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SP GATHERING-ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Postby Aaron Johnson » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:21 pm

Greetings fellow SP members!

IT'S AN SP GATHERING AT ARCHES NATIONAL PARK!
WHEN: Saturday, October 16th, 8:00AM
WHERE: Arches National Park Visitor's Center Parking Lot
WHO: SP Members, friends, family
WHY: A great opportunity to meet fellow SP members, make new friends, make future hiking and climbing plans

This event includes a hike of the Primitive Loop Trail in Arches National Park, and after a rest period, followed by a shorter hike to Delicate Arch at sunset. Total distance for the day is around 9 miles. It would be great to get a group photo of SP folks at Delicate Arch!

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DEVILS GARDEN/PRIMITIVE LOOP TRAIL REGION and DELICATE ARCH AT SUNSET

As with the successful Colorado gatherings, the activities are designed so that just about anyone can participate and have a good time. Attendees need to be in reasonably good shape, having had some previous hiking experience, in this case, preferably in the high desert climate of Moab, Utah.

Recommended items in addition to your normal desert dayhike gear include a jacket (for cool conditions) and a flashlight or headlamp for the walk back to our vehicles from Delicate Arch, as it will be dark. Additional water is important.

The Usual Suspects Hiking Group, of which I'm a member and are also members of SP, plan on attending. If you attended an SP Gathering in Colorado, you may have already met these fine folks. SP Gatherings are such a good time! We hope to have similar success in Moab, Utah.

For further information and activity ideas, see this SP page: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK.

If you plan on attending this event, please make an entry in this thread and I'll add your name to the roster below. That way we'll know who to look for. We look forward to meeting our SP friends, old and new, at Arches National Park, one of the COOLEST PLACES on the PLANET!

A POST-EVENT DINNER WILL BE HELD, probably at PASTA JAY'S right in the center of Moab. Those in attendance will decide if the dinner takes place before or after the Delicate Arch evening hike.

(Also posted in the Colorado Forum)

CONFIRMED:
Aaron & Ellen Johnson
Cheryl Bradley
Barbara Bailey
Randy & Sharon Breunlin
Colin Pence
Janey Butterworth
chicagotransplant
Liba Hardekopf & son
sanjuaneer
stevevets689
shanahan96
a non-member

MAYBE:
Gafoto
Day Hiker
Lubos
Tonka, Robin
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Re: SP GATHERING-ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Postby Day Hiker » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:16 pm

Aaron Johnson wrote:Arches National Park, one of the COOLEST PLACES on the PLANET!

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Postby Aaron Johnson » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:18 pm

Dayhiker-GREAT! It'll be nice to see you and hike with you again!
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Postby Day Hiker » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:27 pm

Aaron Johnson wrote:Dayhiker-GREAT! It'll be nice to see you and hike with you again!

I was agreeing with your statement. As for the plans, I do want to meet in Arches, but I need to first make sure I can get away that weekend. I need to check with the wife first, as usual. :? If she and DayHikerJr actually come with me, that would be great too. But those two might be out of state that weekend for family stuff on her side.
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Postby Aaron Johnson » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:37 pm

Keep me posted.
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Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Anything going on around there earlier in the week, like on the 14th? I fly home from Grand Junction on the 15th.
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Postby shanahan96 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:16 am

chicagotransplant, san juaneer and i are considering joining up for beers(root in mike's case :D ) and camping while taking advantage of this weekend to climb some towers in the park. we'll keep in touch as plans evolve.

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Postby Aaron Johnson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:37 am

UPDATES:

See original post for those currently slated to attend and dinner arrangements.
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Postby Liba Kopeckova » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:57 pm

I would like to come, will check with my 16 year old son... can bring climbing gear for anyone interested in rock climbing....
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Re: SP GATHERING-ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Postby shanahan96 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:00 pm

chicagotransplant, sanjuaneer, stevevets689, a non-member friend and myself will be in arches for some tower work next saturday and are hoping to join up with you folks for the delicate arch hike and dinner. hopefully we'll see you out there!

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Re: SP GATHERING-ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Postby Aaron Johnson » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:38 pm

The Delicate Arch hike will begin at 5PM. We'll eat dinner at Pasta Jay's afterward. See you then!
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