Upcoming events

    • 24 May 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 27 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hodgdon Meadow Group Campground
    • 3

    Memorial Day Yosemite Campout

    Friday - Monday, May 24-27, 2024

    Hodgdon Meadow Campground


    16 Iconic Sites in Yosemite National Park | HuffPost Life


    Join our group camp for 25 people at Hodgdon Meadow Campground in Yosemite National Park (elevation 4900 feet.).  Our group site is located by the west park entrance off of 120 and about 45 minutes from the Yosemite Valley.


    Hikes and Activities:  Trip leaders will arrange an assortment of different levels of hiking activities for the group.  Our camp is close to some of the best hiking in Yosemite, from the valley to Tioga Pass Road/Tuolumne Meadows.


    Rainbow Sierrans camping trips also feature a potluck dinners on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and camaraderie around our  propane fire pits- bring your musical instruments and favorite games too.

    FINE PRINT

    (Details to consider when deciding if this trip is appropriate for you)
    • The campground is designed for tent camping only.  Bathrooms with tap water, picnic tables, metal bear lockers (this is an active black bear area) and a group cooking area are among the amenities.  
    • Rainbow Sierrans do not provide carpool organizing.  We are happy to put registered participants interested in ride sharing in touch as the trip gets closer.  Please understand though that if you are unable to secure a ride, RS will not refund any cancellation fees.  Additionally, RS does not provide camping equipment.  Please consult your local camping stores (Sports Basement/REI) for rental information if you need certain camping supplies.
    • Like any outdoor area, there may be bees, wasps, and mosquitoes.  Although we will do our best to minimize their presence in camp, all campers should be advised and those with allergies MUST  bring epinephrine pens if they decide to come.
    • No pets (including emotional support or therapy animals) are permitted. 
    • Registration is limited to 25 participants, first come, first served. You must be a Rainbow Sierrans member to have access to registration.  Each member may register (and additionally pay for) one guest.  We trust they will join the club before arriving in Yosemite. The cost for all participants on the trip is $60/person. 
    • Children are welcome on this trip.
    • MEDICAL FORM:  Follow link, fill out medical form. Download and rename it with your last name, first initial, and attach to this registration. 
    • PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT:  Follow this link to download the required Particpant Agreement. Rename it to 2024Yose_agree_lastname_firstinitial. 
    • Angela Romagnoli Camping Scholarship:  This scholarship, which provides free registration to one camper for each RS camping trip, has been established in the memory of Angie Romagnoli. It is intended for a Rainbow Sierrans member who might otherwise not be able to join a camping trip due to financial restraints.  

    Registration and Cancellation Policies for Outings

    1.    All participants must register and pay online on the Rainbow Sierrans website.

    2.    No registrations will be accepted until an outing has been announced to the full membership via email announcement.

    3.    Space on any outing will be assigned only upon completion of registration and payment.

    4.    Confirmed reservations are non-transferable.

    5.    As with any RS outing, acceptance of any individual on a trip will be at the discretion of the particular Outings Leader for that trip.

    6.    Fifty percent of the registration fee will be refunded to any Outings Leader who plans and leads a group hike during camping trips. Serving as a co-leader for such activities does not qualify for a refund.

    7.    Once the allowable number of participants has been confirmed, a waitlist will be compiled. If a cancellation occurs, individuals will be contacted in the order in which their names appear on the waitlist. Failure to respond within 48 hours will forfeit one’s place on the waitlist. Registration for most trips will close four days in advance of trips.

    8.   CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:  All cancellations must be sent via email to the trip registrar. Cancellations received at least 14 days in advance will be refunded the registration fee, less $10.  Cancellations received less than 14 days in advance of a trip will forfeit the full registration fee. If a personal or family illness or other extenuating circumstances cause a last minute cancellation, that person may appeal in writing to the GovCom for a waiver and partial refund. In all cases, no refunds will be issued until after the scheduled camping trip or outing.

    9.    To facilitate trip leadership and safety, registration and payment is required in order to participate in any aspect of a camping trip or other outing sponsored by the RS Governing Committee.

    10. Should the Governing Committee cancel a camping trip or outing for any reason, all registrants will receive a full refund.  

    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 29 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Rock Creek Lake Campground
    • 0
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    ROCK CREEK LAKE CAMPOUT

    INYO NATIONAL FOREST

    Thursday, July 25, 2024 - Monday, July 29, 2024

    Registration opens at 7am on May 10, 2024

    Join the San Francisco Bay Rainbow Sierrans and Loma Prieta GLS for a 5-day, 4-night weekend camping trip to hike and explore beautiful Little Lakes Valley in the John Muir Wilderness. Along with a string of alpine lakes set amidst mountain peaks, we’ll find stands of aspen, cottonwoods and willows that live along the water’s edge. We'll set up camp at Rock Creek Lake Group Campground (9,600') located south of Mammoth Lakes on the eastern side of the Sierra. Our campground is "walk-in" and located in a secluded area overlooking the lake.

    We will be at high altitude. You must be be comfortable camping and hiking at 9,600' and prepared for potentially cold temperatures at night. All trip members must plan to be self-sufficient campers, including meals, beverages, camping gear and supplies.


    The campground offers potable water and flush toilets. This is a tent site only. Motor homes, trailers, campers or other recreational vehicles are not permitted. Fishing and boating are permitted. Dogs are not allowed.


    Pay showers, a grill, and a camp store are available at the nearby Rock Creek Lake Resort. There are boat rentals on the lake near campground or you could bring your own kayak.


    Important details to consider before registering

    Cost: $80.00 per person for members.

    Registration priority goes to Rainbow Sierrans and Loma Prieta Pride members.  All registrations will be completed through the Rainbow Sierrans website.  Loma Prieta Pride members, please contact Celeste McInerney for detailed registration information.  If the trip does not fill within 10 days, it will be opened to non-members.

    To facilitate trip leadership and safety, registration and payment is required in order to participate in any aspect of a camping trip sponsored by the RS Governing Committee.

    A medical form and participant agreement will be required to complete the registration process.

    Children/Pets: This trip is designed for adults only. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. Note:  this restriction applies to emotional support and therapy pets.  Contact a leader if you have any questions.  DO NOT just show up with a pet.


    Refund and Cancellation Policy:

    • All cancellations must be sent via email to the trip leader. Cancellations received at least 14 days in advance will be automatically refunded the registration fee, less $10 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 14 days before a trip will forfeit the full registration fee. If a personal or family illness or other extenuating circumstances causes a last minute cancellation, that person may appeal in writing to GovCom for a partial refund. Appeals will be reviewed by Govcom following the trip or outing conclusion, and those deemed eligible for refund will be issued, less $10 processing fee.
    • Fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee will be refunded to a qualified Outings Leader who plans and leads a group hike during a camping trip. The number of hike leaders needed and the type of hike needed (e.g. length and challenge level) shall be at the discretion of the trip Leader. Serving as a co-leader for such activities does not qualify for a refund.
    • Should the Governing Committee cancel a camping trip or outing for any reason, all registrants will receive a full refund.


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