We’re voting on what weekend to hang at Dolly Sods, WV toward the end of summer. Please vote for one or all that work for you. The weekend with the most votes wins. Labor Day Weekend will be crowded but it also gives us extra time. It has its pros and cons. If you don’t like that weekend, just don’t vote for it. Please don’t vote if you know there's no way you will make any of the weekends regardless. The poll will be open for voting for one month. Voting will end 4/5/10. The poll shows your name and what weekends you pick.
As for the backpacking routes, what I’m thinking based on the feedback from the previous DS thread is that we will decide on a Friday night meet-up campsite and a Saturday night meet-up campsite, which we will mark on a map and post to the Hang thread. How and when you get to the campsite is up to you. Of course the Friday night campsite will be a much shorter distance in for the late arrivals.
For Saturday night, I figure different people can post their backpacking plans on HF and how far they plan to hike. So people can group up for the distance they want to backpack on Saturday to the camp site. I’m thinking the shortest distance may be about 4 miles and then other hikes can be 8 or 10 miles or longer depending on the routes. The short trip is for people who want to camp with their kids or simply aren’t interested in longer hike. The longer distances are for people who want to wear themselves out and really test their hiking shoes, gear, and pack weights . . . knees.
(If Labor Day Weekend wins we'll discuss a strategy for that since some may come Friday, others Saturday.)
Anyway that’s what I’m thinking. Anything is up for discussion but remember to vote! Repeat: Vote for one or more. The poll shows your name and what dates you pick.