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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. CrudeGT

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    So, with this getting closer, I want to try to set up a car-pool option, or a caravan option. I personally do not know my way around mountain areas, and get lost VERY easily, especially in camp sites, every site looks the same.


    So, anyone want to meet up at the Big K-Mart at the mouth of Parley's Canyon on Saturday? I should have room in my car for another person if anyone needs a ride too.


    Edit: this is how little I know about those big rocks to the east. Which canyon is the best to take to get to Heber? Isn't that down by Provo Canyon? Anyone have some easy directions from Salt lake?

    Thanx.
     
  2. JamisJockey

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    Go E on I80 past park city to 40, go south towards Heber. 40 will take you to Strawberry res., not sure where the area is exactly.
    One suggestion, go to walmart, Kmart, gart, sportsmans, somewhere like that and pick up a Utah Atlas and Gazeteer. Breaks the state down into page sized grids, including small towns, rivers/streams, dirt roads, and campgrounds. Good map to have handy for excursions into the woods.
     
  3. CrudeGT

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    OKay, so Parley's Canyon would be the place to start. So, anyone want to meet up at the Big K-Mart on Parleys Dr. It's about a block west of Foothill Dr. We can meet up there around Noon, and caravan up to the site.


    I've got a state atlas, I'll take a look at it when I get home from work.
     
  4. JamisJockey

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    This is the map I'm talking about, although I think its sold cheaper at local outlets. Its topographical, and has alot of recreational detail. I've used it to explore the Uintas and West desert and have never been lost using it. Also has GPS grids.
     
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    CrudeGT, I prefer going through Provo Canyon as opposed to Parleys... It takes a little longer, but it's a lot easier on gas consumption -- not all of those ups and downs. Prettier, too.

    I've been to Strawberry all of my life, but not for the last year or two. I'm familiar with the area, but not with all of the campgrounds. I'm sure that we can figure it out, though.

    However, I'm open to either option.

    Wes
     
  6. CrudeGT

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    Either way works for me. And gas conservation is a GOOD thing right now. When you head that way, do you still come through Salt Lake? or is there another route from Tooele that's quicker to Provo Canyon? We could meet up closer to Provo canyon if that's easier?
     
  7. Ben Shepherd

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    My dad and one brothers are going to go to this as well. We're going to go up Friday and try to stake out a decent sized area.

    Is anyone else going up Friday? Let me know.
     
  8. CrudeGT

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    Ben, that sounds like fun. What time are you going to head up? (p.s. I'm pick up a 1944 Russian rifle end of this week, can't wait to shoot it, looks like this camping trip will be a great oppurtunity.)


    The only thing that is keeping me second guessing this trip is that I have ZERO camping gear. I'm probably not even going to be staying over night on Saturday, unless I get too smashed and someone has a truck bed I can pass out in... (I've been known to do that).
     
  9. JamisJockey

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    I already like you :D
    Sounds like its time to invest in some camping gear. Gart and Big5 are having Memorial day sales, I saw some decent deals. Given the drastic temperature differences that can happen around here, I'd suggest getting a sleeping bag in the 20-30 degree range and getting a fleece liner or bag incase it gets colder than that.
    Sleeping bag, tent, lantern, lawn chair...and you're set!
     
  10. Shane333

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    Well folks, I want in. I'll have to check with my better half to see if there are any conflicting activities.

    I'll bring some rifles (lever-action .22 and semi-auto .223), but I'm hoping some of you will show off your handguns and let me try a few to see what fits me best. I'm hoping to get a handgun in the not-too-distant future, but I need to find what I'm most comfortable with.
     
  11. CrudeGT

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    everytime i walk into a sporting goods I have a hard time walking out with anything other than a new gun. And Big5 has the 1944 russian rifle I want for $79. I'll try to debate between the gun and camping gear... I bet you can figure out which I'll get...
     
  12. BHPshooter

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    What kind of gun is it? 1944... Mosin Nagant?

    Just kinda curious.
    Wes
     
  13. CrudeGT

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    Honestly, i couldn't tell ya. I don;t know much about rifles, except that it's pretty. it has a fixed magazine, fires 7.62mm, bolt action.

