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    Hi All,

    Glad to hear Valens is a go!

    (Just as an FYI Mew lake in Algonquin is open year round and has a similar set up with warm showers/washrooms and drive in sights if we ever need a "safe" back up for our annual gear test)

    One of the posts says there may not be pottable water, any conformation on that? I will bring some anyway.

    Once again I am planning on a stop at Canadian Equipment Outfitters ( I have to exchange an xmas gift and may find a new toy or two ) He has shown interest in our hangs in the past and I will let him know where we are. If anyone wants me to pick anything up I am glad to do that.

    I am shooting for a 16:00 arrival. Looking forward to seeing all who can attend.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Cedar; great tip on Mew Lake... File that away for next year!

    Looking forward seeing everyone.. Drive safely.

    Incidentially, is anyone bringing a large grill and/or tripod? I'll be bringing mine, but at roughly 15" x 8", it's too small for a large group.

    Extra tarps and ropes are a good idea. Valens can sport quite a breeze running the length of the trees, and a big tarp goes a long way. I'll be bringing a couple for sure.
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    I'm bring a tripod and grill but I'm coming on Saturday morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I'm bring a tripod and grill but I'm coming on Saturday morning.
    Excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chard View Post
    Thanks Cedar; great tip on Mew Lake... File that away for next year!

    Looking forward seeing everyone.. Drive safely.

    Incidentially, is anyone bringing a large grill and/or tripod? I'll be bringing mine, but at roughly 15" x 8", it's too small for a large group.

    Extra tarps and ropes are a good idea. Valens can sport quite a breeze running the length of the trees, and a big tarp goes a long way. I'll be bringing a couple for sure.
    I'll be bringing 2 tarps instead of one then.I also will be bringing a grill. 18" x 12' ish.,and some stainless "sticks" for cooking meat,etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76 highboy View Post
    I'll be bringing 2 tarps instead of one then.I also will be bringing a grill. 18" x 12' ish.,and some stainless "sticks" for cooking meat,etc.
    Great.

    I've got some errands to run after work, so I expect to be rolling in pretty late Friday evening. Won't be the first time I've set up in the dark. Won't be the last.
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    Sorry I couldn't make it- I got turned back by the roads. I started off this morning and about 1/2 hour into the drive there was snow falling on slushy roads. It's about a 3 hour drive for me, so I didn't want to fight the roads that whole distance. Hopefully if you're not too far in for the back country I'll be able to make 2 nights there.

    Hope everyone has a great time!
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