Past Meetup

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

This Meetup is past

110 people went

Location image of event venue


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.

Hike leader: fearless leader Jose

When: Saturday March 12, 2011, 11:30am

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



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

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.
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 first see the the cave on the right side. Spend
a few minutes there playing in the tidepools and enjoying our snacks.
Then we will go to the left cave. It is much bigger and the tidepools are bigger.
We will spend a few minutes there and play in the tidepools. then 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