Los Angeles area meetup?
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Christopher Mills
(Hiker816) - MLife

Locale: Denver
Los Angeles area meetup on 08/01/2008 10:44:18 MDT Print View

I'm always interested too. Work schedule is iffy, but if I can make it, I'm there.

Colleen Clemens
(tarbubble) - F

Locale: dirtville, CA
Re: Los Angeles area meetup on 08/06/2008 10:23:02 MDT Print View

OK, would lunch or early dinner/drinks/whatever be better? i lean toward an after work hours event. This Friday? Next Friday? A different weeknight?

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
LA meetup- Lunch tomorrow or Friday? on 08/06/2008 10:30:00 MDT Print View

I'm heading off to the JMT on Saturday- my evenings are taken 'till then but lunch downtown would be great.

Jim

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
LOS ANGELES MEETUP on 08/31/2008 15:56:09 MDT Print View

Hey yo, I was MIA for the first round of this LA Meetup revival. And then had an accident when Colleen proposed another round.

If everyone is back from their trips, and I know Ben2World is safely off Whitni (did he schmear or wag?), lets hookup at the end of this week, say, Friday 8/5, or Thur 8/4?

-Michael

Nick Chen
(fleetparadox) - F

Locale: Socal
LA Get Toget on 08/31/2008 17:22:11 MDT Print View

I'd love to attend an LA Get Together.

I'm fairly new to the UL Scene so it would be really interesting to see some of the gear that others have.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: LOS ANGELES MEETUP on 08/31/2008 21:53:42 MDT Print View

I'm still around and willing to meet whenever.

I'll also post this separately, but I was actually wondering if anyone in the area would be interested in a fairly fast UL/SUL (or whatever style you feel like going in) thru-hike of the Silver Moccasin Trail (from Chantry Flats in Sierra Madre/Arcadia to Mt. Baden Powell/Vincent Gap in the Angeles NF).

The trail is about 55 miles, just something local I've eyed for a while but have never done. I was thinking of doing it in one night and two days, packing for a second night just in case I'm slowed down somehow. The faster option would be starting at the high point and going down.
I still need to ask around as to the water situation along the route- I know many of the local streams are running really low right now.
I'm thinking about sometime mid Sep. to early October, definitely on a weekend, probably taking Mon. off to be able to chill (and drink plenty of beer at Lucky Baldwin's Pub in Sierra Madre upon exit...)

Anyone game?

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
Re: LOS ANGELES MEETUP on 09/01/2008 01:54:29 MDT Print View

I sent a PM to Colleen to find out if she can make the meet and, if she can, work with her schedule. We'd tried this in the spring with no success. I want to accommodating. Do you guys have a preference, day/night, thur/fri?

Craig,
That's exactly my kind of trip. But I'm on the mend, it's been 6 weeks now, and I don't know yet when I can shoulder a pack. I've only walked up to 8 miles since the accident. With a base weight of sub-6, 4lbs food, and hopefully no more than 2L water, I'm thinking of a single strap pack of 14 lbs. I'm crossing my fingers. I just gotta get out.

-Michael

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: LOS ANGELES MEETUP on 09/01/2008 09:51:03 MDT Print View

The pack weight you describe is exactly what I'm looking at...No big hurry- if you're interested I can wait a bit. Do you think you'd be ok in a few weeks?

As to when where I could meet with people, I'm back at work in Culver City and bike commute through DTLA all the time. Thu, Fri, Sat or Sun. are always open; Thu/Fri after 2:00pm.
Take care

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
LA Meet Up on 09/03/2008 09:05:05 MDT Print View

I haven't heard back from Colleen, she'll make it some other time. I'll be downtown with clients on Friday, not sure how long. I might be out at around 2PM. Craig, want to met up then?

Nick you haven't mentioned what schedule would work for you. Maybe when we can get a few more peeps involved we'll schedule something convenient for everyone.

-Michael

Christopher Mills
(Hiker816) - MLife

Locale: Denver
LA meet up on 09/03/2008 11:10:26 MDT Print View

I can probably meet Friday. I'll keep an eye out for a post with a time and place.

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
LA meet up on 09/03/2008 11:41:26 MDT Print View

Chris, do you have a time preference at all? Like, not before 5PM.

Christopher Mills
(Hiker816) - MLife

Locale: Denver
Re: LA meet up on 09/03/2008 13:20:49 MDT Print View

I can probably get out for a quick lunch, or a quick dinner or something any time after 5:30 or so. But don't plan around me -- there is always a possibility work will keep me from getting out at all.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: LA meet up on 09/03/2008 21:53:44 MDT Print View

I won't be able to do Friday...I'm marathon training and have to get my long run in due to a busy weekend.
I could do next week but don't wait on me if you're all going now.

Take care...

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
LA Area Meetup on 09/04/2008 14:52:58 MDT Print View

I'll be downtown Friday available for lunch if anyone is interested in hooking up. Otherwise, really, I'm mobile all day, any day and am really into meeting any other UL'ers.

Drop me a line: michaelATdepletedDOTnet

-Michael

Douglas Prosser
(daprosser) - MLife

Locale: Camarillo, California (SCAL)
Meeting of Lightweight Backpackers on 10/20/2008 22:02:29 MDT Print View

I live in Camarillo & work in Woodland Hills. Anyone out there interested in getting together??
Doug Prosser
dougprosser@verizon.net.........