Suggested Travel & Outdoor Groups near California
South Bay Hiking Meetup
San Jose, CA
Hello and welcome to South Bay Hiking Meetup! We are a group centered in San Jose that organizes hikes both locally and around the Bay Area. We are fortunate in this region to have many beautiful county, regional, and state parks, along with open space preserves and pedestrian trails. We also have occasional road trips to attractions around the state! No matter your fitness level and schedule, there is an event for you! We have events throughout the week, and welcome feedback. If you have a suggestion for a hike or are interested in being an event organizer, please reach out! To join our group, we ask that your profile includes your first name and a picture of yourself (with face visible). See you on the trails! Cover Photo: Alum Rock Park/Sierra Vista Open Space, October 2021 (Credit: Quincy) \-\-\- Legal Disclaimer: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip, meetup, or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety; these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.
San Jose Mid-Week Hikers Group
San Jose, CA
This group was started to accommodate hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to go on organized hikes during the week. Whether due to mid-week days off, flexible work schedules, retirement or kids in school, if you have days/time off during the week and want to get out and enjoy the wonderful hiking we have in the bay area, this is the group for you. All hiking levels are encouraged to join and we welcome members of other hiking groups in the area as well. We welcome feedback and suggested hikes from members and we keep our organized hikes to fairly small groups (less than 20). We try to schedule several hikes each week. Our Hiking adventures tend to be 4-10 miles in length with varied levels of elevation change. They last between two and six hours normally. Please do not be discouraged if you are new to hiking. You can start by picking a shorter, easier outing.
Bay Area Hikers & Campers
San Carlos, CA
Hello hikers, campers and mountaineers! From solid day-hikes to multi-day adventures, this group is for intermediate to experienced outdoor enthusiasts that want to meet like-minded folk for advanced trips on and off the beaten path.
Events are generally scheduled on weekends. Most hikes involve 7+ miles and 1500+ feet in elevation gain at a pace of 2-3 miles per hour. For camping, we organize backpacking and car-camping outings (typically in combination with hikes) on weekends.
Group size for events will generally be small (6-18 participants) for safety reasons and to limit our impact on the trails. It also helps with moving efficiently.
In addition to getting a good workout, enjoying nature with friendly, fun and outdoorsy people is double the fun.
rules & etiquette:
If you want to join, your profile needs to include a picture of yourself (showing your face).
Sign up - Show up! Organizing an event is volunteer work that requires time to plan and participate. Especially since we are running events with smaller groups. Please be respectful of the organizer’s work and only sign up if you are planning to actually attend. Sure - stuff happens and work or other life events can through you a curve ball every now and then. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation ASAP. No shows and members that repeatedly cancel at the last minute can be waitlisted on future hikes.
By becoming a member and/or attending an event, you acknowledge you have fully read, understand, and agree to the legal disclaimer below:
Waiver of Liability and Disclaimers: Bay Area Hikers & Campers, Meetup group, website, its organizer(s), and crew (the "Organizers") assume no responsibility for you or your guests. If you choose to participate in any of the Organizers' events, you assume all responsibility for yourself and your guests, and agree not to hold the "Organizers" liable in any way.
Before attending any Bay Area Hikers & Campers event, you must agree that:
- you have read all rules and conditions applicable to the Event;
- the Event officially begins and ends at the location(s) designated by Bay Area Hikers & Campers. The Event does not include transportation, or transit to and from the Event, and you are personally responsible for all risks associated with any travel to and from the Event. Members may chose to organize their own carpooling. Some convenient carpooling locations may be suggested by the organizers but it is up to individuals to decide about their carpooling.
- this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.
- to the fullest extent allowed by law, you agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Organizers from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of the Organizers, in any way connected with any Organizers' event. You further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Organizers from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by your own negligence while a participant at any event. You understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon your guests, passengers, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying you at any of Organizers' events.
- You have read this document in its entirety and you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, you agree to participate in Organizers' event.
Please read before signing up for any event:
- The organizers are not professional guides or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking and camping are inherently dangerous activities that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bites, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are straying from the group. Stay on the trail, never walk alone and use your own common sense.
