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Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
GGG at Henry Coe again on 11/16/2011 06:32:54 MST Print View

The more I look around the more I come to the conclusion that Henry Coe was tailor made for our outing. With the ability to hike into our spot yet have a support vehicle access is a great help to us. Not to mention the outhouses and tables and such.
The rub is that to get 2 group spots for 2 nights is $300.
I plan on calling the park HQ and see how they feel about hosting us again.
I need your input. Quickly.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: GGG at Henry Coe again on 11/16/2011 08:13:19 MST Print View

Would this be for 2013 or in lieu of Cache Creek?

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: GGG at Henry Coe again on 11/16/2011 09:50:17 MST Print View

Ken,

Even though I'm not sure if I can make it, I'm willing to contribute right now. I'm pretty sure most other people feel the same way.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"GGG at Henry Coe again" on 11/16/2011 10:05:08 MST Print View

My only concern with hiking so many people in is the number of catholes to be dug. With 60-100 people, that's a big impact.

That's still true for the walk-in site at Coe, right? But at least it's only for one night.

As far as the money goes, are those fundraising websites easy to to set up?

I think it would be better to raise the money beforehand rather try to collect it during the event. Collecting money from a large group is no fun. Set a target amount and raise that from whoever is willing to pay. As long as the dollar figure is met, nobody cares who has or hasn't paid.

I would just set the dollar amount higher than anticipated to cover contingencies and then bring any leftover balance in beer.

Ken(s) - Maybe you could delegate this chore to someone so you guys don't have to do everything.

Speaking of money and trips, do I owe you (Ken T.) money from the last Trinity trip?

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: GGG at Henry Coe again on 11/16/2011 10:26:29 MST Print View

Ken,

If Henry Coe is the best spot and they are willing to take us, I am willing to pitch in money to get this event going.

I am good for $100.00.

Hopefully we can have a system so that everyone can chip in their fair share, but I don't want you to be screwed out of money.

-Tony

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: GGG at Henry Coe again on 11/16/2011 10:49:09 MST Print View

I enjoyed Henry Coe and wouldn't mind going back. Also, more then willing to chip in to cover costs.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: GGG at Henry Coe again on 11/16/2011 11:11:59 MST Print View

Let's see what Ken comes up with today. I am sure that we can use the facility and that a nominal fee charged to each person should not be a problem. Last year Ken and I fronted the money and recouped most of it. If the attendees would like to pay into a Paypal account for the amount of $1-$5 to attend that would be great. If the group exceeds the amount for the weekend then refunds are in order to make up the difference. That is my two cents.

If that goes over well, then I will start a new sign up sheet contingent upon those that are comnfirmed and have paid. If for some reason someone decides to bow out, refunds via Paypal are not an issue.

A site like G10 which holds up to 50 hikers cost $75 per night
Site G09 holds up to 30 hikers and the cost is the same at $75 per night

We used G10 last year and one other one down the trail

Edited by kennyhel77 on 11/16/2011 11:22:37 MST.