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Shake Off The Vote! Suwannee Backpacking Extravaganza (and vitriol cleansing)

3-day, 2-night backpacking trip from Gibson Park (Map 14) to TRSF Mill Creek North Unit (Map 13) - 26+ miles - with one rule ...

No politics!! If you find out who our President will be for the next four years, keep it to yourself. Some have decided to be surprised when they return to civilization on Thursday.

All specifics of this trip - time of departure, daily end points, etc. - will be posted soon but plan to vote early and be ready to start our hike by late morning. The drive to Gibson Park will be just over 3 hours.

Directions to Gibson County Park:

From Live Oak, follow CR 249 north 8 miles to the Suwannee River, crossing FL 132 en route. The road name changes to CR 751 just north of the river. Gibson Park is on the left side of the road just after you cross the bridge, directly across from the agricultural inspection station.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My mind was cleansed of all vitriol :)...then I had to come home.

    November 9, 2012

  • Sheri A.

    great way to kick off the hiking season.

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    KC, do you know what the water situation will be? Do we need to bring a water filter?

    November 2, 2012

    • Sheri A.

      Marilyn, I will have my katadyn water filter and will be more than happy to share, no need to duplicate this too much - keep the weight of those packs down.

      November 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Sheri

      November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    #@*%!!!!!! I can't go. Thanks for trying to help. I hate work!

    November 1, 2012

    • Sheri A.

      sucks!!, I know it gets in the way of my recreation too

      November 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've been told about a week before christmas I will be able to resume my activities. If I wasn't working I could easily be gone for two weeks. Three days with ya'll and then about a week and a half with a couple of my paddling buddies from the east coast that are trying to complete their circumnavigation in sections. They're leaving on Friday, so it would be a perfect two weeks for me.....booooo! :o(

      November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    KC, I think you and I live fairly close, do you want to carpool? It doesn't matter to me who drives. I drive a Camry with a big trunk (but no GPS).

    October 31, 2012

    • KC, Barefoot Swamp C.

      Absolutely. There's a chance Lisa will carpool with us ... and there will STILL be enough room for our gear :) I heart my Honda.

      October 31, 2012

    • Sheri A.

      wait a minute, what about us???

      October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be joining ya'll for this one. I'll let you know by this weekend. Sheri, what time will you be heading to the park on Tuesday and is there a chance I can catch a ride with you? I'll be in Tampa, right by the Hardrock Cafe. Don't know if you're anywhere near, maybe Rick can drop me off.....let me know what you think.

    October 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have to talk to "da boss" tomorrow to see how he feels about me only working one day next week. What I might end up doing is just driving and meeting up with ya'll on Tuesday night, if that's possible and ya'll know where you're going to be.

      October 31, 2012

    • KC, Barefoot Swamp C.

      We will be posting particulars soon and if there's a chance you can meet up with us Tuesday night, we'll be sure to stop at an accessible point, if at all possible.

      October 31, 2012

  • Joni

    Hi Sheri, I remembered I committed to attending Jaguars game Thurs nite - for planning purposes, what is the ETR back to Gibson Park on Thurs? "No Guts, No Glory, No Fun"...

    October 31, 2012

    • Joni

      Hi KC, Ideally I would leave Gibson Park by 4 pm...so, that would be groovy! (I could then have my cake and eat, it too) :)

      1 · October 31, 2012

    • KC, Barefoot Swamp C.

      We will make that happen, no problem!

      October 31, 2012

  • Bill

    Vitriol cleansing? Cleaning with sulfuric acid???? Sounds pretty extreme......

    October 31, 2012

    • KC, Barefoot Swamp C.

      The 'other' vitriol as in "something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism" (i.e., political campaign). Sulfuric acid would be much more palatable for me.

      1 · October 31, 2012

  • Davida

    Just asking 11:00 PM on Tuesday and 4:30 AM on Thursday or is it 11AM and 4:30PM? I can manage either but just checking

    david

    October 31, 2012

    • KC, Barefoot Swamp C.

      My gosh! I've never had this much difficulty getting a date and time right!! Thanks for the heads up.

      October 31, 2012

  • Joni

    P.S. I'm in the Jacksonville area, so partial towards destinations kinda sorta more this way!

    October 30, 2012

    • Julie A.

      Joni - living in Jax area now?

      October 31, 2012

    • Joni

      Hi Julie! Yes, I moved up to Jax in September (just a few miles from Atlantic Beach). There is LOTS of GREAT kayaking up this way!!! I'm on the lookout for people to get out kayaking during the week...

      October 31, 2012

  • Elizabeth P

    What a great idea! Y'all have a wonderful time! I'll still be in the Golden State and we won't know who won until 3 hours later, too (I wouldn't have a problem waiting three days...whew!)

    October 30, 2012

  • KC, Barefoot Swamp C.

    Nope, Marilyn ... you're right. I don't know how the end date morphed to the 9th. We'll be out on Thursday the 8th.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tues - Fri sure sounds like 4days/3 nights to me... am I the only wack-a-doodle person here, Sheri? Waiting for further instructions..in the mean time, I am voting tomorrow!

    1 · October 30, 2012

  • Donald

    You Suck!!!!!!!! lol I wanna go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You couldn't do this over a weekend. And what is with the sulfate cleaning???? Or are you talking about about indulging in some Lysergic 25??????? LOL That's retro!!!!!!! sorry I can't come and I hate surprizes the next president is going to be Rosanne Barr. Everyone knows this!!!!! see you in December I guess

    2 · October 30, 2012

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