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Norwalk Metro Station (Green Line)
Join us for bicycling on the San Gabriel River Bicycle Path from Norwalk Metro Station (Green Line) to Seal Beach. This enjoyable bike ride is 28 miles roundtrip on flat bike paths and roads. See a map of this route at https://goo.gl/maps/UIkv2 QUALIFICATIONS: All bike riders are invited who are comfortable riding on the road and bicycle paths for 28 miles round trip at a speed of 14 miles per hour for approximately 2 hours. IMPORTANT: You are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group. ___________________________________ MEETING PLACE AND TIME: Arrive at 8:30 AM to park your car and get ready for the ride. Meet Louis at 8:45 AM at the Norwalk Metro Station Bee Sculpture next to the parking lot for a safety talk and introductions. Louis' cell phone number is in the RSVP question (which you can see by clicking on the blue box under "You're Going,") so please call if you can't find us. We will depart at 9:00 AM. ___________________________________ FREE PARKING: There is free parking at Norwalk Metro Station parking lot. ___________________________________ 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 (http://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. ___________________________________ This bike ride is crossposted in several Meetup groups.
I loved, loved, loved Aspen Snowmass the last I was there. I had an AMAZING time. It snowed the 2 days I was there, no white out, and .... by the time I come down the same run.... there was so much new snow that it looked like a brand new pow-run! Wow. It was so amazing we wished we didn't have to go home!!! Well, let's go back (for some, first time). There are 4 resorts at Aspen - Aspen, AJax, Buttermilk and Snowmass. I stayed at the Westin last time so was ski-in and ski-out of Snowmass and with the snow so good, I didn't hit up the other mountains. Where are we staying at is actually closest to Snowmass. But, no worries... we are a (free) bus ride away to the other mountains! From the place we are staying at, we are a short few bus stops away from the mountain! :) Included in costs is lodging, Thursday and Friday dinners, and I will pick up breakfast items for us - pastries, coffee, eggs, and such. I will also grab some munchies and other goodies for the house. We will go out on Saturday night for dinner!~ :) The cost is $465 per person. Please also budget for flight to Aspen, cab ride to our place, lunches on the mountain, Saturday dinner, lift ticket/IKON pass, and miscellaneous stuff (Aspen T-shirt, anyone?). The reservation is based on FIRST PAID and has a limited number of people (we try to have gender balanced trips). Whoever pays first will be on the "go" list. If you RSVP yes but don't submit payment your spot is not confirmed and I may move you to the "not attending" list without any further explanation because only a payment (not just an RSVP) locks in your spot. Transportation: I plan to fly to Aspen and I am renting a car once I get there (I will post my flight info once I book it). If you are fine with cab/uber, that's a great way to get to the house! :) Thinking of coming alone? Is that weird? Not at all! Most people come by themselves to these events and have a blast and end up with a new social circle of friends! This event is cross-posted on many meetup groups with Mix Professionals (www.MixProfessionals.com) being the main meetup. Therefore I need to centralize all the confirmed attendees in one group. In order to lock in your spot you MUST RSVP and submit payment via my main meetup group by going here: http://bit.ly/AspenMeetup You are not confirmed for the trip until you RSVP via the main group AND submit payment. Let me know if you have any other questions! :) Anna
The Anza-Borrego Springs area is receiving heavy rain and snow above 2,500 feet, which means it should be a good year for spring flowers! This "peak bloom" scenario takes place over one or two weeks, typically in the first half of March, but sometimes in February. I've reserved 5 campsites and one basic cabin at Tamarisk Grove Campground for the weekend of March 8th, so fingers crossed, this will be perfect timing! The cabins have 3 queen/bunk/twin beds in one room and will accommodate 8 people, but I will only be assigning 4 people in one cabin. I will also be assigning campsites to avoid overcrowding. Only those who carpool will be assigned a parking space. NOTE: THE CABIN IS NOW FULL Tamarisk Grove Campground in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is one of four developed campgrounds within the park, with 27 sites, plenty of shade, amenities, and nearby hiking trails. There are 2 easy nature trails, Yaqui Well Trail and Cactus Loop trail, that begins just across