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Sly
12-03-2006, 22:29
Pick up to 5 of your favorites for the nametag contest... Voting ends in two weeks on 12/17. In case of a tie a special run-of will be held! (Hopefully, the owner will let me use it ;) )


Click here for choices! (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/../soruck/nametags.html)

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ed bell
12-03-2006, 22:50
Sly, are names going to be written on the picture with a pen?

Gadog430
12-03-2006, 22:55
I vote for Number 6.

Dawg

Sly
12-03-2006, 23:08
Sly, are names going to be written on the picture with a pen?

Nope, I have a program where I'll add Southern Ruck 2007 and your name. If you plan on coming, I'll have about 50 available (50 are already taken), just PM me with your name or trail name.

camojack
12-03-2006, 23:09
I voted for 5 and 8... :-?

Sly
12-03-2006, 23:15
Thanks Camo, Dawg good luck!

Sly
12-03-2006, 23:56
The poll is open to anyone, you don't need to attend. Vote early, vote often! ;)

Stonewall
12-04-2006, 00:11
Nope, I have a program where I'll add Southern Ruck 2007 and your name. If you plan on coming, I'll have about 50 available (50 are already taken), just PM me with your name or trail name.

lol clean out your PM box so we can PM you:D

Sly
12-04-2006, 00:20
lol clean out your PM box so we can PM you:D

LOL... Sorry about that. All set

little bear
12-04-2006, 00:33
sly I cant see the pictures. I may be able to switch, and then I would be able to come. Don't know for sure yet, praying I can come.

Sly
12-04-2006, 00:58
sly I cant see the pictures. I may be able to switch, and then I would be able to come. Don't know for sure yet, praying I can come.

You can't. Have you clicked on the link? Yeah, I hope you can make it too, I had a good time last weekend.

I've added a link to each photo to show full size. Winning photo (grapher) get special prize! :banana

little bear
12-04-2006, 02:07
duh...... didn't even see the link. just voted. looks great, and yeah I hope I can make it. Im trying. The pics should be to you along with that book by wed. see ya around.

The Solemates
12-04-2006, 10:13
Im coming. I vote for no 2.

Sly
12-04-2006, 12:10
Im coming. I vote for no 2.

is that one or two Soulmates! ;)

Cuffs
12-04-2006, 12:24
I voted for 5 of different choices, but it was very hard to choose just 5. They are all such great photos!

The Solemates
12-04-2006, 13:07
is that one or two Soulmates! ;)

my wife hasnt decided yet. will let you know.

Ewker
12-04-2006, 13:14
I cannnot make the whole weekend since I have to work Monday. I will probably drive down Friday evening and sleep somewhere. I can hang out with you folks on Sat and will have to leave Sunday.

Footslogger
12-04-2006, 13:27
Can I get an absentee ballot ??

'Slogger

Sly
12-04-2006, 13:56
I voted for 5 of different choices, but it was very hard to choose just 5. They are all such great photos!

Yeah they are!

I went through every NC/TN state views and trail/blazes in the photo gallery. There were lots of photos I could have picked but obviously had to limit the choices and to those that I thought would make good nametags allowing for "Southern Ruck" and the names.


You coming?

Besides being just a get-together, Rucks have been traditionally been held to help the coming years hikers with the more experienced lending expertise and suggestions about gear and such. Bring your pack/gear to get Tucked!

Sly
12-04-2006, 14:01
Can I get an absentee ballot ??

'Slogger

Yeah, sure you can vote! I may be the Czar, but I'm a benevolent one! :p

Sly
12-04-2006, 14:02
I cannnot make the whole weekend since I have to work Monday. I will probably drive down Friday evening and sleep somewhere. I can hang out with you folks on Sat and will have to leave Sunday.

Ewker,

I'll add your name to the list.

Jan LiteShoe
12-04-2006, 17:10
Pick up to 5 of your favorites for the nametag contest... Voting ends in two weeks on 12/17. In case of a tie a special run-of will be held! (Hopefully, the owner will let me use it ;) )


Click here for choices! (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/../soruck/nametags.html)
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14, 13, 3, 4 and the one in the far right corner.

