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2010 WEST COAST NATIONAL MEET
"Redwood National Park ~ Klamath, California"
September 17th – 24th


What to see, What to do:
More cool things than you could possibly imagine or ever have time for.

Location:
Kamp Klamath RV Park & Campground ~ Klamath, California
“Adventures and beauty along America’s Wild Rivers Coast Redwoods”
33 acre private campground AAA approved, surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks.
Kamp Klamath sits along the Klamath River with ¼ mile of shoreline.
It’s near enough to the ocean to hear the surf and barking Sea Lions.

Campground Amenities:
Everything and more!
Showers, camp store, Volley Ball, Croquet, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, Disc Golf
Saturday night “all you can eat” Salmon & Chicken BBQ Dinner (fish is caught fresh from the river and cooked the same day
Fees: $30 per night – stay as long or short as you like
www.kampklamath.com

Environmental:
Forest, River & Ocean

Recreational:
Camping, Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Canoing, Swimming, Tubing, Touring, River and Ocean Fishing

Towns and Villages of Distinction:
For the non campers who would like to attend the meet, nearby towns of Klamath, Crescent City, Orick, Trinidad, Arcata, and Eureka offer unique first rate hotel, motel and B&B accommodations.
Each has its own distinct charm, characteristics and wonderful views.

Reserved (13-15 humans, 2 dogs):
Jet (and Jean and Duffy?) – seven days
Miss Ellie & Co. (and Richelle) – seven nights
imperience (and Mel) – 9/18-22
Elemen-O-P (and Lacy and Zoe) – 9/18-22
RJHinPDX - unk
DJEMBE (hopefully +1) – 9/18-25
Junebug +1 - 9/18-23
Mels E (and Not So Imaginary Husband) - the whole time
Accordguy03 +1 - 9/17-22

So put this on your calendar.
Tell the boss that you’re too well to go work and will be taking this week off.
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Kamp Klamath looks amazing! Grassy campsites are a nice treat that we've only just experienced when we camped in Oregon.

Losing the group camp option is truly sad, but if the venue suits us crazy campers, it'll be a rip-roarin' time for sure!

Me thinks so too!
We should give Kamp Klamath some serious consideration.
It looks like a great place for a week of camping.

* The camp looks very lovely and the location is tremendous.
* It has all the comfort ammenities we want incuding free hot showers - unlike Humboldt Redwoods where we had to drive 5.5 miles for pay showers.
* It sits on 33 acres of land all of which is surrounded by Redwood Parks and close to the giamongus (inland) Smith River Recreation Area.
* They have BBQ Salmon and Chicken dinners every Saturday night, followed by a Bon Fire and live Jam-in-Jamb for our banjo players and percussionists. (Djembe and Doc Farther should like that)
* The tent camping area is beautiful.
* Kamp Klamath has direct access to a 1/4 mile stretch of the Klamath River, great for fishing, kayaking, canoing, tubing and swimming.
* Some nice bike trails.
* Miles and miles of Pacific black sand beaches, lagoons and estuaries.
* The tallest of the giant coast Redwood Trees are here.
* Roosevelt Elk herds and critters galore.
* There's coastal rock climbing for Obi and Box4Rox.
* The ocean is close enough to hear the surf and barking sea lions
* There are sand dunes
* Several Indian Gambling Casinos are in the area
* It's very Dog Friendly too! - How can you not like a campground that encourages dogs to bring thier owners along?


And the Tsunami Bowling Center is located in a nearby town too. :lol:


Everyone should check out the link for this place - your opinions are requested.
Kamp Klamath: www.kampklamath.com
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
A few hours ago I sent an E-mail inquiry to Kamp Klamath.
I told them about our club, our E's, our members, and asked if they could accomadate 20 Elements, upwards of 30 wonderful people, a small kennel club of dogs, a few musicians, two or three Tear Drop trailers and Junebug.

I just recieved a call back from Aaron the owner of Kamp Klamath who's was sitting in his motor home somewhere along the Oregon coast in a rain storm. He checked his e-mail found my inquiry and called me immediately.

Whoa!
Kamp Klamath would be thrilled to have us!
AAA rates it as the top private campground in the North Coast and Redwoods National Park recommends it to tent campers when thier campgrounds are full during the mid summer tourist blooms.

I guess one of the key people at Kamp Klamath owns an Element and thinks it's the best thing since sliced bread! (gotta love a guy like that)
Aaron says this employee (whos also a musician) will be freaking out with excitement should we decide to stay here.

