Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top of Corral Canyon rocks and Caves

FOUR AREAS OF ROCKS TO CLIMB AND PLAY ON

--including  a "Medicine Circle" or Labyrinth of small rocks to make you dizzy!

--plus the famous stoner cave where Jim Morrison allegedly hung out.

--Trails are wide and easy; rock "scrambling" is optional

THERE ARE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFF-TRAIL EXPLORATION TO ROCKS WE HAVE NOT PLAYED AT YET

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Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Distance: around 4 miles
Parking: free
Dogs: no, because we are in a State Park


GPS for parking lot: N 34.08217 W 118.75847








THE ELEPHANT ROCK....





THE STONER CAVE, WHERE JIM MORRISON MAY HAVE HUNG OUT....







AS USUAL: Bring 3 quarts of water, a hat, sunscreen, munchies, Gern Blanston repellent
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Friday, January 1, 2016

Waterfall Wonderland below Sandstone Peak


a downhill then uphill hike on the way back, 8 miles total with another 1 mile optional
WHERE: Circle X ranch, in the western Santa Monica Mountains

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Rocky Staircase to the Top of Topanga

A 9 mile Loop hike from Stunt Road up the rocky ridge to Topanga Lookout, with amazing climbable rock formations all the way up, (takes 3 hours) ...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL – 4 to 6 HOURS OF CAVES, ARCHES AND WATERFALLS-2 hikes

This Hike comes in 2 parts. Each takes about three hours

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

Vasquez Rocks Punchbowls, Looney Cliffclimbing and Cave Exploration

THIS IS NOT THE USUAL VASQUEZ ROCKS HIKE--PART OF THE ROUTE IS NOT FOR THOSE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS 


Buckhorn Falls and Cooper Falls, a lollipop route, in the Angeles Forest High-Country

HIKE DOWNHILL ON THE BURKHART TRAIL FROM BUCKHORN CAMPGROUND TO 30 FOOT TALL COOPER FALLS,  SPLASH AROUND.....ETC, THEN SLOWLY WALK UP-CREEK TO THE BASE OF 100 FOOT BUCKHORN FALLS

JohnHenge Rocks in the Angeles National Forest High-Country

5 rock piles, about 2 miles total hike, elevation gain is 200 to 500 feet depending on how many of the "henges" you want to explore

either named after the national forest restroom you park next to, or local hike leader "that John guy", who discovered them

Sage Ranch west of Chatsworth

A trek along the new eastern loop among the rocks that overlook the San Fernando Valley, followed by the usual 2  1/2 mile western loop trail. First loop is walking on rocks a lot. Nothing too wild except the picture you see below, which is optional if you don't like cool ledges. Loop #2 is all civilized trail.


Cave of the Munits and Castle Peak in the West San Fernando Valley

THE BIGGEST CAVE IN LOS ANGELES.....

Garden of the Gods and the Cliffs of Nyoko in Chatsworth

2 HIKES IN THE GARDEN OF THE GODS PARK: either

Hummingbird Trail Tunnel-Cave

A SIMPLY AMAZING DISCOVERY OF MINE

LOWER TOPANGA CREEK rocks-swimming holes-grotto/waterfall

WATER HOLES NEAR L.A. IN THE HOT SUMMER 


Skull Rock-Temescal Canyon Loop

SPOOKY....

Sandstone Peak and Tri-Peaks Cave and Crack Exploration from the Mishe Mokwa trailhead

EXPLORE A CRACKED-UP VOLCANIC MOUNTAIN