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#3800 - 04/27/10 08:14 AM If you live in or near Ridgecrest....
Bob R Offline


Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 129
Loc: Ridgecrest, California
Basic Mountaineering & Mountaineering Safety

Taught by the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group
(CLMRG is a recipient of United Way support)

Starting Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Through Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Seven weeks of lectures and practical experience in mountaineering and beginning rock climbing

LECTURE: Tuesdays, 6:30 -- 8:00 PM at the Kerr McGee Center

PRACTICE: Wednesdays, 5:00 PM until dark, plus a weekend day hike and a weekend overnight hike

$30.00 signup fee.
Must be 14 years of age or older
(14 and 15 years need a parent/guardian also taking the class;
16 and 17 years need their parents'/guardians' release/permission).

*Students are required to have access to the textbook "Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills"
-- 7th Edition. (Available at your favorite bookseller).
*A UIAA certified helmet is needed, but a limited number are available for loan.
* Class is limited to 40 students; first come-first served.

REGISTER EARLY

To register, send name (and parent/guardian name if under 18 years), address, phone number,
and e-mail address (or self-addressed, stamped envelope if you do not have an
e-mail address) along with a $30.00 check or money order (made out to CLMRG) to:

China Lake Mountain Rescue Group
Attn: Carol Burge
1104 N. Inyo
Ridgecrest, CA 93555


For more information on CLMRG and the class:
http://www.clmrg.org
Bill Stratton, 760-375-4898, bill.stratton@clmrg.org
Carol Burge, 760-446-7038, carol.burge@clmrg.org

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#3801 - 04/27/10 08:33 AM Re: If you live in or near Ridgecrest.... [Re: Bob R]
wbtravis Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1253
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
Bob,

Could you move Ridgecrest closer to Rancho Cucamonga?

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#3826 - 04/27/10 12:57 PM Re: If you live in or near Ridgecrest.... [Re: wbtravis]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 832
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Originally Posted By: wbtravis
Bob,

Could you move Ridgecrest closer to Rancho Cucamonga?

Give the San Andreas Fault a couple of tens of thousands of years and it will be! whistle
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Have fun and enjoy the Gr8 Yd Opn.

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#3840 - 04/27/10 06:18 PM Re: If you live in or near Ridgecrest.... [Re: + @ti2d]
wbtravis Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1253
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
Hmmm...that is less time than it going to take my house to become beach front property, by about 480,000 years.

All things considered, 10,000 to 20,000 years is just a bit too long to wait for Ridgecrest.

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#3842 - 04/27/10 07:11 PM Re: If you live in or near Ridgecrest.... [Re: Bob R]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Bob R

I have a good friend who calls Ridgecrest God's Secret Place.


Recently, I was looking at a map (okay, I admit, I am either reading a book or looking at a map) and when I looked at Ridgecrest, and how flat, hot, dry, desolate it was (did I forget any other negatives, Steve & Wagga?) I was thinking that my army service in the desert was not nearly as bad as it could have been...However, during a second glance, I discovered a unique property about Ridgecrest: it is nearly equidistant to the highest and lowest elevations in the contiguous US!
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The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.

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#3903 - 04/30/10 07:19 AM Re: If you live in or near Ridgecrest.... [Re: Bob R]
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 828
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
Everybody! You owe it to yourselves and those you hike with to attend this seminar. I will do my best to attend. The folks at CLMRG know what they are doing and have valuable mountain wisdom to share with you.

Even if you have hiked the Whitney trail a hundred times or have done the MR dozens of times, you can always learn more.

Ask yourself: "Would I know how to perform a rescue of my companions in the mountains? Would I know what to do to ensure my personal survival?"

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