Mayan End of the World Celebration

Agenda of activities Centuries ago some very wise people worked on creating a calander to help generations of people make sense of the time/space continuim. It's not clear to us why they stopped when they did, or what they were thinking. Were they prophisizing the end of the world? Or did they simply take break and never went back to pick it up again. The only way to find out is to be there on the day it all ends. The final day of the Mayan calander. And who else would you want to celebrate the potential end of the world than the Peoria Backpackers.

Plan to arrive Friday night between 4 and 7 pm. The location will be the first ridge cabin at Camp Wokanda. The Friday activities will be limited to setting and watching a movie and maybe some games. Dinner is your choice, eat before or bring with you. There is only a wood burning stove so plan accordingly if your brining something to cook/eat. The featrured movie will be none other than the movie "2012" with John Cusak. Thats of course if the end of the world has not already occurred. Plan to stay over the evening in the luxurious 0.5 star accomodations. (you'll need a sleeping bag)

Saturday morning. Rise and shine anytime you feel like it if of course we are all still there. We plan to have a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage along with OJ and coffee (provided). We plan a long hike on Saturday from the Boy Scout camp out to route 6 and back and then lounge around the rest of the afternoon. Bring your own trail lunch and dinner that night will be provided by the host. The main course will be chile (hot, medium and mild) along with all the fixings. Bring a side dish to pass and any drinks you like (alcohol is not allowed at Camp Wokanda) After dinner, there will be another movies and games, plus a night hike for those that are interested in what roams the woods at night. We break camp on Sunday morning prior to breakfast.

There are restroom facitlities and showers for those that want that. Parking is on the top level, just veer off to the right at the first Y intersention after you have entered the camp. If you go down into the valley you have gone to far. Bring whatever food and games you think you need to get through the end of the world.

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  • Brenda

    dont wait for me for the movie though :)

    December 21, 2012

  • Brenda

    running a little late

    December 21, 2012

  • Jim

    If anyone has trouble finding the cabin, call me on[masked]

    December 21, 2012

  • Jim

    Phil, it's awesome to hear from you. Hope you had a good time in Scotland.

    1 · December 21, 2012

  • Phil C

    Have a great time folks! Still alive here 6 hours ahead of ya!

    1 · December 21, 2012

  • Jim

    The time is winding down.

    December 20, 2012

  • DanMc77

    Tick Tock, Tick Tock

    December 19, 2012

  • Diane S.

    Has anyone ever been to Jim Edgar State park (west of Springfield and east of the IL river)- I hear they have nice hike/bike trails and lots of wildlife.....

    September 29, 2012

    • Jim C.

      Diane - I hiked there last summer. Lots of trails and some great campground faclities. Check my blog for a short video report www.hikingillinois.blogs­pot.com JIMC

      December 18, 2012

    • Diane S.

      Yes, after I posted this I went there too to hike,bike and camp the primitive area -best facilities I have ever seen! - I guess they have a lot of endangered species there - flora and fauna. Best kept secret in IL! I will check your blog!

      December 19, 2012

  • Amanda R.

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the group and would like to hang out and celebrate the end of the world outdoors. I can't wait to meet you all!

    November 29, 2012

  • DanMc77

    Marshall Applewhite is bringing the punch!

    November 26, 2012

  • Bev

    I am excited to meet others that enjoy the outdoors and hiking. Unfortunatedly, I am unable to attend this event.

    November 26, 2012

  • Phil C

    Wish I could be there!

    November 25, 2012

  • Becky

    Bring a white elephant gift (do not buy) to 'sacrifice'. We have the cabin for the weekend so stay overnight or two if you'd like. I will be at the cabin all weekend. Sat night we will have a potluck beginning at 6 PM with chili provided. The cabin has bunk beds or you're more than welcome to setup a tent or hammock outside however, there is plenty of room inside for all to sleep. We'll hike, scavenger hunt....

    1 · November 24, 2012

  • Michael J. H.

    would it be plausible to host the Mayan end at the Riverfront museum?

    November 16, 2012

  • Kathy

    Headgear will be needed!

    September 19, 2012

    • Phil C

      Any ideas on appropriate headgear????

      September 30, 2012

    • DanMc77

      I'm thinking a beer helmet

      October 6, 2012

  • Richard B.

    Maybe a backpackers Christmas party dinner /white elephant exchange/and dance/maybe Bogies/Goodfellows/CAC.

    September 26, 2012

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