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Elisa and Sawyer are organizing a Murray-group summer trip.
 
Elisa and Sawyer are organizing a Murray-group summer trip.
  
Please let us know your preferences on the type of trip and the dates by Monday, April 12.
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The votes have been tallied, and the results are in: the Murray Group trip will be to the '''Central Coast on the weekend June 19-20''' this year! 
  
The votes have been tallied, and the results are in: the Murray Group trip will be to the Central Coast on the weekend June 19-20 this year!  
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This trip will be pretty free-form -- we will have some planned activities, but you will be in a central location from which you will have freedom to do any sort of play you want. (For instance, if you'd like to lie on the beach and explore tidepools the whole weekend, it's very possible!)
  
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= Details =
  
This trip will be pretty free-form -- it will be up to you what you want to do.  
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We will be camping in Montana de Oro state park, 3.5 hours north by car from Los Angeles, on the ocean. Montana de Oro is one of California's largest state parks, and comes with rocky coastlines, tidepools, giant sand dunes and beaches. We will be staying at the Montana de Oro state park campground. A rough estimate for cost per person: $30 for gas, $10 for camp site, $15 for sleeping bag/tent rental, $?? for food 
  
  
Elisa and I have planned the following optional activities that everyone is invited to participate in:
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=== Tentative itinerary ===
* Saturday midmorning:  [http://www.kayakhorizons.com/ kayaking ] in Morro Bay out to the sandspit, lunch picnic
 
* Sunday midmorning: Horseback riding (location TBA)
 
  
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* Friday, June 18, early afternoon/after lunch (before LA traffic): drive to Montana de Oro and set up camp. Short walk to beach, time permitting. Dinner at camp.
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* Saturday, June 19 morning: your choice of activity. Maybe a trip to the dunes. 
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* Saturday, June 19 afternoon: [http://www.kayakhorizons.com/ kayaking ] out to sandspit in Morro Bay, perhaps dinner there and kayak back in the twilight?
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* Sunday, June 20 morning: horseback riding
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* Sunday, June 20 afternoon: hike the loop (surfing if possible?) including Oats Peak and possibly Valencia Peak
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* Sunday, June 20 evening: return to Los Angeles
  
  
Here are some other ideas we are likely to try to do to give you a sense of the possibilities:
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'''Possible activities'''
* walk to coralina cove tidepools (30 min walk each way)
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* Walk to coralina cove tidepools (30 min walk each way)
* watch sunset on bluffs
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* Watch sunset on bluffs
* sandboarding on sand dunes (10 minute drive, 30 min walk)  
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* Sandboarding on sand dunes (10 minute drive, 30 min walk)  
* surfing (wave size permitting)
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* Surfing (wave size permitting. Sawyer will look at the forecast and rent boards accordingly. if you're interested and possibly want a board, let him know ($20) -- tips for catching a wave happily offered)
* hike up valencia peak (1-2 hrs each way)
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* Hike up valencia peak (1-2 hrs each way)
* hacky-sacking
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* Hacky-sacking
* read a book on the beach
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* Read a book on the beach
  
  
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= Participants =
  
=== Details ===
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* Andrea Censi - Central Coast, any date ('''confirmed, +1 guest, needs bag pad tent space needed''')
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* Dionysios Barmpoutis - San Gorgonio, 21-23 May only
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* Elisa Franco - any, any ('''confirmed +1 guest?''')
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* Floris van Breugel - any, prefers June 19
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* Francisco Zabala - Central Coast, any date
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* Mumu Xu - Central Coast, June 19 only
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* Nok Wongpiromsarn - ('''confirmed, pad and tent space needed''')
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* Ophelia Venturelli - Central Coast, June 19 best
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* Richard Murray - any, any ('''confirmed?''')
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* Sawyer Fuller - any, any ('''confirmed''')
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* Shuo Han - Central Coast, June only ('''confirmed, bag pad tent space needed''')
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* Tim Chung - interested, unknown travel schedule could have conflicts ('''confirmed, nothing needed''')
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* Ufuk Topcu - Central Coast, June only ('''confirmed +1 guest, bags pads tent space needed''')
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* Vanessa Jonsson - any, any
  
We will be camping in Montana de Oro state park, 3.5 hours north by car from Los Angeles, on the ocean. Montana de Oro is one of California's largest state parks, and comes with rocky coastlines, tidepools, giant sand dunes and beaches. We will be staying at the Montana de Oro state park campground.
 
  
The tentative itinerary:
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= Old stuff =
  
* Friday, June 18, early afternoon/after lunch (before LA traffic): drive to Montana de Oro and set up camp. Short walk to beach, time permitting. Dinner at camp.
 
* Saturday, June 19 morning: your choice of activity. Maybe a trip to the dunes. 
 
* Saturday, June 19 afternoon: kayak out to sandspit in Morro Bay, perhaps dinner there and kayak back in the twilight?
 
* Sunday, June 20 morning: horseback riding
 
* Sunday, June 20 afternoon: hike the loop (surfing if possible?),
 
* Sunday, June 20 evening: return to Los Angeles
 
  
A rough estimate for cost per person: $30 for gas, $10 for camp site, $15 for sleeping bag/tent rental, $?? for food 
 
 
=== Old stuff ===
 
 
Dates: Richard's availability is for the following week-ends (Both possible trips involve leaving some time during the day on Friday, either morning or afternoon).
 
Dates: Richard's availability is for the following week-ends (Both possible trips involve leaving some time during the day on Friday, either morning or afternoon).
  
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'''Option 2.''' Camping near the ocean in Montana de Oro state park, near Morro bay (Central Coast): [http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=15068 hiking ], [http://www.kayakhorizons.com/ kayaking ], surfing (including lessons from Sawyer if conditions are reasonable), and [http://www.caladventures.com/jjriding.htm horseback riding ] on the beach.  
 