- The "Organizers" cannot assure suitability of any trail to your specific abilities, nor can they assure your abilities are suitable for any of the trails / trips undertaken by the "Organizers".
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good health and your gear is in good order before participating in a high intensity activity like this one. You're advised to carry everything you need for the activity, including water, first aid kit, any medicine you need, etc.
- You understand that participation will include a variety of hazards and dangers, foreseen or unforeseen. These hazards and dangers could result in personal injury, property damage, and death ("Injuries and Damages"). These hazards and dangers may include, but are not limited to, falling, falling objects, drowning, temperature exposure, equipment failure, improper use of equipment, inadequate or improper instruction or assistance, exposure to wild animals including poisonous animals, insects, debris, plants, unpredictable forces of nature, inclement weather, dehydration, unsanitary food or hydration.
Assumption of Risks: You, for yourself and for your guest participants, if any, ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you will be participating, whether or not those risks are described above and whether they are inherent or otherwise. It is your responsibility to inform your guests of the potential risks, and you assume any and all liability for your guests. We recommend you have them read this entire disclaimer.
Release and Indemnity: To the fullest extent allowed by law, you, for yourself and for any of your guests, agree to WAIVE AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, the "Organizers" from any and all liability on account of, or in any way relating to, any loss you or your guests may suffer, including loss of or damage to property, personal injury and death in any way related to your enrollment in or participation in an activity of the "Organizers" group. You further agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the "Organizers" from any claims, damages, injuries or losses either suffered by you or your guests or caused by any conduct while an enrollee or participant in an activity of the Meet Up Group. These agreements of release and indemnity include negligence of the "Organizers", but not gross negligence or intentionally wrongful behavior.
Photography / Video Release: Participant hereby grants to the Organizer, and / or its representatives, the right to take photographs / videos of Participant in connection with Participant’s participation in these Activities. Participant hereby authorizes the Organizer, and / or its representatives, to copyright, use, and publish the same in print and /or electronically. Participant hereby agrees that the Organizer, and / or its representative, may use such photographs of participant for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.
Food Safety & Allergy Disclaimers:
- By participating in these events, you understand that any food items being made available at the event, be it shared by members, or prepared by third party vendors, or otherwise, are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.
- By participating in these events, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable the Organizers or other participants for the cleanliness, suitability, freshness or safety of any food you may be offered or consume.
- Because members often share food at our events, or sometimes events are catered by third party vendors, or both, it cannot be guaranteed that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled either.
- The possibility that caterers or manufacturers of the foods members consume, bring, use or prepare at home could change the formulation at any time, without notice also exists. Customers concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. Attendees with life threatening food allergies who may need to use an epi-pen should be carrying their own. The Organizers are NOT trained to administer epi-pens and CANNOT provide or administer them.
- We cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination in any food items shared by members or prepared by third party vendors, nor can we guaranty the safety or cleanliness of the ingredients as we do not prepare any of the food ourselves.
- The Organizers will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with, while eating at any of the Organizers' events.
SPECIFIC WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT REGARDING FOOD AT ORGANIZERS' EVENTS
Bay Area Hikers & Campers is not a professional food distributor, caterer or preparer. You understand that even when best practices are followed, food preparation carries with it inherent risks that include but are not limited to health hazards resulting from improper transport, handling and storage, which are especially risky when holding this type of event in a remote location such as a camping site with no running water or electricity, in an outdoor setting which is in no way a professional and enclosed kitchen. In addition, you are aware that in a buffet style setting where members have access to the food tables and dishes, it is even harder to prevent food, utensil or cutlery contamination. You are also aware that other club members beside the Organizers may bring their own food and may offer to share it without the Organizers’ knowledge.
Waiver: Therefore, in consideration of being permitted to participate in any Bay Area Hikers & Campers event where food prepared, cooked, perishable or otherwise, are transported, further prepared, and consumed, you, for yourself, your heirs, guests, family members, personal representatives or assigns, agents, employees and affiliates, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Organizers from liability from any and all claims resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation or food consumption at the Event.
Assumption of Risk: Participation in any Event carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary and can include but are not limited to cooking food thoroughly; separating and not cross contaminating foods; chilling or refrigerating food appropriately; cleaning foodstuffs, instruments and hands used in and for food preparation; fire or gas hazards.
INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS: You agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Organizers from any, and all, claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of any involvement in Event, whether brought by you, your company or its agents or employees, or other third parties, and to reimburse the indemnities for any such expenses incurred.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING: You have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that you are giving up substantial rights, including any right to sue. You acknowledge that participation in the event requires you agree to these terms and that you are doing so freely and voluntarily, are over the age of 18, and intend by your participation to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
COVID-19 Liability Release Waiver
The World Health Organization has declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic. Due to its capacity to transmit from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, the government has set recommendations, guidelines, and some prohibitions which Bay Area Hikers & Campers (the "Organization") adheres to comply.
a- In consideration of my participation in the foregoing, the undersigned acknowledge and agree to the following:
1- I am aware of the existence of the risk on my physical appearance to the venue and my participation to the activity of the Organization that may cause injury or illness such as, but not limited to Influenza, MRSA, or COVID-19 that may lead to paralysis or death.
2- I have not experienced symptoms that of fever, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, or dry cough or exhibiting any other symptoms relating to COVID-19 or any communicable disease within the last 14 days.
3- I have not, nor any member(s) of my household, traveled by sea or by air, internationally within the past 30 days.
4- I did not, nor any member of my household, visit any area within the United States that was reported to be highly affected by COVID-19, in the last 14 days.
5- I have not been, nor any member(s) of my household, diagnosed to be infected of COVID-19 virus within the last 14 days.
b- Following the pronouncements above I hereby declare the following:
1- I am fully and personally responsible for my own safety and actions while and during may participation and I recognize that I may be in any case be at risk of contracting COVID-19.
2- With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive, discharge the Organization, its board, officers, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the premises or while using the facilities that may lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.
3- I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organization from and against any, and all, costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits, and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released party due to injury, loss, or death from or related to COVID-19.
c- By signing below I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Liability Release Waiver and understand its contents; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old and fully competent to give my consent; That I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent in signing this Liability Release Waiver as my own free act and deed with full intention to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.
This waiver will remain effective until laws and mandates relevant to COVID-19 are lifted.
Bay Area Women's Midweek Hiking Group
We are a group of women who enjoy challenging weekday hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is not a group for beginners. Some of us are retired or with kids off to college, some are stay at home moms with school-age kids, others have flexible work schedules or are in between jobs. Some are international visitors/visa holders/green card holders or dual citizenships. Regardless, we all have time during weekdays when the trails are empty and parking is a breeze! We mainly focus on peninsula, south bay, east bay, and coastal trails, but also plan excursions to Mt. Tam, Marin Headlands, and San Francisco urban hikes. **Most hikes are 6-10 miles and moderate to strenuous with significant elevation gain of 1000-2000 feet elevation. Sometimes we do exploratory hikes and some hikes can include some scrambles - please be sure to read the entire hike description so you know what you are signing up for in advance.** In order to keep to the planned schedule and keep the group moving, anyone unable to keep up will need to feel comfortable navigating their way back on their own. All members can schedule a hike or suggest a hike, and are encouraged to do so through the meetup app! Let me know if you have questions on how to do this. We throw in many dog-friendly hikes too! We enjoy each others company and believe that friendly conversation is as much part of a good hike as the beautiful views! If this sounds good, please come join us- we would love to meet you! **FAQ's** •***Can I bring my baby or toddler? Although we love kids, our hikes are not suitable for young children*** ***• Can I bring my dog? Sometimes! I will specify which hikes are dog friendly. If you are bringing a new dog, just tell us a little about him/her in the comment section*** **Please note that for safety reasons, we have a 3 hiker minimum requirement. Unless we have at least 3 hikers confirmed 2 hours before the start of the hike, the hike will be cancelled. Thanks for your understanding!**
South Bay Indoor / Outdoor Activities Group (SBIO)
Events are now in-person. Let's stay safe-- wear masks when possible and follow safety precautions. We're a fun & friendly group that enjoys a variety of activities. We have regular meetups for going to the beach, hiking, bowling, tennis, volunteering. There are also meetups for softball, working-out, house parties, dancing, happy hours, ice skating, movie nights, kickball, game nights, volleyball, frisbee, eating out, the list goes on and on! Everyone strives to be friendly and welcoming at our events, so you'll have a lot of fun when you come out for an activity. See you out there! In the spirit of fun and friendship, Please behave respectfully and kindly to each member. Please do not contact other members you have not met or if they do not want you to contact them. You will be subjected to removal. Attendance Policy: With your RSVP, please make every effort to make it. Last minute cancellations and no-shows are not permitted. We ask you do make every effort to make events as we want our events to be as fun and attending as possible! Disclaimer: The events listed are opportunities for members to participate and socialize with other people. A “yes” rsvp means you understand and agree that you and your guests are solely responsible for your own choices, actions, conduct and safety in regards to all possible hazards and inherent risks, including COVID-19, associated with participating in SBIO activities and meeting new people. By attending our events, you agree to not hold any organizers or hosts liable. The hosts or organizers are just present to facilitate or coordinate. We welcome anyone to be an Event Organizer. If you are interested, please send a private message to Jay.
