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Old 10-18-2009, 03:18 AM   #71
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Directions to Sample Meadows CG.
Basically after you pass Shaver Lake just continue on (driving past much of Hunnington Lake) till you see the inlet waters of Hunnington. You will pass over the creek and turn right before reaching the resort area. You will see (looking right) a small power plant/water gate on the left side of the creek. There is a turnout/parking lot here as well as a vault toilet. Keep following the 2 lane road to Edison Res. which is Kaiser Pass road. It's a fairly steep climb and soon you will pass Badger CG and Badger horse camp area. Continue up road until it turns to a single lane. Chances are you will drive into a snow park area because the real road is off to the left. Most everybody misses it. Curse that it got you and drive back out to the road. Pass through the single lane open gate (I hope its open) and follow the single lane paved road up over the pass. At the crest is another Vaulted toilet. Keep going (now a downhill grade for the most part) and after a few miles you will come to a Tee in the road. Taking a left on a partial paved road will lead several miles (5?) to Sample Meadows CG. You will pass a wood crapper and trail head plus a spot to camp at, just keep on driving and soon you will come to a sign showing the entrance. Go left into the CG.
(Note: I think badger is off a 2 lane Rd)

Craig, my only thoughts are your ability to claim your spot at sample before any non SMBers (if anybody) show up. I don't know how many spots we can reserve/claim. For that matter I don't know if the group would rather select secluded spots or band all together in a tight group. Personally I would rather have individual spots so we all can have some privacy but it is cool as a group too. Hell Craig, you know how far you guys had to park away from me because of my snoring! WARNING TO ALL. Is that why you're wanting to boon dock? I am almost 100% positive that you will be able to find a spot at Sample on Friday night or we can hold you a spot close to my van . At any rate, the drive back to Bald Mtn OHV isn't that far away from Sample Meadows but that’s up to you. Heck, why not just camp at the start of the OHV route? There is a couple of great spots off the main road into at the start of the OHV route if the hunters haven't got em, but just into the OHV route there are a few places to boon dock as well. I sure wish you could make it up to me and Don though.

Sorry MB-309 that you can't make it. But I'm surprised that there is more attending than I expected. Of course weather can change this.

As an alternative:
If the weather turns bad, camping is available at Hunnington lake for a fee or just up the road towards Kaiser Pass on Kaiser Pass road is a little campground called Badger. It's a great campground that's more accessible than Sample Meadows. Just be aware that anybody not camping at Sample will have to make contact with the group. Cell phones won't work.

If any changes are made, I'd like to know.

We plan to head up Tuesday. Hope you all can make it.

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Old 10-18-2009, 08:56 AM   #72
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Re: Central Ca October 2009 Meet.

If we are hiking do we need to worry about hunters or wear orange?

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Old 10-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #73
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Dave if we get out of town early enough on Thur. I will make it to Sample. If not Ill be at the Bald mountain trail head on Friday Morning.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #74
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Re: Central Ca October 2009 Meet.

It's looking good!

Thursday, Oct 22 Sunny 69° 45°
Friday, Oct 23 Mostly Sunny 71° 47°
Sat, Oct 24 Sunny 69° 44°
Sun, Oct 25 Mostly Sunny 67° 45°

We have only used a half a tank of propane since we got the Sprinter last year. I have never refilled it and it looks like we can make thru this event also. Hope the gauge is correct.

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Yes really good, my friend AndrewST will be with you from our side of the world
Really looking forward to seeing loads, I mean LOADS , of pics!!!
Stupid really to be looking forward to a meeting I won't attend
Make the best of it guys and gals
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #76
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I'm outta here. We plan to be in the back of Sample Maedows if we can get the site. Craig, I'll try to hold something but if I can get my usual spot there is enough room for you if needs be. Everyone attending .......have a safe trip and see ya there.
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Hi Guys,
We may make it up on Friday if things don't continue too crazy.

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:38 PM   #78
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We may make it up on Friday if things don't continue too crazy.

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Re: Central Ca October 2009 Meet.

Have fun guys. I wish I could make it and see you again (and meet the new folks too).
But in three weeks I will be a dad so wife won't let me go for obvious reasons.

Have a great trip! Stay safe.
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Leaving Orange County Friday @ 1 pm
Leave the light on

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