Saturday, December 15
Potholes loop hike though the Devils Gateway.
We will hike up a very big hill in the morning and return via Agua Blanca Creek. It will be brushy in places with many stream crossings, one crossing will possibly be knee deep.
We depend on high clearance 4 wheel-drive vehicles for a shuttle. If we don’t have enough of these types of vehicles, the total mileage may be 2 miles longer. If you have one of these types of vehicles, please bring it along.
The total Distance will be 9 miles (or 11 miles) with 2000' of gain. Bring bug spray, head net, lunch, snacks, 3 liters minimum of water, hiking poles, good boots with tread, preferably waterproof, nylon pants that will dry quickly, do not wear shorts because there is lots of brush overhanging the trail and poison oak.
Here is a link to pictures taken on 9/6 if you’d like to see some photos of the hike:
Meet 7:30 am at Temescal Ranger station.
Directions: From I-5, take CA-126 towards Ventura. Turn right on to Center Street in Piru.
Turn right on to Orchard Street, then make the 1st right on to N. Main Street/Piru Canyon Road.
From the town of Piru, go North to Lake Piru, and turn left into the Temescal Ranger Station
Just before the entry kiosk.
Please RSVP for this hike so we know how many people to wait for at the Ranger Station. Drivers must have an adventure Pass for this hike.
Leader: Alan Coles