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Orange County - Paintbrush to Portuguese Bend & Shipwreck Trail

This Hike is led by GWHOC Ambassador Brandi Rubin

Trail name: this is a two- fer, Paintbrush to Portuguese bend & Shipwreck Trail in
Rancho Palos Verdes. Lunch at beachfront Hennessey’s in Hermosa Beach for burgers and beers after. Carpool is strongly encouraged. All level hikers welcome!! 

Paintbrush is a Ridgeline trail overlooking the ocean, no shade, beautiful views with rolling small hills along our path. 
Shipwreck is also a Ridgeline trail that descends along the cliffs to the beach below. Once on shore, we will walk over small rocks (please wear good grip shoes and watch footing to avoid ankle rolls) to the Shipwreck ruins. 

Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!

RED: Strenuous hike,possible unmarked trail, elevation gain of 2,500+, altitude up to 9,500ft. Experienced hikers welcome, as well. 

I am putting the trail rating as yellow TO red because the first trail is moderate (rolling small hills) and the second is a bit more technical as far as grip on shoes goes on trail down to beach from Cliffside path and a bit of small rock walking over constitutes red to me, for your safety, to be aware of.
(Part of the first trail have been washed out. But there are many trails to continue on, so it won't hinder our hike any) 

Date: Sunday Aug. 26th

Time: 7 a. m. -open (ie: if you want to do one hike but not other. Skip first hike and meet for second hike and join for lunch, join first hike and skip second and lunch… Im easy 🙂

Distance: 11.6 miles total (between the two hikes) 

Elevation Gain: paintbrush to Portuguese bend =1,138 feet elev. gain
Shipwreck trail= 534 elev. gain

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: our 1st hike begins at 8 Crenshaw Blvd Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Our 2nd hike begins at 303 Paseo Del Mar Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Lunch address: Hennessey’s Hermosa Beach
8 pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Dogs: No. 

Permits / Passes: None needed, all street (neighborhood) parking and plenty of it

Eventbrite: Not req.

AllTrails Track: N/ A

Kids: no, not this time please. 

Men: No, GWH members only please

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

(I will have waivers to sign at trailheads) 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

These hikes are for all level hikers. Everyone is welcome. My hiking pace is a normal walking pace. We hike as a group and no one will be left behind. 

Please bring at least 3L of water and any snacks you like to bring on hikes for energy & sustenance. Trekking poles are strongly recommended, but not needed. Please bring sunscreen and a hat. These trails are fully exposed to the beautiful sun. We will end at the shipwreck (on the Rocky beach) before heading back up and going to lunch. So please be mindful of shoes with good grip. Rocks on beach can sometimes be slippery. Also just bring what you hike with that gives you peace of mind and keeps you comfortable. Most importantly, your ten essentials.

Going to be a gorgeous day of hiking by the beach. Followed by burgers and beers, hope to see you there!

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New Hampshire - Mt. Carrigain