The southeast puts chestfest to shame in a two day, alcohol and clove fueled adventure-rop-and-rope-o-rama, Locations ranged from super-tall grain silos, to floating restaurants, to catwalks, to awnings at a grocery store. Southern Urban Loitering, or S(ul) made a surprise appearance too.
Chattsplore 2.0 had over 9,000 people meet up for the second epic group exploration of Chattanooga on August 26th and 27th. UER members and guest came from all over, Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Some used their mod expense accounts to get a hotel, the rest of us camped for real. We visited several of Chattanooga finer locations, ranging from upscale hotels, floating restaurants, a military base, some wonderful trains, an underground dog fighting ring or crack house, an incredibly imposing feed silo, and a bridge. Fun was had by all and new sites were seen by many! Actually, that have been only 26 people.
Thirteen members from Atlanta, Georgia, Central/West/East NC, Virginia converged on the Raleigh, NC area.
A dozen explorers met up with me, AnAppleSnail, and traveled to some of the highlights of the Triangle area. Above, below, and inside the city's best, we started before the sun came up and kept going long after it went down. We explored factories, climbing (billboard & water tower), rooftops, drains, elevators, and even an anechoic chamber.
During this legendary weekend meetup, 25 explorers from all around the US and Canada converged on DJ Craig's small hometown of Johnson City, TN, to explore its many industrial wonderlands of rust and asbestos. The meetup included two nuclear plants, two large coal plants, a drain with a waterslide, and a massive tailrace tunnel for the grand finale.
During this action-packed weekend in the Louisville, a group of explorers led by Eschaton, and one brave paddle handle descended into the hidden parts of the city. The weekend included riding a boat down a sewer, wandering through an abandoned military industrial complex, climbing a fire escape ladder on a downtown highrise, and, of course, the obligatory MAMU spiders excursion. Back home there was cookie cake, delicious homemade liquor and, umm, sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles.
SeXpex '15 was a two and a half day long, urbex campout, meet and drink, day-tripping, beanie burning, photojaculating good time. Members from around the Southeast came together for a solid weekend of drinking, eating, exploring, drinking, setting fire to the floor, sleeping, and endangering fictional children with second-hand smoke for the express purposes of photography.