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https://youtu.be/A3VYZwb30W4 So Who is Down For a Awesome Getaway Trip to Lake Tahoe!! Throwing the idea out early and thinking of a weekend in September. We can to camping in tents or all put in for a cabin. We can plan Carpool to Lake Tahoe. Best Time To Visit September-November As temperatures drop (from the low 70s to the high 40s), so do prices. The region witnesses a significant tourism slump as the kids go back to school and the wind begins to bite. Visit during late September to catch the last few days of trailblazing, or aim for late November to get a jump on ski season. Key Events: Sample the Sierra (September) Lake Tahoe Fall Fish Festival (October) Camp Richardson's Annual Oktoberfest (October Reminder: All of our outings are intended to be social gatherings of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. Not all outings are suitable for all people. You are encouraged to exercise good judgment in choosing the outings you attend. You are attending this event at your own risk and with the understanding that neither Young Valley Professionals 20's and 30's group nor the organizers of this particular group are in any way responsible for your safety, though in the spirit of friendship and community, we will certainly do our best to have a fun and safe outing. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. [masked] text [masked] google hangout or email
Need a escape from the busy city life and want to stay local. Well lets go camping in the Sierra Nation Forrest and climb a big rock. https://youtu.be/G7kBqJrvJyo https://youtu.be/aC3D-1yfq-E Fresno Dome: * Elevation 7,544 ft (2,299 m) * Dominant granite dome rising in isolation above the forest of Soquel Meadow in the Sierra National Forest in Madera County, California. * The dome as known to the Mono Indians as "the greeting place" ("wah-me-yelo") * John Muir encountered Fresno Dome, calling it "Wamello", in the 1870s, and used its summit to locate Fresno Grove (now known as Nelder Grove) Who Can Go: Difficulty level: Easy/Moderate trail to base of Fresno Dome; beginner friendly **Well-behaved dogs are welcomed on this meetup.** Game Plan: Saturday: *check in anytime and setup your tent *7pm: start the start cooking. * after dinner couple rounds of "Cards against Humanity" * Gather at the main bonfire and sit around drinking and enjoying the ambiance and company Sunday: *When everyone is awake(maybe 9ish am) hike to the top. * Take a group picture on top * pack up and head back to Fresno Campsite Info: Located on Boggy Meadow adjacent to Big Creek, Fresno Dome Campground is conveniently located near the Fresno Dome trail which provides wonderful views of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding mountains. Fir and Pine trees provides shaded sites and all sites have grills, tables and fire rings. Access to campground is paved and dirt. There is a campground host on site. Please deposit trash at entrance to campground. Reservations: No reservations. First-come, First-serve Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking Fees $23.62 ($26.22)* single site $43.24 ($48.00)* double site Additional Vehicle Fee: $7.00 per night, per vehicle. *(taxes included) Fresno Dome Trail: Fresno Dome is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakhurst, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. What to Bring: * water for the hike and your camping needs(no water available unless you have a filter pump; there is a creek at the campground) * bear canisters for food storage * weather appropriate clothes * flashlights or headlamps are always nice * a dish, or food to share for the potlucks * appropriate shoes * camera * swimsuit for water-play * toilet paper *garbage bag to pack-out trash DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPSITE: Kohl's Fresno North to Fresno Dome Campground Drive 56.5 miles, 1 h 32 min 1. CA-41 N (50 min (42.1 mi) 2.Follow Rd 632 to 6S10 (Turn right onto Rd 632) 5.3 miles (Continue onto 6S10) 2.9 miles (Turn left to stay on 6S10)5.0 miles * campsite on the left Link to google map: https://goo.gl/maps/p5x9GP1EYtx Video of the Drive: https://youtu.be/IBfztLJHh6k This person went in the winter. We will not see snow. CAR POOLING/GAS MONEY: Car pooling is encourage. The road to the trailhead can be an adventure in itself. I recommend high clearance vehicles(low cars are not fun). $15.00 per rider is recommend. The exact amount is to determined by the driver. Feel free to contact me with any questions Sophia M Eckstein [masked][masked] Link to an article of the hike from the Fresno Bee: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/outdoors/article19499361.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Feedback on the best dates for everyone -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BE ADVISED: All our events are social in nature.Your Yes RSVP indicates that you take full responsibility for your safety and that of any guests/children you might bring with you and hold harmless the Meet-Up Group, Organizers and Hosts in the unlikely event of an accident or incident.
