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Death Valley camping in October! Are we Crazy? NO! Join the 20's & 30's section of the Sierra Club on camping adventure as we camp at an elevation of 4,000 ft in the mountains above Death Valley National Park on Friday evening (the days are warm and nights cool!). Trailhead in the 60's. Saturday, we'll hike to the top of Telescope Peak-the highest peak in the Park, at 11,000 ft, with spectacular views in all directions. You will see Badwater in Death Valley on one side and the Panamint Valley on the other... The lowest (-282 ft below sea level Badwater Basin) and tallest (Mt. Whitney 14,505 ft) locations in the continental US can be seen from the top of Telescope peak. We also visit the Charcoal Kilns. The hike itself is a 14 mile round trip with 3,000 ft elevation gain. The hike is considered strenuous due to the gain and distance. The weather, while always unpredictable, should be in the 60's and 70's. Dress in layers, bring 10 essentials for the hike and camping gear. Sunday optional peaks are available. Trip includes happy hour snacks, a Saturday night dinner & breakfast Sunday. BYOB. Bring your $20 check for the Sierra Club or send to the leader at 16300 Calahan St Sepulveda, Ca 91343 and include your membership number or you can pay by Pay Pal ([masked]) and email leader with H & W #'s, e-mail, ride share info.
Due to the corona virus pandemic, the trip is limited to the first 10 participants to sign up, pay in full and complete the required medical form. Sign-in sheet/ liability waiver will also need to be signed by all participants prior to the hike starting. Please do not attend if you feel sick or have been exposed to anyone with COVID prior to the trip starting. If you test positive for COVID after the trip, you must notify the leader so contact tracing can be done.
Fees charged are only used to cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, transportation, etc.) In the event of any financial profit from this activity, the funds are turned over to the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers who want to share these places for you to enjoy. If you're not already a member, please consider joining the Sierra Club to show your support and help us protect more of nature's wild places.
Photo: Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
"It's Always an Adventure" and while we still can't get out to adventure right now due to COVID-19, what we can do is read about the outdoors!
Pick up our fourteenth book club pick, "Alone in Wonderland" by Christine E. Reed, and join the Sierra Club's 20s & 30s Section for a virtual gathering on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time to discuss our thoughts about the book in addition to our continued longings for our next great adventure!
Register at www.kristamuscarella.com/book-club to receive an email containing the Zoom Meeting ID and password for the book club discussion.
A copy of the book club selection, "Alone in Wonderland" by Christine E. Reed, can be purchased via Amazon (https://amzn.to/3A5thyL). Or rather, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore - https://bookshop.org/lists/always-an-adventure-book-club. You can also purchase the book directly from the author by visiting www.aloneinwonderland.com. Be sure to use code "ALWAYS" for $3 off your order!
Enjoy the book! Hope to see you on Thursday, October 28th at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time on Zoom!
Newcomers are always welcome! Please direct questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or recommendations to [masked].
Description from Amazon:
"Winner of the Indie National Excellence Award for Nonfiction Category.
Christine discovered long distance backpacking while surfing the internet at work. She decided that day to attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. One adventure led to another and a few years later she set out on the Wonderland Trail in Mt Rainier National Park.
Her Rugged Outdoors Woman persona started as a joke, a nod to the outdoor adventurer that she wished to be. But in the years since, she has come into her own as a backpacker, rock climber, and trail runner. This book is a testament to the decision to name who you want to be and make it so."
Note: The Sierra Club and 20s & 30s Section does not endorse the book, author, Zoom, Amazon, nor any other referenced people, companies, etc.