend but would need a ride back to 405/Wilshire at the end to get my car.

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first event, do we all just meet up and travel at our own pace? Maybe I could get a reply on how the typical day goes.

    February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alright! Sounds awesome! Thank you both for your replies and I'm looking forward to being there. I MIGHT have a friend coming. I wasn't able to put down if she is coming or not based in her availability, is that gonna be a problem if she showed up on last minute?

      February 28, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      no problemo...

      February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can probably only make Vasquez rocks. Anyone want to car pool from SFV? I live in Encino close to the 101.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Lena Torslow H.

    Is it O.K. to bring my dog on this hike ? Thank you in advance, Lena

    February 26, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      The park features a history trail tour of the Tatavian Indians and Spanish settlers, a seasonal stream, and hiking trails. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and on the trails. Dogs must be on leash and please clean up after them.

      February 26, 2013

    • Joe

      My buddy, Art, used to give that tour.

      February 27, 2013

  • Lynda

    I'll. be snow hiking San Jacinto...

    February 27, 2013

  • Joe

    Going to try to at least make Vasquez. On (Bleep) Call again this weekend!

    February 27, 2013

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