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Old 10-06-2015, 06:26 AM
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Louise -

I went to high school with Richard Garcia - of Garcia bear box fame.

I am afraid to say he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and is no longer able to be in his machine shop. I believe his son has taken over the production of the "cans" however.

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:22 PM
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Hi Louise, I'm not set up with any kind of camping gear. What about maybe staying at a hotel at that KMEV Minden/tahoe airport, and just flying into M-45 each day? You guys know anything about that place? By the time I bought a bear cannister, and all the camping gear that I'd only use once, its just cheaper to stay in a hotel.

Sure is pretty country out there. I envy you guys.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:35 PM
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Sadly, still building.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:01 PM
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Hi Louise, I'm not set up with any kind of camping gear. What about maybe staying at a hotel at that KMEV Minden/tahoe airport, and just flying into M-45 each day? You guys know anything about that place? By the time I bought a bear cannister, and all the camping gear that I'd only use once, its just cheaper to stay in a hotel.

Sure is pretty country out there. I envy you guys.
Sorry. I don't know about a hotel near KMEV, but I see no problem with flying in just for the day. There's a good chance that we'll fly down to KMEV for breakfast on Sunday morning.

Another option is renting the camping/bear equipment from a place like REI. There's an REI store in Reno.
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:08 PM
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I think I can make it -- a few stars have to align but odds are good I'll be there.
Should I PM someone to make sure I'm in the head count?
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:11 PM
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I think I can make it -- a few stars have to align but odds are good I'll be there.
Should I PM someone to make sure I'm in the head count?
I think seeign youhere gives us what we need for head-count....and hope the stars align so you can make it!

I took a recon flight up to Alpine today, just to make sure the various fire operations from this season left it in usable condition. All is well - the runway is in good shape, and it appears that the county has mowed down some grass so you can find the tail tie-downs off the edge of the pavement. They might even have sprung for some pavement striping - and the runway numbers look pretty new!

The camping area looked unchanged from last year, and I saw no large "Beware of bear" signs - so either they've relocated Yogi, or Yogi relocated the signs....

I know of at least one other couple (besides Steve Barnes) that are planning on driving up and camping (our Tundra partners, currently without an airplane), so we should have some ground mobility if it is needed this year. We're hoping for nice weather - then we want it to start snowing like crazy as soon as every gets safely home.

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Hi Louise and Paul,

I'm asking the boss (wife) for the Weekend off and watching the weather across the two states...(am I seeing a forecast for temps dropping to 33 at our camp? Burr.)

If all a go...will have an extra seat for a local...six AM Saturday ETD, weather permitting.

Now REI to buy a bear proof can...
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:37 PM
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Less than three days and the weather looks good! Similar to last year. Bit cold at night and wonderful daytime temps. The pasta feed on Saturday evening is still on, as far as I know, so you might let Steve and Pamela ( http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=Alpine+county) know if you'll be joining in. We're just bringing "emergency rations" and snacks (and liquids). Sunday breakfast for those who wish will be at the Minden airport restaurant.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:39 PM
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P.s. Consider bringing your hiking sticks!
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:43 PM
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I'll pop on down Saturday. ETA and whether I camp TBD as a sojourn to Schatt's Bakkery in Bishop must be worked in. Ergo, I'll bring my own vittles, but will happily lick the Barnes' pots for left overs. BTW, if you've never done Schatt's, you'll be overwhelmed; best bakery on the face of the Earth.
Use Dial-a-Ride for ground transport (bikes are available) BIH to town and return. Highly recommended as an adventurous alternative to a Minden cafe.

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