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Hi everyone, this is gonna be my first archery event for this group and I was curious if maybe people wanted to try practicing or learning how to do archery in a new store called Woods Archery that moved from el monte. I've been here once and had some fun practicing so hopefully some of y'all can live out your secret robin hood dreams finally! The spot is in a large shopping center and parking shouldn't be an issue which is ideal for folks who come in later. The range is about 22 yards which is not too bad with shorter targets to practice on, and the full on lesson is $20 dollars for a lesson, equipment, a couple hours of rotational range time. You're paying for the AC and quiet time vs an outdoor public range which normally close at dark. Anyways, this is a first for me as I've never done an archery meetup for the East LA side and I'd love to open it out to more people but lets see who wants to show up. Just a heads up this spot is SMALL laneswise so please update that rsvp so anyone who wants to go can make it. Anyways hope y'all make it and this should be a fun time!
• What we'll do --- This is a FREE 4.4 mi brisk walk by flashlight with LOTS of hidden stairs (15 stairways - give or take - and about 1466 stairs) in just under 2 hrs, with a FUN group, and hear some intriguing history to boot! ---- READ EVERYTHING BELOW PLEASE! ----- • IF YOU SIGN UP AND CAN'T MAKE IT, PLEASE TAKE YOURSELF OFF THE GOING LIST!!!!!! • GET THERE EARLY ENOUGH TO PARK - there IS parking, it just may take you a few minutes. Don't drive up at 6:30 and expect us to wait! If you're late, download the map on the link below and find us! • BRING A FLASHLIGHT, as it will be DARK. DARK. DARK. If you've never gone on an organized urban hike, you gotta check it out! (We try to do it weekly). Don't be afraid of the stairs - we wait for everyone and you can always bail out if you need to. Join us afterward for dinner at Souplantation on San Vicente & Montana! Dog friendly (if your dog is friendly and can climb/descend stairs!). Check out my page of historical photos and info for the area we will walk: https://socalstairclimbers.com/historical-info-for-selected-areas/rustic-canyon/ INTERACTIVE ROUTE MAP: Google Map, with start/end location, stairway locations, step counts, PLUS architectural/historical info & photos (click on the icons): https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1m-dwaZD4uQ2uKdlzJPmAlQIpNeHegCrP&ll=34.03131317653276%2C-118.51417512301634&z=16 ABOUT THE WALK: Join us for a great break in your week — an evening walk through the beautiful neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Rustic Canyons. This 4.4 mile loop traverses about 15 stairways, with 1,129 up-steps (that's 61 flights for you Fitbitters) and 332 down-steps, and climbs a total of 612 feet. It's a great introduction for stairwalking newcomers, but it's also a challenging hour and a half workout regardless of your experience level! We move quickly but will happily wait at the tops of stairways to collect the group. Dave and Kristy Moorman lead the loop in the early evening. We did this 50 Thursdays last year, and try to do it every week. If you are concerned about keeping up, it's easy to bail out at any point, but we want you to succeed! Meet up at the foot of West Channel at PCH (Santa Monica) at the top of the pedestrian underpass entrance (by the Shore Bar / Restaurant Giorgio Baldi). The Hungry Cat is no longer in business but the address is right where we start. We will leave right about at 6:30PM with or without you! If you're a little late, download the map (see above) and meet up with us! PARKING - ARRIVE EARLY TO FIND PARKING!! Free street parking can be found up West Channel, Entrada, Sycamore, or Mesa - a short walk from the start. Some meters on Entrada are 2 hour til 8PM (Meters at the lower end of W. Channel are 1 hr. max til 8PM, so forget about those!). The beach parking lot is always wide open - fees are (kinda) enforced until sundown — enter the beach lot from southbound PCH and walk through the pedestrian tunnel under PCH at the west end of the lot - it comes out right at the walk start. RESTROOMS - there are public restrooms along the beach parking lot across PCH from the start. You can walk under PCH through the tunnel in less than a minute. We go right by there at the beginning of the walk and we'll stop for anyone who needs it. • What to bring: Water bottle / Sweat towel / Flashlight (or cell phone w/light) DISCLAIMER: Event is led by Dave and Kristy Moorman. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in the rigorous activity that this is. As the organizers, Dave and Kristy Moorman (or anyone leading the walk in their absence) assume absolutely no responsibility for the participants. If you choose to participate, you assume all responsibility for yourself and agree not to hold the leaders, helpers, or any designated sweep (the person walking at the rear) liable in any way.
