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On Sunday, we will provide all the gear for about 6 people to rock climb out at Squarenail (on the side of 168) towards Shaver. Each of you will get your gear before we head off on the one mile hike out to the site. We will set up about 3 ropes variating from easy to harder and then practice our climbing and belaying for about 3 hours. You will receive some light instruction on climbing and belaying before heading out on the rock. We will be doing most of the belaying until we feel confident that you got it. Bring your own water, lunch and sunscreen. We will be in the sun most of the time. We should be back around 5pm. This trip is a go if we get at least 5 confirmed sign ups.
The date is not totally set but we are going to shoot for march 30th. Please see link at the bottom to figure out if this trail is right for you. Its not a beginner trail. Ok everyone meet at the bottom and leave your car there. Will take a few cars up. That way you can head home when done. The bottom is sky harbor. I'll send coordinates to tomorrow. For those that have google maps or a gps device, here are the coordinates[masked], [masked] For those that need directions, here are John's good directions from below: Take 41fwy to Friant Road Turn right and pass Millerton Lake and take a left on Sky Harbor Road which is also where Table Mountain Casino is. Follow Sky Harbor Road all the way to the lake - at the end of the road. There is a small park there with parking. You can't miss it! We will set up an early shuttle down at Sky Harbor and then drive up to Squaw Leap and meet everyone with their gear and bikes. Then we will bike some awesome 14.5 miles of single track down to sky harbor. This is not a beginner bike ride and check out the link below to see elevation gain, etc.. Here is a link to more detailed information. http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/4725173
There are many pieces to choose from or you can bring your own. We will teach and you will get to put into practice cutting, grinding, polishing and fashion our stone into a beautiful piece of work that you get to take home and enjoy. Prices for the workshop are as follows: You bring your own rock and wiring - $15 You pick a piece of quartz and use our supplies - $25 There are other rock pieces to choose from but those prices vary. To pay in advance - PayPal: [masked] Check out the youtube video for a look at this event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eBmXayFmLU&t=9s Choose a beautiful crystal piece in raw form, next learn to cut, grind, polish and fashion a beautiful piece of jewelry
2/25 - There are still 15 spots left. This is our 15 year, come celebrate with us ****************************************************************************** Whitewater rafting, kayaking, bike riding, hiking, canyoneering, yoga/slackline, amazing challenges, team challenges, entertainment, tri-tip bbq dinner, tubing, raffle prizes, climbing and fishing all will be planned all within the Kings River area. Volunteers help to lead each adventure, plus serve up a breakfast each morning and a delicious tri-tip and/or vegitarian dinner on Sat night. Plan for yoga instructors in the morning, and entertainment at night. Plus we will have new team Challenges throughout the day. Only 50 people will enjoy this event for the SHARED COST of $75 each THIS SHARED COST, HELPS TO PAY FOR ALL THE EVENT EXPENSES OF FOOD, GAS, ENTERTAINMENT, PORTA POTTIES, PERISHABLE SUPPLIES, PROPANE, RAFFLE PRIZES, YOGA/SLACKLINE INSTRUCTORS, ETC.) PRICE INCREASES AFTER 1/19. WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT IN ONE PLACE FOR JUST 70 BUCKS. ALL YOUR FUNDS GO INTO THIS EVENT. To sign up: 1) RSVP Here and then Go to this website to complete your sign and get up to date information: http://outdoortam.wixsite.com/heal/kings-river-bash B - Send Deposit. - This puts you on the actual list. This will be posted on the website. Go here to see your name for confirmation. C - Sign up to Volunteer Yes this is a volunteer driven event where EVERYONE HELPS OUT. Tell us by the poll here what volunteer help you would like to offer. If you want to be served this is not the event for you. Go across the river to KRE. To actually be on the real list. I will need to get your security of $70 AND YOU NEED TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER. So don't be surprised if you sign up...dont send in $$ and then see your name removed to the waitlist in a week or two. For newbies here is a video of the event a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liErABawLlg And here is how the weekend works. This River Bash Event is designed to be a gathering for many different Outdoor activities throughout the weekend with one culminated dinner/party event on Saturday night. Climbers, Canyoneers, Rafters, Kayakers, bikers and Hikers alike can come together this weekend for a three day festival of Outdoor activities. Each day there will be several optional activities posted at base camp for individuals to participate in. Our VOLUNTEER RAFTERS will invite you to raft down the mild to wild rapids of the Kings. VOLUNTEER