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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 (5)

White Water Rafting Trip

Camp Haswell

$79.00

Rafting down this Class 3 river is filled with adventure and thrills! The water is warm and the rapids are always fantastic. Cache Creek offers the only self-guided white water in the state. At Cache Canyon, you can stop swim or sunbathe whenever and wherever you want. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30am-5pm. SUNDAY RAFTING MEETING TIME: 9:30AM SHARP! We will be at our one-day parking lot with your equipment from 9:30AM until 10:00AM, which means you should arrive and be ready to raft no later than 10:00AM. Late arrivals will miss the trip! Find Julia Ma when you arrive at Rumsey Ranch and check in! SUNDAY RAFTING AND LUNCH: We will gather together for an instructional and safety orientation. Our staff will help you with your life jacket. Then we are ready to board the bus! Remember, you will need three things to board the bus: wristband - on your wrist; release form - filled out legibly and signed; and river-appropriate footwear. Remember to leave your keys with us. Lunch is provided at put-in site in a dry bag. Enjoy lunch anywhere along the river; as drinks are not provided, be sure to bring your own in your personal soft-shelled cooler with a carabiner clip. Just let us know when you make your reservation that you would like the vegetarian lunch. ONE DAY TRIP COST: Event price includes parking, lunch, photos going through Mother (the largest and the most exciting rapid on Cache Creek rafting) and courtesy transportation back to your car from your take-out point. $79 Early-Bird $89 Last Week *************************************** ONE DAY TRIP DIRECTIONS: From Bay Area: Take Interstate 80 east to the city of Vacaville take Interstate 505 north. You will be on I505 north for approx. 23 miles. Take Highway 16 west, (left from off ramp stop light). The towns you will pass through are as follows: Madison, Esparto, Capay, Brooks, (Cache Creek Casino) Guinda and Rumsey. County Road 41 is just north of the Rumsey Town Hall. Once on road 41 cross the bridge then follow the signs on your left to the parking site. From San Jose it will take 2.5 hours. CARPOOLING: Recommended gas sharing: $20 per person for 1-day trip NOTE: No cell phone reception anywhere near the rafting area (except for the immediate vicinity around the Cache Creek Casino). You should not rely on your phone GPS to get there. 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, June 28, Face-to-Face Masked Speed Dating Saturday, July 18, White Water Rafting Saturday, July 25, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe Friday, Aug 21 – Sunday, Aug 23, Waterfalls Hiking Weekend 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.

Russian River Canoe & Wine Tasting Weekend

Burke's Canoe Trips

$45.00

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, July 25, 2020, 9am – Sunday, July 26, 5pm. SATURDAY WINE TASTING: We will leaving 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 Early-bird $208 Regular This adventure includes 1 night hotel (Double occupancy), parking, food (1 breakfast & 1 lunch) and your canoe (2 or 3 person per canoe), life jacket & return shuttle. ONE DAY TRIP COST: Early-bird: $45.00 Regular Rate: $50.00. This adventure includes your canoe (3 person 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! 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. Tuesday, July 14, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dating… But Were Afraid to Ask Saturday, July 18, White Water Rafting Sunday, July 19, Face-to-Face Masked Speed Dating Saturday, July 25, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe Friday, Aug 21 – Sunday, Aug 23, Waterfalls Hiking Weekend 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.

Waterfalls Hiking Weekend

Fall River Mills

$198.00

In far Northern California lies the diverse and beautiful Sierra Cascade region! Explore scenic back country roads and you might experience the majestic waterfalls of Burney State Park or McCloud River Falls - Northern California's most scenic and famous waterways! Adults of all ages. Friday, August 21, 2pm – Sunday, August 23, 2020, 7pm. There is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. This is the perfect escape from the fast pace of city life and offers pure relaxation or an excellent starting point for a new adventure. KEY STOPS INCLUDE: * McArthur Burney Falls - The 129-foot Picturesque waterfalls! * McCloud River Falls - Three marvelous waterfalls, each within easy walking distance of each other! * Mossbrae Falls - One of the most unique and beautiful waterfall. * Lassen Volcanic National Park. ACCOMMODATIONS: Beautiful Vacation House, 6 bedroom & 3.5 bath on the riverfront with views of Mt Shasta. This spacious 3000sf home and surrounding 200 acre ranch is brimming with natural beauty and wildlife. The summer is warm enough to jump in the river to cool off. FRIDAY: 2:00PM Carpool from Sunnyvale. 7:00PM Arrive at House, happy Hour! SATURDAY: Rising early we prepare breakfast and lunch and head off for a fun day of hiking, sightseeing and exploring. * McCloud River Falls * Mossbrae Falls * Cook a delicious meal at vacation home, ending the day with some drinks and socials. SUNDAY After breakfast leaving house at 10:00AM * McArthur Burney Falls * Lassen Volcanic National Park TRIP COST: $198.00 Early-bird. $218.00 Regular Rate. This adventure includes 2 nights at beautiful vacation home, 5 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinner) and all park fees. CARPOOLING: It is a roughly 5 hour drive and we will help with setting up carpools. Recommended gas sharing: $35 for this trip. 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, July 14, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dating… But Were Afraid to Ask Saturday, July 18, White Water Rafting Sunday, July 19, Face-to-Face Masked Speed Dating Saturday, July 25, Russian River Wine Tasting & Canoe Friday, Aug 21 – Sunday, Aug 23, Waterfalls Hiking Weekend 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.

Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! OMG your bucket list fulfilled!

Los Angeles International Airport

This is definitely a bucket list type adventure. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability. This event embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places. First of all, . . . this is NOT going up to the top of Everest (29,000). This is going to Everest Base Camp (17,600) also called EBC. Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'. With all that said . . . this is VERY doable at any age. You do not need to be a marathon runner. The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light pack, you will be OK! Professional guides and Porters to carry your gear are included. All that is left for you to carry is your water, snacks and camera. But I don't have the needed gear?! Our trip includes providing you with a North Face sleeping bag and parka, rated to -4F. As well as walking poles. So you don't have to buy them or pack in your suitcase. Does this include food? Yes. This includes meals. What is lodging like? Are we sleeping in tents? No. We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have bed in a shared room with roommate (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on this trip. We will pair up everybody. What if I get sick or hurt. By the way . . . how dangerous is this? This is NOT the summiting Everest with people dying from bad choices. We will be walking on an established, well used trail the entire time, and NOT on snow or ice. Stats from past years show that 30,000 people a year do the EBC trek. With all that said, . . . Our trip INCLUDES emergency insurance. For instance: this will cover a helicopter if needed. Plain and simple, safety is our primary goal. We will have an experienced guide and porters, and Anna and I will be along the entire way too. OK. How much does this cost? INCLUDING AIR departing from LA the TOTAL cost is: 18 days for ONLY $3,480 (this includes air!) If you want a breakdown to try and find a better flight, OR if you wish to use miles, OR if you wish to upgrade your flight, OR you are not flying out of LA Everest Base Camp Trip $2,290 (15 Day, land only) The (group) air portion $1,190 (departure LA) Non-Refundable Deposit of $250 to hold your place by Jan 15th. Balance due by Feb 18th There is not enough room on meetup to post the full detailed day to day itinerary. More is available upon request If you have any questions call 8I8 52I 48I9, or RSVP, or PM or post a comment. Apr 18th Depart 6:30PM Apr 19th Flight time across time zones Apr 20th Arrival in Kathmandu 10:30 AM(4,377') Night at hotel Apr 21st Scenic flight to Lukla (9,383')(45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (8700/4-5 hrs/5mi Apr 22nd Trek to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi) Apr 23rd Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Syanboche (12,575') Apr 24th Trek to Tengboche (12,664'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi) Apr 25th Trek to Dingboche (14,469'/5-6 hrs/5mi) Apr 26th Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Nagarjun Hills (16,676'/2 hrs) Apr 27th Trek to Lobuche (16,207'/ 5-6 hrs trekking/4.4mi) Apr 28th Lobuche to Gorakshep (16,942')- Everest Base Camp (17,600') (Everest summit is 29,029') and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hrs/9.3mi) Apr 29th Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,514') and trek to Pheriche (14,340'/ 6-7 hrs/9.3mi) Apr 30th Trek back to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/9.3mi) May 1st Trek to Lukla (9,383'/6-7 hrs trek/5.6mi) May 2nd Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping May 3rd Contingency Day May 4th Drive to Kathmandu airport (20-30 minutes’ drive) and fly back to the home. May 5 Arrive LAX Apprx 5PM This is the adventure of a lifetime. It is done in a safe manner and includes lots with no surprises. For a compete list of what is included, and what is not included AND/OR for a Detailed Daily Itinerary and detailed packing list: RSVP, PM or post in the comments. Note correct end date May 5th not May 1st. Meetup limits event posts 14 days max https://tr.im/MoreToExplore https://tr.im/BaseCampEverest

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