I've received and have viewed good responses from the hang at Pine Grove Furnace. The park manager has invited us to come back and is willing to work out an attractive group camping fee (Sites A,B, and C) if we make a donation to the AT Museum. The donation collected this year really was appreciated by the AT Museum as they have many ideas that require time and of course money.
I can reserve the group camping areas 11 months in advance. The date would be April 27,28,29, 2012. Vote in the poll if you would support coming back next year on this date.
NOTE - I'm only talking about a group hang, not a program! A time of true R & R among the hangers back at the group camping area would be great...not that we didn't have fun this year putting on a show, but a year of nothing but just showing up looks good to me. I can see a group of us hike in from Caledonia State park on Friday/Saturday. There are a few nice hikes up the Pole Steeple and Sunset rocks later Saturday....or just hang around and talk hammocks!
This poll comes while the experience is still fresh in our minds. Also, I'm not suggesting we reserve a pavilion either but do everything at the group camping area. I think there's plenty of room for a large tarp or two in case of inclement weather.
The poll will run for a month to gauge interest. If adequate interest is shown, I'll reserve the group sites before the Boy Scouts get em'