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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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SCANDINAVIA NORTHERN LIGHTS ADVENTURE

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You have been dreaming about this for a long time! Let's make it happen and let's go see the Northern Lights in an fun-packed adventure, visiting three countries in one of the beautiful places in world: Scandinavia. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/scandinavia-northern-lights-adventure Highlights: - Visit 3 Scandinavian countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway. - See the Northern Lights from a GLASS IGLOO! That's right! You've seen the pictures online and now you have the chance to actually do it! - Have the chance to spend a night in the Arctic Snow Hotel, a hotel made entirely of ice and snow! - Have 11 chances to see the Northern Lights in some of the best places in the world. We will be all-but-guaranteed to see the Aurora not only once, but several times. Here are some of the unique and amazing ways in which we will see the Lights: - From Abisko Sky Station in Sweden, where we will take a chairlift to what is possibly the best single spot on the planet to see the Northern Lights. - From the Lofoten Islands, considered by many as the most beautiful background in the world for the Northern Lights. - While riding an Electric Snowmobile - On sled pulled by reindeer. - On a sled pulled by huskies. - While Floating on a frozen lake wearing a thermal floating suit. - While horseback riding surrounded by snow. - Snowshoeing through the Laplandish wilderness. - On a cruise on the Barents Sea We will also do some amazing and unique activities and have some amazing experiences unique to Scandinavia, such as: - Visit a husky farm and drive your own husky sled - Visit and take city tours of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and Oslo, the capital of Norway. - See a real unearthed Viking ship! - Take an overnight train from Helsinki to the Finnish Lapland in your own cabin with a bed and shower. A very cool and unique European experience! - Take a full day tour and sail on a real icebreaker - Go Ice fishing - Experience a snow sauna (that's right!) and a snow Jacuzzi - Go on a Finnish sauna where you can go on a sauna, come out and dip in frozen lake - Go Ice climbing - Ride a fatbike on the snow - Go Ice Karting. These activities and locations are all absolutely amazing. However, this trip will be even more amazing because we timed it in order to maximize our chances to see the Northern Lights. Displays of the Northern Lights do tend to intensify around the equinox months of March and September because the magnetic fields of the Earth and the Sun’s solar wind are more likely to be in sync. There are no guarantees, but even stronger displays are therefore more likely around the spring equinox, which be on March 19. March also tends to be the winter month with the clearest skies. New moon is March 24, which means not only we will be getting the darkest skies of the month, but also the ski will be very dark on the 19th. No promises, but are likely to see some of the most amazing Northern Lights spectacles of the season during our travel dates. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/scandinavia-northern-lights-adventure

💚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 June 11th, 2PM till noon Sunday June 13th... ✅ PAYMENT DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE ✅ 🅿️ 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... 🅿️ 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!!! 🌸 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 ******************************************************* 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 🍕 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 May 15 th... but you can go down the waitlist if any and find someone to buy your spot ✅ FEE IS $29 PER PERSON !! ✅ 😀 pay via PayPal: [masked] 😀 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...

THE WONDERS OF SOUTH AMERICA: THE AMAZON, IGUASSU FALLS AND RIO!

Let's go on an amazing South American adventure where we visit three South American countries, explore the largest rainforest in the world, see the largest waterfalls in the world, visit one of the world's most beautiful cities, and marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. FOR FULL DETAILS, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-south-american-wonders--the-amazon--iguassu-falls-and-rio- HIGHLIGHTS: - Visit THREE South American Countries: Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. - Explore the mighty Amazon Jungle, the biggest rainforest in the world, including three days on a river jungle cruise and four days in an authentic jungle lodge deep in the jungle! - Visit and spend the night with a tribe of Amazon Indians. - Have the chance to see a variety of unique wildlife, including several different kinds of primates, sloth, Amazonian crocodiles, even jaguars and the biggest snakes in the world, anacondas! - Go fishing for piranhas and then have piranhas for dinner (that's right!). - Swim with the beautiful, unique Amazonian freshwater pink dolphins. That's right, we will not only see them but will SWIM WITH THEM IN THE WILD! - Take a panoramic flight over the Amazon jungle (optional). - Astound yourself as you gaze at the world's largest waterfalls and one of the Seven Wonders Nature, the majestic Iguassu Falls. We will see the falls from both the Brazilian side and the Argentinian side. - Explore one of the world's most famous and beautiful cities: Rio de Janeiro. - See the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the official Seven Wonders of the World. FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-south-american-wonders--the-amazon--iguassu-falls-and-rio-

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

THIS IS A PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT. GET YOUR NAME ON THE "WANNA GO" LIST TO BE NOTIFIED AND HAVE FIRST DIBS AT REGISTRATION AND THE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT. For all the details and to put your name on the "wanna go" list, go here: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/italy-wine-tasting-dream--tuscany--cinque-terre--venice-and-rome Highlights: - Visit several of Italy's beautiful and famous cities and areas, such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Naples, Bologna, Verona, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Lake Como and Milan. Yup we are going to see all of those in one trip! - Explore Rome and see world famous attractions such as the Coliseum, Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. - Indulge your senses in stunning Tuscany, known for its gorgeous scenery, robust wines and delectable culinary delights. - See the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. - View the historic art of Florence, including the famous Michelangelo's statue of David. - Explore Milan and see the iconic Last Supper from Michelangelo (yes, THE Last Supper). - Discover the breathtaking Cinque Terre. - Tour Venice, the fascinating city built on water and go on a gondola ride (every travel lover must do that one day). - Visit Pompeii and have the chance to hike Mt. Vesuvius (yup, of course we are going to do that!). - See the beautiful Amalfi Coast. - Visit Capri and see the famous Blue Grotto. - And more! We can't list everything we'll be doing because there is not enough space on the internet. ;-) People on the pre-announcement list will get an email before everyone else to get first dibs at registering. The first five deposits will get the early-bird discount. To get on the pre-announcement list, RSVP on the "Wanna Go!" list here: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/italy-wine-tasting-dream--tuscany--cinque-terre--venice-and-rome

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