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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 01:34 PM
With the great lineup that has already been announced I am looking very hard at making this year my first trip to the mountain.

What I really want to know about is the camping scene. Would I have to walk my stuff in or would I be able to park next to my campsite?

 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 05:08 PM
I am thinking of attending too for the first time. I saw that they are offering limited car side camping for the first time on their website for an extra fee.
 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 02:27 PM
For the first time this year they have added car side camping as well as regular camping. Here is a link to the Mountain Jam site.

http://mountainjam.com/whats-new-in-2013/

 

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  posted on 1/24/2013 at 02:39 AM
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For the first time this year they have added car side camping as well as regular camping. Here is a link to the Mountain Jam site.

http://mountainjam.com/whats-new-in-2013/


That helps alot, to me the ending earlier on Sunday is kind of a bummer though

 

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  posted on 1/24/2013 at 10:40 PM
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For the first time this year they have added car side camping as well as regular camping. Here is a link to the Mountain Jam site.

http://mountainjam.com/whats-new-in-2013/


Hmm. Does this mean that one of the three main headliners will be on Thursday? I may switch my reservation from Friday-Sunday to Thursday-Saturday and go home Sunday night.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2013 at 10:07 AM
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For the first time this year they have added car side camping as well as regular camping. Here is a link to the Mountain Jam site.

http://mountainjam.com/whats-new-in-2013/


Hmm. Does this mean that one of the three main headliners will be on Thursday? I may switch my reservation from Friday-Sunday to Thursday-Saturday and go home Sunday night.


I thought I read that Primus was Thursday nights headliners

 

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  posted on 1/28/2013 at 10:03 PM
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For the first time this year they have added car side camping as well as regular camping. Here is a link to the Mountain Jam site.

http://mountainjam.com/whats-new-in-2013/


Hmm. Does this mean that one of the three main headliners will be on Thursday? I may switch my reservation from Friday-Sunday to Thursday-Saturday and go home Sunday night.


I thought I read that Primus was Thursday nights headliners


Then Phil will be on by around 4 on Sunday I presume.

 

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  posted on 2/1/2013 at 10:02 AM
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For the first time this year they have added car side camping as well as regular camping. Here is a link to the Mountain Jam site.

http://mountainjam.com/whats-new-in-2013/


Hmm. Does this mean that one of the three main headliners will be on Thursday? I may switch my reservation from Friday-Sunday to Thursday-Saturday and go home Sunday night.


I thought I read that Primus was Thursday nights headliners



i read same thing that Primus headlines thursday ~

 

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  posted on 2/5/2013 at 02:03 PM
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I am thinking of attending too for the first time. I saw that they are offering limited car side camping for the first time on their website for an extra fee.


I've never camped at Mt. Jam but had a few friends who opted to do so last year. I was able to visit their campsite last year and they had a very nice location. However, they got there very early Thursday morning and were able to get a nice spot very close to the gate between the venue and the campgrounds.

I would suggest that if you can swing it, go with the car side parking as it'll be so much easier than lugging all your stuff through the main gate and to the campgrounds. That is what my friends are doing this year. Mostly to save from lugging everything in and back out again. Given the layout and incline of the gate, mountain, and campgrounds, lugging everything in can be a big pain. Especially if you do so during the big rush so to speak. Plus if the weather turns real crappy (as has been known to happen at Mt. Jam), you can always crash in your car should the rain get too heavy. Don't wait too long though as I suspect car side parking tickets will go fast.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2013 at 02:38 PM
Thing is with the new car camping which take up the area of the old regular parking this will mean that everyone who used to park their cars where the car camping is now will have to park a couple of miles away and take shuttle buses to the Mountain which will make for a much more crowded and congested entrance area. Should be interesting to see how this comes together and whether people like it or hate it. Those who used to park where the car camping now is who will now have to shuttle bus it are not gonna be very happy.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2013 at 10:59 AM
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Thing is with the new car camping which take up the area of the old regular parking this will mean that everyone who used to park their cars where the car camping is now will have to park a couple of miles away and take shuttle buses to the Mountain which will make for a much more crowded and congested entrance area. Should be interesting to see how this comes together and whether people like it or hate it. Those who used to park where the car camping now is who will now have to shuttle bus it are not gonna be very happy.


