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First tree trip to J-Time (Beginners!!!!!!)

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Destination
Joshua Tree
Dates
02/10/2018 to 02/11/2018
Leader
Sam Rubin
Co-leaders
Sarah Binau
Trip Fee
$5
Required Gear
-Backpacking backpack (Can be rented for free from the OEC)
-Sleeping bag (ditto)
-Sleeping pad (ditto)
-Warm clothes!! (Jacket, pants, warm hat, gloves if you have them)
-2 liters worth of water bottle(s) (Sam and Sarah will bring extra water)
-Flashlight/headlamp
-Maybe a fun song!?
Signup Dates
01/26/2018 to 01/28/2018
Maximum Participants
10 (including leader/co-leaders)

For more information about this trip, log on with your OTL account!


*THIS TRIP WILL BE POSTED ON 12am FRIDAY 1/26 (aka the midnight bewteen Thursday and Friday)*

 **THIS TRIP IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO JTREE BEFORE**

 ***MAKE SURE TO READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS*** 

Long story short, 2 years ago Sam and Sarah met on a JTree trip much like this one never having been to JTree before, and never having met echother! An accidental night-hike, 1/4 of a bagel dinner, and missing breakfast later, they left the best of friends, yearning to return to this magical desert land. 

They have returned, but never with the same magical wonder as their first time. Finally, here is their (and your) chance! Here are the deets:

-This trip is only for people who have never been to Joshua Tree before. We want to help new peeps get to the park!

-The trip will leave at around 10am (and we will meet at Frary for a group breakfast at 9am) on Saturday, February 10 and return before 4pm on Sunday, February 11.

-The trip will include a 3 mile oasis hike, a few scenic tours, a giuded tour of J-Tree's HOTTEST (literally) rocks and spots, and a flat 1 mile backpacking trek to one of the most beutiful and secluded backpacking spots in the park.

-Meals will be packouts from the dining hall supplemented by the $5 trip fee (Sam and Sarah will take care of all these logistics)

-First person to sign up with a car automatically earns a spot! We want to make this trip a max of 10 people, but right now only have the capacity for 5. 

-SPECIAL SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS: Since we are expecting a lot of interest, we are going to do sign ups a bit differently. We are going to have sign ups open the whole weekend, all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and they will close Sunday night. After that, if more than 8 people sign up, we will see the list of everyone who is interested and will randomly select 8 names out of a hat to join us on the trip. Therefore, being the first 8 people to sign up does not guarantee you a spot on the trip. We're doing this to make sure everyone has a fair chance to get a spot!

-Sam and Sarah are experienced J-Tree travelers and conversation starters, so you are sure to be physically, emotionally, and socially safe!

WE CAN'T WAIT TO JTREE WITH Y'ALL!!! 

Registered Participants

1. Sam Rubin Pomona Confirmed
2. Sarah Binau Pomona Confirmed
3. Valerie Magan Scripps Confirmed
4. Jordan Scripps Not confirmed
5. Amelia Hahn Scripps Not confirmed
6. Linnea Dahmen Pomona Not confirmed
7. Krista Gomez Pomona Not confirmed
8. Kai Vogel CMC Not confirmed
9. Elena Lev Scripps Confirmed
10. Jaimie Ding Scripps Not confirmed
11. Alexandra Branscom Scripps Confirmed
12. Mette Beierle Scripps Not confirmed
13. Gillian Hart Scripps Not confirmed
14. Sarah Burch Pomona Not confirmed
15. Cattarina Chase Pomona Not confirmed
16. Christine Lin Pomona Not confirmed
17. Weston Miller Harvey Mudd Not confirmed
18. Emily Rose Alworth Pitzer Not confirmed
19. Chiugo Akujuobi Scripps Not confirmed
20. Audrey Simmons Scripps Not confirmed
21. Samantha Norrito Scripps Not confirmed
22. Julia McCartan Scripps Not confirmed
23. Caitlin Halligan Pomona Not confirmed
24. Maj Wehrmeister Scripps Not confirmed
25. Ise Sharp Pomona Confirmed
26. Jonathan (Bryce) Wachtell Pomona Not confirmed
27. Anne Shalamoff Scripps Not confirmed
28. Devon Kennedy Pitzer Not confirmed
29. Claire Payne Scripps Not confirmed
30. Schuyler Mitchell Pomona Confirmed
31. Madison Gates Scripps Not confirmed
32. Emma Paulini Pomona Confirmed
33. Sanami Fendt Pomona Not confirmed
34. Anqi He Pitzer Not confirmed
35. Yunjing(Chloe) Lin Scripps Not confirmed
36. Eve Milusich Scripps Confirmed
37. Daniela Bond Pomona Not confirmed
38. Anna Teske Scripps Not confirmed
39. Netta Kaplan Pomona Not confirmed
40. Daphne Liu Scripps Not confirmed

