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This date depends on whether the island will be holding a Hunt for the weekend. If they are holding a hunt will move to the weekend before or after depending on what works. we can reserve sites 6 months out which is what we will have to do to ensure we can camp at Stafford. YOU MUST HAVE BACKPACKED AND CAMPED WITH ME BEFORE TO COME ON THIS TRIP. PLEASE PUT IN COMMENTS AND THE DATE AND TIME IF YOU WISH TO COME.
we will be doing a lot of hiking on this trip,
pack it in, pack it out,
one cold water shower, flush toilet, water must be filtered, solar water bags are awesome.
playing in water,
the campsites now have bear boxes,
who knows what else
there are no picnic tables
Get your tent site immediately if you plan on going. This is a popular area and tent sites go fast. If you are willing to share your site please say so. We will be camping in the National forest so all seniors over 62 who have the life time pass get the campsite for 1/2 price. Two tents per site, two vehicles per site max.
We will be camping at Juniper Springs Rec Area, tent sites I have picked are in the Fern circle tent only and I am on site 079.
Agenda: meet, load up kayaks, camping gear for car pooling and head to Juniper springs. 7 hour travel time give or take. set up camp on Monday.
Tuesday: paddle juniper springs a 7 mile paddle
Wednesday: paddle Alexander springs, 8 mile run
Thursday: paddle Silver springs 6 mile run
Friday: head home
in between paddles, we can snorkel juniper springs, silver glen springs , hike to another springs, or just sit and chill.
you will need to have your own kayak, paddle, PFD with whistle(will be worn at all times while in the kayak) paddling gear, snorkeling gear if desired and everything needed for camping. This is tent only but there is a shower.
This is an adventure, there will be shuttles, there will be rain, there will be sun, it is mother nature after all. Be prepared for anything but especially to laugh and have fun.
cost: your cost for tent site, shared cost for gas to include the shuttle vehicles, food etc.
For most meals we will be eating at the campsite. We may eat one meal out but not sure but do not count on it. For those riding with me have your lunch and snack, etc in the truck.
On the way home we will be stopping for a meal.
More will be coming when we get closer to the date.
IMPORTANT; IF YOU SIGN UP AND ARE SHARING SOMEONE'S TENT SITE AND DO NOT COME YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE TO PAY YOUR SHARE.
IMPORTANT : YOU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT ASSOCIATED WITH MEETUP AS I USE EMAIL TO UPDATE AND LET EVERYONE KNOW DETAILS.
VERY IMPORTANT THERE ARE RACCOONS HERE and they say bears also just be aware locked coolers with straps and bear canisters will be nice to have.