Past Meetup

Reverse Hike: Castle Peak, then DOWN the Cave of the Munits

This Meetup is past

20 people went

Price: $0.12 /per person

Bell Canyon Park

24477 Vanowen St. · West Hills, CA

How to find us

Meet at El Scorpion Canyon Park sign (some GPS units show it as Bell Canyon Park)

Location image of event venue

Details

3-HOUR HIKE ON A CIVILIZED TRAIL TO A KING'S CROWN OF ROCKS, THEN CLIMB DOWN A CHIMNEY CAVE IN THE WEST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY (this requires use of your hands)

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NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS INVITE ON A SMART PHONE, THE MEETUP APP DOES NOT SHOW MY PICTURES. TO SEE THEM:

http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/08/cave-of-munits-and-castle-peak-in-west.html?m=1

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POST-HIKE INDIAN BUFFET LUNCH AT ROYAL DELHI PALACE (AT 1:15)

$9.00 plus tax and tip

Located on Sherman Way a few blocks west of Topanga Canyon Blvd in Ralph's Market shopping center.

22323 Sherman Way #11, Canoga Park, CA 91303

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WEATHER: http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/USCA0208

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MEET HERE:

AND HIKE HERE:

(Below: the Cave of the Munits)

VIDEO, THANKS TO WILLIE PRICE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN6zgy2iOPc

(ABOVE: inside the cave (duh)

ABOVE: top of the chimney cave

BELOW: Castle Peak

The hike is about 3 miles (the Cave is a 100 foot tall chimney cave--has a hole in the top

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DIRECTIONS: the trailhead is located at the west end of Vanowen Avenue (take the 101 freeway to the Valley Circle offramp, go north to Vanowen, turn left (west) and park in the neighborhood). The trailhead is where Vanowen curves to the right (north). There is a 20 foot wide metal gate at the trailhead.

MEET AT "EL SCORPION CANYON PARK" SIGN

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

Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water--at least 2 liters, hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc...

Bring hand sanitizer as there is a little rat-poop in one spot, but it is avoidable.

LEGAL STUFF: finally, 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/

CHECK OUT MY HIKE CALENDAR AND GUIDE TO THE MOST AWESOME HIKES IN L.A.:

http://lameetuphikes.com

http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/great-hikes.html

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