What we're about

We are a group of people (mostly 25ish-40ish) that love the outdoors and getting outside to have fun on the weekends. This is THE group to find others like yourself who like to to get out and enjoy adventurous activities and really just to have a good time. It's a great way to meet like minded people you have things in common with. If you have ever wanted to do some adventurous activity but don't know how to go about doing so, or don't have anyone to do it with, this is the group for you!! Let me know what you want to do and I will work with you to make it happen.

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Fun CAMPING Trips! ## Updated SCHEDULE: Zion, Death Valley + More Beach Camping

Fall is Here!
It will be getting cooler. It's a great time to explore the world and CAMP. We'll be doing a bunch of fun camping trips this Fall and Winter. You really should join us! I don't know how exactly, but we get the coolest bunch of people on our trips. And we're looking for a few more...

SCHEDULE: The short version (page down for more details)

Oct 21-24 | ZION
https://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Young-Adventure-Seekers/events/280934551/

Nov 12-14 | DEATH VALLEY + METEOR SHOWER!
https://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Young-Adventure-Seekers/events/281349695/

Dec 10-12 | BIG SUR

+ More Camping including Beach Camping trips will be added real soon!

## THIS PAGE IS FOR INFO PURPOSES ONLY ##
HOW THIS PAGE WORKS: This page keeps you updated on our upcoming Camping Trips -- so you can plan farther in advance. Check back to this page again to see updates.

REMEMBER : If you see a trip you like here, you still have to click on that trip's event page and RSVP separately.

REMEMBER : See a trip you like?
Then click on that trip's event page and RSVP separately.

MORE INFO:
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NEVER CAMPED BEFORE? No worries: These trips are a great intro to camping. No camping experience required. Minimal gear needed. If you've always wondered "Why do people like to go camping?" . . . well, come and find out!

GOING ALONE?
Don't know anyone on the trip? Don't worry, so's almost everyone else. It's a great welcoming environment, with a cool group of people, and it's a great way make new friends.

| THE RIGHT TRIP AT THE RIGHT TIME |
When I schedule these trips I want to take advantage the best possible conditions -- I pick the best time of year to go based on the location's weather - and more. Weather: I like it when it's not too hot, and not too cold. Are the waterfalls roaring? Are the hills green? Is stuff open?

| SAFETY & CAMPING |
I know things are getting better, but we still have to be smart. Since this thing started, I never wanted to be the organizer responsible for a super spreader event. We've been extra careful, asking questions, separate campsites, requiring testing. Right now, you either need to be vaccinated, or get tested right before the trip. (If conditions change, we may alter this as needed.)

DEATH VALLEY CAMPING Trip + METEOR Shower! Hikes! The PERFECT Time to go !!

DEATH VALLEY + Meteor Shower
New hikes and exploration!
The PERFECT time to go: not too hot, not too cold!

Everyone's heard of Death Valley.
But have you been there? Here's your chance!

Join us for a weekend of meteors, hiking, sandboarding, stargazing and campfire hanging out. We're sleeping BELOW sea level but surrounded by towering 11,000 ft mountains. Yes, it's a unique place.

The lowest spot in North America.
Golden rock formations.
An endless white salt flat.
Crazy multi-colored rocks.
Sand dunes that look like a scene from a movie.
A collapsed volcanic crater.
Amazing photo ops.
Some of the darkest skies in the US.
Oh, and did I mention the shooting stars overhead?

METEORS:
The famous Leonid Meteor Shower is happening while we're there. Let's lay back and stare into the sky and watch the stars shoot! Death Valley is a certified "dark sky" park. We're talking BLACK SKY dark, with thousands of stars popping & the Milky Way floating above you. Cool stuff.

HIKING: This trip will be a good mix of hikes and chilling. We'll explore the lowest spot on the continent and walk the white salt flats. We''ll climb the sand dunes for a beautiful desert sunset.

NEVER CAMPED BEFORE?
No problem!
It's car-camping! It's civilized!
It's a developed campground -- you camp right by your car.
Our planned hikes are easier than usual

GEAR: You should have basic car camping gear. You don't need fancy REI gear. (Cheap WalMart stuff is good enough) And I also have some gear to loan out.

SANDBOARDING: That's right! Bring your old snowboard you don't like and you can ride down the sand dunes. Really. It's a thing!

