Golden Trout Natural History Workshop, Inc.

GT Workshops

for Families and Individuals
Previously located at Golden Trout Camp
Potentially using the White Mountain Research Station for 2019
East of Lone Pine, CA

Evening at the top of White Mountain


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

Summer Schedule -- 2019

We will list information here as to future workshops when dates are finalized. No reservations are taken until the brochures are mailed or e-mailed, which is expected to be near the end of January 2019.

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 camp is at 10,100 feet, and day hikes usually 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. This is a wilderness camp with no emergency facilities. There is a satellite phone that can make outgoing calls, but it is for medical emergency use only and cannot receive incoming calls.


Tuition -- (estimates currently)

Adults: $550
Children (age 5 through 12): $325
Children under 5 are free, but not recommended for this high elevation, wilderness camp.



Facilities include dormatory type rooms as well as private rooms. Guests make their own sack lunches with food supplied by GTC.

How to Get There

The White Mtn. facility is east of Lone Pine, CA.

Topo Maps

We will post maps when our plans for 2019 are firmed up.


Links to Other Sites of Interest

The Crooked Creek Facilities

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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