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sunshower
07-30-2013, 10:40
Just wanted to make an official posting for the event coming up in 2 weeks (Aug 16-18)
The park is located in Middleton, MA, It has a pond for swimming and lots of hiking trails. Each site can accomodate 4 adults and are drive in and park.
looking at sites 105-108.... only 2 cars allowed at each site.

we reserved site 106---- 4 people::: mp3prozac, sunshower, zappa870,
skypainter reserved site 107---- 4 people::: skypainter, gastar, ??Ewok, ???jofish
hammockPete reserved site 108--for Fri night only--hammockpete and friend
shrineclown reserved site 108--- for Sat night only---he has 3-4 people

i will add people to this as they rsvp.

SkyPainter
07-30-2013, 11:48
I am in, but have not made it there yet.

~ Sky

Billiard Pete
07-30-2013, 13:06
I'm a maybe.

I am going to Sturbrigde in the am (need to be there by 9 am), but would love to go. In fact I am scheduled to be at Harold Parker Labor Day weekend...

sunshower
07-30-2013, 14:21
SkyPainter, i went and checked out the sites. The ones on the water are booked solid. I think sites 105, 106,107,108 are awesome for hammocking- open with lots of space and plenty of trees. I will reserve 105. it's $12/site/night. Perhaps someone can book 107?

HammockPete- i highlighted all the potential hammocking sites if you want I can PM to you for your Labor Day trip, let me know.

Billiard Pete
07-30-2013, 14:48
SkyPainter, i went and checked out the sites. The ones on the water are booked solid. I think sites 105, 106,107,108 are awesome for hammocking- open with lots of space and plenty of trees. I will reserve 105. it's $12/site/night. Perhaps someone can book 107?

HammockPete- i highlighted all the potential hammocking sites if you want I can PM to you for your Labor Day trip, let me know.


Thanks, that would be great Sunshine (AKA Megan)...

Pete

SkyPainter
07-30-2013, 14:58
===> sun shower, I just reserved site #107 for three nights, Aug 16-18, Sat-Sun, for four adults and two cars (the max allowed). If we need another site, I will book that too if we think we need it.

This should be fun!

Best,

~ SkyPainter

mp3prozac
07-30-2013, 15:12
I'm in :-)


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zappa870
07-30-2013, 15:58
I'm in on it. Thanks everyone

shrineclown
07-30-2013, 16:07
I have to do a parade on Saturday, we will be there Saturday night...3 of us. Maybe 4.

sunshower
07-30-2013, 16:13
I have to do a parade on Saturday, we will be there Saturday night...3 of us. Maybe 4.
why don't you reserve a site since 4 is the max- 105 or 108.

shrineclown
07-30-2013, 16:16
why don't you reserve a site since 4 is the max- 105 or 108.


Will do that tonight.

shrineclown
07-30-2013, 17:57
I booked 108 for Saturday night only, the farthest one out. If you need an extra site, please feel free to book it Friday and we will work it out for Saturday. I am sure there are enough trees that it won't be a problem and you won't have to move. If we get that many interested's.

We should try to take advantage of the invitation to camp at Mt. Cardigan sometime too. It is a beautiful area and not too far. I can get you there Chaaz if the travel is going to be an issue. Glad to!

I don't know how you get the two threads merged in this forum, but we should do it so folks don't get confused. Having the proper header so folks know when was a great idea.

Snaggletooth
07-30-2013, 18:25
Ill be there , Maybe Friday night. Or Sat AM

sunshower
07-30-2013, 18:46
i PM'd everyone that replied in the other thread.

SkyPainter
07-30-2013, 19:26
====> My daughter "Ewok" may come with me. So that will leave two spots to hang open in site #107 if she does.

~ Sky

Me N Ewok
53519

Billiard Pete
07-31-2013, 14:57
I booked 108 for Saturday night only, the farthest one out. If you need an extra site, please feel free to book it Friday and we will work it out for Saturday. I am sure there are enough trees that it won't be a problem and you won't have to move. If we get that many interested's.

