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- August 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm #37979
Here is a link to the article with photos and video.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)August 21, 2016 at 7:28 am #37986
Enjoyed the report and video. We have not camped in elevations that high yet!
LE2 TundraAugust 21, 2016 at 10:01 am #37997
Like Bill, I have never camped in high elevations. I know you use propane cooking gear. Do you experience any problems cooking with propane at high elevations?
BuzzyAugust 22, 2016 at 9:51 am #38026
Hey you guys ! It is different alright. For example water will boil at a much lower temperature, down around 165* instead of the usual 212* or so that we are used to. Baking is really different. Some ingredient changes are in order for higher elevations.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)
2 users thanked author for this post.August 22, 2016 at 11:40 am #38033
Really enjoyed the blog and video. All our tent camping as a family was at higher elevations. Low to non-existent humidity, low 30’s in the morning, the smell pines and stars that never seem to stop.August 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm #38036
Thanks tstorm5 ! up in the clear, cool, dry air at elevation, it seems that sounds just carry for ever. When the Elk are bugling it sounds totally wonderful !
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)August 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm #38039
I remember as a young child living in California and camping in Yosimitie and Sequoia National Parks. My mother put a pot of Pinto beans on to boil in the morning and that evening, they were still hard. We had to buy a pressure cooker to boil things.
coyAugust 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm #38050
Coy, you are right ! Pressure cookers rule at elevation !September 3, 2016 at 8:35 pm #38783
Part two of camping at elevation, clickable link:
https://olivertraveltrailers.com/elevation-camping-part-2-5-part-series-larry-mountainborn-harmon/September 4, 2016 at 8:56 am #38791
Appreciate the discussion about high altitude camping.
Concerned about the effects of Hypoxia while flying aircraft without pressurization or Oxygen. Always trying to reduce the effects, especially since we’re not getting any younger! Good article!!!!!!
LE2 TundraSeptember 17, 2016 at 6:08 am #39243
2 users thanked author for this post.September 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm #39270
Thank you for posting the series on elevation camping! I do have three questions.
1. Do you see any black flies?
2. Do you camp in bear territory? If so, do you use any bear hangs for your food?
3. When a storm arrives, do you use a tarp to collect water? If not, do you collect from a stream, filter and boil?
BuzzySeptember 17, 2016 at 6:33 pm #39273
Hi Buzzy ! No black flies at that elevation.
Bears Yes. Bear frequency of appearance depends on how tidy the campers in the campground are. Many campgrounds up in the front range of the Rocky Mountains have a bear proof box at each campsite. If not, hanging is a necessity. A bean flip and a marble usually ran them off. The locals told me that Arkie’s are crazy they go Bear hunting with a bean flip.
In this campground there was a spring up a little higher above it so a water filter worked well. Nearly all of the streams are snow melt run off fed, Trout streams, providing a great source of water to filter.
1 user thanked author for this post.September 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm #39274
A quick note about early season Black Bears, they are very hungry and are foraging hard. Never get in between a Momma Bear and her Cubs. As soon as the Choke Cherries ripen they will abandon all other food sources unless campers are careless.
Most Bear problems are actually Untidy camper problems. The Bears usually hibernate up high and pass through campgrounds while foraging their way down the streams to lower elevations.
1 user thanked author for this post.September 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm #39293
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