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Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Getting the new truck camper Saturday morning, and Lise and I want to try it out either Saturday night or Sunday night...

On Memorial Day weekend no less, at the last minute. :rolleyes:

Any ideas for sites not too far away from Evergreen? We don't have a dogsitter arranged so it would be after their dinner to before their breakfast. Before you suggest it, I love camping with dogs. With 7... not so much. :lmao:

Thought about the Kenosha Pass area but that is almost certain to be jam packed. Somewhere around there would be great, and unimproved would be fine, we are self contained.

Beater
05-24-2012, 12:28 PM
using the new camper or tenting

J Kimmel
05-24-2012, 12:39 PM
Weston pass, few miles past FairPlay

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 12:43 PM
using the new camper or tenting
You must be reading in a hurry... :lmao:

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 12:45 PM
Weston pass, few miles past FairPlay

That could work... as I recall not terribly woodsy until you get in pretty far...

corsair23
05-24-2012, 12:55 PM
I'm lazy...I'd just "camp" in the driveway if this was just a trial run

No packing food, water, clothes, etc. and no need to worry about rushing back for the dogs or finding a spot to park in the dark :)

I know, not near as much fun as getting out somewhere.

J Kimmel
05-24-2012, 12:58 PM
That could work... as I recall not terribly woodsy until you get in pretty far...

About 10 miles back IIRC.

Could also run up Guenella, or head up the road toward Red Cone/Webster

pmccumber
05-24-2012, 12:58 PM
Lost Park is a great campground. Only ten sites and they are big. Great hiking around there too. There is dispersed camping along that road too.

DenCo40
05-24-2012, 01:04 PM
Georgia pass is nice and close. Both sides. If you go up from Jefferson there are tons of camping spots and it's never over-ran by tons of people. Not as many camping spots on the Breck side.

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 01:30 PM
Found a campsite that the USFS says is "relatively undiscovered" south of Pine... about 50 minutes down the road from us. That one might work.

Yeah, thought about driveway camping but the whole point is to actually cut the house umbilical cord as a test run... LOL

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 01:38 PM
Lost Park is a great campground. Only ten sites and they are big. Great hiking around there too. There is dispersed camping along that road too.
That does look nice for sometime this summer. 2.5 hours away though. I like the Lost Park area. Met a guy this spring who elk hunts there, I might have to look into that for next year.

Corbet
05-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Man I was in a similar position last week with a new camper and found this nice little camp spot with a pizza joint right next door. Bathroom was way nicer than SRCG and the campground hosts were awesome. :thumb:

Rock Dog
05-24-2012, 02:14 PM
Found a campsite that the USFS says is "relatively undiscovered" south of Pine... about 50 minutes down the road from us. That one might work.

Yeah, thought about driveway camping but the whole point is to actually cut the house umbilical cord as a test run... LOL

does'nt that put it in the Hayman fire burn area?

rover67
05-24-2012, 02:36 PM
Trout Creek Pass? you can get back there a ways with that big rig of yours. most folks stay near the HWY with big pull behind trailers.

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 02:42 PM
does'nt that put it in the Hayman fire burn area?
Very close.
Just talked to the ranger, he was very non-optimistic about ANY places being left this weekend. I got the fire speech about three times before I said I was an area resident and was KEENLY supportive of the fire ban... :lmao:

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 03:08 PM
Y'know... just as insurance that the :Princess: has a fine time, Chief Hosa might be a good choice...

Beater
05-24-2012, 03:13 PM
you could just come camp in the city on my parking pad.

Red_Chili
05-24-2012, 03:25 PM
Or in the forest on mine. Man, decisions decisions, which to choose... it's SO hard... :lmao:

bomber22
05-24-2012, 08:50 PM
what about buffalo creek campground? on second thought if it is open, it will probably be full. i also like the idea of red cone/ webster pass, hall campground i think.

Inukshuk
05-24-2012, 10:33 PM
what about buffalo creek campground? on second thought if it is open, it will probably be full. i also like the idea of red cone/ webster pass, hall campground i think.

Call me tomorrow if you'll be up that way. I'll be at a friend's cabin in the area with a big group certain to be acting immaturely. No cell coverage up that way.

farnhamstj
05-24-2012, 10:37 PM
I'll put in a suggestion of FR700 or FR734. Roads are mostly dry but not too many people up there yet. Don't know if Vail is too far away.