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5536RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: 7th SEHHA Campout--Hot Springs, NC Jun 12,2004

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  • Ed Speer
    Apr 27, 2004
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      Coy, we'll have the fire ready for you to light! Looking forward to meeting
      the rest of the crew...Ed

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Coy [mailto:starnescr@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8:17 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: 7th SEHHA Campout--Hot
      > Springs, NC Jun 12,2004
      >
      >
      > Wooo 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).
      >
      > Coy Boy
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
      > > It's time for our next southeast hammock hangers campout! Here's
      > the
      > > details:
      > >
      > > 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
      > welcome-
      > > -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
      > mountain
      > > river setting near the Appalachian Trail in western North
      > Carolina!
      > > Join me, Ed Speer, author of the Hammock Camping book and editor
      > of
      > > 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,
      > and
      > > 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
      > neat
      > > is that! A hammock campout and bluegrass festival all in one!
      > Sleep
      > > 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
      > 45
      > > 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
      > Hot
      > > 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
      > (contact
      > > us to reserve one). Everyone will be responsible for his or her
      > own
      > > transportation, gear, behavior, and camping fees ($5/person).
      > >
      > > Show up anytime and leave anytime, but don't miss our free
      > Saturday
      > > evening hot dog cookout! Following her popular feast at the last
      > > Hammock Hangers campout, Karen has offered to repeat it again--
      > it's
      > > not to be missed! Otherwise, everyone will be responsible for his
      > or
      > > her own meals.
      > >
      > > Upon arrival, check in at the campground office and pay the
      > camping
      > > fee. Karen and I will be at the campsite Friday afternoon thru
      > mid-
      > > day Sunday, so arrive anytime after 2 pm Friday. Folding lounge
      > > chairs might be appropriate for the festival, so bring your own.
      > The
      > > 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:
      > >
      > > http://www.hotspringsspa-nc.com/campground/campground.html
      > >
      > > Find driving directions at: http://www.hotspringsspa-
      > > nc.com/map/map.html
      > >
      > > Mid-summer temperatures at this elevation can fluctuate wildly, so
      > > expect daytime temps of 50-80F and nighttime temps of 40-60F.
      > Rain
      > > is possible so be prepared.
      > >
      > > Signing up is not necessary, but letting us know will be
      > appreciated--
      > > ed@s... or call (828) 724-4444
      > >
      > > Everyone Welcome! See ya at Hot Springs!
      > > …..Ed "Not To Worry" Speer
      >
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