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    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 02 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sugar Pine State Park Campground Group Site
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    Labor Day at Lake Tahoe Group Camp

    Friday - Monday, August 30-Sept 2, 2019

    Sugar Pine State Park Campground

     Bayview Trail

    Our Labor Day Camping Trip Registration is now open.

    Join our group camp for 40 people at Sugar Pine State Park (elevation 6220 ft near Tahoma, CA.). With nearly two miles of lake frontage, the park has dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper.   Our campground is perfectly located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, ten miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89.  It is 1/4 mile walk from the parking lot to the lakeshore. Summer temperatures are typical for the mountains, ranging from 75-80 degrees during the day to the low 40s at night.  

    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 Lake Tahoe has to offer- you will not be disappointed! Additionally, people can check out lake activities (kayaking, SUPing) and historic area tours.  Lake Tahoe is considered to be one of the most spectacular lakes (and mountain settings) in the country.

    Rainbow Sierran camping trips also feature a potluck dinner on Saturday evening, and camaraderie around our  propane fire pits, with options for Follies (skits and home-grown entertainment), game night, sing-alongs and/or a dance party depending on the participants interest. 

    We hope you will join us for what promises to be a wonderful extended weekend in a magical location. 


    (Details to consider when deciding if this trip is appropriate for you)
    • The campground is designed for tent camping onlyCampers may drive cars down to the sites to drop off gear, but must then drive cars back up to parking lot.  Piped drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, and a group cooking area are among the amenities.  
    • Like any outdoor area, there may be bees, wasps, and mosquitos.  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.
    • Registration is limited to 40 participants, first come, first served. Each participant must register separately, and you must be a GLS member to register: non-members must join the club in order to register. The cost of the trip is $60/person. 
    • No pets are allowed.  Even emotional support or therapy animals are not permitted.
    • We will be asking for medical information during registration.  This allows the trip leaders to be informed of the medical conditions you may have prior to an unexpected crisis.  This information is kept confidential.

    Angela Romagnoli Camping Scholarship:  This scholarship, which provides free registration to one camper for each GLS camping trip, has been established in the memory of Angie Romagnoli. It is intended for a GLS 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 GLS 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 GLS outing, acceptance of any individual on a trip will be at the discretion of the particular Outings Leader for that trip.

    6.    Registration fees 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 wait list 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, if and only if the space can be filled. Otherwise, the full fee will be forfeited. 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 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 GLS Governing Committee.

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

    Cancellation:  read entire cancellation policy before registering: 

     Outing Registration and Cancellation Policies

    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Elkhorn Slough
    • 13

    Seals and Sea Otters  By Kayak: Elkhorn Slough: September 15th  9:30am-2:30pm 

    Early Fall  in Elkhorn Slough is an exciting time  as we search for baby sea otter pups in addition to all other wildlife wonders of the Slough. Leaving from Moss Landing, we'll have a leisurely paddle through the protected waterway. Birding is excellent with many species arriving into the slough to feast in the mud flats. Beginners welcomed.

    Plan on meeting at the public boat launch ramp in North Moss Landing Harbor just behind Monterey Bay Kayaks (2390 Hwy One) at 9:30am.

    We will be using double sea kayaks which are very stable and easy to use. We expect to be back at the launch area by 2:00pm and wrapping up by 2:30pm.

    Items to where and bring:
    * Dress in layers -- Fleece, capilene, silk or wool are good insulators; bring a warm top that can be put on if cool weather (fog) approaches; a sweatshirt is adequate.
    * Long pants or shorts- sweat pants that can be rolled up work well; an outer shell of nylon material dries quickly, but jeans get soggy and   are not recommended.
    * Wind breaker or paddling jacket
    * Footgear - tennis shoes, Teva type sandals or wet suit booties -- any style is fine; they will get wet as you wade in to launch your boat.
    * Hat with visor for sun protection
    * Water bottle
    * Lunch in a compact lunch bag--take in boat with you
    * Sunscreen and lip balm
    * Sun glasses (or prescription glasses) attached with a leash 
    * Binoculars and camera in waterproof bag ( use at your own risk); disposable cameras work well.
    * Tips for the guides (optional)
    * Change of clothes for ride home to be left in car

    Cancelations: For a refund minus $15 cancellations must be made before August 15th. Cancellations after August 15th will be refunded 50% if your spot can be filled. All refunds will be processed after September 16th.

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