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smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

 OK before i start if the gate to the forrestal nature preserve is closed
Then we meet at the gate. If it is open. keep driving til the
street ends and meet there. Read exact details below in the directions. The last time the blasted gate was locked and we met at the gate.

Hike leader: fearless leader Jose

When: Saturday april 20, 2013, 12:00pm

What to bring: Water, hiking shoes, snack, hat, dress for weather,
sunblock, and a smile for jose

Hike level: advanced beginner 5 miles RT, 700 ft gain loss-- walking on
trails,roads, and fireroads. Some steep areas, up and down.
The hike should take 3 hours maybe a little more if the gate is locked

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THERE IS ONLY A PORT-A-POTTY FOR A TOILET ON THE TRAIL.
SO PLEASE GO TO THE RESTROOM BEFORE YOU GET HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Directions: ok the place we are meeting is the forrestal nature preserve
in Rancho palos verdes. The address is above and you can click on it to see where it is or
follow these directions.
From where ever you are get to the 110 freeway. Go south til the freeway ends
in San pedro. It specifically ends at gaffey street. Go south on gaffey street
for a while. On 25th street you make a right turn. be careful at the intersection of
gaffey and 25th street. It is a wierd intersection, so be on the right lane with
the right turn arrow. when you get there you will see why.
You will be at 25th street for a while. Then 25th street ends and becomes palos verdes
drive. this happens when you enter rancho palos verdes city.
As you are driving you will see the trump golf course on your left. Keep going til you reach
Forrestal drive. Make a right on forrestal drive and keep going til
the street ends and you will see me there. You will pass the preserves gates and
the soccer fields on the left side before you get there. also there is a street that
connects to forrestal right before it ends, don't go down that street because I won't be there.
Don't meet at the gates unless the gate is closed and you can't drive any
further.

Hike description: first we will start on a trail going up and down the hillls.
Then we will get to a fireroad and follow it til we get to the street.
We will walk along the street and cross it. hopefully no one will get run over. We will go down the road. 
Then we will reach the porta potties. when those who want to use them are done
(May god have mercy on thier souls) We will take the "fun" trail down
to the cove. 
We will spend a few minutes there and play in the tidepools. This is the place where we see the sea lions and seals. There is also a little water spout there too. then we will walk over to the big cave we will climb back out of the cove and climb back up to the cars the way we got there.

Kids ok and welcomed, but you are responsible for them.
dogs ok, but on a leash at all times
email me if you have any questions, but give me time to reply
Rain cancels

Fearless leader Jose

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  • Estellaleigh F.

    I live in Echo Park, if anyone is going from the surrounding areas I'd love to bum a ride, can chip in for gas and will meet you at a convenient location. Thanks!

    April 13, 2013

    • Estellaleigh F.

      I'm glad to hear you say that Berg because I was taken back at your comment which seemed to be unnecessarily judgmental, for someone not being in possession of all the facts. I'm not trying to speak for Donna, but it was to my request for a ride that she posted her message to me as we are friends. Her response to the others was based upon the risk of assuming liability in the case of an accident for people she doesn't know. That is an understandable concern and something each person offering to take passengers has to consider. I happen to know both Donna and Rimona and I can assure you that they are both very lovely people. Thank you for offering an apology and I hope to meet you on the trail someday.

      1 · April 23, 2013

    • sondra

      not to but in but I agree with Donna, I ride people I know, and if I do not know them I only ride females or gay males, its a safety issue for me.

      1 · April 24, 2013

  • Howard

    The hike was great it really was a lot of fun I had a good time

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Donna W

    Great hike!! Thanks Jose for leading the way!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • sondra

    Thanks Jose great hike, great lunch

    April 21, 2013

  • Courtney S.

    That was fun! Thanks Jose!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Larry R

    Thanks for organizing Jose - it was a beautiful place!

    April 20, 2013

  • Inga

    What a perfect day today :)

    April 20, 2013

  • Anan

    Thanks Jose, this was an amazing hike. Great, friendly crowd.

    April 20, 2013

  • Bumi A.

    Nice one Jose.....can't wait for the next!

    April 20, 2013

  • Chris W.

    Beautiful place. What a nice big group - and so many well-behaved dogs! Thanks for organizing and leading us, Jose.

    April 20, 2013

  • Vivian

    Thanks Jose for sharing this hidden gem.

