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Weekend Escape - Solstice Weekend

  • Dec 21, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Friends of mine have a second home south of Cashmere, WA that is bounded on three sides by public lands, much of which is protected & roadless. Cashmere is about 10 miles east of Leaven worth. I’ve been out there a dozen times and scheduled several SOA meetups in recent years, and they've worked out great.

The travel plan is to head out on Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. We'll coordinate travel and food a few days in advance. For these reasons, it's important that your RSVP status stay updated with your plans. Unlike a day trip, it is quite difficult for others to fill your spot, should you cancel just a few days prior. I will probably email everyone early next week asking for a confirmation and have set the RSVP limit to allow a little wiggle room in our planning.

-Morgan

Why go:

No phone, no TV, no cell, 2 radio stations, one clock. Just the birds, the creek, and crazy Bob's dogs barking occasionally. You get there, you park and don't touch your car 'till you leave. You just have fun, socialize, or do your own thing when you like.

Where:

It’s the last house on the ‘road’, which is really a logging road.

http://www.acme.com/mapper/?ll=47.42922,-120.50981&z=16&t=T It’s the little black box near the red 6.

To Do:

Since the property is surrounded by public lands, outdoor activities include just about whatever you like to do outdoors. Show shoeing, sledding and skiing are popular winter choices. There’s some serious sledding that I can’t recommend enough (~900 vert ft). If you’re intrigued by deer tracks, you’ll definitely have fun though want to watch out for cougars and the occasional deer carcass. There’s always hours and hours of hiking, too.

Amenities:

Outdoor hot tub, shower, big kitchen & dining table, wood stove, and four full size beds; floor space for plenty more. The space doesn't start feeling full until 6 or 8 people. Water supply is from a well that doesn’t taste the best—bring drinking water.

House Rules:

Have fun. Everyone signs the guest book to capture our/your story. We each contribute $25 to support the cause of a sweet mountain getaway (taxes, mortgage, utilities, repairs, the usual). Shoes off indoors. No discharging of firearms on the premises. Clean up before leaving. Dogs are welcome, though let us know just in case someone else needs to know in advance. I'll be bringing a female golden'ish.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Not enough stars to rate it, so I'll settle for 5

    December 25, 2012

  • Chad J.

    Whoo hoo! I finally got to meet Crazy Bob! Great times gang(am:)

    December 24, 2012

  • Namhee P

    A fantastic trip! Thank you for everything, Morgan. Julie, you are the most hilarious person, ever. Welcome to the club!

    December 23, 2012

  • Morgan

    What a great group of adventurous souls. The snow was perfect, the comedy, the hot tub & snow angels, the sleding--it was all fantasic. And, the meals, too! Thank you everyone for your contribution to a great weekend

    December 23, 2012

  • jen M

    Hi Jason,
    I live on Queen Anne, can we car pool together?

    December 17, 2012

  • "J"

    I was wondering if I can carpool with someone one of from an east-side P&R (where I live) or from Seattle P&R. I don't trust my trunk in any snow conditions even with chains.

    December 17, 2012

  • Debby S

    Morgan, You chose a popular meetup!LOL Are changes needed to get to the house? Thank You! : )

    December 15, 2012

    • Morgan

      Depends; def bring your chains.

      December 16, 2012

    • Morgan

      In a few days, when the roster is mostly settled and the weather/snow is better known, I'll send out a more comprehensive email on all sorts of things. If you need answers sooner, I'm happy to oblige.

      December 16, 2012

  • Wenda M

    I need to leave late morning, early afternoon on Sunday. I don't have a very reliable car right now. Is there anyone heading back a little early? Could I hitch a ride there as well? (I'll help with gas)

    December 15, 2012

  • Morgan

    forgot to mention that I'll be brining Lucee, a 7yr female golden darling.

    December 15, 2012

  • Rick

    Hey - here's a photo, can't see me much but it's a nice view! Sorry, uploaded from work and don't have many photos here.

    December 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice to meet you, too...that is you under all those winter clothes???

      December 14, 2012

    • Rick

      somewhere under there yes, one tired me anyway!

      December 14, 2012

  • Wanda

    hopefully you can schedule another one when football season is over - this looks like a great time!

    December 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Holy Moley! What fun THREE W's would be!

      December 13, 2012

    • Wanda

      yeah, one day I gotta meet ya Wanda C. and Wenda; get a pic of Wenda in the middle for the Wanda sandwich

      1 · December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate & Rick...can you post a picture? It's always nice to know with whom you're sharing a bed. (And helps prevent thoughts of Jack Nicholson & REDRUM.)

    December 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      THANKS, Kate! Nice to meet you! *extending hand in welcoming gesture* : )

      December 13, 2012

  • anick

    Wow sounds like a blast! I sadly have to work : ( hope you guys take pictures and have a great time!

    December 12, 2012

  • Morgan

    To be clear, I'm not promising anything about beds, and it's unlikely that anyone will get a bed to themselves. I do, though, look forward to any entertainment that follows from more people wanting beds than there are beds.

    December 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy to share space...just can't do the floor. We can sardine everyone in!

      December 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Or, pillow fight - winner gets bed space. : )

      December 12, 2012

  • Debby S

    Wanda, you read my mind...LOL I also need bed space, too many injury's and want to keep my chiropractor happy.

    December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I put in for bed space? (My chiropractor does cartwheels when I sleep on the floor.)

    December 12, 2012

    • Morgan

      Sounds reasonable to me.

      December 12, 2012

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  • Julie S
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  • Chad J. +1
  • Namhee P
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