Minister Creek, PA Beginner Backpacking Trip Second Planning Session

Ok Wanderers,

This is the second planning session of the upcoming trip. On this meeting, we will discuss the parameters of each aspect of the trip, and food options for each aspect of the trip. We will also discuss car pooling. Finally, we will go over any questions anyone has about gear. This is the FINAL planning session I plan on having on this trip; I do plan on having a gear test run hike in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in early April, but I encourage all, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A NEW BACKPACKER, to attend this meeting. Plan on eating and drinking at this meeting to your hearts content.

We need to go over food for all parts of the trip, firewood for Friday night, and car pooling for the entire trip, plus any gear questions that those may have. I would ask that those who haven't touched base with me already; let me know 1) if they need gear, 2) if they plan on attending Friday night, and 3) if you'd like to participate in the community food option.

Please bring money, in small bills, as we will be voting on what to eat on Friday night and if I'm to order food for everyone from Fox's. If so, then I'd like you to prepay that part of your order. Secondly, I'd like those that plan on attending Friday night to pay about $2 each towards firewood (we can't transport firewood across state lines legally, so we have to buy it in PA). Finally, if you plan on partaking in community food, I would ask that you have about $15 to $20 available in small bills to pre-pay for that option if you choose that option. And NO, I'm not looking to make money on this trip. My time is free for you, I'm simply looking to expose those new to the backcountry. BUT, there is an expense for wood and food, so please bring funds if you want to partake in that to cover those expenses.

If you can't make the meeting, and I know there are those that are from out of town, at the very least, please contact me directly and answer the above questions with regards to gear and if you want me to cover you on food. That's fine, but I need to know in order to plan properly, and then simply bring your money to the trailhead. I'm more than happy to discuss this personally if need be. Finally, the "minutes" of this meeting will be posted on the site, so those that can't make if will know what happened.

I look forward to seeing everyone. Please let me know if you have questions.

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  • Michael K.

    Great time at a great location. Kudos to Bill for organizing the meetup. Thanks to all the Wanderers who made it out! Looking forward to the trip...it may almost be spring by then ;)

    2 · April 5, 2014

  • ron

    fun

    March 30, 2014

  • Chris

    It was good to meet everyone who attended. There was a great mix of beginners and long-time members and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Looking forward to the next meetup and future events.

    March 29, 2014

  • Freedom

    Hi Bill, I'm afraid I'll be missing the meeting tonight because I have to work late. Sorry I can't meet everyone until next time...

    March 27, 2014

  • Petra

    Don't know if I'm coming yet, but want to.

    March 27, 2014

  • Sarat N.

    Bill, I have to travel to Baltimore tomorrow and I can't make this meeting. But yes, am in. I can attend the next meeting.

    March 26, 2014

    • Sarat N.

      Thanks Bill. Hope this day hiking would be on Saturday or Sunday. I'm in for the day hike then. Yes Bill. I definitely need the gear for the trip.

      March 26, 2014

    • William A. W.

      Sarat, you need to review the Meetup site. Yes, the day hike is on a Saturday. If you need gear from me, I need to specifically know what you need. So therefore, you need to contact me directly with what you are lacking. I can't help if you don't contact me.

      March 26, 2014

  • Sarat N.

    Bill, I have to travel to Baltimore tomorrow and I can't make this meeting. But yes, am in. I can attend the next meeting.

    March 26, 2014

  • Jeffrey G.

    Hi, unfortunately I have to work the night of this planning meeting. I do want to participate in the community food option, and I will be heading out to Minister Creek on Friday. I should be able to make the final planning session, so I can bring the money then, just need to know how much. As far as carpooling I can take myself and 3 other people with gear comfortably if needed. I live in Auburn township, about 5 minutes east of 306 and 422. Please let me know the details. Thanks.

    March 24, 2014

    • William A. W.

      Jeff, no problem, I already have you down for community food. However, to clarify, we will be at Hearts Content on Friday, not Minister, which is about 20 - 30 minutes away. See you on the trip!

      March 25, 2014

    • Jeffrey G.

      Ok sounds good.

      March 25, 2014

  • Kai G.

    Looks like I have a conflict Thu. night and also cannot make it to the meeting. Bill, let us know what the per-person pre-pay expenses end up being and I'll get you a check or cash soon. Thanks.

    March 25, 2014

    • William A. W.

      Don't worry about it Kai. You're an active member of this group, so you can bring any funds to the trailhead. Looking forward to seeing you again.

      March 25, 2014

  • Kristen

    Hey, I'm really sorry that I have to back out on this, but I found out today that I have to travel for work. First time this has ever come up, but not really something I can change. I look forward to events in the future!

    March 17, 2014

    • William A. W.

      That's OK. Hopefully we wil meet at a future event!

      March 19, 2014

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