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Let's hike above the haunted hayride to watch it from above! This is my fav hike! So first we will hike above it and then walk around it--take pics. Bring your cameras. We AREN'T going in. If hikers want to, cool--you'll need to buy tixs.
Should be quite a bit of free parking where we are meeting.
Meet in front right (by street) of the ranger station (the one in the picture). Parking is in the free parking lot. We'll go on a 2 miles RT or less 400 feet elevation gain hike. Hike will be approx 1 hour. Hike will be short and somewhat easy--purpose just to check out the hayride.
Bring water, sweater since we'll be hiking in the dark, shoes with good traction. Bring water, sweater and sneakers with good traction! Using red, green and blue lights flashlights are preferred. White flash lights can be used if keep it away from other hikers eyes. If you leave early, please tell one of the organizers so we know that you are safe. Dogs are ok to come. Owners must be on a leash. Jk. Lol. I meant the other way around. Rain cancels hike--including light rain. If for some reason you get separated from us, Ranger Station Tele. # Phone: (323)[masked]. Map of Griffith Park: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/about/pdf/Griffith_Park_Map.pdf
Carpinteria Amtrak Parking Lot
Let's ride our bicycles between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara or the University of California in Goleta. You can ride 22 miles roundtrip from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara with a quick stop at an orchid farm and the opportunity to look around Santa Barbara before returning. Another option is to ride 50 miles roundtrip to Goleta on the coastal and inland roads with some hills. We will be riding through Hope Ranch and on Cliff Drive descending to Santa Barbara for lunch at about 2:00pm. Bring some snacks in case you get hungry on the way.
This bicycle ride is for bike riders who are experienced riding at a speed of 12 to 20 miles per hour on roads and hills for 22 or 50 miles. This is an advanced bike ride, so you must be able to keep up with our group or you will be riding on your own.
You are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group.
Please read the rules for participating in this bicycle ride at https://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup/about/
Carpinteria to Goleta
Goleta to Carpinteria through Hope Ranch
There is free parking at the Carpinteria Amtrak Station. There is a bathroom in the parking lot and a small store across the street.
We will be practicing social distancing and riding single file with separation between bicycles and other riders. Wear a mask for your protection.
Be sure you are in good health. If you have had any of these symptoms in the last week please do not come. Please bring hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes for your own protection.
We must be extremely careful and respect distance between each other and the health of others.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:
RSVP: If you can't come please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not waiting for you.
BICYCLE: Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with the tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride.
RULES OF THE ROAD: Safety is always our first concern. Use standard hand signals (https://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup/pages/5_Hand_Signals_for_Bicycle_Rides/) for group rides and obey all traffic stops and signals.
SPARE TIRE TUBES: You need to know how to change your own bicycle tire tubes if you get a flat tire. Please bring 2 spare tire tubes, levers, a small bicycle pump or CO2 cartridges to fill your tires with air once you change the bicycle tire tube. If you don't have spare tire tubes you might have to call a taxi to take you and your bicycle back to your car!
MONEY: Please bring money for your lunch and taxi if necessary.
BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.
HELMET: Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group.
WATER and FOOD: Please bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and food to eat, such as a protein bar, in case you get hungry.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY:
Please read this important disclaimer: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible for your safety. We are all just participants.
Everybody must sign up for this event through Meetup individually. No guests allowed.
This bike ride is crossposted in other Meetup groups.
The main group coordinating this bike ride is Southern California Cycling Group at http://meetup.com/cyclegroup
Is riding a camel in the Sahara Desert on your bucket list? I've got 2 SPOTS LEFT on our trip to Morocco in September. Join 12 other Adventure People for this adventure of a lifetime!
-- ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS --
*Wander ancient medinas and kasbahs
*Ride a camel into the Sahara Desert
*Go hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, home to North Africa's highest peak, Mount Toubkal.
*Journey along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs through the Valley of the Roses to the famous Ait Ben Haddou, where many movies have been filmed.
This 8-day trip has a couple of pre and post-trip add-ons if you're looking to do more in this incredible country.
