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James McDaniel
Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest on 09/20/2011 20:43:18 MDT Print View

Tickets were definitely higher for Oakland when I bought mine.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Trinity Trip PLEASE READ. on 09/20/2011 21:06:00 MDT Print View

Wow! I never imagined that this little trip would gather so much attention. The guest list is getting pretty long. I would like everyone on the list to give me a heads up (PM) as to your intent. I will have to make sure I have enough room for Thurs. night so please let me know if you are in for that as well.

Here is the list of interested parties. LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING SOMEONE WITH YOU.

Eric E.
Kat P.-confirmed
Cameron Kennedy-confirmed
Marc Eldridge-confirmed poss.+1
Tyler Fisher
Matthew Black-confirmed
Ken Helwig-BPL legend Sat. arrival
Adam Criswell
Details and +1-confirmed
Nathan Matthews-confirmed Fri. arrival
Erik Dietz-confirmed
James Winstead-confirmed
David Lutz-confirmed
Deon Becic-confirmed
Jim McDaniel-Guest of honor. confirmed
Diana Vann-slim chance, but hopeful
Steven Paris?
Jim Carr-confirmed
Stephan Doyle
Jacob D.-confirmed Fri. arrival
Matt Bokariza-confirmed
Joshua Billings

One month away now! Thanks in advance for your help and speedy replies. Once confirmed either way I will edit the above list.

Edited by kthompson on 09/28/2011 22:40:02 MDT.

Kat ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Please read mine too on 09/20/2011 21:10:44 MDT Print View

: )
I am in . Talked to Joshua today, he is a maybe.

Edit: Thursday arrival

Edited by Kat_P on 09/20/2011 21:12:04 MDT.

Diana Vann
(DianaV) - MLife

Locale: Wandering
Re: Trinity Trip PLEASE READ. on 09/20/2011 21:22:29 MDT Print View

Hi, Ken.

I would love to come, but I'm still not sure if I'll be back in California by that weekend. If you have to kick me off the list to make sure you'll have room for all of the firm RSVPs, I'll understand. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - F
Re: Re: Trinity Trip PLEASE READ. on 09/20/2011 21:27:28 MDT Print View

I definitely want to carpool from the Bay Area (SF), but I am unclear about my work situation on the 20th. I may not be able to leave until after 5:00.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow on 09/20/2011 21:54:54 MDT Print View

I'm in. Maybe +1

Edited by meld on 09/20/2011 22:01:02 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow on 09/21/2011 15:55:21 MDT Print View

Ken I am still a maybe, would like to carpool up Friday and hike in on Sat. I would be coming up Hwy 5 correct?? If so, what highway would I be taking to the trailhead. I am not familiar with this area.

Who would like to come up from the Bay Area on a Friday night and hike on Sat with me?

BPL legend????

Jim Carr
(jcarr) - F

Locale: Humboldt County
confirm on 09/21/2011 15:56:39 MDT Print View

Ken, Unless I get a job I will be going. I'll get in touch with you and see about car pooling.

Thanks, Jim.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Re: Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow on 09/21/2011 16:07:34 MDT Print View

@Ken H. (et. all)

I'm trying to figure out Friday arrival for myself, either join a carpool or start one. I guess I'm pretty solid at this point. I'm thinking that you might be coming by my way (Stockton)?? If it sounds do-able lemme know. I was hoping to get there before dark and hike in to the meadow... but I'll be happy just to get up there, regardless of the timing.

I don't mind driving from here if it helps, I even have some Swingin' Utters on my mp3 player :) I know how to get there and think all my dux are now in a row thanks to Ken T.

Edited by JacobD on 09/21/2011 16:10:25 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow on 09/21/2011 16:16:48 MDT Print View

Jacob, sounds good, though I don't think we will be going by Stockton, 680 to Hwy 80 to Hwy 505 to Hwy 5 is the fastest way from the Bay Area....maybe we can meet up along the way and go from there??? Pm and lets sort this out. I can leave between 2-2:30 from San Jose and it looks like a 5-7 hours drive.

Ken, I have the directions BTW

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow on 09/21/2011 16:39:44 MDT Print View

Hi Ken.

I don't know why I was thinking you lived near Los Banos... guess I should have remembered you offered to help shuttle once near the Skyline to the Sea trail. Anyway, maybe I can leave my truck at the BART station in Dublin and meet someone there.

PM coming your way...

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest" on 09/21/2011 17:11:52 MDT Print View

I'm in Pleasanton and I have room for people in my vehicle.

The only problem is I'm not sure yet when I'm heading up there or coming back!

I'll keep an eye on the thread and hopefully something works out for everyone.

I'm sure it will.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest on 09/21/2011 17:11:53 MDT Print View

How to get there...

Get yourself to HWY 299. This would be in Redding if you are coming via I-5.

West of I-5 on HWY 299 you will come to the town of Weaverville and the junction with HWY 3. Take the 3 north.

You will pass a boat ramp and cross a bridge in about 15 minutes or so of leaving 299.

Immediately after the bridge turn left onto Trinity Alps Rd.

Drive slowly through the resort. Follow this road for a short distance until you get to the campground on your left, with the trailhead parking area just beyond.

I could supply a GPS coordinate if needed.

Please feel free to PM me with any questions also.

Willie Evenstop
(redmonk) - F

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest on 09/21/2011 17:19:24 MDT Print View

Need ride from Berkeley for me, gear, and any kegs we might want to bring along.

Anyone ?

Also down to go in on a huge rental van and carpool with a 6-12 people from the area.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest on 09/21/2011 17:26:37 MDT Print View

I believe this is the trail route.

Zoom out and you'll see HWY 3 and HWY 299 for driving directions.

Edited by cobberman on 09/21/2011 17:27:36 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Trinity Alps, Map on 09/21/2011 18:34:22 MDT Print View

Thanks Eric! That is the place.

Cameron. So glad you are coming. Beer, I'm in for some.

Edited by kthompson on 09/21/2011 18:36:32 MDT.

James Winstead

Locale: CA
Party Van! on 09/21/2011 21:36:51 MDT Print View

Wow, it seems like the crowd keeps growing.

I've been PMing a number of people about carpooling in a zipcar I was going to rent. I'd be able to get a minivan which would probably comfortably fit 6 people + gear(and maybe kegs!!) Probably could cram a 7th person, but it's a decently long drive.

However, if this keeps growing I'd be down for going in on a bigger van as well.

Here is what seems like a potential list for carpooling/party van from the bay area:

Jim McDaniel
Kat P
Douglas Ide
David Lutz
Cameron Kennedy
Matthiew Black
Joshua Billings
Matt Bokariza

Oh, and this is all assuming an after work departure on Thursday night. Probably get to the trailhead late.

Anyone else who is interested, chime in and we can figure this all out.

I can't wait

Edited by James_W on 09/22/2011 13:09:52 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Party Van! on 09/22/2011 19:41:05 MDT Print View

If everything works out, and it should, Jacob D. and myself will be Sat. arrivals. Probably mid afternoon???

Stoked, I have never been to the Trinity Alps and I am looking forward to this! Bummer that I will not be able to have some of Cameron's beer!!! Damn!

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: Party Van! on 09/22/2011 20:25:31 MDT Print View


Edited by meld on 09/22/2011 21:31:13 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Trip on 09/22/2011 23:14:10 MDT Print View

Sorry guy's I'm going to have to bail on this one, maybe next time. Whis I could make it, just to many irons in the fire right now. Have fun!