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OCB trail notes Nov 2018 - Hey all!  Happy Winter! (late fall, seemed like winter last week)!! Don't forget to join our own Face Book group, link below.  That's really where any conversation takes place. https://www.facebook.com/group­s/792915437396018/ Phil Nov 19, 2018 12:23 PM
New Graysons Hike edit - The new grayson highlands trip announcement for December used the old title, there is a major glitch in big meetups new system. It is not postponed,  The October trip is postponed. vr phil Phil Oct 18, 2018 9:01 AM
Re: OC Backpackers list: "From Your Organizer, Plea for Trips, Etiquette" - Joe S. Jun 26, 2018 1:50 PM
From Your Organizer, Plea for Trips, Etiquette - Hey Guys, hope everyone is having a great summer (so far) and is managing to keep cool! This is my regular plea for folks to post trips that they may have in mind or are currently planning or just wondering about. It's so easy to post a Phil Jun 20, 2018 3:04 PM
Link to Boulder Mail Trail description, Grand Staircase Escalante Natl Monument - route description http://www.americansouthwest.n­et/utah/grand_staircase_escala­nte/boulder-mail-trail.html this should be one fantastic trip! regards phil Phil Mar 24, 2018 10:48 AM
Marmot winter survival guide - Hey guys, just saw and downloaded this guide - it is fantastic and just in time for our winter season! Also posted it on our FACEBOOK group page: https://www.facebook.com/group­s/792915437396018/. It's short and succinct.  Also highly r Phil Dec 30, 2017 6:16 PM
Marmot winter survival guide - Hey guys, just saw and downloaded this guide - it is fantastic and just in time for our winter season! https://www.backpacker.com/ski­lls/marmot-winter-survival-gui­de. Also posted it on our FACEBOOK group page:https://www.facebook. Phil Dec 30, 2017 7:51 AM
Tips When Posting A Trip - Hey Guys! Lots of great trips being posted! Wow! Here are some tips to help those planning on attending or those trying to decide. A lot if this is based upon questions that wind up being asked. 1. Try to include the trail head Phil Dec 12, 2017 1:57 PM
Staying Warm in Winter Tips - Is Growing - Thanks for those fantastic tips! The list to date, is here. https://philreedshikes.com/201­7/12/08/winter-backpacking-tip­s-dec-2017/ If I missed some, please let me know. thanks! Phil Phil Dec 9, 2017 12:35 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Winter Backpacking Tips - Excellent ideas. About #1, The good old fashion campfire is pretty much a thing of the past for many good reasons. But if you do have one, gr Alan Dec 9, 2017 12:06 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Winter Backpacking Tips - If i bring an extra fleece blanket, I use it outside of the bag. Christian Dec 8, 2017 12:52 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Winter Backpacking Tips - I've not been out in a while- but I find that a sheet of some kind wrapped around you plus a poncho liner inside the sleeping bag help also :) On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:46 AM, P Andrew F. Dec 8, 2017 11:51 AM
Winter Backpacking Tips - 1. Put a hot water bottle into your sleeping bag 2. Use a metallic car windshield sun screen as an insulating pad under your sleeping bag 3. Use a homemade aluminum foil wind screen around your cooking stove 4. Keep your clothing dry, th Phil Dec 8, 2017 10:46 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Dues and Posting a New Trip - Ohmygawd!! When you said, “DO IT. DO IT NOW”.. I actually heard Ardold’s voice!! Just to be clear... do you want winter tips HERE or sent to you via message? Winter Mike T. Dec 6, 2017 12:33 PM
Dues and Posting a New Trip - Hey Guys, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! First a big WELCOME! to all our new members, don't be shy, go on a trip!  They're supposed to be fun and about meeting new friends! The people who run BIG Meetup have made the sites ridicul Phil Dec 6, 2017 11:46 AM
OCB FACEBOOK PAGE - Hey all, just fyi, we have FB page over at https://www.facebook.com/group­s/792915437396018/ where you can post hiking (or just about any stuff, except spam) best regards, phil Phil Oct 12, 2017 7:32 AM
Grayson Highlands Fall Foliage Hike (VERY GOOD FOR BEGINNERS) - Hi everyone! This hike is terrific for beginners or 'experienced/mature(?)' folks like me! Beautiful scenery, cool days, cool nights, lots of animals. Plenty of rides available for car pools. It is a bit easier if you ca Phil Oct 5, 2017 9:18 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB stuff follow up - Joe S. Sep 26, 2017 12:14 PM
