New England RJ Meetup?

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    Dec 20, 2007 6:43 PM GMT
    Just throwing this out there. Would any of you New Englanders be interested in something like this?
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    Dec 20, 2007 7:18 PM GMT
    I'm not a New Englander... so can i stay with you and your man Giga???
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    Dec 20, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    depends on when and where, of course....
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    Dec 20, 2007 8:01 PM GMT
    I'd be interested; it's a great idea.
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    Dec 20, 2007 9:25 PM GMT
    We'll make you honorary Rocco.

    I'm thinking early spring (time to organize) and somewhere central. Course if everyone that says yes lives in CT, well then....
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    Dec 20, 2007 9:38 PM GMT
    What about Disney World in Orlando? Oh the fun we will have and then we can all go to Playlinda Beach where there is a clothing optional beach at Canaveral National Seashore. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 20, 2007 9:43 PM GMT
    Might be if it was at a convenient place and time and I'm not trying to publish...
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    Dec 20, 2007 10:25 PM GMT
    I'm up for it. Granted, I'm closer to Boston, so something not down on the Connecticut Shore would be better for me.

    Worcester is central, right Diver?

    I agree, Rocco is an honorary New Englander!
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    Dec 21, 2007 4:05 AM GMT
    I was thinking of a hike in some state park or something personally.
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    Dec 21, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    Works for me. Lots of good hiking around. Kayaking could also be fun.
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    Dec 21, 2007 4:12 AM GMT
    BRRRrrr - a little cold for that until April. Was thinking something before Mahch would be nice.
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    Dec 21, 2007 4:16 AM GMT
    Figured you were thinking about spring. Right now, it's skiing time. We've gotten dumped on here and have the best December xc skiing I've seen in years. I figure that hiking's not really an option until the snow melts, and then mud season dries up. Otherwise, it's snowshoeing (which is good too).
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    Dec 21, 2007 4:18 AM GMT
    I LOVE tromping around in the woods with snow! But yeah, farther north, it's prolly gonna be more about skiing. Snowshoeing or XC would be fun too though.
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    Jan 07, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    Good idea! I'm game for meeting up, and a hike sounds great. I enjoy the outdoors, so any of the state parks is fair game. Go to Bear Mountain a lot, and know many of the nicer campsites.

    Cheers.
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    Feb 06, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    Ok, in an effort to a) get this back up on the main page and b) to get a little closer to narrowing down some ideas and dates, I am forthwith putting the following up for discussion:

    Places:

    a) Quabbin Resevoir

    b) Holyoke Range State Park

    As for dates, well, since winter is going to be winding down and I'm sure most people need at least a month or so to be able to commit to something like this I'll suggest the following:

    the last weekend of March (or Mahch if you prefer) as that will give us the double benefit of 1) Daylight savings and 2) an early celebration to the start of spring.

    Discuss....
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    Feb 09, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    I think it's a great idea---I be willing to meet at either of those places, and I'm free that last weekend in March.
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    Feb 09, 2008 4:01 AM GMT

    a) Quabbin Resevoir

    b) Holyoke Range State Park

    Wow both of those places would be just as convenient for me. I could easily walk to those places. Mount holyoke is near Holyoke community college right? And Belchertown isn't too far either IU used to live there in my diaper days.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 09, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    Gigaram,

    These would both be good for me. I've done a little hiking in the Quabbin, but the Holyoke Range would be new territory. I'm up for either.
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    Feb 09, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    A few of us thought of this idea last year. But I don't know how many you will get. Many guys on this site are not who they preach to be, so that will exclude them. You are basically looking at those that are probablt varified.

    Good luck with your planning and I hope it works.

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    Feb 09, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    hmm, i'm moving to CT in mid-march and would definitely make an effort to be there.
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    Mar 16, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    For those of you old enough to remember the show, "Welcome Back Kotter", I feel like Horshack, always trying to get this thread back up to where people can see it! So herewith, you have my upraised arm flailing around and "Ooh-ooh-ooooh!"

    So to remind people, up for consideration was:

    a) Quabbin Resevoir

    b) Holyoke Range State Park

    and we were talking about the end of March (Mahch for some of us). At this point, I'm thinking March 29th.

    Alexander89 seems to be pretty plugged in with the area - might he suggest a good meeting place for everyone once we settle on which place we're going to?

    Other questions to consider: WHEN should we meet (presumably in the morning but how early) and maybe meeting up for a good fortifying breakfast would be a good way to get things started.

    How long do people want to spend? The day? A few hours?

    What level of effort are people interested in? Get the heart rates up or just have a nice walk?

    Other things I'm not thinking of?
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    Mar 17, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    Sounds great. Count me in. There are a lot of nice places to eat in Northampton, which is right near Holyoke Range Park, so I'd cast my vote for that.

    I'm 90 minutes from NoHo, so I don't think I want to hit a trail at 7am.

    What do folks think of meeting at a trail around 10:30, spending 2-3hrs out, then grabbing lunch?

    I have a commitment in Boston at 8pm on the 29th, so I should probably be on the road again late in the afternoon.

    I'm up for just about anything that doesn't involve carabiners and harnesses.

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    Mar 17, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    If we're looking for something centralish...

    Audubon has a sanctuary here. Blueberry something. Then there's... crap that mountain... holy hell science has eaten my brain.

    Greylock? That's a nice hike.

    Wachusett?

    I have a guest from PA visiting (nothing like that so get it out of your gutter minds) the weekend of the 29th.

    I love Quabbin (I'm from western) but it's a hike for the Eastern people (not that they don't deserve it since everything ELSE is always in Boston. Heh heh j/k)
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    Mar 17, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    Quabbin's actually a little closer for those of us in Boston, but either would be fine for someone coming from here.

    I've actually got a conflict on the 29th, but I'll see what I can do, as I'd like to come and meet some guys.
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    Mar 17, 2008 2:49 PM GMT
    I'm down for anything like this. Sound cool... I'd just need a ride since I don't have a car icon_sad.gif