Pete,

Is there a map on the Mt. Jam website that indicates where, exactly, the car parking will be located? I guess I'm wondering how you know it'll be in the regular parking lot. As you probably are aware given you're a Mt. Jam veteran like myself, the parking lots down at the base of the hill right along the river are good locations to park. Last year they were empty as they expanded the parking up on the hill. But given the new car side camping, I would bet this location by the river will be packed again this year.

For several years my crew and I would drive a car and leave it in the spot by the river for ease of storing clothing, booze, etc. It's a bit of a pain walking up the hill to the gates whenever going back and forth, but it's worth it if you're staying at a somewhat distant motel. It serves as sort of a base camp if you will between the Mt. View motel and the venue. Something to keep in mind.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2013 at 11:11 AM
Just answered my question, Pete. Looks like the riverside lots are part of the car camping location. That sucks.....That location was a nice convenient spot to park.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2013 at 12:40 PM
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Just answered my question, Pete. Looks like the riverside lots are part of the car camping location. That sucks.....That location was a nice convenient spot to park.


Yup! That is what I meant when I said I thought people will be pissed. The shuttle bus is a hassle and now people like yourself won't have what you called your base camp to go get things from during the day. The shuttle bus parking location is about three miles down the road west of the mountain, about a mile past the Mountain View where you stay.

 

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Just answered my question, Pete. Looks like the riverside lots are part of the car camping location. That sucks.....That location was a nice convenient spot to park.


Yup! That is what I meant when I said I thought people will be pissed. The shuttle bus is a hassle and now people like yourself won't have what you called your base camp to go get things from during the day. The shuttle bus parking location is about three miles down the road west of the mountain, about a mile past the Mountain View where you stay.



I guess my only hope is that we can get a parking spot up on the hill in the remaining regular parking spots. Last year we parked every day to the far right just under the new hotel. It was the first time they had ever opened that section up for day parking. I noticed on the map that that area is also included in the car side parking. I may have to leave some stuff with my buddy who'll be doing the car side parking thing. Thing is he'll have so much of his own crap he may not have room for my cooler and extra clothing. Kind of a bummer but what's a Mt. Jam fan to do?

 

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  posted on 2/10/2013 at 08:47 AM
i've got a deposit on a room at the scribner ski lodge...anyone familiar with there?

 

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i've got a deposit on a room at the scribner ski lodge...anyone familiar with there?


I've stayed at four different places over the many years I've attended Mt. Jam but never the Scribner ski lodge. As I recall it's almost right across the road from the Hunter Inn and sits up off the road a bit and faces Hunter Mt. If I'm correct, you'll be about a mile walk from the entrance to the the Mountain.

[Edited on 2/11/2013 by Chain]

 

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  posted on 2/11/2013 at 03:20 PM
Chain, this year they are selling something called premium parking which is closer to the mountain. They are charging $30.00 for the weekend but said spots are limited so if you wanna go that way I would order the parking pass now. Here is a link to the info.

http://mountainjam.com/parking/

 

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  posted on 2/12/2013 at 11:59 AM
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Chain, this year they are selling something called premium parking which is closer to the mountain. They are charging $30.00 for the weekend but said spots are limited so if you wanna go that way I would order the parking pass now. Here is a link to the info.

http://mountainjam.com/parking/


Thanks for the heads up, Pete. I think I'll probably leave some drinks and clothing with my buddy at whatever car side camping spot he parks in. That way I can just take a shuttle from the Mountain View motel to the mountain. Assuming of course that the Mountain View is on the list of destinations the shuttle will actually drop off and pick up.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2013 at 12:14 PM
I have just decided to cancel my trip to Mt. Jam this year. I can do that since I haven't bought my tickets yet. Other than the headliners, I am not excited about the lineup and with only one Mule show and the Ives show the week before it just isn't worth the cost anymore.

