Troy & Ray’s LGBTQ+ Tower Camping Retreat 2018




Join us a the top of the world, during the Perseid Meteor Shower!

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This mountain paradise is quite literally in the middle of nowhere, almost an hour drive through wilderness cow pastures to one of the highest points in the Green Horn Mountains outside of Bakersfield. You may even wake up to the soft snuffling of cows surrounding your tent at 5am. On hot days, we’ll take a little trip down to the cool Kern River to play. The sunsets are phenomenal and the stars are spectacular.

We provide much of what you need – You bring just your tent, sleeping gear and food/drink. (And anything else you want.) We provide all your kitchen needs and other camping supplies, a warm shower, firewood and gourmet s’mores! (More info soon.) The tower is available as a cabin to sleep in, (twin beds) and we will have a lottery for interested parties at a later date. More detailed travel information will be posted later. Dogs are welcome.

This trip is limited to 12 people, or 4 to 5 tents, whichever comes first. Quality tent space is available but limited.

NOTE: This is semi-primative camping. There is no real electricity or plumbing. However there is a very clean outhouse, and we bring supplies to have a hot shower. We also bring solar panels and batteries to keep us connected to the barely-there cellular signal. The closest civilization is over an hour drive.

Price: $65 per person for the weekend. Includes firewood, supplies and shower water. Payment due by May 1st, 2018.

This trip is not eligible to earn or spend AdventureBux™

What To Bring

  • Food & beverages for your meals (Except for Saturday Breakfast)
  • Cooler & ice to keep it in
  • Bottled water if you prefer it. (All trash must be packed out. No trash left behind!)
  • A tent
  • Sleeping linens and/or sleeping bags
  • Air mattress and pump. (We have enough power to inflate it.)
  • Camping chair(s)
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight(s)
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes and light clothes. It gets hot during the day and very cold at night.
  • Toiletries
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water shoes/swimming gear
  • Telescope/Binoculars/Camera – The sky is amazing at night.
  • Bed linens if you plan on sleeping in the tower.
  • Paper towel
  • Bathroom wipes
  • Plate, bowl, cup and flatware
  • Games & Cards

You do not need to bring S’mores ingredients unless you want something really unusual. We will be providing a gourmet s’mores buffet.

Most cooking equipment is available – You can supplement with your own stoves and cookware if you like, but it is not required. If you plan on cooking over the campfire, bring your own.

What's Included

  • Firewood (or fuel for the Faux Fire)
  • Breakfast on Saturday morning.
  • Gourmet S’mores Buffet
  • Kitchen & Dining Facilities
  • Water for washing
  • Camping Shower
  • First Aid
  • Shuttle Hauling up the mountain from the parking area if needed.

The Game...

Are you prepared to survive a zombie apocalypse? Team up and race to see who can solve all the puzzles and survive the random zombie attacks to make it out alive at the end of the weekend.

We will be in touch with more details soon…

Terms & Refunds

Besides our normal Terms & Conditions, here are special terms for this trip:

  • There are no refunds allowed for this trip.
  • You must review the “What to bring” tab and bring your own gear.
  • There is no services or emergency facilities near where we are going. You take all responsibility for any injury, illness or accidents that may occur.
  • Educate yourself with the local flora and fauna. Venomous snakes and other hazardous wildlife do call this area home.