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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, . . . 12 to 14 hours is considered moderate time for full summit and decent, with 16 to 18 hours considered slower. Or even more. Time is not a limit on our hike. No one is left behind. 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. 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
This event is "The mellow version" of Mt Whitney. Whitney portal is a stunning and beautiful place. Sadly many do not appreciate it as they merely use it as a drop spot before going up towards summit. What's great about Whitney Portal is you go from 3700 ft elevation of Lone Pine to 8300 of Whintey Portal with very little winding roads. So you have alpine delight with little road time. There is the rushing snowmelt river/creek. The tall shady pines. Cute campground with moderate and difficult day hikes. AND Right below at the base of the hill is The Alabama Hills. With Mansanar just to the north and Fossil Falls to the south. The Plan: Arrive Friday June 21 in the evening. Get there when you can. No set arrival time. The earliseist we can be in the campiste is 2PM. I am putting 7 as most will arrive between 7PM and midnight. Sat June 22 : Hike Whitney Trail up to Lone Pine Lake. Sun: 20 min drive to Alabama Hills and spend the day there. Do Mansanar too Monday: Depart and go to Fossil Falls on the way home. Alternate Plan Sat: Spend day in Alabama hills and Mansanar Sun: Day Hike to Lone Pine Lake Monday: Depart Of course on both options you can depart on Sunday after either Alabama Hills or Lone Pine Lake Hike. The site is booked for Sunday Night too so you can get an extra day out is the stunning nature. This is intended as Whitney for everybody trip. No matter who you are, . .you can come. We will go slow and easy. Nobody is left behind. This is for fun and community. Not for bragging rights. Kids are OK. But super young is not ideal. Dogs are fine too. You do not need a permit to make it up to Lone Pine Lake. Whitney is a place that is on everybody's bucket list. We are going on this one not to Summit, . . but for fun. Hence the title: Whitney for Fun!! Add in Alabama Hills and add in Mansaar and Fossil Falls, . . . this is a getaway. Whitney: The tallest location in the Continental US. Our campsite will be at about 8,400 feet. Whitney is over 14,000 (we are not going up that for this meetup). Alabama Hills once you see this place you will never camp at Joshua Tree again. AND every movie you can imagine filmed there. Tremors, Django, Ganga Din. Lone Ranger, Galaxy Quest, And on and on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCCMs9tx2yM or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK-JeZ-99sY or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2x2tSP3beM Mansanar: One of the internment camps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYTvbo238Sc Fossil Falls is the former drainage of the Owens Lake. It slinked out thru a recent Lava Flow. . . . and the falls sculpted and carved the area. The river course changed and now you have a Waterfall that is frozen in time or Fossil Falls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_eYJDUWlhg I have some tents to loan (but you will share). If you have extra bring those to loan out. This trip is meant for beginners. I will be having the site for 3 nights. Cost is modest 85 per person for up to three nights camping. Refunds given for cancel up to 2 weeks in advance. Less than 2 weeks a replacement from the wait-list be funds transferred to grant refund.
Hi all, I've been having fun posting Downtown Pasadena popup meets! So for all Pasadena-peeps in the area who might be in the mood come down to Lucky Baldwin's for some blue-collar British food, and a pint or two! Located in Downtown Pasadena off Raymond, this spot is popular and we'll be stopping by to see what the hype is about and doing more of a relaxed meet 'n greet. My plans to come around 640ish and try to snag the patio tables, and then we chill and have dinner for a couple hours. Look for an asian guy wearing a black chevy hat and a nametag (so it should be kinda easy to spot me!) Parking is a little tight in Pasadena, but I believe the street parking can be free after like 6pm and if thats too risky or you're lazy like me, there is paid structures nearby (like the one across the street above Amara, another popular spot!) Hope to see y'all there! Last time at Copa Vida was fun, but this time I'd rather have some dinner too! Also PS There are THREE Lucky Baldwin Pubs so this meetup is at the Old Town Pasadena One off South Raymond Avenue!
The weather is still perfect for hiking in Griffith Park! Join the group Griffith Park Hiking Southeast Corner for another fun hike. We'll hike to Cedar Grove and back. Just over 3 miles. About an hour and a half hike. 650 feet elevation gain. This is not a death march. It's a good workout but you can still walk afterward! ;o) We'll hike up wide, flat trails the whole way. Two drinking fountains near the top. Meet at the STOP SIGN at the corner of Lambeth Street and Griffith Park Boulevard. Two blocks west of the 5 Freeway. One block north of Los Feliz Boulevard. Plenty of free on street parking. We'll have 180 degree views from the Angeles Forest to Downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean. Dogs welcome.