Camp Lassen Hiking & Yoga Retreat - Almanor - Lassen National Park

  • June 7, 2013 · 1:00 PM

Address and Direction:

From Chester, take Highway 36 west to Highway 89 South. Turn left on Highway 89 and continue about 6 miles, to Almanor Drive West (not to be confused with Almanor West development and Almanor West Drive). Turn left on Almanor Drive West (directly across from the Almanor Group Camp and rest area) and continue approximately 1 mile to Almanor South Campground.


This event is cross posted at other (yoga) meetup group.

Let's make this another memorable year by joining us in our annual camping, hiking and yoga retreat. Volunteers are welcome to help coordinate the preparation. I could use some help. 

What makes this a different camping and hiking than others? We refrain from alcohol, meat and loud music. We give ourselves a chance to retreat in order to advance. We observe silence and nourish our bodies with holistic and nourishing foods and energy.

Weekend Goal: To retreat, to refresh, to rejuvenate. To learn some yoga stretches you can practice before hikes or to practice in your daily life to reduce stress and re-balance yourself. We will spend two days of exploring nature, hiking, practicing yoga and retreating from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Friday early evening, we will practice a friendly, gentle yoga practice that is appropriate for ALL levels, including first time practitioners, that includes pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. This is an excellent way to awaken the body, remove inertia that causes fatigue and dullness, create that balance that brings the physical body into higher state of awareness preparing us for a healthy, active and restful weekend of fun.

After the practice, we will have a vegetarian potluck. Please bring a side dish good for 2-4 people. Indicate what you are bringing to help us plan. Suggested items to bring are hummus, green salad, bread, juice, fruits and healthy dessert. Del Marie will provide the main dish (pasta stir fry with sautéed vegetables, your choice of sauce or she is taking suggestions at this time). For those who have joined us in the past, they can remember the sattvic cooking and the fun we had sharing.

For Friday night after the meal sharing, we will enjoy a "satsang" and share stories, relax and or talk about what is yoga and what does yoga mean to you or any relaxing activity. All are optional if you choose to have a quiet moment instead.

Saturday morning, yoga begins at 7:00 (60 minutes), breakfast 8-9 am. For breakfast, oatmeal (and accessories) will be available. Then we will hike nearby trails at Lassen Volcanic Trails. (Will update and tbd). Pack your lunch for the hike. We will observe some quiet time in the afternoon. Saturday night dinner will be on your own though we encourage everyone to eat at the same time. To minimize waste, remember to bring washable dishes, flatware and mugs.

Sunday morning, we will begin yoga at 6:30 (60 minutes). Bagels, cream cheese, fruits and juice will be available. Hike to be determined but around the Lassen Volcanic area. Check out from the campsite is 1 pm. We will check out before the hike.

A group site is reserved for us for Friday, Jun 7 - Sunday Jun 9, 2013 at Almanor in the Lassen National Forest.

Like any other camping sites, there are restrictions, rules, regulations. There is a maximum of 25 vehicles allowed with the group. Anything over that will be in the overflow and will pay $3/day so carpool is strongly encouraged. Besides we need to be promoting that anyway. The $3 will be paid from the monies collected.

This is a camping ground that is part of Lassen National Forest. Check-in is Friday at 1 pm and departure is Sunday, 1 pm.

Cost is $25 per person for two nights of camping, includes Friday dinner and two breakfasts and yoga. We always have more than enough to extend food for Saturday dinner.

You must prepay to register. Refund is allowed only in the event of emergency or if you are able to find someone to take your place. If unable to go, arrange refund with the person on the wait list. This is money well invested – for your health and to learn yoga.

Contact: Del Marie, (916) 243-5644.

We are allowed 25 cars. Thereafter is $3 per car for the weekend. The $3 will be paid from the money pool.

Info to the camp:

Emergency Closures In the event of an emergency, every attempt will be made to notify impacted customers.

For your safety and security, recreation gates are closed at night; gate closure times vary by season and location.


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  • Del M.

    Made new friends, escaped the valley heat, hiked in the snow, shared yoga with friends and ate healthy foods. What else was to expect? Thank you all for attending.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Anneli

    Great weekend, enjoying the company, delicious food, gorgreous hike, yoga, tai chi and swimming. Thank you Del Marie.

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Laura M

    Fantastic! Great food, people, yoga, location and hike! DelMarie is an amazing hostess! Well done by all my new meetup friends!

    June 9, 2013

  • Del M.

    Someone asked me if dogs are allowed. Please see notes on the bottom.

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first trip and I have absolutely no idea what I need to pack! Tent? Sleeping bag? Food? Any ideas?

    May 16, 2013

    • Del M.

      The idea is to be "minimalist" and get in touch with ourselves. This can mean many things but really to be with nature. What you bring is entirely up to you.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Amy D

    I'm also very very new. I am I interested in joining this adventure. But vegetarian scares me ended up in ER FOR peanut allergy. If I am not activated for fire season would love to join. Is this a army boot hike? Or trail running shoes?

    May 24, 2013

    • Del M.

      The vegetarian is for Friday night sharing only. You are free to eat your own outside of the meal sharing night. This is not a boot camp army. This is a harmonious get together.

      June 3, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    There is another hiking meetup group going. Will they be with us?

    May 29, 2013

  • Del M.

    Deadline - Saturday. This means no more refunds as supplies had been bought.

    June 3, 2013

  • Laura M

    Roasted beet salad and fruit salad

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • William N.

    I"ll bring a yam/pecan dessert.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • gilda

    I am still interested in carpooling with someone who is offering a ride. Pls call[masked]

    May 31, 2013

  • Girish

    I am coming for sure, not sure about the guest.
    I like to car pool or drive with others interested in car pool

    May 30, 2013

  • Nancy S.

    Darn, I have to work!

    May 29, 2013

  • William N.

    I"m also looking for room in someone's car. See my response to Jeanette below.

    May 15, 2013

  • Jeanette A

    Anyone have extra room in their car for one person?

    May 15, 2013

    • William N.

      I too would like to share a ride. My car is getting old. If we can't find someone willing to take us would you be willing to drive and I share the costs?

      May 15, 2013

  • Jeanette A

    Was wondering if anyone has room in their car for one passenger from Sunsplash?

    May 7, 2013

  • Del M.

    Pets and Animals
    Pets must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas.
    Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in swimming areas or sanitary facilities.
    Saddle or pack animals are only allowed where authorized by posted instructions.

    May 1, 2013

  • Del M.

    Payment via online is now setup. Please pay here. I know some of you are paid already. I do not know where to mark paid. Thank you.

    April 21, 2013

    • Del M.

      You are welcome. Glad to have you.

      April 22, 2013

    • Jeanette A

      Gilda- Do you want to carpool? Jeanette

      May 1, 2013

  • Jeanette A

    I'll do some research Del Marie. What kind of other help do you need?
    I have never been on Pay Pal, will work on it this weekend and pay.

    Anybody want to carpool?

    May 1, 2013

  • Del M.

    Anybody coming to this event familiar with the hiking places nearby? How far are we from Mount Lassen or nearby hiking venue? Pls step up and help me coordinate or give me some info. Thanks.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Del M.

    Anneli, welcome back. Glad to see you are joining us again.

    March 12, 2013

    • Anneli

      Thanks, Del. My family is taking a lot of my time this Spring/Summer, I am so looking forward to this outing, thanks for organizing.

      1 · March 13, 2013

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