Past Meetup

TOPANGA CREEKS GROTTOS and WATERFALLS / WRIGHT RANCH for SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY!!

This Meetup is past

103 people went

Price: $0.02 /per person

Wright Ranch, Malibu

24680 Piuma Road, Malibu, CA (edit map) · Malibu, CA

How to find us

travel 1/4 mile past a fence on a dirt road... park in the massive lot on the grass

Location image of event venue

Details

PART 1) TOPANGA CREEK 11:30 - 4:00PM -ish

PART 2) WRIGHT RANCH 5PM - 9 -ish -ish

********** do EITHER or BOTH!!!!!! ***********

PART 1) PART 1) PART 1)

MONKEYING AROUND (creek walking and rock scrambling) AT A NEWLY DISCOVERED FUN-SPOT

LOTS OF POOLS, SEVERAL WATERFALLS, A GROTTO, AND OH, D'OH!, A FEW ROPE SWINGS... ALL IN TOPANGA CANYON WITH NO LONG DRIVE ON REALLY TWISTY ROADS

AND......MINT PLANTS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! (probably not native, but I don't care.....freakin' smells great!)

OPTIONS (not required!!):

BRING SWIMMING CLOTHES IF YOU WANNA JUMP IN!

BRING A LARGE PLASTIC TRASH CAN LID IF WANT TO TUBE-SLED

BELOW: THE TUBE

AN AWESOME VIDEO BY WILLIE: https://youtu.be/EJDFBApKbNc

BELOW: THE DEEP SWIMMING HOLE, AND YOUR HIKE LEADER SWIMMING "VOLUNTARILY"

BELOW: THE GROTTO

FREE PARKING ALONG TOPANGA CANYON ROAD--STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WHITE LINE SO YOU DON'T GET TICKETED OR LOSE YOUR MIRROR

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO NO-PARKING SIGNS!!!

DISTANCE: I DUNNO, 2 to 3 MILES, BUT AT A REALLY SLOW PACE

ELEVATION GAIN AND LOSS: A FEW HUNDRED FEET AT THE MOST

----------------------BRING SHOES YOU CAN GET WET------------------

and......NO DOGS: 'cause this is a State Park

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AND: there are scattered patches of POISON OAK: learn to recognize it so you don't get a skin rash by touching it.

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PHOTOS:

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26179859

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207198337663776.1073741887.1443226944&type=1&l=792613ef80

WATCH A CATTAIL EXPLODE!

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*****WE DRIVE AFTER THE HIKE TO WRIGHT RANCH. HAVE DIRECTIONS AND MAP WITH YOU, AS CARAVANING THAT FAR WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT FOR EVEN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO ORCHESTRATE*****

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PART 2) PART 2) PART 2)

WRIGHT RANCH SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION / ***POT LUCK***

24680 PIUMA Rd. Malibu / 5PM till 9:30PM

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201782227640152276864.0004c2d53fb40990fb1be&msa=0&ll=34.063183,-118.56926&spn=0.261377,0.528374

UNLESS YOU'VE GOT A GPS OR ARE A TERRIFIC NAVIGATOR, BEST TO TAKE THE PCH TO MALIBU CANYON TO PIUMA ROUTE ( map above )

5PM till 9:30PM / SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION / POT-LUCK at Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch, on the mountaintop OVERLOOKING MALIBU. The ranch is approx 1 hour from the west side..

WRIGHT WAY ORGANIC RESOURCE CENTER

24680 Piuma Rd; Malibu

$10 donation suggested

http://elwright.net/wrightway/location.html

- Medicine Circle

- Shaman blessings

- Potluck

- Drum Circle

GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE OCEAN AND SUNSET!!!

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Rex's blog and other info:

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BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF.....I'M NOT YOUR MOM.................Bring LUNCH, snacks, clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water--3 liters, hat, comfy shoes, more snacks, 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 additions to Malibu Creek State Park (Puerco Canyon) and to Leo Carrillo State Park (Decker Canyon)

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