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Northeast Monkeyfest 2016 - July 28-31 - Mt Ascutney, VT

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  1. maddog17

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    I'm probably out as well. it's my parents 50th year of wedded bliss and the family is trying to plan a vacation to celebrate.
     

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    Hey T, I believe the Oak, Beech, and Aspen sites have parking areas large enough a camper, they say: large tent,leanto,trailer to 20.

    I reserved a site solo to ensure we have enough sites near each other for everyone--I'm more than happy to share.

    Hope you can make it! I plan on bringing Ruby dog.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Sq-Earl & I actually checked out the map this weekend and noticed that too....those are the ones some monkeys have reserved already too. We will make a decision this week for sure.
     
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    Aspen is certainly open for occupation by your camper. You better come! Monkeyfest isn't Monkeyfest without you!
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Excellent! We will plan to stay on Aspen. Just let me know how much we owe toward the site.
     
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    Awesome!!! The site was very cheap so you don't owe me anything. Your presence is worth so much more!
     
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    The site I reserved will fit more than me...
     
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    Hi all. I think I'm out for the weekend. Have fun!
     
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    EPIC MONKEYFEST NEWS!!!!!

    Crombie and I are in for this years Monkeyfest. We booked campsite #19 so we're just across the road from Aspen. We're gonna camper it cause we're just plain lazy and don't feel like setting up tents :dirol:
     
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    Can't come in July. Are we doing a fall brendafest again??

    (Good lord autocorrect)
     
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    Not sure if we're organizing anything specifically around Brenda's birthday again this year, but we might find our way up to KT later on in the season. Will be sure to post it if we make plans.

    What are people's thoughts on food for MF? Since we won't have the massive stove or a real kitchen, group meals are going to be a little difficult to plan unless somebody has a big portable grill. Brenda suggested big pre-prepared salads and grillable food.
     
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    I kinda think bring-your-own, share with others makes sense. We have a number of folks who like food their own way...
     
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    I think maybe next year the only festival I'll do is m'fest, focusing the rest of my time on IMBA epics.
     
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    It seems there is a decent size Price Chopper grocery store in Windsor just about 10min from the campground. That will make it easy for everyone to pick up grill-able meats and such for meals instead of packing that type of stuff in coolers and hoping it doesn't spoil over several days. I'm guessing between all of us we have several small camping grills that we all can use communally for cooking our separate meals.
     
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    We can fight to the death over who gets to use the grille first.
     
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    I will likely have a large grill/griddle unit from my neighbor (unless Earl buys one) so I could potentially do food for all again. I will confirm this weekend and post up details next week.

    This...

     
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    Just think of all the bacon you could cook on that!
     
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    I've got a TON of lettuce in the garden again this spring. I'll bring enough for a big salad one night if other people want to bring other vegetables.
     
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    I have enough kale to make body suits for everyone. Kale zombie night ride?
     
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    I <3 Kale!!!!1
     
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    We've done 4lbs and pancakes for our neighborhood camping trip w/out a problem!
     
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    Ok folks....I do have a large grill and would be happy to do some meals for the masses. I'm thinking a huge salad (kale and lettuce w/veggies) would pair nicely with some grilled meats (sausages, burgers, marinated chicken, pork tenderloin, you name it) and that would make for a great dinner one night (maybe thursday). We will have our camper so we do have a fridge and our generator is super quiet if we need to use it for an hour or two to recharge batteries, but everything in our camper runs on propane so it shouldn't be an issue

    So, should I plan on cooking for everyone? I know Vero & Bunnista brought their own food last time, but I can try to accomodate as well. I could do breakfast on Friday, Saturday & Sunday; lunch on Friday & Satuday and dinner on Friday & Saturday. I could either do dinner on Thursday or we can potluck. You tell me....
     
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    I vote yowza! @Bunnista
     
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    Mama monkey to the rescue once again!!!!! My vote for meals is as usual. No onions (if at all possible) and extra bacon on EVERYTHING.

    BTW... you and Sq-earl are bring the camper? What site did you reserve? Crombie got camper site #19.
     
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    I'm down with meals prepared by Mama Monkey. I'll give the others on facebook a heads up.
     
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    Dave Joslin, with whom some of you have camped and ridden at NEMBAfest, will be coming, along with a few other folks. Working on getting a count.
     
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    Just realized that Monkeyfest is just over 2 weeks away...

    :banana::cheers::dance::headbang::monkeydance:
     
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    Thanks Treesaw, I appreciate the offer of accommodation! :) But I'll just bring my usual sticks and rocks to eat, it'll be easier for all that way. Let me know if you want me to bring a pile of kale!
     
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    Just over 1 week to Monkeyfest!
     
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    The weather's predicted to be somewhat of a thunderstorm crapshoot, but the forecast is changing almost hourly.
     
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    cool!
     
  33. syadasti

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    Are there going to be any rides on Thursday during the day if the weather is good? Might be able to do this ride earlier in the day rather than Northfield.
     
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    There might be. I'm not sure what our departure time is going to be yet, but check-in at the campground is 3pm. If we get there early, we were talking about parking at the ski hill and going for a ride before getting checked in.
     
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    I'd be interested in a ride Thursday afternoon if so. Keep me posted.
     
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    Riding at a ski hill? Sounds interesting... but please don't tell me it's like the climb at the ski hill from Monkeyfest '14
     
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    Yeah, it's the fucking godawful climb mostly through grass to ride down on... grass.

    On the positive side, our special guest on Saturday night will be the renowned Henry Dobell.

    Also, expect a bunch of camper/RV dweeb talk.
     
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    Ugh, I'm not sure Crombie and I would be up for a gruelfest climb up a ski hill. But we could be up for checking out some of the local trails before checking into the campground. We're staying with Treesaw tomorrow night so we'll only have a short couple hour drive up to VT and be following them up there.
     
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    Brenda says that she'll be happy to suffer through it with you. Come on...it's called Mount Ascutney, what did you expect, paved bike path?
     
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    Oi... starting Monkeyfest off with a bang this year?!?!? I just don't want to burn up all our energy (and my knee) on the first day. You guys ride WAYYYYYY more often then we do here in the ROC. If it's not too bad then we can probably be talked into it.