June 10-12, 2011
Sand Creek Wildlife Habitat and Acess Area*
Get off I-90 at Beulah, Wyoming turn left onto the dirt road and follow the signs to the Rod & Gun (ie. 3rd) Campsite
Site opens at Noon Friday and Noon on Sunday.
Site Fee: FREE! (non-member surcharge does not apply)
Feast: Potluck (we'll provide the meat)
THE SITE IS PRIMITIVE and NOT HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE!!
BRING >WATER< >FOOD< >LIGHTS< AN ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT MAKE LIFE MORE COMFORTABLE FOR YOU!!
>There is no (and that means NO) lighting here, bring your own.<
>Keep an eye on your kiddies, a small swift river runs through the site.<
>This is a wildlife and wild bird reserve*. Bring containers for your trash. If you bath in the creek, use bio-degradable soap only!<
>Leashed pets welcome.<
>Site is discreetly wet.<
There will be rapier, heavy and thrown weapons along with other activities.
**A tentative schedule forthcoming.**
THE 3RD ANNUAL REGATTA
Following last year's successful race, We are setting sail for A&S again this year. Create a period sailing vessel (Viking long boat, Pirate Ship, Japanese Junks, etc). The boats will be judged on three criteria: authenticity to period, aesthetic appeal, and how well it sails. Yes, your sailboat needs to float. We will race them down the creek. (If you don't want to sail, don't feel left out. There is also a display.)
Come, sit at the fire, tell your best stories, sing your fine songs, make us laugh, and have a good time. There are fire sites or bring your own pit, you might want to bring wood. (Please bring shovels and stuff to put out that fire. A fire extinguisher and shovel is recommended for every camp.) You will need to bring your tables and chairs and feast gear for feast.
The site is an Oak Grove so there are thousands of Oak Galls. If you need some to try out period ink, this is the place to get it. The river is absolutely clear and stocked with fish. Bring a pole if you like, but follow the catch and release guidelines posted. Bring your knowledge of the wild plants, you may find a Morel or two. But beware, deadly water Hemlock grows there. Also keep an eye out for poison ivy. There were no rattlers in evidence, but they do live in Wyoming and South Dakota, so going barefooted and poking at little holes in the ground isn't recommended. There are river swifts and cliff swallows that swoop the river to eat the bugs to entertain you. There are wild flowers in abundance to amaze you, and coyotes far up on the ridge line to lull you to sleep at night. Great bloody noise makers (two, three, and four wheeled trail makers) are forbidden to anything but the roads and there be few of them now to be used. So at night, the silence is complete and very dark. The tribes are welcomed to be bringing their drums and dancing can go on all night if you please.
There are meadows for gazing the stars.
WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?
Get a hold of the Idiocrat, (uh, Event Steward), Viridis Quevli at
*Yep, we know it's in The Outlands. Don' be worrying your little heart, we have the situation in hand. Besides, only a Pirate would dare it, only a Knave would do it, and only an Idiot would think it up!