• ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• CHILL AT THE BEACH HIKE / SUNSET / OPTIONAL FOOD & LIBATIONS AFTER!!!! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•
    ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•SUNDAY FUNDAY๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€CHANGED LOCATION... OUR HEARTS AND HOPES go out to those affected by the fires๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€ Join Us For Another Awesome SAND WALK!!! Optional FOOD & DRINKS at Mo's Place After!! 6800 Pacific Ave Los Angeles, CA 90293 Corner of Pacific Ave. and Convoy at the Park under the PALM TREES 1. This hike is a sand walk. 2. Distance around 4 miles. 3. Time around 2 - 2 1/2 hours. 4. Great Cardio low impact. This is a no Dog Beach You can walk barefoot or with hiking boots There are restrooms Plenty of FREE parking, BUT MAY BE TRICKY!!! ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธPARKING ON PACIFIC, CULVER and ESPLANADE๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ NIFTY MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/ce41oQ7EEtj If you are late, walk directly NORTH on the sand path through the dunes to the bike path and meet us as we return south from the jetty... we'll then continue south for around 2 miles and then return Bonus good karma points for collecting litter along the way to help protect marine life! Legal: I am only a volunteer and not responsible for any person or persons.

    Convoy Street / Pacific Avenue

    6800 Pacific Ave Los Angeles, CA 90293 ยท los angeles, CA

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  • Los Angeles - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!
    Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Tuition for this comprehensive 3-day course is only $395 and includes loaner technical gear, all instruction, a 10% discount on any purchased gear from our online store, and a Certificate of Completion! And, as a courtesy to our students, you are invited to join us in descending a local canyon on the day following this course where you can put your newly acquired skills to immediate use! **This course is cross-posted in several places .. just because you see no sign-ups here, doesn't mean that nobody else is signed-up!** You can pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot on our website, where you will also find a full description of this course, a full calendar of our series of courses and locations, an online store for all your canyoneering gear needs, and a list of the festivals we host: http://uberadventures.net. In addition to our official site, we also host the most active canyoneering Meetup groups, with the best-trained canyoneers in the country! http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering ...and others! Sooo ..... What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport which has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. This exciting sport combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling โ€” often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes significantly less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and swift water training teach related skills, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized. Our basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport! https://vimeo.com/148696696 https://vimeo.com/104538804 Prerequisite: None! This Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate canyoneers refine their current skill set! See a list of the TOPICS and SKILLS, Policies, and Testimonials on our website! Instructor: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/L5 Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Whitewater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

    Uber Adventures

    21901 Devonshire St ยท Chatsworth, CA

  • Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood Starting Hike @7:30 pm
    This is a hike to the picnic tables on Mt. Hollywood. This is not a beginner hike but the pace is SLOW at about 2 mph. Distance is 5 miles round trip. Elevation gain 1200 feet. Duration is about 2.75 hours. Meet at the Staircase on the north end of Merry-Go-Round parking lot-2. We will leave at 7:30PM. It will take a little over an hour to get to the peak of Mt.Hollywood. We will spend 15-20 minutes enjoying the fabulous view of the city, then hike back down the same way we came up. We will be back to the parking lot by 10:15PM. The fine print: Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. Bring Along: Hiking boots and at least 1 Liter Water. Layered clothing in case it's cold. Long pants in case it's hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. Flashlight. This hike is to Mt. Hollywood, about 5 miles/1200 feet. Directions From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit "Griffith Park exit" Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr./Crystal Springs Dr. into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs and make a left turn. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot. From 134 Freeway: (Note, if you are not familiar with Griffith Park Drive, this is a dark single lane route. You are better off taking I5 directions) Exit Forest Lawn. (If coming from Westbound go straight, from Eastbound, Go Right). Make a left on Zoo Drive. Make a right hand turn on Griffith Park Drive. Road weaves through Griffith Park. Continue on road until you hit Crystal Springs Drive. Make a right hand turn on Crystal Springs Drive. There's no street sign at the next stop sign. Look for the sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow, follow the arrow. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot, this is Lot 1. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) which will take you to a lighted parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). Where to meet: See above. If you know the park well, it is Merry Go Round Lot #2, at the stairs on the north end of the parking lot. If you'd like a visual, here is a map. Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location:[masked],[masked]

