We had some fun, went down and back up several hundred stairs and had a battle to be seen in Part 2.
So what do I think of this place...
#1. If you can't hike, you ain't tough, distance will weed out all the non hackers, I played HvZ 3 hours and 22 minutes with a Dislocated ankle for fuck sakes. Part of the challenge in my opinion and possibly a great element of endurance for an HvZ game.
#2. We can volunteer to clean some of the junk the week before to sweeten the deal with the Park Service.
#3. We can bring camping toilets.
#4. The place has a SERIOUS potential for a great "The Hills Have Eyes" kind of story to use in HvZ gameplay.
#5. Some places will have to be called out of bounds or "no zombie zones" so people don't run in dangerous areas, e.g. the stairs straight up the mountain.
#6. We can also make a deal with the camp up the road, in return maybe they can help with a better place to get down the mountain and or supplies like toilets and heavy stuff like tables.
Did I regret only taking single shots and a brassed Retaliator (which wasn't used in battle)? You will just have to see part 2. Generally I like the Venue, but it needs to be fleshed out with a practice HvZ game or 2.
And...I didn't bring any booze to the hike, despite having a flask of Jack Daniels in the trunk, damnit!
I'll See You In Disneyland.