SANTA BARBARA COAST- SERIES OF HIKES
Join me on a repeat of the Santa Barbara Coastal Range series. We’ll hike a series of trails that we took last year that we found quite interesting with views of the ocean on most of them. Starting north at Gaviota, we’ll conclude the series in Montecito. Due to rain, I’m sure we may have to reschedule a hike or two. This series is definitely meant to be more visual than physical, thus, less conditioning but more of a mental enlightenment. Therefore, we will hike together as a group and enjoy the beauty that this series offers.
SANTA BARBARA COASTAL RANGE TREK-9 (FALLS & HOT SPRINGS)
Continuing our Santa Barbara Coastal series, we’ll do this one using a 25 minute car shuttle. This will be very much like our SB-3 trek in the series, but we have an old hot springs (there’s not much of it left to see here) to visit on this one. I will be starting the hike at the West Fork trailhead on Gibraltor Rd. We should be able to enjoy Tangerine Falls while there still is a significant flow of water over it. This event will involve a 25 minute car shuttle from San Ysidro Canyon to Gibraltor Road. The hike consist of the following trails (West Fork, Tangerine Falls, Cold Spring, Hot Spring, Edison Catway, Saddle Rock, McMenemy and the San Ysedro Trails). Along the way we’ll check out the Tangerine Falls route as an option, if it allows us to do. We’ll also stop by the Montecito Hot Springs to check the area out now that it’s no longer in private hands.
OPTIONAL LUNCH: After the hike, I will be debriefing at the Padaro Beach Grill for lunch
3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria
This area is a little over an hours drive from Thousand Oaks, so keep that in mind when signing on. Devote the whole day to this and don’t sign on if you have other commitments later that day (because we won’t rush the trek so you can finish early) and be aware of the car shuttle this route entails. Due to the limited parking on E. Mountain Dr, I would like to see no more than nine cars taken to the trailhead with no more than four people per car. So, make arrangements to car pool with others. After the hike, those cars that were not used for the initial car shuttle, will then have to be used to take drivers only back to fetch their cars and return to pick up their riders. Those riders will have to wait 25 minutes while this takes place.
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: The San Ysidro trailhead at 1800 E. Mountain Dr. at 7:30 a.m. From there we will have a 25 minute car shuttle to the West Fork trailhead on Gibraltor Rd.
MEETUP DIRECTIONS: Use the following directions as a guide when looking up the trailhead location on Google Maps:
Take the 101 Fwy. to Santa Barbara and exit at
San Ysidro Avenue in Montecito; go north (right).
Turn right on 192.
Turn left on Park Lane.
Turn left on East Mountain Drive; drive to the end or wherever parking is available (SEE MAP ABOVE) where we ALL will meet and car shuttle from there to West Fork Cold Spring trailhead.
EARLIER MEETUP TIME, LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: For those out my way, we can meet at the Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 6:30 a.m. WE WILL BE LEAVING FROM THERE AT 6:30 a.m. 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 an 1 hour 15 minute drive to our meetup at 1800 E. Mountain Rd. in Santa Barbara.
DISTANCE: 10+ miles
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 2000’/2900′
THE PACE: No faster than the slowest Trekker
DURATION: 6 hours or whenever the slowest Trekker finishes
TERRAIN: Single, double track and “use” trails
LEVEL: Strong Intermediate Trekker
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