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Re: [OCBackpackers] Grand Canyon Trip - Unfortunately, I will be in Florida that week. Would rather be in the canyon. Paul N Huber Pnhphot Paul H. Dec 22, 2015 1:30 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Grand Canyon Trip - I mean a date for the trip (oops) On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM, Andrew Feret < [address removed] > Andrew F. Dec 22, 2015 1:30 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Grand Canyon Trip - Hi Phil: DO you have a date? On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Phil < [address removed] > wrote: Andrew F. Dec 22, 2015 1:30 PM
Grand Canyon Trip - Hi all, I was able to score a permit for 5 nights camping below the Rim in the Grand Canyon for 6 people. So far, sad to say, not much interest.  If in a couple of weeks if the trip is not full, I'll probably cancel or give away (actually sell Phil Dec 22, 2015 1:03 PM
Meetup details changed: OCB Third Annual Christmas Party! - In case you missed it! For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/OCBackpa­ckers/events/226653926/ When : Saturday, December 19, Phil Nov 25, 2015 2:30 PM
Meetup details changed: Group 2 - 2nd Annual Fall Foliage, Longhorns, & Ponies at Grayson Highlands - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/OCBackpackers/events/224924877/ "> htt Mike B. Sep 30, 2015 6:08 PM
Change in group profile questions - Fall is almost here and it's a great time to hike! After long, long, consideration, I've tossed out the old profile questions for a more direct and to the point set of questions about experience. The intent of the questions was(is) t Phil Sep 14, 2015 12:59 PM
Meetup details changed: TATC Fall Trail Maintenance (This is your opportunity) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/OCBackpackers/events/224997408/ "> htt Mike B. Sep 5, 2015 9:14 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call for trips (again) and more stuff - Would absolutely do the JMT if I had the time available. I will post my usual Rockfish Gap/Humpback&nb Jenifer M. Jul 27, 2015 11:54 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Call for trips (again) and more stuff - Phil, I'm so envious! I've done parts of JMT and Whitney several times. I hope to do the whole thing at once someday. Still building back up after an injury Pam Jul 27, 2015 11:44 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call for trips (again) and more stuff - New trip posted. Paul N Huber Pnhphoto.smugmug.com Sent from my iPhone 6 Paul H. Jul 27, 2015 11:16 AM
Call for trips (again) and more stuff - Hey everyone! Thanks to those that responded to my periodic beg for new trips - now it's time to follow thru and post those hikes! I probably will not post a new trip until September and that trip will most likely be a short weekend to Phil Jul 27, 2015 11:03 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Recent transplant - Thx Joe...will look into these...t On Jul 14,[masked]:23 AM, "Joe Shunk" < [address removed] > wrote: Tamera M Jul 15, 2015 9:05 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Recent transplant - Good morning Tamara, There are a lot of hiking, back Joe S. Jul 14, 2015 7:23 AM
Recent transplant - I'm from sw va & just moved back to wmsburg after 25+ years in Denver...was active out there but looking for connection/advice here...will be going to elkins wv for a family obligation soon but wondering about camping/hiking in monaga Tamera M Jul 13, 2015 6:30 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - Not free until August.... Will see what I can come up with to post! On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Phil < phil Steve B. Jul 13, 2015 6:02 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - ...Uhm, maybe when my chiropractor releases me from treating the pinched nerve and herniated disc in my neck...maybe I can schedule something. I feel like all I've been doing is lurking and feeling left out for the last couple years sin Sandi Bird A. Jul 12, 2015 8:20 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - I will do a Dolly Sods trip around Sep 19th, my 60th B'day. Should be a pretty time of year and I have yet to be snowed on any time before the firs Paul H. Jul 9, 2015 4:19 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - I'm up to leading "interstate" and am not that sure about intrastate trips over 2 hours, but has anyone thought about False Cape lately? Swimming can be involved and they are never full. Andrew F. Jul 9, 2015 4:05 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - I second Amy's comment Jenifer Jenifer M. Jul 9, 2015 4:03 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - Amy W. Jul 9, 2015 3:59 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - Yes! And many thanks! ! vr Phil philreedshikes.com -------- Original message ------- Phil Jul 9, 2015 10:52 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Call For New Trips! - I have one out there! Ken M. Jul 9, 2015 9:30 AM
Call For New Trips! - Hey everyone! I hope everyone's summer is going well. It appears we are OUT OF TRIPS!  Oh No! If you are even THINKING about going for a hike, or a kayak trip, or a canoe trip, or a WHATEVER trip, PLEASE think about posting it Phil Jul 9, 2015 8:47 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] New SCUBA DIVING sister meetup group - Hey Phil, As you have already figured out, SCUBA is an incredible world. The more you learn to relax, the more you will enjoy it.&nb Alan Jun 9, 2015 10:56 PM
