Make room on your calenders for November 2, 3, 4, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Loco Libre Gear Piney Woods Hang. This will be a great weekend of relaxing in the infamous Jersey Pine Barrens. Last year around 50 folks showed up, and while I can't promise the Jersey Devil will show up I can promise the crew from Loco Libre Gear will! We have the Batona Camp on Carranza Road (directions to come) from noon Friday until noon Sunday. You can sign up HERE Directions Batona Campsite is located at GPS coordinates N 39 46.639 W 74 37.883 From The North and Philadelphia Area – From the area of the junctions of Route 70 and Route 206, travel south on route 206 for one mile and turn left on Carranza Road (648). Travel 8.7 miles to the Carranza Memorial. Across from the Carranza Memorial is a dirt road with a sign that says Batona Campsite. Make a left onto the dirt road and the campsite is 1/2 mile back. From The Hammonton Area – Take Rt 206 north, and after passing the Atsion ranger station travel approximately 4.5 miles to the first traffic light (Tuckerton Road). Make a right onto Tuckerton Road and follow to the end (2nd stop). Turn left and at the next stop sign turn right onto Carranza Road. Continue for 5 miles to the Carranza Memorial. . Across from the Carranza Memorial is a dirt road with a sign that says Batona Campsite. Make a left onto the dirt road and the campsite is 1/2 mile back. Meals There are fire pits available on site for cooking if you so desire. There is space on the sign up sheet for any extra sides or such you may want to contribute to the group meals,but don't feel obligated. The menu has been set: Saturday Breakfast - Pancakes, with the rest TBD Saturday Dinner - Beef stew, Chicken Jambalaya,and Chili. Of course there will be other things that folks are bringing like bacon, brats, etc., so no one should go hungry. Facilities Tons of trees to hang from, but ground dwellers are welcome too! There is a hand pump for water, and privies for, well, you know. Activities The Batona Trail passes through the area,and Apple Pie Hill fire tower is a short (2.5 mile?) hike away. The Carranza Memorial is right outside of camp, and historic Batsto Village is a close drive. Raffle The raffle will be held BEFORE dinner. I like the way raffle and dinner flowed last year so we're going to give that a try again. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, and you will be able to purchase then on Saturday afternoon. All profits from the raffle this year will again be donated to St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Site Reservations No one is required to reserve a site. If you choose to help us with our reservations we ask that only NJ residents reserve sites, as out of state campers pay a higher rate. All reservation fees will be refunded at the hang, unless you choose to contribute your fees to St. Judes along with the raffle funds. It's getting close, the weather is cooling, and I'm looking forward to a great time in the Piney Woods!