All trip participants, confirmed and not confirmed, have electronically signed the Release and Waiver of Liability:

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

In consideration for being permitted by the Pomona College ("Pomona") to participate in the Activity, I hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:

ELECTIVE PARTICIPATION: I acknowledge that my participation is elective and voluntary and that my participation is not required by Pomona. As a condition of my participation, I hereby grant Pomona the right to use, for promotional purposes only, any photographs of me taken by Pomona, its employees or agents, during my participation in the Activity. I further understand and agree that Pomona may use (for marketing purposes) any statements or quotes attributed to me in my evaluation of the Activity.

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INFORMED CONSENT: I have been informed of and I understand the various aspects of the Activity. I understand that that there are risks involved in participation in the Activity which include, but are not limited to: travel to and from Activity site via private vehicle, common carrier, and/or Pomona owned vehicle, conditions of facilities, injuries due to condition of equipment, weather conditions, facility conditions, wildlife, negligent first aid operations and there may be other risks not known to me or not reasonably foreseeable to me at this time. In addition, I understand that as a Participant in the Activity, I will engage in physical activities, during which I could sustain serious personal injuries, illness, property damage, or even death. I understand that as a Participant in the Activity I could sustain serious personal injuries, illness, property damage, or even death as a consequence of not only Pomona's actions or inactions, but also the actions, inactions, negligence or fault of others, and that there may be other risks not known to me or not reasonably foreseeable at this time. I further understand and agree that any injury, illness, property damage, disability, or death that I may sustain by any means is my sole responsibility, except for those occurrences due to Pomona's gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

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ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I understand that there are potential dangers incidental to my participation in the Activity, some of which may be dangerous and which may expose me to the risk of personal injuries, property damage, or even death. I understand that these potential risks include, but are not limited to: travel to and from Activity site via private vehicle, common carrier, and/or Pomona owned vehicle, injuries due to condition of equipment, weather conditions, facility conditions, wildlife, negligent first aid operations of Releasees, and other risks that are unknown at this time. In addition, I understand that as a Participant in the Activity, I will engage in physical activities during which I could sustain serious personal injuries, illness, property damage, or even death. I KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE ACTS OF THE RELEASEES, UNLESS THEY ARISE FROM THE RELEASEES' INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OR GROSSLY NEGLIGENCE, and assume full responsibility for my participation in the Activity.

INDEMNITY: I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, agents, and assigns, agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Releasees from any and all liability, including any and all claims, demands, causes of action (known or unknown), suits, or judgments of any and every kind (including attorneys' fees), arising from any injury, property damage or death that I may suffer as a result of my participation in the Activity, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE INJURY, DAMAGE OR DEATH IS CAUSED BY THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, UNLESS THE INJURY DAMAGE OR DEATH IS CAUSED BY THE RELEASEES' GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT.

PERSONAL MEDICAL INSURANCE: I agree to purchase and maintain during the term of the Activity personal medical insurance. I further acknowledge that I am responsible for the cost of any and all medical and health services I may require as a result of participating in the Activity.

CERTIFICATION OF FITNESS TO PARTICIPATE: I attest that I am physically and mentally fit to participate in the Activity and that I do not have any medical record of history that could be aggravated by my participation in this particular Activity.

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CHOICE OF LAW: I hereby agree that this Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

SEVERABILITY: If any term or provision of this Agreement shall be held illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with any law governing this Agreement the validity of the remaining portions shall not be affected thereby.

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