What we're about

Any & all who wish to meet great people , make new friends, network, explore unique & hidden places in nature all over the Bay area. Many Outings are wine related, but optional to participate in. Not a runners group , as we are more into exploratory hikes, photography, adventure, biking, Zip Lining, kayaking, Art & Wine & Cultural tours, Hawaii adventure trips & more. There are over 40 different events & outings to take part in. Outdoor treks are rated as very easy to extreme. No boring point A to point B hikes. All ages are welcome & some events are kid & dog friendly. I have over 25 years experience conducting outings to places most never knew existed. or have seldom seen.
These events bring people closer together & by days end all are usually one big happy family. Most outings end with an always fun optional social dinner gathering. Some events require equipment rentals & must be pre-paid. Other outings ask for a reasonable donation . * Most all outings include: Water, Juices, Tea, Energy & protein Drinks, Coffee lattes, an abundant variety of trail bars, other snacks, Gourmet Fruit & Nut packs, hiking poles, jackets, hats, gloves, parking fees, car pooling, shuttles, personal Wine varietals, & a ton of fun.
You may bring a guest with you. But be advised; come once & you may be hooked.
So get out there with us. You won't be disappointed.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Ultimate Death Valley Road Trip AND Camping w/ Meteor Showers & Dark Skies

Death Valley Private Campsite

As the hottest, driest and lowest national park, Death Valley is a place of contrasts and extremes. From a scorching desert, to snow that frosts the park’s towering peaks to lush wildflower meadows & small oases that provide a reprieve from the heat to seemingly endless desert plains!

Aside from the blistering sun and bright in the day, it's also a Dark Skies location and a photographer's heaven.

This is the perfect time to of year explore our own backyard. California has so much to offer! And what better way to enjoy the stunning nature in these strange times than camping. It is the safest, most fun and covid-safe social activity!

Cost $79 Per Person. Payment link https://py.pl/Utv5v
IF you are a X2 or have a +1 just do the payment link twice.
Kids under 18 are free.

Itinerary:
Fri: Arrive at your site and setup.

Sat: Head out and explore the park. The park as much to offer from harder hikes, to easy hikes or to all car with only a few steps needed.

We have a planned route and you can be with us. Or you can strike out on your own.

Here is a good resource with the best info to make decisions from.
https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/news/upload/2020-2021-Winter-Visitor-Guide-508-compressed.pdf
And
https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/outdooractivities.htm

Sunday:
On the way to and from Death Valley are fab places.
Some of that is covered here.
tps://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/nearbyattractions.htm
And/or can even go back into the park for the day and do what you missed on Sat and bookmarked.

Cost $79 Per Person. Payment link https://py.pl/Utv5v
IF you are a X2 or have a +1 just do the payment link twice.
Kids under 18 are free.

OK . . . Tell me about food and everything else I need.

***You need to have your own tent, sleeping bag, pad and food.
Communal Food prep issues with Covid) are just not feasible or safe.
And due to varied dietary needs and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it.

Newbie? Solo Traveler? Singles? Kids? Older? Younger? In the middle?
***Absolutely Yes.
Most come solo and share sites.
Kids are a great addition and getting out to nature is always good.
Dogs. OK on paved trails. BUT NOT on dirt trails. Can't leave in car. Gotta clean up after them.
https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/management/rules-and-regulations.htm#pets

* Many come solo.
* Perfect for first-timers.
* Come alone and leave with friends. Come with friends & leave with more friends.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: On our event we do not discriminate by Age, Gender, Gender Preference, Ethnicity, National Origin, Race, Color, Religion. This is NOT true of all organizers or all groups. Some overtly or secretly limit, exclude, discriminate.
There is no "secret survey" to submit so you can be chosen or excluded.

We do not discriminate by age, gender, gender preference, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, disability or family status.

We welcome all. This is a friendly social event in strange times. We will get out and be safe, and create new memories and friends.

Come alone and leave with friends.

Come with friends and leave with more friends.

To message:
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

Many RSVP'd and could not go due to size l

Halloween Party for Bay Area Singles - Outdoors & Indoors!

AC Hotel by Marriott San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront

$20.00

Celebrate Halloween Weekend at a fine Waterfront Hotel, OUTDOORS AND INDOORS! $15/advance (by Oct 28) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite hits, plus Costume Contest (costumes are optional) with prizes. Adults of all ages welcome! PLEASE BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION. Friday, October 29, 2021, 8pm-Midnight.

LOCATION: AC Hotel by Marriott at Oyster Point, 1333 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco CA 94080. Two Parties in One! OUTDOORS in the comfy large patio, with sofas and heat lamps. INDOORS in the Waterfront Lounge. Lots of free parking. If hotel lot is full, parking is available in neighboring office building lots, which should be virtually empty in the evening. Overnight rooms available for only $99!

