• Whitney Camping Tues 18 to Sat 22 w/ Hike Fri 21 2 AM

    Needs a location

    This a fine tuned post indicating the camping associated with doing Whitney. Camping at Whitney Portal for the nights of Tues 18th, Wed 19th, Thurs 20th, and Fri 21st. breaking camp & departing on 22nd. WITH attempting Whitney Trail on Friday 21st at 2 AM to Friday 11:59 PM. This will give you two to three nights to acclimatize. This will give you time to acclimatize at altitude. IF the payment link is still here. There is space. https://paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/180 Payment link removed when filled. Warning: Many who do Whitney on the first try do not make it. And that is OK. This event does make this accessible to you. So this can be your first try. There are a variety of reasons to not make it. All are very legit and totally OK. At this time of year a major reason may be footwear. Or lack thereof of correct foot-gear. From after Trail Camp we will encounter snow on the trail. I will be packed and trampled. Even so . . .if you are wearing footwear that gets wet or allows your feet to get wet . . . you will be very unhappy. That being said . . . you can get to Trail Camp with good footwear. To RENT gear. Elevation (in Lone Pine) https://sierraelevation.com/Rentals.html https://2footadventures.com/collections/mt-whitney-rental-gear Lone Pine Sporting Goods has rentals (760)[masked] (I have rented there before) The Whitney Portal Store (and hostel and hotel) does have gear too. https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyPortalStore/ The Store is located at the portal and in Lone Pine. Lone Pine at the Hostel is where the gear is) As you can see by current webcam http://www.whitneyzone.com/wc_notes.htm or here http://www.mountwhitneyforum.com (the webcam links are on the left) It just means we need to be prepared. Required 10 essentials (they may be more than 10) https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html For this venture: 1 A Metal Whistle 2 emergency Mylar blanket 3 A Good Poncho (larger vinyl or waterproof fabric one) and 2 cheapie plastic ones). 4 water purification tablets First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (as needed) Knife: Headlamp: plus extra batteries Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen Gloves Extra socks Extra food: Beyond the minimum expectation Extra water: Beyond the minimum expectation Extra clothes: Beyond the minimum expectation Fire: matches, lighter, tinder and/or stove Navigation: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger (in this case your phone does qualify as you will have service once you get above Lone Pine Lake) Why 2 or 3 or 4 AM start. The weather at the summit gets very unpredictable after noon. Working backwards . . . Leave at 2AM this gets you to 7 hours to get to Trail Crest. This leaves you traveling at 1 1/2 miles an hr. Food: you will bring a mix of high cal, high fat and high protein and high sugar foods. Nothing that needs cooking. Jerky. Protein bars, Power bars, Gummy bears, salami, cheese (or veg options of any of these). You are going to keep fueling yourself as you go. It is not going to be stop and eat meals. it's ongoing fuel. This is set up as a safe way to do this bucket list thing. If you are not able to make it that's OK. Many others will not also. And it's totally OK. Altitude Sickness? Yeah . . .it happens. Some people are just prone to it. Others have it happen from carrying too heavy of a load and exerting themselves too much. Or light load and going too fast and exerting too much too fast. Acclimatizing can help. Even so . . . over exerting is a big cause. Hence why we are doing as day hike and going lighter. Altitude sickness is not a problem if when it happens it is addressed (going back down). Problems happen when people who are having symptoms make bad choices and continue and then make more bad choices like getting dizzy in steep areas. This is why we are in a group. If there is an issue others (me) will help you make the right decision of not continuing.

