I have no problem with Bastrop. Except that it lacks an iconic image for the coin (I'm sure I can overcome that)
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From: "electric_water_boy" <electric_water_boy@...>
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Texas Challenge 2014
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:40:15 -0000
I love the idea of having the Challenge in Bastrop, but no so much the state park - or at least not completely.
Julie (MCP) introduced the Challenge to urban caching when we hosted the event in and around Fredericksburg. It was team oriented so some people had heartache about. I thought it was fun, especially since we got a much larger play ground than we would have had if we had stuck to a state park.
The 2013 Challenge will be similar to the one in Fredericksburg except that we will be in regional teams. All f Port Aransas will be our playground.
I would love to do the same with Bastrop. Depending on how big we make the area the state parks could be included in the main challenge, but they don't have to be. We could have some of events there such as the usual Sunday morning CITO or maybe a Friday night event.
The plus with Bastrop is that there are two state parks there for people who want to camp and motels for those who don't. Should we keep the Mega status and people come on from where ever, flying in to Ausin or San Antonio and getting a car is a decent option.
Being between San Antonio and Austin makes getting a good hide team easy.
I'm not stuck on Bastrop though. There are other places that could fit the bill just as well, so it all depends on where people are willing to work.
EWB - Tom
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "kooskoos72" wrote:
> The thanks for this find belongs to Moosiegirl since she posted it on Facebook this morning, but this sounds like a perfect spot for the challenge:
> The problem with most of the state parks and other facilities around Central Texas is whether they can handle large crowds and the associated traffic.
> Bastrop/Buescher could be a good 2-park location, but can they handle the environmental impact of 500+ folks for a weekend? Are they available and interested in having a giant group of people come out? Extra revenue is always helpful to the parks, but would they want us there in light of the fire damage?
> I know when we were looking at Bastrop for the '09 Challenge, the buildings at Bastrop State Park (which would be helpful for food, kid camp, etc.) were booked up 12+ months in advance around spring break weekends (the traditional Challenge dates).
> Just some thoughts.
> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "electric_water_boy" wrote:
> > I've asked a few times for suggestions of where to have the 2014 Texas Challenge. We really need to get this squared away. So here's what I'd like.
> > 1. Post here the name of a place or an area you'd like to have CenTex host the 2014 Challenge (and as much as I'd like to have it in Hawaii too, let's please keep this reasonable and in the CenTex area). You don't have to kow if it's possible to have it there or not. Just post your idea.
> > 2. Post if you'd be willing to work on the hide team, which is really kind of important to have since the Challenge part of Challenge would be pretty boring without it.
> > 3. Post if you'd be willing to help with Camp Kiddie Cacher.
> > 4. Post if you'd be willing to help in some other aspect.
> > I'm not an army of one. I can't - and won't - do this by myself. I have a couple of people who have said they'd help, but it is no where near enough people. I need YOUR help - and yes, I mean YOU.
> > I'd really like to announce in April where we're having the next Challenge, but without your help it isn't going to happen. Without your help, Challenge isn't going to happen. It's our turn to put this on. Let's get it done!
> > EWB - Tom
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