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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2015, 08:11:53 PM »
But it has to be dry to do it, and dry for it to go down

I've added rock to the worst of the trail.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2015, 11:28:56 AM »
Might work just fine have a 3500 dually and 4 wheel drive.  Understand about dry I would not want to 1 make ruts or 2 need a tractor to get us unstuck.  Not so much of a private campground issue, just thought a 5r would not mix well with period tents.

Thanks, I have tentative approval for the trip, all things being subject to change.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2015, 11:41:37 AM »
It's a pretty good size area at the top, they just put the modern stuff over where the cars park. Not so much a rut problem, but the road goes along a bit of a "razorback" where the ground slopes off both sides of the trail. First time we drove up there, my wife wasn't sure cars could drive there! But the last time, she was going up and down like a pro....

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2015, 11:51:37 AM »
Soil type up there makes the road as slippery as snot on ice, nice thing is that part doesn't last long.   
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2015, 12:18:00 PM »
It has been a long time since I rigged a capstan roller, dead fall and about 3 or 4 snatch blocks, but may remember how.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2015, 03:57:51 PM »







  We will try to make it to next Muster.  I want to try competing with the Krag.




Outstanding Sir, A fine choice in weaponry!



My Quartermaster and I had a long discussion last evening and we have some really cool ideas for at least 3 of the 4 main stages based on the Little Bighorn Battle (yes Drydock, LOTS of pistol targets  :o;D


Oh really?! Lots of pistol targets! :D  Notice the bold text in Mustang Gregg's sig line-


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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2015, 04:33:17 PM »
Sir Charles, I'm hoping this means we'll be seeing you next year?



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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2015, 05:43:38 PM »



Yes, I hope to be there Sir. I really do miss you guys!!




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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2015, 07:28:04 PM »
The Principle Duty of the GAF Chief of Staff seems to be saying "NO!" a lot . . .  That and tractor driving.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2015, 06:14:45 AM »
I spoke with the owner of the Wildlife Inn and it appears that we have indeed booked the entire motel. If anybody else is looking to make motel reservations you probably need to be getting it done.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2015, 09:02:53 AM »
As I'm sure most everyone is aware (we've discussed it here before) The Comstock Lodge, our host for the Grand muster banquet the last couple of years, is unavailable for the 2016 banquet. As a result I've been hunting for a suitable replacement venue. It was suggested that we hold the banquet at the camp site, but I'm uncomfortable with this as the possibility of weather issues and dress uniforms don't mix that well. Anyway, I am pleased to announce that I have made arrangements for the banquet to be held at Ft. Hartsuff's barracks and mess hall with a local restaurant catering the meal.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ft. Hartsuff, it is a restored 1870's Army post. Given that we will be celebrating the anniversary of the Bighorn and Yellowstone Expedition next year and that the date of the banquet actually falls on the exact date of the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn this should be an especially appropriate site to hold the banquet.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2015, 11:37:48 AM »
And will a guided tour by a quaified tour guide be availible?   ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2015, 11:54:30 AM »
Oh, I suppose it could be arranged.  ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2015, 12:43:36 PM »
Oh, I suppose it could be arranged.  ;)

Cool will be good to see Roy again.    ;D ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2015, 01:55:13 PM »
Cool will be good to see Roy again.    ;D ;)
??? ::) :o >:( :P


You like KP don't you?  :)


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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2015, 03:14:14 PM »
You walked right into that one Pitspitr...but recovered well with a good response.
Y'all keep this going...I could use some entertainment.  it's getting boring around here, or maybe I'm just getting bored.

LOL thanks, by the way Roy Lindsey is the retired long time super of Ft Hartsuff and a very interesting historian to talk to.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2015, 03:31:11 PM »
I am very much looking forward to the Muster, and now even more so with the location for the dinner.
While on vacation last month, I made an unplanned visit to Ft. Verde, near Sedona, AZ.  I spent a very long time there.  The older I get, the more old things facinate me!  I helps me to appreciate how easy we have it now!
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2015, 04:53:49 PM »
One of my favorite memories now is the 2009 Muster, where we spent the night in the Ft Hartsuff barracks.  Wind howling, wood stoves glowing, and the threat (fullfilled!) of snow in the air.  Uniforms hanging on the wall hooks, racks filled with appropriate weapons. Magnificent!
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2015, 05:32:02 PM »
2009, I remember that one well, my first Muster. And my coldest. Didn't get to stay in the barracks, though, since I was travelling with the family, we stayed in town.

 

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