i'm double posting this as it may be just what we were looking for.
we had been discussing a campout gathering in august.
another group i belong to has one planned for 9 day starting friday the third and going threw the following week.
we would start in the east and camp our way acrossed to the west where we would meet up with a fellow group from wisconson.
you wouldn't have to make the whole trip, you can do the first weekend or any part of the week you could manage.
i have asked the group planning this outing if they would mind if we join them. so i'm waiting for that response.
i expect them to welcome us with open arms.