Jan LiteShoe
12-04-2006, 17:11
14, 13, 3, 4 and the one in the far right corner.

That was # 16.
# 2 is just too easy!
:)

Jan LiteShoe
12-04-2006, 17:12
14, 13, 3, 4 and the one in the far right corner.

Whoops, sorry, too hasty.
I see this is a poll.
I came in thru your AT-L link, Sly.
:)

Sly
12-04-2006, 17:17
14, 13, 3, 4 and the one in the far right corner.

Thanks for your participation, or should I say, preforming civil duty? Good luck in your choices may the best photo win! :D

Jan LiteShoe
12-04-2006, 17:28
Thanks for your participation, or should I say, preforming civil duty? Good luck in your choices may the best photo win! :D

Oh yeah. And the check is in the mail. Really. It is.
:)

Jan LiteShoe
12-04-2006, 17:30
Thanks for your participation, or should I say, preforming civil duty? Good luck in your choices may the best photo win! :D

Is there a paper trail?

Cuffs
12-04-2006, 17:37
Yes, I'll be there! Already have my reservation at NOC!

peanuts
12-04-2006, 17:43
Sly, I'll be there also! Don't forget my name tag......

Sly
12-04-2006, 17:51
Right on. peanuts and AlHikergal are in for a nametag!

Sly
12-04-2006, 17:54
Is there a paper trail?

Well no, not really but I trust AT Troll and Sgt Rock more than I do Diebold! :p

Sly
12-04-2006, 18:00
This is fun... :D Watch for the nightly/24 hour updates! :rolleyes:

I decided on a prize for the winning photographer, if they allow me to use their photo that is. :p A large printed photo of the winning pic (on real photo paper no less) of the nametag with their name. Maybe I'll even throw in a frame! :sun

the goat
12-04-2006, 22:09
i voted for number 13, that's one of favorites in the entire wb gallery.

what sucks is i'll be in nyc of all places that weekend:mad:

ya'll have fun down there!

Sly
12-05-2006, 00:14
1st day of voting has....

]http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/8/9/5/scan00031-med_thumb.jpg 8 as #1

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/9/2/6/9/IMG_4959_thumb.jpg 5 as #2

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/5/3/6/roan_highlands_sunrise-_tennessee_at__thumb.jpg 2 as #3

Keep those votes coming! :D

shades of blue
12-05-2006, 00:22
Sly
I'll be there for Friday night and Saturday during the day. Love the photos!

Almost There
12-05-2006, 00:52
Sly,

Sent you payment via Paypal!

LEGS
12-05-2006, 00:54
Hey Sly, Voted just like last month, this is gettin to be a regular thing i guess. I'll be there see ya then. Take care good Sir, and do good things.
later man.

Sly
12-05-2006, 01:27
Sly,

Sent you payment via Paypal!

Hey AT,

To slyatpct (at) aol (dot) com? :confused: I haven't got it! :(

Almost There
12-05-2006, 12:00
Screwed up the email I think, will try it again!

Almost There
12-05-2006, 12:02
Sent the payment again, let me know if you got it now.

Sly
12-05-2006, 12:17
LOL.. Got it now AT, you're back in good graces! :)

Almost There
12-05-2006, 13:19
Good Thing! I don't want you to think I'm more of a dead beat than you already do!:D

Sly
12-05-2006, 13:31
LOL... only kidding.

Hey, all of you that haven't voted, only 12 more days. Dont be scared, anyone can vote! And PM if you're coming and would like a name tag. If I get less than 100 requests (I have 65 now, only 35 left), blanks with "Southern Ruck 2007" suitable for hand printing will be available.

These are cherished keepsakes and the best part, they're FREE!!

If you order one and find out you can't make it, please let me know.

Almost There
12-05-2006, 17:24
Name Tags for Almost There and Erin...unless you already have us!

The Solemates
12-05-2006, 18:49
Sly, we will need two (2). "The Solemate" and "Lady Solemate" with the spelling correct this year. ;) Lookin forward to it.

Sly
12-05-2006, 19:28
LoL... Gotcha! You too AT!

