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New Meetup: Havasupai Falls Camping

From: ed
Sent on: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:31 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Hiking, Backpacking, Snow Sports, Wilderness Travel Course!

What: Havasupai Falls Camping

When: Wednesday, September 29,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Havasupai Falls Camping
Sept 29-Oct. 3

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the magical blue-green waters of the Havasupai Indian Reservation located in the Western end of the Grand Canyon. The color and clarity of this river and the lush landscape that follows it is a sight you will never forget. The waterfalls are some of the most breathtaking in the world! The streams flow out of limestone, which gives them a translucent blue-green hue; you won?t believe they are real. People come from around the world to see the waterfalls; the waterfalls have created large pools that are clear, deep and inviting; and you won?t be able to resist taking in a refreshing swim in the magnificent pools. The Supai people and their ancestors have inhabited this amazing canyon for thousands of years.

Our first class coach will depart Los Angeles late evening on Wednesday (9/29) and we will arrive at the Southern portion of the Grand Canyon (not a Grand Canyon National Park Destination) at Hualapai Hilltop early in the morning. After loading the pack mules with our food and gear, we will hike hike at 9 ? miles down (up on the return) the canyon to the campground passing through the isolated Indian village of Supai along our way; the hike will have approximately 2800 of elevation gain/loss. We will camp next to the turquoise colored river; swim in the 70? water, enjoy the Supai Indian Village with a general thrift store and caf?, and enjoy fantastic scenery. We will spend our time exploring the area by day hiking, enjoying a swim at the base of the waterfall, and basking in the beauty of the Canyon. Come and share an unforgettable experience with your Sierra Club friends in this Canyon Paradise. We will hike back to the bus on Sunday morning and will arrive back in Los Angeles Sunday evening.

Most people elect to have their gear carried by a mule for an extra fee. Those of you who are the hardcore backpacking type may elect to carry your own gear. As backpacking can be strenuous, you must have prior leader approval to carry a backpack and will need to submit your backpacking resume 2 weeks prior to the trip. All participants will need to bring their own light weight tent (or share one), sleeping bag, reusable dinnerware, and a good attitude!

Participants will be expected to help with loading & unloading of gear, campsite setup & clean up, and meal preparation & clean up.

Fees : The fee, which includes all camping and entrance fees to the Supai Reservation, round trip transportation via first class bus, snacks on the bus, 9 meals ( 3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinner), group gear pack animal fees, is as follows:

Trip fee without mule (backpacking) SC $340
Trip fee with mule- 40lb. max (daypack carry only) SC $399
Trip fee without mule (backpacking) Non SC $365
Trip fee with mule- 40lb. max(daypack carry only)Non SC $425

Co-Leaders/Organizers: Annette Tamraz and Ron Domash; Asst. Jason Hashimoto

Payment: Make checks payable to SIERRA CLUB and mail to, Annette Tamraz, 10760 Floralita Ave., Sunland CA 91040. Once you RSVP, you will be emailed a Participant Questionnaire and Participant Medical Form; you must complete both forms and return them with payment.

CST[masked]-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 30 days prior to trip start date will receive full refund. Cancellations made 15-29 days prior to trip start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days before the trip. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by the trip leader after the completion of the trip.

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