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Old February 16th, 2011, 19:08
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Campground Reservation Thread

Hey Folks,

Here's the skinny on camping for ColoradoFest 2011.

It will be at the Ouray KOA. I have made reservations for 10 tent sites from 7/25 to 7/31.
Here's a link to the campground:
http://koa.com/campgrounds/ouray/

I suggest you go visit the site, it is a nice place with a lot of features. Our sites should be in the 50's and 40's if you look at the map. They did say site 50 already has a reservation for that week. I believe David told me that site 51 has a campfire ring we can all fit around.

What they would like is two couples or small groups per tent site. They said the sites are large enough for this. I was there for ForumFest 99, and I remember the area(I think) as being treed and uncrowded.

The cost will be $9.50/person/night. Childeren under 8 are free. Non-agressive dogs are allowed. I will be the collector of fees or whoever I designate. The showers are free.

David puts on a BBQ Friday and Saturday night by the creek with live music. Sounds like an easy way to have a group meal. They have some extra parking. If someone wants to get an RV site or cabin, be sure to reserve them now. They said for RV or cabins, active military gets a 10% discount, and I think some other groups may get a discount, check the site. Be sure to mention Colorado when you talk to them and when you arrive.

It's only a couple of miles from Downtown Ouray, and the hotsprings which are nice. My wife and child both have fond memories, and are looking forward to the trip.

I know the scenic wheeling doesn't appeal to the macho crowd, but when I was that age and macho I backpacked with 50 pounds on my back. Now I need a jeep. I go with because I trust the group when I'm 20 miles from the road in 20 year old jeep.

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Old February 17th, 2011, 08:39
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

Fred,

Will they let us bring our own firewood? I noticed on the site that they have some for sale, but I know it will be very pricey!
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Old February 17th, 2011, 19:39
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I doubt that's an issue.
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

Fred, are you suggesting that other events might be more suited to people who enjoy challenging trails?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 17:28
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

Within about an hour drive are trails that will test the most extreme buggies. Check the trails with Montrose in the title. Most of the scenic trails are about 30 minutes away, so the event is fairly centrally located.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 19:54
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

Not to thread jack but for those that don't like camping in KOA's there is quite a bit of free and pay-by-night national forest camping that is much more private:

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...e/IMG_5862.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...e/IMG_5055.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...e/IMG_1251.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...e/IMG_1254.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...e/IMG_1264.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...e/IMG_1257.jpg
http://colorado4wheel.com/images/our...ay_07/8094.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...y_08/08ld1.jpg
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...y_08/08ld2.jpg
http://colorado4wheel.com/images/libby/libby167.jpg

Generally there is enough room to let the dogs run off the leash(provided yours are not the type to run off):
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...y_08/08ld3.jpg
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

So do we need to reserve our tent site now with you guys?
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Old April 7th, 2011, 20:21
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Reserve here.
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ok, then i want one
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

Hi Fred. Put me down for one tent spot.

Thanks
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Put me down for one, and in the words of Troy, make it close to the bathrooms.

My plan is to be there Saturday through Saturday and leave Sunday morning.
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I am hoping to make the entire event and should be showing up the Sunday prior and leaving the Sunday after.
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

One for me as well. arriving sunday leaving sunday.

Edit: UnlimitedMatt and Time2GetALicense will be sharing the spot.

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Put me down for 1 tent spot.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 15:01
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Re: Campground Reservation Thread

Dear Fred,
Brad and I would look forward to joining you in Ouray for CO Fest 2011. Would you reserve a tent campsite for the two of us for the 25th of July, Monday, leaving on the 31st, Sunday, five nights. Anybody that you want to put with us is fine.
I believe the cost is $9.50 per person per night. We can send you a check or pay you when we arrive in Ouray on Monday, July 25th.
We would be glad to lead a trip over Stoney, nearly to Creede, and back through Carson, level 3 difficulty, wild and beautiful.
Thanks,
Brad and Rhoda Green
 


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