Cost: $1499/ Single Supplement Fee is $300 (if you want your own room)
To see the full itinerary and reserve your spot, please visit https://adventurepeople.net/events/discover-morocco/.
English, French speaking Berber Guide
All meals indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
4 nights in Riad, 1 night homestay (gite), 2 nights in kasbah
All transfers listed in itinerary
Hiking in High Atlas Mountains
Hiking in Dades Valley
Guided tour of Ait Benhaddou
Visit to Majorille Garden
Visit women’s cooperative for weaving Berber carpets
Guided tour of Marrakech Medina (visit Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace, Jewish quarter, Jamaa El Fnaa Square)
Camel ride through the sand dunes at Erg Chebbi
Visit Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges
Guided tour of Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate City
Final Dinner at Chez Ali
Entrance fees for all monuments and historical sites
Airport taxes and excess baggage fees
Accommodations before and/or after tour
Beverages & Meals not specified
Gratuities for your guides and drivers
A 25% deposit is required to reserve your spot. To submit, please visit https://adventurepeople.net/events/discover-morocco/.
1. After clicking this link, scroll down to where it says Reserve Your Spot.
2. Choose the number of people in your group.
3. Click on the date that is highlighted in green.
4. Click the checkout button.
5. Submit your details as specified.
6. Click continue to submit your payment information. The option to pay a partial amount will be on the checkout page.
PLEASE BE AWARE THIS TRIP IS CROSS-POSTED ON OTHER MEETUP GROUPS, SO THE SIGNUPS YOU SEE HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE GOING.
Foothills Visitor Center
Let's visit & explore Sequoia National Park
As with many things on this group. This trip is special and different.
We have have riverfront sites WITH a beach! Our site has a pool Too!!
All restrooms are flush toilets and NOT pit/septic toilets. Free hot showers too!! Why rough it like the others? Civilized & Social w/ Nature and Safe Fun.
*sites are on grass.
*sites are riverfront amazing!
*Plenty of shade.
*on the river so we can take a dip whenever we wish.
* located close to (food) stores and restaurants so you do not need to totally rough it if the mood does not strike you.
*Firewood and ice even carried to your site for you!!
This event PERFECT for first-timers. We ALSO schedule Beginner Camping Zooms before the event for Q & A and discussions, and social. Plenty of help and guidance and info available.
Grant & Sherman & the other groves
Stunning waterfalls of Tokopah Falls/Marble Falls
Roaring River Falls
Having the site longer makes it a more leisure weekend.
Cost per person:
Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $95 Per Person
OK . . . Tell me about food and everything else. What's included?
The logistics of us providing food (as well as food prep issues with Covid) are just not feasible or safe.
Due to varied dietary needs, and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it. There will be grills available.
BUT there are also local options. No need to cook too much if you don't want to.
Firewood: We will provide a bundle of firewood to start. If you want a super roaring fire you can pickup some extra at the small store.
Kids? Sure. If under 18 they are at no charge.
Carpools? Normally we make a carpool resource. It goes out a week in advance of the event.
How do I pay?
Cost per person: Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $95 Per Person
What if I have a +1 or +whatever? Cost is Per Person. Just do the payment link a 2nd or 3rd time. IF under 18 free.
What if I stay two nights. Is it less? No. But since we have for Sun night you can stay as late as you want on Sunday before packing up. It gives us flexibility. Why not stay till Mon?
Refund if requested 2 weeks before event start. If less than 2 weeks: 100% Full Credit applied to ANY future event we run.
Are you frustrated with "surveys" that organizers have you fill out so they can discriminate? Are they even proud of discriminating and proclaim it by saying they pick and choose and exclude? The proclaim they are the bouncer at the door to keep out who they wish to exclude. Discrimination is not something to be proud of or to procalmin as a good thing. Do not support discrimination in any way, or for any reason.
We do NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, or even for belly button lint.
*ASL interpet is available
*Hablamos Español, y other languages
*Certified Wilderness First Responder
*Certified Wilderness First Aid
*Certified epinephrine auto-injector
*Member AMGA American Mountain Guide Association
*Member ATTA Adventure Travel Trade Association.
*We do also carry required insurance
Issues? We all have issues!!!
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