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POSTPONED: The Third Annual Mt. Baldy Speedo Hike

This trip already happened.

Destination
Mt. Baldy
Dates
09/26/2009 to 09/26/2009
Leader
Than Volk
Co-leaders
Danielle Joseph
Brett Shea
Trip Fee
Required Gear
speedos or two piece bathing suits, sunscreen (especially for your inner thigh), sunglasses, water, snacks, the ability to let go of any and all inhibitions...oh, and FITNESS
Signup Dates
09/13/2009 to 09/26/2009
Maximum Participants
6969 (including leader/co-leaders)

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


SPEEDO HIKE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL ANGELES NATION FOREST DECIDES TO REOPEN (FROM FIRE CLOSURES).
 
UPDATE: 9/24...1:30 PM
 
Funny story...

ALL of Angeles National Forest STILL closed due to the Station Fire. Our hope was that the lack of proximity to the fire and the fact that the fire really occurred weeks ago would sway in our favor. While the LA Times published an article today suggesting the fire could be fully contained as soon as tonight,  the bureaucratic powers that may be aren't going to have anything open for at least another week. DO NOT be discouraged. Speedo Hike will return in its full GLORY. We'll just have to wait a couple weeks. More info as this develops. The plan is to have it the first or second week of October, but our hands are tied by the Forest Service at this point.

Please help spread the word. Updates to come via this e-mail list.

-TV
 
E-MAIL TO PARTICIPANTS (9/21...2 am):
 
Wow, 134 people and counting. I'm not even sure I can count that high. [redacted]
 
On a logistical note, there are 19 drivers that have told me they are planning on driving (which is something like 98 seats, if I still can add). However we do this is going to be sloppy. I know for a fact that people are flaky and will sleep-in or forget...all 135 people definitely aren't going to show up. There are also additional drivers that haven't formally e-mailed me and told me they're driving (Naomi? Brett?).

I want to make this as big and epic as possible and don't want to turn anyone away if I don't have to. I think we're close enough to where we can figure space out that morning...getting creative, if need be. Let's plan on meeting at 7:45 am at the basketball court behind Walker (at Pomona, outside of where OTL's gear room is), splitting up into cars and leaving by 8 am, definitely no later than 8:15 am. DRIVERS, come to Walker with your cars. I will do everything possible to avoid this, but do know that we may have to turn people away if there isn't enough space, especially if you're below 100 on the list. You probably will get left behind if you don't show up on time. I'll try to confirm all the drivers I've talked to, if you know any of them and want to reserve a seat ahead of time.

It's 8-12 miles of hiking, depending on the route. It'll probably take 3-4 hours to get up, an hour to dance around and take photos on top, and two hours back down. Plus another hour or so of combined driving and being inefficient. Keep this in mind.

Other notes: SUNSCREEN is an absolute MUST. MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS. SERIOUSLY. Everyone MUST ALSO bring two quarts of WATER. A snack would also be advisable (maybe grab a bagel and an apple from the dining hall). Dej, we should try to bring a few first aid kits as well.

Please e-mail me if you have any kind of loud, portable music that you'd be willing to bring.

If you are a DRIVER and aren't planning on going anymore, PLEASE let me know so that my numbers are relatively accurate. If you're signed up and no longer plan to go, please figure out how to remove your name from the list for the same reason.

DRIVERS, OTL can reimburse you for gas. Be sure to get a receipt from the same day and stop by the OTL gear room with it.

Finally...some inspiration:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2081989&id=13308767&l=304dbc1db1

Love,

-Than
 
 
IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND CAN DRIVE, PLEASE E-MAIL ME ASAP. I'll put a list of drivers together so everyone can hopefully find a driver.
 
It's back: The best and most important OTL trip of the year. The location?  Our friendly yet dominating neighbor Mt. Baldy, elevation 10, 064 ft.  The purpose? To celebrate freedom, more specifically the freedom associated with not wearing pants.
 
This is a 8 to 12 mile roundtrip dayhike where all men are required to wear speedoes (or briefs if you cant find a speedo) and all women are required to wear a two piece bathing suit.  Moustaches and german accents are highly recommended, as are hiking boots with high socks, sunglasses, fanny packs, and techno music. A love of gunther and chainsmoking lucky strikes a plus.
 
Be part of the most meaningful event to hit the 5Cs, until December's Mammoth Reading Days.
 
