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Joshua Tree Event
November 16, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm$30
Are you ready for this next big Adventure? The plan is to meet at the visitor center at 9:45am. Please note that cell reception is poor/non-existent, so they will not be able to be reached if you contact them after they enter. They recommend carpooling if possible.
Please note that there is a $30 fee to enter the National Park, too. You can pre-purchase National Park Passes, that includes this parks entrance. So it may be worth the investment. If your child is in the 4th grade, private message them before the event as there is a special entrance pass for 4th graders.
nps.org is the website to use if you want to know more about the park’s specific details. Feel free to check it out….
There will be a ranger talk @10am for 30 mins about the park and what you can see during the hikes. After the talk you will have a spiritual time/ church. Then get the Ranger packets to use on the hike. After you will drive to do the first hike to complete the first requirements. Hidden Valley Trail is the name of the trailhead.
The club will provide a vege dog lunch for those interested. Please indicate if you want lunch and for how many family members in the comments line. You are more than welcome to picnic on your own; however, please note there is no food to obtain in the area.
After lunch you will do another hike to finish up the packet. Baker Dam is the name of the trail. You will then take the packets back to the visitor center to speak with the Ranger and get the Junior Ranger Pin.
For those wondering, the hikes are flat and not strenuous. It is the desert and temperatures can fluctuate. So please dress in layers, with hats, sunscreen, extra water. The club will have bottled water for lunch, so that will provide some of the water needed. However, you can bring additional drinks if you desire something else. Please wear closed toe shoes (Tennis or hiking shoes).
At this time, Pathfinders plan to join us for this event. There is much excitement for the families that have Adventures and Pathfinders as they can all be together!!
If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments section in addition to RSVPing if you will be attending and eating lunch (#of people).