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rendog


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so... enough of the indecision. it's Feb and lets get this party started...(or start planning at least)

I'll throw myself on the grenade for this one.

Joshua Tree Gathering April 15th to the 17th.

That is from the majority of the people that have posted to the partners forum.

I'm in the process of trying to garner a keg of beer, and some "beer gear" from a couple different companies. We'll try and see about reserving a grope site in the Indian Cove, and I'll be there early as will a few others so we can try and get a few sites down at the Hidden Valley.

Keep your eyes peeled to here for any updates that may come along


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Skibs

I'll pick you up on my way through

hell at the airport even if need be.

I'm going to be driving straight there from Nova Scotia, so I'm heading through CO and might even be able to be convinced to zip into the Creek for a day or two of climbing


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As I said in the other thread - I'm definitely in!

I am looking to fly into Las Vegas, and drive to JTree. (Though I let my drivers license expire, and need to take the whole friggin' test over....so can't commit to being the driver until that's taken care of). But even so, if anyone else is looking to go out that way and wants to share expense on the car, send me a PM.

Also - I'd like to add a few days on, either before or after and climb Red Rocks. So, if anyone is interested in that.....


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I would love to meet all of you. I will try really hard to make it, though that late in April, I may have to give up climbing fun until I pass the exams to graduate in May.


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you all dont know me, but i am probably in. would it be kind of difficult to go if i dont have a partner? or could i just climb with you guys?


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I went to the PA Gunks Gathering (http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=774616#774616) last fall, and they did the following, with regards to climbing partners, in order of what I think was the most popular choices:

A) People hooked up with others they knew already
B) People saw the names of others on the thread that they had gotten to know "internettedly" and made plans to climb together for a day
C) Volunteer(s) set up several toprope climbs for those for whom that would be the best option, and supervised the scene as a service commitment
D) The person who was organizing the event did informal hook-ups for those who needed partners.
E) Some leaders volunteered to climb with others who needed a partner

I don't know what other gatherings do, but quite a bit of effort was involved in coordinating the C, D and E above. Kudos to all those who put effort into that.

I am coming out alone(probably) and will be in need of partners too. I think things will start to set up as the date comes closer.

ALSO - I am going to go back to the other thread and start a list of those who have said they would like to attend, or tentatively may come). I'll try to keep it up to date as the dates come closer.


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Okay, here is the list that I figured from the old thread, and here. Sorry if I missed anyone....

If you're planning on coming, say so, and I'll add to the list. This should help in planning for the group site, I'd think, and also help people to coordinate with each other. (Oh....if you would like to not be included in the group site, say so, and I'll put a little asterisk before your name, I guess).

- addiroids
- all_that_is_rock
- areuinclimber
- baja_java
- bandycoot(and Mrs. bandycoot)
- becalm
- bridgeit12c
- cardio
- climbsomething
- curt
- djcoppedge
- elvislegs & brother(tentative)
- eyecannon
- ffaallliinngg (plus may have one noob and one semi-noob joining me)
- faust
- fire_eyes
- fo_d
- hangerlessbolt
- happiegrrrl & mystery guest(a slightly misanthropic social butterfly)
- g
- gamehendge
- jdcdank1(tentative)
- jeffmason(tentative)
- johnhenry
- jt512(tentative)
- j_ung(tentative)
- karlbaba(tentative)
- maculated and "Daisuke"
- marshall84
- miker
- monkmiller510
- neuroshock(can't come...too much $$$)
- nolagkc
- nikegirl
- pheenixx
- phugganut
- piton
- r6driver
- rendog
- rrradam(tentative)
- scallywag(out, because he can't get a ride - anyone who can help?)
- sd_damien
- skibabeage(tentative)
- snoopy138
- that_guy (and Ryan)
- tim
- toobigtoclimb
- trenchdigger


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myself and jstp will just be finishing up an extended stay in JTree that weekend, so it'll be a good chance to go out with a bang.... count us in.


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WOOOOOHOOOOO! I am SO in!!! Rendog, I just PMd you. Can we do a group site in Sheep's Pass? I'll reserve one tomorrow. Anyone that wants to stay in it, just drop me a PM! If need be, I'll reserve two.

Fun, fun, fun...


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Looks like it's gonna be a busy time at Josh...there are 81 (well, now 79) campsites available at Black Rock area ONLY. No other reservable sites are available, group or family. So, I have booked 2 sites (the max you can reserve per call) each site can have 2 tents,2 cars and 6 people.

So, if you really want to go and be camping with your fellow RC.COMers, call (800) 365-2267 to reserve 1 or 2 sites at Black Rock Campground. They are $10 per nite, with a $13.65 cancellation fee if you cancel.

Of course, you can always try to get a site in Hidden Valley, Ryan, etc. But there's no guarantee any will be available.

I will have baja_java, crazymotos, oldskool, waller, and dameat spots reserved within my 12 person limit (just my friends, assuming they even want to go, don't know if they will, so I may have more spots.) With myself, that's 6 available for sure, so the first 6 other folks that pm me I'll promise a spot to (happiegrrrl and rendog will receive priority!)

Can't wait to see everyone there! Oh, and there are flush toilets and water available at Black Rock. It's sorta 'plush'...


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Okay, here is the list that I figured from the old thread, and here. Sorry if I missed anyone....

- murf

Whoops, you can take me off the list. Always got rated poorly on "plays well with others".

