At SNRG, we encourage all participants to embrace consensual behavior, including seeking consent to take people’s pictures or otherwise interact with them in any way that invades personal space or involves physical contact. Consent must be clearly granted from an individual who is clearly in control of their faculties enough to grant it. Some examples:
Touch: Just because you hugged someone yesterday doesn’t mean you can surprise them with a hug today. “Surprise contact” isn’t always wanted, even if it’s affectionate.
Kink: Consent for one thing isn’t consent for another. If I said you can spank me, that doesn’t give you permission to grope me.
Sex: Consent can be revoked once it’s been given.
Gifts: Disclose what is in your gifts, even if it’s just essential oils. Some people have sensitivities
Foods: Disclose the ingredients. One person’s innocuous ingredient can be someone else’s allergy.
Photography: Ask before taking pictures. Remember, consent to take a picture is NOT consent to post it on your blog.
There will be two accessible ponds during the event. They are fed by artesian springs and are not used by the local livestock. Participants may swim at their own risk; there will be NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY. The water has not been tested for parasites. DO NOT swim while tired, intoxicated, or alone! If you see anyone not following these rules, please contact the rangers. There will be phone numbers and radio channels posted at the ponds in case of emergency. Free showers are available near the event entrance
There are 4 distinct mountain biking trails at Spicer Ranch. These trails are meant for mountain bikes!! The terrain is rough. It is not recommended to try these trails on beach cruisers or other non-mountain bikes
Spicer Ranch Trail – 2.5 Miles. This is a rolling trail of moderate difficulty that travels past ponds and active quarries. You will travel to the eastern most reaches of the Ranch before looping back around South Pond and returning to the trail head. You can reach the Southpond Mountain Trail from this route.
STORM Trail – .75 Miles. This easy route travels along a lush green meadow with a natural seep where you may hear toads and see other wild life. It is quite a treat to see green grass and water in a desert environment. You can access the Spicer Ranch Trail and Dynamite Trail for this route.
Southpond Mountain Trail – 1 Mile. This intermediate trail is a mellow climb up to the top of Southpond Mountain. From here you will be able to view the entire Ranch and Valley below. Once on top you can take a small loop and head back down the way you came.Please give downhill riders the right -of way so they don’t no go over the handle bars and into the rocks trying to get out of your way.
Dynamite Trail. 2 Miles. Named for the exploratory mining long ago, this trail is all its name suggests. It will hand you 1650 Ft of climbing over just 2 miles. To ride or hike this trail will take good physical and technical skills. It will be Dy-No-Mite!