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Last minute overnight car-camps in springtime(May)

  • May 3, 2014 · 12:30 AM
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I'm leaving the RSVP list wide open, but these trips typically only support 1-3 people total. So RSVP if you even have any interest all. I just want a list of people that are interested that I can contact, and we can go on...

Last minute overnight car-camps in springtime (May), staying in or near Forest Service campgrounds. I tend to do a few, quick, last-minute trips to campgrounds with hot springs nearby (short distance, might involve climbing down steep hillside/rock to get to springs that others ignore with river water being high). We would pack-up, leave Friday night after work (~5:30pm), drive[masked] hrs, setup a quick little camp, have a fire, eat something, drink something. Then when it gets dark, head to a hot spring to watch stars until early morning. Return to camp to sleep, get up, one last soak, head home early in the morning.

So not too much time commitment. There wouldn't necessarily be a lot of notice. Could be a Fri night-Sat. morning thing. Or Sat. night-Sun morning thing.

Get on the RSVP list, and when we get into springtime, and I start putting these quick little trips together, I'll contact people on the RSVP list.

**Disclaimer(s): YOU WILL NEED CAMPING GEAR TO STAY THE NIGHT.  I do have some extra things, but at a minimum you need a tent and sleeping bag.  You can likely expect some bare bodies in the hot springs we visit, but bathing suits are welcome to.  There will also be responsible adult beverages being consumed at night.  You've been warned.  ;)

I am not responsible for your safety, insufficient gear, damage to your gear, etc. Each person needs to be responsible for their own conditioning, gear, safety, etc. There are potential risks on these types of trips that could result in serious injury, or even death. Whether it be due to weather, other environmental conditions, lack of conditioning, insufficient gear, wildlife threats, etc. Please be responsible and prepared. I am in no way responsible for anyone, except myself. We will of course always be as safe, and as responsible as possible. We will attempt never to take unnecessary risks, I just want to make sure I'm clear of the potential dangers with the wilderness.


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  • Alexi

    Great photos!

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • Jason S.

    Great trip. Wonderful people. Beautiful weather.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Noah G.

    Awesome! Epic! Good people!! Good times! Thanks Jason, Alexi, and Kaythryn!

    May 3, 2014

  • Patricia W.

    Perhaps we could start a new 'last minute' meetup? This one is very long & has started confusing people. Including me (not that that is difficult to do). LOL Of, at the very least, when a new 'last minute' idea is suggested, we do a new meetup for it? Can determine interest here perhaps then set up the new meetup? I know I greatly depend on being able to add the meetup directly to my calendar. Not trying to be difficult, but we princesses need all the help we can get. (;

    2 · May 2, 2014

    • Noah G.

      Will do. We'll let this one die and start doing individuals... Speaking if which.., ANY member can create and post an event!! ;). Hint hint

      1 · May 2, 2014

    • Patricia W.

      1) Keep this one 'immortal' like Mark said. 2) you gotta earn your nickname, Kyme! LOL 3) I'll have to post a soak soon. (: Have a great weekend, y'all! Yep, I'll pulled out my southern. (;

      1 · May 3, 2014

  • Wade

    So I'm confused Are all the people on the list heading up Friday ? That's a lot of people Way more then any hot spring can handle.

    April 29, 2014

    • Wade

      I must have missed it or misread the email. That's ok. I'll make one of them for

      April 29, 2014

    • Noah G.

      Sorry Wade... Looks like you'll make the Dash & Dip one np. Also plenty if future events I hope.

      April 30, 2014

  • Noah G.

    Tentatively planning something Friday, May 3rd (90% change), looking for 1 or 2 interested people ("strong commitment") ...shoot me a message and once I firm things up, those who were first to commit can work out the details with me.

    April 19, 2014

    • Noah G.

      Kyme, we'd love to have ya, but in trying to keep this one limited to what we can fit in my truck and hot spring were going to is somewhat small... If anyone drops though, will let you know. And there will be many upcoming opportunities through spring/ summer ....

      April 25, 2014

    • Noah G.

      Kathryn , are you getting our emails??...

      April 25, 2014

  • Karin P.

    Yes, would like to attend the go lite presentation.

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Jason S.

    thinking about heading out to Anderson Creek this afternoon. Anyone interested in joining me?

    2 · April 11, 2014

    • Noah G.

      How was it Jason?

      April 20, 2014

    • Jason S.

      I didn't make it due to time constraints. Still want to go, though! Maybe this week...

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • Dave M.

    Princess, spring break is this week for Nampa schools.

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Noah G.

      That's the intent of this posting though. Anyone can throw something ad hoc quick and dirty and do an overnight etc . Doesn't have to just be me. I suggest Bonneville or something similar

      1 · March 27, 2014

    • Patricia W.

      Yep, was thinking of doing something, but I already have plans this week. Didn't realize it was already spring break. The joys of not having children. (;

      March 28, 2014

  • Susan R.

    Same for BSU, Boise & Meridian schools.

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Patricia W.

    When is spring break?

    March 26, 2014

  • Noah G.

    Unfortunately Susan, nothing in the works ATM. Kinda burned out my free time with all the Stanley trips recently and got some home/local stuff planned until at least April. But that shouldn't stop others from planning away. It'll be a tad cold still out there for camping, but it's doable, and nothing like a hot spring to warm up in.

    March 25, 2014

  • Susan R.

    Anything happening during Spring Break? Kids are visiting grandparents, so I could actually go somewhere for a change!!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Karin P.

    Sounds fun! Count me in.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • CJ

    Noah,
    Sat. nights work for me.

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Jim

    Saturday to Sunday definitely works better for me, for I work Friday evenings.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Amy Z.

    I want to come, but I have a torn tendon and torn ligaments in my ankle right now...not sure I"ll be up for hiking in April or not.

    February 2, 2014

    • Dave M.

      Amy, we can definitely find some soaks that you can get into without having to hike. :-)

      February 2, 2014

    • Amy Z.

      Yeah, steep hillsides might be an issue. I hope not by then, but I have a tendency to overdo and hurt myself again and pay for it later. Runs With Scissors is my nickname. I would definitely like some soaks, but at this point I can barely walk and am exhausted all the time so I'll have to settle for my epsom salt baths. I really want that jacuzzi delivered NOW.

      2 · February 2, 2014

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