- Casitas Kayaking
Lake level is about 20 feet higher than 4 months ago when I posted the same event! Let's do it and take advantage of how beautiful the surrounding area is right now! Boats are rented by the hour. This is also a great alternative to anyone afraid of sharks. We can follow it up with some lunch in the heart of Ojai afterwards. Meet at 11:00 AM at the general registration area. Will provide my cell number to everyone before that day. The plan is to kayak for approx two hours. Rates are $15 per hour for a single kayak or $20 per hour for a double. Bring: Whatever it is you need to prepare for while being in direct sunlight. Life preservers are also available with the boat rentals. Parking: FYI. To avoid paying a $15 fee, there's plenty of street parking available right near the Rec Center entrance on the side of Santa Ana Rd. It's just a little bit more of a walk. Not a big deal if you're used to hiking.
- BOWLING PARTY @ Pickwick Bowl in Burbank (Easter Chocolate & Dinner w/ Friends!)
💚 NEW LOCATION FOR BOWLING 💚 IS PICKWICK BOWL IN BURBANK. Join us for our Easter Chocolate Bowling Party and Dinner afterward with friends. You'll get 2 hours for bowling and shoe rental is included. New bowlers are welcome to join us. You don't need to know how to bowl, we'll show you how. _____________________ 🔵 BRING CHOCOLATE! Bring a chocolate Easter egg (or other wrapped chocolate) to share with others. We'll put them in a basket and let everyone pick one. _____________________ MEETING TIME Please arrive by 4:30PM to check-in with Louis at the front door of the bowling alley. You'll have time to get your bowling ball, shoes and meet your fellow bowlers. _____________________ THE COST FOR BOWLING IS $20. Pay with PayPal by clicking here: https://paypal.me/paylouis/20 💜 Before you click on "Send Payment Now" scroll up and where it says "Add a note" type your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME and TEAM ADVENTURE PEOPLE *IMPORTANT* 🔴 Please DO NOT check the box that says “Paying for goods or a service?" or you will have to pay Louis the PayPal fee and $5. _____________________ YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO SAVE YOUR SPACE FOR BOWLING. YOU CANNOT PAY AT THE BOWLING ALLEY. Your space for bowling will not be saved until your payment is received. After Friday, March 29, 2019 no refunds can be given, and the price for bowling will go up to $25. Last time this event SOLD OUT, so please pre-pay now. _____________________ DINNER We'll go for dinner after bowling at Denny's Restaurant at 1010 W Alameda Avenue which is just a few blocks from the bowling alley. There's also a Subway, Little Caesars Pizza and El Pollo Loco near Denny's. Food is not included in the cost of bowling. The bowling alley has a snack bar also with food available for purchase. _________________________________________________ This event is crossposted on other Meetup groups, so you'll get a chance to meet lots of new people.
- Utah Ski/Snowboarding Trip! :) :)
This year with the new IKON Pass, there is a ton of excitement for many to visit new resorts. We are just excited as you. I have though, been to most of the resorts in Salt Lake City and can say, they are totally worth your time. Utah seriously has the best snow in the world (feels like baby powder!). This trip, you can join us from Sunday 3/31 to Sunday 4/7 or a fraction thereof. We are planning to visit 6 of the Ikon Pass Resorts (4 for snowboarders since Deer Valley and Alta are only for skiers). For those with Epic Pass, you can just walk to the slope from our hotel. Some fun facts, Park City is the LARGEST Resort in the U.S.A! What makes this trip so wonderful besides our time on the slopes? We are staying in the beautiful Marriott Summit Watch and we are within walking distance to all the great restaurants in the area! I booked three 2 bedroom units. In addition, there are 3 Jacuzzis at the hotel, a nice gym, CLOSE to main street (right outside), and amenities such as free-wifi, washer and dryer, whirlpool tub in master bedroom (so there are 3), and a fully equipped kitchen (x 3). I plan to arrive on Sunday 3/31 (I plan to snowboard at Snowbasin for two days prior to Park City (http://www.snow.com/)). We will stay until Sunday, 4/7. I plan to visit Snowbird/Alta, Solitude/Brighton, Deer Valley and possibly Snowbasin again! The cost is $425 per person for the week or $375 if you can only join us from Wed/Thurs to Sunday. The $$$ is for lodging and some of the breakfast items along with snacks around the house. Please budget for the flight to Salt Lake City, transportation to Park City (very easy with a shuttle or Uber) along with dinners and lift tickets, etc. If you have the Ikon Pass, you are covered as far as lift tickets! :) Transportation: Please fly to Salt Lake City. Getting to Park City from the airport is easy - there are shuttles, taxis and even skiUber all for a reasonable price. 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/UtahSnowMeetup 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! :)
- Kern River Camping & Whitewater Rafting
