Day Hike at Point Sal;
Sat. November 27; 10:00 AM
Where: Meet at Point Sal Trailhead at the end of Brown Road.
Distance: 5 to 5.5 mi (turn around Pacific vista point, NOT going all the way down the beach)
Elevation Gain: 1935 ft
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Hike Time: appx 2-2.5 hrs (roundtrip, also depending on speed of hikers)
Description: Point Sal starts with a slow incline, where one can easily have the views of the rugged mountain slopes and several livestock that scattered around the hillside. The area is golden brown at this time of the year, although coastal sages and chapparal areas are not uncommon. On a clear day, the Pacific vista point is spectacular, with its steep jagged beach areas, greets you with cool Pacific breeze. Please note, that part of the hiking trail area is managed by Vandenberg Air Force Base, so please follow the rules and regulations posted.
Please wear your good hiking shoes, bring snacks, sun protection, plenty of water and your 10 essentials. Afterwards, we plan to go to Guadalupe Café (Or other local restaurants to the area) to relax and grab lunch.
Directions: I highly encourage the use of GPS. Otherwise, here is appx direction:
From the south: Head north to US 101. Take exit on 164 onto East Clarke Ave in Orcutt. Turn left and head all the way to Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1), where you will turn right. Travel 8 mi north and turn left onto Brown Road. In 4 mi, you will arrive at your destination.
Since this is a Great Outdoors events, I only feel comfortable leading those who are fully COVID-vaccinated (show your card - actual, picture or digital) or tested negative at least 72 hrs prior to this gathering. If you are feeling sick prior to this hike, please just sit this one out. In this case, sharing is NOT caring. PLEASE BE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT. Keep in mind, most stores and restaurants in Santa Maria/ Guadalupe area will require you to mask on while inside ordering OR if not actively drinking/eating. Keep that in mind.
If you have questions or to RSVP, please text Gener on his cell: 805-709-5379 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
CA Dept of Parks and Recreation: < https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=605 >#@#_WA_-_CURSOR_-_POINT_#@# All Trails: < https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/point-sal-overlook >
City of Guadalupe: < https://ci.guadalupe.ca.us/recreation/ >
Guadalupe Café: < https://shop.guadalupe.cafe/ >