Past Meetup

Devil's Punchbowl waterfalls, caves & arches...maybe a little snow?

This Meetup is past

36 people went

Price: $0.12 /per person

Devil's Punch Bowl Park

28000 Devils Punchbowl Road · Pearblossom, CA

How to find us

Meet at nature center at Devil's Punchbowl County Park

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: Two rock scrambling hikes

FIRST:. the waterfalls and slot canyons south of the nature center

SECOND: at 2:30, the caves and arches loop north of the nature center

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

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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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