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Who went camping and where this past summer? And whos doing some winter camping?

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoors' started by murdog94, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

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    As the title says who went were camping this summer. Since i didnt even get a weekend off, and did a little fishing i figured it would be nice to see who did have time to go and where.
    Also I always try to get one late camping trip in up to the Canadian Boarder for some awsome fall trout fishing. And obviously my camper is the hunting shack for deer season!
    Post up some pics when you have time as well would be great.
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  2. troutbug

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    I had a week off in late June, went up to Arkansas and did a little camping at the Norfork River, along with some trout fishing. I did more camping on my best friend's couch that week than I did outside! Definitely planning for some more in November for sure, and once the weather cools down a bit here I'll hit the trails again for a few overnighters. Just been a hot summer...I say that every year!:glasses:
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  3. ChevyFan

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    I used to love winter camping, I did it all the time as a kid in the Scouts.

    Once we went camping and tool bales of straw with us. The straw went out on the snow, then we put a tarp on top of that and tents on top of that. Then above us we got a decommisioned air force parachute, a big one - like for dropping heavy gear or something, and we lit a fire under the parachute and staked it down all around us. The fire kept the parachute inflated, so we didn't get snowed on, plus it raised the temp under there to maybe 40F so it was much warmer than the 20F temp (daytime) or 5F temp outside. Just keep the fire away from the staw ... until it's time to leave, then we threw the straw into the fire last thing and had a big roaring fire for about 2 minutes.
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  4. mfleetwood

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    I am very fortunate....we were able to get up 3 times this year and each were over extended weekends. I am also very lucky in the sense that my wife enjoys camping just as much as I do. Typically, we like to camp at about 10,000 ft and only go where 4x4s can get to. The pics below are from one of our favorite campsites. It's next to a river in which we 4 wheel through on the road that takes us up to around 13,000 ft.

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  5. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

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    That looked like a really good time! Mt.... I however cant do the tent thing.. and im hoping to get in some camping next summer since with some luck ill be able to have some time off! and whats amazing is Co. looks a whole lot like MN in that pic HAHA..
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  6. mfleetwood

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    Yeah, it was a blast. CO is like MN except for less mosquitos (I think). My next-door neighboor is from MN and is a huge Vikings fan, so I hear plenty of great things about your State but even more about the Vikings...and most of it is not so good since the let down stemming from not making to the Superbowl after coming so close.

    It stinks you did not really have a chance to get out this Summer...that's the one the few things that keeps me sane. I hope you get some much needed time off next year!
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  7. ThatSilverStepside

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    I only got to go twice over the summer due to work, but I'm going over the winter... in CO I want to say? (hopefully when it snows) so I can find a spot on a mountian and do some free-skiing
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    That's a beautiful camp site. It looks like you guys have just bout everything.

    The last camping trip I took was with some friends in early November. It was pretty random and poorly planned but we had a good time. Because of our poor preparation and the fact that it got quite cold that night, I actually ended up sleeping in my truck (which didn't help much). I was up pretty early to get the fire going again for some warmth. Luckily, I always have an axe and some other survival gear so we were able to hack at some dead trees for firewood. It was a good time, regardless of the temperature.

    As I mentioned in the hunting forum, I'll probably be spending about a week out at some family land of ours this summer. The camping should be pretty fun but it will probably be terribly hot. Worst case scenario, I drive 10 miles out and stay at my the vacant house my great grandmother used to live in (still has electricity and running water.... oh, and a warm bed or two).
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  9. troutbug

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    Man, nothing beats sleeping in a tent next to a noisy river. I pass out like a baby every time. That looks like an awesome place to be. I've only been to Colorado one time, a few years ago on a fishing trip with a few buddies of mine. It sure was beautiful.
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  10. 383man

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    Had two pretty awesome trips last summer

    first was to the southfork of the clearwater river near elk city, idaho, near where i grew up for memorial day weekend, awesome weekend, except my truck broke down and took a week and a half to get fixed before i could haul me and my camper back to washington with it lol.

    the last was to dunefest 2010 in reedsport, oregon, amazing dunes, tons of woman...i mean people...beer, and good times all around. not exactly roughing it or relaxing, but what a blast!

    plan on doing both again this year, hopefully going to the dunes a few more times.
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  11. Enkeiavalanche

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    Had a nice Camper,A Honda ATV THEN I got married... :( Now I have A big Tent, A Canoe and an Av (Avalanche) But I still go camping every year most in NJ and Pa areas..The first weekend in May every year for the past 20 years I go with 40-60 friends (Old Scout Pack) We go kayaking/Canoing down the Wadding river in South Jersey..

    Ps I will be posting this trip as it gets closer if anyone wants to go... A fun weekend in the NJ Pine Barrens..
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    I go hunting and flyfishing. In order to do those things I am camping. I do not intentionally go JUST CAMPING. I am flyfishing all over mostly the CA sierra's. I do a lot of still water flyfishing. I flyfish davis lake, pyramid lake, eagle lake and a few doze others. I mostly camp lake side right next to the water. It is pretty freakin awesome being parked next to the lake 10 feet away. Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Coyotes, Beaves, rainbow trout rising a foot from shore,,,,it is all pretty sweet. I use a wheelchair and stillwater flyfish from a kayak. My new rig for doing this is a 2010 GMC Savana Van AWD. I can slide my kayak in, I built a platform bed with a comfy memory foam mattress. It is my lake front property on wheels. Whithout my rig I can not do these things. Here's some pics of my rig where I camp at davis Lake.

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    Higgins/Houghton Lake northern michigan .. tents camped and brought up pontoon and jet ski ! Fishing and Beer Good Times.
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    That looks beautiful. Being able to camp right out there like that is a great opportunity.
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    X2 on what Vince said. And i dont go camping just to camp either i go to a lake, and am camping as a result of the fishing trip. Im actually getting my boat out now and read to go!
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  16. 383man

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    I'm taking the new camper and the quads down to sand lake in oregon in two weeks, can't wait!
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  17. FlyBye

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    Just passed through the Norfork area this morning... The weather is cool now... My truck was covered with sleet around 11:00 am and I was told that a little snow was seen after I left. The trip was work related so I didn't even get a chance to drift some flies. So if it is cool weather you are waiting for... now is the time. You will even have your choice of camping spots!
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  18. troutbug

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    The earliest I'll be able to get back up there will be March...my next week off. I've been missing it up there a lot, lately. My friend sent me some pics of a float trip on the Mulberry River...I'm starting to get the itch again...


    By the way, to keep the post going, I just got back from a trip to the Smoky Mountains last month. Camped for 4 nights in the park at Elkmont and backpacked on the AT for a couple of days...perfect time of year!
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    Sadly, I was only able to squeeze in one trip this year to Mt. Diablo, CA. Not a bad spot! It was our fisrt trip in the new(ish) truck! There was lots of hiking around our site, and not too many people on our side of the mountain. the trip to the peak was pretty cool as well, especially with the museum at the top about the history of the mountain and surrounding area. With any luck we'll get a few trips in next summer in Mt. Charelston by Las Vegas, NV. Lookin forward to heading back to my ol' stompin grounds!
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