California Native Plant Society - Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Palo Alto, CA
This group is for anyone interested in California native plants. We have activities for everyone -- whether you enjoy hiking, gardening, photography or in other ways learning about California native plants, this is the group for you. We have volunteer and restoration projects opportunities in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Please join us!
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and how to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS covers Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo County. For more information about our organization visit www.cnps-scv.org. If you're not a current member of the California Native Plant Society, please consider joining: https://www.cnps.org/membership
International Travel Group
This is a group for anyone interested in traveling or settling in Australia. Everyone is welcome and we host an open discussion for what we're all interested in doing as we wish to travel abroad. The main purpose of forming this group is for us all to share information about Australia. We plan to form a travel group and package to go to Australia as well as get discounts on transportation, hotels, activities, restaurants, and much more. Australians will also be joining this group and once we travel, they will be guiding us for a great experience.
We hope to one day get a group of people together and hop on a plane and live out our travel dreams!
Educational Hikes, Learning from Nature
If you are interested in Hiking but want to walk away with more than just exercise, but learning about Oaks, Plants, Animals, Nature...etc. Giving you not only a deeper outlook on life but bigger empowered to Love Nature even more. Well, come along. Hikes will range from mostly easy, moderate, and a few advanced. I welcome all levels of hiking were not here to race in this group but to learn through nature with lots of stops on the way.
San Ramon Hiking Meetup
San Ramon, CA
If you're looking to build community in the new year with like minded people looking to stay active and engaged with their community then this is the place! We can start our hikes locally then take day trips to more challenging, exciting hiking locations.
Don't forgot to register for the San Ramon Trails Challenge and receive a FREE Trails Challenge T-shirt while supplies last. Visit www.sanramon.ca.gov/srtrails for more challenge information.
South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group
San Jose, CA
THIS MEETUP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS. Our hikes are for adults only and no dogs please (thank you for your understanding). The South Bay Ramblers is a Bay Area hiking group that was formed in the South Bay with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends. The South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group has been in existence since 2005 and we have been offering community hikes at least twice monthly since that time. Information about some of our past hikes and events can also be found on the South Bay Ramblers Blog or on Instagram at SouthBayRambles.
Our hikes generally cover six to ten miles and can be fairly strenuous. Our group has many wonderful organizers who are avid hikers who post regular hikes on our schedule. RSVPs open two weeks prior to the scheduled hike. We welcome and encourage all our members to help us lead hikes for the group.
Our hikes frequent the local Santa Clara County Parks, Open Space Preserves and Santa Cruz Mountains. Occasionally, we venture to Marin or the East Bay and sometimes organize other fun outings such as kayaking, day trips to places like Pinnacles, Ano Nuevo State Park, Redwood Zip Lines and other local attractions.
We have a mandatory $12 membership dues to cut down on non-participation and to assist us in the cost of running our meet-up site, paying for essentials at our picnic and other events and the time and effort involved in running an active group. If you would like to lead at least one hike a year, or help in planning hikes/events, your membership dues can be waived.
Please read our Hiking Disclaimer before joining the South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group. By joining this group, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this waiver. We also recommend you explore our About page to discover a little more about how we run our group.
