A Coastal Trek To The Calif. Avocado Festival in Carpinteria
CALIFORNIA AVOCADO FESTIVAL
CDH has been posting a popular bike ride to the OJAI DAY FESTIVAL the last few years and I thought that another easy hike to the CALIFORNIA AVOCADO FESTIVAL in Carpinteria might find interest again among our Friday Trekkers. Strolling along the Carpinteria Bluffs with views of the ocean and a visit to The Seal Sanctuary along the way to the California Avocado Festival should fit well with our Friday Trekkers that would be willing to take on a longer event than what we’ve been doing. We would initially meet at the Park and Ride off the 101 Fwy. and Rancho Rd. before driving 40 minutes to Carpinteria exiting the 101 at Bailard Ave. and heading west of the 101 Fwy. to The Carpinteria Bluffs Trailhead at the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. After working up an appetite following the Carpinteria Bluffs trail to The Avocado Festival, we’ll then spend a couple of hours there enjoying what this area offers. We’ll most likely split up at this time as we did last year. Some left early and skipped lunch, while others ate either at the festival or checked out the Island Brewing Company. I personally will purchase food at The Spot and eat at the park across the street before checking out the brewery.
INITIAL MEETUP LOCATION, DIRECTIONS AND TIME: The Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 10:30 a.m. (SEE MAP ABOVE) It’s just south of the 101 Fwy and 23 Fwy interchange. Have a full tank of gas and be willing to drive if needed. Those that don’t drive can help pay for gas. It’s about 40 minute drive to the trailhead.
FINAL MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: The Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve at 11:30 a.m.
FINAL MEETUP DIRECTIONS: Use the following directions as a guide when looking up the trailhead location on Google Maps: Take the 101 Fwy. to Carpinteria and exit Bailard Ave. and head west. Take Bailard Ave. straight into the parking area for the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. We’ll all meet there at 11:30 a.m.
DISTANCE: 5 easy miles
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 100’/100′
THE PACE: Slow pace so as to enjoy the views
DURATION: I’d like to get the group back to the cars no later than 4:30 p.m.
TERRAIN: Single, double track, pavement and street sidewalks.
LEVEL: Beginner capable of walking at least 5 miles
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
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