What we're about

This group aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. Everyone is welcome.

Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.

Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.

! ! ! wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !™

https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/Join

I Just Moved to LA" . . . New in Town!!!

https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

Wine, Arts, Culture and Travel

https://www.meetup.com/Cultural/Join

Outdoor Adventures. Travel, Hiking, Camping, Backpacking

https://www.meetup.com/AtlasObscura/Join

40+ Flying Solo. The Original Over 40s Social Events Group

https://www.meetup.com/FlyingSoloSocials/Join

50+ Singles Just Wanna Have Fun! Active Adventures 'n More

https://www.meetup.com/FiftyAndFabulous/Join

40's-60'­s Single Travelers. Explore the world near & far!!

https://www.meetup.com/40s60sSingleTravelers/Join

20's 30's Social Fun in LA

https://www.meetup.com/TheGoingOutGroup/Join

Here are the basics of group rules.

Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.

Avoid Put Downs.

Speak For Yourself.

Listen To Others.

You Have The Option To Pass.

Expect Unfinished Business.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.

• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)

• No outside links

• Great Copy

• Great Pix

• 4 weeks notice is best.

• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.

Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?

Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.

If so then you may be looking for us!

We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.

We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.

Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.

By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.

Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA

And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).

Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.

What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?

Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.

We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.

Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

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This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +

left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong

LA is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: ventura thousand oaks monica silverlake san fernando valley, studio city beverly marina del rey redondo long barbara l.a. east eastside gabriel valley ventrua angeles, palos verdes peninsula, gateway cities, harbor region north crescenta portions conejo antelope clarita central: mid-wilshire northeast acton adams-normandie forest agoura agua dulce alhambra alondra park altadena crest arcadia arleta arlington heights artesia athens atwater village avalon avocado azusa central baldwin hills/crenshaw bel-air bell bellflower gardens grove beverlywood boyle bradbury brentwood broadway-manchester burbank calabasas canoga carson carthay castaic canyons alameda century cerritos charter oak chatsworth reservoir chesterfield square cheviot chinatown citrus claremont commerce compton covina cudahy culver cypress aire desert view highlands diamond downey duarte eagle rock mirada northwest echo elizabeth lake el monte segundo sereno elysian encino exposition fairfax pomona florence florence-firestone gardena glassell glendale glendora gramercy granada green meadows griffith hacienda hancock hansen dam harvard hasley canyon hawaiian hawthorne hermosa highland historic south-central huntington hyde industry inglewood irwindale jefferson koreatown k-town cañada flintridge montrose ladera habra balboa hughes terrace lakewood lancaster puente larchmont verne lawndale leimert lennox leona lincoln littlerock lomita lopez/kagel feliz lynwood malibu manchester manhattan mar vista mayflower maywood mid-city mid wilshire monrovia montebello montecito monterey mount washington northridge palmdale whittier norwalk mountains pacific palisades pacoima palms estates panorama paramount pico rivera robertson union playa porter ranch quartz hill ramona rancho dominguez reseda ridge route rolling rosemead rowland dimas marino pasqual pedro fe springs sawtelle sepulveda basin shadow sherman madre signal silver southeast gate jose stevenson sunland sun sylmar tarzana temple toluca topanga torrance tujunga unincorporated catalina island susana universal university valinda glen val verde van nuys venice vermont knolls vermont-slauson verdugos vernon veterans administration park-windsor vincent walnut watts adams westchester westlake westmont whittier-los nietos westwood narrows willowbrook wilmington windsor winnetka

Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city.

We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so.

Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

Most events are free. There are a few that cost. Those do make enough to cover the Meetup fees.

Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life. This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin atlas, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscura weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

Upcoming events (5)

