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    Lightbulb Mid Atlantic campout in VA Oct 21-22 *CANCELLED*

    This is to gage interest in a VA CPF get together.

    **UPDATE** as of 16Oct06
    CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST
    - maybe next year.

    Here is where it stands.
    - Oct 21-22.
    -Change in location to camp at Natural Chimneys, Tour of Grand Caverns.
    http://www.uvrpa.org/directions.htm
    -Sat Night hike on park trails
    - Breakfast Sunday morning at local resterant
    - Sun morning Tour of the cavern. (Its decorated for holloween)


    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    Oh. This would be off I-81 near Harrisonburg VA, not to far from Shenandoah Nat'l Park, a bunch of showcaves. About 2 hrs from Washington DC.

    If we get enough people to come I might be able to convince a caving vendor to bring lights and cool stuff to sell. The Stenlight and PIERCE M10 people are close by, maybe I can convince them to show there stuff. Maybe have a CPF trade and swap. (aka bring money, or you can paypal with your cellphone nowdays )

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I'm just south of Baltimore... I'm initially interested in going... keep me informed

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    Sounds cool! Ill be living in va in a couple weeks
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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I'm in Northern, VA. Sounds like fun!
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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    That cave looks cool.Does the campground have cabins? I don't think I have a tent anymore,I "loaned" it to someone a couple of years ago.

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I'm back.

    I don't think the campground has cabins, but I'm not sure. There are hotels nearby.
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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I'd definitely be interested. I'm in MD but work in VA. I'd be willing to bring along the tent and do some camping! Keep us posted.
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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    Interested.

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    If the group is pretty small I could arrange a true wild cave trip. People would need some helmets though. I imagine lighting would not be a problem.
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    I am somewhat interested. Are we going to actually go through a cave, crawling around, using tackle to assend or desend or is this like the tourist attractions that are paved and easy to walk?

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    Endless is a commercial cave with paved walkways. I know some wild caves in the area but would only lead a group in there if everybody was interested and even then it would be a real easy cave.
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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    Chalk me up as interested also.

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    Id be interest in seeing other flashlights, meeting some of you guys and maybe staying for a few hours then heading back. I have no idea what my work arrangements maybe when this is planned.

    My folks use to tour the luray carvins yearly, but that was when I was a child.

    I maybe able, but I dont want to push it. I actually quit my last job cause of having to stand on my feet.

    I will be at the Busch race at RIR from 4pm til the end at the top of the seating area betwen turns 1-2 if anyone wants to meet there. The fan area is open to anyone and you can always find tickets for sale in the parking lot between 15-40 bucks.

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I live in baltimore, interested if I have enough time to take off from work (need some time for advance notice....)

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I'm right up around Philadelphia but I woudn't mind coming down for a campout in VA. Just got a brand new tent and I want to use it as much as possible to justify the $219 cost. Please keep me posted...Jim

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    Cavedave, I live in Richmond and would definitely be interested. I would love to do some "wild" caving. Please keep me posted. Thanks!

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    I was there about a month ago I'm in.about 75mi from me

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I would rather not put on a helmet and try to drag my fat a@@ through any caves. I am certainly up for walking through any caves though.

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    I really dont know if I will have the time off work, or the $$$ for this,
    but this is by far the closet meet that has been setup near me.
    Plus I am a caver
    So keep us informed!

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    I am interested depending on when in october. I will be out of town oct. 12 - 21.


    p.s. I live just west of Richmond,VA

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    Hey suprattmike, I maybe at the www.fielddayofthepast.org truck/steam engine show Sept 15-17. I think its near you, exit 173 on i 64.

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    I'll be at the Field Days event as well - especially since I only live 3 miles away! Small world this internet is!

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    field day of the past is only about 7 miles from my house.

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    Oh, my, god. I had no idea you guys were that "close".

    I hate to disappoint you guys, but the only led lights you will see there are the ones you bring. You may see some on the newer trucks on display, but thats it. I guess it cant hurt to be the first to make a steam powered led light.

    What I like is seeing parents show their kids the animals. Most have never see a cow, sheep, pig up close before. I thought it was odd the cows kept 3 ft from you while the horses would rest their mouth on your shoulder.

    Then you got them racing cement mixers. You havent lived til you see cement mixers race.

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    Of course, worse is to see suburbia move to beautiful Goochland. I grew up about a mile from the original Short Pump Country Store (it was slightly east of Pump & Broad). Amazing how much has changed. Even the cows are moving farther away (3 ft.!).

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    Default Re: Interest in Mid Atlantic campout in VA?

    Can we bring friends? I know someone who would love to gear up and crawl around on theri belly and what not inside a real cave.

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    I'm going to miss this by a couple weeks, I guess.

    My daughter lives in Buena Vista, VA and will be having our first grandchild in the first week of November. I'll be traveling back to see them mid November, although my wife will be there for the birth.

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    Sorry I haven't checked back in a while. I am out all next weekend and the 1st weekend in Oct. So it would have to be probably the 3rd weekend of Oct (21st). Who all is interested in that weekend?

    I'll start making some reservations and plans around Oct 11th. So post between now and then if your interested.
    Last edited by cave dave; 09-28-2006 at 04:20 PM.
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    That weekend is good for me.

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