PHOTOS and MAPS: http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2016/01/waterfall-wonderland-below-sandstone.html
It's been a wet winter...
LET'S GET WET--HIKE AND CLIMB DOWN THE NUMEROUS WATERFALLS AT THE GROTTO AT CIRCLE X RANCH-- OUR LOCAL WATERFALL PARADISE!
The Grotto is an UNDERGROUND WATERFALL, ABOUT 20 FEET TALL, LOCATED IN A ROOM UNDER A GIANT BOULDER
EXPECT LOTS OF BOULDERING!!!! AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY
HIKE IS FOLLOWED BY MANDATORY (just kidding) DINNER AT NEPTUNE'S NET AT PCH AND YERBA BUENA ROAD
The drive via Cotharin and Deer Creek Road to Neptune's Net is rumored to feature patches of orange and purple flowers
DRIVING TIME: Typically it takes 1.25 hours from downtown or west L.A to get here.
ELEVATION LOSS AND GAIN: We will descend 400 feet to the grotto in around 1.5 miles
--50 persons maximum, and 12 cars, according to park service rules.
IF YOU DO NOT CARPOOL, I am legally required to make funny faces at you.
RESTROOM: at ranger building just off Yerba Buena road
BRING: 3 QUARTS OF WATER, A HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFORTABLE SHOES WHICH YOU DON'T MIND GETTING WET, AND SNACKS
LEGAL STUFF: THIS HIKE INVOLVES CLIMBING DOWN BIG BOULDERS. SO-- 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: