• Los Angeles - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1)

    Stoney Point Park

    !! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Tuition for this comprehensive 2-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! You can pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot on our website, where you will also find a full description of this course, and a full calendar of our series of courses and locations: http://uberadventures.net/courses. 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! 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 — 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! We also loan out all the technical gear you'll need for this course! See a list of the TOPICS and SKILLS, Policies, and Testimonials on our website! CURRICULUM BY: 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. INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

  • ⭐️🌜🥂 🍷 8 MILE HIKE / PERSEID METEOR SHOWER / BYOB at MT PINOS 🥂🍷

    🛑 we'll be social distancing... dividing group into 3-4 smaller groups... WEAR MASKS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE WHILE HIKING and DEFINITELY WHILE METEOR VIEWING 🛑 ✳️ I expect there will be many cancellations due to COVID - 8 MILE HIKE TO MT PINOS / SAWMILL PEAK / NOMINAL ELEVATION GAIN ( optional 4 mile hike for those of you who may be outta shape these days ) HIKE / FOOD / METEOR SHOWER !! ( in that order - we'll do the hike... then return to the parking lot for food and then meteor stuff!! ) there will be SEVERAL telescopes (possibly less these days cuz of that flu thing) in the parking lot set up by a local astronomy club... at an elevation of 8,300 ft, no CITY LIGHTS... it should be PRIMO STAR-GAZING that evening 🌜 RED LED HEADLAMPS STRONGLY URGED!!! GOOGLE MAPS / SMARTPHONE LINK: CLICK HERE https://goo.gl/maps/4F5Ge9RaCyx http://www.astro-tom.com/avac/observing_sites/mount_pinos.htm ***NO ADVENTURE PASS REQUIRED IN PARKING LOT IT WILL TAKE approx 2 hours travel time from the west side. I'm gonna take off at 10:30AM so I don't have to stress about being late. the last 45 minutes is a GORGEOUS drive!!! (people camping should get there prior to noon to find and set up a camping spot, so leave the west side around 10AM) DIRECTIONS 1. From the west side, Take the 405 Freeway north for about 19.1 miles and merge with the 5 Freeway north. 2. Continue north on the 5 Freeway for about 46.1 miles. 3. Take the Frazier Mountain Park Road exit going west toward Frazier Mountain. Watch carefully for the signs indicating the Frazier Mountain Road exit. (The exit is about 35 miles past Magic Mountain, and about 3 miles past a small town called Gorman.) 4. Continue on road for about 21 miles following the signs to Mt. Pinos. (After about 7 miles along Frazier Mountain road, the name of the road will change to Cuddy Valley road. About 4 miles past this point, the road will reach a fork. To the right is Mil Portrero Hwy, and to the left is Mt. Pinos road. Stay to the left and continue on Mt. Pinos road for another 10 miles and you’ll reach the Mt. Pinos parking lot! 5. The star party will take place in the large open parking lot at the end of the road. Park along the left hand side as you drive in! (borrowed from the astronomy club) Parking and Headlights: If you drive up to Mt. Pinos on your own, please try to arrive at the star party site before the sun sets so that we don’t have our headlights on as we drive in. Headlights and other bright lights ruin the night vision of the observers at the site. For this reason it is strongly recommended to use your parking lights and not to turn your headlights on when leaving the site until you are out of the parking area. There may be limited parking at the site, so that is another reason to arrive early and ensure a space. RED LED flashlights strongly encouraged!!! GOOD CARPOOLING LOCATIONS ARE THE WHOLE FOODS OFF THE 405 AND SEPULVEDA IN SHERMAN OAKS AND THE McDONALDS ON ROXFORD STREET ABOUT A MILE NORTH OF WHERE THE 405 AND THE 5 FREEWAYS INTERSECT. 🛑 NO POTLUCK THIS YEAR due to that pesky pandemic thing... just BYOB 🛑 🛑 BRING CHAIRS / BLANKETS / WARM CLOTHES!!! GETS SURPRISINGLY CHILLY THERE AT NIGHT!! 🛑 GREAT video of this event a couple years ago!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lHK_HJf68

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

    DUE TO COVID-19, THIS TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 2021. FOR FULL DETAILS, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-south-american-wonders--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. 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-

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  • Los Angeles - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1)

    Stoney Point Park

    !! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Tuition for this comprehensive 2-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! You can pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot on our website, where you will also find a full description of this course, and a full calendar of our series of courses and locations: http://uberadventures.net/courses. 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! 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 — 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! We also loan out all the technical gear you'll need for this course! See a list of the TOPICS and SKILLS, Policies, and Testimonials on our website! CURRICULUM BY: 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. INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

