Autumn at Gungywamp

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is hosting Autumn at Gungywamp.  It is a guided tour through the beautiful complex lasting approximately two hours.  Registration is $10 a person and can be done online or over the phone.  The link is here:

http://dpnc.org/calendar/autumn-at-gungywamp/

I think this is the perfect opportunity for us all to go.  When I spoke with them over the phone they did not have an issue with a relatively large number of us going.  All they ask is we register individually.

Since Groton, CT is about two hours away we should all plan to meet somewhere early so we get there at around the same time.  What works for everybody?

Let's make this finally happen!

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  • rose marie a.

    I respect what you have said concerning the site. As it was first time to Gungywamp and really my first time to any site like this, I didn't know what to expect and so held, and still hold more of an open mind, not expecting anything specific to happen, allowing whatever unfolds to do so. I agree that the chambers were deliberately done by someone, and those people have left their mark on the chambers and the surrounding environment. To me, there is a spiritual connection at the chambers that can not be easily explained away. It was very nice to meet you and I hope to see you again on another excursion/hike

    1 · November 30

  • David S.

    I have to say I was not impressed by much of what is onsite there, but as always the chambers are the wild card. You can explain away the stegosaurus fin-like standing stones and unusual concentric stone circles in any number of ways, but those crazy stone chambers are so much work and built in such a deliberate manner it adds to the mystery of any place they are near, in a major way. They are not easily dismissed.

    The large chamber with the corbelled circular side room was most impressive.

    Looking over websites and some books I have it seems there is more there we did not see. A more detailed examination of the area might have impressed me a bit more than I am now. That said it is always fun to explore with KEPRI!

    1 · November 30

  • Lauren

    Thank you, Renee! The hike was great and it was fun chatting with you and Rose Marie!

    1 · November 8

  • Renée

    Here is the address again: 457 North Gungywamp road Groton, CT

    November 7

  • Jason

    My buddy just backed out of our salmon fishing trip. When you do you have to bring ticket my printer broke. Plus where do they want everyone to meet

    November 7

    • Renée

      The address is right on the Meetup page and should be on the site. I would bring the ticket on your phone so at least you have it.

      November 7

  • rose marie a.

    Thanks Renee. We will meet you at the park and ride at 7:30 AM

    1 · November 7

  • Alex H.

    I will not bad able to make this event, too bad as I was looking forward to seeing you all again

    November 7

  • rose marie a.

    Is there anyone meeting at the Park and Ride off of 312? If so what time are we to meet?

    November 7

    • Renée

      Yes, I will be there at 7:30 am.

      November 7

  • Renée

    If you haven't signed up for the tour on the website yet, please do so!

    November 6

  • Diann

    I am not going to be able to go this weekend alas - but do enjoy.

    November 6

  • rose marie a.

    That would be awesome, as I live only 20 minutes from there. All I need to know is the time to be there at the park and ride and I will be there. :-)

    1 · November 2

  • Renée

    For all Putnam residents, if we could meet by the 84 park and ride, that would be awesome. It's right next to the highway on 312 in Brewster. We'd be taking 84 east to get there, anyway. And better suggestions are welcome.

    November 2

  • David S.

    Right now it looks like I'll be going solo, departing from the Scarsdale area. I can meet someone in Port Chester to carpool, or somewhere else possibly.
    Email me thru this website if interested.

    November 2

  • rose marie a.

    A central place for everyone would work best. I live in Putnam Lake area of Patterson maybe somewhere near 84 might work.

    October 24

  • rose marie a.

    I hope your dog feels better soon. Sending lots of Light and Love to him/her and asking Archangel Raphael and St Francis to heal and comfort him/her as well as you.

    1 · October 18

  • Renée

    So you guys are gonna hate me, and I really don't want to cancel, but one of my dogs is pretty sick. I think she might have lyme because I found an enormous tick on her and she's been mopey for about a month now. I called the vet and they told me the earliest they can take her is tomorrow at 11 am. Nobody else is available to take her. I don't want to cancel again but I also don't want my 12-year-old chihuahua to get any sicker.

    I did call Gungywamp (haven't paid them yet; they said that can be done in person) and they said it wouldn't be an issue if we canceled. They also told me about an open tour they are doing on November 8th. It's $10 a person and you can sign up on their site.

    I think that might be what we should do. I feel really bad about canceling last minute again but at least Gungywamp was easy to communicate with this time.

    Here is the link:
    http://dpnc.org/calendar/autumn-at-gungywamp/

    Your thoughts...? Again, my sincerest apologies.

    October 17

    • Jason

      No problems lyme disease is horrible.

      October 17

    • Renée

      The poor little thing mopes around and all she wants is to be held. That's not normal for her. Hopefully the vet can find something and I hope it isn't lyme.

      October 17

  • rose marie a.

    I have the same question as Jason, this still scheduled for the weekend? If it is, where are we to meet up?

    October 16

  • Jason

    So is this still scheduled for this weekend?

    October 13

  • Diann

    I'm seriously interested, and so signed up for this October date.

    September 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work that day and will not ba able to attend.

    September 22

  • Alex H.

    What time do we expect to be in Gungywamp? I'll be traveling from Boston and would meet you there

    September 22

  • David S.