    April 20, 2013

  • Roman

    Sorry didn't make it on time

    April 20, 2013

  • Mando

    This sounds like a great hike.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ugh, I REALLY want to come, but I would have to leave in 20 minutes and I have too many chores to complete! :( I had no time during the week! I hope you do this again! Perfect weather -have a great time!!! :)

    April 20, 2013

  • sondra

    oh yeah the classic awesome Jose hike. Carpool from the SFV anyone? My car fits 5 (including me that is, no one sits on my lap while I drive

    April 2, 2013

    • sondra

      So I have Lynn B, Courtney and Jennifer email me to firm up details and exchange cells.

      April 16, 2013

    • sondra

      OK Jel if you still need a ride Adam dropped out we will meet at Ralphs at 10:55.

      April 20, 2013

  • Melissa

    i'm so sorry for last minute copout...I can't make this great hike anymore.
    I hope you will do this one again in a few more months

    April 20, 2013

  • Janet H.

    I am not 100% sure I can make it. I went on a nite hike & jammed my foot somehow. Not sure how it will be in the AM. So wanted to let you know.

    April 19, 2013

  • Anan

    Hi,

    I tried to RSVP and was rejected...
    Can I still join, I'm guessing there will be a certain % of no-show's.

    Thanks

    April 10, 2013

    • Anan

      Got your message too late, but I'll keep trying.

      April 11, 2013

    • Anan

      finally got in :)

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, i meant courtney!!

    April 19, 2013

  • Craig

    Took photos there a couple of weeks ago. You are going to love this hike. Don't forget to check out the lighthouse.

    2 · April 19, 2013

    • Larry T

      Next to the Point Vicente Lighthouse is the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. There is a whale museum , hiking trails, picnic tables, rest rooms etc.
      http://www.palosverde...­

      April 19, 2013

    • Larry T

      If you have time to spare, instead of going back through San Pedro. You can continue North and the road hugs the Palos Verdes cliffs (keep veering left) until you reach PCH. Here is Riviera Village. Continue North on PCH to the Redondo Pier.(or cut over a few streets and take the beach route (Esplanade Dr.) to Redondo Pier.

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks carolyn, but it looks like i have to work sat.:(

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody want to carpool? I live in MDR.

    April 17, 2013

    • Courtney S.

      Alex, I'm in Playa del Rey, are you still looking to carpool?

      April 19, 2013

  • Michael C

    Im driving south from North Hollywood if anyone would like a ride.
    You will have to check your location with my route to see if its convenient. (My path is 170 & 110 S)

    April 18, 2013

  • Palak B.

    Anyone commuting from Santa Monica/Brentwood!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Adriana

    Anyone going from Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank area?

    April 9, 2013

    • Karine

      Hello , I'm so sorry but I found out I hav to work on 20th ,so I won't be able to do this hike .

      April 15, 2013

    • Adriana

      Sorry to hear that Karine, thanks anyway

      April 15, 2013

  • Belen

    We won't be able to go this time. But hope you do it again Jose..I really want to see that beautiful place.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess Ill learn this one too ... Ill see you there !

    April 14, 2013

  • Elarian

    I'm coming from So Orange County (Laguna Niguel) Does anyone need a ride?

    April 14, 2013

  • Courtney

    Have to cancel. This guy ran a red and hit me in my car. So I have to take it easy for awhile. Sorry I have to miss it.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm just looking forward to meeting everyone!

    April 13, 2013

  • Anna B.

    so bummed I cannot make this one...

    April 12, 2013

  • Erika W.

    Hello Jose, I know the event is full, but can I bring a friend, that really wants to come, to the hike?

    Let me know, thanks

    Erika

    April 10, 2013

    • jose

      I just opened more spaces up

      April 12, 2013

  • Jel

    Anyone driving from Westwood who is willing to share a ride for me?

    April 2, 2013

    • Jel

      tnx Brenda, where are we going to meet in Palms? and what time?

      April 2, 2013

    • Brenda W.

      Ugh, sorry folks, last minute out of town thing so I won't be able to make this after all.

      1 · April 10, 2013

  • Greg

    4

    April 10, 2013

  • maria a.

    yes

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Hollywood near Cahuenga and Franklin. If anyone can offer a ride, I will offer to help with gas

    April 6, 2013

  • Greg

    I'm driving from Westchester, next to LAX. I have a pick-up with only room for one maybe two. I can take someone.

    April 4, 2013

  • anne h.

    I love it there. Looking forward to it

    April 2, 2013

  • monica m.

    I'll be walking the Autism charity walk that day

    April 2, 2013

  • Justin

    Sounds like a great hike but will be at the Long Beach Grand Prix that day.

    April 2, 2013

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