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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2014, 10:23:17 AM »
Very cool, I never knew about Peter's Canyon.
Here's my plan for the day, feel free to show up at any leg of the journey:

Start at Citrus Ranch Park
Hike 2 miles up through Cedar Grove Park.
do a circuit through Peter Canyon's Trail circling up around the north reservoir and then back south the east side of the park.
If I feel adventurous, tack on another quick detour up to Irvine Regional Park
Meander my way back to the start. Stop for lunch somewhere along the way.

Start Time: 11:00
I'll start checking in here as I get to various checkpoints. Whole thing should take half the day.
I hope to see some of you along the way.


EDIT: Cancel that, it's not a meetup if I dictate last minute. I'll save this for another day
Would anyone like to meet up near(er) to the area?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 11:16:16 AM by Shor »

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2014, 10:57:30 AM »
Sorry, too spontaneous on short notice. I didn't plan to not have a plan so late in the day..

Would anyone like to meet up at Back Bay or somewhere nice and close by?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 11:17:58 AM by Shor »

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« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2014, 11:25:51 AM »
Actually, Peter's Canyon sounds perfect.  Citrus Ranch is, literally, a 2-minute walk from my house.  If we could meet at Citrus Ranch at 11-11:30, that'd work.

Let me know!

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« Reply #103 on: August 16, 2014, 11:40:49 AM »
Actually, Peter's Canyon sounds perfect.  Citrus Ranch is, literally, a 2-minute walk from my house.  If we could meet at Citrus Ranch at 11-11:30, that'd work.

Let me know!
I'll let you know when I get to Citrus Ranch.

I'm here and totally not late..
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 12:53:49 PM by Shor »

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« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2014, 10:13:07 PM »
The meetup was fun.  An 8-mile hike in 90+ weather was challenging, but the company was good.  Unfortunately, the dog wasn't too crazy about the heat so she kept balking. Sorry about that, Shor! :/

Chippewa, I'm still up for the 30th.  I was thinking of John's Meadow in San Gorgonio, but you need an adventure pass and advance reservations (I have an Adventure Pass we can use).  Or if there's another hike you're interested in, let me know!

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #105 on: September 08, 2014, 04:34:10 PM »
Anyone interested in a September picnic?  I'm in Irvine.  We could keep it simple and do the same thing as last time so others, like myself, who missed out get a second chance?  Open either way!

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« Reply #106 on: September 08, 2014, 05:48:11 PM »

Yea that sounds good, traffic would be light on a Saturday, I hopefully would be able to make it out.
The oregonians are having one every month! we gotta outdo them.
Sadly my only day off this month is 9/20.

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« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2014, 09:11:58 AM »
Sat 9/20 works for me!  Anyone else?

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« Reply #108 on: September 09, 2014, 09:34:14 AM »
Bummer!  I'm leaving on the 19th for vacation. :(

Have fun guys!

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« Reply #109 on: September 09, 2014, 05:39:38 PM »
I'd be up for a 9/20 meetup. I live in Costa Mesa and plan to bike to Irvine, so hopefully somewhere near a bike path.

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« Reply #110 on: September 12, 2014, 04:20:00 PM »
Sunnyca - we can always do 9/27?  Anyone have a preference?

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« Reply #111 on: September 12, 2014, 04:25:39 PM »
I won't be back until 10/3, unfortunately. But I'll be sure to attend an October meetup! :-)

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« Reply #112 on: September 23, 2014, 08:48:55 PM »
Did I miss the meetup???

I'm from LA but I am new here and I'm not sure how active the LA mustachians are. I'm 26 and just got hired for my first job after grad school... ready to start getting rich!!!

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« Reply #113 on: September 30, 2014, 02:40:01 PM »
I'd be down for another meetup sometime.  Haven't been to one in a while.

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« Reply #114 on: September 30, 2014, 04:14:10 PM »
Me too!  What day works best for everyone? Hike or picnic?

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« Reply #115 on: September 30, 2014, 08:37:12 PM »
October's open for me too.  How about 10/11 or 10/18?

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« Reply #116 on: September 30, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »
I can make 10/18.

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« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2014, 02:10:08 PM »
Afternoon of 10/18?

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« Reply #118 on: October 01, 2014, 02:23:54 PM »
I'm flexible on the 18th, so either morning or afternoon is fine. I think it'll depend on everyone's schedule and what we end up doing. 

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« Reply #119 on: October 03, 2014, 03:24:25 PM »
I'll be free on the 18th as well. Looking forward to it.