Deerleg
12-05-2006, 19:30
Iím flattered Sly that you chose a photo I took. My checks in the mail too.;)
Is it bad form to vote for your own photo:D ?
They are all great photos hard to vote for just 5. What the heck I might need to take a road trip to the ruckÖI will let you know in a couple of weeks.

Sly
12-06-2006, 00:46
2nd day of voting in The Great Southern Ruck Nametag Contest has #8 still with 1st commanding a thin lead, #2 taking over 2nd, #5 slipping to 3rd... with #13 right behind in 4th! What a contest!

]http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/8/9/5/scan00031-med_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=2965&c=518) 8 in 1st (deerleg)


http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/5/3/6/roan_highlands_sunrise-_tennessee_at__thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=5026&c=555) 2 in 2nd (grizzlyadam)

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/9/2/6/9/IMG_4959_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=11559&c=518)5 in 3rd (Rusty41)

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/6/2/4/2/Layered-Ridges_420830_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=9559&c=555) 13 in 4th (Ratbert)


Don't be bashful.... Keep those votes coming!

Sly
12-08-2006, 23:46
2nd day of voting in The Great Southern Ruck Nametag Contest has #8 still with 1st commanding a thin lead, #2 taking over 2nd, #5 slipping to 3rd... with #13 right behind in 4th! What a contest!

]http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/8/9/5/scan00031-med_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=2965&c=518) 8 in 1st (deerleg)


http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/5/3/6/roan_highlands_sunrise-_tennessee_at__thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=5026&c=555) 2 in 2nd (grizzlyadam)

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/9/2/6/9/IMG_4959_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=11559&c=518)5 in 3rd (Rusty41)

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/6/2/4/2/Layered-Ridges_420830_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=9559&c=555) 13 in 4th (Ratbert)


Don't be bashful.... Keep those votes coming!

What, no votes in two days? What's happening? If y'all want a nametag, you gotta vote! I stil have 30 left, get your vote and name in today!

Oh well, it makes it easier, I don't have to change anything....

Mountain Maiden
12-09-2006, 09:22
What, no votes in two days? What's happening? If y'all want a nametag, you gotta vote! I stil have 30 left, get your vote and name in today!

Oh well, it makes it easier, I don't have to change anything....

But, we can only vote ONCE, right?? I usually don't love nametags, but in this case, I am always excited to put the names with the list poster!

Thanks Sly, for taking on this project and keeping the SoRuck "THE HIKING EVENT OF THE YEAR!":)

See you there, Folks!

Sunny aka Sunrise aka Cody Zamora :sun

Sly
12-09-2006, 09:54
I usually don't love nametags, but in this case, I am always excited to put the names with the list poster! ...
Sunny aka Sunrise aka Cody Zamora :sun

Is that a request for THREE nametags??? I'm afraid you'll have to pick only one! ;)

highway
12-10-2006, 09:14
I just read the info about the southern Ruck and it certainly sounds interesting. I wonder....:-?

But its that 19 degree F in Franklin on the site that is just a little deterrant, though:cool:

Mountain Maiden
12-10-2006, 09:44
Is that a request for THREE nametags??? I'm afraid you'll have to pick only one! ;)

LOL--Surprise me!

( I'm thinkng I like CZ...the most recent...)

:sun

Mountain Maiden
12-10-2006, 09:47
I just read the info about the southern Ruck and it certainly sounds interesting. I wonder....:-?

But its that 19 degree F in Franklin on the site that is just a little deterrant, though:cool:

Hahaha--INTERESTING doesn't even begin to cover it! You have to see it to believe it!

Not only is it COLD but most always-there is SNOW! Not a problem tho'---plenty of hiker family to keep us warm!

I hope you'll come!

Sly
12-10-2006, 11:19
I just read the info about the southern Ruck and it certainly sounds interesting. I wonder.... :-?

But its that 19 degree F in Franklin on the site that is just a little deterrant, though:cool:

Not to worry, we've had others from Florida survive the Southern Ruck, it's mostly held inside. :p:rolleyes:

Sly
12-10-2006, 11:22
LOL--Surprise me!

( I'm thinkng I like CZ...the most recent...)

:sun

Surprise, surprise! :banana

Nightwalker
12-10-2006, 11:32
Ewker,

I'll add your name to the list.

