Devil's Punchbowl: Hike and Climb rocks, waterfalls, arches and caves; eat pizza

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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. Hike starts at 11AM

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Details

HIKING AND ROCK SCRAMBLING
Two SUPER SCENIC 3-hour adventures!

FOR WATERFALLS: Meet at 11am at the park's visitor's center building,
FOR ARCHES AND CAVES: meet for hike number 2 at 2PM at the visitor center

POST HIKE PIZZA, PASTA, SALAD, BEER...
At Big Mouth Pizza in Agua Dulce
33323 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd (1 MILE OFF THE 14 FREEWAY)
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
Phone:[masked]

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THIS IS HIKING AND ROCK SCRAMBLING
we will climb down 6 waterfalls. One requires use of a rope, but you can bypass it

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

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

Difficulty: MODERATE, but nothing too crazy. Several 200 foot gains in elevation. YOU WILL USE YOUR ARMS AND LEGS TODAY! THIS IS WHAT I CALL "MONKEYING AROUND". IT IS ALSO CALLED ROCK SCRAMBLING.

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

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

Elevation is around 4600 feet

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

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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 lunch, clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group) lots of water--3 liters, hat, comfy shoes, snacks, 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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