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We organize 3 to 5-day long weekend trips to National Parks in the US, in a comfortable mode with economy hotels' accommodations and getting around in a locally rented van with no more than 6 people in a group.

We also organize weekly local hikes such as an easy hike/walk at Alviso Marina county park, Baylands Nature Preserve, Rancho San Antonio C.P., etc.

Our events are usually cross-posted with tech pros' Meetup groups: Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association (SIPA), California Software Professional Association (CSPA), Global Online Tech & Startup Networking & Training Meetup and others. We want to network and build a community of good people!

As such , our local events will be complemented by after-hike networking time at the picnic tables or group gathering areas. Participants are asked to voluntary chip in for beverages /snacks.

Other NPQ's California favorites are: Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Alum Rock Park, Santa Teresa County Park, Joseph Grant County Park, Hellyer County Park. We will organize moderate-level hikes in these parks on some Sundays.

NPQ also organizes:

  • Backpacking trips to beautiful locations in California. Our picks are Desolation Wilderness, and Emigrant Wilderness.
  • Tent-camping plus hiking events in California's state parks, county parks and beaches.
  • Yosemite National Park four-seasons tent-camping and hiking events: April – for water galore, November – for fall foliage, December – for solitary, February – for The Firefall. Our awesome leader for all Yosemite events, Skip, is a true appreciator of the park and its life-long supporter through Yosemite Conservancy, the park's philanthropic partner.
  • Starting from 2023 we will also organize sightseeing trips, cultural and social events like visiting museums, concerts, performances, dining, movie discussions and so on.

Here are National Parks that we visited in the past (ATTN: missing photo albums will be RESTORED during Aug 2023):

And we plan to add to the list: Hawaii Volcanoes, Haleakalā in Hawaii with, possibly, the National Park of American Samoa, and Voyageurs and Isle Royale National Parks in Minnesota.

in 2023 and 2024 we want to go and explore again in depth the amazing parks of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Alaska, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Texas and Mid-Atlantic.

In space-limited events (like small group multi-day trips) the preference is given to members who previously attended other NPQ's events and met their fellow group members in-person.

Please sign up to WAIT-LIST when the event if full - chances are you eventually get to the main list: some people in the main list happen to change their mind as the dates coming up. Or they do not respond the organizers' messages about the event. In this case they got moved out and people from the wait list go to the main list.

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