What we're about

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+)

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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🌻🌸🌼 MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK - 4 1/2 mile hike - great for beginners!! 🌸🌼🌻

🌸🌼🌻🌺 YAAAYYYYY!!!!!!! 🌼🌻 🌼🌻

4 1/2 mile HIKE

THIS is where they filmed MASH, "Planet of the Apes" and a gazillion other movies...

GOOGLE MAPS TO MALIBU CREEK PARK - CLICK HERE

https://goo.gl/maps/SZVdsQem2eK2

CLICK HERE FOR M*A*S*H VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICiFnQrHOrk

🌼🌻 MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK 🌼🌻

( FEE AREA - it was $12 last time I was there, or get there 10 minutes earlier to park on the corner of Mulholland and Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon for FREE )

( 40 minute drive from Santa Monica )

We'll be hiking 4 1/2 miles ROUND-TRIP to the MASH filming site. Slight elevation gain. GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!!!

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FROM Santa Monica travel NORTH on PCH approx 12 miles. Make a RIGHT on Malibu Canyon Road. (just before Pepperdine University) Approx 6 miles up the road, make a LEFT turn into Malibu Creek State Park. Fee is approx $12. We're at the back of the SECOND parking lot on the left, approx 4/10 mile from the entrance

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TROPICAL THANKSGIVING IN BORA BORA, TAHITI, AND MOOREA

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Keeping up with our tradition, let's spend another tropical Thanksgiving at a warm beach location. This time we will visit the breathtaking French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP, CLICK HERE

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Spend 9 days in the French Polynesia over Thanksgiving. Take advantage of the holiday, so you only take three days off for a 9-day vacation.
- See the three most famous and beautiful islands in the French Polynesia: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.
- Snorkel in crystal clear warm waters and see beautiful marine life.

  • SWIM WITH WHALES! Yes, you read that correctly. We will not only see whales, but we will jump in the water with them in one of the only places in the world where you can do that.

- Land and have lunch on a motu (beautiful tropical tiny islands that are unique to the region).

- Do super fun activities, such as jet skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, ATV'ing, ziplining and more!

- Stay at breathtaking tropical resorts.

-Have the option to stay in gorgeous overwater bungalows. You've always dreamt about it, and now you have the chance to experience it!
FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP, CLICK HERE

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