Past Meetup

Vasquez Rocks, Waterfalls? And Fun Rocks

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Price: $0.06 /per person

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road · Agua Dulce, CA

How to find us

WHERE:enter park driveway, turn left after 500 feet, DO NOT GO TO VISITOR/NATURE CENTER. Drive 1/2 mile into park on dirt road. You will pass thru a narrow slot between large rocks. Park near 2 or 3 porta-potties. See photo of parking location below

Location image of event venue

Details

RAIN DOES NOT CANCEL HIKE! WITH RAIN WE GET WATERFALLS! we will hit some of the usual fun rock climbing spots. All are suitable for those with a moderate level of hiking experience.

PHOTOS: http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/08/vasquez-rocks-punchbowls-looney.html?m=1

MILEAGE: 4 or 5

ELEVATION GAIN: 300 feet a few times

• 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 ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE FAMOUS ROCKS:

WE WILL CLIMB THESE ROCKS FIRST. This photo below is from the filming of the Flintstones movie in 1993

BELOW: the cliffs we climb last

we may see water in the punchbowls, below. WE WILL STOP HERE FOR LUNCH

we will check out the cave here (not much rock scrambling opportunities, though)

BELOW: The Cliffs and the optional Loony Ledge

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WEATHER: expected to be 55 Degrees and partly cloudy

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/14166:19:US ( http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/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 ( 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 LUNCH, 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/ ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

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