CAMPFIRE TIME = HANGING OUT + METEORS: When night falls, we eat and drink, hang around the campfire and make new friends. For some, this is their favorite part of the trip. A little later we can lay back, gaze at the stars and wait for the meteors to blaze out of the night sky.

SAFETY RIGHT NOW:
We will take all necessary precautions:
Some people just take your money and that's it.
That's NOT how we do it!
EVERYONE WILL BE VACCINATED OR TESTED!
I also send you a survey. I ask questions.
I think it would be irresponsible NOT to do it this way!

GETTING THERE: It's only a 4+ hour drive from L.A. Leave anytime you want. You coordinate your carpool thru a tool I provide. You split gas cost & the $25 entrance fee. But many people have the Parks Pass, which gets you in free.

WEATHER:
Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth, so this is really the time to go! In October, it can actually be TOO hot. When we're going, expect temps around 72° high with lows in the 50's. That's great camping weather! But obviously I can't guarantee the weather -- it's nature at work.

RSVP INSTRUCTIONS:
If you want to go - RSVP Yes. (Don't forget: Give me your email address.) Then I email you a SURVEY w/questions. Answer them. And you won't officially be on the trip until youre confirmed and pay.

Event is posted on other groups so the RSVP's you see here show you an incomplete picture of who is going.

COST for the 2 Night trip: $95 per person.

PRECAUTIONS RIGHT NOW:
We will follow all the rules, and we just follow common sense. We won't be staying in a big group campsite. Instead, we have roomy individual sites with a small number of people at each. Outside our group, we will adhere to social distancing, or wear a mask when necessary (inside & others) -- it's just the smart thing to do.

Each campsite will have its own stove, cooking gear, etc & you can bring your own stuff too. Everyone gets their own set of plates, silverware etc. No potlucks, no drink sharing. Smart steps.

ZION CAMPING Trip: POSTPONED It's amazing!

Zion Private Campgound

Are you ready for Zion? ( ... and Bryce Canyon)

Its legendary!
Angel's Landing.
The Narrows.
Hoodoos (they're crazy rocks)
The Emerald Pools
Much, much, much more!

Zion in the Fall - its a good time to go. Zion is in sort of in a heat pocket, so weather is usually surprisingly warm. And if you want to do The Narrows, the water levels are lower, so that makes it easier.

LAST CHANCE FOR ANGELS LANDING?
If you've always wanted to hike the legendary Angels Landing, you really should go NOW! I just found this out a few days ago: Starting next year, you won't just be able to just go to Zion and hike Angels Landing. You're now going to have to get a permit, maybe months in advance, and it will be a nightmarish lottery system , so that means you probably won't be able to go when you want to. (This is similar to the annoying Half Dome permit system.)

So yes, Angels Landing is just amazing and one of a kind. You really should try to join us.

Zion has that special, old school National Park atmosphere. It's unique. And Bryce Canyon right next door is totally different - full of bizarre towering golden rock formations called hoodoos. And even if youve been to the area before, there's a bunch more amazing lesser known areas just outside the Park you can explore! This is not a hardcore trip, but please be in good shape with some hiking experience

SAFETY RIGHT NOW:
We will take all necessary precautions:
Some people just take your money and that's it.
That's NOT how we do it!
EVERYONE WILL BE VACCINATED OR TESTED!
I also send you a survey. I ask questions.

I think it would be irresponsible NOT to do it this way!

We have a beautiful campsite for 3 nights.

HIKING + CAMPFIRE TIME + HANGING OUT: This trip will be ambitious but I like to keep it a good mix: We're doing amazing hikes in the day but when night falls, we eat and drink, hang around the campfire, play games, tell stories, and get to know each other. For some, this is their favorite part of these trips.

GEAR: You should have basic car camping gear. You don't need fancy REI gear. (Cheap WalMart stuff is good enough) And I also have some tents & gear to loan out.

Each campsite will have its own stove, cooking gear, etc & you can bring your own stuff too. Everyone gets their own set of plates, silverware etc. No potlucks, no drink sharing. Smart steps.

RSVP INSTRUCTIONS:
If you want to go - RSVP Yes. (Don't forget: Give me your email address.) Then I email you a SURVEY w/questions. Answer them. You won't officially be on the trip until youre confirmed and pay.

(Event is crossposted on different Meetup groups so the RSVP's you see here show you an incomplete picture of who is going.)

Cost $130 per person.
We'll carpool and you'll split the gas cost with your carpoolers, of course.

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