Outing Summary
Car Camp

Trip# 2: Blair Valley  Grade: M5BDate: 2/3/2024
Leader: Brian SwansonAssistant: Sussi Yamaguchi
SAT - No toilets at camp! After setting up our tents, we'll perform a tent inspection, discuss low impact camping and hiking, and review map orientation. Then we'll hike up Ghost Mtn to visit the ruins of Yaquitepec, Tanya and Marshall South's 1930's adobe cabin. After lunch atop the mountain, we'll visit a 1960's military jet crash, then return to camp to discuss desert camping and hiking gear; then drive to a trailhead for another short hike to a Native American village site. We'll then return to camp to prepare for happy hour and dinner, after which we'll cook s'mores (leader-supplied fixings) and swap stories around the campfire before our short starry starry night hike.

SUN - After breakfast we'll break camp and play Bocce Ball before visiting some beautiful pictographs and a dry waterfall in Smuggler Canyon. After lunch we'll return to the kiosk for sign-outs before returning home.

FOOD: Plan to eat breakfast before you leave home. Bring two trail lunches, one dinner, one breakfast, and snacks for both days.

Special Outing Requirements: Arrive at the carpool or meeting site(s) 10 minutes early to allow for traffic and last minute glitches. Each person should bring their own TEN ESSENTIALS and a positive attitude! NO LOW CLEARANCE VEHICLES on the sandy/rocky desert roads. Trekking pole(s) will be helpful due to portions of the trails with elevation/boulders/rocks.

Water Requirements: Each student to bring 1 1/2 gallons. This allows 2 quarts per day, 2 quarts for evening/morning camp needs.

Outing Requirements:
Filtering Water (water available)
Bouldering/scrambling with BACKPACK
Bouldering/scrambling with DAYPACK
Rocky, rough, uneven terrain
Hiking through thick brush or bushes
4WD vehicle required
High clearance vehicle required
High or 4WD vehicle recommended
Adventure Pass required
Trekking poles recommended/required
Special clothing/gear rcmd./rqd.
GPS use/demo
Night navigation
Backpack loading demo
Gear use/discussion
Evening fire
 MilesGain (ft)Loss (ft)MilesGain (ft)Loss (ft)
Day Hike55005003200200

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