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Kerntastic: Camping, Rafting, Hot Springs, & Giant Trees (Fri 9-3 to Sun 9-5)

  • Sep 3, 2010 · 9:00 PM

It's time to have some fun! This Labor Day weekend we'll be doing a
1/2 day rafting trip on the Lower Kern on Saturday (3 hour drive from LA) as well as visiting the
hot springs and
rope swing. We'll be camping from Friday 9-3 to Sunday 9-5. On Sunday we'll be
hiking & exploring (4 miles), playing in the river, and enjoying
milkshakes at the burger stand. A group might make the extra drive over to the
giant trees if there's interest (1,500+ years old, largest tree species on earth). On Friday and Saturday nights we'll be
roasting marshmallows around the campfire and playing games like
Catchphrase, Twister, and
Scruples in addition to visiting the
hot springs. RSVP for the waiting list and I'll move you to the Yes list once paid.
--------------------MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS-------------------- - 60 max for camping - 30 max for rafting - Rafting company may reduce rafting max without notice
--------------------PAYMENT---------------------------------------------- -
$154.99 + $5 Paypal fee for rafting - EARLY DISCOUNT:
$139.99 +$5 Paypal fee for rafting if paid by 10pm Monday 8-30 -
$25 + $1 Paypal fee for those not rafting - RSVP for the waiting list and I'll move you to the Yes list once paid.
[PAY - RAFTING]
[PAY - RAFTING - EARLY DISCOUNT]
[PAY - NO RAFTING]
--------------------RAFTING----------------------------------------------- -
beginner friendly, 1/2 day trip on Lower Kern, 6 miles, class 2/3 rapids -
No flip flops or
bare feet. Must wear river shoes (or running shoes) -
Minimum Age: 10 years old -
Minimum Weight: 50 pounds
--------------------CAMPING---------------------------------------------- - We're camping within walking distance to the hot springs. -
No porta-potties at the campsite. Closest ones are 1.7 mile drive. - Last time some considered getting a site at this campground. -
We'll be around bathrooms all day, just not at the campsite. - Will have a
hand-washing station set up along with
hand sanitizer. -
WARNING: Sometimes at hot springs people are naked.
--------------------TRIP SCHEDULE--------------------------------------
FRIDAY - Arrive at campsite, enjoy campfire & hot springs
SATURDAY - 9:30am 15 Minute Warning - 9:45am - 10:30am Drive to rafting location - 11:00am - 3:00pm Raft - 3:15pm - 3:45pm Drive to McNally Hamburgers - 3:45pm - 4:30pm Eat at McNally's - 4:30pm Option 1: 4 mile hike to Holiday Boulders - 4:30pm Option 2: Drive 1/2 hour to Giant Trees hike - 7:00pm - 8:00pm Drive to Pizza Factory - 8:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner at Pizza Factory (& Vons) - 9:00pm - 9:15pm Drive to Kerntastic Campsite - 9:15pm - 12:00am Campfire & Hot Springs
SUNDAY - 11:00am 15 Minute Warning - 11:15am Leave for Activities* - Activities to be decided (river hike, river float, or tree hike)
--------------------WHAT TO BRING-------------------------------------- -
Gear: camp chairs, flashlight, water bottle, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, small backpack, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, river-friendly shoes/sandals -
Water: bring 2 gallons per person -
Food: breakfast for both mornings -
Cash: for all meals except breakfast (bring food for breakfast)
--------------------DIRECTIONS------------------------------------------ - Will be camping and rafting near Lake Isabella, CA. - Directions & info will be sent on Wednesday 9-1 to those who've paid.
--------------------CARPOOLING----------------------------------------- - Post a comment with from where, and ride or drive. - If driving, how many seats do you have open?
--------------------REFUNDS---------------------------------------------- - Refunds can be given if you find a replacement
--------------------TRIP MOTTO------------------------------------------- - Leave No Trace
--------------------REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUS TRIPS----------------- “One of the best meetup events I've ever attended. David has been great as always.” -
Miho “This was my first meetup camp, I'm really impressed by the organization, and the people who came to this event. Great experience! I'll do it again... Thanks David” -
Joe Arro “Had an amazing time! Great people and great activities!! I def. wanna go back” -
Shannon “This was a really fun trip with great people and a super impressive organizer :).” -
Maria “This was a great trip. Thanks david youre a great organizer! Every one there was so cool. All the people had such a cool attitude. I hope to see you guys again.” -
Jaime "Thanks for an awesome time!!" -
Cecilia "David, Nice to meet you and many new friends this weekend. I had an absolute great time and I look forward to more of yours trips in the future!" -
Sung “Really fun trip!! David... Very nice job organizing such a large group! You didn't miss a thing. Thank you!” -
Christy This event is cross-posted David
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  • David P

    Awesome!

    October 25, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tons of fun!

    September 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trip was amazing!! You gyus were a blast and David was a great organizer!!

    September 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome trip. It truly was Kerntastic!

    September 6, 2010

  • Sau

    no worries, Lorraine. see you there :)

    September 2, 2010

  • Sau

    To lorraine, I can leave Sunday or Monday(as long as not too late on Monday...like to be back before 8pm.

    September 2, 2010

  • Sau

    Hi Lorraine. I live in Arcadia (near Pasedena). Anway you guys can swing by to pick me up? I'm more than happy to pay for my share of the cost for gas and the driver's, or we can take turn driving as well. I can leave anytime on Friday.

    September 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just paid via paypal for Rafting! Will be coming from San Diego. I'm also considering staying thru Monday - will leave it open as an option.

    September 1, 2010

  • Sau

    i just paid via paypal. looking forward to this trip.

    August 31, 2010

  • David P

    @ Lisa, Yes dogs are welcome as long as they're kept under control.

    August 27, 2010

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