5533Re: 7th SEHHA Campout--Hot Springs, NC Jun 12, 2004
- Apr 27, 2004Wooo Hooo I just looked and I'm off that weekend. And I love
bluegrass. I hope to bring the entire family this time. I will try
to get some hammock stands built. at least 4. If I get ambitious
enough I might build a few more to bring along and share. Tell
Karen to make extra cole slaw! I'm sure you wont mind if I bring
something for the cookout. Bringing Cody is bad enough (he eats
enough for 3 right now) and I want to contribute just a little. I
will probably plan to hike and camp Fri night and spend Sat night at
the campout. Thanks for plannng this Ed (and Karen).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
> It's time for our next southeast hammock hangers campout! Here's
> 7th SHHA Campout
> Hot Springs Campground
> Hot Springs, NC
> Saturday June 12, 2004
> Join us for the 7th SHHA (Southeast Hammock Hangers Association)
> campout on Saturday, June 12, 2004. It's FREE! (except for your
> camping fee). This is an informal group event and everyone is
> -veteran, novice or future hammockers. See, learn and share your
> knowledge with other hammock enthusiasts. This will be an easy
> overnight campout at a commercial campground in a beautiful
> river setting near the Appalachian Trail in western North
> Join me, Ed Speer, author of the Hammock Camping book and editor
> the Hammock Camping Newsletters for a fun mid-summer campout.
> Previous trips were well attended and this is another chance for
> hammockers to show their stuff, share ideas, learn from others,
> be a part of the 'new way'. Meet old friends and make new ones!
> Check out the newest hammock gear!
> An added bonus this time is the annual Bluff Mountain Bluegrass
> Festival! http://main.nc.us/bluff/ The festival is being held the
> same weekend on the grounds of the Hot Springs Campground--how
> is that! A hammock campout and bluegrass festival all in one!
> like a baby outdoors and listen to live bluegrass music from your
> hammock! It doesn't get any better, so don't miss this one!
> We will camp in the popular Hot Springs Campground approximately
> minute drive northwest of Asheville, NC or 1.5 hours east of
> Knoxville, TN. The campground is located on the east side of the
> town of Hot Springs on Highway US 25/70 directly across from the
> Springs Resort and Hot Tubs. The campground is situated on the
> French Broad River and our campsite (#413) is on the rivers' west
> bank. Road access to the campground is from Asheville, NC or
> Newport, TN on US 25/US 70. A few trees are available, but bring
> hammock stands if you have them--we will also provide stands
> us to reserve one). Everyone will be responsible for his or her
> transportation, gear, behavior, and camping fees ($5/person).
> Show up anytime and leave anytime, but don't miss our free
> evening hot dog cookout! Following her popular feast at the last
> Hammock Hangers campout, Karen has offered to repeat it again--
> not to be missed! Otherwise, everyone will be responsible for his
> her own meals.
> Upon arrival, check in at the campground office and pay the
> fee. Karen and I will be at the campsite Friday afternoon thru
> day Sunday, so arrive anytime after 2 pm Friday. Folding lounge
> chairs might be appropriate for the festival, so bring your own.
> Hot Springs area abounds with outdoor opportunities like hiking,
> canoeing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, etc--you can easily
> combine the hammock campout with an outdoor trip. The Appalachian
> Trail passes thru town and only a few hundred feet from our
> campsite. The French Broad River adjacent to our campsite is a
> popular fishing and floating stream.
> Find complete campground details at:
> Find driving directions at: http://www.hotspringsspa-
> Mid-summer temperatures at this elevation can fluctuate wildly, so
> expect daytime temps of 50-80F and nighttime temps of 40-60F.
> is possible so be prepared.
> Signing up is not necessary, but letting us know will be
> ed@s... or call (828) 724-4444
> Everyone Welcome! See ya at Hot Springs!
> ..Ed "Not To Worry" Speer
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