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Old 09-05-2021, 09:33 PM   #2161
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I know this is likely not the correct forum page. But unfortunately, I am unable to see the ticket exchange. Have 2 GA lawn seats for N3 @ the Gorge 2021. You cover fees! 20 for both total! I would hate to see these go to waste!
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  • Old 10-03-2021, 12:15 PM   #2162
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

    Has anyone done Easy Camping? If so what is the bathroom/shower situation? The wife and I aren’t really campers and want to finally make it to the Gorge next year. I’m looking to make things as simple as possible. Also is it possible to just take snacks, alcohol, water and rely on food trucks for hot food?
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    Old 10-04-2021, 11:13 AM   #2163
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

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    Has anyone done Easy Camping? If so what is the bathroom/shower situation? The wife and I aren’t really campers and want to finally make it to the Gorge next year. I’m looking to make things as simple as possible. Also is it possible to just take snacks, alcohol, water and rely on food trucks for hot food?
    I believe the situation is--

    bathroom: porta potties
    shower: pay a couple bucks for a hot shower, pay less (if anything) for a cold shower

    if looking to make things as simple as possible I'd do my best to get into Oasis Camping

    as for relying on food trucks, in the past that was certainly a viable option, but my understanding is that this year it may have been more difficult because they didn't have as many trucks there. I think you still could have done it, you'd have just been eating a lot of chicken tenders/pizza/burgers/standard concession fare rather than something more exotic.
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    Old 10-06-2021, 10:31 AM   #2164
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    I believe the situation is--

    bathroom: porta potties
    shower: pay a couple bucks for a hot shower, pay less (if anything) for a cold shower

    if looking to make things as simple as possible I'd do my best to get into Oasis Camping

    as for relying on food trucks, in the past that was certainly a viable option, but my understanding is that this year it may have been more difficult because they didn't have as many trucks there. I think you still could have done it, you'd have just been eating a lot of chicken tenders/pizza/burgers/standard concession fare rather than something more exotic.

    Thanks for info. I will definitely check into Oasis when it gets closer.
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    Old 10-08-2021, 05:08 PM   #2165
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

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    I believe the situation is--

    bathroom: porta potties
    shower: pay a couple bucks for a hot shower, pay less (if anything) for a cold shower

    if looking to make things as simple as possible I'd do my best to get into Oasis Camping

    as for relying on food trucks, in the past that was certainly a viable option, but my understanding is that this year it may have been more difficult because they didn't have as many trucks there. I think you still could have done it, you'd have just been eating a lot of chicken tenders/pizza/burgers/standard concession fare rather than something more exotic.
    I think this is right. Easy camping just means they set up the tent and let you have a sleeping bag and an air mattress. Otherwise, I think it is the same as Gold (which has free showers, coincidentally).

    If you're looking for the least camp-y route, this is right - go Oasis. But, you can also rent an RV and park either in Gold or Standard - this seemed to be quite a popular option and I think it worked out well for those folks.

    As for food trucks, this was my first year but I hear they were reduced. Assume that may ramp back up moving forward. That said, you could have survived on the food trucks (at a pretty decent markup, but not terrible). That all said, I'm not much of a camper, and we rented all our gear through Back 40 Outfitters and did fine, and we added on a camp stove. We might have looked a bit stupid for a few minutes getting the tents put up/organized, but if we pulled it off, I feel like most people could.
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    Old 11-21-2021, 01:34 PM   #2166
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

    Hey All!

    The Gorge is the final “big venue” on my list and I’m starting to look/plan for 2022.

    Without going through the entire thread, anyone have any basic items I can start looking at?

    Where do people fly in to? Seattle?

    What options for lodging? Is it all camping?

    Any other newbie advice?

    Thanks all!
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    Old 11-21-2021, 02:09 PM   #2167
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

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    Hey All!

    The Gorge is the final “big venue” on my list and I’m starting to look/plan for 2022.

    Without going through the entire thread, anyone have any basic items I can start looking at?

    Where do people fly in to? Seattle? Seattle. Some people say Spokane is an easier drive, but it really depends on where you're flying from. Seattle will most likely have way more flight options (and way cheaper too). Plus if you have some extra time to kill, Seattle is definitely where you want to be.

    What options for lodging? Is it all camping? Mostly camping. Premier is a great balance of a fun atmosphere and a few extra amenities, but theres lots of options on site plus a few offsite campgrounds that people love (Wildhorse, etc.). I believe there are a few towns within 30 minutes to an hour that have hotels and possibly shuttles, but camping is the way to go if you have any tolerance for that sort of thing. Lots of people who never camp do it at the Gorge every year and have a great time.

    Any other newbie advice? Do lawn at least one night (preferably N1), go in early, and take your time going over the hill (to the left after going through the gate). Go to the winery. Go swimming in the river.

    Thanks all!
    Lots of great information is already out there and you should read all of it, but I threw out a couple quick answers
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    Old 11-21-2021, 02:12 PM   #2168
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

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    Hey All!

    The Gorge is the final “big venue” on my list and I’m starting to look/plan for 2022.

    Without going through the entire thread, anyone have any basic items I can start looking at?

    Where do people fly in to? Seattle?

    What options for lodging? Is it all camping?

    Any other newbie advice?

    Thanks all!
    Start here, with the link in the OP post: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...QWvC7Jjgk/edit

    Has a ton of good info.
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    Old 11-21-2021, 02:38 PM   #2169
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

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    Start here, with the link in the OP post: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...QWvC7Jjgk/edit

    Has a ton of good info.
    Can confirm this is a great document. It was literally today that my buddy and I used it to come to the conclusion that it's too expensive for us to make it work It's insanely helpful.
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    Old 11-21-2021, 04:23 PM   #2170
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    Re: The Gorge Q&A and FAQs

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    Can confirm this is a great document. It was literally today that my buddy and I used it to come to the conclusion that it's too expensive for us to make it work It's insanely helpful.
    Other than a local show, the Gorge can be the cheapest shows possible:

    - Up to 6 people can have a camping spot for 4 nights for $120 total...that's like $5/night/person

    - 3 Nights in the lawn for about $120 total. Wait until August and Lawn can be $20/night

    - Drink and Eat cheap for 4 nights. It's next to impossible to spend a bunch of money at the Gorge...there are no restaurants, no bars, no hotels, no malls

    - Book flights on Southwest and bring camping stuff for free
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