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Calm Before the Storm

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Destination
Joshua Tree campgrounds
Dates
05/07/2009 to 05/08/2009
Leader
Sam Gordon
Co-leaders
Joey Isenstadt
Justine Selsing
Trip Fee
two meals
Required Gear
Bring: a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, 2L water, sturdy sneakers or hiking boots, warm clothing (desert gets cold at night), eating utensils, flashlight, instruments, enthusiasm

Don't bring: o-chem textbooks, laptops, anxiety
Signup Dates
04/13/2009 to 04/27/2009
Maximum Participants
50 (including leader/co-leaders)

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24 hours of relaxation in the middle of the desert: no books, no laptops, no papers, just people and nature. We'll try to arrive by noon on Thursday, spend the day rock scrambling, hiking, relaxing, and making friends. As the sun falls, we'll gather round the campfire for some guitar playing and singing, s'more making, massage circling, and bonding. We'll finish off the night with a moonlit hike, then retire to our tents (our outside) for the most restful night of sleep you've had all semester. We'll leave in the morning to be back on campus between noon and 2, giving you most of Friday to do as you please (read: study feverishly). This is a car camping trip, very domestic, no backpacking or hardcore camping stuff involved. No prior experience required, and it's as strenuous as you want it to be. We'll camp at either Sheep Pass or Indian Cove. We can accommodate as many people as we can fit into cars. For those of you looking to do the extra credit assignment for Steinberg's class, this is your trip.

ALSO:

I need co-leaders to help me with gear and packout stuff.  Minimal time commitment, just need a hand.  Let me know if you're able. 

Registered Participants

1. Sam Gordon Pomona Confirmed
2. Joey Isenstadt Pomona Confirmed
3. Justine Selsing Pomona Confirmed
4. Ryan Jawetz Pomona Confirmed
5. Sarah Lee Pitzer Not confirmed
6. Christopher McGuire Pomona Confirmed
7. Ariel Gandolfo Pomona Not confirmed
8. Keenan Ferar Pitzer Not confirmed
9. Erin Coleman Scripps Confirmed
10. Peris Castaneda Pomona Confirmed
11. Gabriel Friedman Pomona Confirmed
12. Nathan Wilairat Pomona Confirmed
13. Samantha Meyer Pomona Confirmed
14. Calvin Masterson Pomona Not confirmed
15. Catherine Wilka Pomona Confirmed
16. Dawn Bickett Pomona Confirmed
17. Vivian Brown Pomona Confirmed
18. Julia Carpenter Pomona Confirmed
19. Dagnie Howard Scripps Not confirmed
20. Natalie Grover Scripps Confirmed
21. Jenna Tico Scripps Confirmed
22. Maria Whittle Pomona Confirmed
23. Sam Trachtman Pomona Confirmed
24. Megan Lewis Scripps Confirmed
25. Kate Campbell Strauss Pomona Not confirmed
26. Samuel Cheney Pomona Confirmed
27. Tiffany Chan Pomona Not confirmed
28. Kim Anderson Scripps Not confirmed
29. Anna Gibson Pomona Confirmed
30. Chelsea Katan Pomona Not confirmed
31. Marina Kucic Pomona Not confirmed
32. Drew Westcott Pomona Not confirmed
33. Paula De Oliveira Santos Pitzer Not confirmed

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

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