new cliffs trail at Vasquez Rocks. Then Devil's Punchbowl, & weird dinner spot

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Vasquez Rocks

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

How to find us

drive all the way into the park (1/3rd of a mile) to the big dirt parking lots and meet at 2 porta-potties

Location image of event venue

Details

(2 separate hikes, do 1, do both, whatever!)

OK....So every time I go to Vasquez Rocks I see these amazing cliffs and spires with holes in them and birds flying in and out of them, and I've never seen anyone get on the top. So, last time I found the way up. The view is really amazing.

(aerial view of the Vasquez cliffs)

EXPECT LOTS OF ROCK HOPPING OPPORTUNITIES!

and Uphill climbs of 200 to 300 feet a few times...

SCHEDULE:

(it takes about an hour to drive here from middle of L.A.)

10:00 AM: begin hike at Vasquez rocks. We'll see all the best rock hopping spots plus take in the new cliffs trail

NOON: lunch break

2:30 PM: leave Vasquez, drive to Devil's Punchbowl park, arrive at 3:15PM, for easy and scenic one mile loop hike. Maybe we'll see some snow??? (Elevation is around 4600 feet)

5:00 PM leave Devil's Punchbowl, stop at Charlie Brown Farms on the way back... Look at all the weird stuff. Have Dinner, frivolity, etc. http://www.charliebrownfarms.com/

located at 8317 Pearblossom Highway (one block west of the McDonald's on Highway 138)

MENU: http://www.charliebrownfarms.com/menu.html

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ZOOMABLE MAP TO ALL THREE MEETING SPOTS:

"A" is Vasquez Rocks

"B" is Devil's Punchbowl park

"C" is Charlie Brown Farms

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.45618,-117.91592&z=10&t=M&marker0=34.48516%2C-118.31361%2C10.9%20km%20W%20of%20Acton%20CA&marker1=34.41393%2C-117.85881%2C11.3%20km%20SxSE%20of%20Pearblossom%20CA&marker2=34.52142%2C-117.98093%2C8317%20pearblossom%20highway

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PHOTOS OF THESE HIKES:

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

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

ABOVE: the cliffs at Vasquez

BELOW: Devil's Punchbowl

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--2-3 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/

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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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