Thought I would post this in Just Bull to gauge interest since this category gets more views and if got any steam we can move it or repost it in the gatherings category.
I have been thinking for a while about starting a small, “socially distanced” (to meet state mandates) gathering/light up here in north central NC. Specifically at Mayo River State Park around Stoneville NC. This park has an incredible main shelter designed by a renowned architect that studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and was built in the late 40’s early 50’s. that could be used and would be a fantastic place to light up with lanterns. I know there are a few guys on here within a hour or two and it’s right on the Virginia border (just south of Martinsville) so it could draw a few of the Virginia guys down as well.
Main objective is the opportunity to get to hangout and talk lanterns, enjoy good company. Possibly fire up some Coleman grills and enjoy some good grub as well. Camping could be a possibility but another park would have to be used as there is no campsites at this one but it does have 2 fishing ponds and really nice hiking trails.
Due to the COVID mandates we should probably keep it to under or right at 10 people, but I don’t think it would have to be strictly monitored if was just close to that number.
As far as dates go I’m open to suggestions. Was thinking around mid September but can definitely be different.
Please chime in with any interest or suggestions! Here are a few pics of the shelter I was talking about.
Quicklite Crew #3
Coleman Slant Saver #55
The Coleman Blue’s 243’s #157
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