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Join us for a fun weekend at Russian River with wine tasting, canoeing, swimming and more! What a fun way to meet new friends and have a relaxing weekend after a hard work week and such a nice way to enjoy the lovely outdoors! Adults of all ages. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9am – Sunday, September 27, 5pm. SATURDAY WINE TASTING: We will leave the Bay Area at 9:00 AM to wine tasting in Alexander Valley Wine Country. We will meet at 1st winery (will let you know soon). BEAUTIFUL HOTEL LA ROSE: Enjoy this beautiful historic hotel in Saturday night! Perfect location, very comfortable and clean rooms is what makes a great vacation experience! SUNDAY CANOEING: Meet 10:00 AM at Burke's Canoe Intersection of Mirabel Road at 8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436. Sightseeing & Canoeing downstream through the heart of redwoods. This is a gorgeous 10 mile trip with warm sunny beaches, mountains and redwoods galore. It is self-guided canoe trip with return shuttle included. Picnic, swim, and sunbathe at beaches along this magnificent stretch of the river. View wildlife such as: otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, egret, and more.Finish canoe trip by 5:00PM and head back to the bay area. WHAT TO BRING: May we suggest the following items for your consideration: bring your bathing suits, ice chest, soft drinks, beach towels, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, bunji cords to tie your cooler into the canoe, and river shoes to protect feet against sharp rocks. Garbage bags for trash. Also bring a change of clothes for the ride back home. TWO DAY TRIP COST: $198 (before July 31) or $208 (after July 31). This adventure includes 1 night hotel (Double occupancy), parking, food (1 breakfast & 1 lunch) and your canoe (2 or 3 people per canoe), life jacket & return shuttle. ONE DAY TRIP COST: $45 (before July 31) or $50.00 (after July 31). This adventure includes your canoe (2-3 people per canoe), life jackets, picnic lunch and return shuttle. CARPOOLING: Recommended gas sharing: $20 per person for 1-day trip. $25 per person for 2-day trip. The weather is sunny & warm (usually around the low 80's and up) and canoeing the Russian River is a blast and a great way to cool off! SWIMMING: You must be able to swim. No Non-swimmers please!!! MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All events are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Sunday, Sep 13, Masked Speed Dating Saturday, Sep 26 – Sunday, Sep 27, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events on 26 different singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.
9-26 (optional) Camp at Valley Floor (have permits)9-27 Begin at Trailhead at 10am. Get to and set up camp at Glen Aulin 9-28 Wake and head out for day-hike to Waterwheel AND Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne 9-29 Day Hikes up to Mcgee Lake and/or up Conness Creek 9-30 Wake and pack up and head back to trailhead and to home. Options Options Options Stats: Tuolumne Meadows 8,500 ft el. to Glen Aulin 7,900 ft el Total distance about 5.3 mi (one one) Total Elevation Change: - 600 feet over about 5 miles. Glen Auliun to Waterwheel is 7.5 mi round trip with about 1100 ft elevation change. This means our main backpacking portion will be a descent of 600. This means our return will be all uphill. This will be after eating our three nights of provisions and our packs are lighter. This means our difficult day hike (with no heavy packs) will be 1100 ft elevation change over 3 1/4 miles. Now you see why this is a "beginner" trip. We are not tracking major distance and elevation with heavy packs. We are traveling to a stunning area. Our campsite should have running water and vault style restrooms. This has everything you are looking for in your Yosemite trip – dynamic, cascading waterfalls, granite cliffs and valleys, lush meadows, lively forests, and a place to “commune with nature” as John Muir had written. The Glen Aulin trail is nothing short of magic. Take it from John Muir himself, 1869: “This is the most spacious and delightful high pleasure-ground I have yet seen… And though lying in the sky, the surrounding mountains are so much higher, one feels protected as if in a grand hall.” What's included and what's not. This is a led trip. However you do have some responsibility and "buy in." The main things provided are food, and site. Also of importance is the group first aid kit, water filter, cookware and cooking gear. As well as leading and curating of the trip. Included is the knowledge, expertise and safety. Also included is all the help you need to make sure you are outfitted for a safe and successful trip. We will be providing all with walkie talkies.You will need: The main things you will need are: Backpack Tent Sleeping Bag Sleeping pad As well as a host of smaller things such as aquatiner, knife, sunscreen, lip stuff and a bunch more. Such as clothing and etc. (the big things) can rented. Some can be borrowed too. A lot of the smaller things can be reg camping or household stuff repurposed. For instance . . . Sunscreen and lip balm and bug juice you likely have. Those who do sign on will get tons of lit. Here is how it will work. We will have our own "personal" gear and there is a whole bunch of "group" gear. Group gear is (for example) Stove, and fuel. Water filter. Food (in bear canisters). Cookware. Group gear gets divided (by weight) among the 11 of us. This is why a group trip can be better than solo where every person carries a stove and filter, and etc. This is one way we shave off weight by working together. The other way to shave off is if you have a two person tent. One of you carries the poles and fly, and the other carries the main body of the tent. The cost for all this? $375 Per Person Payment link https://py.pl/73TdGp8X84 Payment is the only way to secure your spot. WHAT?!?!?! Yes. This does include group gear and food. To do this trip on your own would cost over double to get all the gear. AND also as solo you would be too much to carry. This is intended as a beginner trip where you do not need to make the investment in all the gear and the gear/food is divided among those going to reduce the weight. Also included the safety gear and the guidance to make this a safe trip. Along the way we will also be doing orienteering and map skills. This event has 16 total with 14 filled. Main meetup https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271909547/ Only two opens.
