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GGG 5.0
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Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
GGG 5.0 on 01/26/2013 10:30:05 MST Print View

This is a pre-post-trip report. Here is Lee from Trail Designs friday night cooking steaks.


Here are some lost items. If anyone wants these PM me.






Edited by meld on 01/27/2013 20:00:37 MST.

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
GGG on 01/27/2013 13:45:19 MST Print View

Another successful GGG- thanks Ken for all your work and dedication. Old friends, new faces, great vendor presence and quite the chilly wind! Thanks to all who made it.

Ps. Thanks to M. Elridge for the firewood and water. Thanks to J.Abela for the hand warmers!

Edited by Kat_P on 01/27/2013 14:05:32 MST.

(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
More pics in original GGG 5.0 thread; Nice photo on 01/27/2013 15:28:30 MST Print View

Nice photo. I just posted more pics in the original thread: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe

Edited by mountainwalker on 01/27/2013 15:29:10 MST.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: GGG on 01/28/2013 08:56:52 MST Print View

Thanks again, Ken, and to everyone who contributed.

It was nice to meet some new folks and seeing familiar faces (you know who you are)... lots of handshakes and hugs.

I have a few photos, will post them when I get a chance.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: GGG on 01/28/2013 09:30:02 MST Print View

I thought this was the best of the 3 I've attended - Ken, great job of organizing and recruiting vendors. Many thanks to you, and I'd also like to second Kat's thanks to Marc for providing the firewood and water, and to John for the handwarmers! Being probably the worst cold wimp huddled around the campfire, those things made a huge difference to me.

On a side note: I want to "PIF" the custom VX21 MLD Exodus I brought to the GGG, since I've decided I am not making the best use of it. Being a heavy duty pack without a lot of frills, it is probably more suited to a climber. It generated some curiosity at the GGG; if anyone who was there who asked about it (paying BPL members) would use it, I'll pass it on for shipping cost (Thom Darrah, who PIF'd it to me, requested that I do that if I decided not to keep it, and I'll ask the same of whoever gets this one).

(edit: pack will be going to Andrew)


Edited by dkramalc on 01/28/2013 12:28:50 MST.

Andrew F
(andrew.f) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: GGG on 01/28/2013 11:05:14 MST Print View

Thanks for the photos, Marc!

Debbie, I sent you a PM about the Exodus.


Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: GGG 5.0 - Lost & Found on 01/28/2013 16:43:42 MST Print View

The shovel was found by the kids exploring the area.

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Pictures on 02/02/2013 19:29:13 MST Print View

My daughter took most of these pictures. Thought we would share.

Getting ready to head out from the overflow parking lot.
Parking Lot

Double rainbow we watched on the hike in.
Double Rainbow

On the way to Manzanita Point.
Double Rainbow

Home away from home - Double rainbow.
Double Rainbow

Preparing dinner.

Edited by Rick778 on 02/02/2013 19:31:46 MST.

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
More Pictures on 02/03/2013 10:34:42 MST Print View

Friday Night Sunset

Forest Jungle Jim

Manfred was kind enough to bring several GPS's, teach the kids to use them and place a bunch of geocaches for them to find.

Along with Manfred's our small group, Jeremy, his son Justin, my daughter and I found 3 "official geocaches".

One of Manfred's many geocaches.

Jeremy and Justin taking a little break at China Hole.
Jeremy & Justin

It would be interesting to find out the history of this old cabin.
What Happened?

Found a little friend on the trail.

Hiking up out of the valley, don't want to be late for the "burn off".
Almost there

Tony being Tony around Saturday nights fire.