New SCUBA DIVING sister meetup group - Hey everybody, Just FYI, I've started a sister meetup group - S. E. Virginia SCUBA Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/South-E­ast-Virginia-Scuba-Meetup-Grou­p/), because I just got my Open Water Certification and apparently there are no other SC Phil Jun 9, 2015 11:17 AM
Meetup dues process - Hey all, just wanted to update everyone on how Meetup.com is handling dues. We the members set up our dues requirements.  Ours, set up by the original organizer, are $10 per year and OPTIONAL.  We pay our dues of $10 to meetup, they take out Phil Feb 11, 2015 12:23 PM
BP 101 Class and 'garage sale' - If you get a chance, please drop on by the Mary Pretlow Library in Norfolk on Saturday 7 February between 1030 and 4pm for our BP101 class, which usually devolves into a great discussion of the pros and cons of just about everything backpacking. Phil Jan 30, 2015 12:00 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Message from OC Backpackers Meetup Organizer Phil - Change in plan on the Spy Rock hiking/camping trip on the weekend of Nov 1. We are pushing the trip back one day due to Halloween so we can spend time with the family on Friday. Leaving Saturday morning now to meet at Montebello parking lot Boyd F. Oct 23, 2014 4:53 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Message from OC Backpackers Meetup Organizer Phil - Hey, Phil. I just joined your group but I wanted to share an upcoming trip. Myself and a buddy are hiking up to Spy Rock near Montebello off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the weekend of Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2. I thought I wou Boyd F. Oct 21, 2014 4:04 PM
Message from OC Backpackers Meetup Organizer Phil - Hi All! I want to thank all those who have made a voluntary donation to OCB.  We now have a grand total of $356 in our account.  Our dues are $144 per year, so we're good to go for a few more years. We have quite a few who have paid d Phil Oct 21, 2014 1:43 PM
Trail Illustrated Maps for you smart phone Iphone AND Android! - Hey everyone!  I want to share an exciting discovery I recently made. As I was preparing for our next Grayson Highlands trip I was wishing that I could have the same trails of the Trails Illustrated Map of Mount Rogers in a format I could use Phil Sep 23, 2014 9:23 PM
Time for Fall Hiking! - Howdy All! Our annual trip out west, this time the Bridger Wilderness, went very well, no issues, no injuries, lots of great photographs. However, the cold, rainy, windy weather we've experienced starting with our annual spring trip to Phil Sep 9, 2014 10:44 AM
23 DAYS UNTIL THE WIND RIVERS HIKE! SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE! - Hey everyone, only 23 days until we leave Hampton Roads for Pinedale, Wy.! We've had several folks drop out and now have 5 slots open (limit of 10 in this wilderness area). There's still time to join us!  It promises to be a great hike Phil Jul 29, 2014 9:26 AM
Jim Bridger Wilderness, Wind River Range, Pinedale, Wy (Easy to Moderate) and Stuff - Hey folks! Just wanted to let everyone know that we still have 4 slots open on this 'bucket list' hike! If you haven't hiked out west but always wanted to, I encourage you to think about it.  This is not a hard, "death march" hike, it' Phil Jul 26, 2014 9:08 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - I agree with Larry.  I have 3 young active kids and its hard for me to plan that far in advance -- thus I sometimes have to bail when things come up with them.  Not an excuse but a reality for me and maybe others.  I think maybe you Marie Jul 24, 2014 8:48 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Hello All, After reading the current threads of the group, I feel: 1) A cancellation fee is warra Hank Jul 23, 2014 10:02 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - I thought the major issue was the number of folks in the meet up but didn't pay dues. If everyone paid dues, there would be no issue with funds to Larry C. Jul 20, 2014 4:01 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - The problem that this would not address is members that RSVP for trips and then no show. I think it is fine to ask for dues before joining a trip, Paul Jul 20, 2014 3:36 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Karen A Jul 17, 2014 9:56 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - I'm the organizer of DC UL, one of your northerly neighbors. Phil has been very friendly and gracious to me, so I figured I'd share my experi Michael M. Jul 17, 2014 11:11 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - First off let me preface by saying that I've lurked for roughly a year, not paying my dues or signing up for any trips because of a knee injury that happened right after sign up. I plan to get involved as soon as I can though, so I though Victor (. Jul 17, 2014 10:30 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - I think using Amazon to charge $2 per trip is the best option for taking care of OCB money matters. If everyone does this Joe Jul 17, 2014 9:33 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Concur! Sent from my HTC One on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network ----- Reply message ----- From: "Larry Crane Deet L. Jul 16, 2014 10:51 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Here's my thought. Anyone wanting to sign up for a trip must pay their annual dues before doing so. Sent from my iPhone Larry C. Jul 16, 2014 8:53 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Laurel Fork - Backpacking Trip - I cancelled this trip. The hike involves a crossing of Laurel Fork....the stream is large and deep. The weather report indicates 50 percent chance of rain and based upon my previous experience, crossing this stream after a rainstorm, it would not be saf Joe S. Jul 16, 2014 6:38 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Here's an alternative view: The $10/year system is working. Sure many is us forget to pay some (ok, most) years. &n Jay Jul 16, 2014 6:25 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Central Virginia Trailblazers charges $1 to sign up for a hike and I think is uses Amazon to pay (old age has me a bit fuzzy on that though). I bel Paul H. Jul 16, 2014 6:11 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Yep the trip fee sounds completely reasonable to me.  