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Old 05-15-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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2016 WYOMING Rockdocking Adventure(s)

The short notice for New Mexico is actually an advance notice when my wife finds out where the next "adventure" is located.

For those attending this 2015 Quemado Rockdocking trip... a true adventure... I hope to get to know each of you attending, well enough to help, as Maggie is doing such a wonderful job at the present, AND you never know helping out on the... 2016 Wyoming Rockdocking Adventure including a bit of Nebraska and Montana. There are NO guarantees that the adventure will be easy, without complications , discover empty camp sites when arriving or even Yellowstone blowing out its Caldera while we are there. The adventure is purely voluntary on your part and mine. You can endure a true adventure and then break away to the groomed and well worn campsites of Yellowstone and the Tetons.

There is a slight possibility, if in the vicinity of the Grand Tetons, to camp at a National Forest site, so removed from the general population, so tough to tow a trailer, that most will turn pale and not proceed any further. But that is another trip and I would have to visit this absolutely perfect getaway that is posted under Wyoming Boondocking somewhere on the Forum. This is the maximum Rockdocking with a trailer campsite.

There are some absolutely wonderful places to visit and camp ON and OFF the grid in the Wyoming and Montana mountains. Actually so many places I can only list a few so not to go over my 1200 word limit... well +/- a hundred words here or there.

1- Western Nebraska, Fort Robinson, Black Hills within driving distance, Badlands of Western Nebraska and camped on Government Pasture right above the Badlands for a Rockdocking campsite you will brag about for years. 10 to 14 days

2- Oregon Buttes, Wyoming. A landmark for the Oregon Trail, hiking or bicycling the dirt roads. South Pass. Lander. Popo Agie-Shoshone National Forest Rockdocking in the Forest. Then anyone can depart to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and off into the wild blue yonder. 10 to 14 days

3- Cody, Wyoming. Buffalo Bill Reservoir campground. Buffalo Bill Museum. Then anyone can depart to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and off into the volcanic time bomb. 5 days

4- DuBois, Wyoming. Double Cabin and Greys River outside of Alpine, Wyoming for Rockdocking. Fishing, hiking and just laying back. 10 to 14 days

5- Custer Battlefield, Crow Agency, Montana. Buffalo, Wyoming (home of Sheriff Longmire) west into the Big Horn Mountains to Thermopolis, Wyoming hot springs that are not so hot, but warm. Lander.. 10 to 14 days.

6- Saratoga, Wyoming. Hot Springs (very hot to just hot). North Platte River. Medicine Bow Mountains. Mountain Home Rockdocking. Laramie, Wyoming to Vedauwoo Rocks Rockdocking camp sites. North Platte in this area is catch and release for the big trout... even though if you step into the river which is about three feet deep and great for tubing.

Some of these areas I have been to many times and know the area very well.

Some locations... just know enough to get all of us looking for a place to dive into any open campsite for a day or two to explore. Several areas are close enough to South Pass across to Big Piney, Pinedale and Rockdock in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. A bit of nice scenery, access to some fly fishing, and bear, moose and elk.

The campsites are open to anyone, so at times you have to settle for... less optimum Rockdocking sites. We would move Monday to Thursday and stay put Friday, Saturday and stay Sunday or leave Sunday AM depending on how things are... going.

This is NOT for the timid nor those worried about dust, dirt, possible afternoon showers, hot days, cold evenings, camping along side some road in nowhere, etc. etc. But... my wife and I have survived each of these adventures and so could ...you.

I absolutely always enjoy #1 and you will return with other family members or friends, especially if you have kids from 5 to 13 years of age.

Sites #2 and #3 are great if you want to go to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons afterwards.

Site #4 is absolutely wonderful and looks nothing like the scenery around Riverton or DuBois, Wyoming. I know the spot that makes the Grand Tetons look... too touristy, with plenty of free camping.

Site #5 is one that we did last year and it was a lot of driving through Billings and around the Big Horns as these mountains will smoke your brakes. I know of a campsite west of Buffalo that is... flat. All others... I might have to ask our Airstream Buffalo, Wyoming resident Thalweg who might know some Big Horn campsites. I recall camped on top in a large meadow off the Highway many years ago... which could be west of Buffalo.

If there is interest in attending another unconventional Rockdocking adventure, what would be your perfect single or combination trip to Wonderful Wyoming? This is not a tour. You and I may experience new complications, places we found by pure good luck and fine restaurants in small Wyoming towns. If you cannot handle one hour, one day or two weeks... the highway is easy to find and nobody will blame you for departing.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:48 AM   #2
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I'm for the Dubois, Wyoming, site.



