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    Default CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Meet the likes of McGizmo, Mr Ted Bear and PK.

    OK, I'm taking the bull by the horns, and will be organizing this camping get-together in Sequoia National Park for the weekend following Labor Day, Friday 9/5 thru Sunday 9/7.

    NO EXCUSES! This should give everyone that would like to attend, enought time to plan and make arrangements.

    As this follows Labor Day, we should have the park to ourselves. I will post more info and details in the weeks ahead. I sure there will be many questions...



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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Could we do a hike near that big General Sherman tree?

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    V8TOYOTATRK,

    Can you define *hike*? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Tree.... who cares about the worlds largest AND oldest living thing...

    Don't recall the name, but there's some caves which I plan to light like they have never been lighted before [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Hike to the General Sherman?

    Actually, it's a cool little walk around the groves. Good little picnic area...

    And the date's mucho better, too... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Im in for that day, the caves also sounds good, hope PK brings the Beast.

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    i hope so too... in his offices/shot2003 its very impressive and i'm dying to see how the mcculloch x990 and the kwang kung compare

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Drats! ! !
    We'll be in Cancun that week. . .
    Oh well, hopefully this might turn into a yearly event.
    See you guys some other time.

    Joel

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Okay Jeff... good call [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Here's a good site for information

    http://gocalifornia.about.com/gi/dyn...rk.com/how.htm

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Are we doing a group camping? If so, how about Dorst, the group site about 8miles north of Lodgepole, I think thats where the general sherman is.

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    Why the hots for the tree?

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    The park is named after the Sequoias and its something I always wanted to see, not just that one tree, all of them in that area are suppose to be huge. If that area is too far we can camp somewhere else no biggie.

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Why the trees... Well, if you've never seen one up close and personal, you should at least see one in your lifetime...

    Just the mere fact that some of these living entities are older than Jesus Christ says quite a lot...

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    I didn't intend to "bark" at anyone for wanting to see Sherm. I've seen the palos altos many times. They are truly magnificant and are a must see if you've never been before.

    Just curious why we latched onto the tree. Sorta like the May Pole does California. That's all...

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    jeff

    i didn't hear any bark....

    If im going to drive 4/5 hours, I plan to see general Sherman; the sequoias in Yosemite are magnificent, but the Sherman is the oldest, AND the largest living thing on the planet earth. Scientist guess the age to be 2800 years...

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    The tree is the oldest and largest living thing? Hah! You've never seen my mother-in-law!

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] Mr Ted Bear,

    That aint too far!

    Largest- no argument, but I got some creosote bush rings next to the shack near Landers that are supposedly much older [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] .

    Larry

    Edit: InTheDark (below)- edit your post [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: CA Camping Trip Fr 9/5 thru Su 9/7

    Anyway, is there an official sign-up list on who's going?

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    Default Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    Spent a few hours on the phone with National Park Service etc.

    Reservations are only for the major campsite areas, all remaining campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.
    It's too iffy to drive 4/5 hours....


    On the other hand, I checked with the Express Hilton in Three Rivers (50 minutes outside Sequoia) Rooms are only 80 night and are availabe for that first weekend in Sept

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    Jeff,

    If the campsite is full, we might be better off elsewhere anyway. There is probably some good quality dark in or around Three Rivers? I'm game for a room at the Hilton. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    Did you guys realize that 9/10 is full moon? It may not be full when you go camping but it might be enough to be annoying when you want total darkness to play with your lights. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img]

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    Full moon? Oops! I guess we find shade or get out the big guns to turn the moonlight into shadow! Darn! I wonder when it rises?

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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    If it's a full moon, then it should rise almost immediately after sunset and stay that way for awhile...

    Bummer... But I doubt the gizmos we have can be succumbed to the moon...
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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    Ohio to California sure is far [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mecry.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    If we stay at the Hilton, I can no longer justify spending the money on my cool camping gear! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    So is the new date in September? I'm with V8Toyotatrk, if we stay at the hilton, it wouldn't be as much fun. Shining a light against a hotel wall isn't very interesting (unless you're one of those surefire beam fanatics) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yellowlaugh.gif[/img]

    And how many people are going?

    Toyota,
    I'm still going up that weekend, if you want I can try and grab a campsite for you too

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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    Thanks Inthedark, but it might be too soon for me. I was looking at Pfeffier Big Sur State Park, and it shows the only have weekends available after the weekend that we want.

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    Default Re: Sequoia 99% full - Need new location

    Do most perfer a national park, or is the national forest also an option? Sounds like anything south of Tahoe and north of Bakersfield along the Sierras would work...

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