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rowan !
(romonster) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
Temperatures on 11/11/2012 11:56:21 MST Print View

Question for you: I've never been to Henry Coe. How cold is it likely to get?

I'd like to attend but I'm afraid I don't have adequate cold weather gear. I'd go buy some but right now money is very tight so I probably have to make do with what I have, or opt to stay home if what I have is not sufficient.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Temperatures on 11/11/2012 12:42:23 MST Print View

Rowan,

What typre of cold gear do you need? I have extra stuff, maybe not the lightest in my gear closet, but it's your's to borrow if you need it.

Ken I'm in, I'll send the funds on my next pay check.

Rowan pm me with any questions.

Jack

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Re: Temperatures on 11/11/2012 13:29:39 MST Print View

According to Weather.com for January in Henry Coe State Park:
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/CASPHENWCO:13

38° F Average Low
18° F Record Low

61° F Average High
78° F Record High

4.38 inches Average Precipitation
January is the average wettest month

Note: I've watched hail fall and accumulate in March in Coe Park, so be prepared for wild, or beautiful weather.

Edited by Rex on 11/11/2012 13:30:38 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Temperatures on 11/11/2012 16:17:08 MST Print View

This is one reason for the change back to January. Seems like we get a break from the weather and cold that settles in for the month of February. We had below freezing one year so far. So if you are good to 32 you should be fine. There will be a large campfire. And there is always an abundance of gear.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

@Jack. Thanks.

Doug Coe
(sierraDoug) - M

Locale: Bay Area, CA, USA
I'm in on 11/12/2012 22:03:21 MST Print View

Ken,
Thank you for organizing this fun event yet again. It'll be my second year, and this time I'm going to take a much closer look at everyone's shelter since I'm looking to buy a decent one finally!

Matthew Black
(mtblack)
Re: Temperatures on 11/13/2012 07:29:39 MST Print View

Rowan,

Since it's a short hike in Coe is also a great place for fleece, bulky and heavy poly fill jackets, etc. No need to be uncomfortable.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/13/2012 22:40:46 MST Print View

Ken,

Whats the ante going to be per person this year?

Thanks, Jack

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/13/2012 22:50:45 MST Print View

@ Jack. $15 per and we'll have room to spread out.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/13/2012 23:01:17 MST Print View

Sounds good, I might be +1

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/14/2012 08:31:13 MST Print View

Change of heart, there is a good chance that I will be attending. Paypal funds?

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/14/2012 10:45:07 MST Print View

Ken,

I'm planning on attending. How would you like payments/contributions sent?

Thanks,

Richard

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
GGG Henry Coe Temperatures & Clothing on 11/14/2012 13:29:09 MST Print View

Just a suggestion to everyone who will be attending....bring extra layers that you would not normally consider taking on a backpacking trip.

Expect to be standing around or sitting and chatting with friends and new found friends for many hours into the night.

I have taken my insulated layers like my Montbell Thermawarp pants and I now have a Montbell Down Jacket that I will be bring to the GGG.

Given the short distance for the hike to the campsites and lack of phsyical activity from standing around with others, you might as well layer up and be toasty warm.

Enjoying the outdoors is all about being dry and warm, so layer up and make sure you have decent rain gear...in case it rains.

Yeah, I have lightweight O2 Raingear that I will bring, but I will likely take my heavy REI rain gear as backup. (I have not used my O2 Rain gear in the rain before...so it may be a good time to test it out).

Warm booties are a nice luxury to have to walk around in if it is not muddy.

A cheap suggestion for keeping warm feet and keeping things light....grab some UPS plastics shipping bags/envelopes and cut them down to sock size.

They are a waterproof, strong, light, and "free" vapor barrier that can worn over your socks and in your trail runners to keep your feet warmer in wet weather.

Looking forward to the next GGG and seeing you all.

-Tony

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: GGG Henry Coe Temperatures & Clothing on 11/14/2012 16:40:02 MST Print View

Sound advice Tony.

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
ok well on 11/14/2012 21:00:44 MST Print View

since jack called jabbering about something called the ggg and i couldn t get him to shut up about it until i agreed to go with him to it again this year
i guess im in for another brutal weekend of lightweight gear public drukedness
watching people fall out of hammocks in the middle of the night even with help trying to get in one lol and all the other great activities that are the ggg

count me in we will again be in to camp after midnight friday im assuming

ken
ill pp you here in a few days for my spot

looking foward to seeing everyone except ken helwig again LOL just kidding ken

kevin

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/14/2012 21:02:50 MST Print View

Sounds like I need to do another BPL so cal desert hike that weekend.

It'll be anti-GGG 2.0

Benefits of the 2011 anti-GGG trip to Anza Borrego:
- No snow
- BLUE skies
- crisp and crystal clear night sky
- Moon phase about 13% (waning)
- No campfires separate us from our environment
- Saw NO other humans over the route
- Views of San Ysidro and Santa Rosa mountains
- Got a feel for how Native Americans picked their routes (trails)
- 50 mph winds to test out our shelters and non-shelters
- Large secluded area for group camp
- No group games or activities

:-)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/14/2012 21:15:56 MST Print View

Can I go? I'll keep everyone busy somewhere else that weekend.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/14/2012 21:33:12 MST Print View

Gotcha!

Of course you'd be welcome. Not sure I am up to organizing another trip. Too much work; or too much like work. Don't know how you do it.

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/15/2012 11:20:53 MST Print View

Phoebe and I will be there again this year. Will Paypal funds.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/17/2012 07:59:56 MST Print View

70 days away.

Schedule some time off and come out and join us.

See first post for all pertinent information.

Frank H.
(porker110) - F

Locale: California
5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 on 11/17/2012 09:51:42 MST Print View

I plan on coming. Can't wait to see everybody again.

-Frank