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Devils Punchbowl - Devils Chair Hike 28000 Devils Punchbowl Rd Devils Punchbowl Organizer: Julio Location: 28000 Devils Punchbowl Rd, Pearblossom, CA Hike difficulty: Level 5/10 Distance: 7 miles Elevation Gain: 1000' Time: 4-5 hours Trail condition: mostly single file trail, no shade Water: You must carry a minimum of 2 liters. Guest: Ok Dog: no Toilette: at the trailhead Adventure Pass: No What to Bring: Hat, hiking poles, sunscreen, energy bar, lunch, snacks, and water. Please review US Hiking Day Hike Equipment List. Direction: Trailhead: Exit the Antelope Valley Freeway (14) at Pearblossom highway (138), and follow it to the town of Pearblossom where you will turn right (south) on Longview Road (County N6). Follow the signs to the park 7 miles ahead. Note that facing the nature center, the Burkhart trailhead is on the right side of the parking lot. (Lat:[masked] Lon:[masked]) Parking: Visitor parking Carpool: recommended Venue Overview: The Devil's Punchbowl is a point where 2 earthquake faults collide, creating upwards jutting vertical walls as high as 300 feet. It is a spectacular setting, with the high desert spreading out on one side, and the pine covered Angeles National forest on the other. The hike takes you along the mostly shaded rim of the Punchbowl, to the dramatic Devil's Chair, a breathtaking overlook with 360 degree views of the geologic formations. A rainbow of rock surrounds the Devils Chair with pink streaked chalk white cliffs, undulating tan crags, chocolate brown slabs, and green-gray ledges. This, combined with the green of the mountains and the blue sky, makes for a memorable image. Hikers with extra energy, may want to also take the 1 mile loop trail, which drops down into the punchbowl amongst nced hikes: Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions. No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up. No minor: Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events. No drug: Zero tolerance for all illegal drug use. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Off Grid Hiker Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The Off Grid Hikers Group events, you are releasing the Off Grid Hikers Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back. Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being Bring cash if you want a Off Grid Shirt $20 for one or two for $30.

Devils Punch Bowl

28000 Devil's Punchbowl Road · Pearblossom, CA

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    In August 2007 I started to hike again, and I have hiked just about everywhere near and far away and now I am expanding bringing friends and people alone for the ride, I/we will be taking trips to either local, or long distance trips such as Local:

    Eton Canyon

    Griffith Park

    Hollywood sign

    Will Roger State Park

    Topanga State Park

    Malibu State Park

    Santa Monica Mountain

    San Gabriel Mountains

    Yosemite National park

    Sequoia National park

    This Meetup group called OFFGRIDHIKERS. I started this group because I wanted to find and invite people to do some of the fun outdoors (and indoors) activities I had always wanted to do. There are many things to do under the sun…. I have been hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, balloon riding, and a lot more!. Beyond all that, many friendships were forged, and a group of great friends was created. These things we will be doing all over again.

    Regardless of what you do, no matter where you go, the one thing that will make any trip memorable, When you travel with our group, whether you already know some of the people coming or not, at the end of the trip, you will feel like you have just gone on a trip with a group of your closest friends and will be looking forward to getting together again.

    When creating your profile you are asked to provide a ‘Profile Picture' It is mandatory that you provide this and that they are recent picture of you. These pictures are used solely for the purpose of identification. We're going to see what you look like when you show up anyway. There are a lot of pictures taken along our hikes and they are often uploaded to the site afterwards. In the unlikely event that you should become separated from the group on a hike and end up lost, we need the picture to show to those that may volunteer to look for you. Fortunately this has not happened, we're looking to keep it that way. All pictures posted on this site become public domain, which means group members can see them and download them. As a condition of membership you agree to abide by all federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances, etc... Safety is first and foremost!

    Off Grid Hikers this is a hiking group dedicated to hiking at a casual, relaxed pace. Most of the hikes will take place on Saturday and some Sundays mornings depending on the time of the year and how hot it will be, and throughout Los Angeles area and when possible we will be traveling for overnight camping. You can suggest hikes as well….

    The hikes are mostly a slow pace, but we aim to have fun and to keep in shape. We also ask a $1 to $15 Donation for maintenance of the site. Not obligatory but if you feel that we done a good job annually.

    Welcome to the group, we look forward to seeing you soon!

    So come see the world with us!

    Julio Contreras

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