Dang, dude. I told you the first day that you sent out the email that I was coming, but you told me on the FHT that you didn't have a room for me. I was afraid to ask why.

BTW, I went out and hiked from Table Rock to Canebrake a few days ago. It was stupid cold. One night I ended up surviving a 10 degree night with a 30 degree bag. Cold, I tell you.

Nightwalker
12-10-2006, 11:33
Well no, not really but I trust AT Troll and Sgt Rock more than I do Diebold! :p

I hope that you don't use an ATM card...

Mountain Maiden
12-10-2006, 11:38
Surprise, surprise! :banana



SCARY.....

:sun

Sly
12-10-2006, 11:52
Dang, dude. I told you the first day that you sent out the email that I was coming, but you told me on the FHT that you didn't have a room for me. I was afraid to ask why.


Sorry if I misunderstood. I don't have the email, but I took it that you would probably be coming, but not necessarily that you wanted to rent a cabin room. Unfortunately, I don't have any cabin rooms left, they filled up quick. I'm still waiting to hear from a couple, so if you want me to put you on that list, I will. In the meantime, if I were you I'd call NOC and atleast reserve a spot in the bunkhouse.

Ewker's on the nametag list, open to the 1st 100. Would you like nametags, to be put on that list?

BTW, for anyone that's wondering. We rent out the cabins at NOC and they're on a 1st come, 1st serve basis, with priority to those that rented the year before. If I can't fill them, I open them to the "public" at large, but that's seldom the case.

Nightwalker
12-10-2006, 12:25
Sorry if I misunderstood. I don't have the email, but I took it that you would probably be coming, but not necessarily that you wanted to rent a cabin room. Unfortunately, I don't have any cabin rooms left, they filled up quick. I'm still waiting to hear from a couple, so if you want me to put you on that list, I will. In the meantime, if I were you I'd call NOC and atleast reserve a spot in the bunkhouse.

Yeah, let me know. We've been to the ruck for the last three years and always together. No bunkhouses allow that.

No big deal. I can't imagine that our absence would be noticed anyway. :)

Nightwalker
12-10-2006, 12:27
Yeah, let me know. We've been to the ruck for the last three years and always together. No bunkhouses allow that.

No big deal. I can't imagine that our absence would be noticed anyway. :)

Never mind. Paid last year but didn't get to come.

Sly
12-10-2006, 12:59
Yeah, let me know. We've been to the ruck for the last three years and always together. No bunkhouses allow that.

No big deal. I can't imagine that our absence would be noticed anyway. :)

Sure we'll notice if you're not there!

The fine folks at the NOC don't go around checking the bunkhouses, they only have womens and mens because that's what the law expects. However, they may have one for couples, that's not unheard of. If not, since mostly free spirits attend I don't think others will mind if you shack up with your wife!

Plus, there re other options. I think it was Egads that has a room at the Nantahala Inn he's willing to share. Motels in Bryson City and Franklin. Hikers are resourceful, you'll find a way if you want to come...

Just start a new thread, "Sly ****ed me, anyone have space at the SoRuck?" :p

Sly
12-10-2006, 18:33
Never mind. Paid last year but didn't get to come.

I stepped out but this has been troubling me all afternoon.

Frank, you paid for a room and couldn't come but, if I'm not mistaken, were paid back by someone that took your room that weekend. It cost over $1500 up front to reserve the cabins, which Clyde and I split. I try to do my best to fill them or I'm out money. If someone says they want a room in a cabin, pays and then can't make it, the NOC doesn't reimburse me. I'm personally not going to be held responsible if someone can't make it, although I'll do my best to sub-rent their room.

Maybe, I'm taking it wrong, but I have two concerns here. You forgot you got reimbursed and others may think something is wrong with the way things are being handled..

highway
12-10-2006, 20:14
can I assume that Iwould find a heated room somewhere around there if I went to the Southern Ruck without a reservation? The trip is beginning to appeal to me but I want know for a while yet if I can drive up. How cold could it be? we have not had enough here to sweeten the grapefruit on the trees:D

Jan LiteShoe
12-10-2006, 20:40
I stepped out but this has been troubling me all afternoon.

