Example Cabin and Trail trip blitzes

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As part of leading a trip, you'll need to blitz your trippees to get some info from them and make sure they have all the necessary gear/clothing for your trip. There are two main blitzes you'll need to send: the first goes out to the people who wrote their names down on your signup sheet and contains more info about the trip and a request for them to officially sign up; the second goes out to official signups and contains a packing list and other more detailed trip info.

Info blitz for interested people

After the CnT meeting on Monday night, you should have a sign-up sheet with the names of people who are interested in going on your hike. You should send them a blitz with your basic trip details (e.g. timing, price, why wherever you're going is totally sweet, etc.), and possibly some more detailed info (e.g. weather forecast). It's also good to remind people that you can rent any gear they may need, for free! It's good to send this blitz out before the "This Week in Cabin and Trail" blitz gets sent out - that way, people who signed up at the meeting get a chance to officially sign up before the rest of campus does. Here's an example:

Hey dudes,

You guys are the excellent folks who signed up for the orienteering trip this Sunday! You've made an excellent choice, because you're gonna learn some useful skillz and have a blast! Here's some details:

We'll meet at Robo at 10 am for a brief overview of map and compass use, then drive 10 minutes to Burnt Mountain to get some experience orienteering. We'll snowshoe around the woods for a while, find our way to different points on the map, and climb up to a great viewpoint on Burnt Mountain. We should be back by 5 pm.

We'll provide food on the trip, and if there's any outdoorsy gear or clothing that you need, we can rent it for you for free! More on that later...

For now, I just need you to let me know if you definitely wanna come on this trip - so blitz me your DASH# if you want in!