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Camping Trip!!!!

I have reserved a Group TENT only camping site in Silver Falls State Park. It is about an hour from Portland, closer to Salem. I chose this park because it has some trails, is not too far to drive and had the space open. If anyone has extra tents and other camping equipment they can lend out to people who may not, please let us know in your RSVP.

 

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_211.php

 

We are only allowed a Maximum of 6 cars, I think there is a $5 charge for cars to park.

We need a minimum of 9 people to go in order to use this camp ground. The maximum is 25. If we reach the full 25, we'll have to figure out driving arrangements when the time comes.

I just paid $79 to reserve this, so the more people that come, the cheaper it is for everyone.

If, somehow, we exceed 25 people. It is optional to get individual campsites at your own expense.

If we want to meet before the park and consolidate everyone into 6 cars, we can meet at Walmart at 4ish,

1940 Turner Road Southeast

Salem, OR 97302 My number is[masked]

EXTRA, importand INFO.--------

Campground quiet hours are from 10:00 pm - 7:00 am.

Campfires are only permitted in fire rings or fireplaces provided for such purposes and portions of the beach designated as permissible for fires. No fires shall be left unattended or be permitted to cause damage to park facilities or areas. Portable stoves may be used only in established campsites, picnic areas, and designated beaches where fires are permitted. Users must fully extinguish fires before leaving park. 

Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit dontmovefirewood.org.


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  • Katrina A.

    A big thanks to Troy for not only organizing this but also for also making sure we had a big fire, clean camp and the right parking passes. Thanks Troy!

    1 · September 24, 2012

  • Troy C.

    I had a good time. It seemed like everyone else did too. Glad we cleaned up after ourselves.

    September 23, 2012

  • Eric T.

    Pretty good. Not enough carnage.

    September 23, 2012

  • Yifan S.

    Such a fun group of people!

    September 23, 2012

  • Troy C.

    We are at South falls, tell the lady at the booth that you are with Troy carter in group tent C.

    September 22, 2012

  • Les

    I don't want to leave my number here because these discussions are unfortunately Google indexed, but if you're getting a ride with me, let's exchange numbers over email and figure out how we're meeting up. My email address is my first name at me dot com.

    September 22, 2012

  • Maler

    So here's a car tally as i understand:
    -Steve + Chris+dog
    -Troy + Rick + Mindy
    -Katrina + Eric+ friend
    -Les + Jason +William +friend
    -Dustin+friend

    So that's already 5 cars. And leaves me, phil, dan and yifan. Since william's lending me a tent, i don't need to go out to Beaverton anymore to get that and have also cancelled my other earlier event. So i can now carpool again, and would be open to sharing a ride. Are yifan and dan going together? If so, maybe phil and me could join you guys? Or even if we came out there separately, it shouldn't be a problem, because the park has overflow parking spaces. So i'm estimating that at the most, there'll be 8 cars.

    1 · September 21, 2012

    • Maler

      actually we just coordinated with Dan, and so now, Dan, yifan, phil and me will be riding together. So that should nicely round us up at 6 cars!!

      September 21, 2012

    • Maler

      dan didn't mention that he was carpooling with dustin, so not sure what's happening there...

      September 21, 2012

  • Troy C.

    I think, just to be funny, we should park overflow cars at Sublimity Catholic Church. Walmart would be safer, though.

    September 21, 2012

    • Les

      hey am I still in your tent? or should i look for space elsewhere? can't remember if we confirmed

      September 21, 2012

    • Troy C.

      Yes, you can stay in mine.

      September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe we should take a tally of the cars going? Can everyone who is driving respond to this with the time they are leaving? I think my current plan is to ride with Steve, leaving Portland around 2-2:30pm.

    September 21, 2012

    • Troy C.

      I am driving, with two people. Leaving around noon.

      September 21, 2012

  • Steve

    I'll be giving someone a ride from Portland. I should have room for one more. I will have my dog riding along, as well...

    September 21, 2012

  • Les

    I just officially decided *not* to bike there, so now I'm planning to show up at 4 PM. If doable, I'm interested in carpooling either in my car (four extra seats) or someone else's. Let me know, otherwise I'll just see you all there!

    September 21, 2012

    • Les

      Great! So far it looks like Jason, William and his friend. I have one more spot available if anyone needs it.

      September 21, 2012

    • William K.

      Is there a time and place that'd be good to meet up with you?

      September 21, 2012

  • Yifan S.

    Dustin, can I stay at your big tent tomorrow? I remembered you offer a space last time, just want confirm, thanks!