  • Whitney Camping Tues 18 to Sat 22 w/ Hike Fri 21 2 AM

    Needs a location

    This a fine tuned post indicating the camping associated with doing Whitney. Camping at Whitney Portal for the nights of Tues 18th, Wed 19th, Thurs 20th, and Fri 21st. breaking camp & departing on 22nd. WITH attempting Whitney Trail on Friday 21st at 2 AM to Friday 11:59 PM. This will give you two to three nights to acclimatize. This will give you time to acclimatize at altitude. IF the payment link is still here. There is space. https://paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/180 Payment link removed when filled. Warning: Many who do Whitney on the first try do not make it. And that is OK. This event does make this accessible to you. So this can be your first try. There are a variety of reasons to not make it. All are very legit and totally OK. At this time of year a major reason may be footwear. Or lack thereof of correct foot-gear. From after Trail Camp we will encounter snow on the trail. I will be packed and trampled. Even so . . .if you are wearing footwear that gets wet or allows your feet to get wet . . . you will be very unhappy. That being said . . . you can get to Trail Camp with good footwear. To RENT gear. Elevation (in Lone Pine) https://sierraelevation.com/Rentals.html https://2footadventures.com/collections/mt-whitney-rental-gear Lone Pine Sporting Goods has rentals (760)[masked] (I have rented there before) The Whitney Portal Store (and hostel and hotel) does have gear too. https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyPortalStore/ The Store is located at the portal and in Lone Pine. Lone Pine at the Hostel is where the gear is) As you can see by current webcam http://www.whitneyzone.com/wc_notes.htm or here http://www.mountwhitneyforum.com (the webcam links are on the left) It just means we need to be prepared. Required 10 essentials (they may be more than 10) https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html For this venture: 1 A Metal Whistle 2 emergency Mylar blanket 3 A Good Poncho (larger vinyl or waterproof fabric one) and 2 cheapie plastic ones). 4 water purification tablets First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (as needed) Knife: Headlamp: plus extra batteries Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen Gloves Extra socks Extra food: Beyond the minimum expectation Extra water: Beyond the minimum expectation Extra clothes: Beyond the minimum expectation Fire: matches, lighter, tinder and/or stove Navigation: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger (in this case your phone does qualify as you will have service once you get above Lone Pine Lake) Why 2 or 3 or 4 AM start. The weather at the summit gets very unpredictable after noon. Working backwards . . . Leave at 2AM this gets you to 7 hours to get to Trail Crest. This leaves you traveling at 1 1/2 miles an hr. Food: you will bring a mix of high cal, high fat and high protein and high sugar foods. Nothing that needs cooking. Jerky. Protein bars, Power bars, Gummy bears, salami, cheese (or veg options of any of these). You are going to keep fueling yourself as you go. It is not going to be stop and eat meals. it's ongoing fuel. This is set up as a safe way to do this bucket list thing. If you are not able to make it that's OK. Many others will not also. And it's totally OK. Altitude Sickness? Yeah . . .it happens. Some people are just prone to it. Others have it happen from carrying too heavy of a load and exerting themselves too much. Or light load and going too fast and exerting too much too fast. Acclimatizing can help. Even so . . . over exerting is a big cause. Hence why we are doing as day hike and going lighter. Altitude sickness is not a problem if when it happens it is addressed (going back down). Problems happen when people who are having symptoms make bad choices and continue and then make more bad choices like getting dizzy in steep areas. This is why we are in a group. If there is an issue others (me) will help you make the right decision of not continuing.

