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Boat Canyon/Laguna Coast Wilderness(Fast Pace-Intermediate Plus) FULL MOON

  • Feb 23, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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THIS IS NOT A HIKE FOR BEGINNERS...

SUNSET IS AT 5:42pm ... WE SHOULD BE FINISHING HIKE DURING SUNSET

THIS IS great for MODERATE FAST PACE, INTERMEDIATE PLUS HIKERS WITH STEEP HILLS and VERY FEW STOPS! great workout hills hike. The ocean views from the cliff at the end of Boat Canyon are like Hawaii, absolutely stunning!--- Boat Canyon above Laguna Beach.

DEPARTURE TIME : 3pm, Plan on about 3+/- hours for 8.5+ miles RT, with about 2300 ft vertical gain and about that much loss (a strenuous workout for elevation, distance and pace. We will meet at Gate 14 of Laguna Coast Wilderness. Since this is a residential area, we'll limit number of participants, only RSVP if you are sure to go. Boat Canyon is a ridge above Laguna Beach, after a mile uphill, we'll stop the lookout, then continue on Boat Canyon Rd to Boomer Ridge Rd before making a lollipop down Big Bend trail to Laguna CoastWilderness/Laguna Canyon 133. The back up hill Laguna Ridge trail is steep, single track less than a mile, then we'll be back down Boat Canyon Rd to the trailhead.

ESSENTIALS : wear good traction hiking shoes, bring water, snacks. There is no shade on this hike.

DIRECTIONS : We meet at Gate 14 http://www.ocparks.co...
Yahoo Map or Google to Dunnegan Dr and Dartmoor St, Laguna Beach. Please map your direction before hand and don't rely on your GPS alone as the trailhead is a bit tricky to find. Dartmoor St and Hillcrest Dr signs are under the tree branches, so it's tough for first time driving here. From Pacific Coast Hwy going south (pass Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Crystal Cove before reach to Laguna Beach), turn left on San Joaquin St (Viejo is the next light street), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end.
From PCH going North pass Laguna Beach turn right on San Joaquin St (right after you pass Viejo, the street with light), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end

REMINDER: ***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings***
> YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY. Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, mountain lions, coyotes, snake bites or wildlife. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***

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  • Mindy W.

    I agree, nice hike and dinner with a great group of people.

    February 27, 2013

  • Joy C

    Great hike with fun people. :)
    Beautiful coastal views, gorgeous sunset AND full moon!!
    Yummy dinner and it was terrific celebrating Jerry's Birthday with him! :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Awesome group to hike with Laguna Coast stunning view of the ocean eye-opening scenery .

    February 23, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    I had an awesome time with such an amazing group of hikers!! Thank you Jerry for organizing this hike!!! Thank you Joy for making the delicious CCakes!

    February 23, 2013

  • mary

    Beautiful, fun hike!
    Thank you Jerry.

    February 23, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    What a great Group of fast hikers Today, Perfect weather and beautiful sunset. Good to see some new members and our reliable regulars. Thanks everyone for coming out and Special Thank You to Joy for setting up our Dinner and the Delicious Birthday Cupcakes

    February 23, 2013

  • Rick G

    Great hike kicked my butt, can;t wait to do it again

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Peter

    Sorry I couldn't make it to the hike today. Last minute schedule change. Hope u guys have a great hike & enjoy ur dinner.

    Jerry, thanks......and Happy B-day!
    See u all soon/next time.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are dogs allowed?

    February 22, 2013

    • Steven F.

      Hey Miriam. You should leave the dog at home and come on the hike. It'll be a good hike.

      1 · February 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Steve but my dog goes with me. He can do like 10miles. But thanks anyway

      February 23, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Foot Injury ;-(

    February 23, 2013

  • Pauline N

    Maybe...Sorry for the last minute notice... family obligation.

    February 23, 2013

  • Joy C

    Dinner.....hahaha :)

    February 23, 2013

  • Steven F.

    Dinner

    February 22, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    Dinner

    February 22, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    Dinner

    February 22, 2013

  • Marco O.

    dinner

    February 22, 2013

  • Mindy W.

    dinner

    February 22, 2013

  • mary

    Dinner

    February 21, 2013

  • Joy C

    Hey, everyone.
    Looks like we have a great group for our hike Saturday.

    If you are planning on going to the B-day dinner for Jerry after the hike, would you please add a comment here...you can just put "Dinner" if you are going.

    We want to make sure the restsurant has enough space for everyone!!

    Thank you so much! :)

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Pauline N

      Cupcakes and then dinner, please...j/k- Joy and maybe to Jerry too. ;-*}

      February 21, 2013

  • Joy C

    Ooops, sorry everyone but I listed the wrong locstion in my comment below.

    Please note the location change for the Bear Flag Fish Company location closer to our hike site...we will be going to this location of PCH for Jerry's B-day dinner instead.

    Bear Flag Fish Co
    7972 Pacific Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (949)[masked]
    http://newport.bearflagfishco.com/
    Parking: Private Lot, Attire: Casual

    February 20, 2013

  • Joy C

    Hi, everyone!
    So I am posting the details for Jerry's B-day dinner after our Full Moon Hike on Saturday in Laguna. For anyone who wants to join us, we will be headed over to Bear Flag Fish Company for a group dinner. The place is casual and has great seafood and poke dishes! Since our hike starts at 3 and is 3+ hours long, I would estimate we would get to the restaurant around 7pm.
    Please see restaurant details below, including their website for their menu and/or additional info.

    Bear Flag Fish Company [masked]st Street Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949)[masked]
    http://www.bearflagfishco.com
    Parking: Private Lot, Attire: Casual

    February 19, 2013

  • vanessa

    Hi everyone! I read in the description that some parts are steep? Is it very steep?

    February 14, 2013

    • Lily

      Vanessa, it's about 1/3 portion of a hike challenging with steep up and down hills. the rest of the hike is pretty gradual or level out. Uphill gain is 1000ft gain per mile (it's a only 3/4 mile for that portion) and the down is 3 short steep parts, a little loose sand, only a few minutes for each, but that downhill is almost 2 miles. It's fun, but a bit sweaty if your shoes are not good traction.

      February 14, 2013

  • Pauline N

    Aahh. Our distinctive host is turning 21 again. So, let us party like 1999! Thanks, Joy, for organizing it. :-P

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Joy C

    Hey everyone!!
    This Hike is on Jerry Busche's (hike organizer) BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!! So, we are planning to go out to dinner and celebrate this momentous occasion after the hike...details will be posted soon but wanted you to know so you could plan for the extra time!
    Watch for the Bday messages! :)

    1 · February 11, 2013

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