A Big GGG Question
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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
A Big GGG Question on 11/14/2011 22:22:44 MST Print View

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.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
A Big GGG Question on 11/14/2011 23:01:34 MST Print View

I'm 100% okay with car camping for GGG.
It isn't about the hike for me at all.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
GGG Venue - Car camping OK with me! on 11/14/2011 23:27:02 MST Print View

+1

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"A Big GGG Question" on 11/14/2011 23:32:23 MST Print View

You already know my answer.

: ))

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: A Big GGG Question on 11/15/2011 00:39:05 MST Print View

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.

-Tony

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: A Big GGG Question on 11/15/2011 07:55:17 MST Print View

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.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: A Big GGG Question on 11/15/2011 12:32:58 MST Print View

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 backcountry

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: A Big GGG Question on 11/15/2011 14:23:20 MST Print View

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 consideration

Eli .
(Feileung) - F
A Big GGG Question on 11/15/2011 20:58:04 MST Print View

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.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
A Big GGG Question on 11/15/2011 21:12:09 MST Print View

Thanks for the comments so far. Keep them coming. Some good point being made. Still trying to perfect the experience.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"A Big GGG Question" on 11/15/2011 22:21:36 MST Print View

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.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Big Group on 11/16/2011 06:40:53 MST Print View

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.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
GGG Question, Coe? on 11/16/2011 06:42:37 MST Print View

Would you all come to Henry Coe again? Best solution for us I think.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: GGG Question, Coe? on 11/16/2011 13:55:20 MST Print View

I've gone and made reservations. Look for a new GGG thread soon.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
BPL GGG Question? on 11/16/2011 14:18:41 MST Print View

I would come to Henry Coe Ken!! I am sure everybody had a excellent time last year very Tribal...

JASON CUZZETTO
(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
RE: "A Big GGG Question" on 11/16/2011 15:47:21 MST Print View

Henry Coe is great, and close to me. Whatever you decide is great. I am just excited to meet all of you!!!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
"A Big GGG Question" on 11/16/2011 18:38:05 MST Print View

OK I will see you all at Coe!