Past Meetup

Top of Corral canyon road, rock scrambling & Simian Silliness

This Meetup is past

6 people went

Price: $0.07 /per person

End of Corral Canyon Rd.

Corral Canyon · Santa Monica Mtns., CA

How to find us

Take Pacific Coast Highway to Corral Canyon Road. Take it uphill all the way until it turns into a dirt parking lot--about 5 miles. The Google map calls this Castro Peak Motorway.

Location image of event venue

Details

NOTE: THIS HIKE IS CROSS-POSTED WITH THE SANTA MONICA HIKING CLUB

http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/events/220595775/

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Simian: of or relating to monkeys or apes

Monkeying around, definition (Rex's dictionary): hiking plus assorted tomfoolery involving cool boulders and caves, providing a workout for both your legs and arms, while our hike leader plays guitar and attempts to sing your favorite songs

FOUR AREAS OF ROCKS TO CLIMB AND PLAY ON

--including a "Medicine Circle" or Labyrinth of small rocks to make you dizzy!

--plus the famous stoner cave where Jim Morrison allegedly hung out.

--Trails are wide and easy; rock "scrambling" is optional

OPTIONAL DINNER AFTERWARD at Coral Beach Cantina, located at 29350 Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile west of Kanan-Dume Road on the ocean-side of PCH.

DINNER DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Corral Canyon Road and PCH, drive west 4 miles, past Kanan-Dume road and Heathercliff, make a U-turn at the bottom of the hill (Westward Beach road) and proceed back up PCH a few feet. The restaurant parking lot is on the right (beach side of PCH)

Elevation Gain: 600 feet

Distance: around 4 miles

Parking: free

Dogs: no, because we are in a State Park

GPS for parking lot: N[masked] W[masked]

THE ELEPHANT ROCK....

THE STONER CAVE, WHERE JIM MORRISON MAY HAVE HUNG OUT....

AS USUAL: Bring 3 quarts of water, a hat, sunscreen, munchies, Gern Blanston repellent

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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 additions to Malibu Creek State Park (Puerco Canyon) and to Leo Carrillo State Park (Decker Canyon)

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LEGAL STUFF: AND AS USUAL, YOU AGREE BY GOING ON THIS HIKE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT THE MEETUP FOLKS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE SEE THE MEETUP TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 11. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY YOU CANNOT HIKE WITH US--I DON'T MAKE THE RULES, I JUST GOTTA FOLLOW THEM