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richclover

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Wyoming Range boondocking
« on: January 28, 2019, 02:22:53 PM »
Early October snow a few years ago.    Lotsa fun!

Last September, no snow and the new truck and camper.  Same camp spot.



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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 05:08:07 PM »
My kind of camping!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 06:00:07 AM »
Nice set up

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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 08:20:35 AM »
Nice set up

Thanks!  Wife and I had a toy hauler previously (Vortex in the snow), and carried one ATV in that and the second in the long-bed Dodge.  Quite a load.  These days it’s easier, and more comfortable, having the Coleman. The UTV rides on a trailer behind a Nissan Frontier. 
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 02:42:23 PM »
Looks fab.  We drove MacDougall Gap from Warren Bridge and it was so lovely. We want to do more exploration in that area.....

Enjoy your new rig...
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 04:25:46 PM »
Looks fab.  We drove MacDougall Gap from Warren Bridge and it was so lovely. We want to do more exploration in that area.....

Enjoy your new rig...

Thanks!

Summer 2015 we enjoyed a driving tour: 
Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh, Inverness, Culloden, Skye.  Lots of history and castles along the way.  Visited Midhope Castle (Lallybroch in the Outlander series).  Alastair, of Scottish Clans and Castles, gave us a wonderful tour.  No caravans however.  Hotels and castles for overnights.  Beautiful country!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 04:44:29 PM »
Thanks!

Summer 2015 we enjoyed a driving tour: 
Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh, Inverness, Culloden, Skye.  Lots of history and castles along the way.  Visited Midhope Castle (Lallybroch in the Outlander series).  Alastair, of Scottish Clans and Castles, gave us a wonderful tour.  No caravans however.  Hotels and castles for overnights.  Beautiful country!
Ooh nice.  Yes Scotland is pretty but we don't often get good weather to enjoy it!  I am glad you had a great time.
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 06:35:26 AM »
Nice rig good camping, love it.
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 03:26:18 PM »
Looks fab.  We drove MacDougall Gap from Warren Bridge and it was so lovely. We want to do more exploration in that area.....

Enjoy your new rig...

I had to look up the Warren Bridge campground, Jackie.  And the MacDougall Gap forest service road.  Our usual haunts are south of Lake Alice .  All beautiful country!  I trust you keep a couple of bear sprays at hand  ;)

Do you have one of these?

https://www.amazon.com/DeLorme%C2%AE-Wyoming-Gazetteer-Delorme-Gazeteer/dp/1946494089/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548969486&sr=8-1&keywords=delorme+atlas+%26+gazetteer+wyoming

Very nice books.  Topo maps with lots of detail.
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 03:26:59 PM »
Nice rig good camping, love it.

Thanks!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 04:32:16 PM »
I had to look up the Warren Bridge campground, Jackie.  And the MacDougall Gap forest service road.  Our usual haunts are south of Lake Alice .  All beautiful country!  I trust you keep a couple of bear sprays at hand  ;)

Do you have one of these?

https://www.amazon.com/DeLorme%C2%AE-Wyoming-Gazetteer-Delorme-Gazeteer/dp/1946494089/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548969486&sr=8-1&keywords=delorme+atlas+%26+gazetteer+wyoming

Very nice books.  Topo maps with lots of detail.
There are boondocking spots along the Green river close to Warren Bridge but some were a bit steep for us we thought. We stayed along in Boulder at the Highline Trail RV Park which was nice and did a few floats down the river in our canoe. I've attached a photo. Green River Lakes was amazing but no way we were taking the TT up that road, too rough for us. And the horse flies were biting too.

Union Pass, particularly at the Dubois side is so beautiful.

We weren't hiking but we do have a bear spray with us.

We prefer the Benchmark maps as they have more detail and are a bit better organised.

We are very much in love with Wyoming. We thought the area along the Grey river looked interesting  and a guy we met wants to take us into the Red Desert.

