California Camping Adventures - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND RIVER CAMPING Friday, May 24, 2019 7:00 AM

California Camping Adventures

Since we didn't make it there last time, come and join California Camping Adventures for a fun weekend at Kern River & Lake Isabella. You can come for as long, or as short as you'd like; just keep in mind that it is about a 3.5 hour drive from the Burbank area.

LOCATION
Calkins Flat Dispersed Area (on the river!)
1941 Kern River Hwy,
Kernville, CA 93238

The site will MOST LIKELY have NO amenities = tables/toilets/piped water/trash removal. We are going to have to bring in, and set everything up, then pack everything out when we are done, including all trash.
This is dispersed camping. Campers are responsible for bringing their OWN food, water, camping gear, first aid, & supplies.

PLAN:
Since it will be a busy holiday weekend, I am planning on heading out there early Friday morning to make sure we get a good spot by the river. You are all welcome to join me Friday morning and we can go together, or you can meet us there Saturday (or I can arrange another meet point on Saturday to come as a group).
For those coming on Friday, we will meet up at 7am on Friday in the parking lot of Hobby Lobby - 641 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 & then head out as a group at 7.30am. Let’s gather on left side of parking lot, between the hobby building and Burger King.

The goal is to get out there, set up our tents/common area, and then you are welcome to do anything you want for the rest of the weekend!

THINGS TO DO:
- explore the local Keysvilles 4x4 trails,
- swim / boat at the Lake,
- you can take take a guided river raft tour.
- fishing in both the river and Lake
- Lots of places to hike around the area.
- there is a small brewery in Kernsville.
But most importantly... enjoy the time off :)

WHAT TO BRING:
-WATER/ICE! Drinking, dish/washing. (1 gal/per person/per day)
-Food/Drinks.
-Firewood. (Everyone MUST bring TWO bundles-more if possible)
-Camping gear. Tent/CHAIR/Sleep Stuff/clothes/lantern/portable toilet/etc.
-Water rafts/ toys!(if you can haul it, you can use it)
-For community usage (if you don't have your own stove), I will bring a folding table, a dual stovetop & cookware. (just wash it please)
-I will also bring a metal fire-ring (fire requirement for the wood fires), a propane heater (just in case), tarps, and an Eazy-up tent; which I will setup in the common area for shade. Also on one of the evenings, my wife will be making a hot vegan lentil soup for everyone.
-ANY other PROPANE cooking device is acceptable, so if you have the means; bring it.(I'm bringing a meat smoker, which you are welcome to use)

COST:
$5 per person.
(meetup related costs, & shared propane = I'm not here to make a profit off of this; just want everyone to have a good time)

RSVP RULES:
The payment is DUE at the time of your RSVP to CONFIRM your spot, I accept Venmo ( Paul-R1 ) or Apple Cash (message me). NO SHOWS do not get a refund. Cancellations prior to the last week can receive a payment credit, but ONLY if there is someone to take your place, otherwise the fee is still incurred.
NO payment = NO rsvp

LEGAL:
Sorry, due to the risk of the moving river, no children or animals are allowed on this event.
Minimum age for ALL Members and their guests is 18. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers/leaders of California Camping Adventures responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. MeetUp and/or California Camping Adventures is NOT responsible for any possible losses, medical assistance, legal issues, property damage, or injuries. Please bring all of the equipment, supplies, and food you need, but most importantly: Do Not Forget Water!(~1gal /pp a day)

(EXAMPLE CHECKLIST = https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQOOQnk_Xs_BpdR8fMT8VrPQ8bY2E5XNjoF4T-b6VHXVmdcvIrIFTwVGJErs5OxDj1JH4-KWn3R5Wp6/pubhtml)

Adventure Pass needed for ALL vehicles.
Fishing License Required.
Fire permits are REQUIRED: http://www.preventwildfireca.org/permits

Weather = 80s & 50s.

Attending: 15

Calkins Flat Dispersed Area 1941 Kern River Hwy KernvilleCA  93238