We are putting a new spin on our traditional "End of Summer" cookout/BBQ this year.
A full day of play from the Sound to the Sand with a cookout and overnight camp on the Washington Coast.
Meet at Defenders Northwest Gig Harbor Saturday morning at 7:15am October 7th (for the folks on the peninsula side, or at Griots Garage Tacoma at 7:45am for the car show)
We are departing Griots Garage in Tacoma at 9am - headed to the WA coast for some beach driving, beach combing, and an afternoon cookout with the fine folks from Fishgirl Fox Island serving amazing seafood!
If the weather holds we will be eating on the beach, and for those interested we can then head over to a nearby camp location to fire up the campfire and spend the night. If the weather sucks or if you other things to do, folks can head home and be back within a few hours drive.
Final locations for camp and beach meet will be provided at the Griots meetup - or by email if you are coming in late.
Ticket Cost is $40 per person to help defray the expenses of campsites and food. Please select the correct number of tickets that correspond to individuals in your group.
If you are planning on camping - please let us know in the comments so we can pull together a good headcount.
Beverages are not provided, and you will need to bring your own plates, bowls, and utensils.
Event rules and regulations - please read and respond with a ACCEPT or DENY to confirm your receipt of the starting location and understanding of the rules laid out below and in the waiver
1. Defenders Northwest LLC (hereafter identified as DNWLLC) requires the submission of a hold harmless waiver for all participants, failure to complete a waiver will result in the forfeiture of any monies and relieve DNWLLC from any and all services. DNWLLC is providing only campsite location information in return for reservation fees - no other services are guaranteed or provided and I and my team are responsible for our own actions and conveyance to the campsite location. All individuals must submit waivers on or prior to the start time in order to receive an information packet.
2. Being a live human can and will likely result in death at some time, doing things may increase the possibility of this inevitable end. Your choice to do things should reflect a certain respect for the preservation of your own life, and the lives of those around you. Please make decisions that reflect this priority first, enjoyment of the experience second.
3. Your instruction packet will contain suggested route and activity information. No specific route is set and commercially available general maps are provided only for reference and convenience of the participants; how you choose to act upon this information is the responsibility of your team. Participants are responsible for lawful and safe behavior during the event - please be respectful of the local rules and regulations for all the lands through which you pass. Your route may take you through various land holdings - your responsibility is to ensure that you have any and all permits, passes, or permissions required should you find yourself in/on the following properties: National Park, National Forest, State Highway, Interstate Highway, Other Public Lands, Private Lands, Tribal Lands, City Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resource lands (state forests, natural resource conservation areas (NRCAs), natural area preserve (NAP)); and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands (state wildlife areas) A WA DISCOVERY PASS and AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL INTERAGENCY PASS (NATIONAL PARKS) are suggested for all teams - pass resources are linked
4. Event duration is limited to 2hrs from the start time of 11:00am on October 7th 2017. Travel time to the campsite location could take in excess of 12hrs and will require traveling in your own supplied conveyance. Participants should expect to be moving all day arriving at the group camp location no sooner than 14:00. We hope that the suggested activities in your travel packet encourage you to interact with the communities through which you may pass, and above all to enjoy the wonderful wilderness of Washington State. If you find yourself fatigued, please take appropriate actions to rest and recover before continuing and endangering yourself or others.
5. The responsibility for travel costs (Fuel, food, emergency, medical, repairs, etc… ) fall to the individuals, with no consideration given by DNW LLC. Lodging is not guaranteed and participants arriving to camp after the cutoff time should expect to fund up to $40USD for a campsite and required access permits if the group camp is full.