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Day One We cross the scenic 1/2 mile long Tuolumne River bridge across the meadows, then descend gradually/ easy as meander alongside the river crossing it twice. There are bridges for both crossings. About four miles down the trail steepens a bit, descending cobblestone steps that will bring us to our camp area. It is here we will encounter acrobatic White Cascade waterfalls If you are interested in a swim, there are some quiet, slow moving sections and pools for you to take a dip. Bathing suits are recommended since this is a somewhat popular trail. The best part of this trip is exploring around the river and meadows, taking your time as you go. Day Two: Waterwheel Falls from Glen Aulin is a hiker’s paradise in Yosemite. It features picturesque views of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River as well as numerous cascades and swimming holes. The trail follows the Tuolumne River the entire way to Waterwheel Falls. The first mile the trail gradually descends across forested hills and sloping granite domes with steep cliffs rising on either side of the river. There are several smaller, unnamed waterfalls along this stretch, and as the trail becomes steeper the waterfalls become taller and more impressive. California Falls is the first of these, followed by Le Conte Falls, and finally Waterwheel Falls. From Waterwheel Falls there excellent vantage points of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River. From here we have the option of heading back to Glen Aulin or continuing into the canyon. This has everything you are looking for in your Yosemite trip – dynamic, cascading waterfalls, granite cliffs and valleys, lush meadows, lively forests, and a place to “commune with nature” as John Muir had written. The Glen Aulin trail is nothing short of magic. Take it from John Muir himself, 1869: “This is the most spacious and delightful high pleasure-ground I have yet seen… And though lying in the sky, the surrounding mountains are so much higher, one feels protected as if in a grand hall.” Plenty is included. Such as food. Read below in the comments for detailed inclusions and exclusions. This is an easy intro for a beginner and is set up so a solo person go and be with a group for safety, as well as pooling of resources. To attend you do have to have a basic level of fitness. Your general health will be factor to attend. ATTENTION!!!!. . . . This event is filled. It filled within 24 hrs of announce. All our events fill as we offer quality, safety and value. 7 of the 11 attendees on this event are returning. Most meetups have one time attendees as they do not provide quality, or safety, or value. RSVP here to an an alternate. If there is a cancel an announcement will be made to all those RSVP'd for first come. As indicated our events do fill early and fast. Here are our other announced and un-announced events so you do not miss out on our next excellent value, curated and well crafted safe and fun events. Big Pine Lakes Labor Day Weekend Sept 4-7 https://py.pl/73VoY Backpacking to Waterwheel Sep 27 https://tr.im/BeginnerBackpackingSep27 Fall Colors Glamping Oct 3 https://tr.im/FallColorsOct3 Mt Whitney Training Oct 10 https://tr.im/WhitneyOct10 Sequoia Oct[masked]https://py.pl/11N8I8 Easy Beach Camping Oct 31 https://tr.im/EasyBeachCampingOct31 Anza Slot Canyons Nov 27 https://tr.im/AnzaSlotCanyonsNov27
PERFECT FOR FIRST TIMERS or for seasoned campers!! Beach camping at El Capitan State Beach. (not El Capitan in Yosemite) What's that? You don't know how to camp? No worries. This will be doable. This event is perfect for first time camping. This is not roughing it. Covid: Full covid measures in place relating to food, restrooms, hiking, campfire and more. Speaking of restrooms: Flush toilets and showers (not at the same time) Tents: If you do not have a tent send me a note. I have tents I used to loan out (pre covid). They have not been touched since Oct of 2019 (precovid). I will not loan out (post covid). But I will sell them off for $20 each. I have 8 or so. If you do want to pick one up: Target or Big 5 have inexpensive options. They are as low at $15 on sale for small ones $25 or $30 for the 3 or 4 person larger ones. Bedding: Several good blankets from home will also be fine if you don't have a sleeping bag. Personally . . . I just use a feather duvet from Ikea. Bring your yoga mats for under you. No need to invest in a bunch of equipment. Food: Due to covid there is no potluck or food sharing. AND with so many dietary variations and specialized needs/wants .. . it's just not feasible to make a menu that works for all. This way you bring what you like. It's more simple that way. Really there is no need to go overboard. Simple is better. If you have question of what to get . . . drop me a note and I will give you ideas. The less prep and cooking needed the better. Avoid (just add hot water) foods. Paper goods, single use utensils, cups, paper-towels, trash-bags etc . . . will be provided. The site has grills. Really though . . . aim for simple food, not a foodie weekend spending all our time cooking. We will be providing all the firewood and keeping that stoked and going. Booze: Sure. Bring wine (lots if you wish), or beer or whatever you wish to unwind with. With a little wine . . . you really will not worry too much about the food. Questions: Is there a place where I can get something there? There is a small camp-store located on at the site and it is open to 7 or so. Pretty much what you will find in a 7-11 There is ALSO a nice secret that makes this place fab, . . . just outside the state campsite is a private campsite . . . but we are allowed to go in there to their store. They have a fine wine shop AND espresso and sandwiches and whatnot. . . It's a short walk there or you can drive it. Now let's talk carpool. Personally not a carpool fan in time of covid. But some still wish it. A carpool matrix will go out the week before the event to all those signed on. PARKING: Car space is NOT limited at the site. BUT we do only get allocated 7 spots for free included with our site. Parking is $7 per car for the 8th car and beyond. The FIRST SEVEN who sign on will get those slots. You will give me your plate number and it will be added to our list of allowed plates. So there is incentive to commit early. Our site steps from the water. We have our own stairwell down to what amounts a beach private for us. Walks down the beach and looking for shells, . . . Tidepools!!!! You want to do a Sat day trip South to Santa Barbara? Sure. ALSO . . . 1/2 hr to the north is the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. A day of wine tastings!!!!! Also: Wind Caves https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/gaviota-wind-caves/ Hot Springs Hike https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/gaviota-hot-springs-hike/ There are some falls . .but they may be dry https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/nojoqui-falls-santa-barbara/ https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/tangerine-falls-in-the-los-padres-national-forest/ Payment links: https://tr.im/OnePersonAt75 https://tr.im/PaymentForTwo140 https://tr.im/PaymentForThree195 Main group hosting https://tr.im/MoreToExplore Payment is the ONLY way to hold your spot. Payment link removed once filled. Kids under 18 free. Dogs free also. But you have to be responsible. Event is rain or shine. Rain does not cancel.
