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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Camping Trip [MP]
*6/15 update. Trip just filled up. If you RSVPed without sending in payment I moved you to not attending. Want to join the wait-list? Send me a private message. -Deee* Have you ever been to Sequoia National Park? The Sequoia trees are majestic! Let's go and spend a few days in the Park. What's nice about our campsite is that there are NO other campsites right next to us; we are by ourselves. Nearby is a shower, restaurant and convenience store. Perfection! We've done this trip before and had a blast - check out past trip photos and read what people had to say about our prior Sequoia trips. For the 2013 trip click HERE (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/84223542/), for 2014 click HERE (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/128465882/), for 2015 click HERE (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/221483971/). For 2016 click HERE (https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/224168620/). For 2017 click HERE ( https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/241014888/). The money we put together goes towards the campground, Friday and Saturday dinner plus coffee, oatmeal and pastries in the mornings -- and some other goodies. There are several places to pickup lunch. Roll up your sleeping bag, dust off your tent, have a cushy air-mattress along with your hiking attire and let's hang out the beautiful National Park. Don't forget your bug spray, sun screen and lounge chair. Of course, bring some money to buy sandwiches for lunch or to shower. You can arrive at the campsite anytime after 4 pm on Friday. Sequoia is close enough that you can head up after work on Friday and arrive 5 hours later (Or if you want, leave LA early Friday and get a jump start on exploring the park). We will leave the campground Sunday morning. You can head straight home or see more sights. :) Join us on for a great weekend in Sequoia! I will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees. Departure times/locations are set by drivers. This is a trip for members of this group. All attendees must be a member of Mix Professionals and RSVP here. If you know someone that wants to go, he or she must join the group. There are no "+1"s for this trip. By participating in this group you agree to waive all claims against the Organizers as specified in this Waiver (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/pages/Camping_Waiver_of_Liability/). Your profile must contain an actual and current photo of yourself that clearly shows your face to participate in this event. (unless u in witness protection or PC832 then private message Anna and Deee why u can't post face photo) PayPal: [Deleted 6/15] Venmo: $90 to [deleted 6/15] Venmo peeps- send me your email address for communication regarding the trip. If you want confirmation of payment receipt please MESSAGE Anna and/or Dee. No need to use the comment feature since that gets sent to everyone. If you leave a comment asking if we got your payment we will delete it - please use the message function! Communication with specifics regarding the trip will be through email. Therefore we will use the email address associated with your Paypal account unless you specifically provide a different address. The reservation is based on FIRST PAID and has a limited number of people (gender balanced). Whoever pays first will be on the "go" list. If you RSVP yes but don't submit payment your spot is not confirmed and I may move you to the "not attending" list without any further explanation because only a payment (not just an RSVP) locks in your spot. Refund Policy: You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund (minus paypal fee). Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days, no refund will be given. No pets on the trip. Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Can I pay for my friend who is also coming? Yes. As long as your friend RSVPs separately, you can send in payment for them. 2. What do I need to bring? A full list will be provided a week or two before the trip. But basically you need to bring your personal amenities and tent, sleeping bag air mattress etc. 3. What if I don't have a sleeping bag and/or tent? If you don't have a sleeping bag buy one or borrow one. You don't need a fancy one - a $20 one from Big 5 or Target will do. Or you can ask here is someone will share. Every time we've done this trip people have been willing to share tent space. 4. How does carpool work? The organizers will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. (Also included is a packing list with everything you'll need to bring and what you can expect.) Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. Once carpool is finalized we will send out an email with directions to the site. 5. What kind of car is required to get there? Any car is fine. You don't need 4WD or an SUV. You can even drive a lowered car. The roads are paved. 6. What will the weather be like? Typically the weather in the area is high 80's/90's in the day and high 50's/60's at night. It's great weather to camp! 7. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go by myself? Not at all! Most people come by themselves to these events and have a blast and end up with a new social circle of friends! 8. What does the 4 p.m. start time mean (in the event description)? Meetup requires us to list a start time. 4 p.m. is the earliest you can get to the campsite. You can leave home anytime (morning, noon or after work) but come to the campground by 4 or later. If you leave home in the morning there is plenty to do and see before 4.

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