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Fritz, that lone tree and the big Carolina deep blue sky is amazing.  Thanks. I wondered what it would look like in b/w. Totally different mood. Much more stark. And lonely.

Love your photo.

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On 9/16/2022 at 12:08 PM, Fritz said:

We just spent 8 nights at Doughton Park -- must have missed you by just days.... 

Fritz

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Nice shot!

Always nice to meet other Ollie owners while camping and on the road, maybe next time! Don't think we're going back to Doughton Park this year, but plan to next spring! It's only a 1/4 tank of gas (up the mountain) from home!

Air Bellows Gap on the way home:

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On 7/26/2022 at 6:20 PM, Mike and Carol said:

We camped at State Forest State Park, Colorado a couple of weeks ago.  It’s the largest state park in Colorado with multiple campgrounds and lots of dispersed sites.  It’s just north of Rocky Mountain National Park and east of Steamboat Springs, so all the sites are at elevation.  There is one campground that has 30a electric hookups, we didn’t see it so can’t comment.  Our site was at 9,100’ and except for one night of torrential rain the weather was great, highs in the upper 70s and lows in the high 30s.  All propane appliances worked as they should (furnace, hot water tank, cook top and Weber grill).

 

State Forest State Park is in Routt National Forest.  This is about 20 miles from our campsite.

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This is in Bockman campground.  9,100+ feet elevation.  Dry camping but there were a couple of well maintained vault toilets.

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The Weber fired right up despite the elevation.  Steaks in the Rockies can’t be beat.  Orvis flannel required.

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This lake (can’t remember the name) was just a few miles from our site.  There were a dozen or so camping sites around the lake, well spaced.  I wish I would have done more research as they looked very nice.

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Still a little snow up there.

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Carol got good use of her flannel as well.  Beats south Texas summer heat!!

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Mike and Carol,

We live in TN but love CO. My wife and I met in Ouray on a 4x4 expedition. We have driven pretty much every major trail in that area and look to go back with the Oliver (as soon as we get it) and do some more high-altitude camping.

Very nice pictures, keep it up. Safe travels!

Brian

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Hey Brian, with our son and family in Durango we have a strong pull to Colorado in addition to the mountains, weather and scenery!  We also like Tennessee and will be camping there next month.  Ouray is quite a place…. Mike

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Mike - yes it is! We especially like the Ouray Brewery.  Where are you going in TN?  If you are up near LBL (Land Between the Lakes), let me know.  We are about 10 miles from Paris Landing State Park and really enjoy LBL. The have a drive-through Bison and Elk preserve which is amazing. Also, plenty of NFS and COE camping.

Safe Travels.

Brian

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We’re heading north to Kansas City for a few days before we head to Tennessee.  First stop on our escape from Texas is a nice COE campground near Gordonville on Lake Texoma, Juniper Point Campground.  Nice concrete pads on the lake.  Very pleasant overnight stay on our way north!

 

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Here’s our favorite campsite at COE Bandit’s Roost campground Wilkesboro, NC, site # 28. This site is hard to get, someone must have canceled, allowing us to camp on it  earlier this week. It’s been 70’s during the day and upper 40’s at night.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is not too far away for a day drive, too. 🙂

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I really liked Hungry Mother when I stayed there a few years ago.

If you've never done it are are a car/racing person at all then a short trip over to the Bristol Motor Speedway and a tour is very interesting and not very expensive.

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We spent part of this past October in Cumberland Mountain State Park, just outside of Crossville, TN.  There are 5 camping areas, we started in area 4 but moved to area 5 after one night.  Area 5 is at the top of the hill and is a newer area.  There are 4 or 5 FHU sites in area 5.  We had W/E.

Our site in area 4.  Older, lots of trees and shade.

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Our site in area 5.  Nicely spaced with a view of the sky!

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Campground chef.

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Checking out the fall color.

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