Last Minute Details from CubMaster "Hill Blaster" Mileski
Here is the first of probably several e-mails regarding the Spring Campout on Saturday.
***NOTE THIS CHANGE*** WE ARE NO LONGER MEETING AT HUMC IN THE MORNING. INSTEAD, WE ARE MEETING AT THE PARK AND RIDE PARKING LOT AT SR 303 AND SR 8 ON THE NE CORNER OF SR 303 AND CHITTENDEN ROAD. PLEASE TRY TO GET THERE AT 7:30 AM SO WE CAN LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM.
DIRECTIONS:If you can open the following link to our Hocking Hills Campsite, it will give you directions to within about 600 yds from where we will meet at Hocking Hills at about 1:00pm on Saturday. This was the closest address I had. The large parking lot that we are going to meet in is located on the north side of SR 664 about 600 yards west of this address (Ranger/Check-in Station) and is immediately past Culp Road which intersects with SR 664 from the north.
If you can't open the link, then enter "Hudson" as your starting point and enter "19852 State Route 664 S, Logan, OH 43138" as your end point. This should get you there. Click on the images below for a larger view.
Don't forget rain gear and bug spray. Hopefully we'll need the bug spray more than the rain gear. It looks like it's going to rain on Friday and maybe Saturday morning. Hopefully it'll pass before we get down there in the afternoon, but be prepared just the same. The good thing about the rain is the falls and streams will be flowing pretty nicely.
Randy Coleman is bringing his trailer down to Hocking Hills to pick up firewood. He'll have it in his garage Friday evening ready for anyone that has gear that they can't fit in their vehicle. We may use it to haul the food coolers unless we get to the park and ride lot and find that there is enough room for them inside other vehicles. If anyone has anything they need to bring down that won't fit in their vehicle, give Randy a call to see what time you can bring it over Friday evening.
At last count we have a cozy little group of 70. So I'll be buying food for that number. As a reminder, we'll be having hot dogs/chili dogs and smores on Saturday night and eggs and bacon on Sunday morning. We'll also provide drinks for the campsite. Please remember to bring any snacks that you and your scout like and maybe some drinks for hiking. We'll be stopping for lunch in or around Lancaster that should hold us over until dinner. Don't forget to bring forks for cooking your hot dogs and mess kits or the like for cooking breakfast.
Also, everyone is free to drive down on your own. You don't need to follow the pack down in convoy formation. I know it can be difficult.