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Big Pine Creek Campground
This event filled in 3 days after listing. RSVP to be on the Wait List for this event. We may be able to secure more space at a secondary site. HOWEVER we do have several other events we have yet to announce. If you want to get out . . the other trips are good. Safety and Fun are both on the agenda. It is suggested you DO NOT DELAY if you want to attend the others. Payment links REMOVED from the JULY 4th Weekend event as it is full at the moment. All our events fill because of the thought, effort and planning put in to make them shine. Join us on our next events before they fill too. Our plan at the moment is one good super quality camping event a month. July 4th Wknd (waitlist) Big Pine Lakes https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/267145050/ July Thur 2nd, 3rd Fri, 4th Sat, Sun 5th Aug 21, 22 and 23 Yosemite https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/270535302/ Sept 4 Labor Day Weekend Big Pine Lakes https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266194366/ Sept Fri 4th to 7th Mon Oct 23, 24, 25 Sequoia https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266193527/ First of all, . .Big Pine Lakes is an amazing hidden gem. The water is a crazy hue. The Minarets rising above are stunning. We went her last year and filled it to max. This year we will limit our total number to HALF for social distance. With less capacity DO NOT DELAY!! There are amazing places on the way there and nearby as side trips. Such as the Anceint Bristlecone Forest, Mansanar, Alabama Hills, Fossil Falls or Red Rock Canyon (Cantil). Even with that: You don't see trips often to Big Pine Lakes. This is because area is only open from May to October. With such a small window sites are super hard to get. Especially for holiday weekends. AND WE HAVE AN AMAZING SITE! Tons of conveniences. There is a small cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a small general store with a few necessities for if you need them. We are NOT on a group site. We have the entire park of small individual sites. Se it makes it better for distance issues. Many of the sites have electrical and water at the site. Restrooms are close. Space for cars, and an overflow lots near. Best of all . . . There is a Fish Pond!!!!! Stocked with trout. You can even catch dinner. The fish pond is free!!! For fishing you will need to buy (AND HAVE WITH YOU) a fishing licence before you go. They do rent poles at the general store and have bait too. Tons of shade from mature pines for many of the sites We are steps away from the trail-head AND steps away from the roaring glacier fed Big Pine Creek. The site is located at 7,800 ft so it's cooler. Food: Food prep and storage is going to be new distancing issue. Bring your own food, and storage (cooler). Everyone does their own food prep. Paper plates provided (they do burn well for campfires). FLEXIBILITY Leave LA when you can. Arrive at the campsite as late as you wish. We have the site Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun. You can 2, 3 or 4 nights. THERE IS A LARGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN BISHOP. 15 mins up the road. For Sat eve we can go to there. Even have bite town if you do not wish to cook. There is ALSO to do: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Schat's Bakery Mansanar Alabama Hills Fossil Falls 3 or 4 nights on a Holiday Weekend in an AMAZING place Fishing/Fishpond, Cafe, roaring river and AMAZING ALPINE LAKES Dogs OK. Kids OK. Under 18 is 1/2 cost. Refunds? The event will occur Rain or Shine (or snow). No cancel on our end due to weather. If you wish to cancel due to weather or change of plans: 100% Full Credit will be applied to ANY future event we run. This includes any Camping, Wine Trip, San Francisco Trip, or Overseas International Trips like Meetup On The Orient Express, Bucket List Italy w/Mardi Gras in Venice, Night Trains Spain with Pamplona and Running of the Bulls. Again . . If you need to cancel, you will be Credited for 100% towards any future paid event of ours with no expiration and no change fees.
