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An Especially Grand Thanksgiving

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Destination
Grand Canyon
Dates
11/23/2011 to 11/27/2011
Leader
Kristen Lindbergh
Co-leaders
Juliette Walker
Trip Fee
about $20 depending on gas, food, etc...
Required Gear
Backpack
WARM Sleeping Bag & Pad
Hiking Boots
2 Liters of water
WARM Clothing-- Long underwear, warm jacket, hat & gloves
Headlamp/flashlight, normal backpacking stuff, etc.
A sense of adventure & at least one story involving a turkey.
Signup Dates
09/17/2011 to 11/01/2011
Maximum Participants
8 (including leader/co-leaders)

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


Hanging around for Thanksgiving break? Want to avoid travel or grumpy relatives? Looking for an alternative to Dean Feldblum's Thanksgiving Dinner? Come on an AWESOME trip to the Grand Canyon!

 We will leave campus as soon as everyone is free on Wednesday 11/23 and head to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. After spending one night on the rim, we are hiking down to Hermit Rapids on the Colorado River. Here, we will cook a delicious backcountry Thanksgiving feast and spend two nights before heading back to the rim. We will be hiking on Hermit Trail, a beautiful trail off the south rim of the Canyon.  It is unmaintained and a little off of the main corridor trails, which should keep us away from the crowds.

The hike in and out is a very strenuous 10 miles, so please be sure you are ready for that before signing up! It will also be very very cold-- be prepared for temeratures below freezing. Ask one of the trip leaders if you are unsure if you are ready for this trip.

 SO if freezing temperatures and miles of strenuous backpaking sounds like your idea of a great Thanksgiving break.... sign up! And visit one of the wonders of the world with people equally insane as you!

 

Registered Participants

1. Kristen Lindbergh Pomona Confirmed
2. Juliette Walker Pomona Confirmed
3. Dorothy Silverman Pomona Confirmed
4. Nick Bordner Pomona Confirmed
5. Dominick Reinhold Pomona Confirmed
6. Elena Sharma Scripps Confirmed
7. Siyao Xie Pomona Confirmed
8. Katia Jimenez Pomona Confirmed
9. Xinyi Guo Pomona Confirmed
10. Erin Gurley Pitzer Not confirmed
11. JING Jin Pomona Not confirmed
12. Stephanie njau Pomona Not confirmed
13. Sasha Ponomareva Pomona Not confirmed
14. Alana KO Murphy Pomona Not confirmed
15. Monica Cason CMC Not confirmed
16. Richard Dama Pomona Not confirmed
17. Jenya Kahn-Lang Pomona Not confirmed
18. Tianyou Gu Pomona Not confirmed
19. Jonathan Starzyk Pomona Not confirmed
20. Devin Gilliam Pomona Not confirmed
21. Jasper Pomona Not confirmed
22. Isabel Neal Pitzer Not confirmed
23. Charlie Neibel Pomona Not confirmed
24. Megan Richman CMC Not confirmed
25. Mariah Valerie Barber Pomona 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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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.

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