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    Thumbs up Bloomsburg 2011

    Bloomsburg
    may be pretty close to the exact middle, north and south, of the East Coast. it's likely that most folks here (at this forum, i mean) would know that PA has some fabulous riding, often with very little traffic!
    i live just a few miles south, so this is exciting to have a National right next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    Is there much shade at the site?
    http://www.bloomsburgfair.com/index.php?pageid=220



    What's the aversion to a treed facility?
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    The green gridded area to the left of the racetrack, and below the cloverleaf in the photo............... does anyone know if that's the camping area, and are the lines there paths for bikes/walking? That would be a cool set up.
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    Hey all: So Statedog, are you telling us that there isn't any trees on the site, and that to have shade we should set up camp in side a barn? Sounds like fun!! Vaya con Dios, Dutch

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    First off. Kudos on the Recon Mission.
    Unfortunately I only saw 14 (+-) trees.
    Those spots will be gone by Monday night.

    I may as well stay in Washington, "The Evergreen State" if I want treed camping.
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    First off. Kudos on the Recon Mission.
    Unfortunately I only saw 14 (+-) trees.
    Those spots will be gone by Monday night.

    I may as well stay in Washington, "The Evergreen State" if I want treed camping.
    You're right....this is camping:



    (you may recognize this pic as part of your great state!!)

    As much as I love camping, at a rally (especially a National) ...you're not "camping"...you're sleeping in a tent. When I want to camp, I go to a National/State forest, and enjoy solitude and an outdoor/nature experience.

    When I go to a rally, I sleep in a tent, and enjoy interacting with my friends and motorcycling "family", visiting vendors, and attending seminars.
    Ride Hard, go far, and keep smilin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K75KAROL View Post
    As much as I love camping, at a rally (especially a National) ...you're not "camping"...you're sleeping in a tent. When I want to camp, I go to a National/State forest, and enjoy solitude and an outdoor/nature experience.

    When I go to a rally, I sleep in a tent, and enjoy interacting with my friends and motorcycling "family", visiting vendors, and attending seminars.
    If you rode/drove to your spot... You ain't campin'...
    Regardless... I agree with your points.
    Just add some trees.
    Maybe I'll bring my own!



    Problem solved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    If you rode/drove to your spot... You ain't campin'...
    Regardless... I agree with your points.
    Just add some trees.
    Maybe I'll bring my own!



    Problem solved!
    Great Idea!!! When Deb and I were rally chairs in Gillette....the standard line was BYOS (bring your own shade
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    Looking for accommodations, try this link:

    http://www.itourcolumbiamontour.com/...ity=Bloomsburg

    I too found some web sites would not take reservations this far in advance, but a quick phone call or email helped resolve that.
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    +1 to Karol's post above-

    Shade is cool- show me a spot that has enough for 8,000 tents.

    This is a great point in favor of smaller, local rallies and state or national parks you can stop at on your way. Very difficult to achieve at a rally the size of ours-



    BTW, great pics- I lived in WA for ten years, camped out everywhere, loved it! And I sure miss those huge evergreens-
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerPhil View Post
    +1 to Karol's post above-

    Shade is cool- show me a spot that has enough for 8,000 tents.
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    Bring Your Own Shade

    I don't go camping anywhere without shade without this: http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents/...s/zing/product
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    http://www.bloomsburgfair.com/index.php?pageid=220



    What's the aversion to a treed facility?
    Dude - it's the East Coast. They mowed down all their forests a century ago. That's why we live in the Evergreen State. We like trees!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    I don't go camping anywhere without shade without this: http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents/...s/zing/product
    How much for that grey area under it?
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    Dude - it's the East Coast. They mowed down all their forests a century ago. That's why we live in the Evergreen State. We like trees!
    Better let 'em know that you feel that way- Gold Bar is a logging town, the trees won't last long.

    Go look at the other side of that hill- lumber companies are sneaky, they clear-cut the stuff you can't see, first.
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