the road from the campground entrance. Kenyon Overlook Trail, which is just 2 miles away, is the perfect end of day hike when golden hues from the disappearing sun spread out across the Mescal Bajada and light up the Sunset Mountain. The Kumeyaay Indian Village Site is also just a few miles from the campground. Native desert people have been attracted to the cave of this bouldered hillside for thousands of years. Anza-Borrego State Park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County and is the largest state park in California. Check-in at the campground is Friday at 2 pm and check-out will be on Sunday at 12 pm. This should give us plenty of time to explore the area and hopefully see an abundance of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers! The campground has drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers and each campsite holds up to 8 people and has a table, fire ring, grill, shade ramada, and paved parking for up to 3 vehicles. --- THE PLAN --- Friday - Arrive after 2 pm and set up camp - explore the nearby nature trails - drinks/smores/games around the campfire on Friday night > Yaqui Well Trail (1.7 miles/ 82 ft elevation gain/ out & back) > Cactus Loop trail (.7 miles/ 187 ft elevation gain/ loop) Saturday - After breakfast, we'll drive about 15 minutes to Borrego Palm Canyon. This is the most popular trail in the park and leads to the third-largest palm oasis in California. It's a beautifully, well-watered oasis, tucked away in a V-shaped gorge - Afterward, we'll return to camp for a bit of relaxation and the catch the sunset at Kenyon Overlook Trail - Tonight, we'll have a potluck dinner, so please be sure to bring something to share if you'd like to participate - more drinks/smores/games around the campfire on Saturday night > Borrego Palm Canyon Trail (2.9 miles/ 462 ft elevation gain/ loop) > Kenyon Overlook Trail (1.15 miles/ 125 ft elevation gain/ loop) Sunday - After breakfast, we'll pack up and check out by 12 pm. For those who have time, we'll drive down to Agua Caliente County Park to take advantage of their three naturally-fed hot springs on site (Day-use parking is $3 & pool entry is $3/ person). --- HOW TO SIGN UP --- To sign up for this Meetup, please use the following link http://bit.ly/2REfegS and send $45/person for tent camping. --- REFUNDS --- Refunds will only be given to those who cancel at least 7 days prior to the event date. --- WHAT TO BRING --- Standard car camping gear (check out our car camping checklist here https://adventurepeople.net/car-camping-checklist/), food for Potluck, swimwear for the hot springs, hiking gear To sign up for carpool and potluck, please use this link https://www.prepatrip.com/t/cvkxg2. By signing up for this adventure, you agree to the Legal Disclaimer and Release of Liability https://www.meetup.com/AdventurePeople/pages/4376972/Legal_Disclaimer_and_Release_of_Liability/
Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Tuition for this comprehensive 2 1/2-day course is only $395 and includes loaner technical gear, all instruction, a 10% discount on any purchased gear from our online store, and a Certificate of Completion! And, as a courtesy to our students, you are invited to join us in descending a local canyon on the day following this course where you can put your newly acquired skills to immediate use! You can pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot on our website, where you will also find a full description of this course, a full calendar of our series of courses and locations, an online store for all your canyoneering gear needs, and a list of the festivals we host: http://uberadventures.net. In addition to our official site, we also host the most active canyoneering Meetup groups, with the best-trained canyoneers in the country! http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering ...and others! Sooo ..... What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport which has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. This exciting sport combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes significantly less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and swift water training teach related skills, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized. Our basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport! https://vimeo.com/148696696 https://vimeo.com/104538804 Prerequisite: None! This Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate canyoneers refine their current skill set! See a list of the TOPICS and SKILLS, Policies, and Testimonials on our website! Instructor: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/L5 Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Whitewater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.