    Merry Go Round Lot#2

    Merry Go Round Lot Two ยท Los Angeles, CA

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  • SANDSTONE PEAK / BALANCED ROCK / NEPTUNES NET - ERICS BIRTHDAY!!!
    ***โœ…โš ๏ธโœ…LEAVE AROUND 15 MINUTES EARLY... MALIBU HALF MARATHON GOING ON... ROADS STILL OPEN BUT THEY MIGHT BE SLOW!!!***โœ…โš ๏ธโœ… SANDSTONE PEAK is the HIGHEST point in the Santa Monica Mountains at 3,111 feet with gorgeous views of the ocean and Channel Islands. Kinda steep in places, but we'll be taking it a relaxed pace so there be time to take photos and enjoy the scenery. The LOOP is 7 - 8 miles with Balanced Rock Trail. Some optional rock scrambling!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We'll make our way to Balanced Rock before heading to Sandstone Peak! WATER - Bring 3 - 4 liters of water. (BRING LOT'S OF WATER) Bring a snack / lunch for our stop at the TOP. CARPOOL - We Recommend Carpooling! Feel free to meet up at Neptunes Net, park on PCH, and carpool to the lot. You can post on the Board a few days out and coordinate amongst yourselves. RESTROOMS - There is a restroom in the lot. Bring your own TP and hand sanitizer. PARKING - Parking is Free in the Parking Lot and on the road. PLEASE be considerate and try to SQUEEZE your cars CLOSER together in the lot. If you park on the road, make sure you're INSIDE the white line, or you'll get a ticket! :( WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING! Comfortable Hiking Shoes Water Snack Sunscreen Hat - some places are shaded and some are not Water! Anything else you think you'll need; light jacket, hiking poles, etc. You're an adult; you decide! Give yourself (1) hour and 15 minutes travel-time from the West Side. LEAVE THE WEST SIDE AT 9:30AM TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO GET THERE!!! (***10:30 AM IF YOU HAVENT CHANGED YOUR CLOCKS) HIKE STARTS AT 11:00 AM (***NOON IF YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED YOUR CLOCKS) SMARTPHONE MAP / GOOGLE MAPS / GPS LINK CLICK HERE (https://goo.gl/maps/ctAxuuZySsk) http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201782227640152276864.0004873b25484642a77e4&msa=0&ll=34.054651,-118.799973&spn=0.262541,0.528374 From the corner of PCH and Yerba Buena... it's APPROX 5 1/2 - 6 miles to the Ranger Station at Circle X Ranch... and approx an additional 1 1/2 to 2 miles to the parking lot on the LEFT. DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH!!! If coming from the North via 101 and using Westlake Blvd heading South!! Westlake merges into Mullholland, make sure you stay on Mullholland WEST until you reach the intersection with LITTLE SYCAMORE CANYON RD. at apporox 7.4 miles from the 101, make a right here. (Make sure you get that last merge correct and DON'T continue to Decker Rd) This will turn into Yerba Buena Road. The trailhead is clearly marked and is 4.6 miles from the turn off of Mullholand. It is at Ventura County Mile Marker 6.37 We'll be going to Neptunes Net for food after the hike... OPTIONAL SUNSET FROM THE BEACH: SUN SETS AT 5PM (***6PM if you haven't changed your clocks) DOG'S ON LEASH OKAY - Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times. Please pickยญ up after your dog. OPTIONAL WINE TASTING AT ROSENTHAL WINERY ON PCH AFTERWARDS!!!

