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We will be hiking the Grand Paine Circuit Hut to Hut for 8 Days with a guide. 2 days before trek staying in Punta Arenas and 1 day after. Optional add on from 2/27/19 to 3/1/19 to Peru. Travel coordinator, Debbie Carpenter at Camarillo Travel. JuJuan will be coordinating Peru add on. We currently have 7 confirmed. We have room for 1-2 more.
Assuming we don't get pouring rain, I'm looking forward to doing one of my favorite long, local hikes that is finally open again after the fire! I would like us to stay together as a group, and would appreciate it if those who go ahead will wait at all junctions so that nobody gets lost and we all return to our cars safely. We will start our journey from the corner of Las Virgenes Road and Piuma, and walk through the lovely Malibu Creek State Park. Early on we will pass Century Lake and the M*A*S*H site. Stops at these locations will be determined by the group. We likely won't want to dilly dally, as we have a long climb ahead of us! Once we survey the damage at the M*A*S*H site, we will continue on to the Bulldog Motorway and begin the long climb up toward Corral Canyon (most of the elevation gain is here). After a brief scramble through some rocks (and a stop to take photos at Elephant Rock), we will see what's left of the rock spiral. Hopefully we'll get some ocean views, and survey the fire damage down to the ocean. If we haven't already stopped for a snack break (sometimes we stop at the top of Bulldog and sometimes at Elephant Rock), we can stop here for a snack, before descending Mesa Peak Motorway back to our cars. At this point, we'll pat ourselves on the back for completing both the climb and the distance. PACE: INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE. We will stop at all junctions to regroup, and will stop for at least one snack break. GAIN/LOSS: 3000' MILEAGE: 14-15MILES DOGS: Dogs aren't allowed in State Parks so Fido will have to stay home. Directions from 101 Freeway: Head West on Las Virgenes Road which will turn into Malibu Canyon. We will meet in the dirt parking lot at the corner of Piuma Road and Malibu Canyon. If the lot is full, there is a pay lot a bit further up Malibu Canyon, or there is more dirt parking on Piuma Road. Please note that there may be portions of the hike where the satellite coverage is spotty and points may not be delivered every 10 minutes. No guests or "plus ones" please. For liability reasons we must have everyone join the group, and agree to the standard Meetup "Terms of Service", especially section 6.2, here (http://www.meetup.com/terms/). Any outdoors activity can be challenging, fun, or a painful experience, (often depending who you are with), even deadly and more painful depending on you, your abilities, circumstances and sometimes just bad luck. Accidents happen. Please do not sign up if you are not comfortable with what you are doing, or if you think you don’t have the needed skills for the event. You will be agreeing to take responsibility for yourself, your actions and not to hold organizer/group leader, participants, or anyone liable but yourself by signing up for this event. Most importantly: Have Fun!
Details Organizer: Ed Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Hike Difﬁculty: Level 6/10 Distance: 8 miles Elevation Gain: ? Lots of 200' down and ups, maybe 1000' or more cumulative Trail condition: Bluff trails, coastal rocky shore trails, Switch backs between bluffs and shore Water: 2 liters. There is a water fountain at the trail head. Restrooms: Restrooms are at the parking lot. ___________________________________________________________________________ I normally only do this hike once every 3 or 4 years. I just did it for another group and it was well received. The odd start time is dictated by the tides. This hike can only be achieved when there is a very low tide and we have another wonderful opportunity on this day (very low -1.52 tide @ 2:07 PM). With this very low tide, the tide pools should be great and the seals will probably be on the rocks. There are portions along the coast where we will be boulder hopping. There is a private beach area where we may get yelled at by the security guard and will have to hike along the very rocky and angled shoreline. For these reasons, I am limiting the # of hikers. Please do not sign up unless you truly intend to go. If you sign-up and discover you can't go, please drop ASAP. We will meet at the La Rotonda parking lot near the Trump National Golf Course. Get there a little early if you want to use the restrooms. We will car shuttle to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center parking lot near Terranea. We will then hike over 8 miles along ocean, bluff top, and very rocky shoreline trails back to our meeting place. This includes hiking down and up steep bluff trails to visit/hike coastal rock trails, beaches, and tide pools. Hiking shoes are recommended due to the coastal rocky trail. Trail runners are ok, but ked type sneakers will not make it. Light weight water shoes in your day pack might also be useful. ________________________________________________________________________ Directions: Take Harbor Freeway South until it ends at Gaffey. Head south on Gaffey and then turn right onto 1st Street. Go about a mile on 1st and then turn left onto Western. Go about 1.7 miles on Western and then turn right onto 25th street. 25th Street turns into Palos Verdes Dr S. Continue on PV drive to La Rotonda Drive on your left. Turn Left onto La Rotonda and go down to the end of the street. There will be a parking lot on your right. We will meet at the end of the parking lot near the restrooms and trailhead entrance.
FREE Class and Parking! Fitness Class in the Medical Offices North Tower, basement conference rooms A & B at the Kaiser West LA Medical Center. This sixty minute class, led by Kaiser Permanente employees, is suitable for all fitness levels. Participants perform the exercises at their own pace. Approximately, 25 minutes standing (squats, lunges, cardio exercises, etc.), 25 minutes on mat (abdominal exercises, upper body, etc.) and 10 minutes of stretching. We strongly recommend you bring a thick exercise mat and water. This is a fun, free way to get in your daily exercise. Try it once, and you'll be hooked.