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Post by DaveK » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:03 pm

Greetings:

Most of the trip has been finalized. There are a few loose ends that will need several weeks to resolve. More on that later.

The following will be the itinerary:

April 22 - travel day to Canyon de Chelly
April 23 and 24 - Canyon de Chelly
April 25 and 26 - Red Rock Valley
April 27, 28 and 29 Monument Valley
April 30 and May 1 - Keet Seel and Betatakin
May 2/3 - travel day return home.

As I have mentioned before, the type of travel we want to do, requires that we hire a licensed Navajo guide. The portion of the trip where guides are needed will be Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley, for a total of 7 days. The price we have been able to negotiate is $100.00 per day per vehicle or $700.00 for the whole trip. There will be other miscellaneous expenses, such as camping fees and some admittance fees, but they are minor in comparison.

Keet Seel will require a guide, but that, as is indicated in the brochure, is also comparatively small.

Please use this thread to sign up. If you have any questions before you sign up, especially regarding costs, please pm me or post up here.

Please note that we will be imposing an 8 vehicle maximum for this trip.

Couple of notes:

1. Our guides, especially for Canyon de Chelly and Red Rock Valley, will be traveling in one of our vehicles and using the Ham radio to communicate information. It certainly is not a requirement for this trip, but if you don't have your Amateur Radio license yet, now would be a good time to start studying. If you don't have your license and a radio by the time the trip comes around, we will make sure that you are not left out - don't worry!

2. We will be doing all meals as a group. Start thinking about your best recipes now.

3. We will be having several conference call meetings to organize and plan. I have found that the best way for us to do this is with Skype. If you have not loaded the Skype program onto your computer yet, you will want to do so soon. The download is free and all calls you make to other Skype users are also free. It does require a high speed internet connection (DSL works) - no dial up.

4. We will begin discussing all equipment needs and other planning, following the last sign-up. Separate threads will be used for these purposes.

SIGN UP LIST:

1. Frank (unwiredadventures)
2. Chazz Layne
3. Bruce B (notamog)
4. Tom (toms)
5. Bob (diverbob)
6. Dave (DaveK)
7. Charlie (charlie56)
8.
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Post by unwiredadventures » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:09 pm

Sign me up. 1 Vehicle. 1 person. :D
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Post by Chazz Layne » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:10 pm

In!

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:11 pm

Dave,

Count me in!

I do have a few questions.

1. When do you need the payment?

2. If not everything up front do you need a deposit?

3. What is the refund policy if someone has to cancel at the last moment?

I've organised a number of ski trips in the past and these have always been issues that needed to be clarified early on.
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Post by diverbob » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:24 pm

Dave:

I have replied to this sign up two times and it doesn't seem to post??

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Post by toms » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:24 pm

Sign me up
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Post by diverbob » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:29 pm

OK
Here we go again sign me up for the Indian Country Tour....

Only myself will be attending

If there is any thing that you need assistance with let me know and I will be more
than glad to help out.

I'm not sure if any of my prior replies made it thru

Bob

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Post by DaveK » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:17 am

NotAMog wrote:Dave,

Count me in!

I do have a few questions.

1. When do you need the payment?

2. If not everything up front do you need a deposit?

3. What is the refund policy if someone has to cancel at the last moment?

I've organised a number of ski trips in the past and these have always been issues that needed to be clarified early on.

I could swear that I posted a response to this yesterday. Oh well, sorry Bruce.

Only the CDC/RRV guide has asked for a deposit, at this point. He has requested $400.00 and I will probably send it to him in about a week. I don't know his policy on refunds but I suspect that he is reasonable, depending on when we cancel or adjust our plans. When we get the 8 slots filled, the cost will be $50.00 per vehicle. I will follow up with him on his refund policy. The balance of the fees will be due at the end of the trip.

You are correct that there is a great deal of planning to do. I think the best way to do this is to share the load by having everyone lend a hand. Bob has volunteered to coordinate the meals and based on his performance for our Parashant trip, we will be eating quite well. As soon as we have finalized our 8 members, we will start working on the planning details.

Welcome everyone!!
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Post by NotAMog » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:48 am

Dave,

No problem. I don't expect anything to come up that would prevent me from going on the trip but you never know.

Knowing what I do about this group the trail grub should be pretty good. I picked up a book on foil cooking at Bass Pro yesterday and it has some recipes that look they would be good to try.
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Post by charlie56 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:17 pm

Sign us up.

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