    Sandstone Peak Trailhead

    12896 Yerba Buena Road ยท Malibu, CA

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  • ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸบHALLOWEEN / TGIF / FULL MOON / POTLUCK / HIKE and PARTY๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿบ
    HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHT HIKE!!! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ FULL MOON 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 6:30-ish -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 - FRUIT / DESSERT Apr May June - VEGGIES / SALAD July Aug Sept - PROTEIN Oct Nov Dec - PASTA / CARB 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. ***COULD A FEW PEOPLE BRING GARBAGE BAGS???? THANX!! *************************************** It'll be pretty bright with the FULL MOON, but you might want to BRING a FLASHLIGHT just in case. ***************** ***parking restrictions AFTER 11PM so we'll have to start heading down by 10 PM unless you're parked elsewhere

    Needs a location

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  • Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood Starting Hike @7:30 pm
    This is a hike to the picnic tables on Mt. Hollywood. This is not a beginner hike but the pace is SLOW at about 2 mph. Distance is 5 miles round trip. Elevation gain 1200 feet. Duration is about 2.75 hours. Meet at the Staircase on the north end of Merry-Go-Round parking lot-2. We will leave at 7:30PM. It will take a little over an hour to get to the peak of Mt.Hollywood. We will spend 15-20 minutes enjoying the fabulous view of the city, then hike back down the same way we came up. We will be back to the parking lot by 10:15PM. The fine print: Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. Bring Along: Hiking boots and at least 1 Liter Water. Layered clothing in case it's cold. Long pants in case it's hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. Flashlight. This hike is to Mt. Hollywood, about 5 miles/1200 feet. Directions From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit "Griffith Park exit" Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr./Crystal Springs Dr. into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs and make a left turn. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot. From 134 Freeway: (Note, if you are not familiar with Griffith Park Drive, this is a dark single lane route. You are better off taking I5 directions) Exit Forest Lawn. (If coming from Westbound go straight, from Eastbound, Go Right). Make a left on Zoo Drive. Make a right hand turn on Griffith Park Drive. Road weaves through Griffith Park. Continue on road until you hit Crystal Springs Drive. Make a right hand turn on Crystal Springs Drive. There's no street sign at the next stop sign. Look for the sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow, follow the arrow. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot, this is Lot 1. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) which will take you to a lighted parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). Where to meet: See above. If you know the park well, it is Merry Go Round Lot #2, at the stairs on the north end of the parking lot. If you'd like a visual, here is a map. Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location:[masked],[masked]

    Merry Go Round Lot#2

    Merry Go Round Lot Two ยท Los Angeles, CA

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  • TRIPPETT RANCH to PARKER MESA OVERLOOK - 7 MILES - FOOD AT REEL INN AFTER!!
    HIKE OVERLOOKING SANTA MONICA BAY !!! SEMI EASY 7 MILE HIKE ( ROUND TRIP ) TERRIFIC view of the ocean from way up-top Parker Mesa... Minimal elevation gain, since we're starting from Trippett Ranch $10 parking at Trippett Ranch... Free outside on Entrada (refer to nifty map for details) ******** NIFTY MAP (https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201782227640152276864.0004f94d40fdb9b7ea714&msa=0&ll=34.069369,-118.567028&spn=0.069179,0.132093) ********* Google Maps / Smartphone GPS: click here (https://goo.gl/maps/GJNC6xpNQqQ2) 20825 Entrada Rd, Los Angeles, CA (in Topanga) EAT AT REEL INN AFTERWARDS!! 18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

