10th Annual Texas Fall Group, November 8-11, 2018 - Fairfield Lake State Park

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10th Annual Texas Fall Group, November 8-11, 2018 - Fairfield Lake State Park

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Post by UncleMJM » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:20 pm

It’s HOT. There’s more triple digit temps to come! The Texas Butt Bake Hang has just wrapped up and I’m praying for snow. At least I’m ready for some cool weather and that means fall! This post is long so hang in there until the end.

It’s time to start talking about November and the 10th Annual Texas Fall Group Hang! Here’s a “save the date” and link to our FAQs. The official planning spreadsheet will be up in the next few days.

Mark November 8 - 11, 2018 on your calendar for the 10th Annual Texas Fall Hammock Hang at Fairfield Lake State Park. #TFH2018

It’s a great time to renew friendships, make new ones, and play with gear, so don’t miss out.

For our 10th year of this annual event, it wouldn’t seem right to be any time or place than we’ve done before, so let’s meet the weekend of the second Saturday in November at Fairfield Lake State Park once again!

What started with a handful of folks from South/Central Texas in early 2009 has well surpassed the century mark with past participants from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, and places forgotten or unknown.

In some years, this planning thread has become a multipage read with some of the details lost in the conversations. To keep the conversations going, yet simplify the scrolling, the FAQs and all the details needed are posted in a Google Doc for everyone’s review.

If you have not been to this event before, don’t worry; details and FAQs are posted and should be a help. Please take a few moments and scroll through some of last year’s planning and trip reports. It will help answer questions you may have and maybe create some that can be addressed on this thread in the weeks to come. Again, so we’re all on the same page, if you haven’t been to this event before, or if you’ve been to every one since we started, please take a few minutes to read the FAQs that can be found at this link.

This is a car camping event for those who like to bring everything; (the location has showers and porcelain facilities for those who won’t leave home without them); day hikes for those so inclined; lake paddling; fishing; pot luck dinners; Dutch oven cooking; DIY play time; lots of show and tell along with a little gear trading; group buys; stove tests; drawings for prizes, and some wonderful campfire fellowship.

I’ll post a planning spreadsheet soon, so until then, save the date, check out the info in the FAQs and dream about cold fronts.



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Re: 10th Annual Texas Fall Group, November 8-11, 2018 - Fairfield Lake State Park

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Re: 10th Annual Texas Fall Group, November 8-11, 2018 - Fairfield Lake State Park

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Post by UncleMJM » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 am

We are 3 months out and 35 of the 62 sites in the main area already locked in and an early estimate of participants is 139. There's still plenty of time to read through the FAQ's - ask questions on here if not addressed there, and plan for gear lists and activities.

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Re: 10th Annual Texas Fall Group, November 8-11, 2018 - Fairfield Lake State Park

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Post by Kattelyn » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:39 am

UncleMJM delegated finding fellow teachers to have stuff going on. The thought is to have something going on at the main campsite for the entire 4 day weekend to give newbies a place to go and feel like part of a group instead of what's happened the past couple of years where everybody kinda goes back to their own campsite. I put together just a real quick little spreadsheet for a teaching schedule for folks that might want to teach anything from turtledog stands, homemade gear, my wild foods and medicines thing, and whatever else strikes your fancy.
Now please remember, we're a bunch of crazy hammock people in the woods so times don't have to be anything near exact. And god knows I'm the worst one in the world for saying "Class will last one hour" and then two hours later we're showing up covered in mud and still talking. I'd think there's going to be some bleed over for some classes and the main campsite is big enough to handle it.

HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE SPREADSHEET

Thanks!

*EDIT 8/16* Fixed so y'all can actually edit it. My apologies.

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Re: 10th Annual Texas Fall Group, November 8-11, 2018 - Fairfield Lake State Park

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Post by UncleMJM » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 pm

Oldgringo Will Be on Vacation until 8/27 so let’s consider that a “Bank Holiday” and wait until after then to contact him for information about site payments.

Feel free to post here or PM me if you have questions that you'd like addressed sooner. :)

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