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9-26 (optional) Camp at Valley Floor (have permits)9-27 Begin at Trailhead at 10am. Get to and set up camp at Glen Aulin 9-28 Wake and head out for day-hike to Waterwheel AND Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne 9-29 Day Hikes up to Mcgee Lake and/or up Conness Creek 9-30 Wake and pack up and head back to trailhead and to home. Options Options Options Stats: Tuolumne Meadows 8,500 ft el. to Glen Aulin 7,900 ft el Total distance about 5.3 mi (one one) Total Elevation Change: - 600 feet over about 5 miles. Glen Auliun to Waterwheel is 7.5 mi round trip with about 1100 ft elevation change. This means our main backpacking portion will be a descent of 600. This means our return will be all uphill. This will be after eating our three nights of provisions and our packs are lighter. This means our difficult day hike (with no heavy packs) will be 1100 ft elevation change over 3 1/4 miles. Now you see why this is a "beginner" trip. We are not tracking major distance and elevation with heavy packs. We are traveling to a stunning area. Our campsite should have running water and vault style restrooms. This has everything you are looking for in your Yosemite trip – dynamic, cascading waterfalls, granite cliffs and valleys, lush meadows, lively forests, and a place to “commune with nature” as John Muir had written. The Glen Aulin trail is nothing short of magic. Take it from John Muir himself, 1869: “This is the most spacious and delightful high pleasure-ground I have yet seen… And though lying in the sky, the surrounding mountains are so much higher, one feels protected as if in a grand hall.” What's included and what's not. This is a led trip. However you do have some responsibility and "buy in." The main things provided are food, and site. Also of importance is the group first aid kit, water filter, cookware and cooking gear. As well as leading and curating of the trip. Included is the knowledge, expertise and safety. Also included is all the help you need to make sure you are outfitted for a safe and successful trip. We will be providing all with walkie talkies.You will need: The main things you will need are: Backpack Tent Sleeping Bag Sleeping pad As well as a host of smaller things such as aquatiner, knife, sunscreen, lip stuff and a bunch more. Such as clothing and etc. (the big things) can rented. Some can be borrowed too. A lot of the smaller things can be reg camping or household stuff repurposed. For instance . . . Sunscreen and lip balm and bug juice you likely have. Those who do sign on will get tons of lit. Here is how it will work. We will have our own "personal" gear and there is a whole bunch of "group" gear. Group gear is (for example) Stove, and fuel. Water filter. Food (in bear canisters). Cookware. Group gear gets divided (by weight) among the 11 of us. This is why a group trip can be better than solo where every person carries a stove and filter, and etc. This is one way we shave off weight by working together. The other way to shave off is if you have a two person tent. One of you carries the poles and fly, and the other carries the main body of the tent. The cost for all this? $375 Per Person Payment link https://py.pl/73TdGp8X84 Payment is the only way to secure your spot. WHAT?!?!?! Yes. This does include group gear and food. To do this trip on your own would cost over double to get all the gear. AND also as solo you would be too much to carry. This is intended as a beginner trip where you do not need to make the investment in all the gear and the gear/food is divided among those going to reduce the weight. Also included the safety gear and the guidance to make this a safe trip. Along the way we will also be doing orienteering and map skills. This event has 16 total with 14 filled. Main meetup https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271909547/ Only two opens.
Yosemite is that amazing place you want to go but have not yet. You have heard it's amazing but you did not want to go on your own and none of your friends were willing to join you or be adventurous. & you have not been able to get out for a while too! & you want to get out and be safe! Camping is a very safe activity as we are outdoors and with distance & you have always want to try camping!!! This event is perfect for the First Timer or Beginner camper or you have been and can't wait to go again For this and many other reasons: This is the event for you!! Of course Yosemite is a massive place and there is always More To Explore. Yosemite is an entirely different park in each season. We are heading there for Fall. The Fall Colors will be in full force. Totally different from Spring, Summer or Winter. This is Fri, Sat, Sun nights and depart Mon. OR you can do a Fri and Sat, depart on Sun if you wish. Sat AM we will assemble and break into groups of where to go, and what to do. There will be Easy, Medium and Hard options. The Easy folks will be doing all the best spots. The Medium will do some medium hikes. The Hard folks will have several more challenging hikes to choose from and head out. Let's do some orienteering to get you a lay of the land. Yosemite is GIANT. For lack of a better breakdown . . it is 4 distinct areas, and you can easily spend a day doing each. *Yosemite Valley *Tolumne Meadows/Tenaya Lake/Tioga Pass *Glacier Point Road *Southern Yosemite/Wawona/Giant Redwoods What you miss doing one day . . . you have the next days. There is no need for FOMO. This event is meant to be more like a buffet where we lay out options so you do more of what you wish in the order and way that works best for you. What kind of camping is this? Answer: This is Tent Camping. Cars will be parked steps away outside our site. Our site has flush toilets, free showers and outdoor wash-stations. There are grills, if you don't want to use your stove, and to cook over wood. It is a mix of shade and open area. Plenty of fire-pits we can divide among several to keep distance. The site has an outdoor heated pool we can use, as well as a convenience store with anything you forgot. As far as campsite it's much nicer than most. Hey . . . what about the Apocalypse? Will we be safe? We will have full Covid precautions in place. The general idea is to break all areas of transmission. We have an ENTIRE large and private site where we will be able to maintain distance as needed. Masks and