GGG--what is it?
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Steve Meier
(smeier) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
GGG--what is it? on 01/03/2013 06:20:11 MST Print View

I read from time to time references to the midwest GGG or a GGG on the west coast in these forums. What is it?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: GGG--what is it? on 01/03/2013 06:26:44 MST Print View

Gathering of Gear Geeks (the name stuck) are get togethers done in an outdoor setting. A way for local, and non local BPL members, guests. followers, what have you, meet and show off that cottage made gear that you never see, but hear about here. The Bay Area group is having the one at Henry Coe this month. Started to include activities. Manufacturers are coming now too. Good times.

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
GGG on 01/03/2013 06:27:57 MST Print View

Gathering of gear....gods er or ah it might be geeks I'm not quite sure. Edit: Ken beat me to it I'm sure he is right:)

Edited by mtmnmark on 01/03/2013 06:32:15 MST.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
GGG--what is it on 01/03/2013 20:50:24 MST Print View

Thank you Ken, I had wondered what it stood for also, since I've been frequenting BPL more the last 6 months or so. For me, sounds like too many folks in too small an area, although I did not know there would be some vendors there, at least showing their wares if not downright selling them. Take lots of pics please.
Duane

a b
(Ice-axe)
Re: GGG--what is it on 01/03/2013 21:01:07 MST Print View

I hear you Duane.
Love people on a one to one, two, or three basis.
Crowds really freak me out though.
Been to two GGG's and each time i got that feeling i just slipped away for a hike.
Then i felt like i was missing out. LOL!
Henry Coe is pretty big for a state park and it is easy to engage or disengage the group at will.

I will say, the people i met at GGG are all, to a person, really cool friendly folks and that sure helped me with my "people" phobia.
Also, you have never laughed as hard until you see Douglas Ide try and start a woodburning stove. :)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: GGG--what is it on 01/03/2013 21:13:15 MST Print View

"Also, you have never laughed as hard until you see Douglas Ide try and start a woodburning stove. :)"

Branded for life. Thanks Matt.......

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: GGG--what is it? on 01/03/2013 21:44:56 MST Print View

Wait a minute, so it doesn't stand for "Girls! Girls! Girls!"?

I will make it to a GGG one year.

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
GGG Henry Coe on 01/14/2013 14:40:02 MST Print View

This may or may not be the place to get the answers for this question but here it goes.
How do I "sign up" to get in on one of these GGG hikes? Henry Coe is pretty close and seems like a great excuse to get back there. So who is in charge or what are the plans?
Thanks,
James

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: GGG Henry Coe on 01/14/2013 14:43:54 MST Print View

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

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
GGG Henry Coe 2013 on 01/14/2013 17:07:16 MST Print View

Thank you!