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Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:06am
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Six hours is about my limit for an event. Since we are in North Carolina, Texas is probably too far. However, I would drive a few hours for an event with eighty-five stamps.

Will that event box be traveling to other states?
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:09am
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I have 2 small ones, so 2 hours is really all I can do. If it were just me, I'd travel up to 8 hours.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:57am
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I'd drive up to two hours to go to a one-day event. Mostly I want to have enough time at the event and not feel rushed, while also avoiding nighttime driving, which I hate.

I do also factor in what roads I will have to take to get to the event. For instance, if it requires driving I-35 between Austin and San Antonio (aka Most Hellish Drive on Earth), I would be more hesitant to make the trip.

Hearne or Caldwell are great for me - 1.5 hours from Austin heading east on 290? Easy peasy.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 8:03am
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One day event might easily be extended, if wanted, by hosting a meet and greet or dinner the night before (or even the day after) at a restaurant. Might invite someone on the participant list to do this instead of hosting yourself. Also, if the stamps will still be on the trails the day after, let people know as they will stay and hike the next day, often offering to help pick up the stamps.

Let people know what lodging is available to encourage travelers.

This way your focus is on the one day, but LBers can make it an entire weekend.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 11:38am
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I've traveled from NY to Nevada for an event before. It really depends on many factors, the least of which is the length of the event.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 12:19pm
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Hearne would work for us, if it is at a time we are available. It's close to the in-laws, so we could easily stay there. Events are the only way I can get my kids to box anymore... 🙃
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972488 by LROSEM
Mar 8, 2019 1:27pm
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I've traveled from NY to Nevada for an event before.

Same here except we drove from PA to Las Vegas then back east to Tarpon Springs, FL, for another event before driving back to PA. If the event is interesting enough, I don't hesitate to travel for it.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972468 by RDHG
Mar 8, 2019 1:56pm
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Not sure how many hours you will be willing to drive, but I have an event coming up with 70 stamps plus event boxes!

I will be heading to NC next week myself for a fishing trip! It's a 6.5 hour drive for us...
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:54pm
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I would say 1.5 to 2 hour drive sounds doable for a day event. I enjoy the option of overnight & boxing the next day to finish finding boxes that couldn't be found the first day :)