Past Meetup

2011 PCT Kickoff & Camping @ Lake Morena including optional kayaking-fishing

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What is the PCT Kickoff you ask? This is a way to show new and well seasoned hikers different strategies of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. People come from all over the country for this event! Usually the event starts with a dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, and breakfast is available on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lots of vendor displays showing the latest and greatest developments of new gear.

Other events include: * Gear Contest * Video, slide and informational presentations by previous PCT hikers * Trail maintenance * Auction of lightweight gear and collectibles * Used gear to purchase and test out All of Lake Morena has been booked by ADZPCTKO for the PCT kickoff at Lake Morena. Dates are 4/28-5/1/2011. We will be able to secure our sites around mid February or early March.We will be able to secure our sites around mid February or early March. Everyone needs to reserve their own spot. I'm bringing my trailer. I will email you as soon as you can make your reservations on (reservation info is not listed on their site yet). BRING YOUR KAYAK IF YOU HAVE ONE! I'LL BE KAYAKING FRI/SAT/SUN EARLY MORNINGS - YOU CAN ALSO BORROW MY KAYAKS WHEN THEY AREN'T IN USE. DON'T FORGET YOUR FISHING LICENSE IF YOU WISH TO FISH!

Launch fees: The lake use fee for canoes, kayaks, and sailboards is $6.00 per day.

Rental boats: Available seven days a week and all holidays. On weekends, motorboats are available for $40.00 a day and rowboats are $20.00 a day. Monday through Friday (except holidays), motorboats are $20 a day and rowboats are $10 a day. You may provide your own motor on a rowboat.

Boat & Rental Fees for Senior/Disabled: Full day motorboat on weekends is $27.50, on weekdays $7.50; full day rowboat weekends is $16, weekdays $6.00. You must provide your own motor.

Swimming is not permitted.

Fishing Permit: Sat/Sun-$5.00/day & Weekdays $3.50 [b]Note:[/b] A California Sport Fishing License is required for all anglers 16 years and older (under Section 7145a of the Fish and Game Code).

Campground rules on Dogs for Lake Morena: more to come... (Off Leash is at the owner's risk)

This trip is being cross posted with several other meetups. You're welcome to visit with us starting on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday or to just come up and spend a day browsing through the vendor's displays. This will be an easy carcamp starting Thursday evening, April 28th and ending Sunday evening, May 1st.

Well behaved/QUIET dogs are welcome on this trip.


Ranger/Lake Phone Number:[masked]

Directions: From San Diego: 46 miles east on Interstate 8 to Buckman Springs Road. Go south 7 miles to Oak Drive, then west 2 miles to Lake Morena Drive, drive straight to the park entrance. Note in the comment section if you are looking to carpool. Let me know when you are coming in your response. If you decide to come down - call me on my cell at[masked]. Leave a message - not sure if I'll get reception. You can easily find me by my dark brown Jeep Liberty Renegade w/lights on top and toting a mini Yorkie named Toto.

CARPOOL: If you want to carpool please post in comment section.

By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: This event can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each attendee attending an event is attending at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves. You must fully understand that attending these events involves risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death. Fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages. Hereby release from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the members of this group. I have read this agreement, I fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by attending and have attended freely and without inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. Hope you can join me! Andrea