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Official GGG Thread READ
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Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: ggg. on 02/07/2012 17:46:43 MST Print View

Does not matter. Next year, invitation only. ;)

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
GGG on 02/07/2012 17:46:59 MST Print View

I apologize. I read the whole thread and found out what it was and forgot to delete my comment.

I also checked out the posts about it. I don't know about you, but if I was going, I'd have the biggest pack possible. Skin out weight: 75 lbs. Base weight: 10lbs. Consumables: 65 lbs of beer.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: GGG on 02/07/2012 18:03:26 MST Print View

It's OK Paul. Largest pack. don't be silly. We drive the beer in!

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
RE GGG on 02/07/2012 20:59:42 MST Print View

What does "San Francisco Bay Area BPL Member Fourth Annual Mid Winter Social Gathering and Lightweight Gear Extravaganza" stand for?

Nice Chris, I love it, made my day.

Frank H.
(porker110) - M

Locale: California
GGG on 02/07/2012 23:22:51 MST Print View

What time are people showing up on Friday. I have the whole day off and was planning on being their around 11 or 12. Will anyone else be there around this time? Don't want to be the first one there.


Locale: Northern California
any spots left? on 02/08/2012 01:14:33 MST Print View

any spots left? anyone hammocking? we have to haul our water there a creek or lake that we can use our filter?

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: GGG on 02/08/2012 06:34:00 MST Print View

@ Frank. Marc Eldridge(Mr. Firewood) will be camped at the HQ Thursday night. I plan on getting there late morning as well. There are a few who will show around that time. Half the fun is identifying the other BPLrs that you haven't met yet.

Edited by kthompson on 02/08/2012 06:51:11 MST.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: RE GGG - Jack Elliot on 02/08/2012 07:08:00 MST Print View

Jack, did you get my PM about the Neoair?


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: any spots left? on 02/08/2012 07:29:13 MST Print View

@ Daniel Yes there are. Yes on hammocks. Water is provided for you ready to use. I'll PM you as well.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Water on 02/08/2012 10:41:16 MST Print View

I would recommend that people be prepared to haul in all the water that they might need, in case we end up with rain and muddy conditions that prevent us from taking the support vehicles in and the supply of water that they have for us.

Never hurts, just in case.

So that means two types of Platypus bags....6 Liters of water and 6 Liters of booze.

No support vehicles = take the water

Support vehicles allowed = take the booze


(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
RE: "Official GGG Thread READ" on 02/08/2012 13:53:14 MST Print View

Tony - 2.5 miles in right. Anyone want to rent my 16 year old as a pack mule for booze and water let me know. He is in trouble and I need the money! HAHA!!!

I can't wait to get there. I figure if they are still trying to figure out what this event is they don't want to go bad enough. How could you go wrong hanging around with a buch of backpackers who like light backpacking and booze?

I am bringing 1/2 my kids anyway and if there are issues there is plenty of room to retreat? The more kids the better for other kids too. Just saying! I can't wait to see you all there and meet some cool people. Even if they are gear geeks!!!


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Re: Water on 02/08/2012 14:07:26 MST Print View

Weather forecast looks great Tony. Plus we have a sympathetic ranger working with us. Just hike in the booze. Can always make a water run.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Hey all you Bay Area BPLrs and beyond on 02/08/2012 21:10:55 MST Print View

GGG in 9 days!

Still have a few spots available. Speak up or miss out.

Read first post in thread.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
BPL GGG in 8 Days on 02/09/2012 06:34:30 MST Print View

Still waiting to hear from Morgan and Ryan. Everyone has been great to deal with this time around. Hope everyone is getting excited.

There is still a little room. Don't miss out.

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: Re: GGG on 02/09/2012 09:12:26 MST Print View

I plan on being there Friday. See you all soon!

Edited by Rick778 on 02/09/2012 09:18:37 MST.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: BPL GGG in 8 Days on 02/09/2012 10:46:37 MST Print View


Will be there on Friday too.

So what is the total estimated number of people who have commited to attending?

Are we at around 75?

Pretty exciting to see how this started from a group of 14-16 the 1st year, about 32-35 the 2nd year, about 45 last year, to now.

Long live the Gear Geeks!!!


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: BPL GGG in 8 Days on 02/09/2012 18:39:40 MST Print View

Tony. It will be BPLrs' en masse for sure. If all show we will be 75+. I have not done a count this week. We have room for a hundred.
Great things from small beginnings.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
GGG in 1 week! on 02/10/2012 06:53:28 MST Print View

Finally an end to these GGG promotional bumps. Looking forward to seeing everyone. We still have a little room left if you have been on the fence about coming.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: GGG in 1 week! on 02/10/2012 08:12:38 MST Print View

One week away and the tradition continues

James DeMonaco
(jdemonaco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco
+1 is now -1 on 02/10/2012 11:47:36 MST Print View

So my friend just informed me he couldn't get the weekend off from work so It will just be me now.

I'm super excited! Seems like we've all been waiting for this forever.