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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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Upcoming events (4+)

⭐️🌜🥂 🍷 8 MILE HIKE / PERSEID METEOR SHOWER / BYOB at MT PINOS 🥂🍷⭐️🌜

  • 8 MILE HIKE TO MT PINOS / SAWMILL PEAK / NOMINAL ELEVATION GAIN

( optional 4 mile hike for those of you who may be outta shape these days )

⭐️⭐️ HIKE / FOOD / METEOR SHOWER !! ⭐️⭐️

⭐️ optional camping at Chula Vista Campground; 120 yards east of the parking lot... first come, first served...

( in that order - we'll do the hike... then return to the parking lot for food and then meteor stuff!! )

there will be SEVERAL telescopes (possibly less these days cuz of that flu thing) in the parking lot set up by a local astronomy club... at an elevation of 8,300 ft, no CITY LIGHTS...

it should be PRIMO STAR-GAZING that evening
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RED LED HEADLAMPS STRONGLY URGED!!!

GOOGLE MAPS / SMARTPHONE LINK

https://goo.gl/maps/4F5Ge9RaCyx

http://www.astro-tom.com/avac/observing_sites/mount_pinos.htm

***NO ADVENTURE PASS REQUIRED IN PARKING LOT

IT WILL TAKE approx 2 hours travel time from the west side. I'm gonna take off at 10:30AM so I don't have to stress about being late. the last 45 minutes is a GORGEOUS drive!!!

(people camping should get there prior to noon to find and set up a camping spot, so leave the west side around 10AM)

DIRECTIONS

  1. From the west side, Take the 405 Freeway north for about 19.1 miles and merge with the 5 Freeway north.
  2. Continue north on the 5 Freeway for about 46.1 miles.
  3. Take the Frazier Mountain Park Road exit going west toward Frazier Mountain. Watch carefully for the signs indicating the Frazier Mountain Road exit. (The exit is about 35 miles past Magic Mountain, and about 3 miles past a small town called Gorman.)
  4. Continue on road for about 21 miles following the signs to Mt. Pinos. (After about 7 miles along Frazier Mountain road, the name of the road will change to Cuddy Valley road. About 4 miles past this point, the road will reach a fork. To the right is Mil Portrero Hwy, and to the left is Mt. Pinos road. Stay to the left and continue on Mt. Pinos road for another 10 miles and you’ll reach the Mt. Pinos parking lot!
  5. The star party will take place in the large open parking lot at the end of the road. Park along the left hand side as you drive in!

(borrowed from the astronomy club) Parking and Headlights:

If you drive up to Mt. Pinos on your own, please try to arrive at the star party site before the sun sets so that we don’t have our headlights on as we drive in. Headlights and other bright lights ruin the night vision of the observers at the site. For this reason it is strongly recommended to use your parking lights and not to turn your headlights on when leaving the site until you are out of the parking area. There may be limited parking at the site, so that is another reason to arrive early and ensure a space. RED LED flashlights strongly encouraged!!!

GOOD CARPOOLING LOCATIONS ARE THE WHOLE FOODS OFF THE 405 AND SEPULVEDA IN SHERMAN OAKS AND THE McDONALDS ON ROXFORD STREET ABOUT A MILE NORTH OF WHERE THE 405 AND THE 5 FREEWAYS INTERSECT.

🛑 BRING CHAIRS / BLANKETS / WARM CLOTHES!!! GETS SURPRISINGLY CHILLY THERE AT NIGHT!! 🛑

GREAT video of this event a couple years ago!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lHK_HJf68

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ICELAND!!!

Needs a location

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO AND TO RSVP

People have been asking for this one for a long time. Let’s go on a one-of-a-kind adventure to one of the most beautiful and exciting countries in the world: Iceland!

As always, we have gone out of our way to create the ultimate itinerary in which we will do tons of exciting activities and visit tons of breathtaking locations that you won't see anywhere else in the world. We will do the regular touristy things that everyone has to do when they go to Iceland, but we’ll take things to another level by doing some amazing adventurous and unique stuff. You will come back being able to say not only that you have been to, but you have EXPERIENCED, Iceland!

Highlights

Here are some of the incredible things we will do or have the chance to do:

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ITALY DREAM: TUSCANY, CINQUE TERRE, VENICE, MILAN, NAPLES, ROME AND MORE!

For all the details and to RSVP, go here: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/italy-wine-tasting-dream--tuscany--cinque-terre--venice-and-rome

Once again, we at 1000 Treks have outdone ourselves and put together the ultimate Italy trip, where we will see all the great places to see in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Highlights:

- Visit SEVEN of Italy's beautiful and famous cities and areas, such as Rome, Tuscany/Florence, Venice, Pisa, Naples, Bologna, Verona, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre , and Milan. Yup we are going to see all of those in one trip!
- We will not only see the Coliseum, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, but get to go inside the arena and walk the footsteps of Gladiators at the Gladiator's Gate.
- See the Vatican, St. Peter's Square, and St. Peter's Basilica.
- Go wine tasting in Tuscany, as we drive through one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the world: The Chianti Route.
- See the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa.
- View the historic art of Florence, including Michelangelo's Statue of David.
- Explore Milan and see one of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpieces, The Last Supper
- Explore and hike the breathtaking Cinque Terre.
- Tour Venice, the fascinating city built on water, and go on a gondola ride (every travel lover must do this one day).

  • Visit Pompeii and have the chance to hike Mt. Vesuvius (yup, of course we are going to do that!).
    - See the stunning Amalfi Coast.
    - Visit Capri and go inside the famous Blue Grotto.

For all the details and to RSVP, go here: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/italy-wine-tasting-dream--tuscany--cinque-terre--venice-and-rome

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💚GLAMPING at MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK! AWESOME, massive, shaded, SECLUDED spot!!

⭐️ GLAMPING!!! / BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent) ⭐️

COME 1 DAY OR 2 DAYS...

MASSIVE / VERY SECLUDED SPOT with PICNIC TABLES, SINKS, OAK TREES, SHOWERS and REST ROOMS!! Friday OCTOBER 14th, 2PM till noon Sunday OCTOBER 16th at NOON...

💚⭐️💚💚💚 HOW DO I SIGN UP??? 💚💚💚⭐️💚

  1. GET ON WAITLIST
  2. PAYPAL $29 PER PERSON TO: [masked]
    OR VENMO $29 PER PERSON TO: @HikingLA

(include your Meetup Screen-name with payment)

when I receive payment, I'll move you to GOING within a few days...

💚⭐️💚⭐️💚⭐️💚⭐️💚

PREVIOUS GLAMPING TRIP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-MWSxVu2Y

🅿️ PARKING LOT is big enough for 25 cars... so people should try to CARPOOL. ADMISSION into the park is approx $12 per car per day... 🅿️

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

GOOGLE MAPS
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!!!

🌸 HERE'S THE ITINERARY and some INFO!! 🌸

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

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it's around 120 yards from the parking lot to the campsite

there's 6 restrooms, 6 sinks, 4 showers and 10 picnic tables

SHOWERS ARE FREE!!!

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

🍕 Potluck Food Schedule is by BIRTHDAY 🍕

(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 Sept 10th...

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