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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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Los Liones Trailhead - Santa Monica Mountains

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 ORANGE 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 ***************** ***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. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY YOU CANNOT HIKE WITH US--I DON'T MAKE THE RULES, I JUST GOTTA FOLLOW THEM

Alaska Cruise

Seward Cruise Ship Terminal

Let's go on a cruise to one of our favorite places in the world: Alaska, the last frontier. https://www.1000treks.com/trips/alaska-cruise Cruising is one of the best ways to see Alaska. No matter what kind of traveler you are, an Alaska cruise will allow you to see and experience a lot more than any other way of travelling. You will see indescribably beautiful places and will have the option to do all sorts of amazing activities. We chose the perfect cruise that has the most ports-of-call with the award-winning Norwegian Cruise Lines doing a 7-day cruise from Seward to Vancouver on the Norwegian Jewel. Highlights: - See Alaska's most important ports-of-call: Seward, Icy Strait Point, Juneau (the capital of Alaska), Skagway and Ketchikan. - Cruise two major glaciers, Hubbard Glacier (the biggest tidewater glacier in North America) and Sawyer Glacier, and have the chance to sail to, fly to and walk on two more: Davidson Glacier, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier - Cruise Inside Passage, one of the most beautiful sails in the world where you will get to see countless fjords, glaciers, and breathtaking wildlife such as whales, bald eagles and sea lions. At the end of the cruise we're like, "yup, there's another bald eagle, oh yeah and another whale…". :-D - See the salmon run, where millions of salmon swim up the river, sometimes up waterfalls, to spawn. - Take amazing land excursions at our ports of call. They have over 100 different land excursions for all adventure levels. Some level 1 activities include wilderness watching cruises and walks (whales, birds, bears, etc), culinary experiences flightseeing over glaciers (very cool!). Level 2 activities include kayaking, ATV riding, fishing, ziplining, hiking and flying to a glacier via helicopter. Some of the level 3 activities are trekking on a glacier, snorkeling (yup, you read that correctly!) kayak whale watching (you read that correctly too!), canopy and zipline expedition, rock climbing (all levels) and rappelling. Here is the full list of the excursions for our cruise. - Enjoy dozens of entertainment options and activities on board. From Cirque du Soleil type shows to an art gallery, they have entertainment for all tastes. - Talking about tastes, they have 13 bars and lounges, 7 specialty restaurants on board and 8 complementary restaurants where you can order anything you want as much as you want at no extra charge. For more info and to join, click here: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/alaska-cruise


Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda)

Location: Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda Dates: October 11-27, 2019 Price: 5,995.00. Please read the PRICE AND PAYMENT TERMS for more details. Deposit:[masked] Group Leader: Eduardo Number of Spots: 20 It's OK to RSVP without a deposit. A deposit guarantees your spot. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO RSVP: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/african-ultimate-adventure--south-africa--victoria-falls-and-gorilla-safari OK, it's finally here! We have been working on this for months and put together what I think is our best trip ever. The adventure trip to top all of our adventure trips. The African ultimate trip. Check it out: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/african-ultimate-adventure--south-africa--victoria-falls-and-gorilla-safari In this amazing 17-day trip we will: - Visit 5 countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda. - Visit Victoria Falls and SWIM AT DEVIL'S POOL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldBBeJi6-Fs)! You have seen videos of it online and I'm sure you said, "I've got to do this!!!" Well, now you will. - Swim under Victoria Falls. You read that correctly: we will not only hike to the bottom of it, but we will SWIM UNDER THE MAJESTIC VICTORIA FALLS. - Visit some of the most important cities in South Africa, including Cape Town and Johannesburg. - Drive the breathtaking Garden Route in South Africa. - Visit important historical landmarks, including Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner and the Apartheid Museum. - Dive with crocodiles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA0zOBl0Y1o). Yup, you also read that correctly as well! - Swim with penguins in Boulders Beach! That's right, not only see them, but we'll go to a beach where they roam free and get to swim in the ocean with them. Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3A7FPgiSAU - Go to Cape of Good Hope, the southernmost point in Africa, where the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean meet. - Bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge, the highest bungee jump off a bridge in the world! - Do a gorge swing over the Zambezi river (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=0WfE2W37-Yo) - Do a SCAD freefall. Yup! It will be optional, we'll have the chance to do that. If you don't know what SCAD freefall is, this is SCAD freefall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjEsWj369rc - Go on several safaris: - A safari to see the Big 5 of Africa (Lions, Leopards, African Elephant, African Buffalo and Rhino). - A walking safari to see rhinos. Yup. We will see rhinos ON FOOT! - A night safari - A gorilla safari, where we will be GUARANTEED to see and spend time with the majestic and endangered silverback gorillas in the wild at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. - A chimpanzee safari where we will see and spend time with chimpanzees in the wild - A tree-climbing lion safari in Ishasha, Uganda. - Go to an elephant sanctuary, where we won't just see, but will interact with rescued African elephants. - Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda. - Visit traditional African villages, including a visit to a Batwa Pygmies village. You might have seen exciting adventures to different places in Africa, but this is the most inclusive and exciting itinerary you will ever see, and we included things that no other company has the guts to include (like swimming in Devil's Pool). CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RSVP: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/african-ultimate-adventure--south-africa--victoria-falls-and-gorilla-safari

Thanksgiving in Maldives!


What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Well, call your family, call your boss or call whoever you need to call to tell them that this year you are going to paradise on Thanksgiving. You are going on a tropical vacation to what is possibly the most beautiful tropical place in the world: The Maldives! Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBDC7_BnLH4 Lets go!!! We will be taking advantage of the holiday so that we only have to take three days off but go on a 9-day, 8 night vacation where we will be enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and doing activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and one of the best things you can do on the most beautiful beaches in the world: nothing! :-D Just laying on the fine white sand as the sun kisses your body, and swimming in the warm clear water of the Indian Ocean. Yup! This is going to be the perfect tropical Thanksgiving vacation… For all the details and to join, click here: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-in-maldives-

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