Sounds like we should hook up and bring our sleds up there and mingle for a while then we could go out riding and come back at the end of the day. We do not have to stay the night. We could just ride and mingle. You know we will stay warm riding. So what do you say?
I am going to try and make the event if there is snow. I am undecided about spending the night though. It would be a little cold in my hammock I think. I may bring it and give it a try though.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."
"Death is only one of many ways to die."
I remember your stand on events. We do not have to make this and all day mingle. Here are my thoughts and itinerary on this. The event starts at 9 am. So we could show up at about 9:30 or a little later. This way everyone would be at the camping area already. We could do this because we know it only takes up about 5 minutes to unload our sleds and be off and it will take the people going to the event a lot longer to get there stuff out of the car and organized before they hike into the camping area. Here is my idea and the time table could be different if we start earlier or later.
09:30 arrive and unload sleds
09:32 At the even and mingle for 15 to 20 minutes or longer
10:00 Head out from the event
Head to Pittston Farm for lunch (you know this is awesome)
We have two options from here.
Option 1, head to Kokadjo and back to Greenville and to the event and on.
Option 2, head back to Greenville and to the event and on.
Jake thing that we could do is to ask some of the users from the Maine Sledder web site who just bought GPS's to come with us and join in on the ride.
Today's tip: Don't breath into your sleeping bag. Your breath has a lot of moisture and if you get too much in your bag, it will reduce it's insulation value. Keeping dry keeps you warm!
If any of the sledders out there have some advice specific to gear and techniques for sledders, feel free to join in! You can haul a lot more stuff in a sled than snowshoers can. It's likely that you would gear up differently.
Tat as you know some people have a lot more hot air in thier breath then others..... Those people might want to consider sleeping with there heads outside of the tent......