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    MI>Deep Lake>Sept 27,28 & 29 2013 Fall Hang & Chili Festival

    2013 MI FALL HANG & CHILI FESTIVAL



    This is the official thread for the First Annual MI Fall Hang and Chili Festival. This year will be just south of Grand Rapids MI in the Yankee Springs Rec Area at the Deep Lake Rustic Campground. There are lots of good trees, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, boating, & fishing right at camp and in the area. There is a hand pump for water as well as vaulted toilets. No power or modern restrooms but there is a modern campground roughly 10 minutes away for those that prefer to stay there and stop by during the day or evening.

    I've created a google doc, first time, so hopefully its all working for you to sign up. Please sign up so we can plan accordingly for group items & meals.

    Also find a meal planning tab for items needed for group meals.

    REGISTER HERE

    Here is a link to the Unit Map for Yankee Springs.

    YANKEE SPRING UNIT MAP

    Meals:

    Friday Dinner will be smoked sausages and fixins for dinner. We need people to step up and contribute to meals for the benefit of all. Check google doc for details.

    Saturday Breakfast will be provided by UGQ. We do need help with spare dutch ovens and meal prep if some one can lend a hand.

    Saturday lunch is BYO

    Saturday Dinner - Hopefully we will have enough chili provided by those with a winning recipe to cover dinner, stews are welcome as well. Remember campground has no electric so cooking will need to be gas stoves or chuck wagon style on the fire. So if you've got a favorite Dutch Oven recipe for chili, stew, corn bread, or dessert bring it. We will certainly need the help... See google doc for additional details.

    Sunday Breakfast will be BYO unless someone steps up to help out.

    Please bring your own plates and eating tools. Also bring your own beverages, Deep Lake is alcohol free so please be respectful.

    Firewood will be provided for the group by Gargoyle, a big THANKS!!!!

    Anyone who would like to organize a bike ride, hike, paddling trip speak up so people know it's being planned for.

    We will be reserving the group site at Deep Lake for our use. Should have plenty of room for parking and as many hammock as we can fit. Nice big group sites with lots of open space and plenty of trees. Hoping to keep cost for weekend of camping including site, wood, group meals under $15-20/person, any extra will go to Hammock Forums. We will have a final cost for each as we get closer to the event. The more coming the less it will be, BULK CAMPING!!!!

    I'll have more details on this coming soon but for now get this one your schedule, pack your bowl and spoon, and get ready for a good time in the woods....

    If you have any questions post them here or shoot me a PM....
    Last edited by sr1355; 08-04-2013 at 06:28.
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    Thanks Paul. Love the Google doc.

    Let me know if you need any help with Saturday breakfast.

    I will bring a 2 burner propane stove and help you prepare.

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    Sounds like fun! Deep Lake is a nice place.

    I can bring a two-burner stove as well, and easily help cooking breakfast. I may have a dutch oven to spare, depending on if my buddy comes himself or not.

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    Kayaks or canoes can be used in DeepLake. If folks want, we can plan a river excursion on the Thornapple River (weather permitting).
    The river is fifteen minutes from camp and we can stage a few cars downstream for shuttles.

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    Sounds like fun! I'm definitely planning on being there...so long as something doesn't come up at work.

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    I'll help out with food where ever I can. Will have some extra gear for those that want to try stuff out. Looking forward to this.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    Im in...

    All signed up. I can bring a 2 burner stove and will help with food prep as needed. I would be interested in a paddle down the Thornapple and may have an extra boat.
    Good times and life long memories, one trip at a time...

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    Thank's paul for Organizing this event sounds like a great place for a group hang. and thank's for Breakfast.....( I'm thinking farmers omelette ) ''LOL''

    I'll help you out no worries, time to register for this event....

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    Thank's paul for Organizing this event sounds like a great place for a group hang. and thank's for Breakfast.....( I'm thinking farmers omelette ) ''LOL''

    I'll help you out no worries, time to register for this event....

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    Sounds like a good time! I will plan on being there.

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