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biggcarl
04-01-2013, 20:17
Anyone interested in hanging at the 501 this weekend?

JollyGreen
04-01-2013, 20:22
YESSSSS I'm in

yooz85
04-01-2013, 20:30
Oh i had fun the last time i went there, but no can do its my weekend to work. Darn healthcare making me work every other lol.

Pro Vagabond
04-01-2013, 20:36
Finally!!! I get to go a hang at the 501!! :):):) I will be keeping an eye on this one!

thejay
04-01-2013, 20:51
I may be interested depending on scheduling, will know more as week goes on...

thejay
04-01-2013, 21:11
What's the plans? I'd probably prefer to hike out early Saturday as I have to work on Friday. I do love night hiking with a passion though...

JollyGreen
04-01-2013, 21:12
The 501 is car camping, unless you hike there from another point.

G.L.P.
04-01-2013, 23:12
i can't the 6th... i'm good the weekend of the 20th
We have a dinner at the Gun club on the 6th and i'm working it so i won't get done there till Late :(

thejay
04-03-2013, 20:59
Any updates? Is this happening? Is this actually a campsite? I hear you can get pizza delivered to the shelter, what is that all about? I'd rather camp out on the ridge leading up to Wolf Rocks, the edge of the field on top of the Pinnacle, or something than listen to cars drive by all night if I had my pick...

JollyGreen
04-03-2013, 21:44
You don't hear anything from where we hang, very little traffic and a ways from the road.

JollyGreen
04-04-2013, 08:30
Rumor has it there might be a Dutch sighting at the 501 this weekend.

biggcarl
04-04-2013, 09:08
I heard there may be some bears wandering around.

Dutch
04-04-2013, 09:21
If you all got room for my new Ridgerunner or BBEXP I think I will be there. are we going to eat salads and drink purified water again.

Rain Man
04-04-2013, 09:26
I expect to be hanging at 501 on Sunday evening, the 7th! Sorry to miss y'all.

I'll be starting a 111-mile section hike that morning at Swatara Gap, of the north half of PA on the AT. :)

Rain Man

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biggcarl
04-04-2013, 09:36
are we going to eat salads and drink purified water again.

Tofu and mineral water for me.

jerzybears
04-04-2013, 10:40
Some "bears" will definitely be around. Hang your food!!! :scared: They are easily distracted by Irish Whiskey I hear....

JollyGreen
04-04-2013, 11:13
I heard there may be some bears wandering around.

Black, Grizzly or Jerzy?

JollyGreen
04-04-2013, 12:37
...and don't forget your ear plugs, Biggcarl will be there.....

Pro Vagabond
04-04-2013, 12:39
ohh, thanks for earplug reminder...:)

What time are people showing up? I plan on getting there around noon on Sat. and with the nice day on sunday, I may take a hike and not leave until mid to late afternoon.

Pro V.

JollyGreen
04-04-2013, 12:40
I expect to be hanging at 501 on Sunday evening, the 7th! Sorry to miss y'all.

I'll be starting a 111-mile section hike that morning at Swatara Gap, of the north half of PA on the AT. :)

Rain Man

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Well, if you run an hour, walk an hour all Saturday, you can meet us for breakfast Sunday morning at the diner.

thejay
04-04-2013, 17:13
Awesome, I'm in...

Dutch
04-04-2013, 18:56
I expect to be hanging at 501 on Sunday evening, the 7th! Sorry to miss y'all.

I'll be starting a 111-mile section hike that morning at Swatara Gap, of the north half of PA on the AT. :)

Rain Man

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Rain Man I knew you'd be in the area. What do you need to get there. Hike to 645 and I'll pick you up and then I will take you back there in the morning. It is an easy hike from swatara to 645.

biggcarl
04-04-2013, 20:13
Rain Man I knew you'd be in the area. What do you need to get there. Hike to 645 and I'll pick you up and then I will take you back there in the morning. It is an easy hike from swatara to 645.

Rainman take the offer, this will be the best hang that you're not allowed to talk about you'll ever go to.

The one rule of the 501 is what happens at the 501 stays at the 501. ( Sorry channeling my inner GLP)

Rain Man
04-04-2013, 21:41
Rain Man I knew you'd be in the area. What do you need to get there. Hike to 645 and I'll pick you up and then I will take you back there in the morning. It is an easy hike from swatara to 645.

I'll look at my map and see what you're talking about. Y'all gonna be there Sunday eve?

