Ok...so there has been some interest in putting together a meet and greet hang for all us hangers in the mid-west (everyone is invited).
When: The weekends of Oct 9-11 or 23-25 Please vote in the poll...thanks!
Where: Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Kaiser Missouri
Who: Probable / Maybe Attendees So Far
lar-i - for sure
Things to think about:
The peak of the autumn foliage in Missouri is usually around the 2nd week of October. With all the rain and cool weather it could/should be a spectacular display.
I will supply Hot Dogs and Chili enough for 5-10 people. Any more than that and it becomes pot-luck where I encourage everyone to bring their best dish (feel free to bring a dish anyway).
This will be a total car camping event so pack for comfort.
For first come first serve campsites they only allow 2 vehicles + 2 tents.
To reserve a group campsite they require a minimum of 20 people.
I have never had a problem hanging in a Missouri State Park as long as your respectful and comply to a park rangers request without question but I'm also not sure how they react to multiple hammocks at one site. If there is enough interest maybe someone could help me out and call them to see if it's going to be an issue.
This is a very diverse park with lots of things to do plus you got the lake right there too. Most of the amenities are still available at the park until Oct. 31 when they go into winter mode.
IF YOU ARE COMING FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD...YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY WOOD AT THE CHECK IN DUE TO THE EMERALD ASH BORER BEETLE ADVISORY. Any wood brought in should come from the area and all be burned so as not to spread this tree killer.
So there you have it there you are.
If it looks like there is not enough interest for a decent sized group then those who still want to meet up maybe we can come up with a plan to do something else like a float trip. I'll be going somewhere one way or the other .