September 14-16, 2018
Trip Details & Action Items
Hi Ladies! Pretty soon you'll be heading for the Nation's first (and greatest) national park to challenge yourself on the trail. Between the insane views, fantastic company, and the satisfaction of a hot meal after a big hike, it's hard to predict what will be the most memorable part! We hope you're getting as excited as we are.
This page includes all the logistical information for your specific trip. The rest of the details you'll need to prepare for this adventure, including the all important PACKING LIST, can be found on the venue overview page:
SARAH & BECKY
are pumped to play with you all outdoors. If you have any questions the day of the trip, you can reach Sarah Lee at (541) 510-0473. If you need anything between now and then, just email email@example.com!
Big Oak Flat Information Station in Yosemite
10am on Friday, September 14th
Lindsey and Morgan are our amazing drivers on this trip! (Shout out to Stacia, who also volunteered to drive). Everyone else, shower them with love/affection/high fives. We'll send out separate emails to each carpooling group so you can exchange phone numbers, and start coordinating pickup times and locations.
Car 1: morgan, lisa, & Elizabeth
You can all meet up in San Francisco.
Car 2: Lindsey, Stacia, & Madigan
Madigan, plan to grab an Uber/Lyft out of Menlo Park to meet up with Lindsey and Stacia in Oakland.
Each driver should be reimbursed $100 for gas/tolls/wear and tear.
Lisa, Elizabeth, Stacia, and Madigan, please be ready with $50 via cash or Venmo for your driver.
You're also responsible for the Yosemite park entrance fees, which are currently $30 per car. If you have a National Park pass, awesome! You're covered. Otherwise, be sure to factor this cost into reimbursements, depending on who pays for the car you're in.
For full details on how carpools and reimbursements work, check out our Transportation FAQ.
What to Expect When You Arrive
When you arrive at Big Oak Flat Information Station, you’ll have quick introductions with the rest of the group, your guides will pick up permits and hand out maps, then you’ll caravan to the Sunrise Lakes trailhead (56 mins. away).
You’ll unload and spread out food and gear to distribute, and pack everything up into your backpacks. Your guides will teach you best practices for packing and fitting a backpack. After opening ceremonies, you’ll hit the trail in the early afternoon.
What to Bring
The full packing list for clothes and other personal items can be found on the Yosemite Backpacking Venue Overview.
The following is what you indicated you need provided during registration:
|Name||Borrow from Trail Mavens||Bring Your Own|
|Morgan||60+L backpack; Hiking poles||Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Headlamp; *Mess kit|
|Lisa||Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Headlamp; 60+L backpack||*Sleeping bag liner; *Mess kit|
|Lindsey||Nada||Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Headlamp; *60+L backpack; *Mess kit|
|Madigan||Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Headlamp||*Sleeping bag liner; *60+L backpack; *Mess kit|
|Stacia||Sleeping bag; Sleeping pad; Headlamp; 60+L backpack||*Sleeping bag liner; *Mess kit|
|Elizabeth||Sleeping pad||Sleeping bag; Headlamp; *60+L backpack; *Mess kit|
*Notes on Gear
Sleeping Bag Liner
Examples here. Required if you're borrowing one of our sleeping bags, to keep it fresh for the next Maven!
In addition to your own gear, you'll need to carry a share of group gear, and likely a full-size bear canister. If you own a backpack that's smaller than 60L, you'll need to borrow one of ours for this trip.
A Tupperware container with lid, heat-proof cup or mug, and spork is just fine.
+ ACTION ITEM:
Morgan, Lisa, and Stacia: you indicated you need us to provide you with a pack. A pack should fit you the way a pair of shoes does—exactly—so we want to be as accurate as possible when selecting gear for you.
+ ACTION ITEM:
Weather & Conditions
Since everybody is different, it’s up to YOU to check out the weather forecast and judge your personal comfort levels, and plan accordingly! Please use your own judgement when packing: if you’re always cold, pack heavier extra layers (i.e. leggings to go under pants). Keep an eye on the weather forecast for the area, which right now looks like this:
We're missing Trip Applicant Questionnaires from some Mavens!
+ ACTION ITEM:
is a research scientist in San Francisco and likes baking, traveling, adventures, and reading murder mysteries.
is a professional violinist in the US military and teacher and works in the DC Area. She likes yoga, hiking and cooking.
is an Oakland based photographer, barista, and outdoors enthusiast who misses Southern California and her surfboard.
is a road tripper and professional word-wrangler who loves to travel, eat Mexican food, and go on hikes with her dog, Juno.
is an engineer from Toronto, Canada, who has never backpacked before, but loves to jump into things to try them out!
is a biomedical research scientist at UC Berkeley who loves to be outside, listen to podcasts, play tennis and foster kittens with her dog Nika.
works on climate change where she vacillates between having faith in humanity and crying at her desk. That is also the opening sentence to my online dating profiles. :)
Sarah Lee (guide)
is a cookie monster, bike advocate and massive hugger. She’s always down for an adventure, no matter how big or small.
Have any questions between now and our trip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.