PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION - MEDICINE WHEEL -DRUM CIRCLE

AWESOME VIEWS OF THE CITY AND OCEAN BELOW

FROM SANTA MONICA TO PALOS VERDES

 

1) HIKE PARKER MESA

2) DRIVE TO MOUNTAINTOP for SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

 

This is a MODERATE HIKE / 6 miles roundtrip / 1200 ft elevation gain ( KINDA STEEP AT FIRST )

MEET on front of gate entrance to park at the very end of Los Liones. If you're running late.... you can catch up (we'll be staying at the peak for a while) (see map below)

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

 

Bring at least 1 QT of water

 

the turn to Los Liones is on Sunset; approx 1/4 mile from PCH. Turn left if you came from PCH, or turn right if you came from Pacific Palisades. PLENTY OF PARKING AT THE END OF  LOS LIONES. SORRY... NOT A DOG FRIENDLY HIKE / INFO MAY BE UPDATED DURING THE WEEK....

VIDEOS OF LAST COUPLE OF HIKES:

 

CLICK HERE: SANTA MONICA HIKING VIDEOS

 

*****WE DRIVE AFTER THE HIKE TO WRIGHT RANCH. HAVE DIRECTIONS AND MAP WITH YOU, AS CARAVANING 20+ CARS THAT FAR WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT FOR EVEN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO ORCHESTRATE*****

 

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MAP TO WRIGHT RANCH

24680 PIUMA / 5PM till 9PM

 

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201782227640152276864.0004c2d53fb40990fb1be&msa=0&ll=34.063183,-118.56926&spn=0.261377,0.528374

 

UNLESS YOU'VE GOT A GPS OR ARE A TERRIFIC NAVIGATOR, BEST TO TAKE THE PCH TO MALIBU CANYON TO PIUMA ROUTE ( map above )

 

5PM till 9PM /  SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION / POT-LUCK at Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch, on the mountaintop OVERLOOKING MALIBU. The ranch is approx 1 hour from the west side.

 

WRIGHT WAY ORGANIC RESOURCE CENTER

24680 Piuma Rd; Malibu

$10 to $20 donation suggested

 

http://elwright.net/wrightway/location.html

 

- Medicine Circle

- Shaman blessings

- Potluck

- Drum Circle

 

GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE OCEAN AND SUNSET!!!

 

 

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  • Tracy

    Thanks again to the man with the bicycle and the telescope. I am the "chicken" who was afraid to drive up the narrow road and you offered to drive my car. I owe you one of the best evenings of my life and a look at the moon. I apologize if I am missing your name. And yes, I made it downhill and for that I also owe you giving me a sense of courage. Hope we all will meet again.

    2 · June 24, 2013

    • Larry T

      There are old tales about that road, about a man mysteriously appearing out of nowhere, a kind man, on a bicycle, carrying a telescope, offering help. Few people have actually seen him and none of them can remember his name, but it is thought that ....

      July 26, 2013

  • Puck

    Guitar Center has mini djembes on sale for $25

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Tracy

    It is your fault people! Look at the things you are making me do... Yesterday, I went to the store and bought a djembe so I can join you in the beating! I named my drum Numu, which means 'blacksmith' in the Mandinka language. Now here I am, listening to West African music. And all this, thanks to the fact that a man riding a bicycle materialized by the side of the road... just when I was about to leave and return home. And so, the cowardly "lion" was persuaded to go beyond the yellow dust road... Talk about synchronicity!

    3 · June 28, 2013

    • Ken S.

      My Church of Satan services are on Mondays.

      2 · June 30, 2013

    • Ken S.

      And for anyone who doesn't know me that was a joke.

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Ken S.

    Wright Ranch Summer Solstice Celebration - June 22, 2013
    I went searching for music for the soundtrack then
    I realized the event came with it’s own!
    If you have a sub woofer I recommend using it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBm-BcFvac0

    5 · June 27, 2013

  • Ken S.

    Brief Drum Circle footage and "Happy Birthday to Tom"
    The video is OK but the sound is really good so...
    CRANK IT UP!!!!! And dance of course!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZP4ig1ECDo&feature=youtu.be

    5 · June 23, 2013

    • sondra

      ok ken so why are you not my fb friend yet hmmm

      June 27, 2013

    • Ken S.

      Because I wasn't psychic yet and couldn't find anyone named "Sondra", lol...
      You are unique, I gotta say!

      June 28, 2013

  • Larry T

    Thanks John for another full day of hiking, friends and fun!

    2 · June 25, 2013

  • Ken S.

    Car completely died...Hope to meet you all at Wright

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Larry T

      I think Bob is still recovering from Havasupai.

      June 25, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      My head exploded so many times, I may never recover .... :o)

      June 25, 2013

  • sondra

    The girls dancing with the drum circle sticks, priceless!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dajD3OgcllA

    2 · June 23, 2013

    • Joe

      :o

      1 · June 24, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      ha ha!!! We were just having some fun!

      3 · June 24, 2013

  • Tati R.

    It was amazing - the moon and the sun, the fire and the ocean, being a part of the group singing 'We are one' and still be able to find a moment to be alone in front of the full moon and enjoy the magic of the shining water... Great, great day , I think John is a powerful shaman himself to be able to create such a great event. Looking forward new magic !!!

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • Joe

    Another great hike and excellent evening!! For some reason, I'm hearing drums in my sleep. Thanks, JOHN!

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • anne h.

    Kudos to John for putting together a super day: Nice hike with lovely views. Loved the solstice celebration and the venue on the mountain. It was awesome!! Thanks!

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • sondra

    Thanks John for planning another awesome event!

