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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    Thanks doctari for helping with that. We'll have to work something out for w1le. I'm glad you're making it.

    Nicodumus, official dates are august 19-22. That's fri - mon. If you read back some of the post you'll see most people seem to be doing fri -sun. I will be doing sun - mon, hopefully ill make it up there to night hike in late saturday though. I'm sure the bulk of the people will be there saturday night.

    Barefooter. Sad you can't make it. All the trails I know of are covered on www.backpackohio.com those are just backpacking trails though. There's hiking trails all over. You may want to buy the book 50 hiking trails of ohio. There's 2 editions. I'd go with the first. Or check it out at your local barnes and nobles first.
    AKKK! I somehow thought it was going to be 12th 13th & 14th. I got to work 18th & 22nd. OH WELL, maybe next time.

    Have fun y'all.

    Some notes from my last time there:
    Water available ONLY at the water tanks. At least when I was there. There was one stream between C & D, but even I wouldn't drink from it as it quite shortly feeds into a large stagnant pond, with some old beaver sign around it.
    More than ample hang sites at the listed campsites.
    Some Very good hiking, I only found one view (between C & D) but worth the walk.
    Get a map, READ IT! There are some neat historical landmarks listed & Marked. The lake mentioned above is near the site of a former mining camp.
    At D, the Privy is near the water tank, the campsites are behind it. There is a fairly nice gathering area about a 1/4 mile walk from the privy. When I was there: Fire ring, sitting logs, minimal hang sites AT the fire pit.
    IF you choose to walk the service road, be alert, the water truck driver,,,,, drives "quickly"! Also: DO NOT CAMP ON THE SERVICE ROAD OR THE TURN AROUND. He was there in daylight when I was there at C, but it was Very early, I think around 8:00 AM. Not great hanging, but at C it "Could" be done.

    Go Right out of the parking lot for the old forge (Immediately cross the bridge back towards the trailhead) & about 2 - 4 miles on your right is a lake with a swimming beach. All of us went for a swim after the last hangout, had a great time cooling off!!
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    I might be in for the Fri-Sun trip. Have to check with misses.
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    looking like we might be able to stop in on Sunday night... had a family issue, so who knows.

    I am hoping to head out and test my slings/webbing. Whoopie!

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    Nicodumas, if you're just stopping in for sunday night give me a heads up when you know for sure because I may be the only one there that night and I'm not sure which camp I'd be at.

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    OK official dates are Aug 19 - 22. My son and I will be there later Aug 19 after he is out of school, and we'll see how it goes. (don't worry, no special behavior for him, he's a normal, raunchy sense of humor 13 year old, so relax and don't be worried, there is no need to be uptight around him) OMG...does that make me a bad parent? Oh well. I just want to get him out and be around others for our first official hang away from home. If we do well, we'll stay 2 nights; if I totally screw up and throw my UQ at someone, we'll leave the next day. Lol

    We have bad knees...and Dakota had major, total reconstructive knee surgery in December....and is in need of the other one being done (regretfully an inherited deformation from me), so I need to know what camp site is being decided on so we are not wondering around aimlessly.
    Last edited by DivaB; 08-07-2011 at 13:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    Awesome w1le. There is a water haul road that leads to camp D. You should try to call zaleski forest tomorrow and ask them if you can get permission to take that road up there and park.

    Tendertoe, do you know if that water haul road goes to kings hollow road?

    We'll make camp D, the 2nd camp, our official meet up spot. It is exactly 6.5 miles from the trailhead. How late do you guys plan to stay into sunday? Anyone want to stay that night with me? Hammike, I know you want to, haha.
    yeah I might be up for an extra night, just swung by there to see where the trailhead was. I was on my way back from visiting some family. Looks like self registration and no fee.
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    still too hot for this big ol guy.......i am definately up for fall and winter hangs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    Nicodumas, if you're just stopping in for sunday night give me a heads up when you know for sure because I may be the only one there that night and I'm not sure which camp I'd be at.
    Should know by mid week. I will make sure you are given the heads up

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    Awesome guys. Nicodumas, whenever you know is fine. Ill probably stay at camp D like everyone else but if everyone bails out super early sunday and I'm alone I may hike up the camp H.

    DivaB, that doesn't make you a bad mom, it makes you a good one, haha. Kids like cool parents more. No one will mind him being there. We'll be at camp D (ends camp) 6.5 miles in, there's an easier option to get there on the forest road. Send me your email and I can send you a copy of a good map and you could decide what might be easiest to you.

    Doctari, thanks for the report. Bummed you can't make these dates, I wish I could make yours.

    Hammike, that would be awesome if you could make it for an extra day, but if not its cool. Lukesteg might stay an extra day too but were not sure yet.

    Big papi, come on, its getting colder at nights, kinda. Haha. I hate this summer heat and the bugs too. I told myself I wouldn't go out and suffer this summer but I can't not do it. I'm addicted. My ankles are covered in scabs from itching mosquito bites and I still can't quit.

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    really hoping this works out. I just finished my UL stove, and I am getting my amsteel in on friday... Man, I wanna be out side!

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