Eagle Lake Field Trip Itinerary

Thursday, May 6, -> Saturday, May 8
Spring 2004

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Thursday, May 6

  • 7:00 Meet at GST classroom for three hour drive to Eagle Lake. There will be donuts, bagels and juice at Potato Patch on Deer Creek or thereabouts.
  • 11:00 Arrival at turn off for Lake.
  • 12:00 Lunch.
  • 1:00 Scouting out the place.
  • 1:30 My Year of Meats followed by consideration of SETI
  • 5:00 Go fly a kite!
  • 6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:00 Star gazing w/ telescope or films

Friday, May 7

  • 7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast.
  • 9:00 Sick Puppy and Big Bang Cosmology.
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 The Eagle Lake eco-system: mimi-lectures, hike, and excercises with Professor Roger Lederer of the Biology. Department
  • 6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
  • 9:00 Star gazing w/ telescope or films

Saturday, May 8

  • 4:00 Survival Hike and Hunting Expedition. Bring sharp sticks and lots of bandages.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 Dorm Clean-up
  • 8:40 Dorm Inspection
  • 9:00 Leave for Chico
  • 12:00 Arrival in Chico

What to Bring:

"The field station is located at an elevation of 5100 feet, so dress appropriately for mountain weather. Temperatures could be in the 30s to 40s most of the time. Warm clothes and jacket or windbreaker and heavy sweater, hat , shoes (sandals are not recommended), wool socks, goves, and rainwear and flashlight. Sun screen would be appropriate."

"There is no bedding other than a mattress, so sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag are necessary. Users must also provide towels, soap, and other personal items. No personal items are available at the field station and the nearest town is 26 miles away, so come prepared." You should be able to get everything you will need except sleeping bag and pillow in one small backpack. The heating is wood stoves. There is usually warm water.

What not to bring: Weapons, alcohol, recreational drugs. Discovery will lead to campus judicial action.

Meal Service:

"There are no refunds for missed meals due to oversleeping, … or arriving later than scheduled, or simply deciding not to take a particular meal.
"…all groups … assist the cook(s) by providing 4 helpers for clean-up duties after each dinner (2 in the Kitchen and 2 in the Dining Hall).
"Coffee and hot water for tea and hot chocolate are available all day long. Student and Staff refrigerators are available for personal food items."

What is Expected of You at this Facility:

"One of our primary concerns is that users behave in a manner consistent with the nature of the facility and its natural environment. … loud and boisterous activities, destructive behavior, loud music, etc. are all inappropriate. Smoking is a dangerous and unhealthy activity that we ask you to keep confined to designated areas. Open fires are prohibited except for an occasional outside barbecue or campfire when conditions allow."

Check in Procedures:

After group leaders check in with the resident camp Steward or the camp Director upon arrival, each member of the group must sign in (name, times of arrival and departure, name of housing facility at the field station.) the Steward/Director will then direct the members of the group to their assigned living quarters.

Prior to Departure:

"Each group is expected to conduct a thorough clean-up detail on the ELBFS grounds. The Director and resident staff expect the station to look the way it did upon [the group's] arrival. Therefore, we ask that groups please allow enough time to complete the following tasks.

  1. Dormitories: Sweep all rooms thoroughly. Remove empty toiletry containers. Bag up all trash (the Steward or Cook can provide you with trash bags.). Hauling trash out of the ELBFS would be appreciated, although not expected.
  2. Cabins: Sweep out and vacuum thoroughly. Remove empty toiletry containers. Bag up all trash.
  3. Dining Hall: Pick up any personal items, magazines, etc. Thoroughly clean group refrigerator and remove any personal items from both the refrigerator and freezer.
  4. Library: Clean blackboard. Remove any personal items. Sweep out thoroughly and bag up trash from can.

Telephone and Emergency Contact:

There are no public telephones at the ELBFS, but an on-site telephone is available in case of emergency. The ELBFS can be reached in case of emergency by contacting the Lassen County Sheriff.


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