Don’t Miss These Other Opportunities Date Time Meeting location Additional Info 5/25 8:15 am Trunk Road Park and Ride Departure time is 8:30. This hike will go up the POW/MIA mountain between Eklutna Crossroads Community Church Middle School Lake Road and Twin Peaks. For those interested, Ed Strabel will provide glissade training Eklutna Campout for those with an ice ax AND rain suit (both top and bottom necessary). The other hikers June 14 (Sunday) – June 16 (Tuesday) will hike back to the vehicles For CCC students and their friends who just completed 6th – 8th grade on the “trail.” 6/1 8:15 am Charlie Yoder’s house: Hike destination: TBA—as it phone number 746-1105 depends on the weather and (hm) or 355-2848 (cell). time constraints. Call for directions if needed. 6/8 8: 15 am Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: TBA 6/15 NO POW this week. We’ll be Additional information: on the middle school Eklutna All non‐adult hikers must have been in 6 ‐ th campout. grade or higher during the 2008‐09 school 6/22 8:15 am Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: TBA year. All younger hikers must be accompanied 6/29 8:15 am Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: TBA by their parent or legal guardian. 7/8-10 (or TBA Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: Seward area All hikers younger than 19 must have a current, 11) (Possible destinations include signed Crossroads Community Church Activity the Lost Lake Trail and Caines Permission form on file with Mr. Yoder prior to Head). participating on any hike. One permission form 7/13 8:15 am Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: TBA will suffice for the entire summer hiking 7/20 8:15 am Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: TBA season. 7/27 8:15 am TBA Hike destination: TBA 8/6-9 TBA Charlie Yoder’s house Hike destination: Probably the Penny Royal Glacier to REQUIRED ITEMS Bomber Glacier traverse in All hikers must wear a comfortable Hatcher Pass. Must have backpack/day pack that contains: participated in three prior 09 A container with one‐quart of water POW hikes to be eligible to go. (NOT Gatorade/Red Bull, and etc.) 9/27 1:30 pm Charlie Yoder’s house Our annual end-of-season potluck party. Rain coat/poncho Wind or rain pants Knit hat Gloves A healthy lunch (A healthy lunch consists of vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. Suggestions include: apple and orange slices, raisins, trail mix/gorp, peanut butter on whole grain bread, cheese, nuts, seeds, crackers, granola bars, energy bars, and even candy bars). Chips, sugar type candy and the like do not provide the long‐term energy hikers require. OPTIONAL ITEMS Bug spray (a small container will be more than adequate— A small Bible in a zip‐lock bag mosquitoes don’t seem to bother sweaty little bodies). Small camera, plant ID book, small binoculars Polypro top such as a long‐john top, vest, jacket Small pocket knife/leather person tool Whistle A small monetary donation to your driver for gas Fire starter DISCOURAGED (LIKE NEARLY FORBIDDEN) ITEMS Toilet paper/spade Cotton sweats (tops/bottoms) Extra pair of non‐cotton socks Denim clothing (jeans) Electronic games, etc. Be nice to you feet and wear a good pair of hiking shoes or boots. Pets (without prior approval) Crossroads Community Church “Skater‐type” shoes are not acceptable. A typical day of hiking does not exist. We will leave at 8:30 am and may 864‐6701 return home by 2:30. Depending on the hike we may return much later. We will know on the evening prior to or the morning of the hike when we Let’s Go! HELPFUL HINT: will return. If you have a very important soccer game at 5 pm in th Do NOT make May 25 your first hike if you want to have fun that Anchorage, for example, and you come with us, you have a good chance day. of missing the game. For more than 10 years middle schoolers have departed our Valley to attend the Middle School Campout. Now it’s Your turn! Cost: $35 if paid by June 7th What to bring and NOT bring $45 if paid on or after June 8th IMPORTANT STUFF: tent, sleeping bag and pad, extra DO NOT BRING: Snacks of any kind (due to clothes, two‐pair of footwear (one pair for hiking), a bear problems); electronic gadgets (personal towel, personal hygiene stuff, liquid insect repellent, a game players, iPods, cell phones) as they We will depart from Crossroads Campus day pack, a 1‐quart water bottle, warm clothes (jacket, may get ruined or lost & there is no cell at 2991 N. Tait Dr at 2 PM on June 14th Please cut out and bring in the following gloves and hat), a Bible (of course), medications (which coverage; weapons, drugs, or other illegal, and return at 1 PM on the 16th. registration form to the Crossroads will be administered by an adult) disgusting or unwanted items. Community Church office, Tuesday – NOT AS IMPORTANT: A camp chair, 2‐3 pieces of Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. Medical release For more information please contact firewood, pocket knife, flashlight, sunglasses, sun tan forms available at the office or the Charlie Yoder at 746‐1105 (home) or 355‐ lotion, swimming clothes, plastic bag. information table must accompany each 2848 (cell) paid registration. Registration: Student Name:_____________________ Parent Phone School Numbers:__________________________ Allowing students to bring snacks is Attending:_________________________ __________________________________ inviting trouble. Last year we enjoyed taking pictures of a family of black bears __________________________________ and had no trouble with them at all. Our children, ages 2 – 10 were safe and awed Grade just Parent Email at the sight of a mama bear and her 2 completed:________________________ Address:___________________________ cubs. Address:___________________________ __________________________________ ‐Paul Steiner __________________________________ __________________________________ Pictures are provided courtesy of www.AmbiancePhotographyAlaska.com. Thank you Heather.