Past Meetup

Vasquez Rocks, cliffs & waterfalls, Devil's Punchbowl caves & weird dinner spot

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Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

10700 W. Escondido · Agua Dulce, CA

How to find us

Drive about 1/2 mile into the park on the dirt road, park by 2 large porta-potties

Location image of event venue

Details

NOT THE USUAL VASQUEZ ROCKS AND DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL HIKES

(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, I finally found the way up. The view is really amazing.

At Devil's Punchbowl, we'll explore rocks and caves and if there is time, we'll drop down into the creek for the usual 1 mile loop

EXPECT LOTS OF ROCK HOPPING OPPORTUNITIES! (yup, I'm famous--or infamous--for my monkeying around!)

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

PARK HERE:

HIKE HERE:

The Cliffs

EAT LUNCH HERE: either the punchbowls or the big cave...

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SCHEDULE:

(it takes about an hour to drive here from the 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 at the falls or the big cave--it depends how much rain we get on Thursday

2:30 PM: leave Vasquez, drive to Devil's Punchbowl park, arrive at 3:15PM, for 1 or 2 mile caves and rocks exploration. 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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WEATHER: expected temperature: 67 degrees

http://www.weather.com/weather/5day/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/Devil%27s+Punchbowl+Natural+Area,+28000+Devils+Punchbowl+Rd,+Pearblossom,+CA+93553/@34.1814096,-118.2719762,10z/data=!4m24!4m23!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe!2m2!1d-118.3964665!2d34.0211224!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c28abc67a8dcb7:0xc7d7f172cfbe73c5!2m2!1d-118.320694!2d34.4885893!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c31c62205f8af7:0x1ce1004f77c8390f!2m2!1d-117.85292!2d34.413737!3e0!6m3!1i0!2i0!3i0

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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--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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