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« Reply #120 on: October 04, 2014, 09:24:15 AM »
I should be available then but i can't do a hike. If there's a picnic I'd like to be included.

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« Reply #121 on: October 04, 2014, 10:56:47 AM »
I should be available then but i can't do a hike. If there's a picnic I'd like to be included.

Of course!  We could even maybe do a simple potluck. 

Everyone, any suggestions as to location?

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« Reply #122 on: October 04, 2014, 11:33:59 AM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

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« Reply #123 on: October 04, 2014, 12:06:44 PM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

Sounds great to me!  Thank you for offering to host! 

Maybe to make the potluck easier, how about something themed- like a taco salad or sandwich/salad potluck? 

Re: dogs... thanks for the caveat.  Zoe will be happy staying at home with a stuffed Kong. :)

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« Reply #124 on: October 08, 2014, 12:49:54 AM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

Sounds great to me!  Thank you for offering to host! 

Maybe to make the potluck easier, how about something themed- like a taco salad or sandwich/salad potluck? 

Re: dogs... thanks for the caveat.  Zoe will be happy staying at home with a stuffed Kong. :)
Won't be in town so can't make it but wanted to give you a heads up that my Mom lived in Leisure World too (cool place!) and it might not be the best place for a meet up because of the gate/guarded entrance and the lack of guest parking - especially on weekends as they always seemed to be taken. Just something to consider when making your plans. But there is parking outside near the shops. Have Fun!

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« Reply #125 on: October 08, 2014, 03:03:53 AM »
Ok, here's an odd suggestion. I will have posession of my new 580 sq ft place in Seal Beach Leisure World by then and we could have a picnic/potluck there and you could all help me decide how to furnish it.

And some of you might want to look around LW. It's quite a place.

One problem... no outside dogs allowed in LW.

Sounds great to me!  Thank you for offering to host! 

Maybe to make the potluck easier, how about something themed- like a taco salad or sandwich/salad potluck? 

Re: dogs... thanks for the caveat.  Zoe will be happy staying at home with a stuffed Kong. :)
Won't be in town so can't make it but wanted to give you a heads up that my Mom lived in Leisure World too (cool place!) and it might not be the best place for a meet up because of the gate/guarded entrance and the lack of guest parking - especially on weekends as they always seemed to be taken. Just something to consider when making your plans. But there is parking outside near the shops. Have Fun!
The guards at the gate are no problem. I just have to tell them in advance who's coming. And there's lots of parking available in my area.

I got my keys yesterday, and spent the afternoon slopping deodorizer all over everything (former owner had a dog, got senile and forgot to walk the dog). I've met most of the neighbors and they all seem ok.

I'm really looking forward to some good suggestions about how to furnish the place. With a place that small it's gonna be a bit of a challenge.

I can supply dishes and drinks and you can bring something to share. I'll probably even have enough chairs to go around.

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #126 on: October 09, 2014, 12:34:39 AM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!

So bummed you won't be there.

Good luck on your recheck/X-rays, hopefully all will be well. 

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« Reply #127 on: October 09, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!
Sorry to hear that. I was looking forward to meeting you in person. I've been following your blog and I feel like I know you. Hope things go well.

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« Reply #128 on: October 09, 2014, 05:25:29 PM »
Hey Stachies! I have to back out of the 18th. Dr. called me in for a follow-up appt. w/radiology. hopefully all is well, but family coming down from No. CA.  to hold my hand. Have a superb time!
Hi Chippawa - Hoping everything turns out OK. Thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck!

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« Reply #129 on: October 10, 2014, 05:01:41 PM »
Congrats on the new place!   Does every LW place come with an organ still?!    I'd play on that thing all day till it drove my grandma nuts.  ;).  Haha

I'll be at the Zac Brown concert on the 18th (who ever that is) but hopefully can show up on another date

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Re: Orange County Meetup
« Reply #130 on: October 12, 2014, 12:10:19 PM »
Hi all!  Just checking in to see if the meetup on the 18th is still on, and if so, are we still doing a potluck-type event?

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« Reply #131 on: October 12, 2014, 05:03:04 PM »
As far as I'm concerned it's still on, at my place. Yes, potluck.

How many should I expect?

Edit: And what time works for you? Any time is good for me.
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« Reply #132 on: October 13, 2014, 08:50:06 PM »
Afternoon maybe?  What works for everyone?

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« Reply #133 on: October 16, 2014, 12:13:09 PM »
Counting down, 2 days to go.