We should try to take advantage of the invitation to camp at Mt. Cardigan sometime too. It is a beautiful area and not too far. I can get you there Chaaz if the travel is going to be an issue. Glad to!

I don't know how you get the two threads merged in this forum, but we should do it so folks don't get confused. Having the proper header so folks know when was a great idea.

Since i can only come for Friday night, I'll reserve 108 tonight (if it is open) for Friday night. My buddy might come to see the hammocks (Tent guy)...

DC125
07-31-2013, 17:57
Bummer. Going away that weekend with family. Wish I could go. Have fun. Maybe next time.

Billiard Pete
07-31-2013, 19:12
Since i can only come for Friday night, I'll reserve 108 tonight (if it is open) for Friday night. My buddy might come to see the hammocks (Tent guy)...

Friday's reserved. See you guys then...

Pete

jofish
08-01-2013, 13:38
Count me as a tentative yes; and if I do come I'll be there both nights. Will update soon.

Billiard Pete
08-01-2013, 15:19
Heads up, I do snore, and I mean The Call Of The Yeti:eek::eek::eek:...

sunshower
08-01-2013, 20:11
if i hear you from 106, i'm the one who will sound like a yeti. lol.
glad to see all the yeses.

Billiard Pete
08-01-2013, 20:46
if i hear you from 106, i'm the one who will sound like a yeti. lol.
glad to see all the yeses.
Please bring some ear plugs then.

But be assured the bears will stay far away when they hear me.:scared::scared::scared:

SkyPainter
08-03-2013, 09:10
===> My daughter Ewok who may be coming to the hang has forbidden me from bringing my Banjo, too. So, no being lulled to sleep with a rendition of Foggy Mountain Breakdown! I guess we'll just have to appreciate the snoring!

~ Sky

Billiard Pete
08-03-2013, 10:55
===> My daughter Ewok who may be coming to the hang has forbidden me from bringing my Banjo, too. So, no being lulled to sleep with a rendition of Foggy Mountain Breakdown! I guess we'll just have to appreciate the snoring!

~ Sky

Banjo, I love the banjo...

SkyPainter
08-03-2013, 12:17
Banjo, I love the banjo...

===> it's fun to play the theme from Deliverance deep in the woods! Clears out some campsites pretty quickly! LOL!

~ Sky

Snaggletooth
08-03-2013, 15:30
We have a few musicians in our circle

shrineclown
08-03-2013, 16:03
You do the pickin', I'll do the grinnin'.

zappa870
08-04-2013, 11:32
I hope you bring it Skypainter :)

Billiard Pete
08-08-2013, 09:06
Does anyone know the head count? I'm there Friday night until 7:30 am Saturday.

sunshower
08-08-2013, 09:34
looks like 9 people on Friday night, and 12 on Saturday night, some of those are possibilities.
Remember, only 2 cars per site!
We can't get there Friday night until 830 due to my 12 hour shift that day.

SkyPainter
08-08-2013, 12:36
===> I, and maybe my daughter, Ewok, will be staying Fri, Sat, AND Sun nights. I have site 107 reserved, and paid already, for four people for all three nights. Anyone is invited to hang at our site with us, up to 4 Total, 2 cars total. We will have one car.

~ SkyPainter

jofish
08-08-2013, 12:46
It's looking like I will be able to make it. Would it be possible for someone to pick me up from either the Ballardvale or North Wilmington Commuter Rail stop Friday evening? Or any other Commuter Rail stop?

If not, it's OK but it will mean I won't be getting in until ~8pm on bike.

zappa870
08-08-2013, 16:53
I want to say that I will be dropped off at the campground Friday afternoon, so I wont have a car. Hope that helps someone.

Billiard Pete
08-08-2013, 17:25
looks like 9 people on Friday night, and 12 on Saturday night, some of those are possibilities.
Remember, only 2 cars per site!
We can't get there Friday night until 830 due to my 12 hour shift that day.

I look forward to meeting you and everyone else. To bad it will be a short stay for me and I'm an early sleeper. But I will try to stay up a little late to hang out. Did I just say "hang out", that's crazy because that's what we are all going to be doing;););).

I have 108 reserved for Friday night, so that should accommodate 2 or 3 more people and maybe 1 more car:D.

