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bill schwab
05-16-2008, 10:40 AM
Bill Schwab preference ??Hey... I'm just along for the ride and will follow the flow. I can even sleep in my trailer if need be, so don't worry about me. As long as it isn't 30 below like the last time I saw you Andrew!

deisenlord
05-16-2008, 12:52 PM
I'll probably hotel it, could stay in Tofte which would be close by. Camping would be fun but I don't have squat for stuff anymore other than sleeping bag! No ice crampon's this time whoohooo.

Andrew Moxom
05-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Ike, I do have a tent if you wanted to use it?

deisenlord
05-16-2008, 01:50 PM
Andy, thanks for the offer, I might take you up on that!
Ike

Andrew Moxom
05-16-2008, 02:16 PM
It's a smaller tent that will fit two (a squeeze) or you and your gear comfortably, although cameras will likely stay in our cars. So if you want it, it's yours for the trip? All you need is your sleeping bag, a flashlight, a fold up chair, and any food you would like. I'll bring a sleeping pad or two as well. All food prep can be done near my camper as we will have a coffee maker, several propane burners, lighting. Last year we cooked supper over an open fire a couple of times, and we ate out at a resort restaurant one night. George also brought some unbelieveable bacon from Foley Locker for breakfast. We lived and ate like kings. If others are RV'ing/tenting as well, there will be no shortage of stuff to share and make sure everyone is comfortable. :-) If the weather is not condusive to preparing food outside, we will find something along Hwy61.

So here is the latest:-

Andrew Moxom preference to camp centrally located at Temperence River State Park, and move camp if need be
Mgb74 preference ??
Zenrhino preference ??
Eclarke preference ??
Thomas Bertilsson preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park.
Deisenlord preference would be open to camping centrally located, but may hotel it.
George Minerich preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park
Bill Schwab preference No preference, will go with the flow.

deisenlord
05-16-2008, 03:12 PM
I'll take it Andrew, camping will be fun!

Andrew Moxom
05-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Okay, so it would appear a trend is emerging leaning towards camping at Temperance River State Park :-) For those not sure, here is the link to the website for you to check for yourself:- http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/temperance_river/index.html
I am also attaching a .pdf file of the campsites that they have. 10742 I am thinking that we should reserve 22E and 23E as they have electrical hook ups and we should have some decent views from the top of the cliffs as a minimum, but I am not sure if other folks plan on RV'ing it? Their should be room around these sites for a few tents, and I will enquire about that and the number of vehicles we can have etc.

eclarke
05-16-2008, 04:05 PM
It's a smaller tent that will fit two (a squeeze) or you and your gear comfortably, although cameras will likely stay in our cars. So if you want it, it's yours for the trip? All you need is your sleeping bag, a flashlight, a fold up chair, and any food you would like. I'll bring a sleeping pad or two as well. All food prep can be done near my camper as we will have a coffee maker, several propane burners, lighting. Last year we cooked supper over an open fire a couple of times, and we ate out at a resort restaurant one night. George also brought some unbelieveable bacon from Foley Locker for breakfast. We lived and ate like kings. If others are RV'ing/tenting as well, there will be no shortage of stuff to share and make sure everyone is comfortable. :-) If the weather is not condusive to preparing food outside, we will find something along Hwy61.

So here is the latest:-

Andrew Moxom preference to camp centrally located at Temperence River State Park, and move camp if need be
Mgb74 preference ??
Zenrhino preference ??
Eclarke preference ??
Thomas Bertilsson preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park.
Deisenlord preference would be open to camping centrally located, but may hotel it.
George Minerich preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park
Bill Schwab preference No preference, will go with the flow.

I can camp and that sounds like a plan..Evan Clarke

Andrew Moxom
05-16-2008, 05:18 PM
OKay, thanks Evan. Do you have a tent or camper?

eclarke
05-16-2008, 06:58 PM
Hi Andy, Tent and sleeping bag!!..TTYL..Evan

gminerich
05-22-2008, 12:32 PM
Hi Andy:

I just tried to book a camp site Temperance River State Park. The website would not let me. It appears that we can book on 6/2/8.

George

Andrew Moxom
05-24-2008, 11:54 AM
I'll do it in June...Thanks George

gminerich
06-09-2008, 12:13 PM
Hi Andy:

I checked out your Portfolio. Very Cool! I like the way you grouped your photos and the flow to them. Very impressive.

Where did you shoot Trunk 1?

George

PS: If you look at the first colum of you Artist's Statement and concentrate on the spaces between the words they form an image that looks like an ant.

Andrew Moxom
06-17-2008, 12:08 PM
Okay, with Bill's gathering in June, and the Ohio gathering now scheduled for September. Is there still interest in the Northen MN gathering? I know Thomas piped up and mentioned to the Ohio group there would be some potential overlap. So I am curious who is still up for the Northern MN gathering?? I am still willing to organize this, and we will need to solidify this ASAP and book camp sites. Dates are Thursday September 11th through Monday 15th were our dates.

