2020 HST Meetup 9/11-9/13

A forum to initiate member meet-up. Looking for a hiking/climbing/fishing/skiing/etc. partner, or are you planning a trip where you wouldn't mind having some company? Last minute invites can be just as fun as a well-planned group trip (sometimes even better) so don't be shy! And be sure to post a trip report to the appropriate forum when you get back.
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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by c9h13no3 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:21 pm

I'm not sure I'd even use the group campsite. But if you guys were having a cookout or breakfast I'd probably make an effort to include that in my weekend plans.

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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by maverick » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm

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Likely to be larger turnout of members.
Good driving to balance for diverse group between southern and northern California.
More possible ways for group to spend 3 days day hiking right from a roadside camp than maybe anywhere else.
Could drive to nearby locations for group day hikes.
Much climbing nearby within camp walking distance.
Some fishing within camp walking distance.
Plenty of photo opportunities from dawn to dusk.
Allows late decisions without complicating permits or hiking time to reach gathering.
Near facilities and store.
August past squeet season.

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Fee to enter park.
Online reservation policy for extremely popular camp sites especially a weekend.
Ear plugs required.
Fees for campground. 304 tent sites at $26 night for up to 6 people. 7 group campsites for 13>30 people at $50 a night = $100 plus ? fees.
So after all that, does that mean your in Dave, can I beam you up? :unibrow:
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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by gary c. » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:26 pm

Have you thought about someplace like 20 lakes basin? same general area, unlimited walk-up permits, short hike, beautiful scenery, and no need to fight the group site permit system. Wherever you decide I would try to make it if my schedule allowed.
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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by austex » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:29 pm

gary c. wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Have you thought about someplace like 20 lakes basin? same general area, unlimited walk-up permits, short hike, beautiful scenery, and no need to fight the group site permit system. Wherever you decide I would try to make it if my schedule allowed.
Great idea Gary; does offer great flexibility. If there is a crowd it can be spread out i groups of 6-8 tents or the like. Most people in the area are day hikers, but there is a fair share of overnighters, not ridiculous though.

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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:32 am

For me it is the date of the meet up that is problematic, not the location. I would prefer a June or September date. Is there any thought of offering the meet-up at different dates in the future?

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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by maverick » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:09 am

20 Lakes Basin is one of the back ups, in case we cannot secure Tuolumne. It wasn’t the first choice, because some members may come with a camper, or may want to bring their kids.

June is to early, especially if we have a big snow year, and September is to late, members have kids going back to school, or they themselves are attending school.

The sooner people chime in the better, so I have an idea on the numbers and therefore the sites needed. :)
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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by JayOtheMountains » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:00 am

Depending on when in August, I would be interested.

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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by Gazelle » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 pm

I would consider it as long as it doesn’t overlap sierra challenge
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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by JMat » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:32 am

I'm in.

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Re: 2020 HST Meetup

Post by oldranger » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:31 pm

Mav

I was thinking about setting the same thing by reserving a group campsite. However I was considering the weekend after Labor Day as the area would be slightly less zoo like. I have no problem paying $150 for 3 nights Sept. 11, 12, 13. It is the least I could do for what I have gotten out of HST. I was up at TM during that time period this year and weather was great but cool. Was there on the 16th, too, and it snowed. Somebody just has to remind me of date to make reservations. Not really into group hiking but love the idea of a bbq/potluck, getting together around a campfire, lifting a few brews and telling lies about each other!
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