(with thanks to all those I stole images from, and apologies if you didn't consider them all that public domain )
WE ARE BOOKED!!!
The official dates and location are 6/22-6/27, http://eagles-nest-lodge-and-hunt-club.comCedaredge, CO.
We are still trying to set something up for Sunday 6/21 evening in Denver (a la the DAG last time), as tribute to the start of this disOrganization, and a convenient BIG place to meet before heading up into the mountains for the week of shenaniganary.
We have the ENTIRE campsite rented out, there will be no one there but ootmiks and our invitees.
Speaking of rented, the cost is $130 per person (that's 5 nights, probably a bed, bbq's, fireplaces, showers, toilets, extra porta-potties for the size of the group, etc). We need 30 folks to break even, anyone after that the money goes to a slush fund which will be figured out later (IE: cash rebates for everyone on arrival, group food and/or booze, etc). There will be no profit though, I promise, we have a year to figure out the overages. Thumper reminded me I have a PayPal account. Please include Board name in the notes. Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you aren't paypal-friendly, shoot me a PM or text, we'll figure it out (ate-for-slevin, 312, SLAY).
Along with renting the whole damn place, we have all campgrounds, cabins and their beds for our use. The cabins are as follows (cabin name, number of beds in it, how many taken):
Bull Fever (2) (2 taken)
Mountain Man (2) (2 taken)
Lazy Hunter (4) (4 taken)
Free Eagle (4) (2 taken)
Lodge (16) (13+ taken)
I'm already getting requests for specific arrangements. I'm perfectly willing to go first-come, first-served, just so we fill them all. After that, I think we should be able, through just a sense of community and understanding, work with eachother. If you have no preference or traveling solo, you'll get put in the lodge until things fill up and this becomes a serious discussion.
AGAIN, I am always open to input. You guys either think I'm doing swimmingly well or think I'm an unapproachable dictator based on the feedback I've gotten so far.
UPDATE 10/29: small cabins are filling up! Anyone that still wants in, PM or text me soon!
UPDATE 10/17: Just going through my Rag15 notes and I've found, somewhat startlingly, that out of the 20 people who have given definite "Yes's" in this thread, half have already paid! Woohoo!!!
However, 20 people does not a Ragnarok make. For those that weren't there last time, it was as epic as you can possibly imagine. for those that were, hey, lightning can strike twice! I'm double posting this at the front of the thread too to save the digging time. A little over 8 months to go!!
UPDATE 2/12: We're up to 26+ confirmed, still about 10 paid I won't cry too much until June, I promise. I'm getting more texts and PM's about it, which is awesome. Don't anyone hesitate to shoot me a message or call or whatever, and please keep spreding the owrd. Does anyone remember the exactheadcount last time? I thought we were well over 50. Just sayin'...
Update 4/24: at the bottom of the thread we're starting to kick around ideas for the Denver party, like the DAG last time, and Mtne has even offered the DAG again!!!! There were some early volunteers with ideas about the welcome gathering, but I'm having trouble coordinating with them from 1000 miles away. Can anyone help shake some trees and maybe even kinda take the lead on this idea?
Also, I'm going to contact the campground today and pay off the balance. As such, and I hate to be that guy, I'm going to be sending out PM's to folks who've said they're coming but haven't pitched in yet. I'd rather not, but many people have put in and it's kind of unfair to take money from some, but not expect from all, ya know?
At the same time, I absolutely don't want anyone staying home because they don't have the $130 for the campground. Some of our early payers have kicked in extra as a kind of Rag Scholarship in case someone needs a hand. Please PM me directly if it would make the difference for your trip!
Update 5/11: the campground wants to know if we want catered in BBQ? $9.50/head, and I can throw our slush fund at it and probably get it down to $5 each. They suggested a midweek and end of week deal. 2 meals, roughly $10 extra out of pocket. Thoughts? And I need em quick, they order about a month ahead.
Update 5/22: HOLY SHIT!!!! 4 weeks out!!! Oil: old. Battery: tired. Tires: meh. Lumbar: could be better. LEts get ready to hit the road!!!