Frank, you paid for a room and couldn't come but, if I'm not mistaken, were paid back by someone that took your room that weekend. It cost over $1500 up front to reserve the cabins, which Clyde and I split. I try to do my best to fill them or I'm out money. If someone says they want a room in a cabin, pays and then can't make it, the NOC doesn't reimburse me. I'm personally not going to be held responsible if someone can't make it, although I'll do my best to sub-rent their room.

Maybe, I'm taking it wrong, but I have two concerns here. You forgot you got reimbursed and others may think something is wrong with the way things are being handled..

Hey Sly,

I'm not taking sides here. I've organized enough horse clinics and other gatherings to know how much an organizer has on there plate. It's a thankless task.

Here's how I came to do it, to be fair and to save my sanity. Once someone"committed," they had to send in their deposit - they couldn't reserve that slot for certain until the money was in hand. That just keeps everything clean, Folks are enthusiastic at first, and then other things come up.

Secondly, I made sure at the outset that once paid for, that person "owned" their slot. If something came up and they slot-owner couldn't make it, they were responsible for re-selling i, or absorbing it. Sometimes I'd shot out an email telling folks about the availability, but I wouldn't handle the switch. I'd direct folks to the original owner.

Personally, I thank you a bunch for all you're doing. The Rucks of the past few years have been terrific and fun. And Frank, I hope you and Squeaky make it too.

Sly
12-10-2006, 21:09
can I assume that Iwould find a heated room somewhere around there if I went to the Southern Ruck without a reservation? The trip is beginning to appeal to me but I want know for a while yet if I can drive up. How cold could it be? we have not had enough here to sweeten the grapefruit on the trees:D

Highway, all NOC facilties have heat, including the basecamp bunkhouses, which only run $14 per night. However, they don't have sheets and blankets so you'll need to bring a sleeping bag. Last I heard they only have a limited number of spots left. You can call them toll free at 800 232-7238 during normal business hoursand ask. I believe you can cancel up to 10 days beforehand. Other than that, there's a link on the website for motels in the area, some as close as mile away.

Overnight averages are about 25* for that time of year, with days normally in the mid-50's.

Come on up!

PS If you decide to come, PM me and I'll save you a nametag!

Sly
12-10-2006, 21:11
Thanks, Jan... pretty much standard procedure.

Nightwalker
12-11-2006, 00:12
I stepped out but this has been troubling me all afternoon.

Frank, you paid for a room and couldn't come but, if I'm not mistaken, were paid back by someone that took your room that weekend. It cost over $1500 up front to reserve the cabins, which Clyde and I split. I try to do my best to fill them or I'm out money. If someone says they want a room in a cabin, pays and then can't make it, the NOC doesn't reimburse me. I'm personally not going to be held responsible if someone can't make it, although I'll do my best to sub-rent their room.

Maybe, I'm taking it wrong, but I have two concerns here. You forgot you got reimbursed and others may think something is wrong with the way things are being handled..
I didn't mean what you heard me mean.

Yeah, the guy that took our place paid us. It wouldn't have been your fault even if he didn't.

The not being able to go had nothing to do with room availability, just the flu.

mweinstone
12-11-2006, 20:57
just read this whole thread trying to figure out what nametags are. i understand now. wow. that was a weird half hour.i will not vote i think. im too pissed im not goin.

Almost There
12-11-2006, 22:20
Stayed in a bunkhouse last year, heater worked great! Comfortable in my summer bag. BTW, there was a couple who stayed in the bunkroom next to mine all by themselves, so they might rent a bunkroom to a married couple, don't know. Sly we gonna have a repeat of locking yourself out of your room, it was great entertainment Friday night!

Sly
12-14-2006, 02:00
just read this whole thread trying to figure out what nametags are. i understand now. wow. that was a weird half hour.i will not vote i think. im too pissed im not goin.

You don't know what a nametag is? Here's an example (of the apparent winner), although I'll probably experiment with the fonts...

Sly
12-14-2006, 02:10
Last DAY of Voting in The Great Southern Ruck Nametag Contest...

If you haven't already, be sure to VOTE! Top 2 as of today (all week actually :D) are...