The rainfall/snow this winter is going to make for epic whitewater rafting at the Kern River this spring! In Sequoia National Forest, an easy drive from Los Angeles, the lovely Kern River hides in its own special wilderness, a winding canyon overhung with willows, sycamore, and luxuriant maple. I've reserved 3 campsites at Frandy Campground, nestled along the banks of the Kern River, among oak woodlands and steep hillsides. The campground features clean bathrooms and coin-operated showers and is located within walking distance to downtown Kernville. On Saturday, we'll enjoy a 1-day rafting trip on the Lower Kern with Whitewater Voyages. We'll be doing a 9-mile stretch of the river with Class II-III rapids. The Jungle Run is scientifically proven to be far superior to Disneyland's alternative and is great for first-time rafters. For those looking for something a bit more challenging, message me for details about the Class III-IV+. --- THE PLAN --- Friday - Arrive at Frandy Park Campground any time between 2 pm and 11 pm to set up camp and relax by the river. Tonight we'll enjoy drinks/smores/games around the campfire. Saturday - At 9:30 am, we'll meet at the designated meeting spot (within the campground) for our whitewater rafting adventure! Our river guides will give a safety talk and we'll be transported to the river put-in. We'll enjoy a mid-day lunch along the river's edge. Note: DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS OR THONGS FOR RAFTING - YOU MUST WEAR SHOES THAT SECURELY STAY ON YOUR FEET SUCH AS TENNIS SHOES, STURDY WATER SHOES, ETC. After rafting, we can hit the local brewery for a well-deserved beer. Tonight, we'll enjoy a potluck dinner, so please be sure to bring something to share if you'd like to participate. Sunday - After breakfast, we'll pack up and check out by 12 pm. For those who have time, we'll hit the Remington Hot Springs. --- HOW TO SIGN UP --- To sign up for this Meetup, please use the following link http://bit.ly/2CnFd2q --- REFUNDS --- Payment for the whitewater rafting is due 30-days prior, which is March 14. Refunds will only be given after that date if there is someone to take your spot. --- WHAT TO BRING --- Standard car camping gear (check out our car camping checklist here https://adventurepeople.net/car-camping-checklist/) Food for Potluck Swimwear or quick-drying shorts Long-sleeved quick-drying shirt Good footwear (an old pair of sneakers is best, however aquatic sandals such as Tevas or Chacos work well. Avoid flip flops and other footwear that offer little protection for your feet. Lip Balm Sunscreen Sunglasses (you should use a strap/chums if planning to take on the river) Water bottle (each raft has a gallon of water onboard for refills) Visor or ball cap (you'll be wearing helmets on the water, but you can wear a visor or ball cap under the helmet to provide some shade for your eyes and face). To sign up for carpool and potluck, please use this link https://www.prepatrip.com/t/b6e7gu 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/
- Rafting, Hiking (HUGE Sequoia Trees, Waterfalls and more) & Camping Trip [AP]
We are going rafting down the Kern River and camping at Lake Isabella! This will be the 6th trip & always had a blast! Plus lets visit the Sequoia Trees! The funds cover rafting, Friday & Saturday dinners & pastries and coffee for breakfast & the campground. :) Bring your sleeping bag and come pitch a tent with us. ;) Besides rafting, we may kayak depending on water flow. We will go down the river twice. We have our own private campsite so everyone will hang out together! We are right on the lake with beautiful views and opportunities to explore day and night. Let's have a blast! We are close to civilization - near the supermarket, drug store, Starbucks and more. Itinerary: Friday - drive up about 150 miles. Ideally leave before traffic, but if you have to leave after work that is fine! When you get to the campground set up and then hang out and mingle with everyone. Saturday - With your new friends, visit the Sequoia trees and secret waterfall in the morning. Then head back raft in the afternoon! Hang out with your new friends in the evening! Sunday - you can head straight home or do something else such as see more Sequoias, enjoy some hot springs and/or try out the water slides. Questions: 1. What do I need to bring? A full list will be provided a week or two before the trip. But basically you need to bring your personal amenities and tent, sleeping bag air mattress etc. 2. What if I don't have a sleeping bag and/or tent? If you don't have a sleeping bag buy one or borrow one. You don't need a fancy one - a $20 one from Big 5 or Target will do. Or you can ask here is someone will share. Every time we've done this trip people have been willing to share tent space. 3. How does carpool work? The organizers will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. Please do not use the comments to look for carpool - we will handle it. 4. What will the weather be like? Typically the weather in the area is high 70's/80's in the day and high 50's at night. It's great weather to raft and camp! 5. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go by myself? 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! 6. How do I lock in my spot? This trip is posted on many Meetup groups. I am centralizing everyone going into one group. If you want to go you must RSVP on my main group. Spots go to first paid, regardless of when you RSVP. This trip will fill up quickly so if you want to go lock in your spot with a payment. Here is a link to my main Meetup with more details and payment instructions: http://bit.ly/RaftingMeetup This has been one of our most popular trips and has always been a great time!