Kayakers will safely meander down the class two section of the river. Canyon and Climbing leaders could be setting up the ropes for some mild to technical canyons or climbs. Bikers can ride through the hills alongside Kings River and Pine Flat Lake, and finally, Hikers will find a nice trail to Garlic Falls or many of the other trails with scenery and serenity to round out their experience. Each adventure (other than the rafting/kayaking ) through depends on the group and someone willing to lead it. I will have postings at base camp where people can sign up so that you can see who wants to do what. As for the canyoneering: I will be setting up a different event on Meetup where you can sign up for that particular activity. This way it will be easier for the volunteers to manage. Here is a draft agenda (subject to change) of our planned activities so that you can arrange your day. Friday Night: Movie Night of past adventures TBD Climbing: Depends on if a leader steps up. A leader might put together a group to climb the Patterson Bluff area early on Friday. TBD Biking Group - sometimes a group will organize to get together and bike the area on Friday. No leader yet. Saturday Morning • Early morning Yoga alongside the River • Breakfast • Morning Rafting and Kayaking Run - 18 spots in rafts as of today * Canyoneer Patterson Canyon (experienced only) * Begin your River Adventure Photo Challenge Saturday Afternoon • Rafting and Kayaking Run - 18 spots in rafts as of today * Slackline Class (still TBD) • Ropes/Canyon Rigging Class (Still TBD) • After Lunch - Flow Play by the river (hula hoop, spin, etc) * River Adventure Photo Challenge Saturday Night • BBQ Tri Tip Dinner * Entertainment * Team Challenge (if time allows) • Raffle Sunday • Morning rafting run and some kayaking • Basin Canyoneering - for experienced canyoneers only. Here are a few of the options other than the planned activities that you can choose to do: Climbs - Patterson Bluff Climbing: Biking - Road biking around Pine flat lake - Wildflower ride - or double track alongside Kings River Hikes - (Can’t list them all but here are a few good one.) - Up to Garlic Falls - Into Kings River Canyon - Up to Black Hills Resevoir - Up near the Jump Canyon 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 EXPERIENCE Leaders from the club. 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. The road from Fresno to the river is windy and dark and the sign to Kirch Flats is really hard to see. My advice is try to come up earlier in the day if you can or set up a temporary Friday night camp and move on Saturday morning. If you also want to lead your own activity up 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. If you are leading a hike, please limit your group size to 15 people to minimize the environmental impact. We will host a BBQ on Saturday night, the nucleus of the event. Bonfire Socials will be held Friday and Sat night. Friday's Dinner is usually up to you. Sometimes groups will organize between themselves to potluck. You bring your good spirits and we will bring some fun for the evenings. HOWEVER DRUGS, AND DRUNKEN STUPIDITY WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. YOU WILL BANNED FROM THIS MEETUP IF YOU DO EITHER. There are many other places to camp dont bring it to ours. Breakfast will be available each morning to help you fuel up for the day’s activities you choose to participate in. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER THROUGHOUT THE DAY. We will have coffee in the morning and filtered water, and juice at all times at the campsite. 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 like I said before...drink responsibly. For everyone’s comfort there should be no smoking in or around any of the venues. FYI: Just to clarify about the activities that will be taking place at this event. Equipment that is provided: Do not email/call to reserve just get it at the event Rafting: Paddle and Life Jackets will be provided along with some things to keep about 8 people warm: some dry pants, dry tops, and about 10 water shoes (sizes 6, 8 and 10). Canyoneering: I have a few things and will be discussed on the canyon scheduled meet up. Kayaking: Nothing is provided, bring your own. Biking: Bring your own bike. This event will fill up fast. The first 50 people to send in there checks/paypal will take the spots available. This trip WILL fill up. It did last year and the year before it did within 4 hours. This event may be rescheduled due to weather, but it will not be cancelled. Since spots fill up there are no refunds (makes it too chaotic) just sell your spot (selling spots are not available 1 month before event). As I get your confirmation check/paypal I will start scheduing you on the raft boats. The first spots I get will be first serve (Sat Morn). Raft trips will be going out...Sat morn, Sat Afternoon, and Sun morning with up to 18 people per trip. If you prefer to be on a trip at a certain time, please indicate that with your deposit. I will start posting names and raft trip times as it gets closer to the event. Looking forward to meeting and enjoying the outdoors with everyone. Let’s have some fun!