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/8/9/5/scan00031-med_thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=2965&c=518) 8 in 1st (deerleg)


http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/5/3/6/roan_highlands_sunrise-_tennessee_at__thumb.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=5026&c=555) 2 in 2nd (grizzlyadam)




Any if you plan on coming and would like one, shoot me a PM with your name, only about 25 left! :welcome

Sly
12-14-2006, 02:14
Sly we gonna have a repeat of locking yourself out of your room, it was great entertainment Friday night!

AT, You were a witness? Fun times! :o:(;):D

Jan LiteShoe
12-14-2006, 10:30
Here's an example (of the apparent winner), although I'll probably experiment with the fonts...

I'm the apparent winner?
I've WON! I've WON!

:)

What have I won?

Jan LiteShoe
12-14-2006, 10:31
You don't know what a nametag is? Here's an example (of the apparent winner), although I'll probably experiment with the fonts...

And before you experiment with my fonts, we need to talk.
:)

Almost There
12-14-2006, 10:49
Sly, PM me, next week I get off early on Wed and Thurs, wanted to see if you wanna get that beverage if you aren't working in the afternoon!

StarLyte
12-14-2006, 10:53
AT, You were a witness? Fun times! :o:(;):D

MANY things occurred in that cabin.

Some of us were fortunate enough to get pictures.

Some of us sent Clyde those pictures.

Clyde is making a DVD slide show.

Clyde is showing said DVD at the Southern Ruck.

So now we can no longer say....>"What happens in cabin C STAYS in cabin C".....right Rosalyn?

We can only hope for the best.....I suppose.

Hope to see you many of you there....I had a lot of fun last year with Lone Wolf, the General and their girlfriends.....Janet, Shelly, Clyde, Weathercarrot, Greenbriar, Sly, many others......good people. Can't wait. Love Rucks.

Sly
12-14-2006, 19:30
And before you experiment with my fonts, we need to talk.
:)

Cerntainly. meet me in Cabin B, room 1 after midnight! Don't bother knocking, I'll leave the door open... ;)

Cuffs
12-14-2006, 19:44
OH gosh! my first RUCK... what am I in for!?!?!?!

Sly
12-15-2006, 23:22
And the winner is?

Sly
12-15-2006, 23:44
Thanks for playing everyone! :banana

Here's a list of everyone that's coming and requested nametags. If you haven't asked yet, let me know, and I'll put you on the list. :sun

Sly
Miss Janet
StarLyte
Jan LiteShoe
Dr. Feek
Lone Wolf
Gypsy
TrailTalker
Blue Gill
Spur
Ready
Jim O
Ginny
Swallowtail
Mike
Tinman
Mrs Tinman
David
Jamie
Orangebug
Ladybug
Redbug
Yellowbug
Queen Diva
Sunrise
Circuit Rider
Sherlock
Chainsaw
Mainframe
CamoJack
GA Dawg
Hotdog
Shelly
Pacer
Greenbrier
JediKaren
Reverse
Missing kink
Clyde
Moose
Megan
Almost There
Erin
Waterfall
Sheltowee
Ron Haven
Skytop
Smokestack
Mother Nature
Hammock Hanger
Short Cut
D'Artagnan
Ewker
peanuts
ALHikerGal
general
The Solemate
Lady Solemate
Frosty
Warren
Terry
Ray Stern- GATC
David Nation- GATC
Jeff Brewer- FMST
Legs
Nightwalker
Squeaky
amazonwoman
shadesofblue
Mala
David
Dutch Treat
Hummingbird
CCWayah
Black Wolf
Cutty
Sunset
Chief
Xmas
He-Dino
She-Dino
Marta
Little Bear
Honeysuckle
EMAN
Stumpknocker
humunuku
Chris
SuzyQhoo
EZ
Chocolate Bandito
Happy Feet
The Only Wanderer
Chili
Stacy

Ewker
12-15-2006, 23:57
woooohooo my first Ruck :banana :banana

shades of blue
12-16-2006, 00:07
Sly
I sent you a PM a while ago wanting to be on the list, but I'm not. Would you mind adding me to such a prestigious list?
Thanks!
Shades of Blue

Sly
12-16-2006, 00:15
Sly
I sent you a PM a while ago wanting to be on the list, but I'm not. Would you mind adding me to such a prestigious list?
Thanks!
Shades of Blue

I knew I forgot someone! Sorry 'bout that... I'll add you now. Looking forward to talking about the CT!

