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Camping at Crooked lake, even easier!

Since I'm going to be in Pinckney at Half Moon to hear the Rambling Naturalist... I thought it would be fun (weather permitting) to camp out at Crooked Lake and do a potluck... Of course there will be a fire... Everyone is welcome! So come on out for a night of fun, frolicking, and good company under the stars.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent time!

    May 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good times with great folks. Hope to see everyone around soon!

    May 13, 2012

  • David G.

    but* not by.

    May 13, 2012

  • David G.

    Obviously I never made it out, I let Caryn know by phone by my client decided to basically double the time we had agreed on for my chauffer services. Although it's always nice getting a nice paycheck, I really wanted to hang out with you all. Next time!

    May 13, 2012

  • Rebecca B.

    Okay, On my way! Bringing s'more stuff and a something for the table.

    May 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brought a taco dip. Would suggest bringing bug spray and some beach towels for the table

    May 12, 2012

  • Rebecca B.

    Yay tents, thank you! I will bring money to throw in, also, for this potluck, what should we bring? Is fruit and stuff for s'mores ok?...

    May 12, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    Thanks! I'll be there around 3:00

    May 12, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    We are sites 21,22, and 10... To get to crooked lake go through the main entrance and just before the silver lake parking lot turn left... There are no more than 2 cars per site... We will figure out once everyone gets there... The total cost is 42 and if everyone can give me 3 or 4 bucks that would be great

    May 12, 2012

  • Jim G.

    I also have a family tent that sleeps about 5 or so, I’ll throw in my car just I case we need it.

    May 12, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    Like Caryn said… zoom in really close on the .pdf map I posted and you see that Silverhill road is a dead end. The big tent and tarp will be good to have if it rains.

    May 12, 2012

  • Jeff T.

    Ok I'm bringing the beer pong table and a couple of friends

    May 12, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Dylan I will put your name on the third site

    May 12, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    I will snag a third site when I stop in at the office tomorrow morning... DO NOT come in off of Silver Lake rd... The easiest way to the campground is N Territorial to Dexter-town hall rd, turn rt... If you do not have a recreation passport it will be an extra 4 bucks... I will post and or text campsite info as soon as I get it... So much fun!!!

    May 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Large tent tracked down and loaded. If we need it, it'll be with me. Though it's one of those things I'd rather not setup unless we absolutely need it. Not a one person job even for some on experienced in setting up a tent.

    Also I'm guessing the camp site is on the eastern side of the lake? Come in off silver hill rd?

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me see what I can come up with for a tent... If I can find it it sleeps 6-8


    Otherwise are we having lessons on building shelter. :)

    May 11, 2012

  • Rebecca B.

    This is my first meet up as well, I am bringing my sister with me, but we are also tent less right now.. Any possibility for an extra??

    Thanks! - Rebecca :)

    May 11, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Sweet! We can handle it David!

    May 11, 2012

  • David G.

    I've got a massive 16X16 Tarp with poles that could, in the right situation and tree placement, house a beer pong table and other things like chairs and such. I however will need help setting up as I will be limited in time, I need to be somewhere by 6:00 and will not be back till 11ish.

    May 11, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Whoops beer pong... Darn self-correcting ipad

    May 11, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Yes you are welcome to bring beeping table... I only discourage such things if we are backpacking for obvious reasons LOL

    May 11, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    No worries on getting other sites... Based on meetup odds we should be fine.. I will bring my iPad and if I get 3 or 4 more I will snag a 3rd site... If someone has a big tent that's awesome... There are only supposed to be 2 tents a site but I've camped here before and never got in trouble for more than 2 tents...

    May 11, 2012

  • Jeff T.

    Is this the sort of camping trip where you bring beer pong table orrrr...

    May 11, 2012

  • David G.

    I want to do this but it's kinda dicey. I have my hammock camping setup but I am not aware of what the site will be like. I also have a Chauffer job that night so I will be there then have to leave, then come back after dark... so it all depends how it shakes out.

    Caryn. I'm calling you.

    May 11, 2012

  • Jim G.

    Hey everyone, This is my first meet up hopefully I do this right, do I need to get another site I have a small BP tent. [masked]

    May 11, 2012

  • Link K.

    Jeff - feel free to just show up, I've met a couple of people before but definitely not everybody - like Mike said, that's half the fun!

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Only member I've met before is Link. But meeting other members is half the fun

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The only member I've

    May 11, 2012

  • Jeff T.

    I was just curious if everyone in this group already knows each other? I've never actually done anything like this before... do people literally just show up not knowing anyone?

    May 11, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    I plan to show up early to setup camp. Please text me the site # also.

    I have an adventure club league sand volleyball game at 6, so I'll have to leave and come back.

    May 11, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    My phone number is[masked]-6681... Our reservation #for the sites is 5374313... Mike I listed you as the person who is on the second site because you said you would get there about 3:30... I will try and check in at the beginning of the day... I will text you our site numbers if they will give them to me!

    May 11, 2012

  • Traci

    Thanks for the feedback...I will make up my mind today... I appreciate everything...

    May 11, 2012

  • Link K.

    [masked]

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good point on phone numbers. [masked]

    May 11, 2012

  • Link K.

    Traci - if you're coming from Northville, I think you would pass by Ann Arbor; if so, we could carpool. But I do plan to stay the night... although I wouldn't be too worried about lack of experience for just a one night trip. There's at least a few people with experience (not me) and we won't be too far from our cars.

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out there a earlier in the day. about 3:30 or so. I'm guessing this is the same situation where we just meet at the group camping site?

    I'm also guessing it's the one on the park map just to the north east of crooked lake?

    May 10, 2012

  • Traci

    I really want to join everyone but am nervous as I have NO clue how to get to the camp site? I also have ZERO camping gear so I probably won't spend the night. But I want to learn how to do this!! Lol! Help! Is anyone driving near Northville who'd like to carpool with me?

    May 10, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    Caryn changed it to Crooked Lake. From North Territorial, go up Dexter-Townhall Road... here's the map: http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications/PDFS/RecreationCamping/pinckney_map.pdf

    May 10, 2012

  • Link K.

    Couple of questions - are we meeting at blind lake or crooked lake? Also, where can I find a map of the park grounds so I don't get completely lost? Finally - does anybody coming from the A2 area want to carpool (that isn't already going to be there from the prior event)

    May 10, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    I will be practicing backpack cooking on a dual-fuel stove. It burns HEET or it can be fueled with twigs.

    May 10, 2012

  • Link K.

    Thanks Dylan! Now to figure out what to bring for the potluck...

    May 10, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    Link, I can provide a spare tent or share one with you, depending on my guests...

    May 8, 2012

  • Link K.

    Is anybody bringing a tent with space for an extra person? I don't own my own yet. If it's nice outside I'd probably try sleeping out under the stars anyway, but just in case it rains a lot...

    May 8, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    I have no problem with kids coming but it is at your own risk... There will probably be alcohol

    May 3, 2012

  • Dylan C.

    I'd better start sorting through my camping gear!

    May 2, 2012

  • wes h.

    I just got the friday of so I am going to go out on friday.

    April 26, 2012

  • wes h.

    I can go for ether one. Blind lake would be good experience for the backpacking trip i have planed

    April 23, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    You can't... Blind lake is first come, first serve... The day of I'm going to get at least 1 site from the office... WARNING... Blind Lake is walk in only and you have to park your car about a mile away at the half moon parking lot... If people want I could switch the location to Crooked Lake which is drive up...

    April 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need to reserve individual sites with the park?

    April 22, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Yes this event is open to everyone

    April 22, 2012

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