Not only that but Aaron informs me that they've recently gone into the tenting area of the camp with a Back Hoe, machete's, wood and bush clearing equipment and spruced the place up a few more notches.
They are also adding new water system to the tent area.
It should be completed by Spring and people who've seen what they're doing to it already want to camp there.

Aaron assures me that not only can they accomadate us, our E's, our dogs and all else we might bring along but we can pretty much have the tent area to ourselves.
He informs me that it's far enough way from other campers in the RV section that we can make as make as much noise as we want and not bother anyone.
He's also putting in a huge fire pit for group gatherings in the tent section of the park.

They love our dogs too!
This is a large acreage and in the back section of the tenting area dogs can run free, jump in the water, swim and climb trees.

They are also opening a new cafe at the campground which is still being built and will be ready by summer.

Aaron told me about the Saturday Night "all you can eat" Salmon and Chicken BBQ - the salmon is fresh caught right from the river and served at the BBQ the same day.
They have a few musicans as employees and they would be stoked to jam with us during the week as well as during the Saturday Night Jam-in Jambs.

Dang this sure sounds cool.
A place that loves Elements and will treat us like royalty.

Currently no one has reserved any of the campsites in the tent area for our projected dates so it remains wide open to us.

Please share your thoughts about this place and whether or not you think it's suitable for us.
 

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The pictures of the sites sure are nice ... and I do remember Paul appreciating the grass in Oregon! :)

The one slight concern I had was the quiet hours at Klamath (10 pm during the week), but it sounds like that has been handled with their offer of pretty much letting the group take over the tent area.

I didn't look over the website too thoroughly, so the only other question I have is the cost? Honestly, if there's a way I can swing it, the actual dollars are unlikely to be the deciding factor, but that's the only other question I have right now!
 

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Let's do it. It sounds like a great place for us to set up our Base of Operations and we can wander out and explore a different Forest, River, Ocean, Beach and Community.

It actually sounds better than our 1st choice and the way our State Gov't is going bankrupt we shouldn't depend on any State Parks being open.

Is there a Costco, In-n-out & Starbucks nearby ?



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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
The pictures of the sites sure are nice ... and I do remember Paul appreciating the grass in Oregon! :)

The one slight concern I had was the quiet hours at Klamath (10 pm during the week), but it sounds like that has been handled with their offer of pretty much letting the group take over the tent area.

I didn't look over the website too thoroughly, so the only other question I have is the cost? Honestly, if there's a way I can swing it, the actual dollars are unlikely to be the deciding factor, but that's the only other question I have right now!
Trina - you beat me to it!
Quiet hours in the campground are 12:00 AM on Saturdays.
Aaron assures us we won't be a bother to anyone during our stay no matter what night it is.

Campsite fees are $20 a night.
For 7 nights that comes $140 (about the same price for one night at a good motel)
State Park and National Park campsite fees are $35 and $28 with lots of rules and restrictions to cramp our style.

Of couse I'll find out about doubling up in the campsites at Kamp Klamath - some of the sites are large enough for 3-4 vehicles and see if we can get a group discount too.
 

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
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quote=Jet;817233]Let's do it. It sounds like a great place for us to set up our Base of Operations and we can wander out and explore a different Forest, River, Ocean, Beach and Community.

It actually sounds better than our 1st choice and the way our State Gov't is going bankrupt we shouldn't depend on any State Parks being open.

Is there a Costco, In-n-out & Starbucks nearby ?
Dave I agree - this sounds like the place we should be hammering our tent stakes at.
I'd like to get a few more OK's on Kamp Klamath from some of the other camping fools over the week end.
But I can see no negatives in camping here at all.
Plus they want us! (how sweet is that?)

Aaron (the owner) is great and very cool to talk with - I'm confident that we'll have a wonderful time camping here!

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Ask and you shall recieve.

Nearest Costco:
1006 W, Wasbash Ave.
Eureka, CA

Nearest Starbucks:
450 Hwy 101 N.
Crescent City, CA

Nearest Bowling:
Tsunami Lanes
760 L Street
Crescent City, CA

Worlds Tallest Living Thing:
"The Hyperion" Redwood" = 379.1 Feet
Discovered October 1, 2006 - Redwoods National Park
"Hyperion's" exact location is remote and kept secret to protect it from visitors. (bring measuring tapes and climbing gear)
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
Mr. and Mrs. E_Biker would like to be in for this one! It is a long way out, but we'll plan on this for now. Thanks Junebug for the tip!
WTG Todd!