PS
If you hear the Yeti calling in the middle of the night, don't be scared, he's harmless;););)...

PPS

Does anyone want me to bring them ear plugs:eek::eek::eek:???

sunshower
08-08-2013, 17:52
I want to say that I will be dropped off at the campground Friday afternoon, so I wont have a car. Hope that helps someone.

That's great. Nathan (np3prozac) are in 1 car too so another person and car will fit on 106. We just need trees close together since we share a tarp.

shrineclown
08-08-2013, 17:57
It's looking like I will be able to make it. Would it be possible for someone to pick me up from either the Ballardvale or North Wilmington Commuter Rail stop Friday evening? Or any other Commuter Rail stop?

If not, it's OK but it will mean I won't be getting in until ~8pm on bike.

Wish I could help, but I have an event that I need to be at.

sunshower
08-08-2013, 20:00
Wish I could help, but I have an event that I need to be at.
And i work in Beverly till 8.. then will jet up to Andover.

Snaggletooth
08-08-2013, 20:12
So im one of those that did not reserve a site but hope to share with one that did and contribute to the cost. What will be the procedure for getting in?

SkyPainter
08-08-2013, 23:52
===> Just tell them you are site 107...I reserved it for four people, and three nights. Should not be a problem.

Will be good to hang with you again!

~ SkyPainter

sunshower
08-09-2013, 07:19
So im one of those that did not reserve a site but hope to share with one that did and contribute to the cost. What will be the procedure for getting in?

You're all set on site 107. See ya there. Skypainter reserved the site you're on for reimbursement.

sunshower
08-09-2013, 07:26
so far::
site 106- FRI + SAT--zappa870, mp3prozac, sunshower **room for 1 more person/car
site 107- FRI - SUND--skypainter, ewok, gastar, jofish **room for 1 more car
site 108- FRIDAY- hammockpete, friend, **room for 2 more/1 car
SAT- shrineclown + 3 friends

Nighthauk
08-09-2013, 07:30
Wish I could make it. I am taking some Boy Scouts up to Stratton Pond. You guys have fun and I hope to see you all at the Sept hang.

SkyPainter
08-09-2013, 11:30
It's looking like I will be able to make it. Would it be possible for someone to pick me up from either the Ballardvale or North Wilmington Commuter Rail stop Friday evening? Or any other Commuter Rail stop?

If not, it's OK but it will mean I won't be getting in until ~8pm on bike.

===> Jo, I may be able to get you in the morning at the Wakefield Rail stop, if you don't have a ride.

~ SkyPainter

Billiard Pete
08-09-2013, 13:05
so far::
site 106- FRI + SAT--zappa870, mp3prozac, sunshower **room for 1 more person/car
site 107- FRI - SUND--skypainter, ewok, gastar, jofish **room for 1 more car
site 108- FRIDAY- hammockpete, **room for 3 more/1 car
SAT- shrineclown + 3 friends

Think friend bailed...

SkyPainter
08-09-2013, 19:21
Think friend bailed...

===> Weight need the extra parking, then.

~ Sky

SkyPainter
08-09-2013, 22:26
===> We NEED. Duh. Hate autocorrect.

Snaggletooth
08-11-2013, 16:25
For those that have never been HP has fire Pitts and separate grills at every site, small beach, fishing ( I'm bringing a kayak) shower houses, large wAsh sinks, playground, basketball hoops, an extra large open field , water at each site and plenty of trees

sunshower
08-13-2013, 08:13
thanks for the info... who's getting excited?

zappa870
08-13-2013, 18:22
Me Me!!:) I'm excited

08-15-2013, 08:08
Are there any spots left for 1 person with a vehicle on the miraculous chance I finish my projects early and can get the time off?

sunshower
08-15-2013, 08:54
Are there any spots left for 1 person with a vehicle on the miraculous chance I finish my projects early and can get the time off?

There is a spot on 106 both nights for you and your car. Hope you can make it. We won't be there until 830 Friday night.

08-15-2013, 09:51
There is a spot on 106 both nights for you and your car. Hope you can make it. We won't be there until 830 Friday night.