    Trippet Ranch

    20825 Entrada Road Topanga State Park ยท Topanga, CA

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  • ROAD TRIP to NEVADA / VALLEY OF FIRE / RED ROCKS / VEGAS BABY!!
    *****room for ONE FEMALE to room with another female HIKING RED ROCKS . VALLEY OF FIRE, and A WEE BIT OF PARTYING in VEGAS BABY!! ***************************************************************** MINI ITINERARY - MINI ITINERARY - MINI ITINERARY (stay tuned for any changes) Since people will be arriving at different times on Thursday, the first OFFICIAL meeting will be 8:00 AM FRIDAY at the DENNY'S (in the food court of the hotel) for breakfast. Places to "PLAY ON THE WAY" are: -Elmers Bottle Ranch -Calico Ghost Town -the Mad Greek restaurant -Peggy Sues Restaurant -Alien Jerky -Biggest Thermometer in the World (all locations on Google Maps) @@@@@@@@@@@@ FRIDAY: ***8:AM at Denny's (in the food court of the hotel) for breakfast ***9:15AM - packed to go for the entire day... 1 hour drive to Valley Of Fire. (approx 150 miles round trip, you should have at least 1/2 tank of gas) we'll consolidate cars in the parking lot and caravan. Bring lunch and snack and plenty of water!!! We'll be getting back a bit after dark... it will be a series of short hikes, between 1/2 mile and 2 miles... probably only 5-6 miles total for the day. LOTS of photo ops!! ***Evening - for those of us who wanna enjoy Vegas... we'll be heading to the Fremont Experience (after we take a shower and get gussied up) ... a fun part of town to play with terrific lights and ziplining. (possibly taking Uber / Lyft there... approx $15) @@@@@@@@@@@ SATURDAY: ***8:30AM at Denney's (in the food court of the hotel) for breakfast ***9:45AM - packed and ready to go for the day... bring lunch and snack and plenty of water... 20 minute drive to Red Rock Canyon. Approx 75 miles for the entire day... (must have at least 1/2 tank of gas) Fee $15 per vehicle or free with "America the Beautiful" pass... we'll be getting back a bit after dark. It will be a series of short hikes and some rock scrambling... approx 5-6 miles for the day... LOTS of photo ops!! (going to the FLUORESCENT ROCKS if time permits) ***Evening - for those of us who wanna enjoy Vegas... we'll be walking the Las Vegas Strip (after we take a shower and get gussied up) ... a fun part of town to play... (possibly taking Uber / Lyft to the strip - approx $15) @@@@@@@@@@@ SUNDAY FUNDAY!!! Plan A: leaving at 9:30AM, it's a bit rambunctious, but... it's possible to hit these locations on the way back, and STILL be back by 8:30PM -Amargosa Opera House -Scenic Drive thru Death Valley (gas in Furnace Creek) -Mini hike at Zabriskie Point -Mini hike the sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells -Olancha Sculpture Garden -Red Rock Canyon (10 minute sunset pic) -Home in bed Plan B: just go home... do not pass go... do not collect $200

    Fiesta Rancho Casino

    2400 N Rancho Dr ยท North Las Vegas, NV

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  • Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood Starting Hike @7:30 pm
    This is a hike to the picnic tables on Mt. Hollywood. This is not a beginner hike but the pace is SLOW at about 2 mph. Distance is 5 miles round trip. Elevation gain 1200 feet. Duration is about 2.75 hours. Meet at the Staircase on the north end of Merry-Go-Round parking lot-2. We will leave at 7:30PM. It will take a little over an hour to get to the peak of Mt.Hollywood. We will spend 15-20 minutes enjoying the fabulous view of the city, then hike back down the same way we came up. We will be back to the parking lot by 10:15PM. The fine print: Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. Bring Along: Hiking boots and at least 1 Liter Water. Layered clothing in case it's cold. Long pants in case it's hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. Flashlight. This hike is to Mt. Hollywood, about 5 miles/1200 feet. Directions From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit "Griffith Park exit" Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr./Crystal Springs Dr. into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs and make a left turn. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot. From 134 Freeway: (Note, if you are not familiar with Griffith Park Drive, this is a dark single lane route. You are better off taking I5 directions) Exit Forest Lawn. (If coming from Westbound go straight, from Eastbound, Go Right). Make a left on Zoo Drive. Make a right hand turn on Griffith Park Drive. Road weaves through Griffith Park. Continue on road until you hit Crystal Springs Drive. Make a right hand turn on Crystal Springs Drive. There's no street sign at the next stop sign. Look for the sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow, follow the arrow. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot, this is Lot 1. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) which will take you to a lighted parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). Where to meet: See above. If you know the park well, it is Merry Go Round Lot #2, at the stairs on the north end of the parking lot. If you'd like a visual, here is a map. Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location:[masked],[masked]

    Merry Go Round Lot#2

    Merry Go Round Lot Two ยท Los Angeles, CA

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