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Old 03-20-2016, 06:55 PM   #197
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Picks picks six (6)��
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Bad choice. But I will see what I can do.

Oh... County 6 is Carbon County. This is a cliff hanger at Beaver Rim. I could get my 23 footer in easily and it should fit your 27 foot. You will get to look at this spot, and then decide if you want Thalweg or Maggie to squeeze onto this one.

Nancy and I loved it. You can see for 100 miles... and that is the vertical drop from the mesa. Naw... you will love the spot. I think.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:16 PM   #198
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I started this mornings surf to see if the 2013 North Point (Double Cabin) Archaeological Assessment turned up any evidence of aboriginal people in the Double Cabin area. Couldn't find any results positive or negative although you'd think someone would have talked if they had found great stuff.

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This was not an area where seasonal migrations took place for generations. There were better routes for them to get to Yellowstone and beyond. It is most likely a post 1600AD to 18th century hunting camps in the high country for elk. You are not going to find any sign of Paleo Indians... but there sure will be many signs of "bow and arrow" sites just above the flood plain. Just my thoughts from what I noticed for the area.

Anyone interested in seeing what we are discussing... it would be a short hike and a river crossing to see all these small chips that were removed from stone blanks in the process of making an arrowhead, knife or other tools needed while "on the road". (My brother is an expert "flint knapper" and to watch something useful made from a chunk of flint, obsidian or agate is a real art.)

Recently it has come up that the Little ICE AGE of Europe also affected North America at the same time. Something that might be on the internet somewhere. Then you can tell us all about it.

While fishing I have seen lots of small pressure flakes of obsidian and fine quality agates used for points and tools washing out of the soil along the river. This is way out of the way for even Indians. The obsidian is most likely from Yellowstone and the agates... are so nice, I would like to find that source myself!
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:59 PM   #199
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Karen and I are not knowledgeable about rocks, fossils, dinosaurs, or aboriginal tool making. Can you suggest a "riveting" book that would be both entertaining and informative. Our heads are usually raised skywards looking for birds but we can work on that. Our only real knowledge of Wyoming comes from watching Longmire on Net Flicks. LOL
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Our only real knowledge of Wyoming comes from watching Longmire on Net Flicks. LOL
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Ohhhh Deeeaaar Noooooo

If you're in the area in early July, come to Buffalo for Longmire Days. Personally, I'll be hiding. Too crowded for me.

http://buffalowyo.com/longmire.html
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:59 AM   #201
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1965 Wally Byam expecting 3000 Family Members in Laramie

Here it is... Caravanner issue April 1965 "7000 Caravanners Expected to Attend Rally at Laramie" June 29, 1965. Volume 11, Number 4, April 1965 & May 1965

http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/me...caravanner.pdf

It would be interesting to find the Laramie Boomerang newspaper's accounting of the gathering. Imagine this... Alaskan Caravan to Offer More Adventure.... No doubt the AlCan Highway offered a lot more adventure than today's paved road. Back then, you were guaranteed a broken windshield if you did not have the plastic shield over it. Headlights also were victims on the gravel road through Canada.

We will not be needing a "parking committee of ten members nor installing thousands of feet of water pipe, or loud speaker, or power poles"...

Enjoy the 8th Wally Byam Caravan Club material for 1965.

We will really be Boondocking. All that is provided is weather and wind on this trip.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:58 AM   #202
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Historical Beaver Rim camp is #2 stop

If you get snowed in at home, do some background of where we will be camping... we will be in these areas on the Wyoming Boondocking Adventure.

I am searching Beaver Rim Stage Coach Route, which connected Rock Springs and Lander/Riverton. We will be camped on top of their... 'dump'.

http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs...ails_tour.html
http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-t...s-spook-route/

I was trying to find references to the Beaver Rim campsite... our second day while on the road.

Find 'Beaver Rim and Wind River Range'... this could be the best starting place:
http://wyshpo.uwyo.edu/mmdatabase/Default.aspx

Beaver Rim campsite is in Fremont County, County #10, Lander County Seat... where our winner, Mas Tierra, of the Wyoming County quiz gets the view of the Wind River Mountains. In default, of course. No good deed goes without a reward. ... or in most cases 'Be kind and good natured and you'll always get your reward'.

There is a video on youtube on a Google search: Top of Beaver Rim to the Bottom at Beaver Creek on Highway 287 Wyoming. 5 minutes 44 seconds. YOU will be on that road in the video... but that is nothing compared to where we will be camped along the stage route, before taking the easy way to Lander.

When camped... imagine this guy on his motorcycle doing the drop down Beaver Rim where we will be! No comparison. We can do it with our tow vehicles... but leaving the trailers... on the DUMP.

These ideas are to get you prepared in advance of what to expect. Camped at a Territorial Prison, one day, at a DUMP the second day and camped at some of the most beautiful mountain valley views... all in ten, maybe eleven days.