OCB stuff follow up - oops, forget to give the url to the OCB 2014 wyoming trip new video. https://youtu.be/igXEETzcVtY cheers! phil Phil Sep 25, 2017 4:07 PM
OCB stuff - Hi All! It was great meeting new folks this weekend.  It was hot, but it wasn't raining!! FYI ICYMI we have an OCB FB Group Page,  you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/group­s/792915437396018/ MANY thanks to those wonder Phil Sep 25, 2017 2:20 PM
Meetup details changed: Tubing down the James River - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: https://www.meetup.com/OCBackp­ackers/events/241791085/ DATE CHANGE AND WEBSITE FOR RESERVATIONS Jenifer M. Aug 1, 2017 4:10 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Allison R. Jul 2, 2017 12:13 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - It would also be prudent to purge the membership list of those members that never participate in a set amount of time such as two years. Heather T. Jun 30, 2017 9:12 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I have been "lurking" here for quite a while. I do not live in the VA area, which makes meeting others diffucult, but I am interested in longer backpacking trips, especially on the AT in GA, NC and TN. Maybe such a trip will work ou Kat Jun 30, 2017 8:52 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - We have a social MeetUp scheduled on July 8. Try attending and see what you all think. 'Sign up' is the only way to get off your couch and get involved. On Fri, Ju Mike T. Jun 30, 2017 8:51 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - That's great, would you mind posting/hosting a 'social ' meetup? Vr Phil philreedshikes.co Phil Jun 30, 2017 8:43 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Hello Folks It's been great reading all these posts - I'm excited that there are other people both with the same interests and facing some of the same issues as me. I'm a newcomer to the area, and ju Heather Jun 30, 2017 8:21 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Phil Jun 30, 2017 12:14 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I've found the open conversation very interesting to follow. Most organizations go stale after a while, not just meetups, unless there's a continual infusion of fresh blood. Gary noted  DCUL and Washington Backpackers, both o Dave M. Jun 29, 2017 10:41 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I went with you guys a few times. I have our with injury for a year but getting better I guess. Kelly Sent from my iPhone Kelly Jun 29, 2017 8:45 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Joe S. Jun 29, 2017 8:40 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - It seems to me that we should be loving the outdoors and adventure. Alan Jun 28, 2017 5:08 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Jeff makes a good point.  I wondered about that very issue as well; of friends going just with friends.  It appears that there is the opposite effect for growing meetup groups (sometimes) Gary S Jun 28, 2017 4:48 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Erick, I am probably at the other end of the spectrum than you. My idea of a few days, a week, what ever is as follows. Pull up to base camp, unload gear, set up camp and hike out or fish on day hikes after that. The idea of carrying your e John Vertigan (. Jun 28, 2017 3:47 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Hey Phil, To answer your question.... I have been a member of this group and actively following the group's page for a few months now. I have yet to attend any of the OC backpackers trips because they are a l Erik V. Jun 28, 2017 10:11 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Nope, not dead. I just read an article about people in the PCT struggling due to the huge snowpack this yea David F. Jun 27, 2017 8:48 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I'm one of the original founding members of ocb (originally called l.o.s.t.), anyway, I've moved to Oregon and will only be joini Jeff Jun 26, 2017 3:23 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - The trips are too low mileage; I'm looking for longer/more challenging trips. On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 2:01 PM, Kelly O'Rourke < Amos S. Jun 26, 2017 3:18 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - hi Jim/group, I have a bit different take.  