coverings as needed. Outdoor wash station. Food handling and food storage protocols. All safety requirements by the state and local will be in place. We will cut in half our total size and thus have half as many people as pre-pandemic in our large space. Don't delay. Don't wait. Yosemite is everyone's favorite and it is difficult to impossible to secure sites, and especially now. This is on your bucket list. Time to mark it off. Payment is the ONLY way to save your place. So do not delay 4 Days/3 nights. $120 per Person https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT 3 Days/2 nights. $110 per Person https://py.pl/Awfx37Pjj4c If you are x2 or x3. Just do the transaction a second or third. Or contact for a custom link. 17 and under $50 per (contact for link) SECURE YOUR SPACE BY August 31st!!! THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT. With the NEW covid measures in the park . . . they are LIMITING ENTRY NUMBERS. YOU MUST BUY THIS IN ADVANCE!!!! ONLY go on sale on Sept 1st The Passes are good for 7 days. Get for Oct 16 or 17 Here is the link https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300015 We do have other fun events planned. Our events do always fill as we offer quality, value and safety. Our sites are private and with better amenities We curate our events with activities and good decent social. Most of all . . .in this time we also provide strict Covid safety protocols. The main place hosting and with mots all the rsvp's. https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272608241/
You have been dreaming about this for a long time! Let's make it happen and let's go see the Northern Lights in an fun-packed adventure, visiting three countries in one of the beautiful places in world: Scandinavia. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/scandinavia-northern-lights-adventure Highlights: - Visit 3 Scandinavian countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway. - See the Northern Lights from a GLASS IGLOO! That's right! You've seen the pictures online and now you have the chance to actually do it! - Have the chance to spend a night in the Arctic Snow Hotel, a hotel made entirely of ice and snow! - Have 11 chances to see the Northern Lights in some of the best places in the world. We will be all-but-guaranteed to see the Aurora not only once, but several times. Here are some of the unique and amazing ways in which we will see the Lights: - From Abisko Sky Station in Sweden, where we will take a chairlift to what is possibly the best single spot on the planet to see the Northern Lights. - From the Lofoten Islands, considered by many as the most beautiful background in the world for the Northern Lights. - While riding an Electric Snowmobile - On sled pulled by reindeer. - On a sled pulled by huskies. - While Floating on a frozen lake wearing a thermal floating suit. - While horseback riding surrounded by snow. - Snowshoeing through the Laplandish wilderness. - On a cruise on the Barents Sea We will also do some amazing and unique activities and have some amazing experiences unique to Scandinavia, such as: - Visit a husky farm and drive your own husky sled - Visit and take city tours of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and Oslo, the capital of Norway. - See a real unearthed Viking ship! - Take an overnight train from Helsinki to the Finnish Lapland in your own cabin with a bed and shower. A very cool and unique European experience! - Take a full day tour and sail on a real icebreaker - Go Ice fishing - Experience a snow sauna (that's right!) and a snow Jacuzzi - Go on a Finnish sauna where you can go on a sauna, come out and dip in frozen lake - Go Ice climbing - Ride a fatbike on the snow - Go Ice Karting. These activities and locations are all absolutely amazing. However, this trip will be even more amazing because we timed it in order to maximize our chances to see the Northern Lights. Displays of the Northern Lights do tend to intensify around the equinox months of March and September because the magnetic fields of the Earth and the Sun’s solar wind are more likely to be in sync. There are no guarantees, but even stronger displays are therefore more likely around the spring equinox, which be on March 19. March also tends to be the winter month with the clearest skies. New moon is March 24, which means not only we will be getting the darkest skies of the month, but also the ski will be very dark on the 19th. No promises, but are likely to see some of the most amazing Northern Lights spectacles of the season during our travel dates. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/scandinavia-northern-lights-adventure
Let's go on an amazing South American adventure where we visit three South American countries, explore the largest rainforest in the world, see the largest waterfalls in the world, visit one of the world's most beautiful cities, and marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. FOR FULL DETAILS, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-south-american-wonders--the-amazon--iguassu-falls-and-rio- HIGHLIGHTS: - Visit THREE South American Countries: Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. - Explore the mighty Amazon Jungle, the biggest rainforest in the world, including three days on a river jungle cruise and four days in an authentic jungle lodge deep in the jungle! - Visit and spend the night with a tribe of Amazon Indians. - Have the chance to see a variety of unique wildlife, including several different kinds of primates, sloth, Amazonian crocodiles, even jaguars and the biggest snakes in the world, anacondas! - Go fishing for piranhas and then have piranhas for dinner (that's right!). - Swim with the beautiful, unique Amazonian freshwater pink dolphins. That's right, we will not only see them but will SWIM WITH THEM IN THE WILD! - Take a panoramic flight over the Amazon jungle (optional). - Astound yourself as you gaze at the world's largest waterfalls and one of the Seven Wonders Nature, the majestic Iguassu Falls. We will see the falls from both the Brazilian side and the Argentinian side. - Explore one of the world's most famous and beautiful cities: Rio de Janeiro. - See the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the official Seven Wonders of the World. FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-south-american-wonders--the-amazon--iguassu-falls-and-rio-