Events/Trails UC Group Camp - 7/12-14

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An email recently went out to current club members. If you didn't get it, we may need to update your contact info.

Now that we have some 90 degree days to start thinking about the heat, it is time to also think about finding shelter from the sweltering South Carolina summer. In the cool shadow of Mount Mitchell is the Black Mountain/Briar Bottom camp ground. It must be reserved almost a year in advance to take advantage of the mountain streams and Blue Ridge breezes. So, we did that.

Signups are limited to UC members only, 1 spot per, until we are two weeks out if we have any remaining slots.

7/12-14 - Briar Bottom Group Camp: Red Oak site
$30 for the weekend. PayPal as friend to info@upstatecruisers.com. No refunds but if we fill up someone on the wait list can buy your spot from you. That is between you and them, but you will need to let us know you have released it to them. Funds will cover the site and ancillary items for the group.

This will be a loose schedule. Want to come alone and solo hike the extra 3000+ feet to Mt. Mitchell? Cool. Want to bring the family and play in the creek? Cool too. Nearby is also the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Flats Offroad Park, Linville Gorge, numerous hiking trails, and so on. Anyone familiar with the area is encouraged to use the thread to share activities or lead a group. Whatever you do during the day, we will meet back around the fire to tell about it.

Hope to see you there!

From the Forest Service:
  • This is a tent-only campground; no wheeled camping units or RVs permitted
  • Campground open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; notify campground of late arrivals by calling 828-675-5616
  • Campers must enter through Black Mountain Campground to reach this facility
  • Daily fees are for up to 50 people and 10 vehicles per site
  • No public address systems are allowed
  • This facility is located within a bear sanctuary; keep all food out of site in containers or locked inside a hard-sided vehicle, secure trash in provided bins and remove all food from area after eating
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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2: @BMThiker
3: @Bryanseye
4: @dmark84
5: @ceby
6: @Tincan93
7: @Trollhole
8: @Twinair
9: @yamaguchigumi
10: @forrest5000

Wait List:
@BJJCruiser
@Webster77
 
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Walk-up Option:

Black Mountain has walk-up sites available. These are first come, first served. If you want to try snagging one for the weekend, you are welcome to hang with the group. We will accept $10 at camp when you confirm your spot to be applied towards food and firewood. Please post your intentions to do this so we can get adequate supplies.
 

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Saturday Dinner:
The main course and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please bring sides potluck style.

There will be a kids event Saturday afternoon (probably 4pm to allow you to do whatever else during the morning). Participants should bring an empty 2 liter bottle.
 
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