Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thanks to everyone who joined us, it is indeed a great spot and perhaps one day we will visit it again. There was a request to post a paypal button for payment for this trip. It is $30 and the button is below:
Also here is a slideshow of the images I had a chance to take. Not as many as I would normally have liked.
Pt. Mugu Booking info:
Just booked the third trip! Very excited too. I got a hot tip from a GP Alumni who has only the best things to say about Point Mugu State Park. Here are the bullet points:
One hour from LA
Very private group site
Trails that start right in the camp ground
Wifi (I know, crazy, huh?)
14,000 square miles of park
If nothing else, the Pacific Ocean is across the street
What Trails.com has to say about the park's trails
"The La Jolla Canyon and La Jolla Valley Loop Trail has an assortment of highlights. The trail enters a narrow, steep gorge following a perennial stream to a 20-foot waterfall and pool. It crosses broad meadows with spectacular views of La Jolla Peak, Mugu Peak, and Laguna Peak. There is a coastal overlook and a pond by a picnic area."
Point Mugu State Park
It is a good sized reservation with room for 50 people and 16 cars. Should be plenty of room for all.
Looking forward to it already!
Monday, June 9, 2008
OK, here is a real crowd pleaser. Close to home and plenty of space!
October 10-13 (3 nights!)
# of Occupants: 50 (min: 9, max: 60)
# of Vehicles: 20 (max: 30)
Once again, an awesome, out of the way group site:
Description - Just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the park offers an escape from the city within the city. Twenty-five-mile Malibu Creek in the park is the principal watercourse of the Santa Monica Mountains - from Boney Mountain to Malibu Lagoon. The park was the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries and was once used to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H.
Attractions - Just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the park offers an escape from the city within the city. Twenty-five-mile Malibu Creek in the park is the principal watercourse of the Santa Monica Mountains - from Boney Mountain to Malibu Lagoon. The park was the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries and was once used to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H.
Recreation - The park has over 4,000 acres, featuring hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities. There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes.
Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.Location - The park is located four miles south of Highway One on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road, south of Agoura Hills.
View Larger Map
Sate Park Website
Monday, June 2, 2008
Arrival Date: Fri Sep 05 2008
Departure Date: Sun Sep 07 2008
Campground: Refugio SB, CA
# of Occupants: 20 (min: 9, max: 32)
# of Vehicles: 8
One last chance to get together before the next school year. This trip was recommended by our own Marie Pederson and it sounds to me like Refugio is the perfect spot for us.
Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area. A bike trail along the beach bluff connects the beach with El Capitain State Beach, 2.5 miles east.
Refugio SB is located 20 miles West of Santa Barbara on Highway 101 at Refugio Road
I have not been to Refugio, but it sounds like a great place for us to have a GP Alumni get together. The site I booked looks SWEET! (it is the GANA group site. All by itself at the end of the loop)
Here is a Google Maps repository of all our camping adventures.
View Larger Map
Here is a review of the camping at Refugio. And another
When we get closer to the dates I will start asking for confirmation from interested parties. Until then have a GREAT SUMMER!