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    11th Annual Campout, Somerset PA, June 2013

    Please reember to bring a fishing rod as a small stocked lake is at the camp site. A mountain pie maker may be an added plus for late nite fun. This is a family friendly area that supplies plently of fresh pine air. This is all located around 2000 feet in elevation the ridge and valley provence of the appalachian range. It is always a good idea to change oil, breaks and check tire tread depth before leaving home. This will give best opportunity for a safe ride. No air conditioning needed.

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    Cool LHBMWRC Fathers Day Campout

    All,
    I look forward to seeing everyone there! The 1st one I was still an active duty Marine & we set up a General Purpose Marine Tent and had Big Al Vangura & Gary Smith do a Carb. Tech. Session. It was a hot one that year!
    In 2005 I found myself missing the campout due to "Uncle Sam" having me in Al Anbar Province- Iraq for 7 months. Missed an entire Summer riding season & was so glad to straddle my GS in October of that year. "So many roads, so little time"!
    If you like fishing, paddle boats, a dip in the pool, fireside singing or chit-chat, mountian roads that are windy/ twisty, morning mountian fog, good food, quaint country towns then our Campout is for you! The price can't be beat & the food is super and the showers are good & hot. I hope we have a good turnout this year but either way, everyone that DOES show always seems to come back and loves the place & people there.
    Right now it is like 18 outside with 45 MPH winds & 4-5" of fresh snow but it can't & won't last on this Eastern Continential Divide! SPRING & SUMMER will be here soon!
    Peace & C-Ya on the road!
    George J. Blackham IV
    1stSgt, USMC (Ret)
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders V. Pres.
    92' GS/PD & 82' R100RT

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    local roads and sights

    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Anyone have pictures from last years campout that they would like to share?
    jason
    Pics from areas nearby in previous years. Great local roads in general and places to explore on your GS. This will be my 3rd year going - always a good time.

    Mark Sliwa
    Ligonier, PA
    '81 R80G/S
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    Steeler summer camp

    Any Steeler fans can ride past Saint Vincent's college where they workout every summer. Most likely wil not see any workouts but is a wonderful ride on Route 30 along Loyalhanna River.

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    any Fossils?

    Quote Originally Posted by 98805 View Post
    Pics from areas nearby in previous years. Great local roads in general and places to explore on your GS. This will be my 3rd year going - always a good time.

    Mark Sliwa
    Ligonier, PA
    '81 R80G/S
    Mark, did you find any fossils in the road cut? Always interested in finding fossils.

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    Hello,
    Anyone coming?

    We'd appreciate pre registration.

    http://www.thevuelta.com/CampoutRegistration2013.pdf

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    great website to look for events to visit while at our campout.

    http://www.laurelhighlands.org/Event

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    pre registrations and DOOR prize have begun to arrive.

    Hope to see you all at the campout.


    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    11th Annual BMW Riders Campout

    Somerset, Pa
    June 14, 15, 16, 2013

    11th Annual Laurel Highlands BMW Riders Campout
    FatherÔÇÖs Day Weekend. Bring Dad, bring the kids!


    We return to Pioneer Park Campground located in south central Pennsylvania. Pioneer Park is a terrific full-service camping resort with excellent showers and facilities, minutes away from the Pa. Turnpike Exit #10, Somerset, Pa. or the Donegal exit #9.

    Directions: From Somerset, Rt. 31 W. 7 miles to campground.
    From Donegal, Rt. 31 E 12 miles.

    Admission is just $45.00 for the full weekend ($40 if pre-registered) and includes, two nights camping, three meals, loads of door prizes, self-guided ride info and 11th Annual rally pin for the first 100 pre registrants.

    Somerset is home to the new National Park at the Flight 93 crash site. Frank Lloyd WrightÔÇÖs masterpiece Fallingwater is 40 minutes away. You are only 30 minutes from Historic Johnstown Pa, and its Flood Museum and National Park. There is great riding in any direction with many self-guided tours available.

    Friday evening enjoy Gourmet Dump Stew (bring a can or 2 to add to the pot), hotdogs & snacks till their gone. Morning Coffee & tea.
    Saturday Catered dinner with Chicken & Beef, tons of door prizes.
    Hearty send-off breakfast Sunday morning!

    Pavilion, picnic tables, hot showers, campfires allowed-wood provided! Motels & Restaurants nearby. Sat. night campground band!

    Discount for one night, not camping or 16 or younger.
    Downloadable pre registration form:

    http://www.thevuelta.com/CampoutRegistration2013.pdf

    Info: George Blackham IV, gjbiv1stsgtusmc@yahoo.com
    or Jason Kaplitz; gsjay@kaplitz.com (814) 535-8669
    Pre-registration appreciated- Send check/name/ contact info to:
    LHBMWR C/O 840 Basin Dr. Windber Pa. 15963
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    nice event nearby

    This is a nice event just south of our campout in Confluence Pa.

    http://www.carvingfest.confluencelions.org/

    See you soon,
    jason
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    communications at campout

    In case you care.....................

    there is both AT&T & Verizon cell service at the campground.

    And they do have wi fi at the office/store & pool areas.

    See you soon, Don't forget a can for the dump stew.

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Airport event

    There is a neat event at the Indiana County Airport the weekend of our campout.

    http://jimmystewartairport.com/

    We will have a suggested route mapped out for any that would like to ride over to Indiana.

    http://visitindianacountypa.org/

    It will be a nice ride for sure.

    Jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    Good times / great memories

    Hey Jason,

    I may be heading up for the afternoon with some 4 Winders.....

    I can't make it up for the weekend as I now have a beyond full time position with the local symphony hall.

    Have a great weekend,

    Tom Furey aka Hi Viz Guy
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    Weather is looking good!!!

    I just saw the weather for next weekend in the Laurel Highlands and it looks like it will be nice for the 11th annual campout. Highs in the mid !!!!70's and lows in the 50's - Great camping weather! Come on out and enjoy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    There is a neat event at the Indiana County Airport the weekend of our campout.

    http://jimmystewartairport.com/

    We will have a suggested route mapped out for any that would like to ride over to Indiana.

    http://visitindianacountypa.org/

    It will be a nice ride for sure.

    Jason
    Here is a suggested route to the Indiana Airport. Even if you don't go to the Airport I guarantee you'll like this route. Appox 150 miles. Anyone out there able to put this into GPS format and share?

    Jimmy Stewart Airport ? Indiana, Pa.

    Somerset to Indiana:
    Rt. 31 West to Rt. 381
    Rt. 381 north to Rt. 30
    Possible side trip into Ligonier at Rt. 711, and their Country Market
    Rt. 30 west to Rt. 259
    Rt. 259 North to Rt. 56
    Rt. 56 West to Rt. 119
    Rt. 119 north to Rt. 286
    Rt. 286 north to Airport Exit

    Return to Somerset:
    Rt. 286 North to Rt. 403
    A Possible lunch stop in Clymer, Pa. at Luigi?s Restaurant at the Light on the right.
    Rt. 403 south to and through Johnstown and on to Rt. 30
    At Rt. 30 a possible side trip, East just a few miles to the Flight 93 National Memorial
    Rt. 30 West to Rt. 281 South
    Rt. 281 South to Somerset
    Rt. 31 West to Pioneer Park
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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