The Sweeps Hiking Group
Walnut Creek, CA
Want to hike with others but cannot meet early in the am or hike for 4-6 hours? Do you find yourself hanging in the back of the pack with the sweep on other meetup hikes? Then, this is the group for you!
We are slower walkers (25-30mins per mile) that like to enjoy the scenery and the company. It’s more than just exercise and getting through the route as fast as you can. Walking in nature clears your mind and allows you to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings.
Our hikes will usually be 3 to 5 miles in Contra Costa and Bay Area. Explore the trails with us! All ages welcome.
South Bay Outdoor Adventures
Welcome fellow outdoor adventurers! This group is targeted for folks who are interested in South Bay weekend hikes or bicycle rides (Coe, Mt Madonna) with occasional mid-week hikes, as well as expanding to other parts of the Bay Area and Sierra. There will be snowshoeing and cross country skiing trips once or twice a year as well.
The Golden Gate Hiking Group
South San Francisco, CA
Bay area is home of hundreds parks, open spaces and wilderness areas. We won't be limited by North Bay and will hike in Peninsula, South Bay, and East Bay. We prefer moderate hikes 8-15 miles
Our goal: explore new places, enjoy nature and meet new people.
We all benefit through the wealth of open-access trails. Each time we adventure outside we recognize the trail system was put in place by volunteers and needs maintenance. Volunteering to maintain the trail system and keeping the trails clean is the minimum we can do in return.
We hike as a group, make sure members do not get left behind on our hikes. Please advise the group leader if you are a beginner or first timer.
See you on the Trails!
Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More
San Jose, CA
Come spend time outdoors! This is a hiking, learn how to backpack, spend time with positive people and have good times. Most day hikes will be on the Peninsula, South Bay (East San Jose, Coyote Valley, etc) and East Bay and be moderate, 5-10 miles.
Considering group camping next summer, would love Lassen, Yosemite, Pinnacles and any other awesome place people can recommend. I'm also preparing to start backpacking and would love company is anyone else is considering too.
This group is for women only, you need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes.
Your Profile Name has to be a name or at least two initials.
If you do not post an actual photo of yourself showing your face and your eyes or if you only use one initial as your Profile Name, your request to join will be declined.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: <br> <br>The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events. <br>
Hiking in Marin: Mountains, Meadows, Marshes and Mist
Mill Valley, CA
This group is for everyone who wants to explore the stunning beauty and remarkable trails of verdant Marin County. We spend much of our time hiking among the majestic redwoods, but we'also take advantage of Marin's glorious coastal-trail views, its high peaks, and its many streams and waterfalls -- sometimes all in the same hike! Our hikes generally move at a faster pace than you'll find in most Meetup groups, though we do mix in occasional easier events. We also strictly limit attendance, in order to ensure everyone's safety and attempt to keep the group together as much as possible. Smaller groups also make for a more intimate, natural experience in the wilderness, which is particularly important to us because we like to get off the well-known trails as much as possible. There are plenty of 100-hikers-and-a-cloud-of-dust groups on Meetup, rampaging along the fire roads. This is not one of them. Because we limit numbers, virtually all of our hikes have waitlists. If you join a waitlist, you are expected to monitor it, and your emails and notifications, to find out whether you have moved up to confirmed. RSVPs and wait lists will close at 5 pm the night before each hike, and no one will move up after that time, so you don't have to worry about a late-night promotion to confirmed that you don't see until the next morning. 5 pm the night before is also the deadline for anyone on the confirmed list to cancel an RSVP. PLEASE NOTE: Unless you reach out to me with an explanation, you'll be removed from the group If you fail to show up for a hike with a wait list, or if you cancel at the last minute. It's a one-strike policy. Be fair -- let someone else have your spot when you decide not to go. If all of that sounds good, then please join us as we explore the striking beauty awaiting us in our local forests, mountains and coastal trails. Let's go hiking in Marin!
