Golden Trout Natural History Workshop, Inc.

GT Workshops

for Families and Individuals
Previously located at Golden Trout Camp
This year there will be a single session at the White Mountain Research Station at Crooked Creek
East of Lone Pine, CA

WAIT LIST ONLY FOR 2019, AS OF 2/14/19


Evening near the top of White Mountains

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To Register, receive a Brochure, or for any further Information, you can contact us via GoldenTroutWorkshops@gmail.com , or, for registration information, via our Registrar.

The brochure/registration form is also now posted at http://www.goldentroutworkshops.org/GTNHW-2019-brochure.pdf
If you have never attended one of the workshops or are uncertain whether you are on the mailing list, contact registrar Paul Roark at one of the above G-mail addresses.

Registrations, deposits, and final payments must be mailed to our Post Office box address, below.

PO Box 253, Solvang, CA 93464 - 0253

We do not have an on-line payment capability.
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Summer Schedule -- 2019

We are having a single 2019 session! Our session will be held August 19-23 in the White Mountains and based at the Crooked Creek Research Station (CCR), a high elevation mountain lodge which is part of the UC Natural Reserve System. (See https://www.wmrc.edu/facilities/cc/default.html) The Whites are located to the east of the Owens Valley. CCR is located at 10,150 ft. which is a similar elevation to our previous site at Golden Trout.

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 per person is due at the time of registration and is included in the total fee cost. Full payment must be received not later than May 1. Absolutely no refunds will be made on cancellations after May 1 unless there is a replacement. Note that travel insurance may be available but is the responsibility of individual guests.

The facility is at 10,150 feet, and day hikes and activities will go to somewhat higher elevations. If you have ever experienced problems with high elevations or have a heart condition, consult your doctor about potential altitude and medical problems prior to registering. The Crooked Creek Research facility does have internet connections.

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Tuition


Adults: $550
Children under 12: $325
Note that there are no nearby streams for children to play in.



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Facilities

Facilities include dormatory type rooms as well as private rooms. The limited private rooms will be allocated to couples on a first-come basis.

For more information on the Crooked Creed facilities, click here.



How to Get There

The White Mtn. facility is 33 miles (1 1/2 hours) north-east of Lone Pine, CA.
Just north of Big Pine, on Hwy 395, turn east on Hwy 168, then north on White Mtn. Rd.
We recommend you Google "Crooked Creek Field Station, White Mountain Road"

Topo Maps

We will post information on maps as we get it.


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Links to Other Sites of Interest

Altitude Sickness
In addition to this general article on altitude sickness, see the section on prevention. "Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24-48 hours at a higher altitude is optimal."

Altitude Sickness and Ibuprofen
See this NPR summary of a study that found ibuprofen to be useful in lowering the possibility of altitude sickness.

Paul Roark, Photographer

Click here to learn more about GT Natural History Workshops, their purposes and goals.

Click here for a thorough discussion of altitude sickness.

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