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Posted: 9/12/2020 12:36:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2020 12:41:31 PM EDT by Captain_Morgan]
I know we've kicked around the idea of a HTF meetup for years, but I think partly due to low HTF activity, it's never precipitated.

I'm not sure if anyone has followed the American Pioneer Corps thread in GD, but it's a new organization that is focused on networking in your local community and developing personal skills to help make you a well rounded and prepared individual. Read up here: https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/American-Battle-Buddies-American-Pioneer-Corps-Guidelines/5-2291145/?

The initial activities each local group organizes involves a hike. You do not need to follow the guidelines to participate.  Participation by anyone and in any capacity is encouraged, but if you want to work toward developing your skills in the prescribed manner, the hike will adhere to the following:

-Hike at least 6 miles
-Maintain >3mph pace
-Carry a pack with 45lbs (alternatively 35lbs plus rifle) not including water; since this will be in Baton Rouge, I propose that we don't hike with slung rifles and either put them in our packs or just carry the extra 10lbs

I am proposing we hike the Hooper Rd. Park trail (http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/park/HooperRoad) on either Saturday, September 19 or Sunday, September 20.  The hike will occur on Saturday September 19 at the Comite River Park. http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/park/Comite

Attending:
Captain_Morgan
Bcamp15
toddmtnbkr

Maybe:
alpha0815


Who else is in?
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 12:49:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2020 12:50:11 PM EDT by Captain_Morgan]
Gonna @ some locals since the forum doesn't get much traffic. Starting with some of y'all that participate the most.

@alpha0815
@HEdad
@olekennyroy
@77Bronc
@scotchymcdrinkerbean

­I think you can only do 5 @ per post, I might have to spam my own thread.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 12:51:30 PM EDT
Per the where y'at thread, these are the BR locals

@Bcamp15
@pilatuspilot
@k­eithvi
@JMFG
@AR167

1/2
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 12:51:59 PM EDT
@CraptinMypants
@Aleks61
@rn4j0r
@ho­well740

2/2
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 12:52:59 PM EDT
And the Prairieville krewe

@blake716
@a-bare
@Kuhndog
@Justinjluke
@SMR412
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:10:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2020 1:12:09 PM EDT by toddmtnbkr]
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Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:
Per the where y'at thread, these are the BR locals

@Bcamp15
@pilatuspilot
@k­eithvi
@JMFG
@AR167

1/2
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@toddmtnbkr added. I’m in. Preference would be Saturday. I’m out of pocket Sunday am.

I know Comite quite well, and would suggest that trail instead of Hooper. But either would be good.

Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:26:15 PM EDT
I'd be in as well. Saturday would be better for me too.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:36:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2020 1:42:21 PM EDT by Captain_Morgan]
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Originally Posted By toddmtnbkr:


@toddmtnbkr added. I’m in. Preference would be Saturday. I’m out of pocket Sunday am.

I know Comite quite well, and would suggest that trail instead of Hooper. But either would be good.

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I hiked the Comite trail myself last weekend, and would certainly be willing to do it again. My wife just saw that Hooper is having a bike meetup next Sat anyway, so it would be better to do Comite.

Sounds like we have at least three people that can do it Sat. So let’s make that official.

Want to target a start time of 8:30?  If anyone is going to drive it, I don't want to start too early, but don't want to finish too late. Hike time will be approx. 2hrs.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:53:09 PM EDT
8:30 works for me. I've never done a real hike before so it should be interesting
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:56:40 PM EDT
Copy that.
Comite 0830-1030.

Hooper hustle is 9/19 @ 0900. So yeah. Hooper is a no go. I’m a member of BRAMBA too.

We can add 1 mile at the 4.5 mile marker if we want to (out and back in connection trail). We can assess and decide at that point depending on how the crew is doing.

I may wear a PC too, no mags etc.
see y’all there.
Looking forward to it.

I’ll post up in BRAMBA fb group that we’ll be out there, hiking, counterclockwise (as MTB traffic will be clockwise).
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:57:36 PM EDT
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8:30 works for me. I've never done a real hike before so it should be interesting
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I’d like to start working toward the APC hiking requirements, but if you’re not confident you can do it or you’re just not interested in APC, you don’t need to pack weight to participate.  

I did a test run yesterday to make sure I could. It was tough but doable. I’m in reasonable shape though.

Kendalwood Road park

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Link Posted: 9/12/2020 1:58:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By toddmtnbkr:
Copy that.
Comite 0830-1030.

Hooper hustle is 9/19 @ 0900. So yeah. Hooper is a no go. I’m a member of BRAMBA too.

We can add 1 mile at the 4.5 mile marker if we want to (out and back in connection trail). We can assess and decide at that point depending on how the crew is doing.

I may wear a PC too, no mags etc.
see y’all there.
Looking forward to it.

I’ll post up in BRAMBA fb group that we’ll be out there, hiking, counterclockwise (as MTB traffic will be clockwise).
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All sounds good!
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 7:00:11 PM EDT
I'd like to do this but will be out of town that weekend.
Thanks for reaching out and please post up if anyone wants to try another weekend.
Thanks guys
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 7:10:20 PM EDT
Part of what Ben has set up with the establishment of the APC is to encourage us to get out and regularly do these activities.

It won’t be every weekend, but my hope is that we can get a solid group together to meetup at least once a month.