Fall Colors. In rest of the country . . .. a very big thing. People take weekend trips for them. For us . . . It's still around (in the city) . . . with subtlety. If you are willing to take a little trip to a lesser-known corner of the state . . . you can find it big-time. And this is what we are going to do. The Plan: We will use Cabins located at the Big Pine Lakes trailhead as our home base. This will be Glamping and not camping. No tent needed. No sleeping bag. Each person will get their own room (unless you are a couple and wish to share a bed). The cabins are event heated so you can be nice and toasty at night. There is a kitchen in the cabins, so there is no need to worry about cooking over a campfire. BUT . . . there are campfire pits and we will do that too. ATTENTION!!! This Fall Colors Glamping event is filled!!! https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271811341/ The number RSVP'd on a does not reflect those attending.. The event is posted to several groups. Only paid attendees are attending. The payment links are removed. You may RSVP and thus be on the Alternates List. If there is a cancel you will get a message there is an opening and have the opportunity to join. Our events are of limited size and high quality and always do fill. And they do so well in advance. Often with people returning who know the quality events we offer. It's always best to check https://tr.im/MoreToExplore for the centralized current info The following three are full: Yosemite Aug 21 (totally full) Backpacking to Waterwheel Sep 27 (totally full) Fall Colors Glamping (totally full) These are currently open: Big Pine Lakes Labor Day Weekend Sept 4-7 (only about 20 spaces left) https://py.pl/73VoY Mt Whitney Training Oct 10 (about 8 spots left) https://tr.im/WhitneyOct10 Sequoia Oct 23-25 (about 30 left) https://py.pl/11N8I8 Easy Beach Camping Oct 30th About 30 opens left. https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271870441/ Anza Slot Canyons Nov 27 (not yet announced on the group, plenty of space and time) https://tr.im/AnzaSlotCanyonsNov27 Great Southwest Caravan ( no limit ) https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272078051/ We look forward to you joining us on adventures. If you have suggestions of events or locations please message or post. If you wish to be an event organizer or have an event, or event idea please send a message.
Our August Yosemite Vacation sold out immediately, so we are doing it again in October! Explore America's favorite National Park on a luxury trip! You will enjoy 2 days and 2 nights at a beautiful vacation home, hiking in Yosemite National Park. We provide the opportunity and our guides ensure a fun-filled, friendly atmosphere. This is a great way to meet other singles, see the sights and really explore Yosemite! Adults of all ages. Friday, Oct 2 – Sunday, Oct 4, 2020. HIGHLIGHTS: * Vernal and Nevada Falls * Glacier Point * Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias * Two Nights at Private Mountain Home Inside Yosemite * Delicious Home Cooked Meals CARPOOLING: Recommended car & gas sharing $35 to pay the driver who will drive their own car for this trip. FRIDAY- Leaving Bay Area early afternoon (2:00 PM). Happy Hour in the evening. SATURDAY: Hiking the Mist Trail (Vernal and Nevada Falls)! Rising early we prepare breakfast and lunch and head off for a fun day in the park full of hiking, sightseeing and exploring. The Mist Trail is Yosemite's signature hike. While many of Yosemite's trails are popular due to having a single spectacular destination, the Mist Trail has fabulous views scattered all along it, beginning at the bridge overlook, progressing to two unforgettable waterfalls that fall a combined total of more than 900 feet. After whole day hiking, We will head house to cook a delicious meal (Italian Night), ending the day with some wine and social. SUNDAY: A. Glacier Point. B. Sentinel Dome Hike C. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias TWO NIGHTS TRIP COST: $208 to $258. Includes 2 nights at a beautiful vacation home, happy hours, 5 meals and all park fees. LUXURY VACATION HOME: 5 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms - Sleeps 18 - Multi-Level - Bronze rated - 2,628 Sq. Ft. + 1,186 Sq. Ft. Deck. Yosemite Mountain Lodge, is a private mountain home located inside the gates of Yosemite National park. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 & 1/2 bathrooms, one of the largest and most popular cabins. It will accommodate 18 people which makes it a perfect destination for a large group. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher and enough dishes and silverware for our large group. As a bonus, you will also find a washer and dryer. The comfortable living room sports new carpet, a large fireplace, that is surrounded with comfortable couches and chairs, a flat screen satellite TV, and WiFi. It is a perfect setup for a large gathering of friends around a cozy fireplace. The newly-built large, private deck offers beautiful views and features a gas BBQ, picnic table, and chairs, perfect for our outdoor cooking and dining under the stars! MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All events are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Tuesday, Sep 1, Real Connection… Virtually Sunday, Sep 13, Masked Speed Dating Saturday, Sep 26 – Sunday, Sep 27, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe Friday, Oct 2 – Sunday, Oct 4, Yosemite Hiking Vacation PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events on 26 different singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.