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As 2018 starts, it's time to think about RTC4. 

I'm looking for suggestions. 

Keep the same format?

Change of venue?

Change of date / time of year?

Ditch the whole thing?

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As 2018 starts, it's time to think about RTC4. 
I'm looking for suggestions. 
Keep the same format?
Change of venue?
Change of date / time of year?
Ditch the whole thing?
Change of venue. AOAA

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Being so close to Halloween makes it tough to get away, there's always a lot of family things going on that time of year. 

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I would do it again as well.

I'd be okay with switching to AOAA but you need to consider:

  1. Campground fees - the Trailhead campground is $20-30 per site with no amenities.
  2. I like the potential of the property but, right now, there's a limited number of blue- and black-rated trails, and they are concentrated in two areas, one on the Eastern Reserve and one on the Western Reserve, with a lot of driving between the two.  I'm going to run at least one of these areas next month when I lead our group for the Friends and Family Snow Run, but haven't decided which side.
  3. Poor maps - for reasons unknown, AOAA does not publish their hi resolution maps.  I'm working with a contact to get KML or GPX files, but nothing yet.

If you're going to do RTC4 at AOAA we should put together some runs before hand to figure out the trails.

 

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17 hours ago, Bump said:

If you're going to do RTC4 at AOAA we should put together some runs before hand to figure out the trails.

 

This is very true. Need to really know where we're going to have fun there (and avoid k turns)

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I've also thought of something different, kind of like a rendezvous that American Adventurous does that a few from here went on a few years back. More of a casual meet up and camping trip, less emphasis on the groups and guided runs.

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I go to RTC so I can hang out and wheel with old friends.  Wherever you want to hold it and in whatever format you like, I'll be there.

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8 hours ago, Bump said:

I go to RTC so I can hang out and wheel with old friends.  Wherever you want to hold it and in whatever format you like, I'll be there.

That's kind of what I'm looking to do.

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I only do these things for the Instagram likes

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Keep the RTC but rotate it between RC and AOAA.

I think a spring camping trip M&G would be perfect.     

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11 minutes ago, Missingtwo said:

Keep the RTC but rotate it between RC and AOAA.

I think a spring camping trip M&G would be perfect.     

The original plan for RTC was to do both Rausch and AOAA, but the logistics didn't work out.

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Since I bought an annual pass for AOAA I expect to spend a lot of time there this year learning the trails.  Provided there's no major problems with the Jeep, I should be pretty familiar by October.

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Definitely thinking about making this year a lot more relaxed and old-fashioned. Just a good old gathering of whoever wants to come wheel. No pre-planned groups, no big recruitment push. 

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Tagged for interest.

- I have not been to AOAA

- Casual hangout/wheeling is fine with me.

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1 hour ago, Feuerdog said:

Tagged for interest.

- I have not been to AOAA

- Casual hangout/wheeling is fine with me.

I am really starting to think about AOAA. Since it's in October and Rausch Creek's memberships end in December, AOAA is a lot cheaper for those only wheeling this one time a year.

AOAA is $30 for one day, $45 for two days, and $55 for three days

Rausch is now $20 for membership and then $50 per day. 

That's a pretty huge difference if you are only going this one time.

The difference would be having to pay to camp.

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Does AOAa have a camping setup like Rausch where you can stay on site? 

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1 hour ago, rmm said:

Does AOAa have a camping setup like Rausch where you can stay on site? 

They have a few kinds.  They have some rough (and I mean rough) spots near the trailheads/pavillion.  Last time I tented up on Rich's trailer because it was the only flat thing around.  Then there's some level camper/trailer type spots maybe 500 yards or so nearer the office but I think those you have to pay for. 

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31 minutes ago, kobbs_77 said:

They have a few kinds.  They have some rough (and I mean rough) spots near the trailheads/pavillion.  Last time I tented up on Rich's trailer because it was the only flat thing around.  Then there's some level camper/trailer type spots maybe 500 yards or so nearer the office but I think those you have to pay for. 

That works. I just didn't want to have to camp and then load back up to get to the trails

 

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I believe there is no camping on aoaa property. There is a camp ground that is connected to their property though.

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Yes, Trailhead Campground is directly attached, runs about $20 a night. There's a group site that has a 5 tent max limit for $60 a night. 

There's also the hippie chick's campground. 

@kobbs_77 the Wheelers event gets special permission to camp on AOAA property

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On 6/18/2018 at 10:26 PM, Mike said:

Yes, Trailhead Campground is directly attached, runs about $20 a night. There's a group site that has a 5 tent max limit for $60 a night. 

There's also the hippie chick's campground. 

@kobbs_77 the Wheelers event gets special permission to camp on AOAA property

Special permission....I'd rather have paid if it meant level ground.

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