• 🌻🌸🌼 MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK - 4 1/2 mile BEGINNERS hike / SAGEBRUSH CANTINA🍕

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    4 1/2 mile HIKE then 🍸 🍹 🍾 SAGEBRUSH CANTINA AFTERWARDS for FOOD, MUSIC and DANCING... 🍕🌮
    featuring "MOD SQUAD" ( 80's dance / disco / funk )

    MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK is where they filmed M*A*S*H*, "Planet of the Apes" and a gazillion other movies...

    GOOGLE MAPS TO MALIBU CREEK PARK

    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 M*A*S*H* filming site. Slight elevation gain. GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!!!

    🍕🌮 TABLES AND FOOD AT SAGEBRUSH will be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED... no reserved seating... you just get there and hope for the best... 🍕🌮

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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 LAST parking lot on the left, approx 1/2 mile from the entrance

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  • 8th ANNUAL XMAS MORNING ON ECHO MOUNTAIN!

    Echo Mountain trailhead

    Did Santa track chimney soot all over your new carpet?
    Did his reindeer break some of your roofing tiles???
    Did Rudolph steal a bottle of Jack Daniels out of your liquor cabinet?????
    (Ya didn't think that red nose was NATURAL did you???)
    Well then join us on historic Echo Mountain to start your Xmas right!
    We'll be back down in time for you to lie to Aunt Tilly about how much you LOVE the CD box set she gave you of Barbara Streisand's greatest hits.

    Distance - 5.8 miles
    Difficulty - Intermediate
    Elevation gain - 1400 feet

    Description

    We will all meet in front of the metal gate at the corner of Lake Ave and E. Loma Alta Dr. From here it is 3 miles to the old ruins on Echo Mountain. It is all uphill with very little shade. At the ruins we will break for snacks and photos. We will acknowledge how lucky we are to be hikers in beautiful Southern California. We will return the way we came.

    Directions

    From the 210 take the Lake Ave exit and head north 4 miles. You will come to the intersection of Lake Ave and E Loma Alta Dr. Park anywhere in this area.

    What To Bring

    Water
    Snacks
    Camera
    Hiking Shoes
    Sunscreen/Hat
    A hearty "Ho Ho Ho"

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  • ☃️❄️FREAKING AWESOME CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - 3 MILE HIKE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD☃️❄️

    ☃️❄️❄️ FREAKING AWESOME CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!! ❄️❄️☃️

    MEET at the Corner Cafe for a quick bite / coffee @ 7:00 and head out around 7:15 - 7:30 PM to check out the "Freaking Awesome Christmas Lights"

    Google Maps Location to Corner cafe:

    https://goo.gl/maps/uuczyXxDroE2

    If you get there after we leave, just follow the route on the map below:

    START of the Christmas Lights

    https://goo.gl/maps/to6ndBUJpE22

    MERRY CHRISTMAS / HAPPY HOLIDAYS / HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!!

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  • SANDSTONE PEAK HIKE/BALANCED ROCK/FOOD @ NEPTUNES NET/MAYBE BEACH SUNSET

    Sandstone Peak Trailhead

    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 miles.

    Depending on the conditions, we'll take a side trip to Balance Rock.

    WATER - Bring 3 liters of water.

    Bring a snack / lunch for our stop at the TOP. Bring a jacket, hat, comfortable hiking shoes or boots, hiking poles (if needed), sunblock, etc.

    CARPOOL - Feel free to meet up at Neptunes Net, park on PCH, and carpool to the lot. You can post 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! :(

    Give yourself (1) hour and 15 minutes travel-time from the West Side.

    LEAVE THE WEST SIDE AT 10:15 TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO GET THERE!!!

    HIKE STARTS AT 12:00 PM

    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...

    DOG'S ON LEASH OKAY - Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times. Please pick­ up after your dog.

    COVID: If you're not feeling well, please consider joining us next time and skipping the hike. Please follow social distance guidelines, bring a mask, and be considerate of other peoples personal space and comfort levels.

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  • 😃😎 CALABASAS PEAK - SAGEBRUSH CANTINA FOR FOOD - 🍺🥃 LIVE MUSIC 🎵🎵

    Stunt Road Trailhead(1.0 Mile Marker)

    👍🏽🍕 Scenic hike to the TOP of Calabasas Peak 👍🏽🍕

    It's 5 miles round-trip / 1100 ft elevation gain. Crosses thru some FANTASTIC rock formations and overlooks the Valley and Santa Monica Mountains.

    We're gonna do a little voluntary rock scrambling and take a break at the top

    it should take approx 3 1/2 - 4 hours.

