What we're about

Our sister group https://tr.im/IWantToDoThat

The mission of this group is its name.

This group is the 'little sister' group to "Wanted to do that." It will have only the key signature events of that group without an of the outside event organizers.

This group is for anyone who loves travel. Whether you just want to go somewhere down the street or the other side of the world, come join us as we explore options of travel. Do you want an adventure? Visit museums? Go on sightseeing tours? Go shopping? Try a new restaurant or revisit your favorite ones? Watch a concert or sporting event?.

We welcome everyone and all things travel. Be prepared to tell us where you've been; where you would like to go next; who you would like to go with; and what you would like to do.

The mission of this group is its name.

. . . . . Have you ever wanted to do a road trip but did not have people to join you?

. . . . . . Have you ever wanted to do a complicated overseas trip and wanted a travel buddy (or buddies) to help you plan and go with you?

. . . . . . Have you ever wanted to go camping but all the camping and hiking groups are all too hardcore and you want simple car camping?

The idea will be simple . . . All members are Organizers and can post, . . . HOWEVER the rule is NO pro trips.

It will be a friendly group of like minded geeks and nerdy travelers who share a passion for visiting local or long distance destinations, or for those thinking about travel or world travel for the first time.

WHAT WILL AND WILL NOT HAPPEN

The aim will be to meet monthly for drinks in the city. The objective is to make new friends, share travel stories, tips and thoughts about exciting places that we've visited, or plan to visit in the near future and to remind ourselves why people who travel the world are such good fun to be around.

There will not be presentations, slide shows and we will not allow commercial ventures to be pushed on you. Travel companies looking to promote their commercial services won't be here. This is aimed at populist travel. As leads . . . . we will make sure to steer when needed.

Meet Ups are based upon your personal interaction with other members within the group. There is no formal meeting agenda for these events. However you prefer to travel, we hope to see you at an event soon.

Seriously . . . let's post a road trip!!!

NOTE TO COMMERCIAL TRAVEL ORGANIZATIONS:

This is a non-commercial, social travel group. Promotion of goods, services or the solicitation of Members at Meet Ups, through the Meet Up messaging portal, Message Boards or via this website in any other way, by commercial organizations, non-commercial organizations, or by individuals is contrary to the spirit of the group and will result in expulsion from the group at the sole discretion of the group leadership.

Unless specifically stated, all Meet Ups are non-commercial events. Commercial and non-commercial Message Board solicitations may be deleted by the Organizer without notice.

This group aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. Everyone is welcome.

Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.

Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.

Here are the basics of group rules.

Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.

Avoid Put Downs.

Speak For Yourself.

Listen To Others.

You Have The Option To Pass.

Expect Unfinished Business.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

More to Explore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/MoreToExplore

I wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! ! . . . . https://tr.im/IWantToDoThat

I Just Moved to LA . . . New in Town!!! . . . . . . . https://tr.im/IJustMovedToLA

Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/OutdoorAdventures

Bucket List Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/BucketList

Legendary Urban Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/UrbanAdventures

Wanderlust and Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/Wanderlust

Museums, Tours, Culture, History, & Beyond . . https://tr.im/MuseumsArtCulture

Wine, Arts, Culture and Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/WineTravelArts

40+ Social Events Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/40PlusSocials

40's-60'­s Single Travelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/SingleTravelers

50+ Singles Just Wanna Have Fun! . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/FabulousFifty

The Jewish Meeting Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/JewishMeetupLA

LGBTQ Rainbow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/LGBTQRainbow

20's 30's Social Fun in LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/20s30s

20's/30'­s Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/20s20sAdventure

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.

• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)

• No outside links

• Great Copy

• Great Pix

• 4 weeks notice is best.

• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.

Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?

Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.

If so then you may be looking for us!

We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.

We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.

Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.

By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.

Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).

Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.

What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?

Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.

We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.

Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +

left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong

LA is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: ventura thousand oaks monica silverlake san fernando valley, studio city beverly marina del rey redondo long barbara l.a. east eastside gabriel valley ventrua angeles, palos verdes peninsula, gateway cities, harbor region north crescenta portions conejo antelope clarita central: mid-wilshire northeast acton adams-normandie forest agoura agua dulce alhambra alondra park altadena crest arcadia arleta arlington heights artesia athens atwater village avalon avocado azusa central baldwin hills/crenshaw bel-air bell bellflower gardens grove beverlywood boyle bradbury brentwood broadway-manchester burbank calabasas canoga carson carthay castaic canyons alameda century cerritos charter oak chatsworth reservoir chesterfield square cheviot chinatown citrus claremont commerce compton covina cudahy culver cypress aire desert view highlands diamond downey duarte eagle rock mirada northwest echo elizabeth lake el monte segundo sereno elysian encino exposition fairfax pomona florence florence-firestone gardena glassell glendale glendora gramercy granada green meadows griffith hacienda hancock hansen dam harvard hasley canyon hawaiian hawthorne hermosa highland historic south-central huntington hyde industry inglewood irwindale jefferson koreatown k-town cañada flintridge montrose ladera habra balboa hughes terrace lakewood lancaster puente larchmont verne lawndale leimert lennox leona lincoln littlerock lomita lopez/kagel feliz lynwood malibu manchester manhattan mar vista mayflower maywood mid-city mid wilshire monrovia montebello montecito monterey mount washington northridge palmdale whittier norwalk mountains pacific palisades pacoima palms estates panorama paramount pico rivera robertson union playa porter ranch quartz hill ramona rancho dominguez reseda ridge route rolling rosemead rowland dimas marino pasqual pedro fe springs sawtelle sepulveda basin shadow sherman madre signal silver southeast gate jose stevenson sunland sun sylmar tarzana temple toluca topanga torrance tujunga unincorporated catalina island susana universal university valinda glen val verde van nuys venice vermont knolls vermont-slauson verdugos vernon veterans administration park-windsor vincent walnut watts adams westchester westlake westmont whittier-los nietos westwood narrows willowbrook wilmington windsor winnetka

Upcoming events (5)

ЯƎVƎЯƧƎ ƧƆAVƎИӘƎЯ HUИT. Yes. That's Right!! A REVERSE SCAVENGER HUNT ! ! !

ismyoyster.ticketleap.com/reversescavengerhunt/ This event is called a "Reverse Scavenger Hunt." And if you really want to get into it ЯƎVƎЯƧƎ ƧƆAVƎИӘƎЯ HUИT or TИUH ЯƎӘИƎVAƆƧ ƎƧЯƎVƎЯ Now that you are confustulated from all the wonky letters . . . The reality is it's just a whole damn lot of fun no matter what it's called or how it's spelled. The origin is based off a Summer Camp Game called a "Dutch Auction" (you can google this, I am not making it up)(and it's not an auction or Dutch either). The kids are given an amount of time (often only minutes) to collect from their cabin whatever they think the staff will ask for and bring it in one sack to the campfire. The staff asks for items from a list and the kids have to hunt in the bag and see if they brought it. It's very fun as the items asked for are quite off kilter. We are taking this OnLine and Our Event will be Summer Camp For Adults. Everyitng you need to find is in your home or imagination. *You will be broken into teams. (it's more fun that way) *Each team will then be asked for an item. *Each team will then have a set amount of time to root through your own home to find it and bring it back. Or you might just take the computer with you on the hunt and cut out the bringing back part. *If multiple people on the team bring it back that's extra points. **Bonus Points will be given for creativity. ***Negative Points given when you argue with the points giver. ****Bonus Points given for chicanery Either way . . . when time is up then points given for that round. And we move to the next (after suitable laughter too) After all the rounds are done . . . We count points up and there will be prizes for the winners (we will show the prizes before we start). The cost for the ЯƎVƎЯƧƎ ƧƆAVƎИӘƎЯ HUИT? A modest $12.69 https://www.ismyoyster.ticketleap.com/reversescavengerhunt/ What's that? This has a cost? Yes. AND THERE ARE PRIZES. And you will have a $h*t ton of fun too. Stay in and meet some fab people and laugh with (or at) them. THIS EVENT REPLACES OUR NORMAL MONTHLY NEW MEMBER MIXER!! because you will get to know the people on your team. AND After the event it will be open mix and mingle as teams or you can move about as you wish. BEFORE this event from 7 to 8 PM is our Beer Tasting. https://tr.im/Beer-Tasting THEN Reverse Scavenger Hunt 8 to 10 PM Open Social Mingle for plenty of time after the game. This is all "perfect world" schedlue. The reality is y'all will get there at 8 for the ЯƎVƎЯƧƎ ƧƆAVƎИӘƎЯ HUИT and it will take about 1/2 hr to corral the group and have things be a semblance of order. Then we will start the game and all order will be forsaken. And then when we blackmail and bribe with points . . . things will get back into line. Again . . . Thinks of this as Summer Camp for Adults. This will be super fun and super special. Did you take care of you tix yet? https://www.ismyoyster.ticketleap.com/reversescavengerhunt/ Zoom link goes to the email attached to your payment. SO MAKE SURE TO ENTER THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ACTUALLY CHECK Payment link https://www.ismyoyster.ticketleap.com/reversescavengerhunt/ Main meetup location: https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271000059/