Thanks. I'll post an update once I know what's going on. It's 50/50 right now.

Things are looking good. Put me in for that spot on 106 both nights. I need to confirm one last thing tonight but it shouldn't be an issue

SkyPainter
08-15-2013, 17:59
===> Site 107 has another spot now, John! My daughter, Ewok, will not be attending, so another slot is now open. I will have one car, do there is room for one more. I have the site for 3 nights, for four people, Fri, Sat, and Sun nights.

Would love to hang with you again John!

Hope to see you soon!

~ SkyPainter

sunshower
08-15-2013, 20:25
so far::
site 106- FRI + SAT--zappa870, mp3prozac, sunshower, @[email protected]


site 107- FRI - SUND--skypainter, gastar, jofish **room for 1 more car & person

site 108- FRIDAY- hammockpete, friend, **room for 2 more/1 car
SAT- shrineclown + 3 friends

only 1 more day. we still have room.

Kyguylal
08-15-2013, 20:39
Might catch you guys on the next one. As long as you don't mind having a guy in his early 20's hanging around.

Just got my first set up this week

SkyPainter
08-15-2013, 21:39
Might catch you guys on the next one. As long as you don't mind having a guy in his early 20's hanging around.

Just got my first set up this week

====>. Hello! Drop by anyway - you can see a lot of different setups, meet some good people, and test hang if you wish! Always room in the woods!

~ SkyPainter

zappa870
08-16-2013, 05:09
I am shooting for arriving around 5:30-6:00 pm.

SkyPainter
08-16-2013, 05:23
I am shooting for arriving around 5:30-6:00 pm.

===> Great! I'll be looking for you around then! I will be at site 107 around 11:00 AM to set up, split some firewood (they sell bundles there) for the Firepit, play with a new camera, and do some Bushcrafty things.

I will be checking the other sites. When you arrive, a hearty "Whooo Buuuddy" lets us know another HFer has arrived!

See you this afternoon!

~ SkyPainter

Fibby
08-16-2013, 06:50
I just saw this and I'm bummed I can't go:( I'll have to catch you guys at the Sept hang. Have a blast!

SkyPainter
08-16-2013, 07:04
I just saw this and I'm bummed I can't go:( I'll have to catch you guys at the Sept hang. Have a blast!

===> No problem! See you at the NEHHA hang, then!

~ Sky

SkyPainter
08-16-2013, 07:40
===> this is a test photo post from my iPhone. I don't have a computer anymore. Please disregard.

~ Sky
54299

08-16-2013, 07:55
===> Site 107 has another spot now, John! My daughter, Ewok, will not be attending, so another slot is now open. I will have one car, do there is room for one more. I have the site for 3 nights, for four people, Fri, Sat, and Sun nights.

Would love to hang with you again John!

Hope to see you soon!

~ SkyPainter

Hey Chaz!

I don't want to mess up Sunshowers update for the sites but maybe I'll be that guy and take the best spot after I check out both sites :laugh:

I'll be rolling in around 6 or so. I can pick up some wood on the way in. Can't wait to relax for a change but NO more goat stew :scared:

SkyPainter
08-16-2013, 08:05
===> Lol! No, no Goat Stew this trip! Didn't even pick-up rabbits! This one will be pure car camping. Although Lord knows what I will have after rooting through The Truck of Holding this time! Not even sure if there is a cook kit in there! Leaving most of my knives home, too. Bringing a hatchet though, so I don't have to baton the firewood.

Be great to hang with you again, no matter which site you pick! (They are all pretty close anyway!)

~ Chaaaz, AKA, SkyPainter

SkyPainter
08-16-2013, 08:31
===> Another upload test. Hopefully I will be able to post a trip report doing this later!

Chef Chaaaz (SkyPainter) preparing Mahi Mahi with an Orange Ginger Soy sauce - not Goat or Rabbit or Snake this time! LOL!

Test 1
54300

Test 2
54301

~ Sky

Billiard Pete
08-16-2013, 09:07
All I'm bringing (food) is some oatmeal, dehydrated veggies, potatoes, and gravel. Didn;t think of stuff like rabbit or goat (never had either of them).

