May 11, 2023 at 5:32 pm #3780869
Is anyone planning on organizing a GGG 2023?
They are always a blast with a large or small group.
The rainy season is over and the hills are filled with blooming flowers.May 11, 2023 at 6:06 pm #3780886
Rick, let’s do it. PM me.
Who else might be interested? Dates? Locations?May 11, 2023 at 6:30 pm #3780887Bob ShuffBPL Member
I might drive up from SoCal if dates work out. I’ll be back East from 6/8 to 6/24 though.May 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm #3780888
I’ll be in Indonesia 5/15 – 6/5.
Thinking late summer or fall.May 11, 2023 at 10:52 pm #3780917
Hi David, PM sent.
Hi Bob S.May 12, 2023 at 10:49 am #3780996
I’d love to get in on another GGG! If timing works out I’ll be there.May 12, 2023 at 10:57 am #3780997Tyler RBPL Member
Okay, I’m curious. This young lad wants to know what a GGG is?May 12, 2023 at 11:14 am #3780999
Gathering of Gear Geeks :)
Basically a UL backpacking meet up where folks share stories, techniques, gear, etc. and camp out for a long weekend. It has evolved over the years from a very small gathering, to a very large gathering, and even to multiple regional gatherings! I’ve been to several over the years, and they were all super fun. It was an annual thing for awhile but hasn’t really gotten much traction back after the COVID madness…Until Now!
The last several NorCal GGG events have been at Henry Coe State Park, which has some really nice hike-in group campsites. Can’t wait to see how this one shapes up!
David and Richard – As usual, let me know if I can help out with organizing in any way!May 20, 2023 at 6:09 pm #3781499Catherine DBPL Member
I’m interested! Would love to attend if it happens and the dates work..May 20, 2023 at 10:26 pm #3781511
Depending on dates and stuff I might make the drive from AZ.May 28, 2023 at 3:37 pm #3782028
Let’s do it! I can do basically any dates. We’re hitting peak season so I’m thinking September to early November. Later and we run into winter holidays.
Does that work for y’all?Jun 9, 2023 at 11:08 am #3782987
Now I’m thinking early August, so we can maximize opportunity to attend for teachers like WISNER! and Matthew K.
What say you all?Jun 9, 2023 at 11:13 am #3782988Bob ShuffBPL Member
That might work for me. I was planning to be in Carmel from August 3-6, so I will be relatively nearby for the weekend before or after.Jun 9, 2023 at 2:37 pm #3783013
School starts the first week of August in AZ and I have a July full of plans already. Don’t plan around me.
I have a lot of personal days banked up. Taking a long weekend is not a problem.Jun 9, 2023 at 4:42 pm #3783035Mark V.BPL Member
@room210Locale: Northern California
I’m interestedJun 10, 2023 at 7:35 pm #3783077Lisa FrugoliBPL Member
@alfrescoLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I’m interested, tooJun 11, 2023 at 12:47 pm #3783108d kBPL Member
I’ll be up in the Sierra around Bridgeport the last week of July/first week of August.Jun 11, 2023 at 5:15 pm #3783121jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
“I’ll be up in the Sierra around Bridgeport the last week of July/first week of August.”
Benson Lake loop-ish?Jun 11, 2023 at 9:58 pm #3783157d kBPL Member
Camping and day hiking with friends.Jun 13, 2023 at 6:49 am #3783243
As long as it’s over a weekend we have a good chance of being able to make it any time this summer, except for Labor Day weekendJun 13, 2023 at 1:54 pm #3783287
Manzanita Point 05 (the traditional site at Henry W. Coe SP):
Currently available August 11-13, August 25-27, September 1-3, September 8-10, September 15-17.
Not available August 18-20 (but MP 09 is; it’s a little bit further and a bit smaller but should fit 9-15 OK).
I’m thinking August 25-27. Final votes?Jun 16, 2023 at 11:35 pm #3783487peter vBPL Member
Aug 25-27 ; sure, what’s not to love ..
i have a pallet of lumber can hacked up. quite enough for one night at least.
and .. what lucky fellow is collecting the site fees ?Jun 17, 2023 at 11:25 am #3783508
Aug 25-27 sounds good.Jun 17, 2023 at 3:21 pm #3783532
I put it on the calendar. I will probably flake out but who knows…Jun 20, 2023 at 8:29 am #3783668peter vBPL Member
so ; as i read the Richard’s question , ” Is anyone planning on organizing a GGG 2023? ” i am at a loss to as if HE is the intrepid soul who’s doing the planning (which might be best), or … is he in fantasy that one of “us” will be the solid and heroic individual who steps up and carries the flag into battle.
some might wisely suggest that a normally adjusted person soon take the up the reins on this project, because if one of their kind doesn’t. then i will.
more ; so then along those lines (planning, missions statements, etc) it has in the past, happened that ggg weekend has two nights, and the first has been spent in the campground, while on the second, many folks wander out to the group camp. i suppose that also there may have been times when it’s just two nights out on the point.
the weight and morality of these matters may, for some, justify deep and possibly spiritual consideration. please weigh in on this before it spirals out of control, and peter slams solidly into the flowery text buffer.
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