West Wyoming Rockdocking Adventure!
I have been asked about the location of my last photograph with "mother in law's quarters" attached to the side of the trailer. Since only 1% to 10% of Airstream owners are Rockdockers, I can freely discuss some of these nice back country places to sit back, hike, fly fish, sight see or visit the horse riders coming in from all over the USA and Canada!
DeLorme Page 49, A6, "Frontier Creek": Double Cabin Rockdocking
N43 degrees 48.086' and W109 degrees 33.386', 8023' elevation
There is a Forest Service campground with a manual pump for tasty spring water, a trash dumpster and concrete toilets for $15 per night. If you use the primitive Trailer camping areas you do have access to a concrete toilet sit at no cost. I always leave a "cash donation" when we visit, as it is worth every dollar. It is roughly 28 miles north of DuBois, Wyoming with access from the only street heading north to the mountains from Main Street. There is a cliff and cave in town, next to the turn. It is asphalt for 25% of the way, mag-choloride for 25% and sturdy all weather dirt/rock/gravel the rest of the way. After passing the camp ground, stay on the road that goes to the SE and you will see wide open fields of grass, willows and two small rivers than join to the north. We prefer the location given above, but you can find your own location.
The trout are primarily under 12 inch Brook or Cut Throats. When the water is low in the summer, you can catch plenty for catch and release. I have caught up to 15", but you need to hike into fresh fishing waters, as most people are fishing within site of the camping areas. There are deer, elk, moose and black bear in the area. Notices for Grizzly Bear are posted, but they seem to be in higher grounds towards Yellowstone country.
We were camped here July 11 to 18 and evenings were from 18 degrees to 28 degrees, with day time highs in the 70's. As you can see from the photograph there was plenty of snow on the peaks, so maybe this cold spell we had has gone... but bring an extra blanket in the event it is not suffering from Global Warming... yet.