I am not a backpacking hike leader, but have gone on one of the planned trips. BUT, I have signed up for 4 others and the Kelly O. Jun 26, 2017 2:01 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I have posted a few trips with little response and/or last minute cancellations and have done more trips without OCB. But I am happy to try again, Paul Jun 26, 2017 1:44 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Hey Phil, I plan to join some trips, and maybe even organize one, but it wouldn't be until September.   Kristi. On Mon, Jun 26 Kristi L. Jun 26, 2017 1:13 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I won't commit to any trips in the summer...heat, snakes and poison ivy. Definitely, see you in the Fall!! Boyd F. Jun 26, 2017 1:13 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I'm not a leader for this group but I am for a few others. It seems to be an over-all trend; I have heard lots of people complaining that there is a lack of backpacking events this year. I have the same problem as Tom. I post an eve Kris Jun 26, 2017 1:07 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I'm not a summer backpacker, too hot for me! I do plan to post some trips for later in the year. As Tom says though it can be frustrating Cath B. Jun 26, 2017 1:06 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - Ginny H. Jun 26, 2017 12:33 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips? - I have posted a few but no one signed up so I cancelled them..... Tom Tom Jun 26, 2017 12:29 PM
Why no trips? - Hey guys, wondering why we have 600 backpackers and nobody is posting any trips?! Fourth of July weekend and we've always had a big trip! Is backpacking dead? phil Phil Jun 26, 2017 12:21 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Bridger Wilderness Hike - August - hi Phil, can you please send the details? I don't see where they are located in this email. thank you, Kelly kellyleann Kelly O. Jun 16, 2017 7:29 AM
Bridger Wilderness Hike - August - Hey Guys! Slots have opened up for this years Bridger trip.  If you have ever thought about hiking out west and getting away from our tree tunnels for a bit, this is your opportunity. Bill is flying into Denver and would love to have s Phil Jun 15, 2017 4:39 PM
Meetup details changed: Hike Section of the AT - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: https://www.meetup.com/OCBackp­ackers/events/240241224/ When : Friday, June 16,[masked]:0 Tom May 29, 2017 9:36 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] JMT TRIP SECTION OPTIONS REMINDER - It is a beautiful walk. Best I have ever done. Ken M. Feb 25, 2017 12:47 PM
JMT TRIP SECTION OPTIONS REMINDER - Hey all! To anyone who is contemplating section hiking the JMT this August I want to remind you that there are multiple options available: 1. Entire trip, about 26 days (slow person stroll), plus acclimatization and travel. 2. A Phil Feb 25, 2017 12:19 PM
Meetup details changed: VA APPALACHIAN TRAIL NOBO HIKE’S 2017 #1 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: https://www.meetup.com/OCBackp­ackers/events/237562241/ When : Thursday, March 23, 2017 user 4. Feb 11, 2017 12:57 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Anyone up for a BP to sods or graysons 21st or 28th - Weekend of the 21st is my 35th wedding anniversary so I doubt I can go then. On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 2:04 PM Phil < OCBackp Paul H. Jan 15, 2017 7:21 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Anyone up for a BP to sods or graysons 21st or 28th - I can do the weekend of January 20th on either Tar Jacket or 3 Ridges. I prefer Tar Jacket since I have already done 3 Ridges twice. Have all fire bans been lifted for George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and the Shenandoah Na Boyd F. Jan 15, 2017 12:56 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Anyone up for a BP to sods or graysons 21st or 28th - I am up for a weekday hike for a few days. I am free January 12-30. From Paul On Jan 13, 2017, at 1:56 PM Paul Jan 13, 2017 2:09 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Anyone up for a BP to sods or graysons 21st or 28th - Sure! I vote for local tho. Tar jacket or 3 ridges or Mt pleasant Jenifer M. Jan 13, 2017 2:03 PM
