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.
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!
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