Yosemite over Memorial Day. OMG you have never been? LET'S GO CAMPING

Yosemite!!! 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. Or you have been before and you can't wait to go again. For either reason or many others: This is the event for you!! This event will be Car Camping compared to back-country camping. Meaning your car is steps away. Things on the agenda: Glacier Point This is one of Yosemite’s best viewpoints that you can drive up to with easy access. Located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley, you get a spectacular view of the valley and Half Dome. We will aim to do it for sunrise or sunset (the best times) Taft Point & Sentinel Dome Taft Point and Sentinel Dome are right next to each other. Taft Point is easy to get to and a great spot to conquer your fear of heights. Edge up to the cliff and stare straight down into the valley to appreciate it’s grandeur. Sentinel Dome is an easy 1-mile walk from the parking lot and gives you a 360-degree view of Yosemite. These are both on the way when diving to Glacier Point Yosemite Falls Standing at 2,424 feet, this is the highest waterfall in North America and sixth largest in the world! The best time to view it is in late spring when the melting snow creates the strongest flow. And that's when we will be there!!! The path to walk to this is flat and maybe 300 feet long of a hike . You can do that!!! There is also the option to hike up (a hard up hill long hike) Tunnel View From here you get a view of Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, and El-Capitan. This is the postcard perfect spot. Bridalveil Fall This waterfall is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the park and like Yosemite Falls . . . its super easy and flat and short. The Ahwahneechee Native American tribe believed that inhaling the mist would improve your chances of getting married. Half Dome This is Yosemite’s most popular rock formation. That's not on the agenda for this trip. BUT the hike to Vernal Falls and Mist Trail is the same trail to take to go up Half Dome. We will do Vernal and Mist Vernal and Nevada Falls Nuff said. Mariposa Grove These are the giant Sequoias located at the south end of the park at the Wawona entrance. Cooks Meadow (Ansel Adams) COSTS: Camping will be $85 total per person. This will cover three nights (Fri, Sat, Sun). Endless firewood provided. Unlimited Propane stove is provided and grill available. Paper goods provided (plates, utensils etc) Indoor and outdoor heated pool. Indoor Jacuzzi. Free Showers. Flush toilets (clean too!) Electricity at the site (to recharge your phone). And all the activities that are led in the park. https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/85 If you want to do for two or three just change the number. From 85 to 170 or 255 for example. If you can only go for two nights $77 total per person (Fri and Sat)(meaning you can't get Monday off) https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/77 Refunds given up to 14 days before event. Link will be removed when event fills. Don't delay. Don't wait. Yosemite is everyone favorite and it is difficult toe impossible to secure sites, . . . . and on an awesome holiday weekend too!! This is the perfect time of year at it is not overly hot AND the waterfalls are all the highest flow. This is on your bucket list. Time to mark it off. RSVP does NOT save your space. Payment via the links is the ONLY way to save your place. So do not delay https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/85 (per person total for three nights camping: Fri, Sat and Sun) Link will be removed the moment the event event is filled. This event is cross posted and will be closed shortly. e to mark it off.

YOGIKE (YOGA + HIKE) - MODERATE - MALIBU POINT MUGU STEEP TRAIL 1200 ft

Hello Yog-Hikers!! **********PLEASE READ THROUGH********** This is a FREE DONATION BASED EVENT. Suggested donation is $10 but please feel free to donate any amount that comes from your heart, it would be very much appreciated.❤️ This time we will be doing Point Mugu! (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS) The whole adventure should be about 3-4 hours. It would be about 120 to 150min to complete the hike and 1 hour for the yoga class and short guided meditation and sound healing (savasana 5-10 min) . We will meet at 3:45pm and will start the hike by 4:00pm. YOGA MAT and HIKING shoes are a MUST. For this hike we can leave our mats in the car and get them after hike. We will cross PCH and walk (6-10min) to the beach. Class will be held by the beach SUNSET TIME! :) Bring extra layers and sweater as it might get colder for the yoga class specially for savasana by sunset time. Bring plenty of water and maybe some fruits and snacks of your choice to keep yourself hydrated. ***Dogs are NOT allowed in this trail! Don't forget to bring a big SMILE! :-) ***Link for TRAIL INFO, make sure to read please: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mugu-peak-trail Mugu Peak Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. DISTANCE: 2.7 miles ELEVATION GAIN: 1,243 feet ROUTE TYPE:Loop ***Link for GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/b9ppceKcZf5FdWVT9 ***ADDRESS for google maps: Chumash Trail, Malibu, CA 90265 ***MEETUP and PARKING details: We will meet at trailhead entrance. Parking is available just by trail entrance. Also is OK to park before you get to the trail entrance there is more space by PCH as well, make sure to read signs please! There is another parking across trailhead but is not free. I believe is $5 fee. SEE YOU SOON!! Mariana https://www.meetup.com/Yogike IG & Facebook: @anairamyogidancer venmo: @anairam1601 paypal: https://www.paypal.com/marianasuarez

