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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
eoc california summer meet
mount shasta


august 2011

We're still hammering out a specific date and will announce it soon but in the meantime we'll be on like Donkey Kong for 7 days of summer camping fun in Northern California.
Our selected campground location is situated at 3,181 feet at the base of 14,179 foot Mount Shasta.

Campground:
Lake Siskiyou Resort & Camp www.lakesis.com.
4239 W. A.Barr Road
Mt. Shasta City, CA

Review: "This is a true gem of a lake, a jewel set at the foot of Mount Shasta at 3,181 feet. The lake level is almost always full (because it was built for recreation, not water storage) and offers a variety of quality recreation options, with great swimming, low-speed boating and fishing. The campground complexes are huge, yet they are tucked into the forest so visitors don't get thier styles cramped. The water in this 435-acre lake is clean and fresh. There is an excellent beach and swimming area, the latter protected by a buoy line. In spring, the fishing is good for trout , and then as the water warms, for smallmouth bass. A good boat ramp and boat rentals are available, and a 10 MPH speed limit is strictly enforced, keeping the lake pristine and quiet."
Tom Sienstra - California Camping

Note: This location offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. Surrounded by National Forests in every direction, with close proximity to Castle Crags and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial, state parks. Two National Parks, Lassen Volcanic and Crater Lake (Oregon) are within a few hours drive. Several sweet, rambunctious rivers are in the immediate area as well.

Update: Spoke with the friendly lady (Yvette) at Lake Siskiyou Resort Camp today and we're on as soon as we pick the date. (looking like 2nd week in August and will know for sure in the next few days so stay tuned) Once that's decided upon we can go ahead and begin reserving campsites.
Campsites: We were looking to go with a Group Site but poo-pooed that idea due to the need of trailer space for our Tear Drops and peeps who sleep in thier E's.
So we've decide to go with individual campsites instead. There are a lot of good sites available and "Yvette" tells me that she'll keep us bunched together and not flung out all over the place, in one of the best areas within the campground.
Party Boat: We'll be renting a party boat during our stay here that will accomadate about 30 people and float around the lake and party our asses off. More on that later as well.

more info coming...
 

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Lake Siskiyou Party Barges ~ We'll be renting one of these boats for a "floating asylum-musical drum circle" around the lake. :razz:
Put on your blue suede flip flops, bring your drums, shakers, guitars, banjos, flutes, kazoos and fishing rods.


yikes! looks like we just had a short earthquake tremor about 3 seconds ago - my hanging house plants are swaying back and forth. :roll:
 

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OK Camping Fools - we're good to go!
Got everything in place and selected the dates for 7 days of lakeside camping at the base of Mount Shasta "California's Mystic Mountain"


Lake Siskiyou and Mount Shasta Wearing a Cloud Hat​

AUGUST 19 ~ 25

Campground:
Lake Siskiyou Resort & Camp www.lakesis.com
Date: 08/19 - 08/25
Contact Person: "Yvette"
Toll Free: 1-888-926-2618

Reservations:
Just call "Yvette" and tell her you are with the Honda Element Club and she'll get you hooked up.
We're booking individual campsites and peeps can double up in sites to cut costs if they feel so inclined.

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"Yvette" tells me the selected dates we've choosen are perfect for us.
All the kids will be back in school, it's the week before Labor Day and we'll have the place pretty much all to ourselves.


Richelle and I just reserved our campsite. :cheerleader:
Let me know if you have any questions or need more info.
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Campground:
Lake Siskiyou Resort & Camp www.lakesis.com
Date: 08/19 - 08/25
Contact Person: "Yvette"
Toll Free: 1-888-926-2618 (Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Campsite Fees:
Dry Tent = $20 per night
Elect/Water = $25 per night

Reservations:
Just call "Yvette" and tell her you are with the Honda Element Club and she'll get you hooked up.
We're booking individual campsites and peeps can double up in sites to cut costs if they feel so inclined.
 

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More on the Reservation Process

Reservations at Lake Siskiyou Resort & Camp:

All that's required to reserve a campsite is forking over a wopping $23 deposit.
Pay for how ever many extra nights that you want to stay when you get there.

Easy as pie!
 

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I doubt I can go that far, but subscribing for the hell of it.
 

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We'll be talking about it at Death Valley.
It's a 9 hour drive from the O.C. - you could do that.
Heck - you'll have 6 months to think about it.
That long of a drive requires a navigator to trade off driving with. All my navigator options have full time jobs.
 

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That long of a drive requires a navigator to trade off driving with. All my navigator options have full time jobs.
You don't need a navigator to trade off driving with, just bring along a few gallons of expresso and you'll be there sooner than you think. :roll:
Or: Your EX has cruise control... set it, jump in the back and take a nap on the way. :razz:
Problem solved!

We'll be going up US 395, spend the night at a "Casino in Reno" and be in Shasta by noonish the following day.
 

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You don't need a navigator to trade off driving with, just bring along a few gallons of expresso and you'll be there sooner than you think. :roll:
Or: Your EX has cruise control... set it, jump in the back and take a nap on the way. :razz:
Problem solved!

We'll be going up US 395, spend the night at a "Casino in Reno" and be in Shasta by noonish the following day.
I already broke my 1-EOC-trip at a time rule...
 

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Somehow, this reminds me of the movie "The Long, Long Trailer' with Desi and Lucy.


A MUST-SEE for all you camp hounds, and perfect if you ever want to show a movie at a group campout.:lol:
 

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Wow! Lacy and I would really love to do this, but the baby (Jack) will only be 3 months old. So we'll have to play it by ear and see if its in the cards for us. I don't think bringing him would work out, and I'm not exactly sure how the grandparents would feel watching a newborn for a weekend.

However, seeing how Stockton is smack-dab between you southerners and the mountain that inspired a soda brand... I'm sure we'd be able to provide a room or two for any tired travellers. If we can't make the trip ourselves, that is.

Just remember our hostel's slogan, "If you want breakfast in bed, you better sleep in the kitchen." :razz:
 

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Just remember our hostel's slogan, "If you want breakfast in bed, you better sleep in the kitchen." :razz:
Yes!
Hope you guys can make it and drop Jr. off with the grand parents.
If not, expect some visitors - Richelle and I would love to meet Jack! (we can do the 395 Reno route on the way back)
I want breakfast in bed! :jump021:
Please reserve a spot for my sleeping bag on the kitchen floor next to Zoe's dish. TY :razz:
 

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I really want to go on this trip, but it's too early to commit yet.

I had a thought for your 2012 trip, what about the Crater Lake
National Park area?

 

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John - Mount Shasta is in the general region of Crater Lake.
Crater Lake NP is 2.5 hrs/137 miles away from where we'll be camping at Lake Siskiyou.
I plan on visiting it during this campout.
 

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Note:
"Yvette" tells me the selected dates we've choosen are perfect for us.
All the kids will be back in school, it's the week before Labor Day and we'll have the place pretty much all to ourselves.

that means I cant go...poo
 
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