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The calendar for the 2007-2008 season is still being discussed. More details will emerge as these events are planned and as new ones are added. Here is what we did in previous years:

2006-2007 Calendar
2005-2006 Calendar
2004-2005 Calendar

Quicksilver Events Calendar 2007-2008

Manresa State Beach

 Manresa State Beach
  • November 11 - Kayaking at Monterey Bay

  • December16 : We have reserved 30 spaces on Sunday, December 16 at 12pm. The event has also been added the event to the Yahoo list calendar.

    Here is the main information link:

    The Family Giving Tree - WarehouseVolunteer Info

    We will be doing gift sorting and wrapping.

    The warehouse is located at:

    1210 California Circle
    Milpitas, CA 95035

    Yahoo map

  • January: TBD
  • February 22-24, 2008: Ski Trip, Coordinator: Robert Loesch.    I have rented 2 cabins for the weekend of Friday February 22nd through Sunday February 24th 2008. The cabins are in Arnold, which is 30 minutes away from Bear Valley Ski Resort. The cabins sleep 12 people each and are located on the same street 2 cabins away from each other. I was unable to find one cabin that would accommodate 24
    people, so this was the best compromise.

    The cost for one dad and one kid is $197 for the accommodations, including a $50 refundable deposit.

    The $197 does not include food, which will be provided with the cost divided between all the participants. I will be planning the menu and shopping for the food once I have a firm head count. If you are interested in helping plan the menu, shop or cook, please let me know. One of the houses has a gourmet kitchen.

    Plan on bringing your own sleeping bags, towels and pillow cases.

    Here are links to the cabins if you want to check them out:

    Cabin 1
    Cabin 2

    The 24 spaces will go to those who send me a check first. My address is:

    168 Escobar Avenue
    Los Gatos, CA 95032


    Thanks, and I'll see you at the next meeting. Think snow!

    Rob Loesch
  • March:  The March event is at Planet Granite on Sunday March 2nd. They are open from 8am-6pm. I told them we would be there approx. 10-2 but
    feel free to start early or stay later as it is an all day fee. I will have Togos there at noon. Planet Granite is located at 815 Stewart Dr. in Sunnyvale (
    Map to location), their phone # is (408)991-9090 and their web site is Planet Granite.

    Dads that are not certified to belay should schedule lessons. They teach classes on Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday at 6:30 & 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3:30pm and on Saturday only at 4:30pm. The cost is $34 wich includes gear rental and day pass so it would be good to pair up so you can climb and practice after the lesson. The cost to hire a belayer $70/hr.

    The cost to climb is $17 for adults and $10 for kids under 14 plus $5 for shoe and harness rental. Pay at the front desk when you arrive.

    They also need their
    Planet Granite assumption of risk and release of liability  form filled out and signed before climbing. It will save time to fill it out ahead of time: .  (This one is marked to show how to fill it out for a child, but it works for adults as well)   If you are bringing someone else's child they require a photocopy of that parents drivers licence.

    Please e-mail me if you plan to attend so I know how much food to bring.

    Thanks, Mike (408)209-6848
  • April: Coordinator: Shmulik Nehama

  • Considering several options including:
    • Sailing on the Bay
      • Departs from Sausalito
      • An entertaining and educational sail on the bay
  • May: Spring Campout, Yosemite National Park, Coordinator: Ian Batra

 A camping event at Yosemite National Park
  • June: Pool Party, Coordinator: Brian Johnson


Quicksilver Expedition 2006-2007

Updated: 08/26/2006