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Camping- Death Valley
Posted January 20th, 2012 - 7:27 am by from Las Vegas, United States (Permalink)
Camping Trip to Death Valley

Dates: Friday Feb 17th - Monday Feb 20th, 2012 (date choosen for a no moon for desert star viewing)

8 of us CSr's went camping in Death Valley back in March 2011 and had a blast (represening CSr's were from Austria, Germany, France & the US)! This time we are exploring a different parts of the park and want YOU to come too!!! Also, star gazing, hiking and just singing.

Meetup Point:
We will meet up to caravan all cars from all locations at Emigrant Campground on Friday, Feb 17th @ 4:00pm

Plan to set up tents by 5:30pm so you don't set up completely in the dark...

Campground: Emigrant (Tents only)
Cell Phones don't really work in Death Valley so don't rely on them - AsMy car will have an Orange Bandana tied to it...

WHAT TO DO:
camping Friday-Monday
Hiking trails TBD
Exact itinerary will be discussed on Fri pm.

COSTS
Around $70-100 Covers: Gas, meals, water, most gear & supplies

WHAT TO BRING:
Here is a basic list of what you'll need if you haven't camped before:
Generic Gear Lists for Hiking/ Backpacking
- quick drying socks (wool or synthetic) NO COTTON!
- Hiking Shoes
- Hiking Pants (quick drying)
- Hiking Shorts (quick drying)
- Long Johns top and bottoms(synthetic or wool)
- Undies
- Hiking Shirts (quick drying)
- Jammies
- Gloves (for warmth)
- Bennie
- Sunglasses
- Hat (brimmed recommended)
- Day Pack (Jan Sport-ish)
- Sleeping Bag (20+ or lower)
- Towel or Backpacking Towel (light weight)
- 1 Reusable water bottle
- Deodorant
- Sunblock
- Headlamp/ Flashlight (30+ lumens if possible)
- Body Wipes
- ID
- Toothpaste


Optional:
Multitool
Whistle
Hot or cold backpacking drinking cup (wine, coffee etc)
Backpacking chair
Sock Liners
Unsented Lotion (for da dry skin)
Camera
Bandanna
Extra Food (Bars Trail Mix)
Universal Soap
1st Aid kit
Duct Tape (for blisters)
Hand Sanitizer
Cards/ Games
Wood/ Matches
Instruments (for night time entertainment)
(please be space senstive. 1 bag& 1 sleeping bag per person)

If you don't have gear let me know and I will try to accomidate you.

*** TWO CARS WILL BE LEAVING FROM STOCKTON AND THERE ARE 6 SPOTS. Contact me ASAP!

ALSO I'm hoping a carpool will be leaving from SoCal and SF if anyone is interested in leading those up. Let me know and I will try to support you as best as I can.

MEETING DETAILS:
FROM: February 17th, 2012 - 5:00 am
TO: February 20th, 2012 - 6:00 pm


LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=156455

LOCATION: United States - California - Death Valley
ADDRESS: Death Valley National Park

Posted January 26th, 2012 - 11:07 pm by from Las Vegas, United States (Permalink)
Carpooling UPDATE.

Nor Cal:
1. Ashley's Car (Full)- Steve, Luis, Clement (needs ride from Berkeley to Stockton) & Erene.
2. Geoff's Car (Full)- Jordan
3. Pavani -Frivolousat25(arriving Sat afternoon)

Nor Cal Surfers NEEDING RIDES:
1. Jim Salor (Stockton)
2. Crystal- Marie (Stockton)
3. Jordan (Sacramento)
4. Grandvizier (SF)
5. Sangesh (SF)

So Cal:
1. John Issac (you offering rides?)
2. Jose Barrious (leaving Sun; you offering rides?)
3. Chris Allen (you offering rides?)
4. Talia (you offering rides?)
5. Paula (arrive Fri afternoon;you offering rides?)
6. Sarah Covello (Bakersfield, 4 seats left)
7. QUADRATO?


Nor Cal Surfers NEEDING RIDES:
Aj Pi (From Dallas) is flying into LAX of SFO and needs a ride.

WE NEED MORE NOR CAL DRIVERS/ CARS. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DRIVE EMAIL ME OR RESPONS TO THIS POST.

Updates on gear, weather and apparel coming soon.

Cheers!
ash