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CRYSTAL COVE EASY BACKPACK

O-2:20s30s40s CRYSTAL COVE EASY BACKPACK: This easy paced 6 mile r/t hike will take us to the Lower Moro Campsite. Amenities include outhouses, trash cans, and an incredible view! Bring a minimum of 3 qts water, sleeping bag, ground cover/tent, warm clothes, 10 essentials, dinner (plus an item to share), breakfast, and $$ for late lunch. A $10 campground fee is to be paid via PayPal before 2/21, with excess proceeds going to the Sierra Club. A refund will be offered in the event the park is closed due to rain. Meet in front of the restrooms at Coastal Peak Park near the corner of East Coastal Peak and Ridge Park Road, Newport Coast ( http://goo.gl/maps/E3M5h ). Estimated Start time: 3:15 p.m. Estimated Hike time: 2 hours. Estimated Sunset: 5:42 p.m.

This is a beginner's backpack, so feel free to contact the leaders if you need any help.

Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Azx3SiSnRQSzVDaTJ2emNyNGc/edit?usp=sharing

Leader: James Huang ([masked]), Co-Leader: Erin Chin ([masked])

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  • Stacy

    In the ER with my mother, she needs emergency surgery. So sorry to miss out on this but won't be able to make it.

    February 22, 2014

    • Erin C.

      We will miss you! Best to your mom

      1 · February 22, 2014

    • Stacy

      Thank you :-)

      February 23, 2014

  • James H.

    Tomorrow's the big day! We'll meet at the benches in the park ( http://goo.gl/maps/8C9Et ) at 3:15 p.m. tomorrow. Please email me ([masked]) if you are running more than a few minutes late.

    Temperatures will range from 74 degrees during the day to 48 degrees at night throughout the weekend with no chance for rain. We do usually hang out for a bit before heading to bed, so bring warm clothes.

    Minimalist checklist: backpack, something to sleep on (sleeping pad), sleeping bag, light (head lamp is best, flash light will work too), food (dinner, something to share, breakfast, and snacks/emergency food), water (3 liters minimum, boxed wine recommended ;-)), warm clothing, and toiletries.

    February 21, 2014

    • James H.

      If you have a medical condition (asthma, severe allergies), please let us know ahead of time. While neither Erin or I are qualified to carry or administer medications like inhalers or epipens, if an issue arises we can help you get said medication out of your backpack.

      For those of you who want to stay in a tent: who’s got one, who’s willing to share, and how many is that tent going to sleep?

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
      -James

      February 21, 2014

    • Stacy

      I'm bringing a tent but it's only for one person.

      February 21, 2014

  • James H.

    I got a question about food - so I thought I'd share my advice with the group. There's a couple of different ways to go about it, especially on a shorter trip like this where you are planning 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, and some extra 'emergency' food/snacks. The first question you have to ask is whether you want to bring a stove. When I don't bring a stove, I tend to bring not-quickly-perishable items. Dinner will likely be some cold pizza, boxed wine, and an easy to eat/share dessert like chocolate chip cookies. Breakfast would be croissants, muffins, or pop tarts. If I bring a stove (an absolute must for longer trips where you need to conserve weight), there are a lot more options. The most obvious and lightest is dehydrated food (ramen, oatmeal, Mountain House food from REI).

    February 17, 2014

    • James H.

      I've gone as far as bringing a frying pan to make pancakes. As with all of your backpacking equipment, the real question comes down to weight vs. comfort. It's nice to have a stove and frying pan to make pancakes - it's also nice not to have to carry said items.

      Tip: If you're looking to pack something ready to go, the packaging can be really important. Packaging can be heavy and/or bulky! There are many items out there that should be repackaged. Anything in a glass container should be repackaged (no beer/wine bottles!) If you're going to bring tuna, don't bring the canned stuff - bring the stuff that's packaged in a baggy.

      Please post if you have a stove and/or if you don't have a stove and will need one. This is one of those items that can be shared pretty easily.

      February 17, 2014

    • James H.

      There are very few parks in California that will permit a fire for backpackers. Crystal Cove is no exception.

      February 18, 2014

  • Stacy

    Thanks Erin & James! Looking forward to my first backpacking experience :)

    February 12, 2014

    • James H.

      Happy to have you! Let me know if you have any questions on what to bring.

      1 · February 13, 2014

    • Stacy

      I was eavesdropping the earlier posts, lol. If there is an extra pack I could borrow, that would be totally awesome. I have tent / sleeping bag but would be most appreciative if you guys may have an extra pack that I can borrow :)

      February 13, 2014

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  • James H.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Erin C.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
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