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Old 08-30-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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For those not familiar with the area, it is off Hwy 12, east of the town of Morton, south of Mt. Rainier, and at the eastern end of Riffe Lake, (which is a large Tacoma Power Co. reservoir.)

Everyone who attended last year liked it there, and this year they will also have a lot more room since they just recently opened up a whole new section of campsites. All brand new facilities, bathrooms, showers, full hook-ups, etc. Many of us "walked" through the area when we were there last year to check it out...really first class!

Start booking reservations!

I've reserved site # 210, Friday, June 4th - Monday, June 7th, 2010.

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Old 08-30-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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Greg,
We are looking forward to attending this annual event and love the location.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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Reservations are open for a June 4, 2010 arrival at Taidnapum.
We reserved 217 for Friday - Sunday.

Note: It looks like about 1/2 of the sites in the new loop are listed as 'Maximum Equipment = Van/Camper'. They're probably big enough for an Egg, but they might not want to reserve them for you
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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Mike & Sandy will be in site 223 with "Benedict" - arrive Thurs. the 3rd leave Monday the 7th.

The site description says it has more than average foot traffic, presumably due to site proximity to the restroom/showers.

We wil be setting up a toll booth....be sure to bring lots of quarters! ;-)

Mike

PS: Note to Willar - I requested the site for a "less than 18 foot trailer", and the reservation was confirmed for this "Max. 18-34 foot" RV site, so there should be no worry about getting the big sites for our "small footprint" trailers.

Also, the reservation form asks for discount status, and the senior discount is shown as "Tacoma Senior". However, I think that only means the senior discount for this park is whatever Tacoma Public Utilties decide to grant for their parks....you don't have to be a Tacoma resident or a TPU employee.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Chuck and Vicki will be in site 221 arriving Fri. Jun 4th through Sun the 6th. Looking forward to being with our fellow egg yolks!
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:36 AM   #6
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Ian and Vicki will be back to visit with old friends and new. Love the folks and the location. We'll be in Site 219 Friday through Sunday.
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Deb, Chuck and Shelby will be in space #215, arriving Friday and leaving Sunday.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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TAIDNAPAM MAP & RESERVATIONS LINK:
https://secure.camis.com/WA/Taidnapam-Tacom...107&200-288

SHAREN & SIMON, along with Keeper & True, have reserved site #226 at Taidnapam for Thurs-Sunday, 3 nights, June 3, 4, and 5, departing on June 6. Thanks Greg for getting this ball rolling. While we loved the OTHER section of Taidnapam, it'll be fun to give this NEWER section a try as well. It's a GREAT PARK. Bring your fishin' poles!

It's a bit difficult finding the link at the WA State Parks site, so I posted the direct link to the Taidnapam map above.

Those of you who qualify (+62 y/o) be sure to check your senior status for a good discount. Mine represented about $15 discount on a 3-night stay.

So, see y'all at NOG next month, then we'll mothball the cramper for the winter. Come April 2010 we'll be at SilverFalls, then Taidnapam... all my life's a circle...

This weekend we're headed down to Grayland State Park for Thurs-Sunday, the ANNUAL Grayland to Tokeland GArage Sale weekend.

Till we meet again, happy cramping!
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #9
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Maureen, Magan and I will be in site 274. We chose this site as it is next to the large field for the potluck events. I remember looking at the sites last year. I would not believe them when they say they are large enough for a truck camper. 54 feet long will fit all from our group.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:35 PM   #10
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Mailie and I will be in site 275 together with Frida. We will be among the early birds arriving on Thursday the 3rd and leaving on Sunday the 6th. Thanks for the link Sharen, that certainly made it easier.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #11
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We liked our campsite so well last year, we decided to stay in the other loop. Bob and I will be in 50, and Char, Dennis and Luna will be in 52. We'll be sure to bring the bikes, so we can visit you all over in the other loop!
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:32 PM   #12
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We liked our campsite so well last year, we decided to stay in the other loop. Bob and I will be in 50, and Char, Dennis and Luna will be in 52. We'll be sure to bring the bikes, so we can visit you all over in the other loop!
Glad to see you guys are making the trek up to our neck of the woods again. Looking forward to seeing the four of you, and Luna too!
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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We had a lot of fun this year so can't wait to do it again. We look forward to seeing you up there again!

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Old 10-22-2009, 09:59 AM   #14
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OK GANG, we're on for June 4th weekend with all of YOU! I'm getting excited.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:03 AM   #15
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:38 PM   #16
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Here is the line-up so far:

050 Adonna and Bob R 2000 Burro 17 Eugene, OR
202 Dave Bese 1973 Compact Jr WA
207 Dave & Kathie 2005 Casita 17FD Portland, OR
209 Phil 2001 Casita 13PD Redding, CA
210 Greg F Casita 17SD WA
213 Glen G 2004 Casita 17LD Redding, CA
214 Roger C H 2009 Trillium Covington, WA
215 Deb & Chuck Bigfoot WA
216 Barbara B. 1973 Compact II Manzanita, OR
217 Willar 1995 Scamp Marysville, WA
218 Mike T BF 25 BC
221 Chuck H 1974 Compact II WA
223 Mike P. Casita 17LD Tacoma, WA
224 Marianab 1977 TM14 Surf Side Chilliwack, BC
226 Simon & Sharen 1997 Casita F Whidbey Island, WA
269 RussellD 2003 Scamp 13 Duluth, MN
274 Maureen H 1987 Bigfoot 20 University Place, WA
277 Cathy Gale Escape 15 Vancouver, WA
Charlene Urso 2008 Bigfoot 21 Eugene, OR

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Sorry, Mike, but it looks like there is an edit time limit and it has expired.

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Added event to calendar. Come on, people. Taidnapam is a beautiful park maintained in great condition, even had flowers in the rest rooms last year! The section most of us are in is brand new this year. It is a Tacoma Power park which I have found to be first class. Taidnapam is just 5 miles east of Morton, WA on US Hwy 12.

http://www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/parks-rec...dnapam-park.htm

Take exit 68 on I-5 then 31.5 miles east to Morton.

http://washington.hometownlocator.co...wis/morton.cfm

Only 16.5 miles from Elbe, WA gateway to Mt Rainier National Park.

http://www.gonorthwest.com/Washingto.../Elbe/Elbe.htm

Just checked, (26 Dec 20009) only 29 sites available in new section.
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