Start: 02/19/2016 End:02/21/2016
Activity: Rock Climbing, Snow Shoeing, Canyoneering, Camping, Hiking, Night Hiking, Stargazing, Ghost Town Exploring
Difficulty: V v v strenuous.
This is 3 days of non-stop physical activity.
This trip is not for beginners, those with physical ailments, nor individuals afraid of heights.
When Mick Jagger crooned “you can’t always get what you want” for the first time in 1969, Ben and Chase had not been born.
It is the task of the visionaries such as Ben and Chase to illuminate the places where society does not know to look. The names history choose to remember are the names that wrote history–Alan Turning, Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers, and Archimedes. These are individuals who did not let preconceived notions get in the way of their ultimate success. Put another way, they got what they wanted.
The Eastern Sierra Nevadas offer a multitude of possibilities for adventure–canyoneering, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and hiking. When thinking of what one of these activities Ben and Chase wanted to focus on the answer was clear.
All of them, at once.
Leaving Friday afternoon we will climb the Shark’s fin and camp in the Alabama hills that evening. The Saturday sunrise will bring a snow shoeing excursion to Lone Pine lake. That evening, we will do a company move to Death Valley to prepare for an introduction to canyoneering and hike through Upper Mosaic Canyon on Sunday. Our return Sunday evening will bring with it tales of conquest and a greater understanding of our place in the universe.
“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”
Meet: 11:30am Friday @ Tro Gro
Return: ~9pm Sunday
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday 2/17 Time TBA
Cost: Members: $75 Non-Members: $94
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- 3L of water
- Medications/asthma inhalers
- Hiking boots
- Mess kit- plate, cup, fork, knife, spoon
- warm clothes- could get down to the 20’s.
- hat & gloves for the snowy frolicking
- hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
- rain coat
- hiking boots & comfy shoes for around camp
- camera, tripod if you want to take star photos