- Nov 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm #3503361
GGG X February 16-18th at Henry W. Coe State Park. Morgan Hill, CA.
It is that time of year. Please join fellow BPLers at our tenth annual gathering. Everyone is welcome.
Don’t know what it is? Look here, GGG 9
I will give you all the info right here, so read it through. If you still have any questions please feel free to contact me via PM or direct e mail at kenthompson2 at mac dot com before the event.
- Directions to the park
- You will need to pay parking and park in the overflow lot down the road from the Park HQ. The cost is $8 a day. You can pay at the park headquarters if open or use the iron ranger right across the street. The overflow lot may look locked but is not. Close gate behind you.
- Map showing parking, trails to camp.
- We will be occupying Manzanita Point Group Camp Sites 4&5. There will be a lighted sign so you don’t walk past if coming after dark.
- Water tank on the trail near campsite is inoperable. I will have about 40 gallons on hand but please pack some in for your use. Potable water is available at park campground and at the adjacent headquarters.
- With the water there will be firewood or fire pits to keep warm. Contests and prizes to keep you occupied and entertained. The chance to see one another in person or meet someone for the first time in the flesh. These have always been a great time. Get off the fence and come.
- Cell reception is spotty at best in the park, don’t count on it.
- Spread the word.
- Thanks to those who have contributed to cover the event costs so far.
- All we need now is good weather and someone to run some contests. David isn’t coming so we need a substitute. You’ll get free parking. It’ll be fun.
- $10 a head will cover expenses.
- I have a few parking passes left. Hit me up if you are coming a long ways.
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Nov 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm #3503364
- This topic was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by matthew k.
GGG X 2/16-18 2018 Henry W. Coe State Park
Camping in the group sites on Manzanita Ridge.
Park information https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=561
The folks that have the better answers. http://coepark.net/pineridgeassociation/
Just because some have been coming for years new folks are always welcomed. So don’t feel weird.
Reach out if you have a question or concern here.Nov 22, 2017 at 11:06 pm #3503578Nov 24, 2017 at 6:39 am #3503786
It will be at Henry W. Coe State Park 2/16-18.
Currently cannot reserve a spot ahead of time. But not worried about getting space.Nov 24, 2017 at 7:25 am #3503791
@ryanLocale: Northern Rocky Mountains
Honestly, we’d love to attend a GGG. I don’t know if we can really afford it this year. We are trying to save up to start attending Outdoor Retailer again now that it’s moving to Denver, which is a close drive from where we’re at now (Laramie). We desperately want to pay down BPL debt incurred during the 2008-2011 financial crisis so we’re really trying to minimize “business travel” so we can allocate our funds into the website improvement requests that you all are requesting. If there is any way we can otherwise support it, please drop us a note at email@example.com. We do think the GGG that you’ve created, Ken(s), is one of the best contributions from our entire community, and we wish you all the best in keeping it going!
Plus, it’s X. That’s pretty awesome. On this Thanksgiving Day, I’m really grateful for your contributions to our NoCal community.
Nov 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm #3504147
- This reply was modified 8 months ago by Ryan Jordan.
Well this one will be the last one of these that I will do. So you might miss out. Plus you would have the chance to meet Danny and Aaron in the flesh and make up already. Hugs.Nov 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm #3504156
I might make the drive up thereNov 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm #3504344
Danny MilksBPL Member
@dannymilksLocale: SF Bay Area
I’ll be there. Thanks Ken for organizing, PM me as I can help out this time. Also, I can bring prizes again to whatever events are held – stove cook off, knife throwing (if Kat comes), brownie baking…Nov 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm #3504351
^^^ I am coming . Let the knife throwing games begin.Nov 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm #3504354
d kBPL Member
I’ll be there, if that’s the weekend. But my brownie baking will take place the day before – can’t do quantity in camp!Nov 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm #3504369
Thanks for organizing again Ken. It is very much appreciated. Looking forward to see people in person again – especially the ones that are not so active on BPL any longer for one reason or another.
Manfred — Ban People Less – Be Open. BPL-BO.Nov 27, 2017 at 9:44 pm #3504376
Thanks all. Looking forward to it. Made it official up top.
I will be in contact with some of you soon.
Best group of people I’ve ever met.Nov 27, 2017 at 11:11 pm #3504392
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Manfred, when would you head down? More relevant, when would it be best to pick up someone from SJC on your way?
Someone with some prizes, caribou stew, caribou sausage, and caribou pastrami (yeah, your ‘bou got done at the processors.)Nov 28, 2017 at 1:08 am #3504401
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@parkerjwLocale: East Bay
I am in!
Jay WilkersonNov 28, 2017 at 1:28 am #3504412
Greg MihalikBPL Member
As am I.
Greg MihalikNov 28, 2017 at 2:40 am #3504423
Well, if David and Greg will be there, I’ll be there.Nov 28, 2017 at 2:55 am #3504428
W I S N E R !BPL Member
Well, hell, if Doug is going….Nov 28, 2017 at 4:53 am #3504448
We are a far flung group. Spread the word to those you think will enjoy themselves. I’ve subscribed to the thread so I can stay on top of things.
I will be driving down from Chico with an empty seat 💺Nov 28, 2017 at 7:09 am #3504462
Les WaddelBPL Member
@tridrles49Locale: Central Cali
I’ll be there! I hope to have David G’s dyneema tent finished. But at the very least I’ll bring a few carbon fiber framed backpacks and my latest carbon fiber ukuleles.
LesNov 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm #3504532
Erik GBPL Member
@fox212Locale: Central Coast
Les, your MYOG UL gear (especially the Ukuleles) was very impressive and I look forward to seeing them again!
I’ll have a few new pieces of gear for folks to fondle. Nothing really MYOG…BUT I should have my purple down Viking helmet (a gift/trade from last year’s GGG) finished up. :)
We will have an extra seat or two and will be driving north from Paso Robles. If anyone from the Central Coast wants to meet up and carpool, shoot me a message.
@here Ken, let me know if you need any additional support.Nov 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm #3504546
Richard NiemiBPL Member
@rickniemiLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains
I’m in!Nov 29, 2017 at 4:52 am #3504603
Mark V.BPL Member
@room210Locale: Northern California
I’m am going to try to make this this year (I hope I don’t miss it like I did last year).Nov 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm #3504656
Jeremy and AngelaBPL Member
@requiemLocale: Northern California
Same here, we will try to make it!
J&ANov 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm #3504699
Stoked to see Ranger Naber as our contact for info.
This is a bit of a bummer though,
Visitor Centers: The park’s Visitor Centers and adjacent camping and picnicking areas have potable water available at faucets and drinking fountains. These are at the Coe Park Headquarters facility and also at the Dowdy Ranch Visitor Center. Also in the Headquarters area there are 2 poly tanks maintained with water; one at the intersection of Manzanita Point and Poverty Flat Roads; the other at the Manzanita Point Group Camping area. Some special events at the park are provided with a water trailer supplying water.
Note: The water tanks and the water trailer are currently out of service.
So a dry camp. Hopefully we will have vehicle access. Unless repaired in time.Nov 30, 2017 at 12:00 am #3504725
I’m flexible. Friday after work is a given, but I could already leave after lunch or even take Friday off and go Thursday after work.
Manfred — Ban People Less – Be Open. BPL-BO.
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