Past Meetup

Hiking and Monkeying around at Vasquez Rocks.

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Vasquez Rocks

10700 West Escondido Canyon Road Agua Dulce, CA 91390 · Agua Dulce,, CA

How to find us

drive all the way into the park (1/2rd of a mile) to the THIRD big dirt parking lot and meet at 2 porta-potties

Location image of event venue

Details

We will be hiking on a trail for half the time and rock scrambling along the long hog-back rocky ridge that runs the length of the park for a while. So expect to use your hands a lot.

Then we will stop for lunch at the big cave, (lots of shade) and finally, we will climb the cliffs trail to the spires near the freeway.

POST HIKE EARLY DINNER AND BEER and SOCIALIZING AT BIG MOUTH PIZZA

33323 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd., 91390

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=10700+Escondido+Canyon+Rd,+Agua+Dulce,+CA+91390&daddr=Big+Mouth+Pizza,+Agua+Dulce+Canyon+Road,+Santa+Clarita,+CA&hl=en&ll=34.491808,-118.322947&spn=0.009762,0.013797&sll=34.501252,-118.381634&sspn=0.039045,0.055189&geocode=FQ1BDgIdypHy-Cm33KhnvIrCgDHFc77PcvHXxw%3BFc9YDgId8nvy-CE21fTxLMsicyl9hs5WnorCgDE21fTxLMsicw&oq=Big+Mouth+&t=h&mra=ls&z=16

THEN IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE THE ROWHER ROCKS WITH ME????, THEY'RE A FEW MILES TO THE NORTHWEST. Parking there requires a National Forest Adventure Pass ($5) (Sierra Highway to Rush Canyon Road, drive to top of hill and park. Hike is 1/2 mile each way)

more photo opps

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TOTAL HIKE LENGTH at Vasquez....6 or 7 miles

Lots of photo opportunities

PARKING: FREE....(see picture below) DRIVE INTO PARK ABOUT 1/2 MILE TO THE THIRD LOT BY THESE ROCKS, WE WILL MEET HERE; THERE ARE A FEW PORTA-POTTIES HERE ON THE SOUTH END OF THE LOT

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WEATHER FORECAST: 83 degrees, hike is in full sun. We will take it slow so no one gets cooked.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Vasquez+Rocks+Park+CA+14166:19:US

(BELOW: the cliffs near the freeway)

EXPECT LOTS OF ROCK HOPPING OPPORTUNITIES!

and Uphill climbs of 200 to 300 feet a few times...

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PHOTOS OF THESE HIKES:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/VasquezRocksSanGabrielSierraPelonaMountainsPinchpoint

THE USUAL STUFF:

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring lunch, clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water--4 liters, (1 liter per hour), hat, comfy shoes, snacks, guitar, all your troubles..., camera, etc

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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You can see my blog at http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com (http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/) for stories on new parkland purchases and other environmental battles, like the recent addition to Vasquez Rocks park.

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