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Vasquez Rocks park Looney Cliffclimbing and cave exploration (with safe option)

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Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road · Agua Dulce, CA

How to find us

drive 1/2 mile into park on dirt road. Park in lot near 2 or 3 porta-potties. see photo of parking location below

Location image of event venue

Details

NOT THE USUAL VASQUEZ ROCKS HIKE--NOT FOR THOSE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS (unless you take the optional safe route)

part 2 of North L.A. County doubleheader. Part 1 is posted here:

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/219610084/

OK....So every time I go to Vasquez Rocks I see these amazing cliffs and spires with holes in them and birds flying in and out of them, and I've never seen anyone get on the top. So, I finally found the way up. The view is really amazing. EXCEPT....that I'm not going to the cliffs the usual way. I and anyone that wants to come with me will be taking a diagonal sloped shelf from the creekbed up to the cliffs. It is challenging and scary looking in one spot. Luckily, there is another way to get to the cliffs for those that come on this hike, and I will point it out. The bold and the not so bold will meet at the top of these cliffs.

Before that we will hit some of the usual fun rock climbing spots. All are suitable for those with a moderate level of hiking experience. The diagonal sloped shelf to the cliffs is the only part of the hike WHICH I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE DO, but you can come with me anyway if you want.

• AFTERWARD: the survivors will meet for beer and pizza at Big Mouth Pizza, located about 1/2 mile away on Agua Dulce Road

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PARK HERE:

HIKE HERE:

The Cliffs

we may see water in the punchbowls, below

we probably won't go to the cave here (not much rock scrambling opportunities)

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WEATHER: expected temperature: 58 degrees, 60% chance of "showers"

http://www.weather.com/weather/5day/l/14166:19:US

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HANDY GOOGLE MAP WITH DIRECTIONS:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Culver+City,+CA/10700+Escondido+Canyon+Rd,+Agua+Dulce,+CA+91390/@34.2465639,-118.6628016,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe!2m2!1d-118.3964665!2d34.0211224!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c28abc67a8dcb7:0xc7d7f172cfbe73c5!2m2!1d-118.320694!2d34.4885893!3e0

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THE USUAL STUFF:

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

Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water--2-3 liters, 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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