Day Hike in Carpinteria; Sat. Sept. 21; 9:00 AM
Carpinteria Beach to the Rincon
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a hike so let’s do an easy but beautiful one, a nice walk on the beach. This is popular because it’s fairly easy and gives us the opportunity to enjoy the day and escape the heat. We will walk on the beach, as much as the tide allows, from Carpinteria along the state beach to the Rincon. Once we reach the Rincon we can decide whether we want to ascend to the top of the bluffs for the return walk or go back by way of the beach.
Distance: approx. 6 miles Time: 3 to 3.5 hours
Elevation gain: 100 ft. Difficulty level: Easy (flat) with one climb
There is plenty of parking along the street at the foot of Linden Avenue or in the public parking lot by the train platform. Sometimes the parking time limit for the spaces on Linden is enforced, sometimes not, so maybe safest to park by the train platform. To get there from 101 northbound take the Casitas Pass Road exit, turn left, then right at the signal onto Carpinteria Avenue, then left at the signal onto Linden Avenue. 101 southbound take the Linden Avenue exit and turn right onto Linden Avenue. Take Linden past the railroad tracks and park anywhere along the street, or turn right by the liquor store just before the railroad tracks and you’ll see the parking lot. Meet up at the foot of Linden near the seal fountain (close to the exit from the state park). Afterwards we can get food at the Spot and take it to nearby Island Brewery and continue to enjoy the day and the aftereffects of worthwhile exercise.
Please respond if you wish to participate. Thomas Larson firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-220-8276