WE NEED AS MANY CARS AS WE CAN GET. THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY POPULAR TRIP AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

Registered Participants

1. Than Volk Pomona Confirmed
2. Danielle Joseph Pomona Confirmed
3. Brett Shea Pomona Confirmed
4. Marco Lobba Pomona Not confirmed
5. Alexandra Gutowski Pomona Not confirmed
6. Zack Mattler Pomona Confirmed
7. Willy Frick Pomona Confirmed
8. Kyle Halstvedt Pomona Not confirmed
9. Sam Gordon Pomona Not confirmed
10. Romy-Michelle Scripps Not confirmed
11. Laura Beebe Pomona Not confirmed
12. Greg Thomas Pomona Not confirmed
13. Savina Velkova Pomona Not confirmed
14. Nicholas Frederick Pomona Not confirmed
15. Kimberly Frischer CMC Not confirmed
16. Chase Olsson Pomona Confirmed
17. Kasey Grewe Pomona Not confirmed
18. Janet Ma Pomona Not confirmed
19. Dylan O'Shea Pomona Not confirmed
20. Alia Stewart-Silver Pomona Not confirmed
21. Rachel Jones Pomona Not confirmed
22. Christopher Glass Pomona Not confirmed
23. Micah Berman Pomona Not confirmed
24. Grant Gucinski Pomona Confirmed
25. Daniel McGuinness Pomona Confirmed
26. Michael Mulroy Pomona Not confirmed
27. Jon Gelber Pomona Not confirmed
28. Alex Polizzotti Pomona Not confirmed
29. Erica Reiss Pomona Not confirmed
30. Rylan Grady Pomona Not confirmed
31. Chloe Schaefer Pomona Confirmed
32. Thomas Christiansen-Salameh Pomona Not confirmed
33. Joseph Frewer Pomona Not confirmed
34. Jillian Raftery CMC Not confirmed
35. Amber Datta Pomona Not confirmed
36. Nicholas Lyle Hubbard Pomona Not confirmed
37. Kelsey Gross CMC Not confirmed
38. Jonathan Gottfried Pomona Not confirmed
39. Amy Briggs Pomona Not confirmed
40. Will Pitkin Pomona Not confirmed
41. Catherine Wilka Pomona Not confirmed
42. Erica Bellman CMC Not confirmed
43. Claire Perkins Pomona Confirmed
44. Jenna deBoisblanc Pomona Not confirmed
45. Peris Castaneda Pomona Not confirmed
46. Cici Cyr Pomona Not confirmed
47. howie vogt Pomona Not confirmed
48. Ian Gallogly Pomona Not confirmed
49. Courtney Miller Pomona Confirmed
50. Nora McIntosh Scripps Not confirmed
51. Juliette Walker Pomona Not confirmed
52. Cortlyn Authement Pomona Not confirmed
53. Sam Trachtman Pomona Not confirmed
54. Olivia Lopes Scripps Confirmed
55. Kelsey Figone Scripps Not confirmed
56. Kathryn Leonnig CMC Not confirmed
57. Sabrina Baum Pomona Not confirmed
58. Isabel Harbaugh CMC Not confirmed
59. John Russell Pomona Not confirmed
60. Maddie Potter Scripps Not confirmed
61. Liz Crumpacker Scripps Not confirmed
62. Nick Clute-Reinig Pomona Not confirmed
63. Elizabeth Beckett CMC Not confirmed
64. Sunny Tsai CMC Not confirmed
65. Naomi Laporte Pomona Not confirmed
66. Carolyn Angius Scripps Not confirmed
67. Caitlin Plefka Pomona Not confirmed
68. Jen Byrne Scripps Not confirmed
69. Nathan Obaid Pomona Not confirmed
70. Vanessa Ho Pomona Not confirmed
71. Whitney Yang Pomona Not confirmed
72. Liz Duda Pomona Not confirmed
73. Julia Tiucs Pomona Not confirmed
74. Kate Johnson CMC Not confirmed
75. Rachel Lown-Hecht Pomona Not confirmed
76. Vanessa Breeding Pomona Confirmed
77. Maya Horgan Pomona Not confirmed
78. Kate Campbell Strauss Pomona Not confirmed
79. Nicholas Hurwitz Pomona Not confirmed
80. Blake Gilmore Pomona Not confirmed
81. David Pichardo Pomona Not confirmed
82. Hannah McConnell Pomona Not confirmed
83. Karla Whitfield Harvey Mudd Not confirmed
84. Charlotte Scripps Not confirmed
85. Adam Long Pomona Not confirmed
86. Caroline Rubin Pomona Not confirmed
87. cara hall Pomona Not confirmed
88. Isabella Thorndike Pitzer Not confirmed
89. Benjamin Smith Pomona Not confirmed
90. Eric Owen Pomona Not confirmed
91. Anna Maria Hall Pomona Not confirmed
92. Phoebe Maddox Pomona Not confirmed
93. Lucy Bosche Scripps Confirmed
94. Brittany Fair Pitzer Not confirmed
95. Andrew deJong Pomona Not confirmed
96. Alison Frost Pomona Not confirmed
97. Andrew Strait Pomona Not confirmed
98. Peter Chinman Pomona Not confirmed
99. Katie Kistler Pomona Not confirmed
100. Lena Connor Pomona Not confirmed
101. Kim Anderson Scripps Not confirmed
102. Brett Erspamer Pomona Not confirmed
103. Abbey Hye Scripps Not confirmed
104. Claire WIlson Scripps Not confirmed
105. Elena Davert CMC Confirmed
106. Sean Svoboda Scripps Not confirmed
107. Jason Blauvelt Pomona Not confirmed
108. Sara Anderson Pomona Not confirmed
109. Nicole Holsted Pomona Not confirmed
110. Erin Morgan Pomona Not confirmed
111. Emily O'Brien Scripps Not confirmed
112. Kristen Lindbergh Pomona Not confirmed
113. shelley chestler Pomona Not confirmed
114. Nicole Mahoney Scripps Not confirmed
115. Marina Kucic Pomona Confirmed
116. Alice Opalka Scripps Not confirmed
117. Benjamin Spang Pomona Not confirmed
118. Rachel Ekaireb Pomona Not confirmed
119. Ilona Kats Pomona Not confirmed
120. Dane Brodke Pomona Not confirmed
121. Ben Fish Pomona Not confirmed
122. Ann Dennis Pomona Not confirmed
123. Carson Williams Pomona Confirmed
124. Julia Starr CMC Not confirmed
125. McKenzie Floyd Scripps Not confirmed
126. Jody Goldberg Scripps Confirmed
127. Paul Rosiak CMC Not confirmed
128. Jacob Moe Pomona Not confirmed
129. Jesse Caro Pomona Not confirmed
130. Kathleen Shea Pomona Not confirmed
131. Hannah Rapp Scripps Not confirmed
132. Kaylie Wilson Pomona Not confirmed
133. Nicole Becich Pomona Not confirmed
134. Justin Ellis Pomona Not confirmed
135. Megan farrell Pomona Not confirmed
136. Daniela Carrillo Pomona Not confirmed
137. Alexandra Pitzer Not confirmed
138. Anna Brill CMC Not confirmed
139. Andrew Foster Pomona Not confirmed
140. Ryan Wheeler Pomona Not confirmed
141. Amy Carl Pomona Not confirmed
142. Kristina McOmber Pomona Not confirmed
143. Sarah Lustiger Scripps Not confirmed
144. Ryan Hoyne-Wingate Pomona Not confirmed
145. Eliana Rieders Pitzer Not confirmed
146. Allison Rossman Pomona Not confirmed
147. Will Hummel Pomona Not confirmed
148. Calvin Masterson Pomona Not confirmed
149. Nicola Parisi Pomona Not confirmed
150. Morgan Ingemanson Pomona Not confirmed
151. Jin hoo Lee Pomona Not confirmed
152. Thomas Winter CMC Not confirmed
153. Miles Lifson CMC Not confirmed
154. E Camille Scheidt 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.

