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6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
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USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Driving time? on 10/07/2013 19:49:51 MDT Print View

About how long would it take to get there (TH) after reaching Sac? Traffic time(s) to avoid? I'll be west bound, eat dinner in Roseville or somewhere before hitting the Bay area. If I work all day, I'd be in Sac about 6PM or earlier.
Thanks for the location link, that gives me an idea where I have to end up, just off of 101 even! I can find that.

Heath Poulter
(hpoulter) - M

Locale: Southwest
Re on 10/07/2013 22:42:56 MDT Print View

I am flying in early on the 24th to the San Jose airport. If anyone else is flying in that day would anyone be interested in carpooling? I have a really good discount on car rentals through my work and I could get a Minivan or large van for about $25 a day. It'd be a great way to save money be and a good way to get to know people on the drive up as well. I am flying out the afternoon of the 26th. If anyone is interested please let me know.

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Re: Packrafting at GGG VI on 10/08/2013 16:42:11 MDT Print View

No parking allowed now near the bridge at mile 7.1. Next closest legal parking is at Hunting Hollow, or Coyote Park.

Also, that bridge might be the last legal takeout above Coyote Reservoir. Below the bridge is barbed wire fence and "No Trespassing" signs until you get to Coyote Reservoir.

USGS river gage on Coyote Creek two miles below Hunting Hollow, still reporting data automatically during the "lapse in appropriations"

Would love to join you, but I can unexpectedly roll any watercraft under 5 feet wide!

-- Rex

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Driving time? on 10/08/2013 21:55:34 MDT Print View

I don't know the answer Duane. Have you tried Mapquest? The estimates seem reasonable in my experience.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Driving time? on 10/09/2013 06:52:32 MDT Print View

Ken, I'll check that out. A Matt replied to me by PM, said about 2.5 hours from Sac. Just need to figure out if I can camp somewhere Thursday night or find a "hood" to sleep in. :) Took a couple wrong turns after getting gas at night a few years ago, one turn, there was something going down. Just my luck, first trip out of the safety of my mountains and I run into something. Get me outta here!!!

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Driving time? on 10/09/2013 07:10:05 MDT Print View

If you are getting to Sac at 6:30 or earlier, I would just drive to Coe instead of trying to find a place to camp in an unfamiliar area.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Driving time? on 10/09/2013 15:33:40 MDT Print View

Duane, the Morgan Hill area near the park is rural wuth plenty of places to park and get some shut eye. Reasonably safe

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Driving time? on 10/09/2013 17:36:25 MDT Print View

Thank you. I had poor directions a few years ago on my first trip down "there" at night. Got new directions at a gas station, went back to where I had gone but a little further and found the turn off, found my way to Bodega Bay then.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
G.G.G. on 10/10/2013 08:58:58 MDT Print View

Ken I'm in, just need to pay.


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/10/2013 12:31:24 MDT Print View

Almost a capacity crowd already.

@jack. Got you, thanks.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Better ante up dude! on 10/10/2013 14:07:58 MDT Print View

Ken, I checked out Mapquest the bestest I could last night. I think I'll shoot down 5 and 580 to miss the mess in the Bay Area, more comfy for me. Look forward to seeing faces.

Diana Vann
(DianaV) - MLife

Locale: Wandering
Thank You on 10/11/2013 10:46:56 MDT Print View


Thanks for putting this event together one more time. Looking forward to it!

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/11/2013 12:38:38 MDT Print View


What is the capacity this year?


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014 on 10/11/2013 18:07:50 MDT Print View

@ Diana. Yeah! Will be great to see you.

@Tony I opened up 50 spots and have a capacity of 70 persons.

Morgan Rucks
(rucksmtr) - F
packraft on 10/12/2013 12:21:00 MDT Print View

@ Manfred

I'm down to try the packraft route!

also down to packraft some other time too!
south folk of the American, mattole river, cache creek?

Edited by rucksmtr on 10/12/2013 12:22:21 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
G.G.G. Mystery Guests on 10/14/2013 06:34:25 MDT Print View

I have three mystery guests registered. Does anyone know the following people?

EngShien Wu

Max Katzmartsic

Sanjay Waghray

These three are the only ones on the list that have not been before. BPL search turned up nothing.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Deep Frreze
Re: G.G.G. Mystery Guests on 10/14/2013 06:52:08 MDT Print View

Spam Brigade Ken?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Mystery guests on 10/14/2013 07:35:21 MDT Print View

I made a pot stand for Eng-Shien Wu a while back. He seems like a good guy. I don't know about the other 2.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: G.G.G. Mystery Guests on 10/14/2013 10:07:57 MDT Print View

I assume Max is:

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: G.G.G. Mystery Guests on 10/14/2013 11:38:55 MDT Print View

There are more than a few members using a pseudonym so it's hard to say.

From reading last year's report, is it safe to say that we'll spend 80% of our time in camp? Just trying to figure out if I should bring a mac-daddy chair or not.

Also, I'm bringing my truck down. I understand that it'll be parked a ways away from where we're camping but I'm happy to offer it up to shuttle supplies, gear, and people if necessary.