Mountainside Camping Weekend
Camping DATE: 07/20/2018 - 07/22/2018
Trip/Event Location: Hinsdale, NH
Trip Leader(s): Richardg
Max # People: 12
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: Yes, but only to cover shared expenses, and I too am paying
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
Join us for a relaxing, high summer camping weekend at centrally located, all male, Mountainside Campground in Hinsdale, NH.
We will meet at Indian Pipe campsite anytime between 1 PM and 7 PM (not after sunset).
Mountainside is at 87 MacDonald Drive, Hinsdale, NH 03451.
When I arrived at Mountainside on Friday at about 4 PM I found Dalan, Kevin, Carl and Kerry chatting by the canteen. They had already checked in with David and set-up their gear at Indian Pipe, our site for the weekend. The rest of us continued to arrive through the early evening. Around 6 PM we started to break out our snacks and beverages. My $6.99 bottle of Costco Sangria with lime slices seemed to be a hit! Evening was a mix of socializing, dinner and entertaining visitors from other sites. Dalan, although never a Boy Scout, skillfully built and tended the campfire with the help of Singledad (Brian), who was a maniac for rearranging the burning logs. The afternoon had been hot and humid, but by evening the temperature had cooled quite a bit.
Saturday early morning was a bit cloudy, but by late morning it became beautiful NH summer day. After a relaxing breakfast in camp some of us drove to Vermont’s Rock River preserve for swimming and sunbathing on the rocks. The weather and water temperature was perfect and the flora and fauna picturesque. Dalan stayed back at Mountainside to paint.
Saturday evening was group happy hour, dinner, our campfire and hanging out at the canteen’s bonfire and other sites. Due to the impending, predicted bad weather for Sunday morning some of us packed up and consolidated gear, so that it would be easier in the rain on Sunday.
This was a fun weekend with an amenable group of GO members. Most of us had never met before but kindled some new friendships. Thanks to all of us that signed up and participated!
p.s. Dalan here. Richard did an amazing job running this trip, thank you! Had a great time and made some new friends. This is a great place with lots to do.
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GameForTravel Aug 15, 2018 at 6:49 PM
What a wonderful experience - thanks Richard (and others)!.I am finally home in Alabama (after another week-long trip to SC). Sorry geocaching took up so much of my time. Fell in love with New England and hope to return soon. Thanks, Bobby
vwgreg Jul 23, 2018 at 9:26 PM
What a terrific weekend! Never a dull moment and great to meet everyone! Many of us the first time at Mountainside. Definitely returning for the GO gathering. Thanks Richard for planning this weekend back in the cold winter.
Jack20 Jul 23, 2018 at 11:59 AM
Great Meeting you all and thanks Richard for organizing, sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to everyone, you early birds flew the coop.
BrianBeaudette Jul 22, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Fantastic weekend with fantastic men. Thank you, Richard, for organizing.