YOSEMITE: One of the most beautiful places in America: It's world renowned. Everyone wants to go! If you've never been to Yosemite, this is your chance! Now there are new rules in place: Less cars allowed, less crowded! You should go! There's Half Dome. Yosemite Valley. Mountains. Giant trees. Bears. Incredible waterfalls!. This is the best time to go, while the waterfalls are huge and roaring! (Later in the Summer, some waterfalls get dry and sad.) Join us for a weekend of hiking, camping, & hanging out w/ new friends! READ RSVP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. You can do this as a 3 night/4 day trip (you need Friday off) or... a 2 night/3 day trip. Keep reading. We'll be at Yosemite at a unique time -- it will be a LOT less crowded than you've EVER seen it. Because of social distancing requirements, the Park Service now limits the number of cars into the Park each day. It'll be 1/3 as crowded as usual! SAFETY: CAMPING RIGHT NOW: We will take all required precautions - and more! It's not just "Give me money -- you're on the trip." Some people do it that way. But not me. That would be irresponsible, especially in these times. There's a survey, with questions. I want to know you are taking this seriously. You get tested. Really Some people don't like this. But I think it's important. It is the way. (more SAFETY details below) NEVER CAMPED BEFORE? Don't worry, this is car-camping -- it's civilized! It's a developed campground with: Real bathrooms Hot & cold water. Showers SCHEDULE: THURSDAY: Arrive anytime. Seeing the awesome Tunnel View at sunset is something to shoot for. FRIDAY: We'll check out some Yosemite must-sees like Yosemite Falls, Bridal Viel Falls, Mirror Lake and maybe explore the high country on Tioga Road. SATURDAY: Our featured hike; we will head to Glacier Point and do the Panorama Trail. (Alternate Glacier Point hikes will also be offered.) SUNDAY: Pack up and leave. Optional hike: Giant sequoia trees, anyone? THE PANORAMA TRAIL HIKE: This just might be the most amazing hike you've ever done! From the start of the trail at Glacier Point, you can see all of Yosemite Valley in front of you, with Half Dome, the iconic granite symbol of the park in the center, flanked by giant waterfalls to your left and right. The hike will soon take you to everything you see before you; You will be right next to those raging waterfalls and right at the base of Half Dome. You will not be disappointed. We're doing this hike the smart way -- we're starting from the top so it's almost all downhill. This is not a hardcore trip, but please be in good shape with some hiking experience. RSVP INSTRUCTIONS: If you want to go - RSVP Yes. (Don't forget: give me your email address.) Then I email you a SURVEY w/questions. Answer them. And you won't officially be on the trip until youre confirmed and pay. COST for the 3 Night trip is $130 per person. *Because more campsites are necessary with less people per site, the cost is more. Sorry. But you will enjoy the nicer campground with amenities! You will split gas cost and you'll also split the $30 park entrance fees (though a lot of people have the Parks Pass, which makes the entrance free.) PRECAUTIONS RIGHT NOW: We will follow all state and CDC rules, and we will just follow common sense. We will not be staying in a giant group campsite. Instead, we will have roomy individual campsites with a small number of people at each. I'm planning to have us operate as semi-autonomous groups based on campsite. We stay in these smaller groups -- let's call them Team A, Team B, etc, Outside our group, we will adhere to social distancing, and wear a face mask when necessary (in stores and with people outside our group) -- it's just the smart thing to do. Each campsite will have its own stove, cooking gear, etc, & you can bring your stuff too. Everyone gets their own set of plates, silverware etc. No potlucks, no drink sharing. Smart steps. YOSEMITE: Mountains, campfires, new friends. Safety. Join us.
!! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Tuition for this comprehensive 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! You can pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot on our website, where you will also find a full description of this course, and a full calendar of our series of courses and locations: http://uberadventures.net/courses. 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! 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! We also loan out all the technical gear you'll need for this course! See a list of the TOPICS and SKILLS, Policies, and Testimonials on our website! CURRICULUM BY: 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. INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg
4 Days/ 3 Nights Baja – Ensenada & Valle de Guadalupe Trip Cost: $450 (Early Bird Discount: $399 if booked by 4/1/20) *You must have a valid passport to join this trip Located less than two hours from San Diego, Ensenada is a beautiful port city on the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja peninsula. At its heart is the harbor and waterfront area with the Malecón promenade. Southwest of the city is a spectacular marine geyser called La Bufadora, the second largest in the world. This marine geyser rises more than 30 meters above sea level, producing a sound that gave it its name. Located about 14 miles inland from Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe is Baja's wine region that has been decribed as the Napa Valley of Mexico, and for good reason. It's 1000 foot elevation and Mediterranean micro-climate create ideal conditions for growing red wine grapes. Also, its fine dining restaurants offer sophisticated food at a fraction of what you'd pay in America. To learn more and book your spot, please visit https://adventurepeople.net/events/bajawine-paddle/