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All the best in one place!

A hard hike. A bucket list place. A bucket list journey. It can be here. Message your suggestions.

Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.

In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.

The mission of this group is its name.

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.

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 * " ! +

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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

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EASY BEACH CAMPING! !! Perfect for first timer. The Halloween Alternative

PERFECT FOR FIRST TIMERS or for seasoned campers!! Beach camping at El Capitan State Beach. (not El Capitan in Yosemite) This event is now full. You may RSVP and be on the ALTERNATES list for when there is an opening OR if we add more space. Payment links are removed 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 signed on will get those slots. 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. Solvang? There is North too. ALSO . . . 1/2 hr to the north is the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. oooooooooooooooooh . . . 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/ Cost $75 Per Person 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.

Sci-Fi/Horror/Thriller Short Film Festival | Stream for FREE Halloween Saturday

Welcome to WILDsound's Weekly Festival. Every Saturday night 8pm EST/5pm PST. Showcasing the best new films in the world today. Virtual events will always be FREE. Enjoy the show and come back next week. See the full lineup of films: ABSENCE, 13min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Thriller Lena’s life is changing abruptly after a terrible event. Her passion is leading her on a destructive way. As everything around her started to collapse, she is still figuring out where she stands. VIRTUALLY HAPPY, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi/Magical Realism A vibrant young woman dies taking a selfie on virtually the best birthday of her life. IRONFIN, 2min., USA, Sci-Fi/Animation An airship-piloting drone repairman faces an enraged mechanical whale in a high-stakes chase above the clouds. GOD GLITCH, 8min., Netherlands, Sci-Fi/Romance In a future where entire human lives are expressed in algorithms, a couple must say their final goodbyes in a digital afterlife. STAY , 6min., USA, Thriller/Crime A young girl feels guilt. SNUB NOSE, 11min., USA, Thriller/Crime A coming-of-age crime story about a girl desperate to escape her circumstances, and a brother who will double-cross her at any cost. MILK, 5min., USA, Thriller/Crime A man investigates a bizarre disappearance. MIRROR FINISH, 10min., Canada, Thriller/Crime Three novice bank robbers must deal with the lone witness from their latest heist – a rent-a-cop guard with a sick wife, money problems, and a concealed handgun. With the clock ticking, and their options running out, they must decide not just his fate but also their own. It’s twist after twist in this genre flick short film, that challenges everyone’s idea of right & wrong and rich & poor. SWEET TOOTH, 4min., USA, Horror A young boy is punished by his health obsessed older sister for eating candy on Halloween. EVERY CORNER, 8min., USA, Horror A woman is plagued by a quiet ever-present monster. MALAKOUT, 11min., Iran, Animation/Sci-Fi Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece… INVASION, 16min., USA, Horror/Suspense A film crew broke into an old abandoned house to shoot a horror film. Their arrival disturbed the quiet of the ghost in the house. After they finished filming and warped, Frank, the star of the film was possessed by the ghost. He had hallucinations in nightmares and made him kill all the crew members in reality. When he woke up, he realized that there was something supernatural in this house, but he failed to try to escape from the house. After a whole night of hiding from the ghost, he was found by the ghost and got possessed again. After daybreak, the driver who came to pick up the crew members found the bodies and called the police. When they woke Frank up, frank, who was possessed by the ghost, killed all of them.

Sci-Fi/Horror/Thriller Short Film Festival | Stream for FREE Halloween Saturday

Welcome to WILDsound's Weekly Festival. Every Saturday night 8pm EST/5pm PST. Showcasing the best new films in the world today. Virtual events will always be FREE. Enjoy the show and come back next week. See the full lineup of films: ABSENCE, 13min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Thriller Lena’s life is changing abruptly after a terrible event. Her passion is leading her on a destructive way. As everything around her started to collapse, she is still figuring out where she stands. VIRTUALLY HAPPY, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi/Magical Realism A vibrant young woman dies taking a selfie on virtually the best birthday of her life. IRONFIN, 2min., USA, Sci-Fi/Animation An airship-piloting drone repairman faces an enraged mechanical whale in a high-stakes chase above the clouds. GOD GLITCH, 8min., Netherlands, Sci-Fi/Romance In a future where entire human lives are expressed in algorithms, a couple must say their final goodbyes in a digital afterlife. STAY , 6min., USA, Thriller/Crime A young girl feels guilt. SNUB NOSE, 11min., USA, Thriller/Crime A coming-of-age crime story about a girl desperate to escape her circumstances, and a brother who will double-cross her at any cost. MILK, 5min., USA, Thriller/Crime A man investigates a bizarre disappearance. MIRROR FINISH, 10min., Canada, Thriller/Crime Three novice bank robbers must deal with the lone witness from their latest heist – a rent-a-cop guard with a sick wife, money problems, and a concealed handgun. With the clock ticking, and their options running out, they must decide not just his fate but also their own. It’s twist after twist in this genre flick short film, that challenges everyone’s idea of right & wrong and rich & poor. SWEET TOOTH, 4min., USA, Horror A young boy is punished by his health obsessed older sister for eating candy on Halloween. EVERY CORNER, 8min., USA, Horror A woman is plagued by a quiet ever-present monster. MALAKOUT, 11min., Iran, Animation/Sci-Fi Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece… INVASION, 16min., USA, Horror/Suspense A film crew broke into an old abandoned house to shoot a horror film. Their arrival disturbed the quiet of the ghost in the house. After they finished filming and warped, Frank, the star of the film was possessed by the ghost. He had hallucinations in nightmares and made him kill all the crew members in reality. When he woke up, he realized that there was something supernatural in this house, but he failed to try to escape from the house. After a whole night of hiding from the ghost, he was found by the ghost and got possessed again. After daybreak, the driver who came to pick up the crew members found the bodies and called the police. When they woke Frank up, frank, who was possessed by the ghost, killed all of them.

Condors, Caves & Camaraderie!!! Oh My!! Easy Camping at Pinnacles National Park

THIS EVENT IS FILLED. You may RSVP and be on the Alternates List for any cancels. Our events are curated and led/guided at quality sites with good amenities. As such they do always fill and often fill very early. To make sure you do not miss out on our other good Social but Safe events do look at the list below. 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 volcano 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. 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.

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