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Old 05-16-2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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Site #5 is one that we did last year and it was a lot of driving through Billings and around the Big Horns as these mountains will smoke your brakes. I know of a campsite west of Buffalo that is... flat. All others... I might have to ask our Airstream Buffalo, Wyoming resident Thalweg who might know some Big Horn campsites. I recall camped on top in a large meadow off the Highway many years ago... which could be west of Buffalo.
I'd be happy to coordinate a rockdocking adventure in the Bighorns. However, I'm not sure I could provide the experience you're looking for. I know of many great sites suitable of one or two rigs. I also know of numerous sites suitable for 20-30 rigs. Unfortunately, those larger sites have some significant drawbacks. Around Memorial day there is a large migration of regional campers that take these sites up. Mostly folks from Gillette. They usually leave the rigs on site for two weeks at a time, then move to another. Most of these rigs are accompanied by a fleet of ATVs which bring lots of dust and noise. The feeling of remoteness cannot be attained at the larger sites, at least what I consider remoteness.

If we just need sites for a couple of rigs, I know some outstanding sites.
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This gathering is on, set to meet August 14th in Laramie, WY, for a 7-10 day boondocking adventure.

Many of the Quemado group from this year have already signed on for this, also a couple of others who had expressed interest.

Perhaps everyone who has already confirmed could chime in here, and I will leave it to Brent and Chris and anyone one else who knows more than I to explain what I can't about where exactly we are going.

"Wyoming DeLorme Atlas pages 49, 50, 39, 40, 41, 28 is the area we are most familiar. The area is bound by Pinedale to Lander, South Pass to Jeffery City, WY and to DuBois page 49 to the NW and then double back to page 41 to get around the Bridger-Tetons. A good ten days.

We are looking at everyone arriving in Laramie Sunday, August 14th and leaving Laramie, Wyoming Monday AM. If that works for everyone, a plan can be put together using that date and figuring 7 to 10 days. A rolling every day trip is not any fun, so fewer stops for a longer time works best for me. Maybe the rest concur.

Traffic through Colorado is lightest on Sunday to make it to Cheyenne and I-80. So the date in August is not arbitrary. Mid August will catch the water levels in the mountains at their lowest of the year, before winter.
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If you are interested, please pm me with your name, email address and cell phone number while traveling.

Needless to say.....Lily and I are in., God willing and the creek don't rise, as the saying goes.


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Confirmed at this time:

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Al and Missy
Jim and Paula
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Add me in. Laura and I are keen to go.
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Joining the thread and hopefully joining the trip if you youngsters can put up with the older crowd. Neill & Nita. Just so Lily and Ray's pups have some company - Dixie, Lily and Sydney will be along (Dixie in the avatar..)

We've been in and around #s 2,3 & 5 in past years so we'll go just about anywhere the leaders decide.
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Joining the thread and hopefully joining the trip if you youngsters can put up with the older crowd. Neill & Nita. Just so Lily and Ray's pups have some company - Dixie, Lily and Sydney will be along (Dixie in the avatar..)

We've been in and around #s 2,3 & 5 in past years so we'll go just about anywhere the leaders decide.
Happy to have you along. Age makes no difference, and dogs are a major component of these trips. I think there were seven dogs on the last trip. Some tension between dogs is inevitable, but they work it out. Maggie should be along shortly to collect your info.

This adventure will be caravan style, though I'm hesitant to use that term, but there is no better term. We will most likely start around Laramie, and end around Dubois. We've got a rough plan worked out, but I'm sworn to secrecy. Not knowing the route will be part of the adventure.

We're getting pretty close to full. We figured that we could handle around ten-ish rigs. However, when planning this far in advance, some folks are likely to drop out.

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WOW! This sure sounds like lots of fun. Probably can't make it to this outing but I plan to watch this thread and see how things go. We'd like to join in some time.
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WOW! This sure sounds like lots of fun. Probably can't make it to this outing but I plan to watch this thread and see how things go. We'd like to join in some time.
We're planning on doing another one in the Spring to the Black Hills and western Nebraska. In case that would work out better for you. It will be less extensive than the Wyoming trip.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...ka-140875.html
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Joining the thread and hopefully joining the trip if you youngsters can put up with the older crowd. Neill & Nita. Just so Lily and Ray's pups have some company - Dixie, Lily and Sydney will be along (Dixie in the avatar..)

We've been in and around #s 2,3 & 5 in past years so we'll go just about anywhere the leaders decide.
Welcome!

Please pm me your full names and cell phone number, for the list of attendees I am keeping for Ray.

I will send out a list with contact information as we get closer.


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