Fall 2019 MERS Moot

So moot it be...

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Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Greg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:03 pm

Greetings fellow travelers!

This past weekend, a respectable group of 'Taurandir' descended upon the Tecumseh trail in Southern Indiana, a 42-mile through hike trail, to hike a segment of it and set up a few camps. We had an excellent time, with both new and old faces, put a decent number of miles underfoot (I'd wager approximately +/-12 miles each all told, not counting walking around camp), and slept dry through several short bursts of rain on the second night.

I'll let the proof in the pudding do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!

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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Odigan » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:11 pm

A fantastic time as always with absolutely perfect weather and great company.

Fun fact: the cumulative mileage for the four of us just to attend (not including return trips) was ~2,600 miles.
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby TaylorSteiner » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:28 am

Just awesome!
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Elleth » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:33 am

Oh that looks like a GRAND time!
And what a wonderful shelter!

How long were you out for?
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Ursus » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 am

Elleth wrote:How long were you out for?


Three days. Overnights on Friday and Saturday and packed out on Sunday morning in a refreshing light rain. It was a joy to finally attend a forum gathering, the only thing that surpassed the weather was the fine company!
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Straelbora » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:22 pm

Fantastic. Great pics.
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Iodo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:30 pm

That looks like an amazing adventure :P

and that natural shelter looks really impressive, how big is it?
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Greg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:05 pm

The main roof is approximately one-Ursus-long-by-one-Ursus-wide.

We increased the capacity with a lean-to off each side, which adds roughly one Ursus' width to each side, allowing for four, maybe someday five, occupants.
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Udwin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Looks like it was a great gathering, sorry I had to miss it (next time tho!)
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Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Postby Greg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:53 pm

Udwin's conspicuous absence was my one and only regret of this adventure. He's a constant and welcome companion, and would have added much to the proceedings.

Dave's presence was a wonderful addition...I haven't seen him on the trail since the first overnighter Odigan and I met on back in 2011. This time, he had made some garb for himself and is excited to come along for more.

Odigan is, as always, a treasure trove of historical and metallurgical knowledge, and is an absolute treat to discuss such things with.

Ursus was a pleasure to meet, and carries himself and his gear in a way that clearly shows trail and trek experience. Looking forward to more!
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