We were told the area around Kemmerer was nice but we didn't get down there, but we will.

The next village to us here at home is Oakley!

You are lucky to spend time there!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 06:51:52 PM »
Oakley...  On the A907, north of Edinburgh?  As it happens Jill and I visited Culross during our tour.  Another location for filming the Outlander series.  Actually during the entire 10 days we had only 1 rainy afternoon.  Very nice weather, early June in Scotland!  No midges.  And, at our insistence, the local spirits store now sells Talisker from Skye.  Good sipping with a log on the fire on a cold, snowy evening!

Very nice photo.  I’ve seen that sky!

We’re not familiar with the Red Desert, but the Greys River country is awesome. North of Kemmerer, Ham’s Fork river or north of Cokeville, east of the Smith’s Fork is our most familiar territory.  Lots of wildlife, some in our freezer ;) 

South of us, in Utah, is the Mirror Lake Scenic Highway.  Wyoming and Utah highway 150.  The High Uinta Mountains.  Some commercial campgrounds and lots of places in the National Forest for boondocking.

So many places and so little time!

I will look at the Benchmark maps. I’m always interested in the trip planning and mapping technology.
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2019, 07:27:04 PM »
Sad time of year...  We're hoping to get 'er out in March for some projects then a trip south.
It'll depend on the spring snowfall.  Might take some diggin'  ;)

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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2019, 09:01:34 PM »
   Rich, It looks as though everyone in the state is getting winter but us. Here at the house, snow is almost all gone, daytime temperatures are in the upper 30’s most days, haven’t had measurable snow since around the first of the year, and have seen very few nights below zero this year.  Unlike the I-80 corridor, which seems to be closed, more than open for the last week or so. I’m not complaining, because February has been known to be brutal.....time will tell!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2019, 11:35:24 AM »
   Rich, It looks as though everyone in the state is getting winter but us. Here at the house, snow is almost all gone, daytime temperatures are in the upper 30’s most days, haven’t had measurable snow since around the first of the year, and have seen very few nights below zero this year.  Unlike the I-80 corridor, which seems to be closed, more than open for the last week or so. I’m not complaining, because February has been known to be brutal.....time will tell!

Right, ask me in April what kind of winter it'll be!

Meantime...  Our county is the only one in WY covered by the NWS in Salt Lake.  Less than an inch of snow forecast here last night and today.  So...  A bad day in the bird feeder.  2 hours later the birds are grounded in the spruce trees, we can barely see across the yard, 6" down since 4 AM and I-80 closed in my corner of the state.  Not even a Winter Weather Advisory!

Groundhog Day???

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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2019, 01:48:43 PM »
     Rich, It appears that your getting a little weather down your way. It seems that I -80 has been closed more than open, the last week or so. Around here, winter generally consists of cold, little  to no snow, short days, with a lot of overcast days. I would like to get the amount of snow, that you folks get.

     If I can ever get my back better, we need to “dewinterize” our little class c, and go do a little camping with some ice fishing, thrown in!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 11:30:11 AM »
     Rich, It appears that your getting a little weather down your way. It seems that I -80 has been closed more than open, the last week or so. Around here, winter generally consists of cold, little  to no snow, short days, with a lot of overcast days. I would like to get the amount of snow, that you folks get.

     If I can ever get my back better, we need to “dewinterize” our little class c, and go do a little camping with some ice fishing, thrown in!

Get your back better, Todd!  I had the surgery a couple of years ago...

4 more days of snow for another 16".  Below 0degF this morning.  Over 100% snow pack for the Bear River Drainage,  A very "normal" winter!

Snow Dogs with coats and boots:
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2019, 04:23:55 PM »
Get your back better, Todd!  I had the surgery a couple of years ago...

4 more days of snow for another 16".  Below 0degF this morning.  Over 100% snow pack for the Bear River Drainage,  A very "normal" winter!

Snow Dogs with coats and boots:
Oh they're cute!
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2019, 05:31:29 PM »
Oh they're cute!

