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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 08/28/2013 22:55:20 MDT Print View

********UPDATE 01/17/14 NO VACANCY CAMPFIRE BAN IN EFFECT NO CAMPFIRES NO CHARCOAL FIRES BUT THERE WILL BE TWO PROPANE FIRE PITS FOR OUR ENJOYMENT*******************

With the amount of folks coming out and in hopes of fine weather I am asking that everyone please pack in some water for yourselves. A couple of liters if you are staying overnight both nights. Marc and I will have quite a few gallons with us. I just don't want to see us run out.


Weather

Riding your bike? pedal faster

Whatcha Bringing?

Have something to sell at the Gear Swap Live! in the overflow parking lot on Sunday?

Gear Swap Live!

The 6th Annual G.G.G. is open for registration! See above
We will be at Henry Coe, like years past. Get there early and have fun all weekend.

Have no idea what I'm on about? Look here

2013 GGG

Register here.

GGG Registration


The basic 5 facts

Who- BPLrs and their ilk

What- It a backcountry social that focuses on finding compatible hiking partners who have the same interests And to geek out on the latest lightweight/ultralight,SUL, and XUL backpacking kit.

Where- Henry W Coe State Park, Morgan Hill , CA

When- January 24-26th 2014

Why- Especially why in Jan. Well, we are wanting to get out. Cabin fever sets in for some of us. It's the new year and spring will be right along. So why not?

How-Your registering makes it happen. Like magic.

Edited by kthompson on 01/20/2014 13:14:27 MST.

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 08/29/2013 22:59:31 MDT Print View

Will be there, and am reserving this space to make future comments ;)
Thanks,
James

Slaton Whatley
(AlpinistoOutdoors) - M

Locale: Catalinas, Saguaro, Grand Canyon
Psyched! on 09/07/2013 10:48:05 MDT Print View

I'm still pretty new to BPL and lightweight backpacking in general but man does this sound fun! I'm looking forward to trying to make it this year. I'm assuming it's open to everyone? Regardless of skill level?? Would be fun to meet folks from the site as well!

Edit:
After looking at the photos this seems to be where cottage gear makers meet up. Is it open to all BPL members?

Edited by AlpinistoOutdoors on 09/07/2013 11:31:56 MDT.

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
ggg on 09/21/2013 10:24:00 MDT Print View

dont go

you wont like it

i will be there under PROTEST and that ken thompson guy i just don t know about him hahahha

JUST KIDDING LOL

KEVIN

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/21/2013 13:00:09 MDT Print View

Yes Slaton it is open to all BPLr's. Oh Kevin, I just don't know if there will be a spot for you this time.























kidding. last chance

Edited by kthompson on 12/31/2013 06:25:24 MST.

David Gardner
(GardnerOutdoorLD) - M

Locale: Northern California
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/22/2013 19:30:26 MDT Print View

Sign me up. GOLD Gear will be there again this year. Looking forward to it and the wood and alcohol stove "burn offs".

Did we decide that there would be two wood categories? Natural aspiration and mechanically-aided?

There has been discussion of the alcohol stove burn off, but no firm rules yet, I think. May I suggest two categories: "Limited" and "Unlimited"? "Limited" would be fastest to boil 2 cups of water using 30 ml of fuel or less (given the cold temps and windy conditions last year, this seems like a fair challenge). "Unlimited" would just be fastest to boil, using any amount of alcohol the stove can use.

Any thought of having an Esbit burn off too?

I'm assembling my competition rigs, getting ready.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/22/2013 20:25:57 MDT Print View

When do sign ups/reservations start?

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/25/2013 19:11:31 MDT Print View

I want to go Ken. I won't be UL because I'll have some old stoves. At least three. :) Cannot put in for time off at work yet for next year. I'll want to take off after work Thursday and camp somewhere west of Sac Thursday night, so I could get in mid day Friday. I want to see some Gold.
Duane

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/25/2013 20:47:08 MDT Print View

Airfare doesn't look too bad at the moment flying in to San Francisco. I'm a definite maybe.

I may end up driving down there from Eastern Washington so if anyone from this area or off of HW 97 in Oregon (Bend) want to carpool, please feel free to send me a PM.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 09/26/2013 08:14:37 MDT.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/26/2013 08:38:21 MDT Print View

I put it on my calendar and I intend to be there. [never mind - doesn't look like I'm going.]

Edited by Found on 11/01/2013 08:25:58 MDT.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/26/2013 09:01:38 MDT Print View

I have work late on Friday and Saturday evenings, and another show Sunday afternoon, but will try to walk in for a while on Saturday...hopefully with something non-lightweight and chocolate.

Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
Re: Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/26/2013 15:15:51 MDT Print View

If Debbie's bringing brownies again, count me in!

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/26/2013 16:00:00 MDT Print View

"hopefully with something non-lightweight and chocolate."

I can easily pass for the non-lightweight part....

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/26/2013 16:55:30 MDT Print View

Wait, wha... DOUG is coming to the GGG this year???? Aw, geez - is it too late for me to back out now? ;-)

And yes, Sharon, there should be brownies.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 09/26/2013 17:36:24 MDT Print View

We can utilize one of the pig traps for Doug if things get out of hand.

Edited by kthompson on 01/09/2014 20:33:15 MST.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/01/2013 12:15:54 MDT Print View

Well, dang - our next door neighbors just informed us that they're getting married on 1/25, and we're invited. So I may not make it out to Coe on Saturday after all. :(

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/05/2013 14:42:22 MDT Print View

It's official. The 6th Annual G.G.G. registration page is up and running. Space is limited. Reserve your spot or risk missing out.

GGG Registration

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/05/2013 14:57:34 MDT Print View

Anyone going that wouldn't mind picking me up at the airport and dropping me back off at the airport? I'll gladly pay for gas.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/05/2013 15:03:13 MDT Print View

"Anyone going that wouldn't mind picking me up at the airport and dropping me back off at the airport? I'll gladly pay for gas."

It'll depend on when you arrive but I can probably pick you up on my way down from Washington.

Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/05/2013 15:33:35 MDT Print View

If you fly into OAK, you'll be right on the way