- Amazing GRAND CANYON Trip! CABIN or Camping +Horseshoe Bend +Antelope Cyn
Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim
The GRAND CANYON is amazing. You can see it from space. But I'm amazed a lot of people living here have never seen it from Earth - up close. Here's your chance. We'll be staying one mile from the South Rim and . . . are you ready for something a little different? Yes, we will be camping, but you can also choose to stay in a cabin. So if you don't like sleeping in a tent, this is the trip for you. PRIVATE LOCATION: This is a unique opportunity: I've reserved a cabin for 3 nights -- our location is very private. Usually at the Grand Canyon, you're in a bland hotel or a crowded campground. But we have this entire property all to ourselves. And yet we're only a mile from the rim of the Canyon. Our location allows us to explore the whole area. Take a look at the photos of the place. Awesome, isn't it? Its sort of like going back to the past; this is a pioneer cabin from the 1890's -- it looks like it could be in a Western movie. But its been updated with a fridge and stove and the property has bathrooms and a shower room. We did this trip last year -- it was incredible. The only thing I would have changed was: it was Memorial Day so it was a little warm and a little crowded. So this time, we're going earlier in May. Problem solved. This is the PERFECT time to go. We'll use the cabin as a base to explore the whole area. We'll spend some quality time at the Canyon. There will be hikes. (We will NOT be doing the Rim to Rim hike. It's not that kind of trip.) We'll watch the Sunset over the Canyon. Hell, we're so close I'm thinking it might be cool to get up early one morning and walk through the woods in the dark and watch the Sun RISE over the Canyon too. Nearby is a small lake that's supposed to be a great place for evening wildlife viewing; deer, antelope and javelina (wild desert pigs) hang out there. We'll also be doing some road trippin' in the area. HORSESHOE BEND. MAYBE Antelope Canyon. Details to come. : READ RSVP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW : Most attendees on past trips are in the 25-40 age range. CABIN or CAMPING So you have a choice: We have the cabin and we'll also be tent camping on the property. The cabin has limited space -- there is bed space for only 8 people. The first people to complete the process (RSVP w/email address, respond to survey, and pay) get first shot at the spaces in the cabin. (You can, of course, choose tent camping if you wish). You specify your preference in your reply to my survey. COST for 3 nights: Camping: $110 per person / Cabin: $195 per person DON'T WAIT until the last minute: the fee will go up by $25/ Camping and $50/Cabin on April 9 - one month before the trip. Two large tents are available for use, or bring your own tent. Cups, plates, utensils are supplied. Cooking gear, including pots, skillets, 3 stoves, etc are also available for you to use. You supply your own food (mostly) but I will cook up dinner one night and one morning I'll make my famous blueberry pancakes CAMPFIRE TIME: HANGING OUT When night falls, we'll eat and drink, and hang around the cabin fireplace or the outside fire ring. Maybe play games, tell stories, get to know each other. For some, this is their favorite part of the trip. GETTING THERE Leave on Thur or early Fri morning. Carpooling is required - you coordinate thru a carpool tool I link to. You split gas cost and the $30 park entrance fees (though a lot of people have the Parks Pass, which makes the entrance free.) RSVP INSTRUCTIONS I want to make sure you're prepared will be ready to go. So once you RSVP I'll email you a short survey/questions which you need to return to me (So don't forget to give me your email address when you RSVP.) And you won't officially be on the trip until you're confirmed and pay. There will be people going from different Meetup groups so the RSVP's you see here show you an incomplete picture. Remember, as always: No Dogs, No Kids and No Bad Attitudes.
- Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks - Memorial Day Weekend [AP]
Have you ever been to Zion or Bryce Canyon? If you have, you probably recall how marvelous they are. If you never been, it is time for a visit! (This is by far my favorite National Park and I been to many of them!!!!). We last visited Zion in 2012, 2015, and 2018 and are going back in 2019. We are staying at a beautiful home that can sleep many of us comfortably! :) What is so awesome about staying at a house? We will have all the amenities of a home (bathroom with shower and flushing toilet, bed to sleep on, towels etc) and but still sit by the campfire all night!!! We can enjoy the fire-pit, hot-tub, and an amazing view (ton of stars in the sky!!!!). This would be one of those trips you can write home about. I am excited just thinking about being in Zion National Park and the house makes it that much more awesome!!! You don't have to worry about packing for dinner. With the money we put together, I will buy food and with some of your help, we can have delicious dinners together! :) I would definitely bring 🍺 and more to share! It's always a good time!!!! :) For breakfast, I will pick up oatmeal and pastries for us. I will also bring coffee and tea. :) For Lunch, I normally just buy a sandwich at the store, throw it in my bag and head out on my hikes. Bring your hydration system and let's do some amazing hikes! For those that want to head over to Bryce Canyon National Park (http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm)for a day, it is completely worth it too! :) It's just a little over an hour away and you'll get to see the hoodoos! Don't know what a hoodoo is? Then you must get over to Bryce. :) We have the house from Friday May 24 until Monday May 27 (Memorial Day). Like last time I plan to depart LA on Thursday night and stay in Las Vegas for the evening. Zion is 6-7 hours from Downtown LA, so if you want to leave Friday that is fine too! To help cover the cost of the trip, the cost is $275 per person. There is only enough room for 34 people (17 guys and 17 ladies). Please also do take into consideration the $30 per car national park entrance fee (good for 7 days). This can be split between the people you carpool with. Lastly, of course, there is the cost of splitting gas with the driver. If you are ready to see some of the most magnificent national parks, join me for a trip to Zion National Park (Bryce Canyon National Park and Kanab (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g57030-Kanab_Utah-Vacations.html)if time allows). Getting there: I will help coordinate carpool for the confirmed attendees. This trip is posted on many Meetup groups. I am centralizing everyone going into one group. If you want to go you must RSVP on my main group. Spots go to first paid, regardless of when you RSVP. This trip will fill up quickly so if you want to go lock in your spot with a payment. Here is a link to my main Meetup with more details and payment instructions: http://bit.ly/ZionMeetup
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Camping Trip [AP]
What are you doing for July 4th Holiday Weekend? Have you ever been to Sequoia National Park? The Sequoia trees are majestic! Let's go and spend a few days in the Park. What's nice about our campsite is that there are NO other campsites right next to us; we are by ourselves. Nearby is a shower, restaurant and convenience store. Perfection! We've done this trip before and had a blast! The cost $100 - goes towards the campground, Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinners plus coffee, oatmeal and pastries in the mornings -- and some other goodies. There are several places to pickup lunch. Roll up your sleeping bag, dust off your tent, have a cushy air-mattress along with your hiking attire and let's hang out the beautiful National Parks. Don't forget your bug spray, sun screen and lounge chair. Of course, bring some money to buy sandwiches for lunch or to shower. Join us on for a great weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! 1. What do I need to bring? A full list will be provided a week or two before the trip. But basically you need to bring your personal amenities and tent, sleeping bag air mattress etc. 2. What if I don't have a sleeping bag and/or tent? If you don't have a sleeping bag buy one or borrow one. You don't need a fancy one - a $20 one from Big 5 or Target will do. Or you can ask here is someone will share. Every time we've done this trip people have been willing to share tent space. 3. How does carpool work? The organizers will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. (Also included is a packing list with everything you'll need to bring and what you can expect.) Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. Once carpool is finalized we will send out an email with directions to the site. 4. What kind of car is required to get there? Any car is fine. You don't need 4WD or an SUV. You can even drive a lowered car. The roads are paved. 5. What will the weather be like? Typically the weather in the area is high 80's/90's in the day and high 50's/60's at night. It's great weather to camp! 6. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go by myself? 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! 7. How do I lock in my spot? This trip is posted on many Meetup groups. I am centralizing everyone going into one group. If you want to go you must RSVP on my main group. Spots go to first paid, regardless of when you RSVP. This trip will fill up quickly so if you want to go lock in your spot with a payment. Here is a link to my main Meetup with more details and payment instructions: http://bit.ly/SequoiaMeetup This has been one of our most popular trips and has always been a great time!