DISCOUNTS & MORE EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com
•Oct 16, Upscale Private House Party, 28-48, Sunnyvale
•Oct 29, Halloween Party – Outdoors & Indoors, South San Francisco
•Oct 30, Exclusive Mansion Halloween, East Bay
•Nov 28 - Dec 4, Dubai Adventure
•Dec 22-27, Christmas in Oxaca, Mexico
•Jan 6-11, Perfect Belize Adventure
•March 31-April 5, Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls Adventure

CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by many other singles organizations and meetups. All events benefit The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind at an average cost of only $50 for each surgery!

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

The Unique & quirky "Valley of the Moon" Haunted cemetery Wine Hike !

Train depot park Sonoma

Details:
Don't miss this quirky,, mostly easy & unique Haunted cemetery wine & Historical event. We meet in the Sonoma train depot park just North of the Sonoma town square park, Its 2 blks up on First Street West. Go up 1st St, & look for the Train depot on the right. Pull in & park in the back near the train & bathrooms.
NOTE: Take advantage of the sunny & warm weather this weekend.
It's mot to hard but some rocky parts & a little short climbing. Awesome" Valley of the moon" views. Lots of terrain changes. The Black pond. The 2017 fires lookout. The really old & spooky Cemetery. The cool & spooky rock quarry. The Snake Dragon in its Lair.
Stone came from here after the San Francisco quake to rebuild.
The only person in the Revolutionary war to be
buried this cemetery was a William Smith from 1778. There are also many other famous winery & land owner & historical figures here. Sonoma also has the last & most Northern Missionary in California. Lots of historical places & artifacts in town. Sonoma is the last & most Northern of all the California Missions. **** This is a very Historical, fun & social event event.
NOITE: Our after hike & wine tasting social will follow with our usual fun dinner (Optional) around the Town Square.

**Wear good hiking shoes. & a jacket in the am. **I will have Personal Wine varietals for all, water, juices, teas, gourmet fruit & nut packs, hiking poles, great trail bars, plus other snacks & drinks & more.
Bring a lunch for our on the trail wine & picnic location. NOTE: After our hike I have arrangements for our local Winery visit & tasting.
ALL THIS FOR A MEETUP DONATION OF $30. You may use Venmo ,Zelle, $$ or Chk.

I have lengthened this hike from about 3. miles to about 4 miles. This is a very unique trek, We will have great "Valley of the Moon " high Mountain top views.
Only rule: Please don't be a no show. Thanks. EM: [masked] Ph#:[masked]
Indie Tom
Please: No emails. Always text me.

Ancient Bat Tree forest & Amazing Wild Cats Experience !

Occidental Union Hotel Restaurant

Details
What we'll do
What we'll do: **Please prepare for an amazing experience to be educated, enjoyed & remembered .

We meet in front of the Union hotel in Occidental. We will drive up to the very hidden property in the redwoods from the Hotel.
This may be your only chance for quite some time to experience this amazing event. Visits were stopped after Covid Lockdowns were implemented.
* Our first stop will be to walk & explore the ancient & huge trees hidden in this private grove. This unique forest has the ability to create it's own weather. One of the trees has a small colony of little Brown Bats. Hopefully they will be home for us to see & photograph.

***NOTE: The new baby Clouded Leopard has arrived. Unbelievably adorable. Only 4 pounds. See him up close. They grow up fast!. Don't even think of missing this amazing experience !

From here we will travel a short way to the hidden Sanctuary of 18 unique & endangered Wildcats. This is not a zoo. You will be up close & may even partially interact & touch one of the beautiful Cheetahs.
The last last new baby Cheetah came to them just before Covid shut things down. (Bummer) The baby has now grown up a bit.

*********NOTE: This may be your last chance to be up close to the baby Clouded Leopard. Once he reaches a certain wgt. He wlli be placed in his own compound world. ********

You will learn much about these awesome beautiful animals.
Such as: The cool Fish cat. The amazing Ocelot, The most beautiful Snow Leopard & many more fabulous wildcats.
Following our guided educational & photo tour we will break for a light wine luncheon. I'm sure many of you will have questions.

The Wildcat Foundation is a Non profit organization. The only one of its kind in Ca.
Event/Tour donation is $127.00
Please RSVP with your full pymt of 50% deposit by early next week.
Pymts can be to Zelle, Venmo, $$, or Check . If by chk. ; send to: T.Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa , Ca 94558
I will also be available for pickup at 10:30 am at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library at 100 fairgrounds Dr.
Must call/text for ride. [masked]
NOTE: Social distancing & masks are in the new 6/15 guidelines.

This is one very special experience you will always remember. Plus its a great cause to educate you & preserve the animals that are endangered towards extinction.

NOTE: A new baby has arrived ! Its an adorable mini Sand Cat from the Sahara Desert area. He was 1.5 lbs. & now is a whopping 4.5 lbs. And looks like Yoda when his ears are down. Experience an up close visit with this shy wild cat.

COVID-19 safety measures
masks

Safety measures instituted by event host. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring that precautions are followed.

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