Summer 2007 Murray Group Trip

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The proposed group trip this summer is camping on Catalina Island or some other more local beach. Below is a list of possible dates for the trip, followed by some camping options that are available for each set of dates. If you are interested in attending, please add your name to the list below, listing after your name at least one of the trip options, in order of preference. Please indicate your interest by Friday, July 6!

Possible Trips

  1. August 22-24 (Wednesday - Friday) - Camping on Catalina at the Little Harbor Campsite
  2. August 24-26 (Friday - Sunday) - Camping on a "local" beach
  3. August 25-27 (Saturday - Monday) - Camping on a "local" beach

Camping Options

The following activities are available at the Little Harbor and "local" beach campsites: snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, surfing (plus lessons), scuba diving, and swimming. </P?>

Little Harbor, Catalina Island

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(some random picture I found when I searched for "Little Harbor Catalina") <P>

The following description has been copied from the Santa Catalina Island Company's website:

Rated "One of the Best Campgrounds in the West" by Sunset Magazine, Little Harbor Campground is perfect for campers who enjoy playing on the beach or in the water. Located about seven miles east of Two Harbors and 16 miles from Avalon, Little Harbor is a sandy, beachfront campground with lots of opportunities for recreation. Facilities and activities include BBQ and fire ring, showers, fresh water, chemical toilets, lockers, and kayak and snorkel gear rentals are available from Wet Spot Rentals daily.

The round-trip boat ride to Catalina is $50.50 and camping is $12/night/person. Gear rental and food is extra.

Local Beach

Some options for the "local" beach are the Morro Strand State Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, and possible Malibu Creek State Park.

The following description was copied from the Morro Strand State Beach website.

This beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Fishing, windsurfing, jogging, and kite flying are popular.

The following description was copied from the Crystal Cove State Park website.

In addition to the Historic District, Crystal Cove State Park has 3.5 miles of beach and undeveloped woodland, which is popular for hiking and horseback riding. The offshore waters are designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is used by mountain bikers inland and scuba and skin divers underwater. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. Visitors can explore tidepools and sandy coves. Crystal Cove offers sand and surf, rocky reefs, ridges and canyons - plus recreational opportunities - that appeal to everybody. State Park Rangers conduct nature hikes in the winter. The park features three miles of Pacific coastline, plus wooded canyons, open bluffs, and offshore waters designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is not just used by people who enjoy water related activities, such as swimming, surfing, sunbathing, scuba and skin diving, but also people who like to fish, mountain bike and hike.

Info on the Malibu Creek State Park can be found here.


Interested People (order of preference)

  • Julia Braman (1, 2, 3)
  • Sawyer Fuller (1, 2, 3)
  • Richard Murray (1, 2, 3)
  • Mary Dunlop (1, 2, 3)
  • Elisa Franco (1, 2, 3)
  • Dom Rizzo (1, 2, 3)
  • Andreas Ulbig (1, 2, 3)
  • John Carson (2)
  • Nok (2, 1)
  • Mike Epstein (1, 2, 3)