6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
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E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
SF Bay Area GGG Film, for anyone wondering what to expect on 01/08/2014 22:50:03 MST Print View

This is a little valentine Ms. EJ and I put together for all the wonderful friends we’ve made, the many helpful things we’ve learned and the amazingly creative gear makers we’ve met.

http://vimeo.com/36630858

For those sitting on the fence about coming to the GGG, don’t be shy - you’ll have a great time and learn a lot.

Backpackers Gone Wild: BPL 3rd Annual SF Bay Area Gathering of Gear Geeks (GGG) 2011

Some memorable moments:

-The Gear Stove Boil-Off – WARNING this gets HOT!
-What happens in Coe stays in Coe and things that go bump in the night
-How Tony makes it through a cold lonely night
-Richard Nisley guest interview
-Styrofoam snow and picnicking BPL style
-What lightweight backpackers really sound like
-Debbie’s first place win for shared item
-The next Backpackers Gone Wild casting event

[NOTE - the 2011 trip was in January not February]

Edited by mountainwalker on 01/08/2014 23:00:22 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
6th Annual G.G.G. vacancies on 01/09/2014 20:30:09 MST Print View

NO VACANCY
I can't believe how this event has grown. Filled the third spot today. Will go through the list again to make sure I haven't miss counted anyone. I will not be taking anymore registrations at this time. I will post here if I get a cancellation.

Edited by kthompson on 01/09/2014 21:34:17 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
6th Annual G.G.G. signs/directions on 01/10/2014 21:03:23 MST Print View

I made up a series of signs to help people take the right path and find the proper group spots. You'll start to see them on East Dunne. They look like this.

gggsign

As you see I am not a professional sign painter. The ones on the trail near camp will be lit at night.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Directions? 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/11/2014 19:49:43 MST Print View

Another shot of the only point along the way from 101 that could be a problem.


hc

Stay right.

Edited by kthompson on 01/21/2014 21:29:31 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Questions? 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/12/2014 08:42:35 MST Print View

Woo Hoo!
I hit the road and head on down in 10 days. Now that means I will be on the road and unavailable to answer questions. Inevitably there are always a few folks who need to know something last minute. The forum family here has been great with stepping forward and helping out as much as they can. I just wanted to thank all of you for being helpful. Those of you who are coming for the first time I ask that you take a look at all the info given. If you still have questions or concerns please post here, PM me,whatever by next Sunday so that I can get you an answer.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Questions? 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/12/2014 09:23:49 MST Print View

How about adding a link in the first post to the NOAA weather for where we'll be camping?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Questions? 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/12/2014 10:57:11 MST Print View

Well there are links to all that kind of stuff on the gggwest site. But since it's you who asked...

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
GGG weather links on 01/12/2014 11:02:50 MST Print View

Official NWS forecast for the park:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.1869214&lon=-121.5471379

Stats for the nearby automated weather station:

http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/roman/meso_base.cgi?stn=TT119

or this easier version:

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=37.168%2C-121.528&sp=MTT119

Description of how that weather station got there:
http://www.coeparkfund.org/content/weather.html

We might be able to see that weather station from the GGG camp sites.

-- Rex

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: GGG weather links on 01/12/2014 11:23:46 MST Print View

Thanks Rex

Link in the first post just like you asked Doug.

Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
Re: Re: GGG weather links on 01/12/2014 18:21:27 MST Print View

Hi Ken, I just went to the website and registered and then came here and read it's all full. No worries, I'm glad it looks like it's going to be a well-attended event. I'm going to try to day-hike in on Saturday to at least check out some of the gear and meet some of you folks. :)

Doug

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Doug Smith and the GGG on 01/12/2014 18:32:56 MST Print View

You're not getting out of it that easily. I've been waiting for you. Message sent.

Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
Re: Doug Smith and the GGG on 01/12/2014 21:26:03 MST Print View

Hahaha, roger. Paid and thanks!

:)

Edited by Jedi5150 on 01/12/2014 21:28:54 MST.

peter vacco
(fluff@inreach.com) - M

Locale: no. california
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. vacancies on 01/12/2014 22:02:05 MST Print View

no vacancy my butt. what is to stop somebody from driving up there and camping at some other site, but still visiting the Big Thing ?
noth'n .. that's what.

it don't matter where ya'll sleep, so long you're not too blitzed to find it.

cheers,
v.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. vacancies on 01/13/2014 06:54:42 MST Print View

"no vacancy my butt. what is to stop somebody from driving up there and camping at some other site, but still visiting the Big Thing ?
noth'n .. that's what."

We gonna see you there Peter?

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. vacancies on 01/13/2014 12:56:18 MST Print View

And will you be blitzed?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. vacancies on 01/13/2014 13:02:17 MST Print View

"And will you be blitzed?"

If he shows, I'll ensure he gets a start. I'm bringing a bottle of 16-year-old Aberlour, and Peter is one of my favorite people! I'll definitely reserve some for him.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
6TH Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014/ Mississippi Lake Hike on 01/13/2014 19:39:21 MST Print View

Hello friends! I heading out to Mississippi Lake early Friday morning(1/24)and will spend the night out at the lake and should be back to the G.G.G. around NOON on Saturday. It is a 24 mile round trip so lets burns some calories and get in shape for the hiking season! I most likely will spend the night at Park Headquarters Thursday night to get early start on Friday. If any interest just PM Me.

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Edited by Creachen on 01/13/2014 19:52:49 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/14/2014 06:48:07 MST Print View

10 days and counting...

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/14/2014 11:10:10 MST Print View

Ken,

What time are you planning to drive into the Campsite on Saturday?

I can bring a few duraflame logs again as fire starter logs for the fires.

Depending on when you are heading in, I can see about getting the family up out of bed to hit the road earlier vs. later.

Tony

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 01/14/2014 19:13:21 MST Print View

Tony, Marc and I and the rest of the caravan will head in on Friday to get things set up and get good spots for ourselves :) Bring some logs with you as we can help you work through that pile of those. We will have some cyclists with us. Perhaps one will volunteer to shuttle a load of logs in. We'll figure something out. Maybe the SMD van can haul them in if they head in on Saturday. I will let you know.