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Come join us on this amazing hike walking the tide line of the Pacific Ocean!
Member Eileen was gracious enough to suggest this amazing hike and give me all the details so I could post it. Thank you Eileen!
We'll start from north Zuma Beach and end up at Leo Carrillo, doing a one-way 8 mile hike. This is normally a non-crossable path but since the tide will be low enough that weekend, we will be able to traverse this amazing part of the coast.
PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY!
We'll be doing a car shuttle. We'll meet at Leo Carrillo beach, consolidate ourselves into half of the vehicles and drive to Zuma Beach where we'll start our hike.
Please be on time. Timing is crucial since the tide doesn't wait for anyone. We will not wait for you if you're running late. No late-comers starting out on their own to catch up due to safety concerns, sorry!
We need vehicles for the shuttle to accommodate everyone so please do not go directly to Zuma beach to start the hike. Carpooling with someone is fine but don't fill your vehicle so we have room for everyone.
The hike will start at 12 noon at the Northwest end of the Zuma beach parking lot. Expect the hike to take about 3-4 hours.
There will be lots of sand to look at... Yay!
PLUS: tide pools, seal lions, dolphins, the ocean, the waves, rocks, sand caves, surfers, mermaids, Atlantis, the Titanic.... uh, scratch the last three... and some 10 million dollar homes to gawk at.
Bring a personal lunch as we'll be stopping along the way.
We will be getting wet!
Please have the following:
Shoes that are great for scrambling over rocks and that you don't mind getting wet: river sandals, Tevas, etc. Something that can be repeatedly taken on and off. Bringing an extra pair to change into during or after the hike is a good idea.
Plastic trash bags to store stuff in your pack
Water (plenty of it!)
Snacks and lunch
Warm fleece or sweater
You can expect the tide to be low, but we will still be sloshing around in sea water so wear something that is beachy and you don't mind getting wet (bathing suits, neoprene, latex, nylon, spandex and all those other kinky materials that they make).
Bring an extra change of clothes to leave in the car in case we want to go somewhere afterwards for drinks/food.
Some sections involve stepping on loose and/or sharp rock and uneven slippery surfaces which are intermittently submerged by fast moving seawater and can require some wading. The conditions are ultimately unpredictable so it's important that we all stay together. Do not attempt this hike on your own without the group. Tides can advance rapidly, becoming dangerous and pulling you down into rough water.
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