Rain Man

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jerzybears
04-05-2013, 08:21
Is the summer port-a-potty back in yet??:rolleyes:

Word to the wise: Tie up to Carl's tree at your own peril!;)

Russ and I can't wait. We will share photos of our snowshoe trip to the Adirondacks.

doogie
04-05-2013, 08:40
Sorry I'm going to miss this one, but with doing 501 to 183 with the scouts next weekend and MAHAA 2 weeks after that I'm going to stay home and get some spring chores done. Looks like nice weather. Have a sip of purified water for me.

G.L.P.
04-05-2013, 12:14
I want to make everyone Aware before you hit the 501 tomorrow night
Due to no rain and multiple brush fires as of late We are in a Burn Ban for 30 days ... so no fires guys :(
the only fire permitted is a gas grill or charcoal grill with the ability to cover :(
it is a $300 fine for having a fire during a Fire Ban
just wanted to make everyone away so you don't get a visit by the state police cause you have a fire going LOL

i might stop up to say Hi after my clubs dinner since i'll be a few miles over the other side of the Mnt .... ;)

Pro Vagabond
04-05-2013, 13:57
:(

I can bring the charcoal, but I don't have a grill.

:(

doogie
04-05-2013, 14:43
I investigated the burn ban a little more. Finally found it on the DCNR web pages.
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/wildfire/advisories/

Current posted bans:
Schuylkill County Commissioners have enacted a countywide burn ban from April 5 at noon through May 5, 2013.

Burning Ban Definition – "Open burning" is defined as the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material (garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter, paper, vegetative matter involved with land clearing, or any sort of debris) out-of-doors either in a burn barrel or on the ground. The use of propane or gas stoves, charcoal briquette grills, or the use of tobacco in any form is not covered under county burn bans. Camp fires are allowed in the fire rings that confine and contain the camp fire in a designated state, federal, or Department of Environmental Protection licensed campground.

Be careful out there.

G.L.P.
04-05-2013, 16:21
I investigated the burn ban a little more. Finally found it on the DCNR web pages.
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/wildfire/advisories/

Current posted bans:
Schuylkill County Commissioners have enacted a countywide burn ban from April 5 at noon through May 5, 2013.

Burning Ban Definition "Open burning" is defined as the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material (garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter, paper, vegetative matter involved with land clearing, or any sort of debris) out-of-doors either in a burn barrel or on the ground. The use of propane or gas stoves, charcoal briquette grills, or the use of tobacco in any form is not covered under county burn bans. Camp fires are allowed in the fire rings that confine and contain the camp fire in a designated state, federal, or Department of Environmental Protection licensed campground.

Be careful out there.

ok.. i was just going to post that...
but also don't forget the 501 is not a state park or is not covered under any of the guidelines for fire rings so the ban will affect the 501 and any part of the AT that is not on state park land or licensed camp grounds so make sure you check to see if any site on the AT is covered in state campgrounds .. i know of non on this section but i can't remember if there is any north of here ... i know south there is IE PineGorve state park ;)
but i will be sure to post any changes that come up and if anyone is planning a hike up this way in the next month just PM me if you need info on the ban ;)

biggcarl
04-05-2013, 17:54
I will improvise, adapt, and overcome.

biggcarl
04-05-2013, 18:19
:(

I can bring the charcoal, but I don't have a grill.

:(

Bring it(this is just so I have ten characters)

G.L.P.
04-05-2013, 19:54
i'll be stopping up to say hi after my club dinner ...
but i can't stay overnight. The wife has clinical and i'm on baby patrol and i don't feel like getting up at 3 in the morning to break camp LOL

thejay
04-05-2013, 20:05
How many times have I camped without a fire either in state/public or my own private land due to fire hazard or restrictions/prohibition, I've lost count... Though given the weather it would be nice to have some external warmth at night without being a down feather bomb...(not a fan of feathers here due to allergy) Since this is car camping, maybe I'll bring my portable propane Mr. Heater if enough request it (more than 3 PMs/msgs); though it would prob be a waste of propane imho... Just imagining all of us sitting around a dinky propane heater in a fire ring wishing it was a fire... better than nothing?

biggcarl
04-05-2013, 20:15
When out and pick up a grill. We're covered.

Pro Vagabond
04-06-2013, 08:31
Wife went to work, so I'm headed up. See you soon!!

:):)

biggcarl
04-07-2013, 12:15
Another great hang that I can't talk about. Great to meet Bill and Brad. Sorry that Rainman didn't make it.

Pro Vagabond
04-07-2013, 12:39
It was a great hang! Hopefully I'll be invited back, since I'm no longer a "501 shelter" virgin:eek: (what happens at the 501, stays at the 501...:rolleyes:)

Pro V.

JollyGreen
04-07-2013, 20:56
Bigg thanks to biggcarl for a sweet 501 grill