    Family commitment came up :(
    I can't weasel out of it.

    If we can push it back a week, that'd be good but if not, I understand.

    September 16

  • Alex H.

    Are we now confirmed for the 18th or do we have to start the confirmation process again a week before our planned arrival?

    August 18

  • Jason

    I am cool with that.

    July 31

  • Lauren

    Hello! I am new to the group and haven't participated in any events yet. I'm excited to visit Gungywamp, but I think October would be an ideal time to visit.

    July 31

  • Renée

    I've decided that I like David's idea of pushing it back to October. That would be easier for me too, since my son will be a little bit older and more manageable. Sorry for all this last minute crap but it's been a hectic summer for me.

    July 31

    • rose marie a.

      The way it looks now, October looks okay for me. :-)

      July 31

  • Renée

    Does everyone want to do October instead? Because they just replied to me (finally) and said this Saturday or August 16th works. If Oct. works better for everybody that's fine but I need to know tonight.

    July 31

  • rose marie a.

    I saw this place on a show concerning stone chambers a year or so ago. I would love to see this place in person.

    1 · July 30

  • David S.

    We should push this back to late October when it's fall, colors out, and the greenery might be down so we can get a good look at the place.

    1 · July 24

  • Alex H.

    Sorry. I slept way late today. Now I have to find something to do.

    July 12

    • Renée

      It didn't happen anyway. I had to reschedule, since the Gungywamp people never responded to me. They seem to be disorganized this summer.

      July 12

  • Renée

    Is anybody going to show today? I'll be there at 9 just in case.

    July 12

  • Jason

    Better safe then wasting a $hit load of gas.

    1 · July 11

  • Renée

    I decided to reschedule, since these people never got back to me. Very sorry. We can still meet up tomorrow, but unfortunately I don't think it's a good idea to just show up, when there was no confirmation on their end. :( Do you all still want to meet at the park and ride in Brewster, and we can hike out to Hawk Rock?

    July 11

  • Renée

    So they never got back to me. Do we want to still show up? I mean, it's quite a trip. What are your thoughts?

    July 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just found out I am moving in three weeks, so things are a bit crazy here! I can probably still make it, if I leave there by 11 am or so. Do we know if this is on or not? How much money do we need to get in? I am coming from Providence down 95. Do you have an address and where I am to meet you?

    July 11

  • Renée

    I just called again and they told me things are scattered this summer. I guess that's why I haven't received a call back. The woman I spoke with said she would text the education director. Here's hoping she responds quickly. If not, would everyone still be interested in meeting elsewhere tomorrow? There are a number of places we could go. Very sorry for this last minute upset, but I truly have been trying to contact them all week. So much for that "confirmation call" they wanted. :/

    July 11

  • Renée

    We'll probably be there for at least a couple hours. Still no word from them, though. If I can't get ails of them, and might have to postpone this and go somewhere else tomorrow. Not sure what else I can do.

    July 11

    • Renée

      Ahold, not ails and I might, not "and might".^

      July 11

  • Alex H.

    Any idea how long we expect to be at the site?

    July 11

  • Alex H.

    Is there an address for the Gungywamp site? The map provided here seems to be point on the road.

    July 10

  • Susan S.

    I went to Gungywump last summer and had to ask for the executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center to get a call back. I can't remember her name but she was delightful and ended up taking us on the tour.

    July 10

  • Jason

    I live outside of New Haven ,CT, so I will meet up with everyone near where we will park. If that's ok with everyone?

    July 10

    • Renée

      That's fine. I'm just waiting to hear from these people still. They told me to confirm the date a week ahead of time, which seemed really odd, but that's what I did. I've called several times this week without a response. I really hope they get back to me by tonight!

      July 10

  • Renée

    So I made this date with the conservation society in charge of Gungywamp a while ago, but they told me to confirm it a week ahead of time. I called them on Monday and have not heard a reply. I will call them again tomorrow, but I may have to move it up if they do not respond. I thought that was kind of odd, but that's what they told me to do. I will let you know what is happening.

    When we go, whether this weekend or another, we will meet at the park and ride in Brewster, by 84. It's on route 312. Does that work for everyone?

    July 10

  • Steve

    I'd love to go. Haven't met anyone on the group yet so hope that would be OK. What are the logistics?

    July 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    So where exactly are we meeting at 9am? And how much cash do we each need to pay the $75 fee? It will take a couple of hours, right?

    July 5, 2014

  • Alex H.

    I almost forgot about this. I'm good for the 12th. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    July 5, 2014

  • Diann

    I'd love to go, but I will be working on the 12th, to make up for going out of town the following week. Enjoy, and be sure you have permission. Yes, I and a friend who lived nearly next door to Gungywamp went back in the mid-late '90's (when we were more carefree about this), and it was wonderful and we left no footprints and took no souvenirs except photos.

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a good day for me. I'll be there!

    June 8, 2014

  • David S.

    End of July or any time in August is best for me.

    June 8, 2014

  • Jeff W.

    I don't think that I'm available that day. I'll update the RSVP if the situation changes.

    June 8, 2014

  • Renée

    Gungywamp in July?

    June 6, 2014

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