SANTA PAULA CANYON “PUNCH BOWL” AND BEYOND (WET & WILD ADVENTURES BEGIN AGAIN
WARNING!!!!!!! THERE COULD BE SERIOUS WATER FIGHTS DURING THIS TREK – NO ONE IS EXEMPT FROM BEING A TARGET OF THE WWW (WEDNESDAY’S WILD WOMEN). I KNOW THAT VERY WELL, SINCE I’VE BEEN THEIR TARGET MANY TIMES.
It’s been two years since I was last at the Santa Paula Punch Bowl, so I’m interested in seeing the falls at the Punch Bowl with all the rain we have had this year. Anyway, most of our core group has been there and showing others new places is what I’ve been trying to do each Wednesday. It’s around 7 miles round trip to the Punch Bowl. We’ll push beyond the falls to water slides and possibly further, so expect up to a 10 mile trek with lots of serious water fights along the way.
INITIAL MEETUP LOCATION, DIRECTIONS AND TIME: The Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 7:30 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 an hour’s drive to the trailhead.
FINAL MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: At the entrance to Thomas Aquinas College on Hwy. 150 at 8:30 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 the 126 Hwy. to Santa Paula. Exit 150 Hwy. and drive 5.7 miles to the entrance to Thomas Aquinas College. Pay attention to street parking signs in that area.
DISTANCE: 8 miles minimum, could be as much as 10
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 1000’+/1000′ minimum
THE PACE: What ever’s comfortable for the group
DURATION: All day
TERRAIN: Single, double track and “use” trails along with rock scrambling
LEVEL: Intermediate Trekker who loves to rock scramble and get wet, because the WWW will make sure you do.
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
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Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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