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Utah Gathering - Let's plan a big one.

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by George Hill, Mar 4, 2004.

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  1. skyder

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    Count me in. It's been since forever that I have been to Strawberry. Did catch some fish, though.
    Maybe we could set up some sort of a rendezvous or communication plan so the ones arriving later can contact and find the camp. Sign on a post or a CB channel, mayhaps?
    I think Friday would be a good time to get up there and have trout for supper!
     
  2. Goet

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    I'll probably be there Fri. as well with the wife ( I hope ).

    Let me know what locale to meet in.
     
  3. Ben Shepherd

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    Goet, we're meeting at the edge of the "renegade" camping area.

    BTW: what time can you show on Friday?
     
  4. JamisJockey

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    Can someone post directions to the Renegade campground area?
     
  5. Goet

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    Time?

    Daytime.

    That's about all I can say right now as I'll be coming with my wife from Weber County and will probably be picking up Roxygss in SLC.

    I'll let you know when we get closer but I would like to help scope out some good camping sites.


    Man! Do I need to go camping.:banghead:
     
  6. Ben Shepherd

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    Goet, we'll have to meet up. Thanks for the help. Figure exact timing at a later date.

    Anyone else willing to play stake-out?
     
  7. George Hill

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    To get to Renegade, all you do is drive straight in past the ranger stations by the highway... just head south along that main road and it's at the southern end of the lake. Pretty easy... can't miss it.
    That will be the meeting spot where we can gather.
    My Bronco will be parked there. It's big, green and tan, and ugly. My wolf, Ranger, will be with us. As will my family. Wife and all 5 boys. We wont be hard to miss either.

    We might just camp there at Renegade if they have nice areas and water and stuff... The Bride says that would be much easier on her, so it might be worth it to us (meaning Family) to camp there. We don't have to camp and shoot from the same spot.

    I'm flexable. METT & The Bride Dictates.
     
  8. Litefoot

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    George,
    Sounds like you and I live fairly close to each other. Let me know what I can do to help. I'm planning on being there.

    What are we shooting? Whatever we got?
     
  9. 12 Volt Man

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    This is turning in to quite a thread. I like it :D

    Here a thought. Go ahead and tell me I am a crazy insane redneck. Or, go ahead and join me and we'll have some fun.

    Anybody ever heard of tannerite?
    http://www.tannerite.com/she_exploding_targets.html

    I have seen some folks talk about it over on the AK-47.net forums. Sounds like great fun.

    It all depends on what sort of area we end up shooting in as to whether we could shoot it or not. I would want to make sure we had a decent backstop and no dry stuff around that might ignite. Hopefully someone can scout out the area soon and we'll know what we are dealing with.

    Like I said, just a thought. Looks like we could get it for $98 bucks for a case of 20. Not sure how much shipping is. I am in for $20.00 if others want to contribute. I'll even handle the ordering and collection of funds if we want to get some for our shoot.
     
  10. George Hill

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    I live in Vernal actually... about 2 miles away from where they are going to be building the new NRA range.
    And yup... whatever you got.

    Those exploding targets. That's nice and all... but WOW are they expensive.
    A jug of colored water explodes just fine for being free.
     
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  11. CrudeGT

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    This get together sounds like fun, I'll definitely be there.


    Hopefully, I smaller, less official gathering could be made, a bit sooner? I'd like to make some new shooting friends before I head up to camp with gun nuts I don't know:D

    If anyone is interested I will planning a trip out to the west desert in the next week or so. I shoot just south of the Dugway exit, behind that giant rock monolith. Shoot me a PM if anyone is interested in coming along.
     
  12. Ben Shepherd

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    For those interested:

    I will be going shooting at the shooting academy in Lindon next week in the afternoon. I've had it with work thinking they can run me 70-80 hours per week for 2-3 months solid. Yard looks like hell, haven't been shooting in over 2 weeks, truck is STILL down, clutch is shot in the mustang, can't manage to get any errands ran, etc. UUUGGGGHHHH!!!!!

