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Midwest Mountaineering's 50th Outdoor Expo

Postby trekker » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:46 pm

Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis is having their 50th outdoor expo April 23-25.
They have a list of free programs and classes offered as well as film presentations in the evenings that you have to buy tickets for.

Here is a list of speakers and programs:

www.outdooradventureexpo.com/201004/Spe ... List.shtml

This will be my first time attending the expo, has anyone else been to one of their expo's and what did ya think about it?
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Postby Tonka » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:24 pm

WOW! That list of speakers seems very long for a two day event. Too bad I will be climbing in Idaho that weekend 8) otherwise I would be poking around.
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Postby aedwards » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:15 pm

Lots of good seminars. Be sure to go to Thrifty Outfitters upstairs, some of the best prices on gear I've found. I live close so I tend to drift in & out, but some people spend the whole weekend there.
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Postby RModelli » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:01 pm

be sure to come by and say hello, I work in the climbing and footwear areas.

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Postby trekker » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:13 am

Looking forward to it, I guess my brother and I will be weekenders since we have film tix for Friday and Saturday night. We are trying to nail a nice tent spot near the river close by, but not sure what would work. There are plenty of riverfront parks in town, but no camping (permitted anyway) that we know of without heading out of urban. Which only makes it more of a quest :twisted:

Rubens- I will definitely be at the Thrifty per Aedwards advice, and we'll be combing through the rest of the shop too. I will look for ya!
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Postby Tonka » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:45 pm

We are trying to nail a nice tent spot near the river close by, but not sure what would work. There are plenty of riverfront parks in town, but no camping (permitted anyway) that we know of without heading out of urban. Which only makes it more of a quest


I wish you luck but I don't think you will find a legal spot. Kinda funny when I read it because it would be like trying to find a camping spot in the center of any major city. Just not going to happen. There are probably some tucked away spots down by the river but you'd be fending off the homeless and they would be very jealous of your gear :)

If you want to be near the show you will have to get a room. I guess you could try to sleep in a car somewhere but your closest camp option is probably at least 45 minutes away.
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Postby trekker » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:00 pm

Was jokin' about camping in the city Tonka, I know better. A group of us did stay the night on Harriet Island after Lollapalooza in '92, pretty sure we were not legal doing that either. Thinking back on it, we probably looked like a homeless clan as well, maybe that's how we got away with it. :lol: We're probably going to camp at Willow River SP next weekend.

Have fun climbing in Idaho, that sounds like much more fun to me!
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Postby Tonka » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:12 pm

trekker wrote:Was jokin' about camping in the city Tonka, I know better. A group of us did stay the night on Harriet Island after Lollapalooza in '92, pretty sure we were not legal doing that either. Thinking back on it, we probably looked like a homeless clan as well, maybe that's how we got away with it. :lol: We're probably going to camp at Willow River SP next weekend.

Have fun climbing in Idaho, that sounds like much more fun to me!


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Postby trekker » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:29 pm

Tonka wrote:WOW! That list of speakers seems very long for a two day event. Too bad I will be climbing in Idaho that weekend 8) otherwise I would be poking around.


So where you going in Idaho? I would like to get out there sometime and need beta :D
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Postby Tonka » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:40 pm

So where you going in Idaho? I would like to get out there sometime and need beta


We are heading here, http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/153215/galena-peak.html It's just north of Sun Valley in the Sawtooths.
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Postby TheStender » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:30 pm

I've never been to it but I will definitely try to get there this year.

Edit: After reading more about it, I will need to find a way to be in multiple places at once in order to get more speakers in.
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Postby TheStender » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:41 am

Great speakers today. I went to a Pacific Crest Trail one, Beyond Machu Picchu, and one on K2. All great times. Looking forward to a couple more tomorrow, might even go to the Machu Picchu one again.
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Re: Midwest Mountaineering's 50th Outdoor Expo

Postby TheStender » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:25 pm

The next Expo is coming up on Nov. 19-21st.

http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com

I only got to three presentations in April, but I'm hoping to go to quite a few this time around.
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