🌻Beach Bike Ride from Marina del Rey to Redondo Beach & Lunch

PERFECT WEATHER! ... Join us for bicycling on the beach bike path from Marina del Rey to Redondo Beach. See the spring flowers in bloom along the coast. This beautiful beach bike ride is 26 miles roundtrip on flat bike paths and roads. See a map of this route here: https://goo.gl/maps/BI0GD QUALIFICATIONS: All bike riders are invited who are comfortable and experienced riding on the road and bicycle paths for 26 miles round trip and can keep up with a group riding at a speed of 13 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 in the first row of Dock 52 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.") We will depart at 9:00 AM. ___________________________ FREE PARKING: There is free parking at Dock 52 parking lot. CLICK HERE (http://goo.gl/maps/8pJy5) to see a map of Dock 52 and to get driving directions. ___________________________ LUNCH: We will stop for a break at Quality Seafood Fish Market in Redondo Beach King Harbor at 130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. You might enjoy a cup or clam chowder or many other choices. ___________________________ 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

Mount Whitney June 21st Yes. You read that correctly!! Let's go!

Whitney Portal Campground

This is on your bucket list. So it's time to do it!! THIS event is for those wishing to HIKE UP WHITNEY. We entered the Lottery for permits and received 15. Yaaaayyy!!!! Our permit is for Fri June 21st. This trip is not for speed. And not meant to push hard. It is meant to give the least stress and least likely to have altitude sickness occur. Safety is the main priority. The Plan: Arrive Thurs June 20th in the evening. Fri Early Early Early AM up the hill. (or even at 11PM on Thurs) For a Dayhike, . . . 7 to 8 hours is considered moderate time for full summit and decent, with 10 hours considered slower. Or even 12 This is intended as Whitney for regular people. Some level of fitness will be required though. So you need to be fit but not a total backpacker or hiker. We will go slow and easy. Nobody is left behind. And if there are issues still . . nobody is left behind. If one person can not continue people will accompany them down the hill. This is not a fend for yourself hike or a fend for yourself group. This is for fun and community. Not for bragging rights. At this time of year there will still be snow at the upper elevations. Whitney is a place that is on everybody's bucket list. Let's have some stats: Whitney is the tallest location in the Continental US. Summit 14,505 Trail-head is 8,374 Total elevation change 6,131 ft (a mile is 5280 ft) Total distance 22 miles. That's 11 miles uphill in. And 11 miles back out. We will have a group campsite in Whitney Portal Campground for when we come down. It is booked from Friday, Sat and Sun night. Cost: $180.00 This event requires a significant amount of planning, leading and execution. And prepayment of campsites and etc. Yes. Our normal campsite events run about $75 for 2 night and $85 for 3 night. This event is substantially more rare and more difficult to arrange and coordinate. If you do not wish the opportunity to join our group for this reason you do have the option to pass. Terms: Your RSVP shows "interest" in the event. ONLY payment will secure your spot. To Secure your place: https://paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/180 or Venmo to @IWantToDoThat Space is limited. So do NOT delay. Refunds: Refunds will be given up to Two (2) Weeks before the event start date. Less than two weeks refunds will be given only if a replacement is found from the wait list. Equipment and Food: You will be responsible to bring your own gear and food however much guidance will be given on what is needed and how to prepare. Liability: We are a group of friends. This is being led as a collaborative effort. In the end you will be responsible for yourself. Guarantees: There is no guarantee you will summit on this trip. You will have the opportunity to. If safety concerns override: you will not summit. Make good choices!!! This event is not a "summit at all costs" event. This event is challenging yourself to your limits but NOT beyond them. We will all work together to be safe. Carpools: Yes. We will try an do that. Carpool matrix will go out one week before the event. Q: I don't have hardcore outdoor mountaineer type ultra lightweight gear. A: You do not need super pro gear. You just need to be prepared. Packing and equipment, and what food to bring coaching will be given. Q: What about food and cooking? A: We will have only prepared or non-heating needed food. So there will be no stove or fuel needed for add'l weight. Lots of bars, and jerky and etc. So High Carb, and High Fat, and High Protein food will be carried. Q: Can this be done as an overnight instead of Day Hike? A: Message me about that. Finer details: If you see lots of RSVP's this does not mean all have paid. When it fills Payment Links will be removed. This will be without warning and all unpaid rsvp's will then be moved to wait list. After Payment: discussion will be had as to your fitness level. Less fit persons are OK. There is possibility of not summiting

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