The Boronda / Coast Ridge Loop

DATE: Apr 12, 2019 Friday
END DATE: Apr 15, 2019 Monday

Trip/Event Location: Big Sur CA

Trip Leader(s)

Phoenix, AZ United States

Meeting Time: 7:00 AM

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: Yes, but only to cover shared expenses, and I too am paying

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Region: California/Hawaii

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Pace: There may be activities when the group is either slower or faster than your current ability. Please know that because this is a group activity, it's hard to accommodate everyone's pace perfectly. Our desire is not to leave anyone, however there have been times when it is in the best interest of all to split up. Please do your part by knowing your own abilities, communicating with the organizer head of time if you would like to start early and have us catch up or fine with finishing on your own.

Few places in the world match Big Sur for scenic grandeur. Visitors flock here to relax under its redwoods, gaze at its spectacular coastline, or seek out the spiritual aura that has long lured writers and artists.

Climbing steeply into the Ventana Wilderness from Highway 1, we’ll traverse some of Big Sur’s secretive redwood canyons and high ridges, enjoying wildflowers, waterfalls, shady riverside camps and awesome coast views.

The wilderness has been badly burned in recent wildfires, but there’s a silver lining to the devastation: trails clear of brush and, if winter rains have been abundant, rioting wildflowers. 

This will be a strenuous backpack, covering nearly 35 miles over four days and three nights at a purposeful pace over very rugged terrain, so this trip is suitable only for experienced backpackers in very good condition. We’ll cheerfully face the possibility of bushwhacking, ticks, rattlesnakes fresh from hibernation, and occasional poison oak. Because of the strenuous nature of this trip, the leader reserves the right to qualify participants. This is a consciously low-impact outing, so carpool participation is encouraged and participants are urged to contribute to their vehicle’s shared mileage and gas costs.

This trip is strictly dependent upon a favorable weather forecast. A National Weather Service forecast of rain within 72 hours of our start will cancel or re-route this trip at the discretion of the leader, as will fewer than three confirmed signups as of 8:00pm, Wednesday, April 10. This trip will be by individual commissary, and we’re not planning any shared meals, so please plan to provide your own supply of food.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We’ll meet up to consolidate our carpool at the Sepulveda Orange Line Station (15432 Irwin St. x Langdon Ave.) at 7:00am (SHARP!) on the morning of Friday, April 12 in preparation for our long (5-hour) drive to the trailhead.

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Phoenix, AZ

United States

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Los Angeles, CA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

NYC/Hudson Valley, NY

United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Los Angeles, CA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Los Angeles, CA

United States
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