    4 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a great hike with a wonderful weather , thanks John

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • Irina

    Absolutely awesome day... got home at 3am... wow!! Wonderful weather for a hike, gorgeous scenery! Summer Solstice Celebration was a blast! Exceptionally beautiful and meaningful rituals, delicious food, powerful and fun drum circle, and of course as a cherry on the top - full moon gazing on the bluff on the way home with friends. The day, which you would never forget... Thank you, John!

    5 · June 23, 2013

  • Kathy F

    Beautiful weather.... beautiful views... amazing friends! Thank you for another awesome day!

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Puck

    Didn't do the hike but the Solstice stuff was festive

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Angelina C.

    I'm not going to be able to attend the hiking portion but would love to come to the potluck. Would that be ok?

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      Absolutely!!

      June 20, 2013

    • wendy

      John the pillsbury dough boy is very nice to see! Very friendly

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Susan

    Is anyone going to the Wright Ranch part only?

    June 20, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      there's a fair amount of people ONLY doing the Wright Ranch part... it's from 5 till 9PM

      June 21, 2013

    • wendy

      Vlad...why are you asking yourself questions?

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • wendy

    Hey there.. I have to take another raincheck as I have to be back by 4:00pm and its unlikely we will be done with the hole. See you guys soon though..

    June 21, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      define "done with the hole"...

      June 22, 2013

    • wendy

      Ooops... so sorry... i was typing and walking. i meant done with the hike!! That was funny!

      June 22, 2013

  • Fred

    Running late as well thanks to traffic. Wish us luck playing catch up.

    June 22, 2013

  • Flora

    Running late, but will meet the group at the top.

    June 22, 2013

  • Emma

    Will try for the evening event. I'm new to this group. Looking forward to making friends.

    June 22, 2013

  • Mary

    See you at the ranch :)

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Kelly

    Thank you...but I can't make it to the event. I won't be joining you guys today. Have a great time and see you in next event.

    June 22, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hi All!
    This is my first time attending the event and I don't know anybody else.
    Does anyone in my area (Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica) meet with me and go together?

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Ursula

      Hey. It's going to be my first time, too and my friends can't make it. So maybe I can join you as well? I'm in Brwntwood near Barrington & San Vicente.

      June 22, 2013

    • Mohsen B

      Cool, shoot me an email so we could set up where we'll meet [masked]

      June 22, 2013

  • Teresa

    Still packing for a long road trip. Won't make the hike, but hope to make the potluck. Sorry for the late notice! I was really hoping to do both.

    June 22, 2013

  • Vicky H.

    Sorry I have to cancel . I sneezed too hard and hurt my lower back. Funny but true. Have fun everybody.

    June 21, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      been there done that..... once I sneezed so hard my MOM got a concussion...

      June 22, 2013

  • sondra

    for wright ranch do we pay the donation AND bring something for the potluck?

    June 21, 2013

  • Jim

    Maybe I will just make the solstice celebration.

    June 22, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Sorry to miss this event. have fun!

    June 22, 2013

  • Flaminia

    Sorry, must look for housing this weekend!

    June 22, 2013

  • Tiffany

    Won't be on the hike but will see y'all at the Wright ranch for the potluck.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    want to bring a guest as well

    June 21, 2013

  • Linda

    It's going to be quite hot tomorrow...so, change of plan for me: I won't be joining you at 1pm for the hike but late pm for the party :-)

    June 21, 2013

  • Puck

    Wright Ranch only

    June 21, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Is the Wright Ranch dog friendly?

    June 21, 2013

  • Natalie

    Hiiii I can drive someone if you want to carpool. I'm coming from Hollywood :)

    June 21, 2013

  • Vera C.

    Was called to work ...so sad i will not be ablr to go...

    June 21, 2013

  • Linda O.

    Looking forward to it!

    June 21, 2013

  • sondra

    I can take riders east of me or north of me .tor in SHerman Oaks. Meet me in Sherman Oaks on Coldwater Cyn, so if you are in Burbank, Pasadena, NoHo, Valley Glen, Valley Village I can take you. Or north in Van Nuys, Sylmar etc. I can take 4 people.

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • sondra

      also can fit one more, or two cars can meet at same place so everyone can carpool

      June 20, 2013

    • Ber H.

      Thank you... see you :)

      June 21, 2013

  • Javad

    see you all tomorrow

    June 21, 2013

  • Rimona

    Is there any way to avoid the PCH madness at NOON???

    June 21, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      Get there at 8 AM and just wait for the group

      4 · June 21, 2013

  • Nahid L.

    I can't make the hike. But I would love to join the ranch with my friends if that's ok

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Larry T

    CARPOOL anyone? I'm coming from the S.Bay. Torrance,Redondo, PV, Hermosa, Playa del Ray, Marina, Westchester, El Segundo, Culver City, Long Beach, etc
    - My SUV can hold 5 including myself. Or I can ride with someone else.
    - I want to attend both events. Its possible the 2nd event may last until 10:00 or later depending how much fun we are having :-)

    June 18, 2013

    • Jeanne van H.

      i would like to carpool. do you still have room? i am in marina del rey.

      June 20, 2013

    • Larry T

      That would be great Jeanne, can you think of a place close to 405 that we could meet? I'll send you my number.

      June 20, 2013

  • Betty

    I was looking forward to going but am unable to. Have fun and I'll see you next time. :)

    June 20, 2013

  • Tracy

    Looking forward to it!

    June 19, 2013

  • michelle t.

    so disappointed to have to miss this ~

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thinking about it; this will be my first hike with the group!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Nancy F

    Will have to see you on another hike soon!

    June 16, 2013

  • Lena Torslow H.

    It is actually Eric Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright was his grandfather). Eric and Mary own the ranch off of Piuma and are close friends and almost neighbors of mine.
    Maybe I will see you there.

    June 16, 2013

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