  • Whitney Camping Tues 18 to Sat 22 w/ Hike Fri 21 2 AM

    Whitney Portal Campground

    This a fine tuned post indicating the camping associated with doing Whitney. Camping at Whitney Portal for the nights of Tues 18th, Wed 19th, Thurs 20th, and Fri 21st. breaking camp & departing on 22nd. WITH attempting Whitney Trail on Friday 21st at 2 AM to Friday 11:59 PM. This will give you two to three nights to acclimatize. This will give you time to acclimatize at altitude. IF the payment link is still here. There is space. https://paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/180 Payment link removed when filled. Warning: Many who do Whitney on the first try do not make it. And that is OK. This event does make this accessible to you. So this can be your first try. There are a variety of reasons to not make it. All are very legit and totally OK. At this time of year a major reason may be footwear. Or lack thereof of correct foot-gear. From after Trail Camp we will encounter snow on the trail. I will be packed and trampled. Even so . . .if you are wearing footwear that gets wet or allows your feet to get wet . . . you will be very unhappy. That being said . . . you can get to Trail Camp with good footwear. To RENT gear. Elevation (in Lone Pine) https://sierraelevation.com/Rentals.html https://2footadventures.com/collections/mt-whitney-rental-gear Lone Pine Sporting Goods has rentals (760)[masked] (I have rented there before) The Whitney Portal Store (and hostel and hotel) does have gear too. https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyPortalStore/ The Store is located at the portal and in Lone Pine. Lone Pine at the Hostel is where the gear is) As you can see by current webcam http://www.whitneyzone.com/wc_notes.htm or here http://www.mountwhitneyforum.com (the webcam links are on the left) It just means we need to be prepared. Required 10 essentials (they may be more than 10) https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html For this venture: 1 A Metal Whistle 2 emergency Mylar blanket 3 A Good Poncho (larger vinyl or waterproof fabric one) and 2 cheapie plastic ones). 4 water purification tablets First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (as needed) Knife: Headlamp: plus extra batteries Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen Gloves Extra socks Extra food: Beyond the minimum expectation Extra water: Beyond the minimum expectation Extra clothes: Beyond the minimum expectation Fire: matches, lighter, tinder and/or stove Navigation: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger (in this case your phone does qualify as you will have service once you get above Lone Pine Lake) Why 2 or 3 or 4 AM start. The weather at the summit gets very unpredictable after noon. Working backwards . . . Leave at 2AM this gets you to 7 hours to get to Trail Crest. This leaves you traveling at 1 1/2 miles an hr. Food: you will bring a mix of high cal, high fat and high protein and high sugar foods. Nothing that needs cooking. Jerky. Protein bars, Power bars, Gummy bears, salami, cheese (or veg options of any of these). You are going to keep fueling yourself as you go. It is not going to be stop and eat meals. it's ongoing fuel. This is set up as a safe way to do this bucket list thing. If you are not able to make it that's OK. Many others will not also. And it's totally OK. Altitude Sickness? Yeah . . .it happens. Some people are just prone to it. Others have it happen from carrying too heavy of a load and exerting themselves too much. Or light load and going too fast and exerting too much too fast. Acclimatizing can help. Even so . . . over exerting is a big cause. Hence why we are doing as day hike and going lighter. Altitude sickness is not a problem if when it happens it is addressed (going back down). Problems happen when people who are having symptoms make bad choices and continue and then make more bad choices like getting dizzy in steep areas. This is why we are in a group. If there is an issue others (me) will help you make the right decision of not continuing.

  • Hike Fryman Cyn (Studio City)

    Wilacre Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority

    Come out and join us for a day hike in Fryman canyon. We will hike up to the rain forrest, and the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook on Mullholland drive. Total distance: 6miles loop hike Elev Gain: 1000ft Bring: water, snacks, hat, sunglasses, and a positive attitude! Parking is free at Wilacre Park

  • 6/21 7PM ~~||FREE||~~ FRIDAY DRINKS @ THE BUNGALOW [Santa Monica]

    115+ RSVPs!! Possibly one of the most iconic bars in Santa Monica! Let's check out this ocean-side bar together! Details: Entry: FREE! When: Friday, 6/21 @ 7PM Where: The Bungalow @ 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA Who: Everyone! Feel free to bring your friends and loved ones!

  • Sing and Howl

    Howl at the Moon Hollywood

    Lets have fun at a Piano Bar for requesting radio songs that we want to bounce to. I just move to LA 4 weeks ago, and I still am discovering the fun times. Who wants an absolute silly night for singles new to LA. For parking, look at the Metro parking lot across from Universal.

  • Sing and Howl

    Howl at the Moon Hollywood

    Lets have fun at a Piano Bar for requesting radio songs that we want to bounce to. I just move to LA 4 weeks ago, and I still am discovering the fun times. Who wants an absolute silly night for singles new to LA. For parking, look at the Metro parking lot across from Universal.

  • Ktown Walking Tour: Madang Courtyard Plaza/Western Ave.

    MaDang Courtyard

    Join us for a fun immersive walking tour exploring various interesting sites and sounds on Western Ave. and Madang Plaza in Korea Town ! COST: $15 per person :-) for the tour (Lunch is not included but delicious and interesting food sampling is included) Let's meet at Paris Baguette Bakery and you can get coffee or pastry before we get started. We will start with the intro at 10am but Elad and I will be there earlier sipping coffee:-) To Register & RSVP: Go to: https://www.1hupe.org/donate After $15 donation. RSVP on the meetup page. **Send us a message saying which tour/date you are signing up for because sometimes the notifications don't come through. You will learn about Korean food and products in general as well as about Korean culture in general. We will check out a supermarket and different stores and markets in Madang Courtyard and on Western Ave. We will look at traditional Korean clothing, visit a K-pop Store, visit the sesame/perilla oil pressing store..and much much more! We will get to see, and smell the freshly pressed intensely aromatic and flavorful oil. They take only cash if you want to get anything. In the end, we will loop back around to Madang and learn about different Korean food and all eat together at the delicious new Jeong Yuk Jum restaurant. This is one of our new fave place for Korean food and bbq! The prices are fairly reasonable and we can do this family style so everyone can taste the different dishes. If you can, bring cash so it'll be easier to do the bill for lunch. We make reservations for around 12 :00p. We generally keep the bill to under $20 per person. You don't have to stay for lunch if you need to leave early. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing/shoes & have sun protection. We will be stop and go walking about 2 miles. PARKING: Garage parking entrance on Manhattan Place side (H Mart sign). We can get 4 hours validation from Jeong Yuk Jum restaurant or a few hours at other shops. After that it is $2.00 every 15 mins max $16.00. Otherwise, you could check for street parking. One of our members was so helpful to let us know that there is a parking lot area where there is no fee (as long as there is no event going on around the area). 3846 Wilshire Blvd., right next to the Bank of Hope, across the Star Night building. Last time he parked there he noticed a sign that said 'Park at your own risk', but he didn't see anything weird. It is about a block and a half away from the MaDang Courtyard plaza. We appreciate any and all donations so we can continue to offer more diverse tours and events. If you would like to donate, you can donate directly to the host at the events or go to our Donate web page.

