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Our vision is to create a network of outdoors enthusiasts to share our adventures, to learn from, to have fun with, and to create life long friends. We hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. This is a non profit organization and we will be donating back to the community by having beach cleanups. Our group is also committed to protecting the special places we hike. Our new conservation effort seeks to protect threatened areas in the local mountains through fun and easy actions we can take. Have fun Hiking and hope to see you soon!

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๐ŸŒ€โ˜ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฑโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ HIKE INTO THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

๐Ÿ‘ฝ HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ ZOMBIES MUST BE ON 6 FT LEASH at all times!! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ START TIME not important cuz we're entering a TIME PORTAL anyhow... so you can be as late as ya want ๐Ÿ‘ฝ SORRY... sasquatches not allowed โ˜ฃ๏ธ BYOPA ( bring your particle accelerator )

THE GREATEST CHINA ADVENTURE EVER!!!

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https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-greatest-china-adventure-ever---- Let's visit China the 1000 Treks way: with a fast-paced itinerary where we will see not only the touristy places everyone needs to see, but will also see those unique places that you have seen pictures or videos of and said, "I would love to see that". Well, wait no more. You are now going to do all that on the greatest China adventure ever! Highlights: - Visit Beijing, the capital on China, where we will see Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and do a hutong tour to ride on a rickshaw. - The Great Wall of China. One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Now, we wonโ€™t visit the touristy sections. Oh no, not us! We are getting shuttled 2.5 hours outside Beijing where we are going to visit AND HIKE around the most scenic section of the wall: Jinshanling. - Zhangjiajie National Forest, where we will see the Heavenly Pillars also known as the Avatar Mountains. - Hike Mt. Huashan, the scariest hike in the world - See the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. Also known as The Rainbow Mountains. - See the Terracotta Army in Xian. - Cross the Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie, the worldโ€™s longest and highest glass bridge - Walk the Tianmen Mountain glass walk in Zhiangjiajie. - Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. - Visit Shanghai, where we will visit The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden and have the chance to take a cruise on the Huangpu River to see The Bund at night. We will also have the chance to ride the maglev train, the fastest train in the world. - Visit Tibet (yes, Tibet!) and see the magnificent Potala Palace FOR ALL THE DETAILS AND TO RSVP, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-greatest-china-adventure-ever----

๐Ÿ’šGLAMPING at MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK! AWESOME, massive, shaded, SECLUDED spot!!

โญ๏ธ GLAMPING!!! / BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent) โญ๏ธ COME 1 DAY OR 2 DAYS... MASSIVE / VERY SECLUDED SPOT with PICNIC TABLES, SINKS, OAK TREES, SHOWERS and REST ROOMS!! Friday June 12th, 2PM till noon Sunday June 14th โœ… PAYMENT DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE โœ… ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ PARKING LOT is big enough for 25 cars... so people should try to fit 2.5 people per car on average. ADMISSION into the park is approx $12 per car per day... ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ If parking lot is full, there's TONS of parking in the lot, 1/4 mile from the campsite... (you can drop off your stuff in the closer parking lot, then park in the designated lot) FRONT GATE CLOSES FOR "INCOMING" VEHICLES AT 10PM POT-LUCK FOOD and LIBATIONS SMARTPHONE / GOOGLE MAPS: MAP HERE (https://goo.gl/maps/m2hDaw7qcnk) Conditions may be too dry for ANY kind of fire... bring portable burners / Jet-Boils if you need them to prepare food. short hike during the days and optional night hikes... 2 OVERNIGHTS at the campsite... OPTIONAL SHENANIGANS!!! ๐ŸŒธ HERE'S THE ITINERARY and some INFO!! ๐ŸŒธ FRIDAY we can start setting up tent as early as 2PM... or come after work and set up any time... - OR come on by Saturday; your choice!! we'll do a series of hikes over the couple of days, including a late night hike like last year, we'll have the "Fiesta-Pod" playing 80's dance music (there's a water pump near the campsite, if anyone's got a small inflatable pool, that might be cool!!) (people arriving late can stay around the campsite and do "whatever ya want") we have to be out by NOON on Sunday ******************************************************* it's around 120 yards from the parking lot to the campsite there's 6 restrooms, 6 sinks, 4 showers and 10 picnic tables CAMP FIRES DEPEND ON WEATHER CONDITIONS, but personal propane / Jet-boils are OK I got the music covered bring food for POTLUCK dinner, and breakfast bring a CHAIR / hammock bring LIGHTS / GLOWSTICKS if you got 'em!! "corn-hole game" / beach balls / and that sort of thing might be fun as well ๐Ÿ• Potluck Food Schedule is by BIRTHDAY ๐Ÿ• (these are just suggestions) Jan Feb March July - Protein Apr May June - Veggies or Salad Aug Sept Oct - Pasta or Carb Nov Dec - Fruit or Desert everyone bring your own beverages, plates / glasses / utensils / napkins ***if you have a specialty that doesn't fit into your category feel free to go for it, it's just a suggestion and nobody will check your ID. GOOGLE MAPS / SMARTPHONE LINK HERE (https://goo.gl/maps/m2hDaw7qcnk) ***no refunds after May 10 th... but you can go down the waitlist if any and find someone to buy your spot โœ… FEE IS $29 PER PERSON !! โœ… ๐Ÿ˜€ pay via PayPal: [masked] ๐Ÿ˜€ or Venmo: @HikingLA ***after signing up, you'll have 1 week to make payment... if no payment is made within the week, you'll be moved to waitlist, but will be reinstated upon payment...

๐Ÿบโค๏ธ FIREWORKS / POTLUCK / HIKE and PARTY - Los Liones BLUFFS ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

FIREWORKS - HIKE and PARTY!!!!! Pot-Luck / BRING FOOD and DRINK TO SHARE!! Pretty EASY 4 miles R/T (half way up to Parker Mesa on a BLUFF overlooking the ocean) leaving the parking lot at 6:55-ish IF YOU'RE RUNNING LATE YOU CAN EASILY FIND US!!! **We'll leave BLUE chalk at each turn... POTLUCK suggestion: lets go by BIRTHDAY... Jan Feb March - Veggies / Salad Apr May June - Protein July Aug Sept - Pasta / Carb Oct Nov Dec - Fruit / Desert everyone bring your own beverages, plates / glasses / utensils / napkins / blankets ***if you have a specialty that doesn't fit into your category feel free to go for it, it's just a suggestion and nobody will check your ID. *************************************** BRING a FLASHLIGHT ***************** โ›”๏ธ GOOGLE MAPS โ›”๏ธ https://goo.gl/maps/Mf8ZYpMPC1fFfGgQA ***parking restrictions AFTER 11PM so we'll have to start heading down by 10 PM unless you're parked elsewhere LEGAL STUFF: AND AS USUAL, YOU AGREE BY GOING ON THIS HIKE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT THE MEETUP FOLKS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE SEE THE MEETUP TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 11.

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