Anyone up for a BP to sods or graysons 21st or 28th - anyone up for a weekend to the sods, or graysons, or maybe tarjacket or 3 ridges the weekends of either/or 20 Jan or 27 Jan? If anyone is interested, pls let me know and I'll post the trip. thanks phil Phil Jan 13, 2017 1:56 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] limited t-shirts available - Yes you did! And it's paid for! Vr Phil philreedshikes.com Phil Nov 21, 2016 6:52 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] limited t-shirts available - Hey Mike, should be a pic on the OCB FBI page Vr Phil philreedshikes.com Phil Nov 21, 2016 6:52 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] limited t-shirts available - Hi Phil,  I think I ordered one, but am not sure. If I am on the list and haven't paid, please advise If I am not on the list and a shirt is available, please let me know. Thanks,  Deet Deet L. Nov 21, 2016 6:25 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] limited t-shirts available - Phil, Can you send me a pic of the Bridger-T ? Mike S Nov 21, 2016 5:24 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] limited t-shirts available - I'll pick it up from you next time I see you. Or if you need to get it out of your house, you could just stuff it in an e Lillie S. Nov 21, 2016 1:59 PM
limited t-shirts available - thanks to all those who purchased a shirt ( I think they're really nice looking!) I have 3 women's OCB logo shirts for sale, forest green size M.  $25 I have 2 each xl and 1 large Bridger logo shirts available,silver with black logo, $ Phil Nov 21, 2016 1:48 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] LOGO SHIRT ORDERS - Thanks Phil! Sent from my Windows Phone Cath B. Oct 27, 2016 11:50 AM
LOGO SHIRT ORDERS - Attention! Shirt orders have been finalized. Men's silver OCB logo, Phi, Rodney, Deet, Jenifer M, Dave Fox, Dave Fox, Rich P.. Women's forest green OCB logo: Catherine, Phil Oct 27, 2016 11:48 AM
Another Chance To Buy A Great Looking Shirt! - This is a good looking shirt that will last a long time!  Please take a moment to at least look at the shirts.  They're $29 each, I know that's a lot, but it's a unique logo and will definitely be noticed on the trail, and they are extremely comforta Phil Oct 12, 2016 8:53 AM
SHIRT ORDER GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS -   Customink called me and apologized for saying the order was ready when they realized we had 2 different logos and 2 different genders. If you have already placed an order - and  paid-  you don't need to do anything. If you Phil Oct 11, 2016 9:33 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Hike particulars for Thursday October 13. - I live in Yorktown. I can take 3 riders. I will meet riders at Uno's Shaun G. Oct 10, 2016 6:11 AM
Hike particulars for Thursday October 13. - Hey All, Sorry if some of you didn't receive the cancellation email yesterday for the pre hike meeting at REI today. With the storm I think the airwaves were dysfunctional?!? Here is the scoop for our hike this coming Thursday Oc Lillie S. Oct 9, 2016 3:11 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] WE ARE GETTING THE SHIRTS! - Yay! Jenifer Jenifer M. Oct 7, 2016 6:10 PM
WE ARE GETTING THE SHIRTS! - Great news! We're getting the shirts!! They should arrive at my house in either 2 or 4 weeks, I can't remember, I'll ask them to remind me. They combined the 3 design orders into 1 to make the order minimum! Thanks to those t Phil Oct 7, 2016 4:06 PM
T Shirt Buy a Bust - I"m sorry to report that as of today, we haven't been able to muster a minimum order of 6 shirts. I'll hold the purchase open for another week or so. Thanks to those few folks who did place an order, it would have been a great shirt! Phil Sep 19, 2016 10:51 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] link to ladies green ocb shirt - C'mon Ladies!! I don't want to be left out to dry on my order cause you we Jenifer M. Sep 15, 2016 6:43 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] link to ladies green ocb shirt - Yes, that's definitely an improvement, thank you Phil! Order Cath B. Sep 14, 2016 1:41 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] link to ladies green ocb shirt - David F. Sep 14, 2016 11:02 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] link to ladies green ocb shirt - I like the green! Jenifer Jenifer M. Sep 13, 2016 5:30 PM
link to ladies green ocb shirt - Link to Ladies green ocb shirt https://www.customink.com/g/bn­z0-00ar-1yy6 Phil Sep 13, 2016 5:17 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Corrected link to Tee Shirt Buy - That would be cool! Sent from my iPhone On Sep 13, 2016, at 3:33 PM, David Fox < Amy W. Sep 13, 2016 5:16 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Ref Ladies OCB Shirt Color - Sorry, I was hoping others would chime in with their opinions, didn't mean to be so obtuse. Lillie S. Sep 13, 2016 5:14 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Ref Ladies OCB Shirt Color - I vote red or a dark green if either is an option 😄 Jenifer M. Sep 13, 2016 4:46 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Ref Ladies OCB Shirt Color - Taupe, or seafoam, or caipirinha green? ;oP On Sep 13, 2016, at 3:42 PM, Phil < David F. Sep 13, 2016 4:45 PM
