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View Results: Are you interested in coming?
Gonna be there come hell or high water 15 34.88%
Sounds good, we'll be there if we can 26 60.47%
Ain't no friggin' way I'd camp but I might motel it 1 2.33%
Are you guys nuts??? 1 2.33%
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #226
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #227
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Dirtbauer suggested to me prior to TTUHNFCO/R that we ought to go to Hardin Ridge. I'd investigated that campground in 2010 for folks who wanted to camp before the HNF Fall Ride which was starting over at Crazy Joe's that year. A phone call to the concessionaire who was running the campground told me it was closed down in early October.

A visit to the HNF web site says that the "southern" primitive campground is open all year long with 60 sites and a maximum of two vehicles per site giving us sleeping room for 120, going by the book. We can also reserve it, I think (the information about it is a little confusing) which may or may not be in our best interests. At least it offers hole shitting which is a big advantage in my eyes over camping alongside the road.

Anyway if any of you are out for a ride in that neck of the woods stop in, get a few pictures and let us know what you think of it. Dirtbauer says it's great and might be the ticket for next year so we don't have to slip-n-slide around in the horseshit.

My thanks in advance.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #228
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Hardin Ridge Campground

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=8vs44iDZovA

Hardin Ridge is a really nice campground during the off season at Southern Point but i thought the horsecampground was ok.






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Dirtbauer suggested to me prior to TTUHNFCO/R that we ought to go to Hardin Ridge. I'd investigated that campground in 2010 for folks who wanted to camp before the HNF Fall Ride which was starting over at Crazy Joe's that year. A phone call to the concessionaire who was running the campground told me it was closed down in early October.

A visit to the HNF web site says that the "southern" primitive campground is open all year long with 60 sites and a maximum of two vehicles per site giving us sleeping room for 120, going by the book. We can also reserve it, I think (the information about it is a little confusing) which may or may not be in our best interests. At least it offers hole shitting which is a big advantage in my eyes over camping alongside the road.

Anyway if any of you are out for a ride in that neck of the woods stop in, get a few pictures and let us know what you think of it. Dirtbauer says it's great and might be the ticket for next year so we don't have to slip-n-slide around in the horseshit.

My thanks in advance.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:25 PM   #229
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Screw the horseshit--we're doing it there in November. How about November 8-9-10 for a date??? A bit soon to be worrying about it but a lot of folks have to put in for vacation way in advance.

Thanks for the video. That place is beautiful!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:01 AM   #230
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Marines @ Hardin Ridge

One year in November I went to camp @ Hardin Ridge and the Marines had a big reunion of some sort and took up the whole campground that was open. We might make sure they aren't there every year? Luckily we went to Paynetown and had the whole place to ourselves right by the Lake.


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Screw the horseshit--we're doing it there in November. How about November 8-9-10 for a date??? A bit soon to be worrying about it but a lot of folks have to put in for vacation way in advance.

Thanks for the video. That place is beautiful!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #231
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Screw the horseshit--we're doing it there in November. How about November 8-9-10 for a date??? A bit soon to be worrying about it but a lot of folks have to put in for vacation way in advance.

Thanks for the video. That place is beautiful!!!
I'm in! I put my order in for vacation time with my boss already.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #232
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I'm in! I put my order in for vacation time with my boss already.
Sweet i just need to request that sunday off.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #233
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Let me do some investigative research about reservations and such before we set a firm date. I'll try and get it done in the next week or so as I'm busy with some fab work right now.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #234
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...Luckily we went to Paynetown and had the whole place to ourselves right by the Lake.
Paynetown would be cool if not for the fact that the main office of IDNR Law Enforcement is located there. A bunch of guys staying there on mostly dirt-looking bikes would definitely draw the wrong kind of attention. Knowing how they operate I'd just about bet the farm they'd be sneaking around the camp trying to find a reason--ANYTHING--to write up or arrest us.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:39 PM   #235
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They wont get to far with me there.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #236
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Another wild ass idea...

Other than the Federal campgrounds west of IN 446 there aren't any non-horse oriented campgrounds out in the forest south of Lake Monroe. There is Camp Maumee, a Boy Scout camp just north of where we camped last year. The property is covered with shitters and even has cabins. I sent them an email of inquiry about renting it and after I did found their site that covers the rental of the property. They get $5 a head to primitive camp and staying there would allow the weenies who don't want to camp to rent cabins. Given it's privately owned there'd be no reason for nosey C. O.'s to be poking around and it's right in the middle of the forest. It has a lake, too. If we camped there we wouldn't have to worry about standing in horseshit like we did last year.

I forgot to write down the link but I'll go back and update this post with the information.

A facility like this might be the way to turn our little gathering into a genuine ADVrider happening.

General information about Camp Maumee w/links:

http://www.doubleknot.com/program-re...policies/47125

...and a map of the facility:

http://www.doubleknot.com/openroster...aspx?id=106106

The place even has a shower house. The only bummer--NO ALCOHOL which is no big deal for me but I'm sure a lot of guys like to have a brewski or three while out in the woods.

Anyway I thought I'd throw it out for your digestion and see if we could actually use it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #237
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Got a reply from one Rebecca Bade with the HNF who said regarding trying to reserve Hardin Ridge that "no reservations necessary. There are ample sites available that time of year."

If a large Marine group does indeed come there annually it would be nice to know what weekend they do it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:47 AM   #238
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Spent many a week there with my boys. I'd guess they would expect us to park bikes in parking lot and hike down hill to a camp site. A great location.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #239
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...I'd guess they would expect us to park bikes in parking lot and hike down hill to a camp site...
That'll never work. I like to cuddle with my bike after a good, long ride. Hike down a hill and leave it all alone in a cold parking lot?? I'll have to sneak it down to my tent somehow!
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