Aug 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm #1307072
********UPDATE 01/17/14 NO VACANCY CAMPFIRE BAN IN EFFECT NO CAMPFIRES NO CHARCOAL FIRES BUT THERE WILL BE TWO PROPANE FIRE PITS FOR OUR ENJOYMENT*******************
With the amount of folks coming out and in hopes of fine weather I am asking that everyone please pack in some water for yourselves. A couple of liters if you are staying overnight both nights. Marc and I will have quite a few gallons with us. I just don't want to see us run out.
Riding your bike? pedal faster
Have something to sell at the Gear Swap Live! in the overflow parking lot on Sunday?
The 6th Annual G.G.G. is open for registration! See above
We will be at Henry Coe, like years past. Get there early and have fun all weekend.
Have no idea what I'm on about? Look here
The basic 5 facts
Who- BPLrs and their ilk
What- It a backcountry social that focuses on finding compatible hiking partners who have the same interests And to geek out on the latest lightweight/ultralight,SUL, and XUL backpacking kit.
Where- Henry W Coe State Park, Morgan Hill , CA
When- January 24-26th 2014
Why- Especially why in Jan. Well, we are wanting to get out. Cabin fever sets in for some of us. It's the new year and spring will be right along. So why not?
How-Your registering makes it happen. Like magic.Aug 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm #2020033
James DeGraafBPL Member
@jdegraafLocale: Bay Area
Will be there, and am reserving this space to make future comments ;)
JamesSep 7, 2013 at 9:48 am #2022667
@alpinistooutdoorsLocale: Catalinas, Saguaro, Grand Canyon
I'm still pretty new to BPL and lightweight backpacking in general but man does this sound fun! I'm looking forward to trying to make it this year. I'm assuming it's open to everyone? Regardless of skill level?? Would be fun to meet folks from the site as well!
After looking at the photos this seems to be where cottage gear makers meet up. Is it open to all BPL members?Sep 21, 2013 at 9:24 am #2026695
you wont like it
i will be there under PROTEST and that ken thompson guy i just don t know about him hahahha
JUST KIDDING LOL
KEVINSep 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm #2026728
Yes Slaton it is open to all BPLr's. Oh Kevin, I just don't know if there will be a spot for you this time.
kidding. last chanceSep 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm #2027142
David GardnerBPL Member
@gearmakerLocale: Northern California
Sign me up. GOLD Gear will be there again this year. Looking forward to it and the wood and alcohol stove "burn offs".
Did we decide that there would be two wood categories? Natural aspiration and mechanically-aided?
There has been discussion of the alcohol stove burn off, but no firm rules yet, I think. May I suggest two categories: "Limited" and "Unlimited"? "Limited" would be fastest to boil 2 cups of water using 30 ml of fuel or less (given the cold temps and windy conditions last year, this seems like a fair challenge). "Unlimited" would just be fastest to boil, using any amount of alcohol the stove can use.
Any thought of having an Esbit burn off too?
I'm assembling my competition rigs, getting ready.Sep 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm #2027158
Justin BakerBPL Member
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
When do sign ups/reservations start?Sep 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm #2028311
USA Duane HallBPL Member
@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
I want to go Ken. I won't be UL because I'll have some old stoves. At least three. :) Cannot put in for time off at work yet for next year. I'll want to take off after work Thursday and camp somewhere west of Sac Thursday night, so I could get in mid day Friday. I want to see some Gold.
DuaneSep 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm #2028353
Airfare doesn't look too bad at the moment flying in to San Francisco. I'm a definite maybe.
I may end up driving down there from Eastern Washington so if anyone from this area or off of HW 97 in Oregon (Bend) want to carpool, please feel free to send me a PM.Sep 26, 2013 at 7:38 am #2028436
@foundLocale: Sacramento, CA
I put it on my calendar and I intend to be there. [never mind – doesn't look like I'm going.]Sep 26, 2013 at 8:01 am #2028440
I have work late on Friday and Saturday evenings, and another show Sunday afternoon, but will try to walk in for a while on Saturday…hopefully with something non-lightweight and chocolate.Sep 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm #2028625
Sharon J.BPL Member
@squarkLocale: SF Bay area
If Debbie's bringing brownies again, count me in!Sep 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm #2028645
"hopefully with something non-lightweight and chocolate."
I can easily pass for the non-lightweight part….Sep 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm #2028665
Wait, wha… DOUG is coming to the GGG this year???? Aw, geez – is it too late for me to back out now? ;-)
And yes, Sharon, there should be brownies.Sep 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm #2028677
We can utilize one of the pig traps for Doug if things get out of hand.Oct 1, 2013 at 11:15 am #2029930
Well, dang – our next door neighbors just informed us that they're getting married on 1/25, and we're invited. So I may not make it out to Coe on Saturday after all. :(Oct 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm #2031052
It's official. The 6th Annual G.G.G. registration page is up and running. Space is limited. Reserve your spot or risk missing out.Oct 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm #2031054
Anyone going that wouldn't mind picking me up at the airport and dropping me back off at the airport? I'll gladly pay for gas.Oct 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm #2031056
"Anyone going that wouldn't mind picking me up at the airport and dropping me back off at the airport? I'll gladly pay for gas."
It'll depend on when you arrive but I can probably pick you up on my way down from Washington.Oct 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm #2031063
Sharon J.BPL Member
@squarkLocale: SF Bay area
If you fly into OAK, you'll be right on the wayOct 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm #2031064
I can do Oakland.Oct 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm #2031071
Depending on when you arrive, another potential scenario:
If your flight arrives in Oakland before Sharon can get there, I live about fifteen minutes from the airport and could probably pick you up, then you could wait at my house for Sharon.
Perhaps the two of you could even ferry some brownies down…Oct 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #2031072
Just wanted to throw it out there…. there are brownies and then there are *brownies*….. I have to take a UA at work so don't feed me the special ones please :)Oct 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #2031073
Oooooooh. Brownies….. :-)Oct 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm #2031081
Ian – do you have any idea how expensive it would be to feed everyone at the GGG "special" brownies?!?? Besides, I like my chocolate without any nuts or other alternating substances added (other than butter, eggs, a little flour…).
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