Ref Ladies OCB Shirt Color - As I said on our facebook page, I requested somebody else pick an alternative color.  Still waiting. A comment like" Lime Green!", as a guy my reaction is "you're welcome". A comment like "the color sucks" is fine, but what do I do?  Phil Sep 13, 2016 4:40 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Corrected link to Tee Shirt Buy - Gee, what do you want, tie die? On Sep 13, 2016, at 11:46 AM, Marie < OCB David F. Sep 13, 2016 3:32 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Corrected link to Tee Shirt Buy - Same here. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 13, 2016, at 12:34 PM, Cath Bennion < Marie Sep 13, 2016 12:46 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Corrected link to Tee Shirt Buy - Yes that was my reason for not buying one - that color is not a good look! Cath B. Sep 13, 2016 12:18 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Corrected link to Tee Shirt Buy - Again I ask, LIME GREEN? Is there an inside joke I'm not privy to, is that why the women's t Lillie S. Sep 13, 2016 9:34 AM
Corrected link to Tee Shirt Buy - Thanks to Steve for catching the link error! I called them and this is the real ling:   Here are the links to the group order forms: https://www.customink.com/g/bn­z0-00aq-qu0r https://www.customink.com/g/b Phil Sep 13, 2016 9:28 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Changes to the way Meetup uses a "wait list" and Tee Shirts - Ok, I got in. I usually do not Pay more than 20 for a t-shirt but as a fundraiser for OC backpackers I'll pay a little more.... Sent f Steve B. Sep 12, 2016 5:53 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Changes to the way Meetup uses a "wait list" and Tee Shirts - The links ask for your login.. Win toe is... . Maybe I need to create an account? Steve B. Sep 12, 2016 5:50 PM
Changes to the way Meetup uses a "wait list" and Tee Shirts - Hey all! In case you missed it, Meetup has changed the way it uses the wait list.  Now wait lists are automatic, so if the meetup is full, you go ahead and rsvp and the site automatically creates a wait list, at least that's what they said. Phil Sep 12, 2016 4:53 PM
OCB T shirts - I've set up a group order for 2 sets of logo tee's.  This is the same firm/material used a couple of years ago and have lasted very well. One logo is the OC logo, the other is a Bridger Wilderness logo. You can get to the links on our Phil Sep 7, 2016 4:44 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For Trips! - I am interested in this trip, not sure what species your angling for,trout I hope. I may stay a week or two if that is the case. On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 11:26 AM, Paul John Vertigan (. Aug 1, 2016 6:48 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For Trips! - I will post a fall fishing trip to Laurel Fork, just need to figure a date. 8 people max. Paul N Huber Paul H. Aug 1, 2016 11:26 AM
Call For Trips! - I need you to stop thinking about it, and go post some trips! This is the perfect time to get to the mountains to cool off! Fall is right around the corner and that means even cooler temps, changing colors, and great camp fires! Phil Aug 1, 2016 10:10 AM
JUNE 21st National Nude hiking day-FYI - Tom Jun 17, 2016 3:54 PM
Meetup details changed: 2 Day loop Hike - Ramsey Draft - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/OCBackpa­ckers/events/231910629/ When : Sunday, July 3,[masked]:00 A Tom Jun 15, 2016 10:53 PM
Call For OCB Trip Organizers! - Hi everyone!  Happy Summer (well, almost)! The summer hiking season is upon us - and I know you are going hiking - you know who you are! I (we) need you to step up and post your trip so that others may join in and share the adventure. Phil Jun 14, 2016 7:44 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Grand Canyon Trip - March 2-6, 2016 Paul N Huber Pnhphoto.smugmug.com Sent from my iPhone 6 Paul H. Dec 24, 2015 8:08 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Grand Canyon Trip - Paul....what are the dates? Erin Llewellyn T. Dec 24, 2015 7:44 AM

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