Would ya'll s like to start planning some sort of meet up? Maybe a pub or a bit of fishing at one of our great Finger Lakes?
I personally love cooking outdoors and we could do a meal over a campfire somewhere.
Let me know some of your thoughts or activities you guys are interested in.
Whatever we plan can be lady bear and little bear friendly of course.
BLM spots are still open across the states despite the state laws
Not sure how common those are in the East Coast tho. But in the West they're everywhere
Yeah I checked out those very helpful links you posted. There’s a handful out this way in our area.
We can work up to camping haha, think of it more as a picnic that we will start with.
Anyone down for a meetup before the summer ends? Middle or end of August? Ithaca might be a good central location (though, I'm sure they're into the face googles there). Buttermilk falls state park hike + picnic? Maybe there's a place we can rent kayaks? Or just hang at a brewery... Thoughts?
Yeah I’m down to join in and bring some food.
It’d be fun if we all went for supplies at a local store with no masks. Like what the urban farmer guy BB interviewed suggested he and a bunch of his friends were planning to do. Group non compliance is great
@bearicua what a sight for sore eyes!
So picnic it is! Does anyone have a preference for a state park in Ithaca?
I can't remember if the picnic areas at Buttermilk falls are nice... There's also Taughannock Falls State Park https://parks.ny.gov/parks/62/details.aspx (They have picnic areas right near the lake)...
We love Ithaca but are about an hour and a half away. If u guys pick a weekend we will definitely try to make it
There's a small state park on the north western side of cayuga lake near seneca falls called cayuga state park. that would be a good option for those that are further west. I'm very central to everyone it seems so we could do Auburn maybe?
Cayuga state parks or Auburn works for me. I'm coming from Binghamton are - both are roughly the same distance.
Weekend sounds good. Does that work for everyone else?
P.S I found this great bear cave in PA (see pic) - if we could find something like this is NY that would be great! :)
Nice haha did they catch ya? Us puerto ricans are pretty slippery.
The weekend of the 5th doesn’t work for me, I’ve got a long planned camping trip all that weekend.
There’s no reason we can’t plan another quick get together sometime in September though. It’s a good time of year in upstate, not too hot so we won’t be a bunch of sweaty assholes loitering in a park or something haha. I’ll post a time here in the group using the calendar feature.
Hell no haha. We were all athletes, no way a fat middle aged guy was catching us.
Hopefully I'll be working again after my Army bs, but I'm down. We'll see if my wife would come. Going to PR this weekend to get her and my dogs
I've posted on the group calendar the date and time of the meetup at the park. if that time works for you please hit the attend button if you think you can make it.
I'll try to email everyone details of where I'll set up and such at the park so you know who/what to look for on the day when you arrive.
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