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David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
UPPER MIDWEST GGGG on 05/13/2012 18:22:15 MDT Print View

Gretchen and Travis, Mark, James, Dave and Doug
On May 10-13 a few BPL members met at Yellow River State Forest in NE Iowa to discuss gear, life and meet some like minded individuals. We fished,Mark fly fishinggrilled,Dinner talked about gear and grilled some more.Lunch and/or Dinner James demonstrated his .495 oz bear hanging kit. By the way,if any of you run into James on the trail ask him about his car key. Since I had to leave at noon on Saturday this concludes the first half of the report. Thank you Mark for getting the ball rolling.Josh and Winnie Josh and Winnie.

Edited by dpnoll on 05/13/2012 18:27:11 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: UPPER MIDWEST GGGG on 05/13/2012 19:28:50 MDT Print View

Hey that's cool. Does the 4th G stand for Grub?

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
GGGG on 05/13/2012 19:44:08 MDT Print View

Thats Grilling

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Upper Midwest GGGG on 05/13/2012 20:34:36 MDT Print View

I want to thank everyone who attended this weekend. It was great time and I enjoyed getting to know everybody. We had seven, excuse me eight that attended including Winnie the wonder dog and everyone added something special to the mix. I could do this again next week with the same bunch. Thank you all again for making the upper midwest GGGG happen. BTW dont wait to meet James B on the trail ask him about his car key now

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: GGGG on 05/13/2012 20:50:18 MDT Print View

Of course, duh.

James Byrnes
(backfeets1) - M

Locale: Midwest.... Missouri
Re: Upper Midwest GGGG on 05/13/2012 22:53:03 MDT Print View

I have no picture of the "Key" and no time for a thousand words.

J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Re: UPPER MIDWEST GGGG on 05/14/2012 10:07:36 MDT Print View

I had a great time. Couldnt have had a better group of people to spend the weekend with. Cant wait for the next GGGG. I have a few pictures to add too. Sorry for the quality there from my phone.
James ultralight car key
Key
Travis demoing his MLD Trailstar and HMG Echo
Trailstar and Echo
Trailstar open end
Group huddling around Marks Exped SynMat UL 7 Air PadSynMat 7 UL

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: UPPER MIDWEST GGGG on 05/14/2012 15:48:40 MDT Print View

David,

Thanks for taking the time to post up your pictures of the trip.

Was curious to see how it all went.

Looks like it was fun and good eatin too!

Here is to hoping that you will have more get togethers with other BPLers and have the gatherings grow.

-Tony

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Upper Midwest GGGG on 05/14/2012 19:34:00 MDT Print View

I shoulda taken some pictures. I got to see 4 shelters I've never seen before: Josh's Hexamid Duo, Mark's Lightheart Solo, James' Sublite Sil, and Doug's SMD Trekker. Very cool!


Mark made a good point when he said "I could do this again next week with the same bunch." Me too. I think we all got along nicely and it was a comfortable group. Hopefully we can grow the Midwest chapter for next time.