It's a Wine and Cider tasting Weekend away WITH the Leonid Meteor Shower!!! Our site is located at Anza Borrego a certified Dark Skies area!! Accommodations: Fab campsite with shade and trees. No need to be in the middle of a desert Itinerary: Fri: Arrival and settle in. Potluck and Drink-luck. Sat: We will likely start the day at Volcan Mountain Winery, located about 2 miles from downtown Julian. With a vineyard and a cozy tasting room. For instance they have Dolcezza apple wine. Despite Dolcezza meaning “sweet” or “sweetness” in Italian, it tastes more like a Sauvignon Blanc with hints of apple. Then on to Menghini Winery. It is a small production Julian winery with vineyards and apple orchards also at the base of Volcan Mountain. They produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. With all this wine it will be nice to break it up with some non-wine Our third stop will be: Julian Hard Cider‘s Miner’s Saloon, located in an old apple packing facility. To sample their award-winning hard ciders made from Julian apples Followed by a Mead Tasting at Golden Coast Mead. Optional Stops of Julian Wine and Chocolate Tasting Room, and The Cooler Tasting room. (both located next to Golden Coast Mead and Hard Cider Then onward to in Julian itself we will visit to Blue Door Winery All these are grown and made locally. In Julian other main st sights of the Eagle Mine and other cute and quaint-ness. What an epic day. Grape Wine, Apple Wines, Mead (Honey Wine), and Hard Cider (beer from apples) We will make it back to camp and rest and prepare for dinner. Dinner will be sharing any wines and bites. Or you can drive back to town for dinner too. Cute joints there. The rest of the evening lounging around the campfire with more wine if you wish. AND watching the skies as we are in the Leonid Meteor Shower AND we are in a Dark Skies area. Sunday will be a departure from wine. For those that wish . . you can head home. Or for those that wish . . travel a bit to the east and go to The Slot a stunning short and easy slot canyon hike. and then a visit to Galletta Meadows. (The picture from the top) And maybe even after that we have time for Font's Point and Calcite Mine Slot Canyon hike. (if we get an early start on Sun) Another option is Sunday hike to Three Sisters Waterfall (if water) For the non-wine among us: Galletta Meadows, Calcite Mine, Font's Point and The Slot on Sat!!!!!! The cost for all this? $65 per person Solo $62.50 Per Person for two. $60 Per Person for three. Payment is the only way to secure your spot before this fills https://tr.im/65WineCampForOne https://tr.im/125WineForTwo https://tr.im/180WineForThree Fully Refundable up to 2 weeks before the event date. Full Credit to future event if less than 2 weeks notice Event will occur rain or shine. What's included: This is for the accommodations. Unlimited firewood. Loaner tents for those without. What's not included? You will be responsible for however many or few tastings you want to do. This way you control intake and cost. You will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding, and tents or whatever else you need for simple car camping (meaning your car is parked close) you will need to bring food as you like. Itinerary is subject to modification as needed. One final note: Members have mentioned there is another Meteor camping on the same weekend. Yes. There is. Death Valley is $75/$95 AND an extra $30 per car. Is desert and in Anza Borrego where we are area is forested. Death Valley is a "dark skies park" the 2nd designation. Anza Borrego area is a "Dark Skies Community" the 1st designation https://www.darksky.org/our-work/conservation/idsp/ This Anza event costs less and provides firewood too. It's all down to choices!! Wineries, Meaderies, Cideries Oh My!!! Awesome hike to slot canyons and amazing art installations in Galletta. WITH Meteors!!! Let's go camp & wine tasting and Hikes w/art!! https://tr.im/WineCamp
hey guys, We're going back to the Chesnut Club! The last time we were there (in the summer), we had a good crowd of people and everyone had a blast. The Chestnut Club offers one of the most extensive spirit collection in all of Southern California, offering over 400 uniquely chosen spirits, liqueurs and fortified wines. They've also been known to make custom cocktails and are equally delicious. Upon entering this upscale establishment, you'll notice that its not a typical LA bar, in fact, it always reminds of some of the cool/hip bars I've been to in NYC (particularly some in the Lower East Side). It offers an interesting combination of a classy decor but with a speakeasy vibe that is both inviting and intimate (sorry, got carried away there). I've reserved the entire area the back booth (the far right corner area) and the area next to it (next to the DJ). The setup encourages people to talk and mingle, and its literally next to the bar that people can just get a quick drink and come back right away. They have a DJ that comes on around 9:30ish to play some awesome tunes, and while they don't have a dance floor, people basically just dance in front of the DJ (because, why the hell not?). Also, "The Room" is literally next door, so if people really want to go dancing, we can just move the festivities next door. ============================ ***DETAILS*** TIME: Event starts @ 8:00pm, we'll all be in the back booth (far right corner) area ATTIRE: Casual (no tank tops/hoodies/sweat pants/shorts) - c'mon people...this is LA...dress to impress! ADDITIONAL INFO: This bar gets busy around 10ish, so if you get there after, you will wait in line, so try to get there before 10pm. Make sure you RSVP if you're coming, in the event you can't make it, kindly update your RSVP so I can get an accurate headcount. ***THIS IS A NO-FLAKE EVENT*** ***THIS IS A 20s/30s/40s EVENT*** NOTE: This event will be promoted to other groups as well, so we should have a pretty good turnout as always. ============================ This is also a ***FREE*** event, everyone is responsible for their own drinks. **IMPORTANT:** We will NOT condone any inappropriate or unruly behavior! If anyone reports any issues with any of the guests attending (regardless of gender), we will deal with it immediately and you will be escorted out of the venue. The venue management will not tolerate any sort of improper behavior or harassment. In addition to being escorted out, you will be removed from this group.