It will be great to see you and Miss Betsy again - really looking forward to it!

Junebug is helping put this thing together her assistance is most appreciated.

When you have a chance please put yourself up on the thread poll.
We're trying to keep an exact head count.

This is gonna be great! :jump021::jump021:
 

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Just that fast it went from a West Coast Meet to a Western United States Meet with Washington, Utah and California represented.

Glad you can join us Todd & Betsy. :grin:



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Just that fast it went from a West Coast Meet to a Western United States Meet with Washington, Utah and California represented.

Glad you can join us Todd & Betsy. :grin:
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Junebug (moderator extrodinaire ) will be changing the thread title from Humboldt Redwoods State Park to our new location.
We can also change the name of the venue from the West Coast National Meet to something more apropo.

Got any ideas?
 

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Venue Location Change:

It's about to be offical.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park will no longer be the location of this meet.
This is due to a variety of factors not the least of which is the possibility of more closures in the State Park system.

Instead we are moving the meet 50 miles north to another, even more awesome, giant Coast Redwood enviornment.
We will be penciling in Kamp Klamath on the banks of the Klamath River in Klamath, California as the new venue location for the meet.

Kamp Klamath comes highly recommended.
This is a 33 acre private campground that offers a far more comfortable camping enviornment with direct access to exceptional forest, river and ocean recreational opportunities.
This is the place to be!

We'll begin making arrangements with Kamp Klamath tomorrow to set things up.
Details and reservation contact information will be announced soon after.

A new thread title page will reflect this change:

2010 West Coast National Meet
Redwood National Park - Klamath, California
September 17 - 27
 

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I'm ready. too bad it's 10 months away.



If we're starting over with this thread, will we get to take the Poll again ?



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Discussion Starter #16 (Edited)
I'm ready. too bad it's 10 months away.

If we're starting over with this thread, will we get to take the Poll again ?

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LOL!


Junebug will be re-editing the first page of the thread to reflect the changes. :cheerleader:
And yes, a brand new crazy Poll will be included.

I sent an e-mail to Aaron at Kamp Klamath a few minutes ago and once I hear back from him we'll get this thing finalized and locked down.

I anticipate having everything completed later this week.
All people will need to do is make their reservations and wait 10 months for the meet. :grin:
 

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Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Okeey Doke!

I just got off the phone with Kamp Klamath.
Aaron (the owner) is out on a 2 day "Fun Bus Tour" (I have no idea what that is but I bet it's interesting)

Instead I spoke with Douglas who informs me that Aaron will be back tomorrow afternoon and will speak with me then.

In the interm Douglas as blocked us in for the following dates September 17 - 27.
Once I hear back from Aaron we'll set up the reservation contact process.
We'll be identified as the Element Owners Club and it should be a sweet, easy uncomplicated process.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
 

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Somewhere near to where we'll be camping is "Hyperion" is the worlds tallest living thing.
This giant Coast Redwood tree was discovered on October 1st 2006.
It's 379.1 feet tall and still growing!
The exact location of Hyperion is kept secret to keep visitors away.
But you can see the discovery of this tree in the following National Geographic videos which are simply amazing!

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3j8q6x-gE0&feature=related

Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zWbjqAON34
 

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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
If we're starting over with this thread, will we get to take the Poll again ?



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Jet - We're just making changes to the first page. (check it out)

Not yet sure if we can get the new crazy Poll selections onto the first page of the thread.
Junebug’s attempting to do it but it might not be possible.
But here’s what it would of said…

Oh hell ya - just try stopping me!

If I’m not busy with laundry and housework I’ll go too.

I'll go if we can group grope a few of these giamonsterous Redwood trees.

OK but those barking Sea Lions, and rascal river otters better not steal my stuff.

Bigfoot is said to hang out around there – I’d like to get an autograph.

Will there be lots of papparazi? I need to know what I should wear.

I’m all over this like white on rice - but we must sing the Monty Python Lumberjack song everyday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg

“Crikey” – I’ll go too mate, so how big are the crocks in this river?

Skunks the size of wheel barrels live there – I’ll bring my dog.

Only if the Fabulous Fish Brothers go – I need some fishing lessons!
 
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