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Trip To Timber Ridge

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TRIP TO TIMBER RIDGE (R8X32) 3C (4C set) Linda Henderson Heart of San Francisco and RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up) then 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance Corner pass and turn with 1st corners, pass RSh and repeat with 2nd corners. 1s pull back RSh to end BtoB in centre facing opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles. Bars 23-24 1s petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Timber Ridge is the name of a 200-acre camp in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia (USA) where the shores of the Cacapon River and the base of the North Mountain meet.

From 2006 to 2018 the camp hosted an annual Scottish Weekend and this reel, Trip to Timber Ridge, always featured on the weekend's programme. (With the closing of the camp, the Scottish weekend has relocated to Maryland).

The camp itself was started in 1955 by Fred and Evelyn Greenberg. It was initially called Camp White Mountains but, with the addition of Camp Green Briar, it became Timber Ridge. The founders' vision was to provide a safe environment for children to have exciting experiences.

The Scottish Weekend event was established by a group of Scottish Country Dancers from the Washington DC and Philadelphia area. They aimed to provide the best in live music, quality teaching, good food and "controlled abandon." The first weekend was at Buffalo Gap (West Virginia), in September 1989.

Timber Ridge - Information Video

Timber Ridge
View Across The Cacapon River Valley Towards Great North Mountain

Image copyright Famartin, Creative Commons Licence 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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