Past Meetup

exploratory ...flowers, Devil's Punchbowl waterfalls, caves & arches...

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Price: $0.12 /per person

gas station

Pearblossom highway at Longview Road · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

meet at gas station at Pearblossom highway and Longview

Location image of event venue

Details

(note: THE MEETUP SMART-PHONE APP DOES NOT SHOW MY PHOTOS AND MAPS: so go to http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/08/devils-punchbowl-4-to-6-hours-of-caves.html TO SEE THEM

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THE PLAN:

We're going to look for poppies along the Pearblossom Highway first, rhen drive up to the punchbowl for some completely new fun.

NOT THE USUAL DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL HIKE (the 1-mile loop everyone else does....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz or the Devil's Chair)

instead: WE'RE DOING 5 HOURS OF ROCKS, CAVES, ARCHES AND WATERFALLS EXPLORATION. The hike route itself is not off-trail or exploratory. It's just not an any official maps.

Difficulty: MODERATE, but nothing too crazy. BRING HIKING SHOES THAT YOU CAN GET WET!!!! (although when I do the falls I don't get wet.)

DISTANCE: only 5 miles or so, because climbing up and around rocks and waterfalls is SLOW!

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GEOLOGY: http://devils-punchbowl.com/pages/nhistory/geology/geology.pdf

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Elevation is around 4600 feet

Weather report: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USCA0847:1:US

OPTIONAL DINNER PLANS:

49'er Bar & Grill in Acton on Crown Valley Parkway

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HANDY GOOGLE MAP WITH DIRECTIONS:

THE DRIVE IS ABOUT 80 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN L.A.. There are No obnoxious twisty roads!

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Culver+City,+CA/Devil%27s+Punchbowl+Natural+Area,+28000+Devils+Punchbowl+Rd,+Pearblossom,+CA+93553/@34.2894979,-118.1701219,9z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe!2m2!1d-118.3964665!2d34.0211224!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c31c62205f8af7:0x1ce1004f77c8390f!2m2!1d-117.85292!2d34.413737!3e0 (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Culver+City,+CA/Devil%27s+Punchbowl+Natural+Area,+28000+Devils+Punchbowl+Rd,+Pearblossom,+CA+93553/@34.2894979,-118.1701219,9z/data=%214m14%214m13%211m5%211m1%211s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe%212m2%211d-118.3964665%212d34.0211224%211m5%211m1%211s0x80c31c62205f8af7:0x1ce1004f77c8390f%212m2%211d-117.85292%212d34.413737%213e0)

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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), LUNCH!!, lots of water--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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