UBERFest: Las Vegas!!
Who wants to go to Las Vegas for some canyoneering?!
The only fee for this 4-day canyoneering extravaganza is $30/person. The fee is non-refundable and includes camping at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Group Campground ... and a location off-site for showers ... woohoo!! (Since parking is our limiting factor, If you do not carpool to this event, you will be required to pay double.) (and, this per person non-refundable fee must be paid in cash, immediately following your signing-up by enclosing a note with your name(s) and $30/person in cash, in an envelope and sending it to: Uber Adventures, 427 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 ... I will not accept checks or paypal for this fee). This event is only open to students who have graduated from Uber Adventures' 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course (with the possible exception of graduates of other 3-day technical canyoneering courses and some experienced canyoneers, approved by me, willing & qualified to lead rookies through some awesome, canyons! If you feel you might be one of the exceptions, sign-up and send me a message ... if you fail to send me a message, I reserve the right to change your RSVP to 'not attending'.)
There are several Uber Adventures 3-Day Technical Canyoneering Courses offered between now and this event. If you want to go to this event ... get the training and become a competent participant and valuable team member! (If you decide to get your training elsewhere, you may not be allowed to attend the events offered by this group.)
CAMPING: I've reserved group campsites in Lake Mead NRA, NV. The group campground is for tent camping only with limited vehicle parking. Group campground accommodations include water, a common area restroom, picnic tables, fire pit and limited shaded areas. We can accommodate about 50 people/tents (but only 20ish cars, even with overflow parking)!
WEATHER: Highs in the 50's-60's and lows in the 40's ... this is the perfect time of year to explore this part of Vegas Canyoneering ... when it's cool enough to enjoy the hot springs!
CARPOOL: DO IT! It's 5 hours away. 2-3 people to a car would be reasonable when you consider camping gear, coolers, canyoneering gear and shuttling to the canyons. Also, it is likely that you will be canyoneering with your carpool mate since you are sharing transportation.
You are responsible for your own travel, and your own meals ... except!... we should absolutely DO A POTLUCK on Saturday evening ... picnic-type food! (pasta salad, hot sausages, potato salad, cole slaw, hot dogs, buns, chips, salsa, salads, brownies, beer, wine, jello ... I don't care, but contribute something!)
CANYONEERING: We are camping near the 'Black Canyon' canyoneering region of Las Vegas, NOT the Red Rocks Region. Some of these canyons have hot springs, small waterfalls, a lot of them end at the Colorado River and some require a short packraft either up or down stream in order to exit. In addition to the Canyoneering, there are awesome hikes to hot springs, kayak rentals from Willow Beach, tours of the Hoover Dam, and a crappy casino not far from camp (if you like that sort of thing!) For those of you who need beta for the 17 technical and non-technical hikes in the Black Canyon region, I have for sale the new book -- Las Vegas Slots: A Guide to Canyoneering in Southern Nevada ... add $30 cash in your envelope, andI will mail you one!
DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPSITE: Will be provided to participants.
P.S. I'm limiting the RSVP's to +1 ... if your +1 hasn't taken the Uber Adventures 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course or doesn't have SIGNIFICANT RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, they should not be attending.
More details will be posted below as they become available.