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04/13/2011 06:40:01 PM · #1
Ok, let's make this the official annual thread. I seem to have been elected the President of Rickett's Glen, so I guess my first order of business is to start the thread, and get the ball rolling!

ATTENDEES:
3102.gif alanfreed wife's famous brownies
31.gif duk
31.gif Stiger paper plates, cups and napkins
21.gif Scooter97 hot dogs, brats, sausages, rolls and condiments
31_F.gif bs-photos (depending on plumpness status)
31.gif Nikolai1024 +2
21.gif TonyT Ice, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Diet Sprite, Bottled Water
21.gif SJCarter
21_F.gif Sceneit + Tom
12253.gif Neil (Definitely maybe)
21.gif RayEthier
21.gif NikonJeb grill, hammer, burgers (Hopefully/maybe)
21.gif eqsite (Hopefully)
21.gif Winchester92367
...You? :)

Here are more details (mostly copied and pasted from last year, which was copied and pasted from the previous year...):

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

We'll officially meet on Sunday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m. at the Visitor's Center at Rickett's Glen. I will be heading up there on Saturday, and would enjoy meeting any other folks who are planning to arrive in the area a day early. Send me a PM if you'd like to get together on Saturday! The Rickett's Glen Hotel is an economical and very convenient place to stay if you're interested in lodging the night before.

Here's a map of the Visitor Center location:

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GPS COORDINATES for parking area at Visitor's Center: N41 20.106 W76 18.080

MISC DETAILS

Previously we have met at the Visitor's Center at 10:00 (which is what I'm proposing again for this year), and we moved a few cars down to the picnic area along Route 118. We started hiking the trail by 11:30, and made it to the picnic area by 3:00. It's pretty much impossible/unrealistic to attempt to keep everyone together for the hike, so I would suggest that we all simply try to meet at the end of the trail at 3:00 to begin the picnic. That has worked out well for in the past, giving us enough time to enjoy the hike and waterfalls along the way.

Last year, we started at the Ganoga Falls fork, and came down the trail... for the sake of variety, we could start down the other side this year, assuming there are no trail closures, etc. (This is all still downhill, no fears about doing the uphill route again!)

This should be an ideal time for us to visit... this date should be early enough for the falls to be in their prime after the winter runoff!

Let's hear from you if you'd like to go... and when you have a chance, please indicate what you'd like to bring along for the picnic!

Message edited by author 2011-06-01 22:08:06.
04/13/2011 06:58:54 PM · #2
Count me in. I'll bring hot dogs, some brats (not the two legged kind) and some sausages. Rolls and condiments too.
04/13/2011 08:20:30 PM · #3
I'll bring paper plates, cups and napkins.

Not sure yet if I'll come up on Saturday evening or just get up reeeeeeealy early and drive up Sunday.
04/14/2011 10:47:36 AM · #4
Wrote it on the calendar, will have to see how "plump" I am by then, will be 6 months preggo at that point. Would be great to see everybody since I missed last years gtg!!
04/14/2011 10:51:37 AM · #5
Put me as maybe for now.
04/14/2011 10:55:19 AM · #6
C'mon, buddy... you haven't missed a single DPC GTG anywhere in the world, so let's not start now :)

Originally posted by Nikolai1024:

Put me as maybe for now.
04/14/2011 11:21:19 AM · #7
I am going to have to pass up the GTG this year. I will be traveling to Europe for work around this time and then will be taking vacation later in the month.
04/14/2011 11:23:36 AM · #8
hmmm, its only a 2 1/2hr ride to there for me... i would love to make it to one of these.

do you folks bring significant others or is this dpc members only?
04/14/2011 11:26:31 AM · #9
Originally posted by mike_311:

hmmm, its only a 2 1/2hr ride to there for me... i would love to make it to one of these.

do you folks bring significant others or is this dpc members only?


Significant others are encouraged - especially attractive ones that don't mind spending the day getting their picture taken....
04/14/2011 02:12:19 PM · #10
Originally posted by mike_311:

do you folks bring significant others or is this dpc members only?


The more the merrier!
04/14/2011 03:27:36 PM · #11
Not gonna work for us; we'll still be in California. Y'all have fun, though!

R&P
04/14/2011 04:09:16 PM · #12
Sorry this didn't work with your plans... hopefully next year's will!

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Not gonna work for us; we'll still be in California. Y'all have fun, though!

R&P
04/14/2011 04:40:07 PM · #13
Count me in.
Ice, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Diet Sprite, Bottled Water.
04/14/2011 07:02:00 PM · #14
Sounds like fun... I'd love to make the trip. It's only 6+ hours for me, so that's doable. ;-) Count me in!
04/14/2011 08:20:57 PM · #15
Originally posted by SJCarter:

Sounds like fun... I'd love to make the trip. It's only 6+ hours for me, so that's doable. ;-) Count me in!


It would be cool to see you here Jimmy!

Maybe you can drag 31.gif Skip along with you !
04/14/2011 11:26:26 PM · #16
thanks for the pm alan but i won't be able to make the 5th as i'll be shooting race cars in watkins glen the 3rd 4th and 5th. Hope you all have a good time though!

Message edited by author 2011-04-14 23:27:03.
04/15/2011 07:32:45 PM · #17
Tom and I will be there...
04/15/2011 11:55:16 PM · #18
I think we may move our trip, so I may make this! So put me down as a definite maybe!
04/16/2011 12:18:26 AM · #19
Put me down as a hopeful maybe. It'd be great to see everyone again, but depending on how things go the next few weeks, I may not be able to.
04/16/2011 01:04:42 AM · #20
Please pencil me in. I don't know my work travel plans at this point but it sounds like a great photo op and I would like meet everyone too.
04/16/2011 02:26:52 AM · #21
Due to my conditions, walking quickly, uphill or for extended periods of time is almost impossible and I honestly felt like I held others back at the NYC GTG.

Having said this, it's only a 6 hour drive or so, so I will see if I can make reservations for the 4th and drive back home of the 6th.

Will confirm if I can make reservations.

Ray
04/16/2011 11:10:11 AM · #22
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Due to my conditions, walking quickly, uphill or for extended periods of time is almost impossible and I honestly felt like I held others back at the NYC GTG.


That should not be a problem, Ray... We start at the top of the waterfall trail, and work our way down. It's literally all downhill to the picnic spot. We learned our lesson the first year -- no more uphill for us! And we structure it in such a way that you can take as much time as you like to get to the picnic. There will be nearly 5 hours between the top of the hike and the picnic spot. Hope you can make it!
04/16/2011 11:13:41 AM · #23
Originally posted by The Eskimo:

Please pencil me in. I don't know my work travel plans at this point but it sounds like a great photo op and I would like meet everyone too.


Hope you can make it -- from the looks of your portfolio, we can share travel stories! We also stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village last year :)
04/16/2011 06:45:03 PM · #24
Are we getting together the night before at Fridays?
04/16/2011 08:48:09 PM · #25
Originally posted by Nikolai1024:

Are we getting together the night before at Fridays?


Now that you mention it, I think we should indeed!
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