 

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  posted on 4/6/2013 at 11:57 AM
i would love to see warren....joe davis has...but not me...i sure would love to

[Edited on 4/6/2013 by chkJOEDAVISBAND]

 

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  posted on 4/8/2013 at 08:51 AM
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I have just decided to cancel my trip to Mt. Jam this year. I can do that since I haven't bought my tickets yet. Other than the headliners, I am not excited about the lineup and with only one Mule show and the Ives show the week before it just isn't worth the cost anymore.


Sorry to hear this, Doug, but I totally understand why you'd decide against going. I think this will be my last Mt. Jam for awhile too. I'm disappointed that we only have one night of Mule this year and can't help but wonder if that's how things will be from now on with this festival. Frankly, I think it's gotten too big and has lost a bit of the spirit that made it great for so many years. The costs are still reasonable for me as this is the one big festival I still attend, but the benefits are not the same with only one night of Mule.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2013 at 10:00 AM
Sorry but I haven't posted in awhile here so let me try to help with some questions . I'm a regular skier at Hunter since '87 & spend my winter weekends there , so it's virtually a second home for me & I've also been to every single day of the previous 8 Mountain Jams except for the 1st time they added Thursday night a couple of years ago , if you're wondering about what my "creditials" are ................ Scribner Hollow is walking distance to the Mountain probably logging in around 3/4 of a mile door to door ................. I saw on the Mountain Jam website somewhere that the Sunday should finish around 10PM , although that was the schedule a few years ago for the Levon 70th Birthday celebration and that started late and then ran until 11:30 so take that for whatever it's worth . On the other hand Steve Winwood would have finished on schedule at 10PM last year if not for the typical late afternoon torrent that pushed theschedule back around 45 min to an hour ............. The Car Camping . PLEASE BE ADVISED ! The Hunter parking lot is black top and hard packed dirt & rocks . If you are car camping bring some kind of cushioning or blow up mattress or you will be a very unhappy camper ! It looks like some car camping is going to be allowed on the snowtubing hill which is grassy but I imagine that is going to be the first come spots that are going to go on Thursday ............... I'll be checking in a bit more now , I've had a bunch of crap come my way the last couple of months , but the worst of the sh!t storm seems to have passed . I'm really looking forward to this years M.J. with Phil & Widespread as well as our yearly hosts Gov't Mule .


[Edited on 4/14/2013 by KenSkiItAll]

 

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  posted on 4/12/2013 at 10:09 AM
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With the great lineup that has already been announced I am looking very hard at making this year my first trip to the mountain.

What I really want to know about is the camping scene. Would I have to walk my stuff in or would I be able to park next to my campsite?


If you haven't checked the Mtn Jam message board already ( http://bbsmtjam.section101.com/viewforum.php?f=30&sid=2d62e2f121abb71c09388 6a130ede800 ) may I suggest you do & consider hooking up with the MCJZ crew . It's good bunch of people who are now Mtn Jam regulars that have gotten together every year for the last few years . All though they make fun of my non-camper "elitist" status because of my having a place to stay at Hunter's liftside condo's , they're all a great bunch that I hang with a bit in their "concert viewing area" through out the weekend .

 

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  posted on 4/12/2013 at 10:16 AM
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Chain, this year they are selling something called premium parking which is closer to the mountain. They are charging $30.00 for the weekend but said spots are limited so if you wanna go that way I would order the parking pass now. Here is a link to the info.

http://mountainjam.com/parking/
IMO if you want to come & go with the least amount of hassle & walking , you need to spend the $30 for this pass .

 

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  posted on 4/12/2013 at 10:32 AM
THANK YOU KenSkiItAll for your info & sharing what you can!
i'm looking forward to it, immnesely ~ hopeful that mother nature will smile down upon nicely for it all too! i will check out the board you mentioned.
at wanee, they have the hard core famABBily crew that gravitates around Helen;s Hilton & i will tell ya, the fellowhsip that is shared there is just as epic as the festival itself.... headed down again next week for that!

Doug ~ sorry to hear that but understood...will we see you at peach-fest again or on the fence for that yet?

***and if anyone is interested, i do know of someone selling their car parking pass for face value, since they're going to del-fest instead ~ i can connect someone if they want it, just pm me***

 

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