Sunset and stargazing hike in Yosemite https://youtu.be/aodvcCeA7P4 The weather is almost right for an evening hike in Yosemite. Yes, I did say evening. Let us hike to the perfect spot to see a beautiful sun set. There will be majestic display of colors painted in the sky for few precious moments. The view will for sure be priceless. Then as we say goodbye to the sun we will be hiking to our next destination to view a dark sky filled with stars. Let’s see how many constellations we can name. Here on of this granite mound we sit, we are surround in darkness, there is a peaceful silence, and our eyes easily fix on the bright radiant stars. On good nights, we can see the milky way. So yes, I am proposing two hikes, two different types of views. This hike have us hiking in the dark. Hiking in the dark is another type of adventure where out other senses heighten. Our hearing becomes a little sharper as we listen to Yosemite at night. For comforting fun we can have hot coco and smores on top of the dome. Hike 1: Sunset Hike to Taft Point 1. Hike 1.1 miles to Taft point 2. Find a comfortable spot and get the camera ready for the sunset 3. Take cool pictures and maybe some selfies 4. Have dinner 5. Hike down to the start point Hike 2: Star Gazing hike to Sentinel Dome 1. Put on headlamps or bring out the flashlights 2. Hike 1.1 miles to Sentinel Dome 3. Find a comfortable spot sit back and enjoy the view. 4. Whip out the camping stove for some hot chocolate and maybe smores. 5. Take group picture 6. Take your own pictures and selfies 7. Pack up and hike down 8. Say good night to everyone and head home. Details: Taft Point: • Distance: 2.2 miles (3.5 km) round trip • Elevation at trailhead: 7,700 feet (2,345 meters) Taft Point Elevation: 7,500 feet (2,285 meters) Elevation Change: 200 feet (60 meters) descent • “The trail to Taft Point is just another walk in the woods, but you'll never forget Taft Point itself. You can walk, if you dare, right up to the cliff's edge and peer straight down, unencumbered by the stone walls that hem the visitors in at Glacier Point. You'll get impressive views of the north valley wall, including El Capitan (which you'll actually be looking down on) and Yosemite Falls.” (http://www.yosemitehikes.com/glacier-point-road/taft-point/taft-point.htm) • Difficulty: Easy. It's a fairly short hike without a lot of elevation change. It rates a 3 out of 10. Sentinel Dome: • Distance: 2.2 miles (3.5 km) round trip • Elevation at trailhead: 7,700 feet (2,345 meters) Final Elevation: 8,100 feet (2,470 meters) • Difficulty: A 3 out of 10. It's easy until the we reach the dome base and start climbing. It is a short stretch up; yes, it is steep but worth it. • “Scenery Summary: Hiking to the top of Sentinel Dome is by far Yosemite's easiest way to experience miles and miles of views in whatever direction you care to turn. Looking west, you'll see down Yosemite Valley and beyond to the Merced River canyon and, on exceptionally clear days, all the way to Mt. Diablo in the coastal range. To the north you'll see Yosemite Valley, including El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. To the east, you'll see Nevada Fall, Half Dome and Clouds Rest, and an assortment of High Sierra peaks.”( http://www.yosemitehikes.com/glacier-point-road/sentinel-dome/sentinel-dome.htm) Both Hikes: 4.4 miles What to Wear: • Bring layers; it can get a little chiller at night. I had people bring a blanket or a sleeping bag to get comfortable on top of Sentinel Dome. • Wear comfortable shoes for hiking; no flip flops or dress sandals What to bring: • Water and snacks and a packed dinner • A cup for hot coco • Camera • Flashlight or headlamp • Bug spray • ten essentials (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html#UpdatedTenEssential“Systems”) WHO CAN COME: Beginner hikers to the advance hiker looking for a different hiking experience are welcome. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on national park trails. DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: (86.3 miles 2hrs 22 minutes) • Leave Kohl’s by 41 N. (53.9 miles) • Enter the park and turn left; continuing North on the 41/Wawona Rd(16.9 miles) • Turn right on Glacier Rd (14.2 miles) • Park at the left side in the parking lot for Sentinel dome and Taft point • https://goo.gl/maps/Y9mkeGPESkq Meet up Times: 1. 4:30 pm: meet up at Khol’s parking lot; set up carpools 2. 4:40pm leave 3. 5:10pm meetup at Oakhurst Starbucks; get coffee and last minute dinner (restaurant are very close by) Head Home Time: 1. 10pm latest; if it is to late people are welcome to leave early. Please alert someone if you do. FEE: Park entrance fee ($30 Apr-Oct, else $25) required per vehicle unless you have a park pass. CAR POOLING: Is recommended. A donation to be given to the driver is suggested to assist with fuel and expenses. FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Restrooms are available at the trail head and at the turn off for Glacier rd there are flushing toilets --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • REMINDER: You are signing up for a social outing, not a guided tour. None of the organizers are experts or professional guides, and no hikers can expect to receive a professional level of intervention on our events. You are expected to understand the risks inherent in any outdoor activity in the wilderness and be prepared to mitigate them on your own behalf. This includes, hikes appropriate to your level of fitness and experience and communicate openly with the group you are with at all times. Your RSVP is your agreement that you are participating at your own risk and hold harmless all members of the group including the organizers. • LEAVE NO TRACE: As wilderness hikers who care about our environment, we adhere to the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Any other questions please feel free to contact me either by email, phone or text. Sophia M Eckstein[masked] [masked]