Mighty Monterey Nature and Social Adventures Meetup
The Purpose of Mighty Monterey Adventures Monterey is to live life to the fullest! Everyone is welcome... singles, couples, professionals, dog lovers, photographers, artists, musicians, nature lovers and explorers. Together, we will explore the best places on the Central Coast and beyond. Our goal is to enjoy adventures, exercise, mingle socially and relax with some great food, wine, beer or coffee Events will include: \*Live Music & Dancing \*Nature Hiking & Dog Walks \*Kayaking/Paddle Boarding & Swimming \*Photography & Art Adventures \*Wine Tasting & Craft Beer & coffee & tea \*Film/Movies \*History and Art Walking Tours \*Whale Watching \*Bocce & Golf \*International Food & Drinks IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a group for easy-going people (no complaining please). Our motto is "events do not have to be perfect to be fun"! We are volunteers and organize these events on our days off, so please bring your smile, laughter and be positive. Phone, email or meetup messaging help is not available for latecomers. Use your phone maps to find the locations ahead of time. Always allow extra time to arrive on schedule or early. HIKES: Our hikes are a workout and we want to get fit! These hike are led at a moderate to strenuous pace. Escorts or sweeps are NOT provided. Slow walkers should be prepared to finish the walk/hike on their own if they become separated from the group, and they may want to consider bringing a friend to walk with them. We reserve the right to make small changes to the route as needed. Please bring your own map (go to https://www.alltrails.com), water/lunch/snacks and first aid supplies. Cancellations & No Shows: Some of our event require preparation by local small business, especially the "tastings" for food and drinks. Please do not sign up, unless you are fully committed to attend. Be polite by cancelling at least 24 hours ahead of time. If there is a wait list, this also will allow other members time to sign up and plan. As a courtesy to other members on our Wait List, we feel it is impolite to not cancel ahead and not show up. Therefore after 3 "No Shows", members will be automatically removed from the group. Thank you for being courteous and understanding. Liability Disclaimer: The organizers of this meet-up are unpaid VOLUNTEERS and not expert hiking guides. All participants agree to assume 100% responsibility for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and recognize that possible hazards exist while participating in outdoor (or any other) activities, and agree to participate solely at their own risk. If you RSVP “Yes” and/or attend any of our events, it shall be conclusively presumed that you understand and agree to this policy.
Let's Get Out Of Here!
This is a Traveling group, if you do not plan on traveling or hiking, you should be looking at other groups. Meetup has plenty of groups to accommodate you. We host local events for a chance to meet each other and form a friendship, before we travel out of town.
Disclaimer: Due to Covid-19 when you RSVP to an event, each member must be prepare to drive their own car. No one should feel it is their responsibility for taking members to an event, especially now. This should have been the norm even before Covid, we are not Uber, Lyft or your personal Taxi. If you and the person driving agree to carpool that is totally okay. If you are not the driver, you should be paying the driver, what is your fair share of the gas and be paid before you get in their car. This should be agreed upon before the event. Covid numbers are rising in California and around our country, but we are still hosting events, with caution. We will now be setting a limit on our groups. You are required to wear a mask in most places, to protect yourself and others around you. You should have hand sanitizer with you at all times. We have been practicing social distancing whenever we can. No Hugs at this time!
You should only RSVP if you are going and your RSVP is an agreement that you are going at your own risk and you will not hold "Let's Get Out of Here,"responsible for any unforeseen circumstances. Change your RSVP, as soon as you are not feeling well. But if you make a habit of changing your RSVP in the last few days, you will be moved to the wait-list. Yes, some of you are making this your new habit.
We are trying our best to take care of you and still "get out." We want every member to stay SAFE and ALIVE!
All members must have a picture of themselves or they will be removed from the group. But may return with their posted picture. If you don't want to post a picture of yourself or join with a real name, please do notjoin this group. I will look for you at an event, not your dog, or a cartoon or your child, I want to meet you!
Please don't forget 3 No Shows, and you will be Banned from the group. We want active members not place holders.
Nothing to do? Nowhere to go? Quit complaining, take action.
I just moved to Fresno; everyone told me, you MUST check out the Tower District. I did, I even moved into the neighborhood. Conclusion, it's pretty lame. A few bars, a couple of decent restaurants, a coffee and a tea shop. It's not that it's that bad, but I moved from Las Vegas.
Rather than dwell in misery, I say, Let's Get Out Of Here.
The intent of this group is to organize a fun, adventurous group to frequently travel to various cities; San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and all the places in between.
So get up off your ass, sign up, and Lets Go!!! :)