Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak

Right on top of Eagle Rock July 25,2009.

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Took me about 3 hours to do this hike with plenty of stops to dangle between rocks and take photos. A note of warning try doing this early morning on summer. The heat is really intense with no opportunity for shade. Stay hydrated as much as possible (before my ramble a side praise on the platypus bottle)
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First I carry a laptop bag 😉 yep it contains my hackintosh more on this later. The platypus 2+ water bottle Platypus 2+ Water Bottle at REI.com which contains over 2 liters of water is what I carry and contains my water supply. The main limitation I have in each hike is the fact that I need to make sure that my supply last. Meaning if it is half empty (or half full 😉 ) I need to turn back or Will God Forbid collapse and be consumed by whatever foraging beast that thinks a half conscious convulsing diabetic filipino is a nice tasty morsel.
Also with my supplies are energy bars, fruits and a Garmin Nuvi GPS. Note the Nuvi 200 is what I use – it’s a car GPS 😉 and an extra compass. Plus my iPhone 2G (am tempted to get the 3Gs still waiting to justify it 😉 ). Will be discussing Gear hacks in a separate write up.
Entrance is at Topanga State Park – please park inside and spend the 8 bucks or better yet tip. Tiny price to pay for preserving our beautiful park.

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Hike Begins:
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It’s 8:00 am and there are already a lot of hikers 😉

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This is one creature I have not yet met.
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If you see this rock formation … you are very near the Eagle Rock. I don’t know what this formation is called but I would like to think this is the “God looking at filipino climbing up the rock” rock.  
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The Rock entance
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The Actual Rock

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On Top of the Rock

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Man finally made it am heading home 😉
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Till next week. Remember our world is a beautiful place stay hydrated and protect our forest.
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