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Rafting, Giant Trees, Hot Springs, Camping w/ VIP Showers
October 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Let’s have some fun and do some whitewater rafting! We’ll drive up Friday after work, camp Friday and Saturday nights, and return home on Sunday. We’ll be able to see and hear the river from our campsite. This trip is all about having a good time and meeting new people so think of everyone as a new friend! Temperatures will be the same as they were in May: low 80’s to high 70’s.
After breakfast (included) we’ll take a stroll through the giant trees! They remind me of the trees in Avatar. They are 1,500 years old and 20 feet thick. This easy walk is 1/2 mile long, paved, and wheelchair accessible. Plus this area is shaded and the air is about ten degrees cooler.
Then we’ll head into town for rafting and will have Subway sandwiches, chips, and bottled water for lunch (included). Our 2 hour rafting adventure will begin with the rafting guides giving us a safety talk, then they’ll take us down a stretch of the river that has Class III rapids (beginner/intermediate). Also, there will be adventurers in our group doing a Class IV run instead that will be about twice as long with larger, more powerful rapids.
Everyone must wear a life jacket and helmet (both provided) as well as sturdy footwear – no flip flops, crocs, or bare feet permitted. Good footwear: water shoes, tevas, sneakers – anything with a strap that won’t come off your fee. Actual rafting trip length will depend on river’s flow rate that day. Probably 2 – 2.5 hours for the class III run and 3.5 hours for the class IV.
After rafting we’ll break for dinner at restaurants (with flush toilets), and there will be a VIP shower option available. Then we’ll meet back at the campsite to roast marshmallows around the campfire and play group games like Catchphrase, Scruples, and Cards Against Humanity!
After breakfast (included) we’ll pack up camp and prepare to head home. Optional: a hot springs visit on the way back! It’s an amazing spot about 3 minutes from the parking area with tubs of hot water next to the river. My favorite is to alternate between soaking in the hot springs and the river.
Kids welcome! Please contact me for minimum weight and age. Sorry, no pets for this meetup. The drive will take 3.5 hours from LA + traffic. Arrival time on Friday begins at 6 pm.
I’ll be helping everyone registered connect for carpooling! Each car will decide when and where to leave. We will all be meeting at the campsite. Arrival time at the campsite begins at 6pm. Directions from Sierra Gateway Market to our campsite will be emailed the night before to everyone registered as well as instructions for people arriving late or on Saturday!
To register for this meetup please message me your email address!
– Class III: $129.99 + Paypal Fee
– Class III: $119.99 + Paypal Fee [Early discount until 10pm 10/8] – Class IV: Message me your email address and “Class IV!”
List of what’s included: http://bit.ly/davidp-more-info
Alternatives to Paypal: Bank Pay, Google Pay, Facebook Pay.
I can do refunds until Tuesday 10/8. After this date you’ll need to find a replacement.
For details about:
– HOT SPRINGS
– WHAT TO BRING
– BRINGING GUESTS
– MORE PHOTOS
Please see the More Info page! http://bit.ly/davidp-more-info