We've been in contact with Ranger Chris at the Valley of Fire Nevada State Park, and our requested dates (March 16-20) have been confirmed, for group campgrounds #2 and #3. Past event leads, if that doesn't sound right, please let me know ASAP!
This thread will be a good place to talk about logistics, new ideas, and whatever suggestions come to mind.
We left at least one ISAC target and stand set up with the rangers last year, and we will check with Ranger Chris to make sure it is still intact and available for use (you never know if somebody might not have known what it was or needed the space and discarded it or moved it who knows where). We should talk about how many other ISAC setups we need, and who will bring them. Barbara and I can bring one target backstop and frame, for sure.
Another subject for discussion is the Moche toss equipment, which Chris Henry (PaleoArts) has been generously providing. Incidentally, we hope to try and work out a way to do some Moche toss demonstrations near Atlatl rock, so that there is an opportunity for the public to watch. I think that this addition to the ISAC demos will help put atlatlry forward in the public eye, and in a more dynamic way.
In addition, I have one potentially fun activity we could try - a night toss. A fellow atlatl enthusiast we met at an archery shoot (that we invited to the VofF, and we hope he comes) was tossing milk jugs up for us to throw at in the late evening, and we came up with the idea of putting glow sticks in the jugs and on our darts and trying it at night…
One more thing I should mention: Justin Garnett (BasketmakerII) just published an excellent book titled Practical Atlatlry of the Four Corners. Justin probably won't be able to make it this year due to other commitments, but it might be a good idea for those interested in buying his book at the event to mention it here, in case he can ship a box to fill orders.
I know Chris Henry and I (at least) will be bringing darts and atlatls for sale (and Chris always has a great selection of other great primitive items for purchase).
If anybody has any questions or ideas, let us know!