Pinnacles. What's that? You have not heard of it? Ok. Click the vid and take a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYFCz_I0_Vw Go ahead . . . I'll wait. Pretty stunning stuff. Isn't it? Here is a nice vid that covers the some of the hikes. This vid has both the cave hikes and the high-line trial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBNtbD1OfmY Ok . . . so then what is/are The Pinnacles? It's a geologic formation that lays on the San Andreas Fault. The Pinnacles are were originally of the Neenach Volcano which erupted 23 million years ago near present-day Lancaster. The Volcano laid on the fault. Half the vonclaone stayed in Lancanster, and this half . . . over 23 million years . . . has moved 200 miles to the north. It is still moving north as we speak at about 3 inches a year. Pinnacles was originally established as a national monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, and was re-designated as a National Park in 2012. So it is a recent addition in that respect. What to do there? There is the Balconies and the Bear Gulch cave hikes. There is also the Highline hike. All three of these are standout. There are several other misc hikes that are also pretty amazing for the views and fauna. There is of course . .. The Condors. The largest living flying bird. (ostrich larger but they don't fly). That's not enough. There are some local wineries. Maybe a wine tasting is in order? Seriously . . . it's a stunningly rugged area with astounding beauty. Just sit on a rock overlook and take it in. Or find a quiet spot on a sheltered cave area take in the solitude. We have a nice site that is shaded and secluded. Plenty of space. With flush toilets and showers. Water at our sites. We are going at a perfect time of year for this location. Summer is brutal hot. For our stay temp's to hover at 70 in the day. Will have a chill at night. Just bring an extra blanket to drape over your bag. We will bring three portable outdoor propane heaters to augment the campfires. This is Tent Camping. Not RV, Van, Campervan, trailer, etc. We have a tent site that is tree'd and shaded. Food: We are NOT doing any potlucks or food sharing, or anything that involves other people preparing your food. It's a safety thing. You are responsible for bringing and prepping your own food. Aside from food all you need in a basic tent, basic sleeping bag, a sleeping pad (yoga mat) and a camp chair. Add in some Rose' and a campfire . . . and you have recipe for refilling your soul over a nice and mellow weekend. This will be a covid-safe event. We will have a full set of protocols that will keep us all safe. And we will be able to be distanced as needed at our site and when out also. How much for this adventure? $77 Per Person if solo. https://py.pl/42bmfUnhPCy $74 Per Person as duo https://py.pl/2GfFym $38 Kids Under 18 https://py.pl/yjah7 You can use any credit or debt card. No need to use Paypal. The above link will work with any card. Notice of Non-Discrimination: 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 or cherry pick. There is no "secret survey" to submit so you can be chosen or excluded. It's very simple. Our events are safe, limited size, curated and guided resulting in high quality people and fun. Our events always fill with an Alternates list forming. Payment links will be removed with no warning when event is full. Don't miss out. Seriously . . . there are many with big sadness who wait only to find links removed. Don't be that gal or guy. 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. We welcome you and look forward to sharing around the campfires.
9 DAYS FULL OF LIFE, JOY, POSITIVITY, MEDITATION, ENJOYMENT, EXCITEMENT, HIGH VIBRATION, BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS AND…THE SECRET OF SUCCESS I took this trip 3 years ago (yep...that's me on the pics there :) and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I would like to share it with friends and likeminded people. This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi, Jaipur and ... you get a free 3-night stay in Dubai! This is not your usual touristy stuff though! Along with the full enjoyment of touring you will learn ways to change your life and master the world’s easiest & most effective system of success. As rightly said by T. Harv Eker: “If you want to change the fruit, you have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you have to change the invisible.” This Trip will help you unlock the power of your brain and will bring a massive change in your life. WHAT YOU WILL GET: In India: ✓ Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur. ✓ 7 days stay in Elegant 5-star hotels with modern facilities. ✓ Daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels. ✓ Fresh & Lip-Smacking delectable variety of Indian cuisine at Lunch & dinner. ✓ Travel by comfortable, safe, modern, air-conditioned transport. ✓ Entry tickets to all monuments to avoid standing in long queue. ✓ Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly English-speaking guides. ✓ Fulfilled Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaars in Delhi. ✓ Meditation Session(s) to relax your mind and remove all the stresses. ✓ Workshop(s) & special session(s) to secret success mantra. In Dubai: ✓ Meet & assist at the airport ✓ 03 Nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels ✓ 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners ✓ Dhow Cruise ✓ Desert Safari ✓ Half Dubai City Tour ✓ All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: ✓ Apply the money rules the rich and successful people use to accelerate their wealth. ✓ Understand how - and why - people are programmed for success, mediocrity, or failure. ✓ Reset your "Financial Blueprint" to a higher level of wealth and achievement. ✓ Master how to improve your relationships & health. ✓ Learn how to eliminate stress & anxiety through meditation. * The meditation & Transformative sessions are not related to any religion or spirituality. The transformative sessions establish right level of thinking & actions that guarantee success. Price per person $1199 if sharing a room. If you don't have a travel buddy, we offer share match. Single supplement $599. Airfare is not included, but I do have contracted fares. Message for a quote.