Snaggletooth
08-16-2013, 10:51
Ill be there around 7 , on my way back from hanging vaca in Rockport ill have lots of extra gear from that including a small weber kettle grill so I may pick up a meat to grill us tonight. I might stop at REI if I have time oh and I'm bringing a growler of fisherman s IPA

shrineclown
08-16-2013, 10:51
Hey Chaz!

I don't want to mess up Sunshowers update for the sites but maybe I'll be that guy and take the best spot after I check out both sites :laugh:

I'll be rolling in around 6 or so. I can pick up some wood on the way in. Can't wait to relax for a change but NO more goat stew :scared:


Glad you can make it. Fire belly or not. See you Saturday.

Will this be the first internal combustion Mahi Mahi the world has known?

Nighthauk
08-16-2013, 10:53
Sounds like you guys will have a great time. Wish I could be there. See you all in a month.

shrineclown
08-16-2013, 10:54
oh and I'm bringing a growler of fisherman s IPA


Keep it out of sight of the rangers....that is the first rule they will tell you. At least when I have stayed at MA parks before.

Snaggletooth
08-16-2013, 11:20
Err apple juice : )

Snaggletooth
08-16-2013, 13:43
I'm bringing my 3yr old daughter tonight my wife will pick her up tomorrow. Last time I went a couple months ago they didn't count her.

jofish
08-16-2013, 14:15
I should be getting in around 8-8:15pm tonight as long as I don't get lost. If you see someone riding around on a bike in circles, that'll be me.

Snaggletooth
08-16-2013, 16:48
For GPS use 133 Jenkins rd Andover Ma

raiffnuke
08-16-2013, 17:01
Wish I could be there. Have a great time!

Kyguylal
08-16-2013, 19:08
Darn. Wish I could be there. Right down the road from me. Careful, the fish and game warden was out that way last week. Make sure you license up if you're fishing!

shrineclown
08-16-2013, 22:47
Wish I could be there. Have a great time!

Well, now that you are important to the entire earth, we understand.

Loaded and ready to go as soon as I can escape my duties!

jerzybears
08-17-2013, 11:18
Never been to Boston wish we could go! :(

SkyPainter
08-17-2013, 15:46
Darn. Wish I could be there. Right down the road from me. Careful, the fish and game warden was out that way last week. Make sure you license up if you're fishing!

===> Hehehe.... I am a Master Instructor for the Angler Education Program at Fish and Game. If you are fishing with me, it will be a "class", and my Master License will cover everyone! I help run a family fishing event for the state in here once a year as well. We are good to go!

~ SkyPainter

sunshower
08-18-2013, 14:25
had a lot of fun, thanks to a bunch of great hammockers.

SkyPainter
08-18-2013, 16:55
===> Shrineclown (and kids) and I are still here another night. Can't wait to see the pics start showing-up in the Trip Reports section!

~ SkyPainter

Billiard Pete
08-18-2013, 17:38
I would like to thank Chazz and everyone else for making me feel so welcome in this amazing community. It seems that what was a way to be able to enjoy camping (sleeping in a HAMMOCK:cool:) has turned into something much more fun. So Thanks guys. I look forward to the hang in September...

Pete

zappa870
08-18-2013, 17:43
I want to thank everyone for the great information, help. I had a great time . I am certainly lookin forward to hang with everyone again and meeting more great people

shrineclown
08-19-2013, 14:15
Something smells real badly here. Nevermind........................ it is me.

Thanks for the wicked smelly good time.

The fishing was pretty good....three over 4 lbs and 1 over 5 lbs,maybe 2...over 5 without a boat. Plus the little neighbors we tricked too.

Boy's thank you having them along, they had a great time.

Snaggletooth
08-23-2013, 19:11
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/24/ugapybem.jpg

zappa870
08-24-2013, 13:02
I bet that was delicious. Mmmm

SkyPainter
08-24-2013, 18:13
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/24/ugapybem.jpg

===> Cool! Did you bread them with the ground-up Jalapeņo Pieces? I love that!

~ SkyPainter