Our last stop is Oregon Buttes. Look up Pacific Springs, Mormon Trail, Pony Express, A & W Root Beer.... You get the idea. Something for everyone... if you last that long.
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Here it is... Caravanner issue April 1965 "7000 Caravanners Expected to Attend Rally at Laramie" June 29, 1965. Volume 11, Number 4, April 1965 & May 1965
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The "51 Year Laramie Reunion" for Thalweg's trailer!
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Sunday 9AM: Depart Laramie Territorial Prison 8-14-2016

I have thought this out for some time and it will benefit everyone who has driven long hours to make it to Laramie, WY. The drive from Laramie to Beaver Divide to campsite is 186 miles. We will then be able to slow down to visit Bone Cabin (Como Bluffs cabin built with Dinosaur bones), Medicine Bow (Virginian Hotel) and have plenty of daylight to setup at the Boondocking site.

Can everyone make it to Laramie by Saturday, take the Territorial Prison tour during opening hours or arrive Saturday PM and be ready to depart Sunday 9AM?

Beaver Rim aka Beaver Divide is an area that an extra day to explore, warrants saving Sunday for the entire day. It would be a shame to come all this way, get just some afternoon exploring before leaving for our "near" Lander camp. This location I rate as "excellent" and at 6813' elevation, the views of the Wind River Mountains are your first look of an area where we will be for a week.

I will expect that everyone will be ready to depart Sunday, August 14, 2016 from Laramie, WY to Beaver Rim.

Anyone who cannot, please email me at: boondockingairstream@gmail.com

This is just a tweak to the schedule to make the best use of our time.
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We plan to arrive at the prison on Saturday. We will be there in time for the prison tour. Leaving at 9:00 on Sunday is okay with us.
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Ray, Based on your post, #39 roll out was set to be 14, Aug. @ 09:00 I adjusted my schedule accordingly and that is why I'll be in Laramie on Saturday 13. I thought that Sunday AM departure was a given.
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I have thought this out for some time and it will benefit everyone who has driven long hours to make it to Laramie, WY. The drive from Laramie to Beaver Divide to campsite is 186 miles. We will then be able to slow down to visit Bone Cabin (Como Bluffs cabin built with Dinosaur bones), Medicine Bow (Virginian Hotel) and have plenty of daylight to setup at the Boondocking site.

Can everyone make it to Laramie by Saturday, take the Territorial Prison tour during opening hours or arrive Saturday PM and be ready to depart Sunday 9AM?

Beaver Rim aka Beaver Divide is an area that an extra day to explore, warrants saving Sunday for the entire day. It would be a shame to come all this way, get just some afternoon exploring before leaving for our "near" Lander camp. This location I rate as "excellent" and at 6813' elevation, the views of the Wind River Mountains are your first look of an area where we will be for a week.

I will expect that everyone will be ready to depart Sunday, August 14, 2016 from Laramie, WY to Beaver Rim.

Anyone who cannot, please email me at: boondockingairstream@gmail.com

This is just a tweak to the schedule to make the best use of our time.
I wondered about this as well. I went back and found in post #84 (page 6) that we've been leaving Laramie on Sunday morning all along. So, as I see it, the question is: do we just add an extra day to the overall schedule to explore Beaver Rim a little more? I'm okay with that.
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WHATEVER you all want to do is great. Coming from Boulder Colorado, after visiting daughter and grands.

Just remember THE BEST DAY EVER IS THE BEST DAY EVER. AEW
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August 14, 9AM Departing Laramie, Wyoming

My original Day Itinerary for the trip only had the departure date from Laramie, departing August 14th at 9AM. Now I find that is Sunday. Surprise.

Also phases of the Moon. New Moon on August 2nd and Full Moon on August 18th.

Good that some have been following the thread.

The date is the same, and for me, now the day of the week. Once we are on the road, days of the week and dates become less important. Sometimes the month and year can become a bit... fuzzy.

(Thalweg, unifrek and I agree that we will be in Wyoming the entire trip.)

Aug 13, Arrive in Laramie
Aug 14, Leave Laramie, travel to Beaver Rim
Aug 15, Stay at Beaver Rim
Aug 16, Leave Beaver Rim, travel to Sawmill Creek near Lander
Aug 17, Leave Sawmill Creek, travel to Double Cabin near Dubois
Aug 18, Stay at Double Cabin
Aug 19, Stay at Double Cabin
Aug 20, Leave Double Cabin, travel to Granite Creek near Jackson
Aug 21, Leave Granite Creek, travel to Greys River (Sheep Creek) near Alpine
Aug 22, Leave Grey's River, travel to Pinedale
Aug 23, Leave Pinedale, travel to Oregon Buttes
Aug 24, Leave Oregon Buttes, travel to points unknown.

Anything is subject to change, other than the departing date of August 14th at 9AM from Laramie, Wyoming.

One year we just missed the Rainbow Family east of Pinedale and the thousands of "interesting folk". Some members were there in their tents waiting for someone to pick them up... We wished them the "best of luck".
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