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS: I agree to conduct myself in accordance with Pomona's policies and procedures. I further agree to abide by all the rules and requirements of the Activity. I acknowledge that Pomona has the right to terminate my participation in the Activity if it is determined that my conduct is detrimental to the best interests of the group, my conduct violates any rule of the Activity, or for any other reason in Pomona's discretion.

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.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, agents, and assigns, HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Harvey-Mudd College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute), its governing board, directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and any students (hereinafter referred to as "Releasees") for 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, UNLESS THE INJURY DAMAGE OR DEATH IS CAUSED BY THE RELEASEES' GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE INJURY DAMAGE OR DEATH OCCURS WHILE IN, ON, UPON, OR IN TRANSIT TO OR FROM THE PREMISES WHERE THE ACTIVITY, OR ANY ADJUNCT TO THE ACTIVITY, OCCURS OR IS BEING CONDUCTED. I further agree that the Releasees are not in any way responsible for any injury or damage that I sustain as a result of my own negligent acts.

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.

MEDICAL CONSENT: I understand and agree that Releasees may not have medical personnel available at the location of the Activity. In the event of any medical emergency, I do authorize and consent to any x-ray examination, anesthetic, medical, dental or surgical diagnosis or treatment, and hospital care that Pomona personnel deem necessary for my safety and protection. I understand and agree that Releasees assume no responsibility for any injury or damage which might arise out of or in connection with such authorized emergency medical treatment.

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.

By electronically logging in on the OTL website and signing up for this trip, I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understand and will abide by each of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

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