Past Meetup

Vasquez Rocks, Caves And Fun Rocks--lots of monkey business...and Pizza

This Meetup is past

20 people went

Price: $0.06 /per person

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road · Agua Dulce, CA

How to find us

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

We will hit some of the usual fun rock climbing spots. All are suitable for those with a moderate level of hiking experience, no ropes needed.

1. Climb the Famous Rocks (as seen in many TV commercials...)

2. see the fake pictographs

3. stare at the Ruins and Punchbowls

4. climb the Hogbacks

5. snack at the Big Cave

6. climb above the Cliffs by the Freeway (300 foot elevation gain here; cool rocks and a cave at the top!)

WE WILL FINISH BY 6:30, BEFORE THE SHERIFFS KICK US OUT, AS THE PARKING LOT CLOSES AT 7:00

http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Vasquez_Rocks_Natural_Area

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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: 7:00pm and on, the survivors will meet for beer and pizza at Big Mouth Pizza, located about 1/2 mile away on Agua Dulce Road

• Big Mouth Pizza Co.
33323 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

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PARK HERE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE FAMOUS ROCKS (which Google maps calls the "Star Trek Historic Site"):

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

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WEATHER:

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 clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), 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/ ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

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