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Skylark65 12-11-2015 05:40 PM

NJ / PA meet ideas & discussion - 2016
 
a month or so ago I was talking with HeyBobba about trying to get another meet together similar to the hot dog johnny's meets I set up a few years back. I've had a few other people ask about setting up a meet as well so I figure it's time to give it a shot.


this time around, I thought mabe we could make a weekend "event" out of it, with lodging available for anyone coming from farther away ( and those more local too), and set up some kind of mini-road trip / adventure around the area... I've seen it work awesome for the monte carlo forum I've been part of for close to 10 years ( I still take my ranger when they set up a meet halfway local to me, lol )


that being said, I talked to my very good friend ( the one I helped repair & paint his mazda B3000 in my backyard, lol) who's stepmother & father own a campground in Portland, PA, right outside the Delaware water gap national recreation area, about renting a tent site or cabin for the weekend, which he seemed to think was a do-able thing. there would be a fee but divided among a small group it would not add up to much, plus the campground has hot showers, flush toilets, a laundry facility not to mention a great pond for fishing.

as far as the "adventure" part goes I was thinking a trip up Old Mine road, which runs through the Delaware watergap national recreation area on the NJ side, along the Delaware and through a ghost town bought out for the tocks island damn project... it was also featured in weird NJ ( story was titled "the last exit in NJ..." as it is the last exit on route 80 in the state). there are also quite a few side roads & trails to explore and last I was up there (over a decade ago ) it was pretty isolated. a trip over to the infamous hot dog johnny's is also possible as it's only a few miles from the campground.

anyway I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in attending a meet like this, or has any input they would like to share... I figure we could do it in late may or april sometime.

Mike69 12-11-2015 05:45 PM

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Ryan, that is an awesome area for a meet. Old mine rd all the way up western NJ is a great ride. I used to live a few minutes east of there off Rt- 94. When were you thinking of doing this?

Skylark65 12-11-2015 06:20 PM

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mike I was thinking next spring sometime... no set date yet

2004 fx4 level II 12-11-2015 07:20 PM

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hmmmm bout 2 hours drive sounds like fun

Mike69 12-11-2015 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Skylark65 (Post 2574945)
mike I was thinking next spring sometime... no set date yet

Might be worth the 2 hour drive up from the shore even for a few hours to meet up & possibly go to Hot Dog Johnny's. Mmmmmmmmmm

2004 fx4 level II 12-11-2015 08:15 PM

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hot dog johnny sounds good! we can leave Friday and stay at campground till sunday and go home

Hey Boba 12-17-2015 09:27 AM

I'm down anytime anyplace winter spring summer fall doesn't matter

dangerranger01NJ 12-17-2015 12:53 PM

Hell yea I'm up for it....if I'm invited lol
I'll send Dennis and them the link to this thread

TB-9862 12-17-2015 01:55 PM

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Hell yea I'm up for it....if I'm invited lol
I'll send Dennis and them the link to this thread

Don't bring Austin he's lame.

My girlfriend and I just spent a weekend in that area in September and we'd love to go back. Lots of cool stuff to check out! I have an 8 person tent and two 4 person tents, with access to a two 10x10 ez-ups and a 3 person canoe, as well as a grille/stove and tons more camping gear



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We camped at Worthington State Forest at the southern end of Old Mine Road, but we ventured up the road to Millbrook village, that forgotten ghost town (forgot the name), buttermilk falls, dingmans crossing, and over to PA to Bushkill falls. There is also a wicked lookout at the southern end of the gap

08_FX4 12-17-2015 02:24 PM

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I would definitely be up for this. Sounds like a good time.

dangerranger01NJ 12-17-2015 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TB-9862 (Post 2577549)

Don't bring Austin he's lame.

My girlfriend and I just spent a weekend in that area in September and we'd love to go back. Lots of cool stuff to check out! I have an 8 person tent and two 4 person tents, with access to a two 10x10 ez-ups and a 3 person canoe, as well as a grille/stove and tons more camping gear

We camped at Worthington State Forest at the southern end of Old Mine Road, but we ventured up the road to Millbrook village, that forgotten ghost town (forgot the name), buttermilk falls, dingmans crossing, and over to PA to Bushkill falls. There is also a wicked lookout at the southern end of the gap

Hey Dennis.....who did you want to make your tire carrier? I forget

TB-9862 12-17-2015 02:47 PM

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Hey Dennis.....who did you want to make your tire carrier? I forget

Apparently you did forget cuz I still don't have one lol

dangerranger01NJ 12-17-2015 03:17 PM

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Apparently you did forget cuz I still don't have one lol

YOU HAVENT BEEN OVER. I have other projects taking up the garage now lol

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Skylark65 12-17-2015 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike69 (Post 2574975)
Might be worth the 2 hour drive up from the shore even for a few hours to meet up & possibly go to Hot Dog Johnny's. Mmmmmmmmmm

sounds good mike, you must miss being right down the road from johnny's, lol.

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Originally Posted by 2004 fx4 level II (Post 2574991)
hot dog johnny sounds good! we can leave Friday and stay at campground till sunday and go home

sounds like you've got a good plan there howard! it'll be good to finally meet you after all these years lol.

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Originally Posted by Hey Boba (Post 2577426)
I'm down anytime anyplace winter spring summer fall doesn't matter

sounds good bob, I figured you'd be on board!

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Originally Posted by dangerranger01NJ (Post 2577518)
Hell yea I'm up for it....if I'm invited lol
I'll send Dennis and them the link to this thread

of course you're invited! even if dennis says you're lame :D

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Originally Posted by TB-9862 (Post 2577549)
Don't bring Austin he's lame.

My girlfriend and I just spent a weekend in that area in September and we'd love to go back. Lots of cool stuff to check out! I have an 8 person tent and two 4 person tents, with access to a two 10x10 ez-ups and a 3 person canoe, as well as a grille/stove and tons more camping gear



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We camped at Worthington State Forest at the southern end of Old Mine Road, but we ventured up the road to Millbrook village, that forgotten ghost town (forgot the name), buttermilk falls, dingmans crossing, and over to PA to Bushkill falls. There is also a wicked lookout at the southern end of the gap

sounds good dennis, I kinda figured you would have a ton of gear perfect for this, lol.

the loop you & your girlfriend made up to Dingmans ferry and back down through bushkill is actually the exact route I was thinking would make a cool day trip (BTW that wicked lookout is where I took my avatar pic, lol). I know the PA side of the park very well with some areas we could stop to explore & for photo ops but the NJ side up old mine road is a mystery to me so that will be cool.

and if everyone rigs up a CB well that'll be even better

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Originally Posted by 08_FX4 (Post 2577562)
I would definitely be up for this. Sounds like a good time.

sounds good man!

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YOU HAVENT BEEN OVER. I have other projects taking up the garage now lol

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LAME!! :D

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i'm glad to see there is a decent amount of interest in this, I guess my next step is going to be to talk to my friend & his dad to work something out where the group would be able to stay at the campground (prices, camp rules, all that fun stuff )

I would like if ya'll could start tossing around dates so we can get something set in stone ( especially if we need a reservation for the camp ). I would like to set this up in early spring, April or May sometime, so we don't have to deal with much summer tourist traffic. only weekends I cannot do are the opening day of trout fishing and my mothers birthday in may (I forget the date, don't tell her! :o )

Mike69 12-17-2015 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Skylark65 (Post 2577691)
sounds good mike, you must miss being right down the road from johnny's, lol.

Yes I do, but not missing the property taxes up there. April/May sounds great for me. Maybe those of us from south Jersey could meet up & drive up together.


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