Camping Trip to Shenandoah National Park

Let's go camping again!  We had so much fun last time!  I have booked a site (site A037) at Loft Mountain Campground within Shenandoah National Park.  The campground is about an hour from Charlottesville.  We won't be hiking in to our site, you will be able to drive your car up close to it just like last time.  The campground also has flush toilets and showers.  There should be plenty to do within the park.

You most likely won't have cell service at the park, so please take note of the site (A037) at Loft Mountain Campground.


There is a discussion started on this under the message board....

We will be doing breakfast and dinner on saturday potluck style, so please comment on what you will be contributing.

Everyone needs to try to provide the following for themselves: sleeping gear, chair, water/beverages, sunscreen, bug repellent, flashlight, food for friday and sunday as well as something to share on saturday.

Could everyone please start commenting on whether you need things such as a tent or to carpool.

Here is a link to the campsite:  http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Loft_Mountain_Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?page=details&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70852&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

And here is a link to the national park:  http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm

I am hoping to get about 10-15 people to come out for this.  The cost will be $7 per person for the campsite and must be paid via paypal in order to RSVP yes to this event.  There is also an additional $15 entrance fee per vehicle to enter the park.  For this reason, you may want to consider carpooling.


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  • Jeremy

    How was the camping trip?

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't get out of bed, not sure what has me feeling this bad but I can't go. Very depressed.

    August 10, 2013

  • Hunter P.

    Hey guys, this is terrible news, but I'll be leaving soon and I'm going to fill up a growler of beer.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Marissa

    After much deliberation and schedule issues -- I should be in for Friday night! Is anyone driving that evening that wants to carpool? I need to come back sometime on Saturday but it can be later in the day for sure. Let me know!

    August 7, 2013

    • Marissa

      Hunter did you already leave?

      August 9, 2013

    • Hunter P.

      no, just sent you details

      August 9, 2013

  • Bill M.

    I have extra space in my car if anyone needs a ride.

    August 9, 2013

    • Marissa

      Did you leave yet? I will be ready at 5

      August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since Tony is getting out of work late, so we will just head up tomorrow morning. Call or text me if you need something[masked]

    August 9, 2013

  • Corrine

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. I should be at the site at 4pm, so you can get there anytime after that. And don't forget to take note of the campground and site, as you most likely won't have cell service. See you all soon!

    August 9, 2013

  • Liz H.

    Hey I have a friend who has just asked to join for the weekend. He can take over someone's payment.

    August 8, 2013

    • Corrine

      Sure!

      August 8, 2013

    • Liz H.

      Great thanks. Very excited. My first camping trip in the US.

      August 8, 2013

  • Stevie

    Boo ho, I just got back from Orlando. I'm not going to make it.

    August 6, 2013

    • Kimberly M.

      :(

      August 7, 2013

    • Stevie

      No child care, anyone interested in taking over my payment?

      August 7, 2013

  • Jeanette G.

    This really sucks, but it looks like I will have to back out as well. I was notified that I need to come into work on Saturday. I hope someone is able to take over my payment. Sorry I'll miss the fun!

    August 7, 2013

  • Corrine

    I just wanted to add that I have 3-4 people who are just coming for Friday night but they aren't officially signed up in part because they are just taking over someone's payment. They are Adam, Lisa, tiki, and hopefully marissa.

    August 7, 2013

  • Hunter P.

    This is terrible news, but I still plan on coming.

    2 · August 6, 2013

    • Corrine

      Thanks for making me laugh! I've been bummed so many people have been backing out, but it's ok we are going to have fun!

      1 · August 7, 2013

  • Hillary B.

    UGH, something just came up and I won't be able to make it this weekend. I'm so bummed to miss out on the fun (and the bearrrs). Catch y'all next time!! If someone wants to take my spot, great, if not, I understand and don't expect $7 back! :)

    August 6, 2013

  • Andrew C

    Sorry folks, job situation changed, have to re-arrange my schedule now at job #1 (or would it be #2 now).

    August 6, 2013

  • Corrine

    I don't know what is going on with the waiting list on this site, but Tony is not on the waiting list, and I have him marked as paid, so I just decreased the number that can RSVP. One spot left!

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you RSVP'd and can't go please let me know. I'm in but my husband is on the waiting list.

    August 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Heather, I just had something way less fun, yet more important pop up for Saturday morning, so I won't be likely to make it. Since refunds aren't offered, your husband can take my spot and assume my payment. Does that work for you Corrine? I really wish I could be there to meet you all.

      August 5, 2013

    • Corrine

      Yes, that works great. Hope to meet you soon as well Tim!

      August 5, 2013

  • Victoria S.

    This is terrible news, but I won't be able to make it to the camping trip. This totally sucks, and I was looking forward to this so bad :( but I am moving apartments that Monday and I don't think I will have enough time this week to get everything packed and ready before the big move. I have so much crap to throw away/organize/etc. Someone can take my spot and assume my payment, so please someone take my spot if you can!

    August 5, 2013

  • Bill M.

    I have my own tent, chair and gear.

    August 1, 2013

    • Bill M.

      I guess I'm confused. I thought this was the message board. Where is the message board?

      August 1, 2013

    • Bill M.

      Oh, I think I just found it.

      August 1, 2013

  • Corrine

    We have a discussion thread going under the message board link where everyone who is going on this trip needs to reply. Please let us know if you are in need of equipment and what equipment and food you are bringing. I also have a small list of what everyone needs to try and bring just for yourself. I did update the above description of the event too so re-read it please :)

    August 1, 2013

  • Corrine

    At this point, there are 8 spots available and I know I have talked to at least that many people who said they were pretty sure they were going to sign up for this. I just wanted to put that out there so if you are really interested in going, please sign up soon. We also need to start planning, this is only a week and a half away!

    July 30, 2013

    • Liz H.

      I don't have any equipment but I don't mind driving if people want to car pool? Also Kim mentioned something about organising food. We could either all put money into a pot and someone can get the goods or we could each bring something. What do you think?

      1 · July 30, 2013

    • Corrine

      Please use the discussion thread to discuss food and equipment so we have it all in one place, thanks!

      July 30, 2013

  • Andrew C

    90% sure I can come, when is the "absolute" deadline for reservations Corrine?

    July 22, 2013

    • Corrine

      There really isn't a deadline. I've already made the reservation. But there will be a max of about 15 people each day.

      July 23, 2013

  • Hunter P.

    I'm ready for round 2.
    Will stay Friday night and leave Saturday as I have a friend visiting.

    July 23, 2013

  • Derek M.

    Its likely going to be hot & humid... Is there swimming available near the campsite?

    July 15, 2013

    • Corrine

      I don't believe there is a designated swimming area, but I plan on finding some water somewhere to cool down!

      July 15, 2013

    • Derek M.

      Best of luck! (Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it that weekend)

      July 20, 2013

  • Kimberly M.

    Super excited for round two :D

    June 29, 2013

  • Hillary B.

    Ahhh can't wait! Maybe a side day-trip to Luray Caverns??

    June 26, 2013

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