Sly
12-16-2006, 01:09
Where's my fontress? I can't remember all the names (of fonts). What should I do?

StarLyte
12-16-2006, 08:58
Hey Sly......lookin good babe.

I'd like to see these things happen this year at the Southern Ruck:

80 degree days, 60 degree nights

Be close enough to Liteshoe at bedtime so she can read her new book to me :D

Indian and/or Thai food on the buffet :banana

Everyone bow to Queen Diva when she enters - every time

The key to Sly's room on his necklace

GaDawg not being in the kitchen so much

a black bear

Best fried chicken possible for Stumpknocker

Sgt. Rock and his family attend

Weathercarrot to actually drink an alcoholic beverage instead of pretending

See all the girls from WomenHikers on yahoo (hey girls!)

Medicine Man to get off work so he can attend

Tricks and Jack attend

Whiteblaze members here and gone attend

......and Earl

rafe
12-16-2006, 09:20
I'm sending shadesofblue as my proxy. He doesn't know that yet. He can at least attest to my existence.

shades of blue
12-16-2006, 10:31
It's really too bad you can't come terrapin...these things are kinda fun. You should check out the Northern Ruck and see if you can make it!

rafe
12-16-2006, 11:38
It's really too bad you can't come terrapin...these things are kinda fun.

A trip to NOC (from Boston) just isn't in the cards, much as I'd like to meet some of these characters. I'm saving every scrap of vacation time for next years' section. I've given some thought to the PARuck. And if/when the ALDHA gathering comes back up to New England, for sure.

Mountain Maiden
12-16-2006, 18:58
**Thai food on the buffet** :banana

STARLYTE, what a GENIUS thought!! Now--Let's see how we can corral Fiddlehead to oversee the cooking of the GENUINE Thing!!

Ruck food is always so yummy but this would be the BEST!!

BTW--Your other thoughts were great, too!

Sunny aka Sunrise:sun

StarLyte
12-17-2006, 12:07
A trip to NOC (from Boston) just isn't in the cards, much as I'd like to meet some of these characters. I'm saving every scrap of vacation time for next years' section. I've given some thought to the PARuck. And if/when the ALDHA gathering comes back up to New England, for sure.

we'll forgive you if you attend the Pa Ruck.

rafe
12-17-2006, 12:15
Thanks for that, Starlyte. I'm only afraid I know some of these folks too well, if you know what I mean. Plus I have a Bryson-like fear of being too deep in the Confederacy for that long a stretch. ;)

Marta
12-17-2006, 16:19
I'm planning to be at the SoRuck. I'm hoping to reach Springer immediately beforehand, and catch a ride with someone from GA to the NOC.

I'm at Standing Bear Farm today. The spacebar key keeps sticking....

Sly
12-17-2006, 18:03
I'm planning to be at the SoRuck. I'm hoping to reach Springer immediately beforehand, and catch a ride with someone from GA to the NOC.


Great, I'll add you to the list Marta. Depending on when you finish I may be albe to pick you up. You could call from Neel's Gap. I'll PM you my phone number

little bear
12-18-2006, 19:56
:banana :banana Im going to the Ruck, anyone need a ride from eastern NC.



Little Bear

Sly
12-18-2006, 19:58
:banana :banana Im going to the Ruck, anyone need a ride from eastern NC.

Little Bear

All righty! The more the merrier! There's still about 15 nametags available... :banana

humunuku
12-19-2006, 11:11
I'm gonna come to the ruck too...nametag me up

Sly
12-19-2006, 11:22
humunuku.. how do you spell that? :) gotcha...

humunuku
12-19-2006, 22:30
humunuku.. how do you spell that? :) gotcha...

