New England Meetup - August 9th!!!

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    Jul 31, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    At long last - we're nailing down both a time and a place. You see the date. The place (barring overwhelming votes for someplace else) is Mt. Holyoke State Park in central Mass.

    Google Map of park location

    Mt. Holyoke Range State Park is located in central Massachusetts.
    From east or west: take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to exit 5, Rte. 33 north to Rte. 116 north to the Amherst town line.

    State Park info

    Map of the park

    Key Information:

    Rising roughly 1,000 feet in elevation, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park straddles the seven-mile ridge that runs from Hadley to Belchertown. The ridge is a patchwork of state, town and private lands. Parcels acquired by the state since the 1970's bring the park to over 3,000 acres. The Notch Visitor Center, located on Route 116 in Amherst, is open daily.

    So, who's in and what time shall we meet?
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    Aug 01, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    I'd be in if it was moved to new York and in November icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 01, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    Can I assume it's a hike.

    I'm in. 9-10 AM would be a suggestion but I'm not tied to it.
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    Aug 01, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    bgcat57 saidCan I assume it's a hike.

    I'm in. 9-10 AM would be a suggestion but I'm not tied to it.

    Yes indeed - sorry I wasn't more specific - it's a hike. Hoping we'll be able to rope in someone who has been to this particular park.

    Perhaps we should discuss carpooling options as well.

    PS Sooo sorry to hear about your dog.
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    Aug 01, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    I got a note from matt45710 so I assume he may be going too.

    I don't remember who was going on the previous thread.

    Thanks for the thoughts about Mike.
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    Aug 01, 2008 1:47 AM GMT
    I'm going, 'cause gig said I had too, otherwise he wouldn't play paintball with me later....
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Yup, I'm going. Gotta find out who this Gig guy is, and if he's as cute as his pic.

    I'm also planning an August 16th kayak trip in Brookfield, Mass., so check out that thread if you can't make this one, of want to come to both.
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    hm... that is only six hours away to meet the illustrious giga.
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    Aug 01, 2008 2:15 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidhm... that is only six hours away to meet the illustrious giga.

    Stop...no...really, I'm blushing.

    The check is in the mail.
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    Aug 01, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    Gigadu said
    MunchingZombie saidhm... that is only six hours away to meet the illustrious giga.

    Stop...no...really, I'm blushing.

    The check is in the mail.


    Why do you think I've been trying to plan this? How else was I going to meet him?
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    Aug 05, 2008 11:40 AM GMT
    So, are we all still on for this?
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    Aug 05, 2008 11:53 AM GMT
    It would be wonderful...if it were possible..
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    Aug 05, 2008 12:07 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidSo, are we all still on for this?

    I'm planning on being there. Do we want to arrange for CT car pool? I'm happy to drive, especially if people toss a few bills my way! Wait...that didn't sound right. Toss a few bills for GAS!
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    Aug 06, 2008 5:10 PM GMT
    Can't wait, this will be fun. Only three more days!
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    Aug 08, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    I'm planning on traveling there. What time do we meet? How about 10:30 or so at the Notch Visitor's Center on Route 116?
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    Aug 08, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    matt45710 saidI'm planning on traveling there. What time do we meet? How about 10:30 or so at the Notch Visitor's Center on Route 116?

    That time will certainly make it a lot easier for me and bg to get there without having to leave at crack thirty.

    Notch Visitor's Center is the main entrance, right? Sounds good to me.
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    Aug 08, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    The weather is supposed to be good too.
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    Aug 10, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    Annnnd, we're back. It was a grand time. I'm not sure about bgcat, but I'm able to walk, albeit stairs are a bit of work! Here's where we went/what we did.

    About 8 miles, with elevation changes between 300 and 1,000 feet over the course of the hike! Not bad, if I say so myself!

    mtholyokerange