Yosemite. Time to get out of the house!!! Gotta Go CAMPING!! (and be safe too)

NOT ALL THOSE RSVP'd have take care of payment. (only about 20 have). Yosemite!!! (payment link https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT ) As long as the payment link is active there is space. That amazing place you want to go but have not yet. You have heard it's amazing but you did not want to go on your own and none of your friends were willing to join you or be adventurous. AND you have not been able to get out for a while too!! For either reason or many others: This is the event for you!! This event will be tent camping. Your car is steps away. We will and ENTIRE large and private site where we will be able to maintains distance as needed. This will be a post-covid event where all safety requirements by the state and local will be in place. ONE OF THESE WILL BE "DENSITY." LIMIT TO 30!! We will cut in half our total size and thus have half as many people in our large space. EVENT WILL FILL FASTER DUE TO LOWER LIMIT!! Things on the agenda: Glacier Point. Taft Point & Sentinel Dome Yosemite Falls Tunnel View Bridalveil Fall Half Dome Vernal and Nevada Falls Mariposa Grove Cooks Meadow (Ansel Adams) COSTS: Camping will be $125 total per person. https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT This will cover three nights (Fri, Sat, Sun). (some) Firewood provided. Paper goods provided (plates, utensils etc) Indoor and outdoor heated pool. Indoor Jacuzzi. (subject to state orders) Free Showers. Flush toilets (clean too!) Electricity at the site (to recharge your phone). Led activities in the park. If you can only go for two nights? Same cost. If you need to cancel, you will be Credited for 100% towards any future paid event of ours with no expiration and no change fees. Don't delay. Don't wait. Yosemite is everyone favorite and it is difficult to impossible to secure sites, and especially now. This is on your bucket list. Time to mark it off. RSVP does NOT save your space. Payment is the ONLY way to save your place. So do not delay https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT (per person total for three nights camping: Fri, Sat and Sun) Covid19 Note: This event is occurring with full safety measures YOU NEED TO SECURE YOUR SPACE (with us) BY June 29th!!! THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT. With the NEW covid measures in the park . . . they are LIMITING ENTRY NUMBERS. They are doing this via passes to enter the Park. YOU MUST BUY THIS IN ADVANCE!!!! They will ONLY go on sale on July 1st for the month of August. We will be able to carpool in for the few of us who do not get one. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ANNUAL PASS you will STILL need to go the website on July 1 to reserve an entry slot. The Passes are good for 7 days. SO you can purchase for Aug 8 to 15 Here is the link https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300015 To Recap: Safe Camping and Fun Adventure. The Number RSVP'd does NOT reflect actual attendee numbers as people RSVP and then don't take care of payment. https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT The Payment links will be deactivated (without notice) when the event is filled. Waiting = Big Saddness We do have other fun events planned Big Pine Lakes Labor Day Weekend Sept 4-7 https://py.pl/73VoY Sequoia Oct[masked]https://py.pl/11N8I8

Yosemite Aug 21-23 . OMG you have never been? Gotta Go CAMPING!!

Yosemite!!! (payment link https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT ) That amazing place you want to go but have not yet. You have heard it's amazing but you did not want to go on your own and none of your friends were willing to join you or be adventurous. AND you have not been able to get out for a while too!! For either reason or many others: This is the event for you!! This event will be tent camping. Your car is steps away. We will and ENTIRE large and private site where we will be able to maintains distance as needed. This will be a post-covid event where all safety requirements by the state and local will be in place. ONE OF THESE WILL BE "DENSITY." LIMIT TO 30!! We will cut in half our total size and thus have half as many people in our large space. EVENT WILL FILL FASTER DUE TO LOWER LIMIT!! Things on the agenda: Glacier Point. Taft Point & Sentinel Dome Yosemite Falls Tunnel View Bridalveil Fall Half Dome Vernal and Nevada Falls Mariposa Grove Cooks Meadow (Ansel Adams) COSTS: Camping will be $125 total per person. https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT This will cover three nights (Fri, Sat, Sun). (some) Firewood provided. Paper goods provided (plates, utensils etc) Indoor and outdoor heated pool. Indoor Jacuzzi. (subject to state orders) Free Showers. Flush toilets (clean too!) Electricity at the site (to recharge your phone). Led activities in the park. If you can only go for two nights? Same cost. If you need to cancel, you will be Credited for 100% towards any future paid event of ours with no expiration and no change fees. Don't delay. Don't wait. Yosemite is everyone favorite and it is difficult to impossible to secure sites, and especially now. This is on your bucket list. Time to mark it off. RSVP does NOT save your space. Payment is the ONLY way to save your place. So do not delay https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT (per person total for three nights camping: Fri, Sat and Sun) Covid19 Note: This event is occurring with full safety measures YOU NEED TO SECURE YOUR SPACE (with us) BY June 29th!!! THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT. With the NEW covid measures in the park . . . they are LIMITING ENTRY NUMBERS. They are doing this via passes to enter the Park. YOU MUST BUY THIS IN ADVANCE!!!! They will ONLY go on sale on July 1st for the month of August. We will be able to carpool in for the few of us who do not get one. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ANNUAL PASS you will STILL need to go the website on July 1 to reserve an entry slot. Here is the link https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300015 To Recap: Safe Camping and Fun Adventure. The Number RSVP'd does NOT reflect actual attendee numbers as people RSVP and then don't take care of payment. https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT The Payment links will be deactivated (without notice) when the event is filled. Waiting = Big Saddness We do have other fun events planned Big Pine Lakes Labor Day Weekend Sept 4-7 https://py.pl/73VoY Sequoia Oct[masked]https://py.pl/11N8I8