Well, actually, it's my own shortened version of Humuhumunukunukuapua'a - the state fish(I think) of Hawaii . I just like how it sounds (I'm not from Hawaii) and the long version is, well, long.

little bear
12-19-2006, 23:32
What kinda food should I plan on bringing(this si my first one so bear with me)

Do people bring food for everyday (breakfast, lunck and dinner) or something for just one or two meals?

tiamalle
12-20-2006, 00:06
I just read the info about the southern Ruck and it certainly sounds interesting. I wonder....:-?

But its that 19 degree F in Franklin on the site that is just a little deterrant, though:cool:Highway"I know all good things must end but today the temp got up to 72 here in fun country Franklin,NC.If it will hold out til the Ruck,I hope to see several there.Also Sly we won't have no trouble getting the bus there.

Deerleg
12-20-2006, 20:13
And the winner is?

Waahoo! Thanks Sly
Have a great time, wish I could be there too .

Sly
12-20-2006, 20:34
What kinda food should I plan on bringing(this si my first one so bear with me)

Do people bring food for everyday (breakfast, lunck and dinner) or something for just one or two meals?

Click here (http://www.whiteblaze.net/soruck/#How_to_help...) then click on the needful things link.

Sly
01-01-2007, 18:05
We've lost a few and gained others... updating nametag list. If you don't see your name and would like a nametag, give a holler! if you're on the list and NOT coming, let me know as well. Thanks.

:sun

Sly
Miss Janet
StarLyte
Jan LiteShoe
Dr. Feek
Lone Wolf
Gypsy
TrailTalker
Blue Gill
Spur
Ready
Jim O
Ginny
Swallowtail
Mike
Tinman
Mrs Tinman
David
Jamie
Orangebug
Ladybug
Redbug
Yellowbug
Queen Diva
Sunrise
Circuit Rider
Sherlock
Chainsaw
CamoJack
GA Dawg
Hotdog
Shelly
Pacer
Greenbrier
JediKaren
REverse
Missing kink
Moose
Megan
Almost There
Erin
Waterfall
Sheltowee
Ron Haven
Smokestack
Mother Nature
Hammock Hanger
Short Cut
D'Artagnan
Ewker
peanuts
general
The Solemate
Lady Solemate
Frosty
Warren
Terry
Ray Stern- GATC
David Nation- GATC
Jeff Brewer- FMST
Legs
Nightwalker
Squeaky
Amazonwoman
shadesofblue
Mala
CCWayah
Black Wolf
Cutty
Sunset
Chief
Xmas
He-Dino
She-Dino
Marta
Little Bear
Honeysuckle
EMAN
Stumpknocker
humunuku
Chris
EZ
Chocolate Bandito
Happy Feet
The Only Wanderer
Chili
Stacy
Restless
Steve
Leah
Tyler
Amanda
Slingblade
Mittens
Creek Dancer
Moonbeam
Johnny
ALHikerGal
SuzyQhoo
100
Sarah
Byron
Gene
Mickey One-Sock
Big Cranky
Jerry
Krazy Katie
Bluelight
Mary
Barbara
Laura
Michele
Krewzer

StarLyte
01-01-2007, 18:21
SLY - great list !

EZ you driving down friend? I thought you were the Times Square clean up crew chief??? :banana

The Solemates
01-03-2007, 10:36
sly...kinda late comment....but any way to move spur and ready's grand canyon show to saturday? we wont make it there until late friday night and i hate that we will miss their slides. i bet several others are in the same boat, driving after work friday. they do such a good job. and we definitely plan to hit their CDT slideshow.

Creek Dancer
01-03-2007, 13:53
Hey Sly, please add me to the nametag list! Thanks.

Sly
01-03-2007, 14:35
sly...kinda late comment....but any way to move spur and ready's grand canyon show to saturday? we wont make it there until late friday night and i hate that we will miss their slides. i bet several others are in the same boat, driving after work friday. they do such a good job. and we definitely plan to hit their CDT slideshow.

I'll see what I can do but due to prior commitments and schedules of the others, it's hard to switch things around. "Subject to change" usually means someone is dropping out and if someone does, I'd be able to change it... maybe we can get Spur to do an encore presentation Sunday after Jim and Ginny..

Sly
01-03-2007, 14:37
Hey Sly, please add me to the nametag list! Thanks.

Will do!!!! Only two left!!! (unless someone cancels)