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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/03/2012 20:11:46 MDT Print View

Since this thread was affected by the spam attack making it impossible for some to post I have made a duplicate thread here.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=70743&skip_to_post=603613#603613

So please post over there.


To the BPL family.

Please welcome in 2013 by attending the 5th annual GGG. January 25-27th at Henry W. Coe State Park in Morgan Hill, CA.
It is a short hike or ride into camp. Right around 3.5 miles. There will be some organized events again this year along with some special presentations.

Once again we welcome cottage manufacturers to attend and meet their passionate customers.

Looking for ideas and activities for what promises to be the biggest and by far the best GGG yet.

We will have a courtesy tent with a schedule of events and other pertinent information posted. Like a GGG HQ.

Weather permitting we will have support vehicles like last year. This allows us to haul in firewood, water, supplies to camp.

We'll make it happen no matter the weather.

If you have a demonstration, exhibition, new skill or gear that you would like to share, this would be the time to do it.

As always your financial support to cover costs is greatly appreciated/needed. kenthompson2(at)mac.com is my Paypal address.

The park charges $75 per night, per group site. I am thinking of getting three spots so we can have two of the new bathrooms.

This would give us room for a hundred. I stopped counting at 65 last year.

For those of you unfamiliar with the GGG concept take a look at reports from years past. All you repeat offenders might enjoy looking at them again too.

Year 1 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18317

Year 2 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=28191

Year 3 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=43671

Year 4 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=59898


If you are thinking about the car camping spots by the park HQ, say for Thurs. night they are $20 a night, one vehicle.

Questions? Ask away...

Let's keep track of who is coming.

Richard Gless
Frank Heide
Chris Steutterman +1
Rick Horne +1
Sharon Jue
Jack Elliot +1
Jeremy Pendrey +1
Jane Baack
EJ +1
Jay Wilkerson
Marc Eldridge
Tony Wong
Dave Lutz

Amy L. and Jim will be there too giving a talk about the birds of Coe.

More cottage manufacturers

Hikin Jim will be back with more pyrotechnics

Andrew, Gaia app developer will be there to do a demo

Gonna be a good one!

Edited by kthompson on 11/26/2012 19:30:03 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/03/2012 22:02:35 MDT Print View

Edit: I will be car camping at the HQ campground on Thurs. night if anyone is interested.

Edited by kthompson on 11/18/2012 08:32:12 MST.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/05/2012 12:50:12 MDT Print View

Please count me in and I will be able to contribute money to help with your cost of setting things up....supplies you purchased to make things run smoothly.

Once you have setup the paypal account, I can send money over.

Question for those attending: Do we want name tags?

I have bought out name tag stickers for the past few years, but last time a small percentage of people used them.

No point in bringing them and spending money on them if they won't be used.

-Tony

Manfred Kopisch
(Orienteering) - F - M
Yes on name tags on 10/05/2012 12:53:43 MDT Print View

Tony,

Thanks for bringing up that question. I vote for having name tags. It makes it somehow way easier for many people to start conversations.

Manfred

Edited by Orienteering on 10/05/2012 17:57:18 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Yes on name tags on 10/05/2012 13:07:06 MDT Print View

"Thanks for bringing up that question. I vote for having name tags. It makes it somehow makes it way easier for many people to start conversations."

I vote for no name tags. Too many people looking for me......

Doug Coe
(sierraDoug) - M

Locale: Bay Area, CA, USA
Re: Re: Yes on name tags on 10/05/2012 13:24:52 MDT Print View

Doug,

Only if you are coming to the GGG! I'd be curious to meet the more active/famous Doug around here. My only (small) claim to fame is my last name is the same as Henry Coe's.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
For the "famous" Doug, not the one with the famous last name on 10/05/2012 14:41:59 MDT Print View

We'll just look for the guy with no name tag, ha ha!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/07/2012 21:32:36 MDT Print View

Name tags are a must have. I'm terrible with names.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/09/2012 19:07:40 MDT Print View

Sort of on topic. I hope I'm not breaking some BPL rule posting this (*I don't work for SWA).

Southwest Airlines is offering a 40% off promo right now on "Wanna Get Away" fares. The catch is you have to purchase the tickets before Oct. 12. and the fares are only good for flights on the following dates: Nov. 28 through Dec. 12, 2012, and Jan. 7 through Feb. 14, 2013.

Obviously this is good for GGG'ers flying in from out of town as the GGG 5.0 date makes the cutoff.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/10/2012 19:15:25 MDT Print View

Wouldn't you know it, OR is the same weekend.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/10/2012 20:10:34 MDT Print View

I've got it on my schedule. I'm looking forward to the gathering again this year.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/11/2012 10:08:06 MDT Print View

Ken, I'll be there (barring major conflicts).

Are you thinking about moving the date due to OR?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/11/2012 19:22:33 MDT Print View

"Are you thinking about moving the date due to OR?"

I have to admit I am a bit conflicted. A week earlier perhaps?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/11/2012 19:45:22 MDT Print View

What's OR?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/11/2012 19:50:12 MDT Print View

Outdoor Retailer.

Keep up.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 10/11/2012 19:54:46 MDT Print View

It's far enough out on the calendar that it doesn't make a difference to me. Is there a concern of not getting some of the cottage manufacturers to attend if OR is taking place at the same time?

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
I'll be there on 10/14/2012 21:33:32 MDT Print View

Can't wait. Should be super fun. I'll bring the circus tent again.tent with stove

Edited by Joshua on 10/14/2012 22:29:07 MDT.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0- Taking the Family on 10/14/2012 23:37:00 MDT Print View

Ken,

There will be three of us....including my 9 yr old daughter- the evil little monkey. :)

If it rains, then it will only be me...but hey, I got them to agree to come to see all of you miscreants!

-Tony

Mike Urban
(murban) - M

Locale: Northern CA, East Bay
"5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0" on 10/19/2012 15:55:17 MDT Print View

Sounds like fun to me. Count me in as a first timer.
-Mike

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/09/2012 22:31:45 MST Print View

We are going to keep the date set as is. I have heard that some vendors will attend OR for two days then come down and play with us for the weekend. Best of both.

With the posting issues here I ask everyone to feel free to PM me with any questions or comments. I don't want anyone to feel left out as all are welcome.

Here's to a great 5.0!

Edited by kthompson on 11/09/2012 22:33:01 MST.