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Old 09-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #15
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Lawton, OK, doable? That has got to be 800 miles. I spent four years at OU in Norman, Go Big Red! Must be the Okie in you to make such a statement Although, if you came across 40 and down 77 from Holbrook that might not be that bad. All interstate and 75 all the way. I am so used to driving up from Las Cruces to get to OK, I forget that there are other ways to go.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:02 AM   #16
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Lawton, OK, doable?
Well, doable has several components. Distance, price of fuel, time since last trip, time available (is there a school break? ect) and destination. AZ is way out there for me, but if there was a long break at school and the place was really neat, who knows?
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:26 PM   #17
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OK, Here is the update. I talked to Gary at FHLSP and he said hook-up utilization has been 80% for the past few weeks and dropping weekly. Fesitval this weekend, car show next weekend. While he could make no gurantees, he said that he had high confidence that there would be plenty of hook-up sites available as they are heading into their slow season.

Also, a very interesting thing. He said that they have made exceptions in the past for larger groups. Meaning a real live organized rally like what the FCU guys put on. That would take a discussion with the park manager Jim Wilson. I think that for the 2-3 of us that have expressed interest, we ought to just show up and provide some recon for the forum and do a more professionally organized rally in the future.

My wife has off 10/12 and 11/12. This would make each of those weekends a 3 day weekend for us. Is there any preference on either of these dates?
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:06 PM   #18
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My wife has weighed in. The weekend of November 10-12 is the date Fools Hollow Lake State Park is the place. Should start to be getting failry frosty up there that time of year.

Clearly this is not some well organized extravaganza, but I'll see if I can figure out how to add it to the calendar and if a few of us go we can do a happy hour social and can play the rest by ear.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:30 PM   #19
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My wife has weighed in. The weekend of November 10-12 is the date Fools Hollow Lake State Park is the place. Should start to be getting failry frosty up there that time of year.

Clearly this is not some well organized extravaganza, but I'll see if I can figure out how to add it to the calendar and if a few of us go we can do a happy hour social and can play the rest by ear.
We are heading up to FHLSP on October 10-13 for a long weekend. We may not be able to make the trip in November, I have a business trip to Alaska coming around that time. I will keep it on the calendar as a possibility.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:31 PM   #20
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Last year around 15th of Oct. we got snowed on in Pinetop-Lakeside on our way to Benny Creek cg at Greer.Spent two night in the snow and moved to Ponderosa cg on 260 east of Payson to get down lower and warmer.
We would like to join you if I can make your date.
we are always to have any of you from down south visit a 4CU Rally and see if you like our camping style.NO pomp,NO meetings,JUST fun and . If you like the unit then you can join .Our next near you will be New Years at Picacho Peak state park .Please see posting about it under WBCII Rally on the forum.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #21
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We will not be able to make the November rally date...but we are going up to Fool Hollow Lake tomorrow (18 Oct) for a week...we usually spend a week in the fall and a week in the spring there. One of our favortie AZ state parks... Sorry our schedules didn't mesh better... If anyone is in the neighborhood during the week we are there, come on by!

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:15 PM   #22
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Just got back from Woods Canyon Lake on the rim. It was cold and very windy. Woke up this morning to 28 degrees. Are you sure you want to make a run up there in a month? It could get very cold and white...

Winter time camping is best in the desert not the mountains...
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:20 PM   #23
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Cold

We just returned from a week-long stay at Fool Hollow Lake State Park on Thursday the 25th...for the most part the days were OK...in the 60s unless it was windy then it was pretty darn cold...we had 1 night at 27 degrees and 2 nights at 29 degrees...and the rest were in the mid to low 30s. We were asked to disconnnect the water at night because of potential freezes. We did that, and at 10 AM the morning after that 27 degree night, the drip from the water supply was still frozen... pic below... The good news is that the fall colors were in full force...

I'm with Richard...it's gonna be real cold at Fool Hollow in November...which is OK if you're ready for it and like the cold!

I'll be posting a report on our travel thread, "AZBAMBI...On the Road Again" soon: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ain-36172.html, and I will also be adding this trip to our personal travel log website ASAP...

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Old 10-29-2007, 06:54 PM   #24
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Good reports guys. I will have to give this some hard thought, but we were looking forward to some great cold and crisp fall weather. I am thinking some electric heat strips may be the way to go. Let me ponder this.
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Last year around 15th of Oct. we got snowed on in Pinetop-Lakeside on our way to Benny Creek cg at Greer.Spent two night in the snow and moved to Ponderosa cg on 260 east of Payson to get down lower and warmer.
We would like to join you if I can make your date.
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Hope to meet you al soon

Snow on 15 Oct. It is 88 outside right now. I think we will be OK, but TBRICH had his H2O iced up pretty good, that is good for a thought pause. We will definitely hook up with the 4CU guys soon. AZFLYCASTER has thrown out the invite and we will take him up on it. We just have the one day off on 11/12 and driving all the way to central NM is just not a trip we want to make on this particular occasion. We have been baking down here all summer and are oh so ready for some cold weather. In fact, if we got freezing rain I would consider it a very successful weekend.
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Weather is looking very good! Less than two weeks away and looking forward to a great time.
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Weather is looking very good! Less than two weeks away and looking forward to a great time.
elolson...you should be fine...even though the weather was chilly when we were at Fool Hollow 18-25 Oct, it was pleasant enought and it should be fine for you next week...Hope you have a great time!

I've finally updated our travel log (see link below) to include our Fool Hollow trip if you want all the details. I also posted a few pictures on the our travel thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ain-36172.html beginning with post #28...

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Nice pics. I see the salt river canyon was one of your stops, always a great backdrop for good photos. With this endless summer we have been having it will be great. I did notice that the forcast has it dropping this weekend so that may be the end of it. But I am soooo looking forward to some cool air. I am going to bring two sets of heat strips for the water and the sewer to keep the lines open without a disconnect just in case.

Just a few days away, surely it won't stay a rally of one? Such great fall weather to be enjoyed.
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