Cheers,

Murf


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I'm planning on heading out that way late March/early April -- what's the weather? Is that near the time everything's in bloom?

areuinclimber -- don't worry about finding a partner at J Tree. If there's an RC gathering there'll be plenty of folks. Even if there isn't, grab a site at HVCG, post a note on the bulletin board and you'll have people to climb with. I'll be solo as well, and it worked out great for me in November.


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I want to be at whatever site has the keg, and that is all I have to say.


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Okay, here is the list that I figured from the old thread, and here. Sorry if I missed anyone....

- murf

Whoops, you can take me off the list. Always got rated poorly on "plays well with others".

Cheers,

Murf

Murf ---- I figured it all had to be a terrible joke!


BTW: Not to rain on your parade, but, Black Rock is so far from anything resembling staying in Josh that you should take someone up on prepaying for sites in HVCG or Jumbo or anywhere else.


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Well, there are sites available at IC. 26 when I checked...I just figured IC is a longer drive, even though there is some climbing there. Whatever everyone wants to do is fine with me, I can prolly switch my reservations over to IC...there was a group site available there the previous weekend, but it looks like these are the best dates for most.

So, Indian Cove? You can reserve the same size sites there, same price etc. at the same number I listed.

Anyway, we'll probably end up having sites in HV or Ryan or something...I just wanted to make sure we had some place to stay! Oh, and I reserved the Black Rock sites from the night of the 14th (Thurs) through the night of the 17th (Sun)...


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I may have missed something, but what about Sheep Pass group site? It's much closer then IC. Just a thought. -Mike


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Well, there are sites available at IC. 26 when I checked...I just figured IC is a longer drive, even though there is some climbing there...

If you can get sites in Indian Cove (or better yet, Sheeps Pass), jump on it. There are at least 600+ routes (many excellent) within walking distance of Indian Cove (including Rattlesnake Canyon). There are 0 routes within 20 miles of Black Rock.

Temps in April can be toasty, so Sheep Pass (higher elevation) might be a better bet than Indian Cove (if you have a choice).


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Hi Gang! There are NO group sites available for these date. Not in any area of the park. But, I did not think to see if there are family (6 person) sites in other in-park reservable areas. I am going to call today and change my reservation (if I can) to either Indian Cove (not my first choice for mid-April) or, ideally, Jumbo Rocks or Sheeps Pass. I just can't remember if you can reserve sites there or if the guy I spoke to told me there weren't any available.

Anyway, when I find out, I'll post info!

FYI: There ARE group sites (2, I think?) for the previous weekend 8,9,10...

edited to say 'thanks fredbob!' I only chose Black Rock because more sites were available...the lack of climbing is unacceptable though...


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aight.
mark me down as a tentative.

my brother will be back from south america, so i'll no doubt be bringing him if i make it.

*crosses fingers*


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Hi Gang! There are NO group sites available for these date. Not in any area of the park ... FYI: There ARE group sites (2, I think?) for the previous weekend 8,9,10...

Then why not APR 8, 9, & 10? If that is when the group sites are open then we should take it. After all, it was originally either that w/e or the one after it.


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i am definitely down... i am willing to get a campsite if need be and ill be bringing a friend and as much thirst quenching refreshments as i can fit in my rig (unless of course i end up sleeping in it, but that just means i'll have to drink half the beer first). so all i need is a concrete date, and location, which is probably still in the works i guess.

later all and i hope to see you down there!


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Well, at last check, there are also NO group sites available the weekend of the 8-10th either. Ugh. There are still 79 sites available at Black Rock, $10 per night. It's a place to sleep people. I doubt many of us will be hanging out at the camsite during daylight hours when we can be climbing...

Sites can get cancelled. You can check daily at http://reservations.nps.gov
If anyone can get a group site reservation anywhere, I am happy to help pay for it! Please PM me.

I am keeping the reservations I have on the two Black Rock sites 'just-in-case'. Although I plan to try to get a site at HV, Ryan or Sheeps Pass (if there is one to be had.) I plan to arrive the morning of Thursday the 14th.

Anyone else trying to arrive before Friday the 15th?


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I am still a tentative "yes" along with duskerhu, we also may have a small group of Minnesotans from our local site but we've been kinda waiting for things to solidify here.

I have only stayed in HVCG and thats my prefered site but if we dont get there early enough i know it could be full, I think you are allowed 2 cars per site in HV so if we get a site there we can squeeze others into our site. we'll just stop by and visit you all at whatever campground you wind up at.

I should know in a few days if i can go, I'm not sure about duskerhu.

Les


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I am still a tentative "yes" along with duskerhu, we also may have a small group of Minnesotans from our local site but we've been kinda waiting for things to solidify here.

I have only stayed in HVCG and thats my prefered site but if we dont get there early enough i know it could be full, I think you are allowed 2 cars per site in HV so if we get a site there we can squeeze others into our site. we'll just stop by and visit you all at whatever campground you wind up at.

I should know in a few days if i can go, I'm not sure about duskerhu.

Les


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Well folks, I have good news and bad.

:( Bad: I probably (but not definitely) won't be able to make it.

:D Good: The reason I probably won't be able to make it is that my wife and I and a group o' friends just rented a house at the New. That's gonna eat up some cash on my end, I'm afraid.

I won't give up entirely, but after examining our budget, it's bleak. Maybe if I cut funding to family entitlement programs...

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