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"Adventure Backpacking Camping Daytrips & Hiking Outside OC"
"Adventure Backpacking Camping Daytrips & Hiking Outside OC"
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If anybody is new to Meetup or nervous about attending trips with new people, my observation is many people are friendly and share your desire to enjoy life & nature, and make new friends.

If anyone feels shy or scared, if it would help, the following are our past trips, which show what our trips are like.

Believe it or not, some group members appear to have had a good time.

I deleted all the pics of people who grimaced and looked mad/unhappy. Kidding. ;)



47 • Idyllwild – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31125808

Solo • Bishop – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31099666

46 • San Clemente – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31079781

45 • Mammoth – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31047973

44 • Little Lakes Valley – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31017377

43b • Yosemite – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31013153

43a • Sequoia – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31002617

42 • Big Pine Lakes / Bishop / Mammoth – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30958289

41 • Big Pine Lakes – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30931693

40 • Anza Borrego – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30811693

39 • Death Valley – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30790919

38 • Las Vegas – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30520123

37 • Zion – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30472332

36 • Bishop / Eastern Sierra – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30446485

35 • Calgary, Banff, & Jasper 2 – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30372884

35 • Calgary, Banff, & Jasper 1 – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30365865

34 • Sedona – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30317795

33 • Mammoth – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30215969

32 • Little Lakes Valley – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30220790

31 • Big Pine Lakes – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30140431

30 • Utah – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=30105009

29 • Carrizo Plain – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29881460

28 • Malibu – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29867472

27 • Channel Islands – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29847882

26 • Death Valley – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29789831

25 • Big Sur – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29570550

24 • Mammoth – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29359517

23 • Mammoth – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29239175

22 • Joshua Tree – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29170600

21 • Big Pine Lakes – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29140240

20 • Kings Canyon & Sequoia – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29007351

19 • Yosemite – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29018865

18 • Malibu – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=28733343

17 • Joshua Tree – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=28671421

16 • Eastern Sierra – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=28229093

15 • Sedona – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=28139027

14 • Joshua Tree – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=28091507

13 • Eastern Sierra – https://www.meetup.com/OC_Camping/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27989400

12 • Malibu – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27711010

11 • Anza Borrego – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27675029

10 • Santa Barbara & Solvang – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27409099

9 • Joshua Tree – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27318420

8 • Zion, Page, & Bryce Canyon – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27309289

7 • Big Sur – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27100474

6 • Yosemite & Sequoia – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27065536

5 • Anza Borrego – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26887330

4 • Joshua Tree – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26852212

3 • Death Valley – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26771873

2 • La Jolla & San Diego – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26731314

1 • Joshua Tree – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26629788

• Calgary & Banff – https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26443869

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Hi.

This group is intended to be open, inclusive, inviting, welcoming, and community-based.

Ideally, this should feel like it's your group and each member can offer ideas, share suggestions, and plan events.

Some of you are active in other groups (hiking, outdoor activities, etc.). So you know some groups have one or a few organizers who plan, schedule, and host events.

Well, has anyone ever encountered?:

• you see a hike or other activity you want to join, but it's full (or crowded)

• you see something you want to do, but scheduling doesn't work out, and you can't attend

• you have a great idea for a hike/event, but since you're not an organizer, they won't let you post your idea

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Many of you are more experienced and knowledgeable than me, and have a myriad of fun ideas.

If anyone wants to suggest and lead a hike or other get-together, just lmk the relevant info & details (what, where, when, etc.) and if it seems appealing for the group, it can be set up.

Message me on Meetup via:

https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=69743242&name=wise%7Cman

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If anyone wants to plan and lead a backpacking trip or camping trip, same thing, just lmk.

Caveat: one small request...for anything involving money, my preference is everyone be honest, fair/reasonable, and transparent.

I've seen a few people/groups charge a lot of $ for trips (e.g. $60 - $100+ for camping trips).

Some people/groups charge a fair and acceptable fee.

For those who charge a high price, I understand it's their right and prerogative to determine what amount of $ they want.

It takes a lot of time and energy to plan, coordinate, manage, and oversee an event; and a host/leader is justified in expecting to be fairly compensated and reimbursed. Nobody should lose $ for organizing an event.

However, nobody wants to be ripped off, exploited, or over-charged...so if anyone decides to plan a backpacking trip, camping trip, or day-trip, thank you for making it fun and reasonably priced for everyone.

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If anyone wants to plan and lead a day-trip or weekend trip, same thing, just lmk.

Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Big Bear, Big Sur, Catalina, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Idyllwild/San Jacinto, Mammoth Lakes, Mojave, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Sequoia, Utah skiing/snowboarding, Yosemite, Zion, etc.

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