    I need the break, told the boss I am going to take one afternoon off next week to blow some steam. I'll post which day on Monday morning, after I talk to my supervisor. He'll have to cover me, and he's on vacation(what's that?) in disneyland this week.
     
  13. CrudeGT

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    Ben, just let me know when, and i'll come down. My schedule is clear Wed -fri.

    I'm thinking of picking up a new Bersa .380 also, so maybe I'll grab that, and this could be a good chance to break it in.
     
  14. JamisJockey

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    Drats!

    Well, at this point I seriously doubt I'll be there. My request for time off was denied, I'm too far down the list for requests.
    If someone wants to get together on a wed/thurs let me know.
     
  15. USMC_2674

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    What kind of company do you work for that you can't take off time when you want to take time off?

    Damn.
     
  16. BHPshooter

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    He's an Air Traffic Controller -- supposed to be the most stressful job anywhere. That's what ATC in his name means.

    Wes
     
  17. JamisJockey

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    HHmmmmmm

    I work for you, and you, and him over in the corner...
    I'm a federal employee :neener:
    To confuse the matter further:
    We have to have a minimum number of persons on shift at any time. We have prime time vacation bidding once a year, based on senority. I bid mine for other times of the year, since May-August is very hard to get. After that, we have spot requests, but thats first come, first serve, and falls after prime time. I could still possibly get it, but it appears unlikely.

    Ding, ding, ding, we have a weiner :neener:
    It's not all that stressful, to be honest....most of the time. Remember the crappy weather that came through this week? Thunderstorms, icing, low visibility, and we have a closed runway (repaving)....that's when I earn my pay for sure. :neener:
     
  18. USMC_2674

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    You just so happened to pick the ONE job that I'll let slide. ;)
     
  19. 12 Volt Man

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    Hey ATC1man,
    I have collected a few license plated over the years and have them hanging in my garage. One of them is a Utah personalized plate that reads, ATCAV8R. One of my favorites.
     
  20. JamisJockey

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    It sorta picked me.
    Here I am, 17 years old, in front of the Marine recruiter.
    "I wanna blow **** up! Ooorrraaahhhh kill death maim!"
    "Your scores are kind of high....let me see what's available"
    Dad (retired Gunny) calls recruiter behind my back
    "He's an idiot, what good jobs are available"
    Next day
    Me
    "Okay whats available?"
    "Air Traffic Controller....there's an enlistment bonus, to boot"
    "HHHMMMMM....money? Sure, I'll do whatever that is..."
    Its now 11 years later, and I pay more in taxes every year than I made as a Corporal in a year.

    :neener:

    Good find.
     
  21. BHPshooter

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    Yeah, we've had some bad conditions lately. I don't know what it was like there, but on Monday, visibility in the Tooele Valley was certainly NOT above minimums.

    Kinda sad, because where I work (Deseret Peak Complex) there's the DC-10 skydiving plane at Bolinder Field that buzzes us several times daily. Those radial engines sound soooo cooooool.

    Who knows? Me or my Dad may have talked to you before and never even known it.

    Anyway, you have my thanks for a difficult job well done.

    Wes
     
  22. JamisJockey

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    Probably. Are you/your dad a GA pilot?
     
  23. BHPshooter

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    I started on my Private, but can't finish... the FAA won't let me fly because of my migraines -- and the meds I take for them.

    My Dad is tearin' it up, though. He's been flying for about 2 years now. He just took his CFI test and is about to take his Commercial checkride. He flies through Salt Lake Int'l airspace all the time from Bountiful-Skypark.

    Wes
     
  24. JamisJockey

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    That's a bummer, but its probably better to be safe.

    I work in the TRACON (Radar), I'm sure I've talked to him before.
     
  25. Goet

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    George, check your PM.
     
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