Thanks, Jackie!

Problem is they know that!

Both are adopted.  Buddy, the bigger guy, was a stray picked up by a Dog Catcher.  He’s a Border Collie/Red Heeler mix... We think. 

Bitsy, a mini Aussie Shepherd, was an owner surrender that her foster mom could no longer keep.  We refer to her as “Her Ladyship “.  Her opinion is not to be questioned.  So she thinks!

They are the classic “Lady and the Tramp”.  Both can be very “Vocal”, so we’re training for the coming summer travels.

Almost a year with us, with formal obedience training,  and doing well.  We’re happy to give them a home!
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2019, 03:06:01 PM »
I admire you greatly for adopting the pooches, it's a wonderful thing to do. They look well loved. Our dog died 6 years ago and we still miss him a lot.
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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 10:37:15 AM »
I admire you greatly for adopting the pooches, it's a wonderful thing to do. They look well loved. Our dog died 6 years ago and we still miss him a lot.

Thank you!

It's always hard to lose a pet.  We adopted our Aussie Shepherd, Sparky, from a shelter just a few days before he was to be put down.  He gave us 12 years of love and devotion.  We lost him two years ago and will never stop missing him!

He'd been swimming just before this was snapped:

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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 03:54:09 PM »
Thank you!

It's always hard to lose a pet.  We adopted our Aussie Shepherd, Sparky, from a shelter just a few days before he was to be put down.  He gave us 12 years of love and devotion.  We lost him two years ago and will never stop missing him!

He'd been swimming just before this was snapped:
What a beautiful dog!

Yes you never stop missing them....
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 03:56:30 PM »
Here is Dougal on a cold, windy day with the River Forth in the background.....
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 07:15:39 AM »
Here is Dougal on a cold, windy day with the River Forth in the background.....

Dougal was taken care of.  We like our coats on cold windy days!
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 03:33:42 PM »
Dougal was taken care of.  We like our coats on cold windy days!
Very spoiled!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2019, 03:09:11 PM »
July 4th weekend, 2017.  One of those 100-mile visibility days.  Camped just off the Big Spring Scenic Backway.  Raymond Mountain in the background to the west.  Breakfast on the griddle!

On the way up we shredded the left rear trailer tire.  And... Dragged it for ??? miles before the dust allowed me to see the damage.  We had help from a passing "Good Sam", made it to the camp site with the axle spring planted solidly on the frame.  His son brought more shackles from town that evening.  Some creative, careful work with various jacks and we had new shackles.  The TPMS is on the desk awaiting install.

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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2019, 11:21:28 AM »
Wow, I missed this earlier.  Lucky you didn't have more damage.  Glad you had someone there to assist..
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2019, 12:58:34 PM »
Wow, I missed this earlier.  Lucky you didn't have more damage.  Glad you had someone there to assist..

Lucky indeed!  We always help others when we can.  Our shredded tire resulted from a sidewall puncture.  The forest service had put down crushed rock on that section of road due to heavy logging truck traffic.  Our “helper” had been camping in the area for a week and said that ours was the 5th flat tire he’d seen.  With that a pickup truck came around the corner and stopped. Two more flat tires!  They had a spare and I gave them 2 spray cans of flat fix and let them use my 12V compressor.  The effort got them going...

Edit:  As stated earlier I have a TPMS ready to install as soon as the spring snow melt allows  ;)
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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »
Oh dear!
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Re: Wyoming Range boondocking
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2019, 06:07:47 PM »
Oh dear indeed!


Unfortunately, undersized shackles are not uncommon in the RV industry. A person needs to inspect the running gear carefully every year because of hole elongation. You may have cut the tire on a sharp rock, or the shackle may have let go and dropped the trailer on the tire.


When you get the unit back home, consider an aftermarket kit of thicker shackles and wet bolts with greasable zerk fittings for the spring eyes with bronze bushings.
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