    September 21, 2012

    • Dustin I.

      Yea, there should be plenty of room!

      September 21, 2012

  • Maler

    Does anyone have an extra sleeping bag i could borrow? I need two, and i think Troy said he'd lend me one. So am still short of one. Thanks!

    Oh and also, i have space for up to two more in my car . But not sure yet as to what time we want to get there - leaning towards going early and joining Katrina... If lots of people end up coming in their individual cars, maybe there's a place nearby where people could park their cars overnight and then hop into shared cars to get to the site...

    September 20, 2012

    • J. Jason G.

      I'm still seeking out a lift from Portland, if anyone has the room.

      September 21, 2012

    • Les

      Still plenty of room in my car.

      September 21, 2012

  • William K.

    So, when are we meeting at the WalMart? The description claims fourish, but that seems to be when we're meeting at the site.

    It would be nice if my friend and I could catch a ride from there, but we wouldn't have trouble driving if we're below car capacity.

    I also have two spare tents if anyone is wanting of one this trip.

    September 21, 2012

  • Troy C.

    If anyone is driving by themselves, please try to get a ride from someone else, or meet at Walmart and ride the rest of the way.

    September 21, 2012

  • Troy C.

    IF we even need to meet at Walmart, it can be anytime. Since people are now wanting to go early, I will leave that up to everyone who needs a ride to figure out.

    September 21, 2012

  • Troy C.

    I nominate people get a ride with Les, his car actually holds quite a bit I am giving a ride to Rick and Mindy.

    September 21, 2012

  • J. Jason G.

    I for one look forward to hearing skeptical ghost stories around the camp fire.

    "And the kids looked back, and the ghost was... THEIR COLLECTIVE MISIDENTIFICATION OF NATURAL PHENOMENA!!!"

    1 · September 21, 2012

  • J. Jason G.

    Katrina: if you have the capacity, that would be wonderful. But I also understand that I'm late on the draw here!

    September 21, 2012

  • Troy C.

    If anyone can bring food or whatever, please do. I'm bringing typical camping food for the fire.

    September 21, 2012

  • Katrina A.

    Jason, I think Eric mentioned you both catching a ride with me?

    September 21, 2012

  • Katrina A.

    Yep, my plan is to arrive around 11. Going as a group would be great!

    September 20, 2012

  • Katrina A.

    She read my description. :P

    1 · September 20, 2012

    • Maler

      hey so what time do you think you'd get there? around 11? Then when will you do lunch? Would like to go with your group!

      September 20, 2012

  • Katrina A.

    Both spots are yours!

    September 19, 2012

  • Troy C.

    So far, only 15 people are going, so I think we have no problem with the 6 car limit. Who is offering up rides and who wants to go early?

    September 19, 2012

    • Eric T.

      Im able to leave early. just working on the ride thing

      September 19, 2012

  • Katrina A.

    I'm able to give rides to two ppl. I plan on getting there around 11 to go hiking. We can't actually set up until 4 (check in time). Who's in?

    September 19, 2012

    • Eric T.

      Katrina, I'd love a ride if its still available, you can put me down for that. My friend Jason G. might want a ride too, if it's still available.

      September 19, 2012

  • Eric T.

    I'm in.

    September 15, 2012

  • Katrina A.

    I think that's a good idea. But I call early! I want to get in as much camping/hiking funness as possible!

    September 14, 2012

  • Troy C.

    It is possible. We really need to figure out sometime, who is driving and get rides set up. Some can go earlier. Some later.

    September 14, 2012

  • Dustin I.

    I'd like to get there earlier if possible...

    September 14, 2012

  • Troy C.

    You can come anytime though.

    September 14, 2012

  • Troy C.

    I will be there around 4. Would like to get set up and go hiking.

    September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just to confirm we are leaving Sat afternoon around 4pm? Cuz I plan to go to a volunteer training earlier that day.

    September 14, 2012

  • Troy C.

    I'm sure we can accommodate that.

    September 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to share a ride with someone from Portland. Certainly willing to share expenses.

    September 6, 2012

  • Troy C.

    I knew it wasn't a hot girl. Just your cool husband. I just said that out of hope. Plus, don't drink beer :P

    September 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    No beer for you. Good guess though.

    September 4, 2012

  • Troy C.

    A hot girl?!?!??

    September 4, 2012

  • William K.

    I was just telling people that I needed to do more camping before the summer was out.

    September 1, 2012

  • Yifan S.

    sounds great!!! fist camping since i moved here

    August 31, 2012

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