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We are all about travel while also doing good. ***We are opening this Group where EVERYONE is a "Meetup Organizer", this means that ANYONE can post a meetup without asking an administrator or meetup organizer first. You don't need approval; you just post your meetup. Make sure you follow the rules below for posting meetups.

This is a Meetup Group for anyone interested in outdoor adventures such as "hikeabouts", mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, kayaking, bouldering, skiing, snowmobiling etc in the Western U.S.A. Look for other activities and Group Travel Packages on our Goodwill Ambassadors Travel Meetup Group and sites. Caliridion says "Join as Friends, leave as FAMILY".

Other Meetup Groups:

Our West Coast L.A. Based Parent Meetup Group for ALL Travel Related Events including Group Travel and our Always FREE Meet & Greet informative "Urban Walkabouts" & "Hikeabouts" is https://www.meetup.com/GoodwillAmbassadorsTravel/

This is a Meetup Group for experiences in California and surrounding areas including music, museums, parks, dancing, restaurant, parties and other related meetups. @ https://www.meetup.com/CaliforniaExperiences/

Our Tampa, Florida Based Parent Travel Meetup Group for ALL Travel Related Events including Group Travel and our Always FREE Meet & Greet informative "Urban Walkabouts" & "Hikeabouts" is https://www.meetup.com/CaliridionTravel/ See our about section for our other 2 groups in Florida.

Caliridion says "Make Wherever You're at HOME" .

I am as many of us Blessed to be involved in multi projects/businesses on the U.S. West Coast and U.S. East Coast. Suggestions are always welcomed to make these Meetup Groups Better and Better!!! Thanks, Steve.

====RULES FOR POSTING MEETUPS=====

Before posting your meetup, come back here and check the rules for posting a meetup BEFORE you post to make sure your meetup is acceptable. Meetups not following these rules will be deleted.

You can post anything you like as long as it's not

- Something offensive (you have some leeway here, just don't piss people off).

- Something illegal

- Something that you're posting to make money.

- Something that's similar to a craigslist post.

- Something that is overtly or covertly promotional without express permission in advance of The Admin of the group

- Something that is trying to promote an App or Website or Social Media. Hooch or other scams are not allowed.

- Posts of events of other groups is OK WITH permission of The Admin. No links to other groups. The event must be able to stand on its own. Do NOT divert or direct members to other groups.

NO OUTSIDE LINKS ALLOWED UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY: Outside links are links to websites, or social media or anything. You are only allowed to use outside links if they are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to your meetup, AND you get prior approval from Admin. If you do not have approval: the links or event will be removed.

DO NOT E-MAIL MESSAGE THE GROUP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES: You may not email members or message the group via meetup using the bulk email feature for any reason, if you think or feel you need to do so, message The Admin to do it for you. You MAY message those that already RSVPd to your event though to let them know about any changes. Do this directly and NOT with the bulk email feature. Violation of this will result in immediate removal, and then you can explain after and get back in the group.

SPAM: If you use the "discussion box" feature or if you use bulk email to spam groups you will be removed. There is zero tolerance for spam from Event Organizers or Members of this group. This group will not be associated with allowing spam. Do not overuse the discussion box since we ALL receive more than enough messages/e-mails to try to weed through.

YOU MUST ATTEND YOUR OWN MEETUP: You must host the meetup in-person and be present at your own meetup. You must least a clear way and where for people to meetup at the event. If there is a no host event you will be asked to add a host or the event will be removed. Meetup.com rules state there are no "No Host" events allowed.

THE MORE NOTICE THE BETTER: Meetups MUST be posed at least 1 day in advance, but the more the better. Please don't post any same-day or last-minute meetups; it's not enough time for people to make plans to attend. Four weeks advance will get you the most RSVP's

MEETUPS MUST BE MEETUP ORIENTED and related to what the Group is about.

DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE ANYONE ELSE'S MEETUP: Admin will ban anyone that edits or deletes someone else's meetup without their permission.

Frequency: It is ideal to NOT repeat an event less than 6 weeks. There are exceptions. Just ask The Admin if you wish to post carbon copy events in less time. This rule is aimed at event promoters or bands. Repeating a band at a different location is a repeat. If you think The Admin will see your event as a copy that you are promoting, then contact first and ask for permission

Money: If your event has a charge of more than $10 You MUST message the main admin BEFORE you post.