    It's one of the ones that was dumped into the ocean in barrels after WWII and Century Arms are selling the ones that still work. They are on sale right now for $79. I'll get more info next time I go in.

    Looks a lot like this, except it doesn't come with the belt and ammo pouch.

    rifle.jpg
     
  14. Correia

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    Crude, note that the ammo you want to use for that is 7.62x54R. Not regular 7.62 Nato which will in fact chamber, but not safely. :)
     
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    That is going to be VERY handy info. Thank you very much Larry. If things fo according to plan, I should have this with me on Saturday when I come up to meet you at Lee Kay. So you can check it out.

    Also, I got the time off work on Saturday, so I will definitely be to your class. Also I ran into another friend who has been debating about getting her permit. and she is very excited to go. She also has to make sure it fits her schedule. I will let you know about that as soon as I can.
     
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    Yeah, that extra 3 millimeters makes all the difference!:D
     
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    Cool, look forward to seeing you guys Saturday. 10:00 am at Lee Kay.

    I got to meet Ben yesterday. Good guy. Turns out that we only work a couple of blocks away from each other.

    Crude, you will like that Mosin. They are solid guns. A little rough sometimes, but they are tough, and the action is about as simple as can be. I've got an M44 that I use once in awhile as a beater gun. It has actually been pretty darn accurate. Be careful with the ammo though, some 7.62x54R is sold as non-corrosive and it really isn't. To be safe, when you get done shooting run a little bit of Windex on a rag through the barrel to neautralize the corrosiveness. (or hot soapy water works good too). I ran some "non-corrosive" Russian ammo through mine once, and didn't clean it for a few days. Sure enough I got some rust in the barrel. Ugh.
     
  18. JamisJockey

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    And that huge rim on the 7.62x54R
    :neener:
     
  19. tetchaje1

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    June 12th, huh? Quick question for you guys: Is this just a get-together or is it going to have shooting or is it shooting and camping? Reading through several pages I missed out on some of the finer details that determine whether this is a green light or a no-go from the missus. We're expecting our first little prattling one at the end of June, so the 12th is starting to get into the red-zone. Strawberry is a long ways away from our OB/GYN... :uhoh:

    If it is just a get-together with some shooting in the morning, I could probably wing it. Perhaps I could carpool down with Eric and CrudeGT. The only thing that I would be worried about is my wife going into labor and me being down in the south-40 and missing one of the most important moments in my life.

    Then again, perhaps a bit of fresh mountain air would do some good...

    ...not to mention the fresh smell of burnt powder in the air. :evil:
     
  20. Ben Shepherd

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    It's whatever you can do. A few of us are going up and staying the weekend, some are only coming up saturday. Hope you can make it.
     
  21. JamisJockey

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    At this point, I'm absolutely sure I can't go.
    Anyone here into flyfishing or camping and off during the week?
    I will be reserving a campsite this week for June 16th (tues) and 17th (wed) to go fish along the Mirror Lake Hwy. My primary goal is to wet a flyline and drink a few beers. PM me for more details.
     
  22. BHPshooter

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    Alright guys, (I think I see a pattern here :fire: ) Work is trying to screw me out of going. I'm still working on it, but I just have a gut feeling that I'm going to get the ????ty end of the deal again.

    I've about had it with this job... who knows, if all works out, I will probably have quit that job by the 12th.

    I will be perpetually pissed if I don't get to go on this one.

    Wes
     
  23. Goet

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    I plan on going up and doing a bit of fishing, too. Haven't done that in over a decade and not in UT since I was about 9.

    Remember, June 12th is free fishing day. Catch limits still apply.
     
  24. CrudeGT

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    Fume, if you need to beat up a boss, I can do it... I work for beer... :D

    tetchaje1, Im gonna head up Friday, probably with Ben, just to get an idea of where the spot is, but I won't be staying up there Friday night. So i can certainly help you get up there. What part of the state are you in?
     
  25. George Hill

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    I went by Strawberry yesterday... the water is blue, the land is green, and it is just gorgeous.

    Let's see... the 12th there is a big Class III shoot going on put on my Impact Arms or something like that... and then there is a big airshow going on at Hill AFB.

    Maybe we should reschedual this?
     
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