BI 200 Alvord Desert Safety
In order for everyone to have a fun safe field experience please keep the following in
While riding in the vans seatbelts must be worn at all times.
We will be walking/hiking on rough uneven terrain. Wear shoes/boots with good
traction soles and ankle support (if needed).
Sun exposure may be extreme. Wear clothing and sunscreen adequate to protect
your skin. Sunglasses are recommended to protect your eyes.
Poisonous snakes and scorpions will be found in this environment. Be careful
where you place your feet and hands.
Weather can be highly variable. Bring clothes to protect yourself in case of rain or
Keep your tent zipped closed to avoid insects and scorpions from entering.
Wear adequate insect protection in the form of repellent and/or clothing.
Hot spring water can be extremely hot (even boiling!). Do not enter thermal water
without consulting with Ed or Lynn first.
The soil banks surrounding hot springs can be unstable. Stand well back from the
Even though the landscape is open it is easy to get lost. Do not wander away from
the group without permission from Ed or Lynn.
PCC policy is that field trips be alcohol free. Please do not
bring/purchase/consume alcohol on this trip.
If any injury occurs on this field trip please notify Ed or Lynn immediately.
If you feel sick at any time on this field trip please notify Ed or Lynn