  • Weekly K-Drama/Movie Club: Watch Together Ep. 4, 5, & 6 - 'Reply 1997'

    Join us as we meet on Saturdays to watch our next K-Drama 4 episodes(30 mins) together until the end of the drama. 'Reply 1997' is recommended highly by our members! This drama recorded the highest ratings at the time for a Korean cable Drama, and the series has generated praise from critics and audiences for being refreshing, genuine, real, complex, and full of humor and heart. It's about family, relationships, friendships, and life! We will meet at our 'Titanic' themed funky 'clubhouse' to watch together on a bigger TV screen! There are 16 episodes. It's free, just pay for whatever you order for snacks/food/drinks at the cafe. We usually meet every Saturday at 1:30pm to watch 2 to 4 episodes(2 hr) of the selected K-Drama! This is an ongoing event every week!!! There could be schedule change, so always check to make sure of the date and time. You can choose to attend every Saturday or just watch some episodes at home and come to watch together when you can. Even if you are not into the dramas/movies, come join us to hang out with us and say hi! We really enjoy seeing everyone :-D SYNOPSIS: Reply 1997 (Hangul: 응답하라 1997; RR: Eungdaphara 1997) is a 2012 South Korean television series that centers on the lives of six friends in Busan, as the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012, where one couple will announce that they're getting married. As the first installment of the Reply series, it also portrays the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when first generation idol groups such as H.O.T. and Sechs Kies took center stage and K-pop was just beginning to blossom. It stars Jung Eun-ji(Apink) as Sung Shi-won, Seo In-guk as Yoon Yoon-Je. Hoya(Infinite) as Kang Joon-hee, Shin So-yul as Mo Yoo-jung.... Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQOwbp3m_Ec K-DRAMA/MOVIE BOUNDING/DRESSING UP(Not Mandatory): Participants can dress up in regular clothing inspired by a K-Drama/movie character. It's not a full costume but everyday clothes that you style in such a way that people can see that it refers to that character, place, object..etc. We'll post the outfits on our Instagram and small prizes for best outfits :-) Extra points for being able to recite or re-enact scenes :-D LOCATION: Café Jack (카페 잭) in Korea Town. This 'Titanic' movie themed cafe is like a labyrinth and we will have our own area where we can comfortably spread out and have our club! Yay! PARKING: There is a tiny parking lot, but if no space just try to find street parking but make sure to read all the street signs! Metro/bus/Lyft/Uber if you can. This cafe is close to Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd. We look forward to seeing everyone!!! We appreciate any and all donations so we can continue to offer more diverse tours and events. If you would like to donate, you can donate directly to the host at the events or go to our Donate web page.

  • REMINDER!-JUNE 23rd-COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE MARINA DEL REY

    13650 Mindanao Way

    SUNDAY SANDAY. JUNE 23rd 3:30 to 5 pm CHRISTOPHER RAMIREZ/FREEDOM DRUM CIRCLES INVITES ALL DANCERS AND RHYTHM MAKERS TO THIS COMMUNITY DRUMMING EXPERIENCE. It’s time to come together and drum as one! Get there early and enjoy the MARINA DEL REY FESTIVAL. COME AND DRUM WITH THE COMMUNITY AND FEEL THE UNITY AND RHYTHM OF AN INSATIABLE GROOVE CREATED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS. No drumming experience required! Drums are provided! FREE ADMISSION. Www.freedomdrumcircles[masked]