Being a lousy uncle I forgot my nieces birthday is September 18th. I'm sure there'll be a party that day. Depending on when will obviously affect when we'd get to Rim Rock Lake and who from the family would come. Hopefully it won't be too late in the day. August 28th is looking like a good option for us now, and we'd probably be able to make a longer trip of it. Basically, we'll work hard to be there on either date.
It's getting close enough we might want to put it to a vote -- or poll -- and pick a firm date so folks know what to plan on. At the moment I'm leaning toward the August date, personally, just because it's sooner.
John, I have to say I love the location. I haven't been to Rim Rock Lake yet, but have been wanting to get down that way. The idea of driving into the slide area has a lot of appeal as well. I took a solo trip down to Oregon last fall and took 410 on the way there but had to detour on the way home a couple days later because of the slide. I'd be very curious to get in there.
The trip with my dual sport friends was fun, but it had to be a day shorter than originally planned. We didn't get as far south as I was hoping so I can't contribute any back up camping spots. Probably doesn't mater if John is going to stake out our spot ahead of time. We did find a good group spot in a meadow about 5 miles north of Whistlen' Jack's on 410 for another time. We spent one night on Little Bald Mt
. It'd make a lousy group spot, but is a great destination for one or two vehicles.