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Old 01-12-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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Northwest Skoolie Rendezvous 2018....

Mornin' Everyone,

We made an attempt at a get together in Washington State last year and life got in the way. So, here we go again! Let's see if we can make it play in 2018.

We have a pretty good crop of newer members hailing from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. I got to wondering what would be a good central spot for all to meet and had suggestions of: Yakima, Ellensburg and Moses Lake.

Let me know what you all think regarding location and time? If we meet up on the East side or the Cascades we will likely want to do it before it gets too hot. Perhaps May or June?

Last year we had a tentative offer of private land for the event in the Yakima area. Unfortunately I don't think that member is active any longer...

Suggestions? Thoughts?

Take care.

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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Just received a suggestion from a gent regarding a potential location that is about a "central" as you can get:

Old Vantage Hwy Campground
https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_acce...D&search=30171

Anyone familiar with this area?
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:42 PM   #3
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Would love to attend, but it will have to wait until 2019. Do most people want hookups? There is a large and free campsite (Teanaway campground) that is off 970, but no amenities except pit toilets - so bit west and north of Ellensburg. Only other large site I know about is the Cle Elum River campground (Federal - N of Cle Elum), but gated until opening of season (end of May usually). Doing it before the heat and rush of summer, especially with reservation system, sounds right. Private land, even if there was a charge, would be easiest to manage. I used to attend Medieval events (SCA) and they found cheap land to rent with lots of room, not sure how they went about finding them though.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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Would love to attend, but it will have to wait until 2019. Do most people want hookups? There is a large and free campsite (Teanaway campground) that is off 970, but no amenities except pit toilets - so bit west and north of Ellensburg. Only other large site I know about is the Cle Elum River campground (Federal - N of Cle Elum), but gated until opening of season (end of May usually). Doing it before the heat and rush of summer, especially with reservation system, sounds right. Private land, even if there was a charge, would be easiest to manage. I used to attend Medieval events (SCA) and they found cheap land to rent with lots of room, not sure how they went about finding them though.
Thanks Druid,

I will check those locations out.

I am hoping that interest picks up or I may be attending my self

We have a number of newer members in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. I thought this would be a great opportunity to get new folks together with more experienced Skoolies.

Please speak up if you have interest in a get together!!!

Thanks.

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Old 01-27-2018, 12:32 PM   #5
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Sounds like a great idea and I look forward to attending in the future. My bus has the giant, blue tarp of shame over it so I could keep working on the inside build until summer when I can fix the roof and window leaks, so sadly won't be driving anywhere in spring/summer 2018.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:46 PM   #6
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Sounds like a great idea and I look forward to attending in the future. My bus has the giant, blue tarp of shame over it so I could keep working on the inside build until summer when I can fix the roof and window leaks, so sadly won't be driving anywhere in spring/summer 2018.
Sorry to hear that. I am looking forward to seeing your build.

You would certainly be welcome without a bus as well.

Mine will not be near complete. More like a metal tent. Air mattress and sleeping bags
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:56 PM   #7
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Hey Druid,

I have been looking at the locations that you pointed out and have not found an opening date for this year. Do you know when they open?

Thanks.

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Old 01-28-2018, 04:56 PM   #8
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Too bad this meet isnít mid July to mid August as I go through that area every year.
This year we start in Calgary and go through Sandpoint , Spokane , Moses lake , museum of flight , hang out on the peninsula , go up to Vancouver island , and diddlefart back through bc.
Hope you get a good turnout.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:09 AM   #9
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Hey George,

The dates are not set in stone yet. I am of the same thought as Druid. Dates before school gets out for the summer will make finding a location easier but I am flexible.

It really depends on when folks who want to attend are available.

Let us know what dates and locations work for you and we will do our best to accommodate as many as we can.
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Steve
I am flexible on the location but we cruise through the area mid summer on a two week trip. I would adjust our trip and time but my window is 15 th July to 15 th August .
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