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Old 08-01-2006, 03:49 PM
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I am going to try and make this trip. I haven't camped at Dorchester since the first Fall I lived in CO (1998) and I absolutely love this loop. First week of Sept should be spectacular for scenery.

What's the backup plan if we get to the top of Pearl and it's still snowed in? More time in CB?

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Ok, I just went out and spent $500 on sleeping bags and gear for the kids...so count me in
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:01 PM
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Chris, I have a spare tent and some extra gear I can bring along for you. You just have to supply your own
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That's excellent! Thanks Martin!
Now if I could only find a way to bring some Yuengling Lager out with me.... Americas oldest brewery you know
Be a cool trade. I know you guys have some good local beverages out there!

This is so cool. I'm totally psyked!
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:05 PM
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Carry it on Chris. I usually take a case of fat tire home to Va. for the friends whenever I visit.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:30 PM
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If Pearl Pass is closed due to snow, it will only be because of new snow, not snow from last winter. Although new snow is possible, I think it's unlikely. The Farmer's Almanac says cool temps September 9th with the first measurable snowfall in October.

I am hoping we can all camp at one of the unofficial "group" camping spots to the north of the Dorchester Campground. Dorchester is a fee area. I don't think the group spots are "fee" areas since there's no outhouse or well water as in Dorchester. Unless you think the campground is the place to be due to kids and facilities, it may be fun to camp together. That way, we can all contribute to one group campfire and when the bears haul off one of the kids, one of us can point in the direction the bear took off in.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:02 PM
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We are going to stay in the Fairplay / Hartsel area and drive over in the am.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:28 PM
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Very cool.
So we'll se you at the TBP, right?
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:56 AM
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I can't find the campground on my Ataas. One web serach puts it inside of Gunnison and the other puts it 10 miles from Aspen. I can find Taylor Park Res. Doubt I will be camping with you, just want to make sure I understand where the meeting point is. I am about 60% right now about going.
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:03 AM
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Not 100% sure myself, but from what I could find, it's just north of the the spot where the Italian creek trail meets the Taylor Pass trail. The intersection is a bit north of the Taylor Reservoir. Here's a map, I circled the campground that I believe is Dorchester. Taylor Reservoir is at the bottom.

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Old 08-08-2006, 09:42 AM
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Go over cottonwood from buena vista and once you hit Taylor park Res (pic above) make a right and follow it up to dorchester. Taylor park is a really pretty area.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:38 AM
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As a result of the poll, this year's 7th annual TBP trip will be on Saturday, September 9th. The meeting place will be the Dorchester Campground at 8:00 AM that Saturday morning. Dorchester Campground is on the north side of Taylor Park and the Taylor Reservoir.

We think the fastest route to Dorchester from Denver is Highway 285 to Buena Vista, then out of Buena Vista over Cottonwood Pass and down into Taylor Park. Where the Cottonwood Pass road dead ends at Taylor Reservoir, turn right or north and drive to Dorchester Campground. We think this trip will take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
So you think maybe it's an hour from BV? If Jeanette comes with me we might try and stay in BV Friday night and come over in the morning. If I'm by myself, maybe I'll bring my sleeping bag.
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