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Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail

May Monthly Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail

Join Us May 4th @ 8:30am for Our May Monthly Hike

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May Monthly Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail
May Monthly Hike - Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail

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May 04, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail, GPS Coordinates: (33.72961953335837, -118.34902162139872)

About the event

We are extremely excited for you to join us on Saturday, May 4th at 8:30 AM. In preparation for our hike, we’ve listed a few reminders/tips to help maximize your hiking experience and safety:

1. Hike Difficulty Level – MODERATE – Length of total hike is approx. 2.5 miles. Hike may contain inclines, switchbacks, rocky terrain, watercrossings and slight elevation changes, but manageable for anyone who is moderately active. Plan on a 3-hour outing, including rest and food breaks.

2. Please wear hiking boots or shoes with grip and ankle support – This will safely prepare you for the various terrain we will traverse throughout the hike. The terrain of this hike will be very rocky and rugged at times. Please note there will some watercrossings throughout the trail so waterproof footwear is recommended, but not manadatory.

3. Dress in Layers – The weather forecast for the day of the hike is a high of around 62 degrees Fahrenheit. During our hike temperatures will be around 55 degrees. Please wear clothing that will allow your body to stay warm, breathe and not overheat. Sunscreen and Hats are recommended. There is a chance of rain this Saturday so please wear clothing/gear that will prtect youfrom the elements such as a poncho or rain jacket.

4. Bring plenty of water and light snacks for yourself – It’s easy to dehydrate during a hike, especially when the temperature is hot. Bringing a sufficient supply of water (At least 2-3 liters) will help you to avoid fatigue, dizziness, and other symptoms of dehydration. While snacks will help to supply your body with much-needed nutrients to keep you energized throughout the hike.

5. Please eat a sufficient breakfast at least 1 hour before the hike – It’s always a great idea to fuel your body prior to exercising, to avoid fatigue and even fainting. Oatmeal, eggs, and a few pieces of fruit is an excellent example of a sufficient pre-hike breakfast option.

6. Plan for a 3-hour outing – Our hike will be about 3 hours long, including one planned 15-minute break. Although we have one planned break, we adjust our hikes to meet the needs of our participants. We encourage everyone to feel free to take a break or adjust their pace as needed. Our hikes are meant to be an enjoyable experience, and we want to ensure everybody is participating within their comfort zone. Please let us know if you have any health concerns that might put you at risk during our hike. Safety is always a priority.

7. Download the map – Please download the directions to the trailhead prior to leaving your home to avoid any confusion. To find the precise location PLEASE USE GOOGLE MAPS OR WAZE ONLY, enter the following GPS coordinates to get to destination:  GPS Coordinates (33.72961953335837, -118.34902162139872)

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE TRAIL NAME ON FLYER FOR DIRECTIONS TO HIKE. There is a great chance that using the trail name instead of GPS coordinates to find directions will take you to the wrong location.

8.  Parking help – Please arrive early. Parking within the parking lot is limited. As a result, we recommend getting to trail at 8:00am to ensure we get more parking. There is also street parking on road leading up to parking lot. Once you have reached your destination and find parking, please make your way to trailhead.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@blackmenhike.org or contact Jelani at (424) 216-6671. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Warm regards,

Black Men Hike

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