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Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Midwest GGG this fall on 08/24/2012 11:19:06 MDT Print View

Any interest and any ideas for a more accomodating location that might help attract more geeks.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Midwest GGG this fall on 08/24/2012 11:35:48 MDT Print View

I would be up for one in Michigan.

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/24/2012 12:50:11 MDT Print View

Stephen would you consider NE Illinois or Indiana. Michigan is very easy to get to if you are in say... Michigan, however very tough to get to from a lot of states due to the little lakes surrounding you. Im trying to find an area that will draw more people and hopefully still get some /most/all of the origional group to come. Speak to me people!!!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Midwest GGG on 08/24/2012 13:05:24 MDT Print View

Hi Mark,

I would travel to NE Illinois or Indiana once the drive was not longer than 4-5 hours for me.
The last Mid West one was an 11 hour drive for me so that's why I didn't go.

Cheers

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 06:13:25 MDT Print View

Mark,
Can't make it this fall. However I will be doing 5 days and aprx 40 miles on the SHT if anyone is interested.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 06:54:00 MDT Print View

The "midwest" is a very large geographic area. Maybe too large for a single event?

Who would be up for something in MN?

Mary R
(pietimer) - MLife
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 09:15:15 MDT Print View

I'd be up for Anything within an 8 or so hour drive from Madison.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 09:23:07 MDT Print View

Mn is too far for me.

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 11:41:04 MDT Print View

Mary thanks for the positive can do attitute Im sure we can get within 8 hours of madison, most likely a whole lot closer. Right now I want to find where the interest is from and try to find a area thats closest for the majority of people

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 11:44:01 MDT Print View

Lets hope something works out, maybe we should have two.

J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Re: Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 11:57:49 MDT Print View

I would be up for something in MN. When and where?

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Midwest GGG this fall on 08/28/2012 12:40:12 MDT Print View

Like others have said, I'd need it to be a bit more South and(or) East than where it was last year. The MW is a vast area. We may need two in order to be practical for the masses(I wish that wasn't the case though).

There are great trails in the hills of Southern Indiana and it's a central location if people would like to do an event there.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Midwest GGG this fall on 08/28/2012 12:59:12 MDT Print View

I dont mind where its on, once its not a crazy distance from.

Jim whats the name of those hills in Indiana.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 13:53:37 MDT Print View

Minnesota might work for me.

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Midwest GGG this fall on 08/28/2012 13:55:39 MDT Print View

I can't say there is a "Name" so to speak. But if you want more info regarding location, you can search on these names:

Hoosier National Forest
Charles Deam Wilderness

There's a lot within 20 miles of Bloomington, IN.

If people are interested, I can help plan out a hike and site location depending on what type of trip we think we will do(hike/camp time ratio).

J P
(jpovs) - F - M

Locale: North Shore
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 14:45:05 MDT Print View

David, PM sent.

Edited by jpovs on 08/28/2012 14:56:19 MDT.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 15:32:33 MDT Print View

Josh, Your PM finally got here.

Edited by dpnoll on 08/28/2012 15:54:47 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Midwest GGG this fall on 08/28/2012 17:21:32 MDT Print View

Cheers Jim, will check those out.

I am tied up every weekend until the start of October but free then.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 20:00:41 MDT Print View

I would be up for something in MN. When and where?
and
Minnesota might work for me.

Well, September is full for me and I stay out of the woods during firearms deer hunting season (Nov 3-18) and MN state parks apparently shutdown all camping in November:-(

There are some southeastern MN state parks that appear to have group campsites available the last weekend of Oct if folks don't mind cost sharing (typically $85 per night for the site)

I'm looking southeast figuring it might work for IA, and some WI folks but if you know of other options please speak up.

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Re: Midwest GGG on 08/28/2012 21:55:07 MDT Print View

I would have nothing against going to MN. Beaver creek vally state park sounds good to me ;^)