2011 Texas Fall Group Hang ver 3.1 - November 11-13, Fairfield Lake State Park
Looking back at the past string of 100 degree days and seeing the forecast for the same for the foreseeable future has me dreaming about cooler weather. :rolleyes:
Back in May, Cogneato took the initiative to start us all thinking about another fall hang and he’s right it’s time. Cogneato’s Kickoff (aka: Texas Fall Hang ver 3.0)
So, Let's get a Fall Group Hang planned! :thumbup:
Based upon a few conversations and tradition, the second weekend in November, (11/11-13) seems to still be a good one for many and the location, Fairfield Lake State Park seems popular so unless there’s a major conflict, let’s go with that date and place.
In a very short time, what started with a handful of folks getting together in the trees during the first few months of 2009, a group hang in the fall of that year was planned and a couple of dozen folks had a great time. The next year, 2010, the numbers doubled. I guess word got out that we’re a welcoming, family friendly group that has a good time.
The fun has included car camping for those who like to bring everything; (the location has showers and porcelain facilities for those who won’t leave home without them); day hikes for those inclined; fishing; pot luck dinners; Dutch oven cooking; DIY play time; lots of show and tell along with a little gear trading; group buys; stove tests; and some wonderful campfire fellowship.
So let’s build on this and get this party started!
Let’s toss around ideas of things to do to make this year even better. Commit if you’re ready or give a maybe if you’re interested.
From the initial thread and posts below, here are the folks who have voiced an interest in going:
Yes I’ll be there!
Cogneato - Waco
UncleMJM + Cindy – College Station
Texas Longhorns - College Station
Alan - Houston
KerMegan - Irving
Oldgringo – The Northern Territory (OK)
jrs - AR/NM
Tarp - Frisco
^Shane^ + Pamela - Arlington
Randy + Posse - New Waverly
Captn + the tear drop First Mate - Houston
Sandpiper + 1- Cypress
Bablefish5 - Conroe
Didn’t say so for sure but expected:
TBCTX – TX/NC
CLB – North East Piney Woods
Caleath - Paris
Tobus - Texas
Mad777 (if daughter can get her priorities right for grandpa) - Florida
calcmuzzy - Alabama
As a teaser for new folks or nostalgia for those who have been before, check out the threads from past years:
2010 Planning thread
2010 Trip Report
2009 Planning thread
2009 Trip Report
You know I'll be there!
I'm in! (must query DH on his schedule..)
KM(who will be putting up a pic of 'how much gear CAN you fit in a Miata?" as soon as she gets home to where the pics are stashed..)
hmm.. would that count as 'ultralight car camping'?
I thoroughly enjoyed last year which was my very first group hang!
I happened to be in Texas due to my first grandson being born in Austin the week before the hang.
Now, if I can convince my daughter to put off the first birthday party for about a week - maybe I can stretch my stay to hang again. I would surely love it, but don't put me down for it yet. The hang is probably not going to be my daughters top priority :crying
Got a new MX-5 last night...
2011 Stormy Blue Mica, power retractable hard top, Grand Touring, 6-speed manual transmission, w/ premium and suspension packages.
It was great meeting you there and hope it works out to get you back here again.
I'll be there, jrs
That is the very first park I ever camped at, solo'd at big brown wilderness area last year. Unfortunately I'm living 600 miles away now, but I'll be in DFW for thanksgiving, so I can just swing down a little earlier. I'd love to join you folks.
cooler weather? almost forgot what that was! though I did spend 5 weeks up in colorado in apr/may and it snowed on and off the whole time. except for a few days I hammock camped between Pinon trees the entire time. Got my new personal records set for highest elevation and lowest temp, 12.6 degrees at 8800 feet, and I know I'm gonna smash that next time I get up there! Sure could use some of that cool weather now! how'bout a partial solar ecllipse?
... so it's pretty far for me to get up to fairfield, we'll have to see how things go, work, budget, ect.
got a mod in mind for my blackbird, should have that done before nov, i hope!
til then it's hanging in my office, the living room, the shop, or out on the porch for the sunset ..... that is until I head up to upstate NY for a month in aug/sept, then again I'll be hammock camping every nite, even though there's a nice house to stay in, it's usually full of nieces, sisters, etc, and a man needs his space!
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