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Old 09-27-2015, 11:28 AM
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Default 2nd Annual(?) Primitive Camping Fly-in at Alpine County October 24-25, 2015

A couple of us "bear assault" veterans decided that another fly-in campout was warranted at the Alpine County on October 24th and 25th. So, we've got the trip on the calendar. Just like last year, no organization beyond this announcement and those who want just show up self-sufficient. The camping is completely primitive, so bring all your own water, food, toilet paper, and, most importantly, bear canister(s) or appropriate system to suspend food high between trees. Please, under no circumstances, plan to keep food in your plane, tent, or ice chest! Like last year, I'll bring a shovel and dig a trench for a toilet, so you don't need to bring your own shovel.

Details on the airport and last year's trip are available at:
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=Alpine+County

Hope to see some of you folks come out!
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:15 AM
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Bumping this up to mke sure it gets noticed....

Alpine is a neat place to get together -assuming we don't have El Nino-induced snow before then, hope to see a few folks there!

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Old 10-05-2015, 09:02 AM
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Default Looking forward to round 2 with Yogi

Hope the weather holds, the scenic beauty between Bishop and Alpine last year was stunning and the group wonderful.


Any interest in trying for breakfast at Bridgeport again vs at camp? Wonder if the restaurant would take a group reservation for that Sun morning….




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Old 10-05-2015, 04:00 PM
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Hope the weather holds, the scenic beauty between Bishop and Alpine last year was stunning and the group wonderful.


Any interest in trying for breakfast at Bridgeport again vs at camp? Wonder if the restaurant would take a group reservation for that Sun morning….


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Look forward to seeing you again! Unfortunately, the restaurant at Bridgeport closed up - the owners wanted to retire and couldn't find a buyer. The good news is that Minden's airport restaurant is just down the hill, and we can always head that way.

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Old 10-05-2015, 05:09 PM
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What Bear canister didn't work so I know what one not to get.

Brian


A couple of us "bear assault" veterans decided that another fly-in campout so bring all your own water, food, toilet paper, and, most importantly, bear canister(s) or appropriate system to suspend food high between trees. Please, under no circumstances, plan to keep food in your plane, tent, or ice chest! Like last year
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:44 PM
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What Bear canister didn't work so I know what one not to get.


I'll try to get along too. I notice that the High Sierra Fly-in has moved to a new site near Pyramid Lake on a dry lake bed that same weekend. I may have a look in there too - hopefully no incidents this year.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:21 PM
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I'll be there as well; probably with one of my kids. Looking forward to seeing everybody again!
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:28 PM
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Louise, correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to be the bear canister to get:

http://www.amazon.com/Udap-BRC-UDAP-.../dp/B0038RB12I

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Old 10-05-2015, 07:52 PM
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Default We're using Garcia brand now

When I researched it about a year ago, the USFS and NPS recommended/sold two types: the one of our epic failure and one made by Garcia. We now use the latter one, which looks very similar to the one posted by Jason. The Garcia canister is available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Backpackers-Ca...0_SR160%2C160_, REI: http://www.rei.com/product/624081/ga...tant-container, and, I'm sure, elsewhere (like some park Visitor Centers).

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Louise, correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to be the bear canister to get:

http://www.amazon.com/Udap-BRC-UDAP-.../dp/B0038RB12I

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Old 10-05-2015, 10:23 PM
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Default Count us in

We should be done with phase 1 by then. Will show up for the day, possibly spend the night. I fly over that airport daily lately...
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