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As the hottest, driest and lowest national park, Death Valley is a place of contrasts and extremes. From a scorching desert, to snow that frosts the park’s towering peaks to lush wildflower meadows & small oasis that provide a reprieve from the heat to seemingly endless desert plains!
late Oct is mid 70's in the day and mid-50's at night. Perfect time of year. Over our weekend there will be THE PEAK of the Orionoids Meteor Shower
This event is for camping and a road trip. Our site is civilized with flush restrooms, and running water. As well as some shops/stores close if needed.
This is the perfect time to explore our own backyard. California has so much to offer! And what better way to enjoy the stunning nature in these strange times than camping. It is the safest, most fun and covid-safe social activity!
This is also FLEXIBLE camping. You can do two or three nights. Your choice.
Fri: Arrive at your site and setup.
Sat: Head out and explore the park. The park as much to offer from harder hikes, to easy hikes or to all car with only a few steps needed.
We split between those who want some good hikes and those who want more of road trip w/ several smaller hikes. We have a planned route and you can be with us. Or you can strike out on your own.
Sun: you get to do on Sun what you did not do on Sat. And head home. Or you can stay Sunday night and head out Mon.
What do I bring? Due to varied dietary needs and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it. The logistics of providing food for every possible diet, as well as food prep issues is just not feasible or safe.
The only specialized gear you need to bring is Tent, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad (yoga mat). Everything else is household items you already have.
Newbie? Solo Traveler? Singles? Kids? Older? Younger? In the middle?
- Many come solo.
- Perfect for first-timers.
- Come alone and leave with friends. Come with friends & leave with more friends.
IF you are a X2 or have a +1 just do the payment link twice. Kids under 18 are free.
We do a Local Camping Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 7:30 PM
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Click Here for the Camping Zoom Event
In addition to the zoom we also have some informational pages you may want to look at and review.
- Click Here for General Policies Including: Notice of Non-Discrimination, General Refunds Policy, Cancelation Policies as well as General Liability and Safety Policies/Procedures/Practices
- Click Here for Covid guidelines
- Click Here for Carpool Info
- Click Here for Newbie Camping Advice All things GEAR
- Click Here for Newbie Camping Advice All things FOOD
Click Here for The Main place where posted. RSVP there to be part of conversations.
Click here for a Gallery from the last time we went
This event will be under any required permit and permission with required safety certifications, plans, insurance filed and in full compliance.
NOTE: We do not discriminate by age, gender, gender preference, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, disability or family status.
We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.
WE WELCOME ALL AND THAT INCLUDES YOU !!
ENSENADA THANKSGIVING CRUISE 2022: Fri Nov 25 to 28
Every year after Thanksgiving Dinner you realize from after Thurs Dinner till Sunday is total free time! This event makes the most of that!
This is the perfect Thanksgiving Solution!!! Use this to get away from the family. OR if you want to take the family and get away. Also a great alternative for those who do not have family locally!! This will be the way to solve it all!
As a group, we have negotiated a special price!
The cost is $362.86 Per Person TOTAL (all in) including taxes and port charges. (many places give you a false price not including taxes, and port fees)
That gets you an interior cabin, double occupancy (share).
Get a friend to come with OR we will do roommate matching.
Space is limited and only an RSVP ACCOMPANIED WITH A DEPOSIT will guarantee your spot.
The deposit is only $130 and it is refundable (less PayPal fees) until Sep 01, 2022
CLICK HERE to make a Deposit using this link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/V2VGXQSRGAR96
AND be sure to CLICK HERE and fill out our ATTENDEES INFO FORM
There are PLENTY of cruises on Meetup. Ours will be decidedly different and not like the others.
The boat (ship) has all the things that make a cruise ship fun
- 9-hole mini golf course
- WaterWorks (waterslide park)
- Tropical resort-style pool
- Serenity Retreat area.
- Comedy shows
- Stage shows
- Live music
- Spa type services
- . . . and more.
BUT...as a Meetup we get special treatment. We will get reserved seating together for the formal dining room.
We will be doing our own activities on the boat, such as a scavenger hunt.
Best of all a great group of like-minded people from our Meetup, ready for play and fun!
Fri 25th Depart Los Angeles (Long Beach) . . . . . . . . . 5:00 PM
Sat 26t Fun Day At Sea, Cocktail Party, & Formal Dinner
Sun 27th Ensenada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Mon 28th Arrive back to Los Angeles (Long Beach) 7:00 AM
On the 2nd night we get a Cocktail Mixer with an OPEN BAR (unlimited drinks). We will also have a formal dinner and dress in our fineries.
The BEST part are OUR shore excursions in Mexico. And this is what will make our Meetup and this cruise different from others.
Totally optional if you want: We will have our own vans and drivers exclusive and private for us for our shore excursion.
Zip Line Canopy Tour or ATV or Horseback Riding
Pick and choose and only pay for what you do.
But wait!!! How about a wine tasting visiting historic Winery with tour and tasting? An olive oil tasting too? Sure!! CLICK HERE to see about Santo Tomas Winery we can visit to.
Since we are organizing our own excursions we will be able to save from the ones offered by the boat.
This is an all-around great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend.
And...this is NOT like the other meetup cruises you see. Care to join?
Is this for Singles? Or Couples? This is for everybody. Kids are welcome. It's about people, not your relationship status, sexual preference or age. All welcome on this. We will be a good size bunch so you will find folks you would hang with.
CLICK HERE for Main link for this event. RSVP there to get any conversations and discussions.
Have questions? Click here to Message Anna direct
We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Click Here to RSVP to our Zoom
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered.
We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/reginal camping, and our overseas events too.
Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!
Looking to meet other people to trade tips and plan trips? Meetup is great but events/members are spread out over a bunch of different groups. To address this --
We created a Facebook group for people across all the different Meetup groups in So Cal to plan trips and trade tips. Join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/socalsnow/
We're on the mountain every weekend! Join us!
I going to ski for a few days at Taos, NM for Christmas 🎄 If you’ve never been, it’s time to go!
I will be driving, so you’re welcome to join me along the way.
We can meet up along the way and carpool 🚗 together. Or just at resort for lunch and a break, and some runs together.
I’m staying in a house/condo 20 minutes away.
If interested, please DM me 👍