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    It's a fairgrounds, not a national forest.

    There are some shaded areas to camp, but they might not be right where you want them to be. It's the typical conundrum of utilizing a fairgrounds large enough to deal with a camping crowd of our size.

    Solution, bring your own shade; parawing, tent vestibule, tarp, etc.

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    Send out a simple schematic indicating the location of loud, quiet, 'bago, and shaded (if any) areas. Show locations of showers and heads. This is simple. I don't need any more balloon shots from someone playing with his new digital toy. Just do it. We know what to bring.

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    Let's not get too serious about this and have a good time! The pic is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Send out a simple schematic indicating the location of loud, quiet, 'bago, and shaded (if any) areas. Show locations of showers and heads. This is simple. I don't need any more balloon shots from someone playing with his new digital toy. Just do it. We know what to bring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Send out a simple schematic indicating the location of loud, quiet, 'bago, and shaded (if any) areas. Show locations of showers and heads. This is simple. I don't need any more balloon shots from someone playing with his new digital toy. Just do it. We know what to bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Send out a simple schematic indicating the location of loud, quiet, 'bago, and shaded (if any) areas. Show locations of showers and heads. This is simple. I don't need any more balloon shots from someone playing with his new digital toy. Just do it. We know what to bring.
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    The information so far has been great. I am certain there will be more as registrations come in.

    I will not be able to attend this year because I will be in Asheville for a family wedding. No need to send me a map of the site but if you do I will forward it on to unregistered (his mailing information is perfectly clear)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg
    , Paul could Seabee the place, and make sure it is flat.
    To flatten it wouldn't you have to move it to Montreal?
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Greetings,

    Our media team is working on taking content from the recenlty completed Rally Program and posting it on the web.

    Earlier today Vince was kind enough to send me this image from the rally program.





    This image is way out of scale but should give you a pretty good idea of where things will be located. There is camping pretty much everywhere you see green (the brown is also out of scale and represents too much actual space) except for the ADSIT mall which will be used for picnic tables and a common gathering area. The green square to the left of the Mall is full of food vendors who are there on a permanent basis.

    Ambassador Jeff Dean also posted a very good overhead image from Google.

    In this photo you can get a bettter idea of the actual space we have to work with. If you want to be close I suggest being over to the right between the beer garden and the BMW truck. This will be peg to peg loud party camping.

    Comparing the image above to the overhead below, the area marked "Blueberry Hill" is the clump of trees to the right over the "champlain valley expo" text. Blueberry Hill is a hill and does not have much flat space for tents however you are welcome to check it out.

    The area just above this in the overhead is being used as parking. For our event it will be camping. The parking on dirt off the upper left corner of the stage will be vendor parking and the parking on the gravel will be for four wheelers and day parking.

    To the upper right is the RV area which will have just about as many rigs as you see in the picture. Just to the northwest of the RV's is an area of shaded wooded campsites that are primitive. There is a four shower trailer close by but you need to bring some quarters to make the shower work.

    The indentation in the woods to the left of the RV's includes a signifigant drop in elevation. I recall seeing it refered to as "drainage" on a map and I have seen it looking very soupy.

    The area to the upper left has a gradual elevation change (rises) with plenty of nice flat grassy spots for tents. There are a few intendations into the woods as you make your way out to Rt. 2a. If would be a good walk from here to the showers.

    For most rides the Rt 2a exit is the best. It will be two way but you will only be able to get in with a wristband. It will be closed at night.

    Just about everywhere you see a rest room symbol there is a two to four stall shower. There are lots of showers however they are not centrally located. There will be 8 mens showers in the restooms located off the hallway between the Blue Ribbon Pavalion and the Miller Expo building.

    We have also rented a shower trailer which is marked on the map.




    This and more will be posted on the rally pages shortly.

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    Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Send out a simple schematic indicating the location of loud, quiet, 'bago, and shaded (if any) areas. Show locations of showers and heads. This is simple. I don't need any more balloon shots from someone playing with his new digital toy. Just do it. We know what to bring.
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    I don't think we need to worry about him finding a spot anymore.

    There will be always someone else to take the good spots early.

    By the time I get there I'm just hoping I'm not camping in the Port-o-Let. Hehehehe
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    Cool Here's what I can tell you about this photo

    The picture was taken about noon but still in the AM (not this past year but within five years). It's summer maybe around June or early July. There is a Fair going on with a sizable contengent of daily folks. Most of the Fair organizers are camping far off to the Northeast, and there are not that many other over night guests. It's not related to Horses, Monter Trucks or a Rodeo (If you have those things up there? And it is certainly not raining today.

    As far as usable Drop Zone space you could proably put a Battalion from the 82nd in there along the North to South (or South to North axis), or a company at a time from east to west or the reverse.

    As far as moisture would go the darker the green spots the lower the elevation hence the more likely of flooding. The Brown area's would be drier but if it doesn't rain, they will be hotter too.

    Below in the picture (I hope) you would find my picks for where to pitch a tent based on #1 Comfort and Quiet, #2 Morning Sun and Cooler evenings and #3 Location Location Location, that's down town and you wont have to walk to far to be right in the middle of everything.

    I think I'd stay at #3, and just hope the ear plugs work at night.
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    FYI.

    1 is a hill with very little flat space.

    2 Is outside of the security zone, however if you really want to camp there you could. You would end up walking quite far to get to anything.

    3 Is pretty much exactly where the beer garden will be.

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    The reason unregistered users are allowed to post here in the Rally Forum is to try and entice more people to join. Also some people might not be members of the MOA and might want to attend a rally before joining and see if we are worth getting to know. So let's try to be cordial.

    The map is now posted on the main website for anyone still having questions.

    Also the moderators do keep an eye on these posts and have banned IP addresses to keep stuff clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye
    FYI.
    1 is a hill with very little flat space.
    Before there's a stampede for the only shaded spot on the grounds,,,,, it's surrounded by a six foot high fence to preserve it.

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    Talking

    Like I said #3 is the place to stay, who need a campsite when you've got a tent!

    I've never ever in my life been there, and hard to see fences from outter space. Hehehe
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