Here's who was initially signed up:-
Andrew Moxom preference to camp centrally located at Temperence River State Park, and move camp if need be
Mgb74 preference ??
Zenrhino preference ??
Eclarke preference preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park.
Thomas Bertilsson preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park.
Deisenlord preference to camp centrally located at Temperance River State Park.
George Minerich preference to camp centrally at Temperance River State Park
Bill Schwab preference No preference, will go with the flow.

I still need follow-up from zenrhino, and Mgb74

gminerich
06-17-2008, 04:55 PM
Hi Andy:

I'm still up for it. It looks like I will be out of action for a month this fall with plenty of time to print.
George

eclarke
06-17-2008, 05:18 PM
Hi Andrew, I'm still in..Thanks..Evan Clarke

mgb74
06-17-2008, 09:58 PM
I'm still interested. I don't know if schedule will permit but it certainly wouldn't permit traveling any distance beyond northern MN.

deisenlord
06-18-2008, 01:12 PM
Andrew, I'm still in.
Ike

Andrew Moxom
06-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Okay, so I'm still coming down from Photostock 2008 at Bill's place, but it's time to really start planning the MN fall gathering. Dates are Thursday September 11th through Monday 15th. Thursday is the drive up day, meet and greet at Temperance River State Park. Monday is the break camp and drive home day. As fast as this year has already gone, September will be here sooner than we think. I have just made the reservation for my campsite already for the po-up and the trailer sites are booked pretty solid. So much so that I have to stagger the stay between 2 sites while we are there.

I am staying at site # 30E for the first two nights, then site # 29E for the last two nights. It looks a little way from the lake, but it really isn't. Also, for those camping in tents, the site I am in is close to some reservable tent sites. I have attached a map of the reservable sites. There are also some sites down in the lower campground for those that want to tent right on the lake which might be interesting for any wet platers wanting to attend! If you are serious about coming, you need to reserve you site NOW. I am not going to reserve sites for you, so you will need to do so ASAP and confirm on this thread that you are locked in at the park or have other accommodation arrangements. Access to the parks will require a State Park sticker or fee to be paid.

If the park sites fill up, there is Lamb's Resort camp ground in Schroeder where we stayed last year, and really close to Temperance River State Park. You have options with the state park regarding refunds if you are unable to make your trip at the last minute and all you will be out of is $8.50 reservation fee. you can make reservations at this URL:- https://www.stayatmnparks.com/ or you can call the reservation # directly at :- 1-866-85PARKS (1-866-857-2757) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

As for an agenda of places to visit, I have some ideas, and would hope others chime in with theirs so that we lock it in for good. So here goes:-

Thursday 11th. Leave Twin Cities EARLY with Thomas and anyone driving up is more than welcome to join is for breakfast at Tobies in Hinckley at 7:00am? Much like last year we will stop at various places along scenic route highway 61 as we drive up depending on light and conditions. Last year we stopped at the fish hatchery a little way out of Duluth and burned some film on the lake shore. The plan would be to meet in the park at 2pm to set up camp, plan the evening shoot and be up and out photographing at 3pm as the light starts to get better, and generally get used to the surroundings. After sun down, we can either cook on the stove, or fire, or eat out based upon preferences. Our sites have grills so all we need is charcoal and any meat we want to cook! We'll have a fire and maybe a beer or 6.

Friday 12th. Get up at around 6:45am and I can start some coffee. The sun won't rise until about 7:30am, and we can explore temperance area with different light, and then adjourn for snack and or breakfast at around 10am or whenever. There is also the nearby Cross River (next to Lambs resort) which is beautiful in the early morning light. We spent close to half a day there last year. Lunch can be on the go or prepared at the campsite. For the afternoon, I propose going South to Gooseberry State Park which was not really accessible during our winter trip as the falls and steps were completely frozen. We can then stop at Split Rock on the return to camp site drive to catch the sunset and raking evening light. Eat, either cook, or eat out, fire, drink, bed.

Saturday 13th I just realized I will be 43 this day. Up before sunrise at 6:45am for coffee, hit the road and head south again towards Tettegouche State Park and explore that area for the morning. Within the park area is Palisades Head which cannot be missed! There are plenty of places here to find photo opportunities depending on how fit and strenuous you want to make it. I would suggest lunch on the fly somewhere, and then have an afternoon/evening where people do whatever they want, but meet back at camp for some more grilling, drinks and food and shooting if you so wish.

Sunday 14th. Up at 6:45am for coffee, head north towards Cascade River and explore area. Breakfast at around 10am. Continue shooting at areas of interest around here as we make our way back in the afternoon. Stop at any place along the way as people see fit. Back to camp, eat, drink, sleep.

Monday 15th, Up at 6:45am for coffee, Break Camp, and head south towards Silver Bay and Two Harbors stopping at areas of interest along the way. Later on in the day we could also stop at the Glensheen Mansion home of the Congdon family, and Duluth that has some interesting areas to look at. Part company, and look forward to winter gathering :-)

If anyone has some suggestions or alternate ways to break the time up, let me know, and I will put it all together into a word doc and distribute via email.

Can you please let me know when you have your tent site or accommodation reserved? Either in the park, Lambs resort, or whatever hotel. It will help planning the activities.

Thanks

Andy

eclarke
06-30-2008, 06:28 PM
Done, I have site 60 for two people..See you guys in September...Evan