I don't like paypal so have tried in the past to give the $10 to the leader of the first trip I go on each year.  I'm sure I've missed dome though...sorry!  Thanks fo Marie Jul 16, 2014 5:57 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - body {word-wrap: break-word; background-color:#ffffff;} I believe the meetup OCB home page has a "click here to pay dues" button on the left edge Paul Jul 16, 2014 3:00 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - I will be glad to pay for my dues. I have not made journey with the club, yet. But I always look at the list and wish. My name is Hank Jul 15, 2014 11:29 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - A $2 charge per meetup sounds very reasonable. Karen A Jul 15, 2014 10:43 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - Makes sense. $2 is reasonable so we must put our money where our pack is :) Trisha Jul 15, 2014 10:02 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - How do I donate $20? JD Cary, NC On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 7:16 PM, Phil < philipreed@cox JD Jul 15, 2014 9:43 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] Money matters - body {word-wrap: break-word; background-color:#ffffff;} Seems like a good direction to look. However I think dues paying members are likely to bai Paul Jul 15, 2014 8:24 PM
Money matters - Hey everyone!  We need to talk money for just a moment. Our semi-annual fee to meetup.com of $72 is due this month.  We only have about $234.25 (after the dues payment from my personal credit card) 345 of 426 members are on the mailin Phil Jul 15, 2014 7:16 PM
Change 1, FB "group" page - https://www.facebook.com/group­s/792915437396018/ the best time to eat crow is when it's warm.  I immediately got several comments that we need a group vice a page.  So here it is. Hopefully, this one, will facilitate our group intent. Phil Jul 9, 2014 9:42 AM
OC backpackers Face Book Page - https://www.facebook.com/OCBac­kpackers  Please go "like" our page. Hey everyone, we've had several people commenting on and trying to breathe new life into our (little known) FB page, which has been sort of dormant to say the least.(Thanks Jui Phil Jul 9, 2014 9:04 AM
Bridger Wilderness Backpack, Wind River Range, Wy - Hey Guys! We have slots open for this trip the last week in August. It's a moderate level hike, nice weather, lots of water and lakes, a true life list hike! You don't need to be an "expert", but you do have to get yourself to W Phil Jul 8, 2014 11:08 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - As soon as I have a weekend free (and advance notice of said weekend), I plan on organizing a trip. There are a few places along the AT and in Shen Adam Jun 6, 2014 11:51 PM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - All: Is there no way to cope with the deer flies citronella on beach? Deet mix on clothes? I have been on Hatt Hank Jun 6, 2014 9:45 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - I did a pack raft trip in Alaska.....fun, but a "little" tip Joe S. Jun 6, 2014 12:50 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - Mike is so right.  You can literally watch them eat your flesh off before your very eyes.  I've done the hike in and it was by far the most boring I've ever done.  Kayaking in is the way to go. On Jun Lisa Jun 6, 2014 12:38 PM
RE: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - Mike G. Jun 6, 2014 11:22 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - I think (but am not sure) that you could portage a canoe or kayak On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Andrew Feret < Andrew F. Jun 6, 2014 10:54 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - I've done it as a walk-in~out (twice)   and once as a walk-in tram out (once)   I like swamps and beaches and maritime trash so your mileage may vary :). Andrew F. Jun 6, 2014 10:49 AM
RE: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - Amy W. Jun 6, 2014 10:37 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - p { margin: 0; } That would be a great trip to not only have people hike in but also to have a group kayak in from Back Bay. Tim C. Jun 6, 2014 9:54 AM
Re: [OCBackpackers] OCB Plead For New Trips! - Phil/All:   Would anyone be intersted in doing False Cape? It isn't really a traditional "mountain hike.." but its a great place to see Dolphins & etc. Its lots of miles on sand.   Andrew F. Jun 6, 2014 9:28 AM
OCB Plead For New Trips! - Greetings everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! I need your help!  Summer is here and it's time to get into the woods!  The cold is gone and there are no more excuses! We have now hundreds who 'love the outdoors Phil Jun 6, 2014 8:52 AM
A Message for your humble organizer - a plea for trip hosts! - Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Howdy OCB'ers! Warmer weather is (almost) here and the mountains are calling! This is a call for people to step up and 'host' a trip! There seems to be a huge demand for mor Phil Apr 29, 2014 9:09 AM

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