July Field Trip – Palos Verdes – July 20th This will be a day trip to Palos Verde Peninsula. We will start on the Hermosa Beach side of the peninsula where we will find barite and agate; then work our way over around the peninsula toward Long Beach stopping at an old dolomite quarry, and if you have any energy after that to Point Fermin for the elusive Glaucophane.
Meet: 1:00 pm. Low tide is 1:32 pm; it might be to our advantage to have the water out.
Directions: Take San Diego Freeway (405) and exit at the Hawthorne Blvd. off ramp. Turn left on Hawthorne Blvd. and go 5.5 miles to Pacific Coast Highway. Turn right and continue 2.1 miles to Palos Verdes Blvd., turn left and proceed 1.5 miles to stop sign at main intersection of Malaga Cove Plaza. Turn right onto Via Almar and continue .4 mile, then right again onto Via Arroyo for .1 mile, then left onto Pasea Del Mar. Head up hill .6 mile to parking area on right. From here there is a trail down to the beach. (Taken from High Desert Insiders)
Equipment: Rock pick, chisel, sledge hammer and something to carry rocks in.
Clothing: At beach shorts are good, but bring a good pair of shoes; it’s very rocky and hiking is required. Also, sun screen, a hat and water; it’s a good hike up the cliffs.