Keep an eye out in this HTF for future updates.
Link Posted: 9/12/2020 10:08:37 PM EDT
I subscribed to this thread.
I rarely post but am on here every day.
If anyone here is interested I try to make most 3 gun matches in Poplarville Ms first Sundays and occasionally attend Tuesday night practice session at FRC Range in B.R. on Choctaw.
I've done a decent amount of hiking with my son's Boy Scout group last few years but recently started having issues with Arthritis in pelvis joints. Getting OLD SUCKS.
Link Posted: 9/13/2020 8:55:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2020 8:57:22 AM EDT by 77Bronc]
@Captain_Morgan

Hey I do appreciate the mention for this get together, but with the current C-19 issue I will have to pass.  It sounds like a very worth while plan and will benefit everyone greatly.

I do wish yall good luck and good weather.  

I am 62 years old and trying my best to keep my exposure minimal due to the virus....getting my exercise by biking the St Tammany Trace by my self

Take care and stay safe   Keep us updated on the progress and outcome

Link Posted: 9/13/2020 9:02:06 AM EDT
I completely understand

Once all this blows over, we can also hit some ranges or do other activities.
Link Posted: 9/13/2020 10:03:57 AM EDT
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I'd like to start working toward the APC hiking requirements, but if you're not confident you can do it or you're just not interested in APC, you don't need to pack weight to participate.  

I did a test run yesterday to make sure I could. It was tough but doable. I'm in reasonable shape though.

Kendalwood Road park

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What app do you use to record your hikes? I am going to try to find time this week to go see how I do and work out any bugs I find with my setup.
Link Posted: 9/13/2020 11:20:40 AM EDT
AllTrails

I have an iphone, and the only complaint I had is that it apparently doesn’t do elevation change very accurately. Otherwise it tracked everything I wanted plus it will tell you what trails are local to you.
Link Posted: 9/13/2020 12:36:38 PM EDT
I’d love to guys and I’m maybe as of now.

My wife is prego with our first and it’s been a rough first trimester. Not sure I’ll be able to get away but I’m playing it by ear.

This is a great idea and would love to try to do more of these.
Link Posted: 9/13/2020 12:40:56 PM EDT
Sounds good, I’ll mark you down as a maybe.
Link Posted: 9/14/2020 10:44:48 AM EDT
I’m supposed to have a work weekend this weekend, the 19th of course. The dozer showed up yesterday and unless this little hurricane changes course again, I’ll be in MS all weekend. If that changes, I’m in and I’ll certainly be in going forward.
Link Posted: 9/15/2020 11:32:34 AM EDT
I decided I am going to pack weight, just not 45lbs since this is a first real hike for myself. Looking forward to it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2020 2:28:56 PM EDT
HEdad, no worries if you can’t make it this time. Hopefully MS comes out OK. We’ll do this again in the future.

Bcamp, I agree. Don’t overdo it. Bring water though! The past couple times I tried, I sweat my ass off.
Link Posted: 9/18/2020 8:20:00 PM EDT
Last call for anyone else.

Otherwise, see you guys out there in the morning.
Link Posted: 9/18/2020 8:44:46 PM EDT
Yup I will be there. Looking forward to it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 7:35:02 AM EDT
Still on?
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 7:40:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2020 7:53:12 AM EDT by Captain_Morgan]
I’m up for it rain or shine.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:00:51 AM EDT
Main concern would be potentially tearing up the trails.
Not sure how much foot traffic would do that or not, but I know we strongly discourage MTB out there, when it’s wet.

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:06:48 AM EDT
I'll be there.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:10:05 AM EDT
I can’t imagine three people in a light rain would tear up a trail, but I’m open to any suggestions.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:11:55 AM EDT
Let's play it by ear when we get out there.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:16:56 AM EDT
Sounds good. I’ll be the white Subaru WRX.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:19:05 AM EDT
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White Tahoe for me.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 8:30:51 AM EDT
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Definitely agree.
Foot traffic is much more controllable (staying out of wet holes, by going around them).

I’m gonna head out there.

White 4Runner.

Be advised though. BREC and/or BRAMBA does lock the gate some times, due to poor trail conditions.
Link Posted: 9/19/2020 12:42:26 PM EDT
I’m back home. I had a great time.

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Looking forward to the next one! Let’s start getting an idea of when and where. Any one wanting to make the next one is free to weigh in.
Link Posted: 9/22/2020 11:05:09 PM EDT
Glad you guys made it happen.
Hope I can join the next one.
Link Posted: 9/24/2020 11:06:59 PM EDT
Man, sorry I'm just seeing this.  I was at Barber last weekend for the super bike races.
Link Posted: 9/24/2020 11:16:31 PM EDT
Man, sorry I'm just seeing this.  I was at Barber last weekend for the super bike races.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 11:23:45 AM EDT
Posting this here incase anyone is subscribed and doesn’t check HTF often. https://www.ar15.com/forums/Hometown/American-Pioneer-Corps-Louisiana-HTF-Meetup-Oct-9-10-or-11/58-648137/
Link Posted: 12/14/2020 6:44:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2020 11:13:07 AM EDT
Unfortunately not
Link Posted: 12/19/2020 1:09:05 PM EDT
Our HTF has always been kind of slow. Almost like we need to set things up months in advance and have a call roster to remind people.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 11:18:44 PM EDT
Anything north of Alexandria for us Yankees?
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 4:04:58 PM EDT
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I don’t think we get together with Arkansas folks too much

I’d be down for a drive somewhere else in state.
Link Posted: 1/9/2021 12:16:19 AM EDT
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I don’t think we get together with Arkansas folks too much

I’d be down for a drive somewhere else in state.
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Originally Posted By Willmar:
Anything north of Alexandria for us Yankees?


I don’t think we get together with Arkansas folks too much

I’d be down for a drive somewhere else in state.


Damn, I knew Shreveport was “the far north” for you South Louisiana guys, but calling us Arkansans? That’s going too far!
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