NH GO Gathering
Weekend Trip DATE: 07/12/2013 - 07/14/2013
Trip/Event Location: Campton, NH
Max # People: 100
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: Yes, but only to cover shared expenses, and I too am paying
Difficulty Level: Easy
This is our BIG camping weekend with almost 100 men attending! GO outdoors and make new outdoorzy buddies!
The NH GO Gathering will be held in the heart of the White Mountains at our private field...
We are at the Whispering Birch group field at Branch Brook Campground, 97 Branch Brook Drive, Campton, NH 03223.  726-7001
We'll have signs to help direct you. Enter the campground and drive towards the office. Right before the office, take a right turn and drive between the swimming pool on your left and baseball field on your right. At the intersection, take a left and our field is the first one on the right. We'll have a designated parking area. Setup your gear, say hi to everyone, check out the message board under the big party tent, and PARTY!
What fun chemistry!
- Take a whole bunch of gay outdoorzy guys and spend three months getting them all pumped up to spend a weekend doing what they love best.
- Tubing from end of the campground on the Pemigewasset River and finishing off the other end.
- Then Saturday night after the outdoor activities, put them together under a party tent eating unlimited food, sampling micro brews from all over, socializing around the campfire and watching fireworks.
- Enjoy the reaction and be a part of it.
I think I enjoyed this GO Gathering more than any of the others. Admittedly, this is fresh in mind but the preceding ones the past few years have been held in other parts of the country so I did not know that many people. I think having localized GO Gatherings for each state makes for a better time.
Just the fact that we're still having GO Gatherings and having so much fun after all these years speaks for itself.
I noticed a lot of new faces as well as a great many club and GO Gathering veterans. I take that as a sign of a healthy and vibrant community that is developing its own tradition and history while looking outward and evolving.
I thought it was great that so many members rolled up their sleeves to run trips, helped out whenever they could and took everything down Sunday morning. I particulary enjoyed the Hungry Hiker BBQ Feast where the culinary outdoor talents of our members were in full display! I was just amazed how great all the dishes were...and this was put together in a campground. This rivaled any of the potlucks I've been that were cooked indoors!
How many gay guys does it take to start a campfire? Well it doesn't help when you are using greenwood [hey, that's my last name in english...LOL]. But after lots of blowing, stroking, flaming, hand jobs, chanting and yes, moaning by various members, we finally got it going! Later in the evening we shot off a few fireworks that I think everyone enjoyed. We were going to shoot them from a car's hood but a member objected. What's up with that? LOL...
~ Mike Boisvert
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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event
- I had a fun and relaxing time. It was great to meet so many GOers from far away. Hope to catch you all soon! - WalkaboutBrian
WalkaboutBrian Jul 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM
Comment: I had a fun and relaxing time. It was great to meet so many GOers from far away. Hope to catch you all soon!