2006 'Great Outdoorsâ€™ Event May 19-21 Kernville, Cal.
There are 100 spots available for this event. Sign ups will automatically go to the waitlist until checks are received. There is no order for the waitlist. It doesn't matter if you just signed on or if you signed on the day the event posted. Once 100 checks are received the event closes.
PLEASE NO +1 OR BRINGING A FRIEND. WE NEED EVERYONE THAT IS ATTENDING TO SIGN UP AND AGREE TO THE WAIVER. (Friends and +1's can sign up to try the club for free anyway.)
Welcome to ODCâ€™s Third Annual â€˜Great Outdoorsâ€™ event! This Event is designed to be a gathering for many of the different Outdoor activity groups the club hosts. Mountain bikers, Climber, Rafters, Kayakers and Hikers alike will come together for a three day festival of Outdoor activities. Each day there will be several optional activities posted to participate in. Climbing leaders will be setting up the ropes for some mild to technical climbs. Bikers will blow down some of the many trails, in the area. Our Rafting guides will lead rafts down the mild to wild rapids of the Kern. And finally, Hikers will find a nice trail or two with scenery and serenity to round out their experience.
Here are a few of the option you can choose to do:
- Dome Rock
- Elephant Rock
- Kern Slabs
- Adv. Climbs for small groups if roads are open
- Keysville Classic
- Shirley Meadows
- â€œJust Outstandingâ€
- Whiskey Flat
- Bull Run Falls
- (Many other great rides if roads are open.)
- (Canâ€™t list them all but here are a few good one.)
- Fork Trail
- Salmon Creek Falls (also a nice little bolted climb when water is low)
- Shirley Meadows
- Wheelman Grove
- Class III
- Class IV at guides discretion (wetsuits may be necessary for class IV)
- Delonegha (maybe)
We are NOT enlisting the services of any commercial companies for any of the activities. This will be ran, organized and volunteered by the veteran guides and leader from the club. The area we have chosen was one of two candidates to hold this event. Ultimately, the Kern River area gave us the easiest logistics and largest array of options for activities. If you plan on coming up Friday evening from LA/OC rather than early Friday or Saturday, plan on a lot of traffic and a late arrival. My advice is try to come up earlier in the day if you can!
Attention trip leaders. We are looking for trip leaders to post and lead day trips in the area. There will be a bulletin board at the campsite to post your individual activities. People can then add themselves to your day trip or activity. If you are interested in leading a trip, just do a little research and post your trip as an event during the same time period. Contact either Tim Bui or myself for more info. If you are leading a hike, please limit your group size to 15 people to minimize the environmental impact.
We currently have a few guides and rafts for the rafting activities. If you are an experienced guide, have a boat with necessary gear and would like to help in leading a rafting activity, please contact Doug Hale for more info.
We will host a BBQ on Saturday night, the nucleus of the event. Bonfire Socials will be held Friday and Sat night You bring your good spirits and we will bring some fun for the evenings. I hope to have a little more free time this year at camp to bring some favorite games to the social. Breakfast will be available each morning to help you fuel up for the dayâ€™s activities you choose to participate in. Tim wants to try and include lunch for everyone on Sat as well this year. We are asking everyone that wishes to participate for a $35 donation for food, and expenses. The campsite we have chosen will serve as the social gathering point/campsite and Hub for the various activities that will be posted for each day. Bring whatever you personally like to drink, but drink responsibly. If you smoke, please be respectful of non-smokers in the group.
Trail options will be posted for small groups to organize. There are so many great rides, short and long, that can be done. We will leave it to the individual groups to decide. A good guide to these options can be found in â€™Southern Sierra Mountain Bike Trailsâ€™. Most of the trails on the upper plateau (depending on snow levels) will require a half-day or more to complete and enjoy, so start out early. Most are within an hour drive from the â€˜Great Outdoorsâ€™ gathering campsite.
Here is an example agenda someone might choose:
Lunch at campsite 12-1
BBQ dinner 630-830pm
Bonfire Social 830-?
Hike the â€˜Forks Trailâ€™ 10am-2pm (lunch on the trail next to river, watch the rafts run a big rapid!)
Back to camp for some farewells.
For some of you, Saturday or Sunday might be an all day Bike or Hike in the area.
Here are a couple of tips: First if you are hard-core in one activity like Mountain biking or Advanced Climbing, select one of the days to devote to your activity. Use the other day to mingle and relax in one of the other options like rafting and hiking. Everyone will have a chance to raft, if they wish, but no one will be allowed to raft all day. We always advocate that individual trail groups limit themselves to 15 or less for that groupâ€™s general enjoyment and serenity as well as that of non-ODC folks you may encounter along the way. No one in the outdoors wants to see a tour bus amount of people in a serene outdoors location. If you wish to formalize an advanced group for some particular activity like Lead Climbing for the day, design it so that you can be back at camp for the BBQ and Social afterwards. Finally, bring a comfortable chair, play a Guitar (no camp songs!) or whatever. Relax and have a good time.
When you sign up, please indicate in the comments if you intend to Hike, Bike, Raft, Climb, etc.
After you sign up, please send a check to:
21306 Walnutwood Way
Lake Forest, Ca 92630
This event will fill up fast. The first 100 people to send in there checks will take the spots available. If you are interested in going please send your checks in ASAP. This trip WILL fill up. This event may be rescheduled due to weather, but it will not be cancelled.
Individual activities will post with this event for you to sign up for. So, keep an eye out for them and remember to sign up on this Master list first. If you sign up for a hiking trip posted by another leader and do not sign up on the 100 spot Master event list, you will not be able to stay at the group campsite and participate in the rafting, arranged climbing or BBQ. Please carpool as much as possible and share a tent with someone you are comfortable with. Further details and postings will follow.
Looking forward to meeting and enjoying the outdoors with everyone. Letâ€™s have some fun!
Doug Hale email@example.com
Tim Bui firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers and Sponsors, if you would like to lend or donate something to the effort let Doug Hale know as soon as possible. Here are a couple of things that would be useful:
I am turning over the food prep (Breakfasts and Dinners) to the several that have volunteered. If you would like to help in this area please ring in on the discussion page so we can compile our task and volunteer list.
The tenting and covering we had last year was perfect.
Stand up Camp Stove
Large campfire coffee Pot(s) or ideas!
Fire wood (Logs and/or clean lumber scraps) seasoned and/or dry! You do not need to go out and buy wood! (More to follow)
150 qt coolers (clean and sanitary)
Large capacity vehicles Vans, large SUVâ€™s (carpools, short shuttles, minimal area impact)!
Anything else that might be useful!