[ANT] Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Tournament

Come join us for the Ports of the Norse World! Please join us for Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 25th to Monday May 28th 2012, at beautiful Lynx Hollow Park outside of Creswell, Oregon.

It’s the Same Saga
It’s the Same Tradition
It’s a New Era!

The pre-registration forms can be found online.
Remember to fill out one form per person. You do not need to pre-reg for the event to order a t-shirt but the form and payment must be submitted in advance.

Classes and messes, and wood shavings, and armor making, arrows, and, and, and.....
Yes, indeed, there will be MANY opportunities for fun and learning all weekend long at Egils. We'll see the return of our wildly popular Bardic evening, a full slate of classes on Saturday, a whiz-bang series of archery shoots OUTSIDE of the regular Three Pillars Competition, and a bunch of other stuff, too!

This year we are proud to announce the return of Norse Stickball!

General questions may be directed to autocrat@egils.org and we look forward to seeing you at Egil's this year!

Lynx Hollow Park
Creswell, Oregon

We've been at our park for six years now, working with the Oregon State Parks Department through an Adopt-a-Park agreement. All of our work is paying off in a beautiful, lush site with plenty of room for camping and revelry.

We have a lovely and charming site, but it does have a few things that you should be aware of. There has been poison oak found in various places. We’ve worked on removing it, but it’s pesky and wily, so please keep an eye out when walking in less tamed areas of the site. There are also downed blackberry canes along with some uneven ground and normal tripping hazards. Appropriate footwear and reasonable caution will make your ambulatory adventures a bit more safe.
 
There are several areas that, for safety reasons, are strictly off-limits: ALL the ponds are of limits to swimming and fishing, as the turtles don’t really enjoy our company, and the water quality is kind of icky, too. Persons found swimming will immediately assumed to be out of their minds, and will be asked to leave the event.

We do have close neighbors at this site so please be aware of that, and be your usual polite selves. If you come to a fence, or to an obvious property boundary, then you are at the edge of our world, and should attempt to not drop off of it. That would be trespassing, and we don’t do that in the SCA.

Please be aware that many of the standing trees are dead and extremely rotten. We call them Denmark. (Get it? Something rotten in the state of Denmark?) There are limbs and branches that may break and fall if climbed upon. Please stay out of your tree (or better yet, all standing trees) whether they appear alive or dead.

While preparing the site for Egils, deer, osprey and other cool animals, like raptors, coyote, quail, pheasants, raccoons, nutria and garter snakes have been sighted. Please be respectful of all wildlife you may encounter. Be respectful.

Be advised that there will be no power and no running water source available on-site this year (Like there ever was? Nope. Never--). There will be a giant water truck provided for drinking water. Not shower water. Not hair washing water. Drinking water.           
                    
Some very energetic people have put in many hours of work on the site improvements--and they're going to get great camping sites and points in the Three Pillars competition. PLEASE remember this site is in the process of being developed and be thankful for all the amazing changes that have taken place in the last couple of years! And if you've read all this, and have gotten this far, you deserve a prize. More details on that will be forthcoming, so be sure to check back!
 
Getting to Lynx Hollow State Park in Creswell is surprisingly easy.

Here's how: Sat Map of the Egils site...
* From the North or South, take I-5 to the Creswell Exit #182
*From the North, turn right at the end of the off ramp and go .2 miles to the railroad crossing.
*From the South, turn left at the end of the off ramp and go .4 miles to the railroad crossing.
* Turn left onto Hwy 99 directly after the railroad crossing, go South for 1.3 miles to Davisson Road.
* Turn left on to Davisson Road, going up and over the railroad tracks.
* Park entrance is 2.3 miles on left, directly across from Greenway Park sign.

The road doesn't have a name and the address is not apparent.  If you use Google Maps to get there you can input the Longitude and Latitude (in bold below). The locale below is within a few yards of gate.