The Greater Gainesville Gathering (G3) Mark 2 is upon us!
It's coming time to get out into the piney woods once again, and the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve just outside of Gainesville is definitely piney! I've reserved the weekend of Friday 4/27 to Monday 4/30.
I plan on riding in from Gainesville again on the bike (the site is about two miles off of the Hawthorne Trail, a paved Rails-to-Trails conversion and about ten miles, total, from the Gainesville trail head); but this can be a car-camping weekend, a biking weekend, or a hiking weekend depending on your personal preference. Let me know here or via PM if you're wanting to do anything but drive up, and we can work out the details.
Last Time, Duffy, Johnny Walker, ofceb, and I had a blast! We got lost orienteering, had fun laughing at my bear-bagging, marveled at each other's gear, and generally had an all-around good time.
This time, I think some hiking in the Prairie Creek Preserve, just off of the Hawthorne trail (about two miles from the campsite) and containing about seven miles of trails would be nice. That, or if anyone is interested, an out-and-back ride to Hawthorne could be put together easily.
Another possibility is setting up an orienteering course in the Flatwoods Reserve; Duffy, Johnny, and I found it a perfect setting for basic orienteering last time--even if we didn't account for declination.
Pretty much anything goes, as far as this weekend. Let me know if you have any ideas!