This venture is a one day excursion to the areas that surround the San Andreas Fault. This venture is approximately a five mile (8 km) round trip to a popular geological outcrop known as the “Devil’s Chair”. Upon arrival at our destination, we will have a small break for rest, snacks, and no shortage of photo opportunities.
The views along the way are much to be admired with a grand view of the outlying Mojave Desert at various point near the the chair itself. Heading back, we will make our way back to the parking area and mount up for a short drive to Charlie Brown Farms where we will relax and have a delicious dinner together. After that, we will head back home.
- There is a maximum occupancy of 20 for this Venture.
About the terrain:
There will be a significant amount of hiking involved on this venture so please know your limits. The trailhead starts at an elevation of roughly 4,600 ft. (1,402 m) and Devil’s Chair itself rests at about 5,000 ft. (1,524 m) but don’t let the math fool you, there are some pretty drastic elevation changes which bring the total amount of elevation gain to 1,750 ft. (533 m).
The hike is a bit demanding and is considered to be “Moderate” by the majority of the local hiking community. Some areas of the trail can be quite narrow and so proper hiking boots or good gripping shoes will be your best friend. There are many spiny plants and cacti along the last half of the trail so please be mindful where you step or swing your hands as you move.
In regards to temperature, The park can reach Summer averages of 87ºF(30.5ºC) and during the Winter, the temperatures can reach an average low of 33ºF(0.5ºC).