I think it is fair to say at this point, that the majority of people would favour going the second weekend, October 21-23. So that is what we shall do.
At less than 2 weeks away, that should give everyone enough time to book time off or negotiate with spouses for some piney woods time.
Based on past experiences camping at Valens, here are a couple things we will need that are not available at the camp site.
1) Fire wood. Valens does sell it but, according to sources, it is essentially cut up skids/pallets. So if you have access to good firewood, consider bringing some out.
2) Grill/grate for cooking at the camp site fire pit
If any of those that are coming out want to work on group meals or anything special, now is the time to do so.
I will PM everyone the site number I plan to get in the week leading up to the hang.