Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going?

Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going? The consensus was for the White Mountain National Forest (in the Northeast), or the Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia. Spring Council selected a site in North Eastern Tennessee.

If you're not familiar with the gauntlet on the road into the gathering, and want to avoid a mandatory court appearance ticket click here.

For the Howdy Folks and directions to the gathering, click here. For the United States Forest Service Incident Command website with groovy maps and updates, click here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Finding a Site in 2012

The consensus for 2012 covers a lot of territory and it's going to take a lot of effort by a large number of people to find the best site we can find.   People have already started map scouting and sharing knowledge with each other about how to find sites on a map.

There's a good thread going here on the basics of map scouting with good comments. There's also some really good discussions on various techniques going on here. (Unfortunately you have to be part of the evil empire (aka FaceBook) to access it ).


  1. A good site would be the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area wich is part of the Jefferson National Forest. Several major trails intersect here including the Applachain Trail. There are wild ponies, spectacular meadows, and areas outside main camping areas that are lightly used. Mount Rogers is the highest peak in Va. and one of the highest on the east coast.

  2. So No ocala this year :[

  3. Ocala is a regional family gathering. This page is dedicated to the Annual 4th of July Gathering.