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Janet H 04-18-2016 06:46 PM

Area 33 2016, Troutlake WA May 27-39
Reserved dates: May 27 - 30
Please sign up on the rally calendar:

The basics: This rural spot has a group camp area with fire ring - wood included, great views, a babbling brook, 2 lovely porto-lets and a potable water spigot. If you want to shower you can drive a couple of miles down the road to the county park or we can dunk you in the icy creek (elk will be watching...) Camping is in a grassy but not level field with some sparse trees - no sand, gravel or asphalt slabs anywhere! Plan to boondock and arrive with full fresh water tanks and empty black tanks.

Parking takes some planning and may be somewhat challenging. Almost all sites require backing but there is always help if you need it and an audience if you don't :) Almost everyone will need to unhitch and park tow vehicles away from trailers. Camping fees are yet to be determined but will be approximately $18 per night (cash and check only). This fee extends to each tent pitched as well.

Reservations are to be made on the calendar - please do not contact the property owner. I have reserved the entire place.

Hollenbeck Park is privately owned and located near Trout Lake WA
33 Mt Adams Rd.
Owner: Zoe Wood

Directions: From Hwy 141 North bound - Mt Adams Hwy
  • Bear right at Chevron Station (road splits) in town and go about 1/8 mile across creek. fair warning - town is hard to recognize - a small market or two - that's all. This intersection is near the County campground
  • Left at 3-way intersection - look for sign to park. Go about 300 feet down driveway
  • Right at sign to Hollenbeck park.
  • Drive down old runway 1900 ft (see hanger on left) to end of the runway. Cross irrigation ditch.
  • Camping to the left - we get the area with the fire pit and picnic table.. Please be careful about water spigots.
Just go ahead and park. One of the owners will come by on a small motorbike to collect. They do not take plastic! Checks OK.

Dumping: there is no dump station here - but the County park - seen on map quest link does have a dump station. You may dump "not too gray" water out of the way. Don’t ask - don’t tell.

This place is not in any phone book and the directions are kinda like a treasure hunt. The owner works at a day job and does not advertise. Some portion of this land is a working farm.

Garbage: Must be packed out or taken to county collection station several miles away although last year there was a central collection point on the property.
Connectivity: last year we had decent ATT cell service
Rain: Be prepared - bring a book.
Wind Likely. Weather is changeable this time of year and could be chilly
Waiting list: Please let me know if you are interested in attending and unable to get a spot. This rally location has limited parking space but once the list is full we may have cancellations - anything is possible.
Cancellations: If you cannot make it please let me know - there will a waiting list to attend.

here's a mapquest map

Meals and activities:
Meal planning will commence on the next post.
Planned activities - none.
Suggested diversions:
There are great hiking trails, good biking, an ice cave and white water kayaking nearby if you are so inclined.
Kite flying - excellent conditions
Long walks
Mountain Gazing - amazing views - bring a chair.

Janet H 04-18-2016 06:56 PM

MEAL PLANNING This post will be updated as folks sign up - please check back often.

We will have group meals on Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday morning. You are however free to make your own plans if a better offer comes along. We'll bring a couple of big outdoor stoves and cooking gear which are available to use. Assistance with scullery work and a brave person or two to organize camping fee collections would be appreciated.

Please bring your own plates and utensils to each meal as well as your own drinks. Facilities are limited and so we need to keep clean up really simple (no hot water). I'll update this post with food signups...

Thursday night: A few of us may come on Thursday and you are on your own for dinner.


Friday night: Wiener Night! An easy Friday meal for those who braving the Friday afternoon traffic rush. We'll bring Kosher dogs, some veggie dogs and buns for all but could use some condiments, chips, sides and dessert. You are responsible for your own drinks.

