****House Mountain Knap-And-Camp**** Oct 14-16, 2016

PeteDavis
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3:34 PM - Sep 05, 2016 #1

Paleoplaneteers


I am going to open the lower grounds at House Mtn/Birdforest to a camping and primitive tech event the weekend of October 14-16th. I'll pull in a porta john and there will be fresh water on site. Participants will want to bring all their own food and shelter.


I plan to drop some fish into the pond. Catch and keep enough for dinner but no live bait. There will be some pottery firing Saturday evening at the fire ring pondside.  I'll have the lower barn open as per the regular House Mtn Knap-In so we'll have good knapping quarters both inside and out. Mid October at the farm is pretty spectacular. Our bears have been on good behavior since some of them got treed last week. 


The main house and cabin will be locked away and the upper gate closed but the entire 600 acres is open as always for walking and exploration.


Come and see us.


PD







    Directions from your map server should use the destination 1205 Bird Forest Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450. The actual Knap-In location is slightly downhill of 1205. Bird Forest Road is a cul-de-sac so you will find us.

From the west, travelling eastward on Interstate 64: get off at the Goshen Exit (#43)> left at end of exit ramp> down hill under bridges 1/2 mile>
turn right at Intersection onto 850/Old US 60 east> head toward Lexington on 850/Old Rt 60 east> drive over crest of North Mountain and under Interstate bridge (again) and drop down into Kerr's Creek Valley on Old Rt. 60.Three miles down the valley on 850/Old US 60, take the second state road on the right, Rt. 646 (Big Hill Rd). 
There will be signs here for Collierstown Presbyterian Church and Lake
Robertson.Go up and over Big Hill, down the other side, go six miles altogether, and pass dumpsters on the right. 1/3 mile beyond those, pass an old green cinderblock store building on the right. 
Just after the old store, bear left onto Turnpike Road (672)(careful at this intersection). Go up and over the crest of the ridge and drop down into Birdforest Valley.At the bottom of the hill, take a left onto Birdforest Road(644). Drive in three miles, and the Knap-In location will be on your left. Parking is in front of the barn.

From the east: Take the Kerr's Creek Exit off of I-64, left at end of ramp, go 1/2 mile to intersection with 850/Old Rt. 60.Take a right onto 850/Old Rt. 60 west, go several miles, pass the Kerrs Creek Fire House on right, pass Kerr's Creek Baptist Church on left. 1/2
mile beyond the church, take a left onto Rt. 646, Big Hill Road. Copy above direction from that point to complete.
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3:59 AM - Sep 06, 2016 #2

Hey Pete,

I'm sure that would be a lot of fun - it's a shame it's over 900 miles from my home. Hope y'all have good weather for the weekend.

P.
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6:09 PM - Sep 06, 2016 #3

Hey that's the route Camille took! We knap in your honor sir. PD
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4:39 PM - Sep 18, 2016 #4

Not gonna make it.  I have a previous commitment to a Boy Scout trip.  It's actually the weekend before but between work, kids and life in general it's tough to get two weekends in a row off.  In my absence please make tiny (hummingbird) points from hand sized spalls on my behalf.

Keith
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12:28 AM - Sep 19, 2016 #5

We'll miss you but you are doing good stuff.

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3:32 PM - Sep 19, 2016 #6

Going to try to make it again Pete. Had a great time at the last one. Really was one of the best events I've been to. Alan
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10:29 PM - Oct 12, 2016 #7

TTT.

Weather looks perfect for this weekend!

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10:56 AM - Oct 14, 2016 #8

Hey Pete, as bad as I want to I won't be able to make it this time. I'll be back in July, rock on. Alan
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