You can't just show up, you have to let me know in advance so I can tell the gate guards to expect you. I need to give them your name but it doesn't hafta be your real name. Some of you (FuckRx for example) should probably use a more likely name. First name only. You can PM me your info and I can PM back the address and directions.

I hope you can all come. I just spent $4.00 (yes, four dollars) for 4 liters of soft drinks. Can't let my hard earned dollars be wasted. I also bought some chips but I can't be trusted with chips so who knows if any will be left by Saturday.

I also have 6 plastic chairs there now, and the nice lady next door says I may borrow some folding chairs from her if anybody shows up.

Afternoon is fine with me. Or maybe noon would be best, since we're having food?

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« Reply #134 on: October 21, 2014, 09:50:10 AM »
Ended up with the flu last week and wasn't able to make the meetup.  :(

Short notice, but would anyone be interested in a meetup this Saturday or Sunday?  I was thinking of something easy and fairly central, like the Back Bay. 

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« Reply #135 on: October 22, 2014, 11:06:37 AM »
I'm pretty free this weekend and could do for a hike. 

Mike

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« Reply #136 on: October 22, 2014, 01:07:31 PM »
Sweet!

I just picked the Back Bay for now to make things easy for anyone who might be interested (since I know some people are looking for options within biking distance of Costa Mesa), but if anyone has other suggestions for cool hikes, chime in!

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« Reply #137 on: October 22, 2014, 01:13:24 PM »
I have somehow become obsessed with meetup.com hiking groups. I have hikes booked on both Sat (Chantry Flats) & Sun (Aspen Grove to Fish Creek). Have fun this weekend.

ps: radiologist freaked me out. but all is good & healthy.

Glad to hear everything went well at the radiologist's!  Have fun at the hiking meetups!


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« Reply #138 on: October 22, 2014, 07:58:14 PM »
Back Bay would work. That was fun last time.

I found a good hike in Crystal Cove that was free. Instead of entering the park and paying to park on the Laguna Beach side you drive up to the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Beach and park at Coastal Peak Park.  Plenty of parking and totally free to park there.


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« Reply #139 on: October 22, 2014, 08:14:54 PM »
Nice!  When I go to Crystal Cove, I usually just park at the shopping center and walk over.  But parking at Coastal Peak Park sounds much better.

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« Reply #140 on: October 22, 2014, 11:29:41 PM »
Coastal Peak Park is good.  It starts you on the opposite side of the park from the Laguna Beach side so it's something different.  If you wanted a long hike you could always hike to the oceanward side. Not sure what the dog policy is there though.


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« Reply #141 on: October 25, 2014, 12:58:00 PM »
Just checked- not dog friendly.  :(

Oh well, I don't go to Crystal Cove much anyway.  It's a bit limiting, since only two of the trails are dog friendly and they're vigilant about making sure that the dog policies are enforced. 

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« Reply #142 on: October 25, 2014, 01:05:53 PM »
Got it.  Let's see if we can try for next week then. Maybe we can get a group going if we have a whole week to plan. :)

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« Reply #143 on: October 25, 2014, 01:19:16 PM »
Maybe we can get a group going if we have a whole week to plan. :)

Mike

Here's hoping!  Maybe next Sunday at the Back Bay- any takers?

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« Reply #144 on: October 27, 2014, 05:17:45 PM »
Maybe we can get a group going if we have a whole week to plan. :)

Mike

Here's hoping!  Maybe next Sunday at the Back Bay- any takers?
Hesitant yes. I need to check my schedule.....
lol which really as only one activity on it every weekend, but I might have to go up to LA on Sunday. Need to confirm and get back to you...

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« Reply #145 on: October 27, 2014, 05:22:11 PM »
Yay!!  Even a hesitant yes is better than "no."  :)

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« Reply #146 on: October 28, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
Confirmed yes, I am free and available this Sunday. Hope to see you all there!

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« Reply #147 on: October 28, 2014, 04:03:59 PM »
YAY!  Now we just need more people to join us!

What time were you thinking?  I just remembered that the time change is this Sunday.

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« Reply #148 on: October 29, 2014, 08:47:29 AM »
Sunday's open for me. I'm free any time.  Yep, Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning.  If you miss the time change you'll be an hour late!

Mike

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« Reply #149 on: October 29, 2014, 09:51:54 AM »
YAYAYAY!

Now if we can get at least one more person to come, we'll have a record-setting four people at a OC MMM meetup! :)  Chippewa, Spartana, surfhb, prefrontal, and others... any interest?

What do you guys think about meeting at 9?  I was also thinking of going to the Newport Beach Public Library afterward.  If anyone's interested in coming along, that'd be awesome.