Condiments: ketchup, mustard, relish, sauerkraut (campcollector),
Sides: Calico Baked beans (LTD30), Ranch beans (tschabarum) Potato Salad (OilinH20), Veggie pintos, Side salad (2taylors)
Desserts: campcollector, John&Vicki (Sunshine Orange Cake), 68tradewind (pie and icecream)


Saturday night Southern themed Potluck: Channel your inner Scarlet or Rhett, put on your pearls of fine hat and bring your southern drawl! You are responsible for your own utensils and drinks. Please sign up for one:

Starters: Mint Juleps - bring your own julep cup, pimentocheese sticks, devilied eggs
Mains: Roasted Pork (pronounced paaark) loins, pulled pork, chicken ala bicken
Sides: Cheese Grits Casserole, Beans w/ Hamhock, succotash, Corn Maque Choux, slaw, squash bake, Southern green beans
Salads: green salad (campcollector), 3 bean salad
Dessert: Kentucky Derby Pie, Rum raisin cake


Sunday B-fast: Eggs cooked to order and ham.
Good additions would be: Juice, picante bits for eggs, grated cheddar, hot cinnamon rolls or breakfast breads (several pans), fruit. Please sign up via PM or post to this thread.

Main: eggs, and ham for all - janet, sausages (tschabarum and 2 taylors))

Starchy Bits and Fruit: French Toast Casserole, Hot Cinnamon Rolls, sticky buns

Egg Swag: salsa and cheese (campcollector),

Juice - 2taylors


Sunday dinner: leftovers and better offers. No meal planned - just an impromptu potluck, unless someone offers to organize. << that is a hint....


Green Visor Crew (collect camping fees):


Scullery help - by appointment or conscription!

jkinglet 04-24-2016 10:47 AM

Due to a conflict Trish and I won't be able to make it this year. Enjoy! Jeff

Janet H 04-26-2016 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by jkinglet (Post 1781236)
Due to a conflict Trish and I won't be able to make it this year. Enjoy! Jeff

Bummer! We will miss you - see you next year :)

OilnH2o 04-29-2016 08:37 PM

Coming in on Friday...
Friday Night

Side: Potato Salad

Saturday Night

Lazy Afternoon before dinner: Mint Juleps (fixin's; bring your own julep cup)

Side: Cheese Grits Casserole

Dessert: Kentucky Derby Pie (if we don't have too many juleps)

Sunday Morning

Starchy Bits:
Hot Cinnamon Rolls

LTD30 05-04-2016 10:57 PM

Friday side: Calico Baked Beans

Saturday: Something

Sunday morning: French Toast Casserole

Janet H 05-05-2016 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by OilnH2o (Post 1784070)
Saturday Night

Lazy Afternoon before dinner: Mint Juleps (fixin's; bring your own julep cup)

We may have to break out our southern drawls and derby hats. I'm wearing pearls!

BTW - we still have a couple of slots open at the rally - pass the word along.

OilnH2o 05-06-2016 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Janet (Post 1787004)
We may have to break out our southern drawls and derby hats. I'm wearing pearls!

(We'll practice this Saturday afternoon before Post Time!)

campcollector 05-11-2016 11:43 AM

Friday: Dessert and some condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, sauerkraut)
Saturday: Green Salad
Sunday: Egg swag, mostly because it sounds cool. (salsa and cheese)
See you all soon!! Steph

JDL 05-12-2016 12:49 AM

Coming in Friday afternoon
Coming in Friday afternoon:

Friday Night: - Chips / Salsa .... PIE!

Saturday Night - PIE!

Looking forward to seeing everyone! :D

LTD30 05-17-2016 04:39 PM

Saturday: Something = Corn Maque Choux

JDL 05-18-2016 10:54 PM

Update- Deborah will bring a Rum Raisin Bunt Cake for Saturday night.


Originally Posted by JDL (Post 1789985)
Coming in Friday afternoon:

Friday Night: - Chips / Salsa .... PIE!

Saturday Night - PIE!

Looking forward to seeing everyone! :D

Janet H 05-20-2016 01:15 PM

Sounds yummy.

We still have a couple of spaces open, BTW so spread the word.

John&Vicki 05-20-2016 03:34 PM

Thanks for the invitation - Vicki and I are in, in, in! What can we bring?


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