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Vasquez rocks--lunch at the Halfway House cafe--& Bouquet canyon falls

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Vasquez Rocks

10700 West Escondido Canyon Road Agua Dulce, CA 91390 · Agua Dulce,, CA

How to find us

at Vasquez--meet at dirt parking lot all the way into the park on dirt road by porta-potties

Location image of event venue

Details

A TOTAL OF 4 FUN EVENTS: DO ONE OR DO THEM ALL...

SCHEDULE: NOTE, TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE. DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH FUN WE ARE HAVING, WE MAY STAY A BIT LATER...

10:30 am--First, we go to Vasquez rocks to explore the rocks on three parallel trails that form a (drunken) loop.

Parking is free here.

Pics from our last adventure here: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=5499192

1:00--leave Vasquez--Then we head over to the Halfway House cafe for lunch (they close at 3 pm)

Serves full menu including beers.

authentic old-west decor, worth lots of pics

http://www.halfwayhousecafe.com/

15564 Sierra Highway

(Directions: west on Escondido canyon road for 1/2 mile, and follow it when it turns left going south becoming Agua Dulce Canyon road for 1/4 mile. Turn right at Davenport road, and follow it for 3 miles to Sierra Highway. Turn left and go 1 1/2 miles and on the left is the Halfway House cafe.

3:00: Then we check out the all-year-round falls alongside Bouquet Canyon road just south of the Bouquet reservoir. Get a little wet.

A national forest adventure pass is required to park here.

Directions: Sierra Highway south 1 1/2 miles and turn right at Vasquez canyon road. Go west for 3 miles and turn right at Bouquet canyon road. Go north for 10 miles

Just north of a sign for Quarry road is a dirt road on the left (west) side of the road. Park in the dirt parking lot reachable via the driveway on north side of road, or park on the main road. Don't park closest to the cabins as there are people living here.

The dirt road leads to a closed National Forest campground. Also. a short distance north of the dirt road turnoff is a parking area along the road with a sign saying "The Falls" at the uphill end of the falls where some homes are. We will meet at the lower end of the falls at the closed campground and walk to the top, and play for a while.

PHOTOS AND MAPS:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/NorthAngelesNatlForestRowherRocksAndBouquetCanyonWaterfalls

5 pm--Afterward, the really brazen can join me to check out the rocks at Rowher Flats off-roader park. It's a half mile walk from the parking area at the intersection of Rush Canyon road and Vasquez truck trail--forest route 5N15

A national forest adventure pass is required to park here.

DIRECTIONS: From Bouquet falls, you drive south on Bouquet canyon about 10 miles and turn left at Vasquez canyon road. Follow it for 3 miles and turn left at Sierra Highway, and continue north 5 miles past the Halfway House cafe and turn left at the Rowher Flats off road park sign (which google maps calls Rush Canyon road). Drive up the paved road 1 1/2 miles and when you reach the top of the hill there is a gated dirt road on the left. We take that a half mile and a hiking trail drops down to the rocks.

WEATHER: EXPECTED TO TOP OFF AT 66 DEGREES:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Vasquez+Rocks+Park+CA+14166:19:US

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

water, hat, comfy shoes, all your troubles,

there are no restrooms at these hikes except the porta potties at the start of the Vasquez rocks hike.

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DIRECTIONS AND MAP LINK:

http://tinyurl.com/rex-vasquez-bouquet-rowher

"A" is Vasquez rocks, GPS location N[masked] W[masked]

"C" is the Halfway House Cafe, GPS location: N[masked] W[masked]

"D" is the Bouquet canyon waterfalls, GPS location N[masked] W[masked]

"B" is the Rowher flats rocks trailhead, GPS location N[masked] W[masked]

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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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You can see my blog at http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com (http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/) for stories on new parkland purchases and other environmental battles, like the recent addition to Vasquez Rocks park.

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