Hoosier Winter Camping Jan 09

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Postby Nitroxjunkie71 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:56 pm

first off I wanted to thank everyone for doing such a great job getting a hold of all involved parties. :thumbsup:
As far as Summit, it looks like there is plenty of areas to get out of the wind.

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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:59 pm

My, how plans can change.

No, even though I was just going to visit you hearty campers, I've been summonsed to go to Chicago wih my wife.

We will be baby sitting Saturday and Sunday for the grandson and the dog while my son and his wife attend a "company" outing.. :)

So, I guess I'll not be able to take movies after all. It's still a good idea and I think a youtube of the campout would be fun.

Can anyone cover me for the video?

We are leaving about 6:00am so I'll check the forum before I go.

I'm torn between sitting in a warm car for 4 hours and seeing my grandson or sitting in 5deg F weather enjoying great food, friends and frozen drinks.

Believe me, it's tough call, but my wife needs me to help out cause the baby is having some cold/flu/ear infection problems.

By the time I get to Chicago, your weather should start to warm all the way up (to about 20-25F).

Scott, this is a good opportunity to check out Summit Lake for a future gathering. :thumbsup:

It's hard to beliethat they don't have snow issues since they are so close to Mounds.

Oh Well, you'll see when you get there. :applause:
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Postby Jst83 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:05 pm

Kurt (Indiana) wrote:My, how plans can change.

So, I guess I'll not be able to take movies after all. It's still a good idea and I think a youtube of the campout would be fun.

Can anyone cover me for the video?


Yep I'll bring me video and camera

Have a safe trip we'll get lots af shots for you.


My boys are out in the camper watching cartoons, keeps them happy while I pack :lol:
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Postby Mark72 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:14 pm

Well, They are calling for a couple inches of snow down here in the south Saturday night into Sunday morning so I will have to stay down here for work. Darn the bad luck! Spent all morning out in the cold wind today getting trucks started. Bout got my fill today. I may put the heater in the tear and try it out tomorrow night anyway! (work permitting) See you all in the spring. Be safe!

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Postby bobhenry » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:14 am

Here to after the Shivaree of 09 will be refered to as the
" FROSTBITE FOLLIES"
Weeks of planning and chatter :throw PC:

Delayed by brain numbing weather :snow

Aborted for lack of a landing site :x

( who would have thought a State Park would close for weather)

diverted to an alternate landing site :campfire:

( another State Park 30 miles away [ they must buy better weather :) ])

We are t - 2 hours till blast off and counting.

We are gonna take :pictures: and :wine party: and :Flippin Burger:

and enjoy the diverse and wonderous vistas of Indiana glistening in her new blanket of white.
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Postby Tripmaker » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:26 am

Bob the park isn't closed just the campground.

Does anyone know if the campground at Summit is plowed out or do we have do shovel our way in? What about the camp sites themselves?

At this point how many are going?
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Postby prohandyman » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:33 am

I will be there, and I know Scott will be. Bob sounds like he is ready to go.
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Postby Nitroxjunkie71 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:07 am

I will be there too. Not totally finished with my barn door project :( but close enough for the trip.
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Postby Nitroxjunkie71 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:31 am

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Postby Tripmaker » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:27 am

UPDATE!

I just called Summit and the roads are plowed. They are going to push off about 5 camping pads for us. It will be 1 or so till I get there. See you later.

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Postby prohandyman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:01 pm

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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:17 pm

:thumbsup: :applause: :applause: :applause: Way to go snowbunnies! Wow, the sides aren't even up this year :thumbsup:

So Bob Henry, did you use the wood fired stove this year? :twisted:

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Postby prohandyman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:15 pm

Well, uh, we kind had a very warm "portable cabin" to retreat to . 50 degrees inside. Lots of food and beverage too!
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Postby prohandyman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:20 pm

Yes, Bob had the wood stove hooked up and burning!
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:33 pm

What does that wood stove look like on the inside of the TD?

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