'''Option 2.''' Camping near the ocean in Montana de Oro state park, near Morro bay (Central Coast): [http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=15068 hiking ], [http://www.kayakhorizons.com/ kayaking ], surfing (including lessons from Sawyer if conditions are reasonable), and [http://www.caladventures.com/jjriding.htm horseback riding ] on the beach.  
 
** This will be a more leisurely option with little mandatory hiking. We will do the various activities as excursions from our campsite.
 
** This will be a more leisurely option with little mandatory hiking. We will do the various activities as excursions from our campsite.
 
=== Participants ===
 
 
* Andrea Censi - Central Coast, any date ('''confirmed, +1 guest, needs bag pad tent space needed''')
 
* Dionysios Barmpoutis - San Gorgonio, 21-23 May only
 
* Elisa Franco - any, any ('''confirmed +1 guest?''')
 
* Floris van Breugel - any, prefers June 19
 
* Francisco Zabala - Central Coast, any date
 
* Mumu Xu - Central Coast, June 19 only
 
* Nok Wongpiromsarn - ('''confirmed, pad and tent space needed''')
 
* Ophelia Venturelli - Central Coast, June 19 best
 
* Richard Murray - any, any ('''confirmed?''')
 
* Sawyer Fuller - any, any ('''confirmed''')
 
* Shuo Han - Central Coast, June only ('''confirmed, bag pad tent space needed''')
 
* Tim Chung - interested, unknown travel schedule could have conflicts ('''confirmed, nothing needed''')
 
* Ufuk Topcu - Central Coast, June only ('''confirmed +1 guest, bags pads tent space needed''')
 
* Vanessa Jonsson - any, any
 

Revision as of 04:00, 25 April 2010

Elisa and Sawyer are organizing a Murray-group summer trip.

The votes have been tallied, and the results are in: the Murray Group trip will be to the Central Coast on the weekend June 19-20 this year!

This trip will be pretty free-form -- we will have some planned activities, but you will be in a central location from which you will have freedom to do any sort of play you want. (For instance, if you'd like to lie on the beach and explore tidepools the whole weekend, it's very possible!)


Details

Cfiles13761.jpg

We will be camping in Montana de Oro state park, 3.5 hours north by car from Los Angeles, on the ocean. Montana de Oro is one of California's largest state parks, and comes with rocky coastlines, tidepools, giant sand dunes and beaches. We will be staying at the Montana de Oro state park campground. A rough estimate for cost per person: $30 for gas, $10 for camp site, $15 for sleeping bag/tent rental, $?? for food


Tentative itinerary

  • Friday, June 18, early afternoon/after lunch (before LA traffic): drive to Montana de Oro and set up camp. Short walk to beach, time permitting. Dinner at camp.
  • Saturday, June 19 morning: your choice of activity. Maybe a trip to the dunes.
  • Saturday, June 19 afternoon: kayaking out to sandspit in Morro Bay, perhaps dinner there and kayak back in the twilight?
  • Sunday, June 20 morning: horseback riding
  • Sunday, June 20 afternoon: hike the loop (surfing if possible?) including Oats Peak and possibly Valencia Peak
  • Sunday, June 20 evening: return to Los Angeles


Possible activities

  • Walk to coralina cove tidepools (30 min walk each way)
  • Watch sunset on bluffs
  • Sandboarding on sand dunes (10 minute drive, 30 min walk)
  • Surfing (wave size permitting. Sawyer will look at the forecast and rent boards accordingly. if you're interested and possibly want a board, let him know ($20) -- tips for catching a wave happily offered)
  • Hike up valencia peak (1-2 hrs each way)
  • Hacky-sacking
  • Read a book on the beach


Participants

  • Andrea Censi - Central Coast, any date (confirmed, +1 guest, needs bag pad tent space needed)
  • Dionysios Barmpoutis - San Gorgonio, 21-23 May only
  • Elisa Franco - any, any (confirmed +1 guest?)
  • Floris van Breugel - any, prefers June 19
  • Francisco Zabala - Central Coast, any date
  • Mumu Xu - Central Coast, June 19 only
  • Nok Wongpiromsarn - (confirmed, pad and tent space needed)
  • Ophelia Venturelli - Central Coast, June 19 best
  • Richard Murray - any, any (confirmed?)
  • Sawyer Fuller - any, any (confirmed)
  • Shuo Han - Central Coast, June only (confirmed, bag pad tent space needed)
  • Tim Chung - interested, unknown travel schedule could have conflicts (confirmed, nothing needed)
  • Ufuk Topcu - Central Coast, June only (confirmed +1 guest, bags pads tent space needed)
  • Vanessa Jonsson - any, any


Old stuff

Dates: Richard's availability is for the following week-ends (Both possible trips involve leaving some time during the day on Friday, either morning or afternoon).

  • (14-16 May is now out)
  • 21-23 May
  • 4-6 June
  • 18-20 June


Destinations:

Option 1. Backpacking in San Gorgonio wilderness (with option of climbing to the top of San Gorgonio , Southern California's highest peak).

    • This will be a 2-night, 3-day backpacking trip. Don't worry if you haven't done this before. We'll make sure you have the right gear (we will rent from the Caltech Y) and we'll plan the hikes so that everyone can enjoy them.

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Option 2. Camping near the ocean in Montana de Oro state park, near Morro bay (Central Coast): hiking , kayaking , surfing (including lessons from Sawyer if conditions are reasonable), and horseback riding on the beach.

    • This will be a more leisurely option with little mandatory hiking. We will do the various activities as excursions from our campsite.