    🍺🥃 SAGEBRUSH CANTINA AFTERWARDS for FOOD / LIBATIONS and dancing 🍺🥃

    GOOGLE MAPS / SMARTPHONE LINK to the HIKE https://goo.gl/maps/rv9Jo9ejuxu

    🍺🥃 SAGEBRUSH CANTINA AFTER-PARTY 🍺🥃https://goo.gl/maps/kDpdrsgey7E2

    There will be a SMALL amount of rock scrambling, so wear shoes
    with a bit of traction.

    BRING WATER!!! AND A SNACK FOR WHEN WE GET TO THE TOP!!!

    It takes approx 55 minutes to get there from Santa Monica...

    See y'all then!!

    John

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  • THANKSGIVING IN GALAPAGOS

    Needs a location

    Location: Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela, with tours to other islands)

    Dates: November 20-28, 2021

    Price: 3,395

    Deposit:[masked]

    Group Leader: Eduardo

    RSVP Limit: 20

    FOR MORE INFO AND TO MAKE A RESERVATION, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-in-galapagos

    Scratch this one off your bucket list and come spend Thanksgiving in the breathtaking Galápagos Islands!

    Highlights:

    - Visit and stay at the three main inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela.

    - Do a day trip to the magnificent uninhabited Bartolomé Island, one of the most famous postcards of Galapagos.

    - See some of the world's most fascinating animals that can only be found in Galapagos, such as the Giant Galápagos Tortoise (that live up to 200 years!), the Galápagos Land Iguana (AKA Galápagos Dragon), Galápagos Marine Iguana (and maybe get to see them swimming while we snorkel), Blue-footed Booby, Red-footed Booby, Frigate Bird, Galápagos Penguin and Galápagos Sea Lions.

    - Snorkel and scuba dive in what is possibly the single best location in the world as far as variety of marine life.

    - Explore unique geological wonders such as Las Grietas, Los Gemelos.

    - Visit the world famous Charles Darwin Foundation, where they breed giant tortoises.

    - See active volcanos, such as Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico.

    - Swim at gorgeous beaches such as Tortuga Bay (named one of the world's 10 most beautiful beaches by TripAdvisor), La Loberia, and Concha de Perla Lagoon.

    FOR MORE INFO AND TO MAKE A RESERVATION, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-in-galapagos

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  • 🌺🍺🌮 TRIPPET RANCH to PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / 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...

    Moderate elevation gain, since we're starting from Trippett Ranch

    $10 parking at Trippett Ranch... Free outside on Entrada (refer to nifty map for details)

    Google Maps / 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

    BEACH SUNSET!!!

    🛑🛑 CARPOOL IF YOU CAN!!! LIMITED PARKING 🛑🛑

    IF main parking lot AND nearby parking is full... then here's some overflow parking, 1/4 mile walk to the park

    https://goo.gl/maps/PTF9vQwosr6FXsAe6

    see y'all there!!!

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  • 🦅🦅 BUZZARDS ROOST - INTERMEDIATE 5.5 MILE HIKE - DINNER AT Malibu-CAFE 🦅🦅

    🦅 BUZZARDS ROOST 🦅

    -5.5 mile hike

    -1,400 ft incline, a bit steep in places

    -11:AM

    - OCEAN VIEW at the TOP

    -M Café / Malibu Cafe for food and fun afterwards

    🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

    🔴 car pool if possible… There is limited parking!!! 🔴

    🅿️ Trailhead and Parking

    https://goo.gl/maps/QpRGXBF6SswhtcsH6

    🅿️ more parking

    https://goo.gl/maps/yJ3dhVnajxT6sBkG8

    🅿️ even more parking

    https://goo.gl/maps/pYmK3SKSpghAz4As9

    🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

    Malibu Café / M Café

    https://goo.gl/maps/TP8iByKRrRdCaSzN9

    **bring blanket for picnic style dinner on lawn

    🦅🍔🦅🍔🦅🍔🦅

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

    🌸🌼🌻🌺

    YAAAYYYYY!!!!!!! 🌼🌻 Hope everyone's safe, healthy and relatively SANE!!! 🌼🌻

    4 1/2 mile HIKE

    THIS is where they filmed M*A*S*H*, "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 M*A*S*H* 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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  • 💚GLAMPING at MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK! AWESOME, massive, shaded, SECLUDED spot!!

    ✅ ✅ due to that pesky covid thingy... had to push back to October... sorry for any inconvenience ✅ ✅

    ⭐️ 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 22ND, 2PM till noon Sunday OCTOBER 24TH...

    🅿️ 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

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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

    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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