cons: You have to haul your stuff to tent only. You can't lock your stuff up in your car and have it easily accessible.
hauling everything out there was definitely the worst part of the whole weekend for me. so for everyone who's thinking about doing tent only, definitely try to bring a wagon or something to make transporting your stuff easier. and in terms of not being able to lock your stuff up, it's really not such a big deal if you don't leave any valuables at your camp. all i brought was my phone, wallet and camera, and those things stayed on me at all times. my friend did have his bag stolen the first night while we were asleep, but the dumbass left it sitting out underneath our shade tent with his wallet, phone, and a carton of cigarettes in it. i think that could happen anywhere on the farm. someone later found the bag and brought it to lost and found though.
My group will be like 10-16 people, we are getting in early thursday (around 6 am) and are probably going to hike to camping only to set up a nice sized area with all of us. I was there last year and found room for 4 on thursday at 10:30 no problem. Does anyone have any experience hiking large groups into camping only? from what i recall, we should be able to find a spot to all be together, but it is a bit smaller this year...
worried about hiking all the people down to camping only (some newbies some vets who have never done camping only) and not having enough room to be somewhat centralized and all together.
do you think we could get more space than if we all got our cars in together and stayed at the cars? to me it feels from my memory last year in CO) like even with camping only being smaller, early thursday there is still a decent amount of room
my group parked in BFE around 5:30am 2 years ago, and one of my friends who went with me is pushing our group hard to get there at the same time this year to get in line for tent only again. i really don't want to do that again, but given the fact that tent only is smaller this year and that we're gonna have a group of 7 this year, it might be a safe move to get there earlier and try and stake out a bigger area. i feel like you might want to get in line earlier than you're planning to right now