MEETUPS THAT VIOLATE THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE EDITED or DELETED. The person who posted it may receive a warning afterwards or they may be removed and placed on hold pending sorting out of any issues. IF your event is Edited or Deleted contact The Admin. Do NOT re-insert removed content.

If any negative issues are suspected or encountered please contact us directly @ Caliridion@gmail.com

STANDARD DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability unless made notice of. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis. See the Meetup terms of service: http://www.meetup.com/terms

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Salton Sea Adventure. Ladder Cyn. Meteor Showers. Mud Volcanoes #Salvation Mtn!

We will do the Ladder Cyn Hike and the Grottoes, and the other Cultural Wasteland Oddities. This is easy camping, moderate hiking and a culture vulture tour all in one! The itinerary: Fri (eve): • Arrive when you can. Settle in to camp. Dinner, Games (as in game night), or just appreciate the quiet and solitude, and the dark skies bright with stars. The Orionids Meteor Showers are in progress while we are there. Spectacular Dark Skies Sat: Painted Canyon, Little Painted Canyon, and Big Split Rock and Salton Sea in general. Sun Mud Volcanoes, Obsidian Buttes, Bombay Beach, Salvation Mtn, East Jesus, The International Banana Museum, The Dinos at Cabozan. We will pack in a LOT!!! Painted Canyon, Little Painted Canyon, and Big Split Rock. One has Ladders along the route. another has a Knotted rope line. Hence Ladder Cyn Hike and Rope Cyn Hike. Little Painted has no added appliances. Big Split Rock is not even on the agenda but it can be done on Sunday if you don't want to do the cultural wasteland tour. The Grottos, . . now that is unique to CA, . . . They are also called Mud Caves. They are Slot Canyons that grew too deep and were close at the top and got covered at the top of the channel. They are safe. There are light shafts that shoot in. It's like nothing else. We get the visit to the Salton Sea, . . . the longest running man-made natural disaster. The Mud Volcanoes are a byproduct of the weight of the water. Bombay beach is the result of a salt swamp reclaiming the land. Salvation Mtn and East Jesus are kinda like a permanent burning man sites. The Bannana Museum, The Dinos at Cabozan, . . . It's all just awesome. While we are there the Oronid Metor Shower is happening!!!! Better to come and see for yourself. Accommodations: We will be staying at the Group Site at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area. It will have showers, flush toilets and electricity. COST: $65 Per Person for early birds. Secure your spot now!!! https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/65 Space is limited. If space sells out this link will be removed. $80 per as the time gets closer. TERMS: The ONLY was to hold your spot is payment. Payment is Fully Refundable if you cancel more than 2 weeks before the event. Under 2 weeks and credit given for future event. Fee Induces: 2 nights campsite, firewood, guided and curated tours, carpool matching, and memories and photos for a lifetime. Questions: Q I don't camp OR I have not camped OR I am a newbie camper. Is this a good start? A YES!!!! Car is steps from the site. Site is flat and without rocks. Plenty people there to help and be company. Small convenience store close. Clean bathrooms with flush toilets and running water and even showers!! Our site should even have electricity too. And with all this we are still miles from civilization in every direction. Q I want to come but don't have a friend to come with. A Most folks come on their own. After all it is a meetup. You will feel right at home with a good bunch of good people enjoying the stunning outdoors and adventure. Q I want to do the hiking but not the cultural wasteland stuff on Sunday. A That's OK. There will be some folks who do a second set of hikes on Sunday. Q I want to do the cultural wasteland stuff on Sunday but not the Sat hikes. A That's OK. There is a list of places for you to go and do on Sat that will be bonus sites for those folks. Q I don't have a tent. A Send a note. There are extra. And also arrange to share with somebody too. Q I want to go but don't think I am strong enough to do both hikes. A OK. Do one or or the other. The hikes are moderate. LINKS LINKS LINKS Ladder Canyon https://youtu.be/QwuQuaSna4I Mud Volcanoes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj3icM-6xpI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAiGo2Rs7Ds Obsidian Buttes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d6ANmO1cbI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_unt3l372c East Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTg7tKsjMno Salvation Mountain https://youtu.be/RR2ZRBd4DsI

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