2009 RENDEZVOUS - OCT 1 - 5 Update
Hi Tree Huggers,
I am still nailing down all of the costs for this event but right now it will run closer to $100 than $200. To do that I will NOT be providing meals. Most people seem to be OK with that. Eating will probably take a back seat to climbing once you see this place. I am sure if I provided lunch hardly anyone would show up. I would actually encourage people to take a sandwich with you in the morning and eat it aloft so you don't have to interrupt your climb. And "YES" this place is that Awesome!! Us campers can walk to 3 restaurants and a Papa Johns Pizza and the Harris Teeter Deli take out.
I am renting the Amphitheater area for camping and a covered picnic area for eating, socializing and staging events. For those of you flying in or otherwise not camping you can stay on the property at several locations. My number one suggestion would be the 4 Cabins by the lake. They sleep from 5 to 7. They rent for a flat fee of $507.38 for the full 5 days and 4 nights. They come with bed linens and a furnished kitchen. So all you need are groceries from the Harris Teeter located right at the entrance to the park and you are set. There is also an up stairs apartment that sleeps 7 for $507.38 and the Guest House that sleeps 10 for $648.31. All have kitchens. The sleeping arrangements range from mostly single beds a few double beds and a few bunk beds. Call me about the layouts of each particular place. The Guest House and Apartment are located right behind the Manor House and there is a walking trail that connects directly to the Cabin climbing area. We cannot climb in the yard of the Manor House but we can climb immediately behind it. Fabulous grove of trees there, absolutely no searching for big trees, they are ALL BIG!!
I need to get my deposit in by May, 09 so I will need to get a pretty good head count as soon as possible. I will give a discount for early birds on the charge. I cannot calculate what that charge will be until I get a number of how many will be attending. The more coming the cheaper it will be, so PLEASE let me know.
I will be going down there some time this winter to map out the trees. If you want to go with me let me know and we will plan a date.
I have Joe Maher, Tobe Sherrill, Ken VanGorder "Knot Wizard", and Nick "The Splicer" (I think?) lined up as presenters. Let me know if you want to get involved as well.
Please call or email me anytime. I really like phone calls.
276 398 2639
ps: I might have written more on the TCI site so be sure and check that one out as well.