Camping Labor Day Weekend: Big Pine Lakes!!! Fishing, Glaciers, Roaring Rivers

First of all, . .Big Pine Lakes is an amazing hidden gem. The water is a crazy hue. The Minarets rising above are stunning. We went her last year and filled it to max. So DO NOT DELAY!!! Third of all: Payment link https://py.pl/73VoY RSVP does not guarantee your spot. Payment is the only was to secure you place. Our events always fill up. And with lower limit . . . it will fill faster. This year we will need to only fill to 1/2 normal capacity for social distancing. (more about that below) There are amazing places on the way there and nearby as side trips. Such as the Anceint Bristlecone Forest, Mansanar, Alabama Hills, Fossil Falls or Red Rock Canyon (Cantil). Even with that: You don't see trips often to Big Pine Lakes. This is because area is only open from May to October. The snow is thick even into May and in Oct the nights are below freezing. With such a small window sites are super hard to get. Especially for holiday weekends. AND WE HAVE A GROUP SITE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!!!! Our site is amazing. Tons of conveniences. There is a small cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a small general store with a few necessities for if you need them. Many of the sites have electrical at the site or close by. Same goes for water. Restrooms are close. Space for cars, and an overflow lots near. Best of all . . . There is a Fish Pond!!!!! Stocked with trout. You can even catch dinner. The fish pond is free!!! For fishing you will need to buy (AND HAVE WITH YOU) a fishing licence before you go. Tons of shade from mature pines for many of the sites We are steps away from the trail-head AND steps away from the roaring glacier fed Big Pine Creek. Drive Time to the site from LA is reasonable with beautiful places to visit and stop at on the way there or home. The site is located at 7,800 ft so it's cooler. You only need the basics of camping gear. You will receive packing and equipment list recommendations . Food: This is one layer to our new social distancing polices. Everone brings, stores and prepares thier own food. All food remains covered. and all utensils and dishware is single use. Washing up/washing hands: Each site has water and electrical. Super easy for sanitation. Congregating: Instead of one central fire pit we will have several. This will make for better distance Hiking and excursions: Since there are multiple things to do, and since different people have different schedules: We will use this to a social distancing advantage. Hikes will head out at multiple times making small groups, and same with excursions. Hike to Big Pine Lakes. https://calitrails.com/2014/05/29/hiking-the-north-fork-of-big-pine 9.2 mi out and back. 3000 ft elevation change. 5 hrs https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-the-north-fork-of-big-pine-creek/ Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest-hike/ https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/904989489/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest/?hl=en For the ride there or home Schat's Bakery Mansanar Alabama Hills Fossil Falls Cost for this adventure? Three nights/Four Days on a Holiday Weekend in an AMAZING place Fishing/FIshpond, Cafe, roaring river and AMAZING ALPINE LAKES $119 Per Person Big Pine Lakes Labor Day Weekend Sept 4-7 https://py.pl/73VoY 18 and under are 1/2 (change the last digits of the URL to add child or 2nd or third. About cost: With social distancing costs have increased due to event size decrease while site costs and fixed costs remain the same. We are providing community in a safe manner at an exceptional value and service. Dogs OK. Kids OK. Under 18 is 1/2 cost Event is rain or shine. Cancellation Policy: 100% full credit given towards any of our other future (paid) events. Our other fun camping: Yosemite Aug[masked]https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/270535302/ https://py.pl/RBW1a7YNQT Sequoia Oct[masked]https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266193527/ https://py.pl/11N8I8

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