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Death Valley - January 18-21, 2013


What: Death Valley
When: MLK Weekend - January 18-21, 2012
Who: All Scouts (limited to 64 people)
Cost: $150/person

Details
Join us on this Troop 33 favorite 4-day, 3-night camping trip .  You will see breathtaking views, visit the lowest point (282' below sea-level) in North America, hike through some strikingly beautiful country, and go sand sledding on the dunes!

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Please turn checks into Katie Jones or mail them to her at 23565 Oak Valley Rd Cupertino, CA 95014

Death Valley's Morning Report has the daily weather forecast, yesterday's temperatures and current road conditions.

Itinerary

Friday

  • 3:30pm - Meet @ LAUMC
  • 4:00pm - Depart LAUMC
  • 7:00pm - Dinner (on the road)
  • 10:30pm - Arrive Red Rock Canyon SP
  • 11:00pm - Lights out


Saturday

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Break camp
  • 8:30am - Depart for Death Valley NP
  • 12:30pm - Arrive at Dante's View
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 2:00pm - Depart for Badwater Basin
  • 3:00pm - Arrive at Badwater Basin (lowest point in North America)
  • 4:00pm - Depart for Artist's Drive (side loop)
  • 5:00pm - Arrive at Furnace Creek Campground
  • 6:30pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Sunday

Option A - Scotty's Castle

  • 8:00am - Depart for Scotty's Castle
  • 9:00am - Tour Scotty's Castle
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Depart for Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 1:45pm - Arrive at Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 2:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes!

Option B - Ubehebe Crater & Mosaic Canyon

  • 8:00am - Depart for Ubehebe Crater
  • 9:30am - Arrive at Ubehebe Crater
  • 11:00am - Depart for Mosaic Canyon
  • 12:15pm - Arrive at Mosaic Canyon
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Depart for Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 1:45pm - Arrive at Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 2:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes!

Option C - Rhyolite Ghost Town & Titus Canyon

  • 8:00am - Depart for Rhyolite
  • 9:30am - Arrive at Rhyolite (ghost town)
  • 11:30am - Depart for Titus Canyon
  • 1:00pm - Lunch at Leadfield (ghost town)
  • 2:30pm - Exit Titus Canyon
  • 3:00pm - Arrive at Mesquite Flat Dunes
  • 3:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes!

All Options - Sand Sledding!

  • 2:00pm - Sand sledding at the dunes! 
  • 5:00pm - Depart for Furnace Creek Campground
  • 5:30pm - Arrive at Furnace Creek Campground
  • 7:00pm - Dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Monday

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Break Camp
  • 8:30am - Depart for LAUMC
  • 1:00pm - Lunch in Bakersfield
  • 6:30pm - Arrive at LAUMC

Campsites

Friday

Red Rock Canyon SP, first-come, first-served

Saturday/Sunday

Furnace Creek Campground
Campsite Patrol
21 Adults
22 Adults
56 Scoutmasters
57/58 Borderhead Spartans 
58/59 Cobras
59/61 Decepticons
60 Night Warriors
63 The Patrol

NOTE: Each campsite accommodates 8, some patrols are 11-12 and will need to spill over into a neighboring campsite.

Patrols

Borderhead Spartans

  • Noah Herman PL
  • Leandro Andrade
  • Max Drummond
  • Kyle Kim
  • Brandon Le
  • Marcus MacLeod
  • Andrew Marcopulos
  • Jack Monaco
  • Maximillian Raschke
  • Dylan Stahl
  • Mr. Marcopulos (Patrol Advisor)
  • Mr. Monaco (Patrol Advisor)

Cobras

  • Tom Gabrielson (Guide)
  • Alex Kolstad (Guide)
  • Zachary Ottoes (Guide)
  • Gian Coolen
  • Nikolas Gibson
  • Drishaan Jain
  • Kevin Kafayi
  • Arron Liu
  • Nathan MacLeod
  • George Poppitz
  • Austin Townsend
  • Bryan Webb
  • Mr. MacLeod (Patrol Advisor)

Decepticons

  • Anand Kulandaivelu (PL)
  • Jeremy Binkley
  • Tim Cyron
  • Arjun Dhalla
  • Colin Dickerson
  • Jacob Frank
  • Kai Jarmon
  • Drew Jones (Acting SPL)
  • Jesse Mayer
  • Zack Moore
  • Chas Wilken
  • Mr. Mayer (Patrol Advisor)

Night Warriors

  • Andrew Aguilar (Guide)
  • Trevor McGall (Guide)
  • Jared Biesty
  • Charlie Crane
  • Travis Mayer
  • David McAllister
  • Benjamin Tice
  • Mr. Webb (Patrol Advisor)

The Patrol

  • Max Nunley (PL)
  • Ryan Biesty
  • Cameron Jones
  • Jared Khan
  • Anthony Mein
  • Tom Przywara
  • Steven Rutledge
  • Sandeep Sidhu
  • Mr. Gabrielson (Patrol Advisor)

Adults

Name Position Driving? Seats Cell Phone
Miguel Aguilar       (650) 963-9278
Tom Biesty   Y 4 (408) 406-0637
Brent Browning SM Y 4 (408) 368-7758
Charles Crane   Y 5 (415) 377-8888
Mirtes Frediani       (650) 450-3470
Carl Gabrielson ASM Y 5 (650) 823-4246
Deepak Jain   Y 4 (510) 579-7300
Jun Kim ASM Y 5 (650) 714-4109
Janet Kolstad   Y 5 (650) 823-9126
Chris Le       (650) 823-2869
Doug Macleod ASM Y 5 (650) 793-6466
Ted Marcopulos ASM Y 4 (650) 722-1431
Jeff Mayer ASM Y 6 (650) 740-8735
Kathleen McGall   Y 5 (650) 450-2338
John Mein PL Y 4 (408) 206-0973
Peter Monaco ASM Y 5 (650) 575-3590
Kathy Przywara   Y 6 (650) 400-0818
Ann Reid   Y 4 (408) 204-4616
Chris Webb  ASM Y 5 (910) 495-5927
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