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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: Sunday june 23, 2013, 1:00pm

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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  • Courtney

    Great Hike!!!

    June 23, 2013

    • Courtney

      It was really nice meeting you too! hope to see you again on another hike.

      June 25, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    The Thai restaurant afterwards was sooo yummy! I couldn't wait to get to work on Monday and enjoy my Pineapple Curry leftovers for lunch. :-p

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Beautiful California coastline!

    June 24, 2013

  • Ray D.

    California has some amazing sites, and Smuggler's Cove ranks with the best. There were just enough challenging inclines to get the blood pumping, and plenty of straight paths to enjoy the view. The pace was perfect for sigtseeing, socializing, and exploring! We examined two caves! And when it was tie to leave, even the adults groaned. This hike is worth several repeats!!

    June 24, 2013

  • Susan

    Another fabulous hike Jose!

    June 23, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Thank you Jose for hosting this wonderful hike! My four guest truly enjoyed it! Awesome group of friendly people. :)

    June 23, 2013

  • kat

    What a fabulous spot! My first hike with this group, thanks for organizing!

    June 23, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    Great hike as always with Jose our fearless leader. The crystal clear tide pools and the amazing sea caves made this hike an incredible adventure. Jose I found my car key under the back seat. Yeah!!!! Thanks again for an unforgettable day.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I couldn't make it - I was the person who called from my car, and you (Jose) told me I'd never make it in time - I so hope you will do this again soon!

    June 23, 2013

  • Valeriy

    Thank you Jose for beautiful hike it was a really fan!
    Thank you every body for great company. I loved this hike! PS I love that:fearless Jose!!!

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun! Tide pools were beautiful. Don't know how difficult the other way was, but this was a nice easy hike.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Catherine W.

    I loved this hike! It was so fun. The people are great. And fearless jose is the best.

    June 23, 2013

  • Belen

    Sorry we did not make it. Just got here, will do it on our own

    June 23, 2013

  • Belen

    Hope we make it on time, run into traffic coming from Riverside

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • GERN B.

    I dont think I can go because I was run over by a giraffe stampede and my spleen broke

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Courtney

    Anyone carpooling from Sherman Oaks

    June 20, 2013

  • jing

    Anyone can bring me in their car? I'm in Alhambraon Garfield & Main If so pls email me: [masked]

    June 23, 2013

    • jose

      just sent an email

      June 23, 2013

  • Fabienne

    so sorry. can't make it. was looking forward to it : (

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Culver City - I can drive people

    June 23, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hey! I'm in :-)

    June 23, 2013

  • Catherine W.

    My 9 year old grand daughter and her friend would like to go on this adventure with me.

    June 23, 2013

  • Rimona

    Something came up.

    June 23, 2013

  • kat

    If anyone wants to carpool from Santa Monica/Palisades area, let me know ...

    June 23, 2013

  • Janet H.

    I have to cancel. have been up working late w/ client emergencies the last 2 nites & am burnt out ;-(

    June 23, 2013

  • Tazkia

    Sorry, just realized CicLAvia is on the same day. Have fun!

    June 22, 2013

  • Catherine W.

    Yeah! I got in. Is anyone going that wants to carpool from Glendora/Monrovia area? If yes, please call me on my cell[masked]-2377. Thanks

    June 22, 2013

  • Fabienne

    hope to be there!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jennifer

    sad to miss it, but have fun. i´ll catch the next one.

    June 22, 2013

  • Caroline

    Can we still join??

    June 22, 2013

  • Audrey

    Darn, yet another event I'd like to join and its full

    June 21, 2013

  • Cynthia E.

    Sorry, see you next time. This sounds like a fun hike!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The movers are finally coming with my stuff the day before.

    June 18, 2013

  • laurel c.

    Have to back out of this one. Will be in San Diego now. Sorry to miss it.

    June 15, 2013

  • Celeste

    This is a great hike with outstanding views. Looking forward to doing this hike again.

    June 11, 2013

  • Linda P.

    Anyone in the Monrovia area for shared ride???

    June 11, 2013

  • Brian

    Missed the last one, can't wait

    June 10, 2013

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