Past Meetup

Devil's Punchbowl: wildflowers & caves, arches and waterfalls to explore

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Price: $0.08 /per person

Devil's Punch Bowl Park

28000 Devils Punchbowl Road · Pearblossom, CA

How to find us

meet at Punchbowl park nature center at NOON--which is the first building east of the parking lot---WE WILL LEAVE AT 12:10

Location image of event venue

Details

NOT THE USUAL DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL HIKE (the 1-mile loop everyone else does....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.)

instead: WE'RE DOING 5 HOURS OF ROCKS, CAVES, ARCHES AND WATERFALLS EXPLORATION. The hike route itself is not off-trail or exploratory. It's just not an any official maps.

OUR HIKE ROUTE:

PART 1 OF HIKE: We will go straight south of the parking lot and climb down into Punchbowl canyon and have lunch, then go climb around on the rocks, and climb up or down 4 waterfalls (4 to 6 feet high) ALL CLIMBING ROCKS AND WATERFALLS IS OPTIONAL.

http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/e/a/highres_436143050.jpeg

PART 2 OF HIKE: Then we will head back to the nature center and go north to Sandrock canyon to explore the arches and caves

Difficulty: MODERATE, but nothing too crazy. BRING HIKING SHOES THAT YOU CAN GET WET!!!! (although I just did the falls myself and did not get wet.)

DISTANCE: only 4 miles or so, cause climbing up and around rocks and waterfalls is SLOW!

CURRENT WILDFLOWER PHOTOS:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206748128368825.1073741875.1443226944&type=1&l=2c0495d396

PICTURES FROM OUR LAST HIKE HERE:

http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=25951461

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206456020466310.1073741867.1443226944&type=1&l=d528972b30 (http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=25951461)

Elevation is around 4600 feet

Weather report says 75 degrees.

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

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PRINTABLE TRAIL MAP OF OUR HIKE ROUTES ON APRIL 12TH: (CLICK ON LINK)

http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/1/2/highres_436142834.jpeg

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OPTIONAL DINNER PLANS:

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/Pearblossom Highway)

MENU: http://charliebrownfarms.com/our-menu-ezp-20.html

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HANDY GOOGLE MAP WITH DIRECTIONS:

DRIVE IS ABOUT 80 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN L.A.. No obnoxous 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 (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=%214m14%214m13%211m5%211m1%211s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe%212m2%211d-118.3964665%212d34.0211224%211m5%211m1%211s0x80c31c62205f8af7:0x1ce1004f77c8390f%212m2%211d-117.85292%212d34.413737%213e0)

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THE USUAL STUFF:

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

Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), LUNCH!!, 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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