  • 🍺 🍻 🌭 🍔 🍟 🍕 HIKE TO THE KITCHEN !!!! 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮🍺

    🍕 DISTANCE 23 FEET 🍕 ELEVATION APPROX 13cm 🍕 NO NEED TO BRING WATER OR FOOD, IT'S IN THE FRIDGE!! 🍕 ANY KIND OF PETS ALLOWED 🍕 WHO'S BRINGING THE QUARANTINIS ??? 🍕 BRING YOUR FAVORITE QUARANTINE RECIPE!!! 🍕 FREE CHOCOLATE FOR THE FIRST 200 PEOPLE!!! ✅AS SOON AS A LARGE GROUP HIKE IS SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE WE'LL BE DOING IT!!!

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  • THE GREATEST CHINA ADVENTURE EVER!!!

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    THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. BUT WORRY NOT, WE WILL BE PLANNING IT AGAIN! GO ON https://www.1000treks.com AND PUT YOUR NAME ON THE "WANNA GO" LIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN WE RESCHEDULE IT. Let's visit China the 1000 Treks way: with a fast-paced itinerary where we will see not only the touristy places everyone needs to see, but will also see those unique places that you have seen pictures or videos of and said, "I would love to see that". Well, wait no more. You are now going to do all that on the greatest China adventure ever! Highlights: - Visit Beijing, the capital on China, where we will see Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and do a hutong tour to ride on a rickshaw. - The Great Wall of China. One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Now, we won’t visit the touristy sections. Oh no, not us! We are getting shuttled 2.5 hours outside Beijing where we are going to visit AND HIKE around the most scenic section of the wall: Jinshanling. - Zhangjiajie National Forest, where we will see the Heavenly Pillars also known as the Avatar Mountains. - Hike Mt. Huashan, the scariest hike in the world - See the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. Also known as The Rainbow Mountains. - See the Terracotta Army in Xian. - Cross the Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie, the world’s longest and highest glass bridge - Walk the Tianmen Mountain glass walk in Zhiangjiajie. - Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. - Visit Shanghai, where we will visit The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden and have the chance to take a cruise on the Huangpu River to see The Bund at night. We will also have the chance to ride the maglev train, the fastest train in the world. - Visit Tibet (yes, Tibet!) and see the magnificent Potala Palace FOR ALL THE DETAILS AND TO RSVP, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/the-greatest-china-adventure-ever----

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  • 😍❤️😁🌵⭐️ WE'LL HIKE AS SOON AS IT'S SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE!!! 😁🌵⭐️❤️😍

    ❤️ UPDATE 5/7/20 ❤️ 🌎 EVERY SOURCE I'VE CHECKED OUT says we can't hike in groups more than 10 people... AND furthermore, rangers will be monitoring trails, and if people violate guidelines they may shut down the parks again like they did the beaches in the OC last week... I surely don't want to jeopardise anyones health OR be the reason they shut down the parks for everyone, so I'll be postponing the hike slated for this weekend for a time when we can all go out and enjoy ourselves responsibly... 🌎 in the meantime, it's OK to go out to certain trails (see info below) in small groups... CAN'T WAIT till we can all get together again.... miss you'ze guys... 🌻 🌷 🌹 John https://www.welikela.com/los-angeles-trails-wont-stay-open-if-people-dont-follow-rules/ https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2020-05-05/whats-open-and-closed-this-week-beaches-parks-and-trails-in-southern-california https://www.laparks.org/covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2J7rzJ1SQR1eq78PGKtdsDGGHwcASLgeUKCen08MO5AvQASGupsq4o-yM

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  • 🐶🌎 😍 HIKE IN SEARCH OF SASQUATCH!! 🌵🐶🌎 PLUS THE YETI, PLUS BIG FOOT 🌞

    FIND ALL THREE!!! ✅ BRING A CAMERA with the lowest resolution possible ✅ BRING GUMMY BEARS as Sasquatch LOVES gummies ✅ IF YOU CATCH HIM he must be on a 6 ft leash ✅ DOG FRIENDLY HIKE

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  • 💦💦 HIKE TO ATLANTIS 💦💦 POSEIDON ADVENTURE 💦💦 SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING 💦💦

    💦💦 BYOS - BRING YOUR OWN SUBMARINE 💦💦 KRAKEN MUST BE ON 6 ft LEASH 💦💦 BRING ENOUGH SNACKS for about 8,000 YEARS 💦💦 SORRY... MOBY DICK will be SOCIAL DISTANCING 💦💦 DINNER AT RED LOBSTER

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