A Big GGG Question
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Nov 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm #1281976
Since the GGG is a social event and not really a wilderness experience by a long shot.
How do you feel about having it at a regular car camping campground with toilets, tables and the whole deal?
The more responses to the above question the better. And let us at least try to keep on track.
Wanting to make the GGG enjoyable, accessible, and manageable.
Your opinions matter. Fire away.Nov 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm #1801882Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
I'm 100% okay with car camping for GGG.
It isn't about the hike for me at all.Nov 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm #1801887Todd HeinBPL Member
@todd1960Locale: Front Range
+1Nov 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm #1801888David LutzMember
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
You already know my answer.
: ))Nov 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm #1801900Tony WongBPL Member
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Great question….I am totally fine with car camping.
This is really a social event more than a backpacking one.
The possible advantage to NOT car camping is that we are away from other drunken, misbehaving, miscreants…lol.
The positive about car camping is maybe it opens it up more people, maybe more options for places for us to go with such a large group.
Also, Ken….thank you again for putting in the work to pull this event off.
Without you, there wouldn't be a GGG.
-TonyNov 15, 2011 at 6:55 am #1801956BlackHatGuySpectator
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
I'd be against the car camping thing, FWIW, but if that was the decision made, it wouldn't stop me from coming out. Even a couple of miles in, like early this year, is better than no hike in at all, IMO.Nov 15, 2011 at 11:32 am #1802046d kBPL Member
I like the idea not camping in a campground, but on the other hand:
– tables are very handy with a group like this
– having toilets around reduces the impact of a large group on backcountryNov 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm #1802087Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Ethier way for me. Though it depends on where. Once campgrounds start to be taken, the, potential for others not getting a spot could be an issue. Also, for those that don't have a spot, there will be a small segment that will show up regardless and this could lead to some uncomfortable discussions regarding paying for sites etc. I would personally like to avoid that situation. Also what place? Most campgrounds have hosts and I am not sure how "party" friendly they'd be as most sites shut down by 10pm. What if, and yes February is an if for others camping, but I would assume that the noise generated could possibly ruin other non attendees enjoyment. I feel that should be taken into considerationNov 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm #1802240Eli .Member
I'll come either way but I'd prefer a walk in too. I hadn't thought of the logistics that Helwig brought up but those do seem like likely issues.Nov 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm #1802250
Thanks for the comments so far. Keep them coming. Some good point being made. Still trying to perfect the experience.Nov 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm #1802276Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
I realize my opinion holds little weight, I've yet to attend one and I'm not even sure I'll get the privilege of being there in February.
As an outsider looking in, I think some of the charm of the GGG could be diminished by making it a car friendly gathering. Why?
Vehicles are noisy, distracting, and obtrusive.
Just my take.Nov 16, 2011 at 5:40 am #1802324Hiking MaltoBPL Member
We wre a pretty big group last year, weather and all. It was nice being away in the hinterlands where we didn't have to worry about "OUR" noise etc. I would vote "hike in" it's not a showstopper.Nov 16, 2011 at 5:42 am #1802326
Would you all come to Henry Coe again? Best solution for us I think.Nov 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm #1802465
I've gone and made reservations. Look for a new GGG thread soon.Nov 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm #1802471Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
I would come to Henry Coe Ken!! I am sure everybody had a excellent time last year very Tribal…Nov 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm #1802492JASON CUZZETTOBPL Member
@cuzzettjLocale: NorCal - South Bay
Henry Coe is great, and close to me. Whatever you decide is great. I am just excited to meet all of you!!!Nov 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm #1802531
OK I will see you all at Coe!
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