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Old 09-05-2015, 06:54 PM   #15
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Beautiful!

I have a small print of that very barn, bought in Wyoming several years ago.

Ray has left the Forums, for a month or so now.

Maybe he reads once in awhile and will realize how much his wit, wisdom and info sharing here are missed.



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Old 09-05-2015, 07:21 PM   #16
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Why did Ray leave the forum? I love reading his posts. He is informative & always willing to share.

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Old 09-05-2015, 07:41 PM   #17
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It's a bit complicated, but I don't think he would mind me just stating a few facts. If he does mind, I expect I will hear from him.

He had started a thread that became controversial for a couple of reasons, and he decided he didn't want to be a part of some things inherent in this Forum, and probably others.

That's all I'm going to say, lest I begin another controversy or be so presumptive as to take Ray's issues here on as my own.

It is good that folks miss him, and I miss him here, too, but I don't know that he will be back.


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Old 09-05-2015, 07:45 PM   #18
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He should start his own blog & let us in for the ride! I like all places they go.
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:52 PM   #19
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That would be a great idea.


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Old 09-05-2015, 08:23 PM   #20
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Beautiful!

I have a small print of that very barn, bought in Wyoming several years ago.

Ray has left the Forums, for a month or so now.

Maybe he reads once in awhile and will realize how much his wit, wisdom and info sharing here are missed.



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That is a shame. I always enjoyed his posts. Hope he returns, I'm sure there are way more people that enjoy reading what he has to say. If he starts a Blog I would follow it for sure.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:39 PM   #21
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If he's truly gone then we are all the poorer for it. I will miss him.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:58 PM   #22
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Agreed.

Ray's got a lot of worthwhile distraction right now involving winter nesting grounds in the untamed wilds of the Mojave...

For those who missed the show, he was needlessly trounced for casually invoking the spirit and name of certain "Wally" organizations, with fervor reminiscent of religiosity, the result of which drove some folks, particularly Ray, away.
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Hard to believe we all are adults sometimes isn't it? I am always surprised when comments are needlessly rude & mean spirited. Get a grip people.

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Old 10-20-2015, 10:28 AM   #24
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Granite Springs is one stop for 2016 Wyoming Adventure

Granite Springs IS on the 2016 Wyoming Adventure for August 2016.

Dry Camp or anyone can go further up the road to the Camp Ground. All can go for a swim in the Hot Spring fed pool or fly fish downstream. Check out Post #11 by JamuJoe for details.
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We stumbled upon Granite Hot Springs on our way back from Yellowstone in 2013. Great campsite! Yes, the dirt road to get in can take a long time. It was especially interesting for us at they were grading it and the grader had pushed a big ridge into the middle of the road, with slim width on the sides for my camper.

Someone above stated that a 34' camper would be fine in the campground. I'm not so sure about that, it's a tight loop. Maybe the poster was referring to the unofficial camping that's a few miles before the official campground? I did not explore that area.

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Old 10-20-2015, 12:00 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=ericpeltier;1699437]We stumbled upon Granite Hot Springs on our way back from Yellowstone in 2013. Great campsite! Yes, the dirt road to get in can take a long time. It was especially interesting for us at they were grading it and the grader had pushed a big ridge into the middle of the road, with slim width on the sides for my camper.

Someone above stated that a 34' camper would be fine in the campground. I'm not so sure about that, it's a tight loop. Maybe the poster was referring to the unofficial camping that's a few miles before the official campground? I did not explore that area.

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I would think, like yourself, that a 34 footer could be a bit of imagination to get moved around without dragging bumper. Yes... the Off the Grid site is large enough to turn around any trailer, but I do not recall if there was any "drop" off the main gravel.

When the County plows the gravel, they actually create a real big temporary problem for trailers. Boulders are rolled into the road. That ridge in the middle is tough to navigate around. Had similar problems when the Wyoming Highway Department tore out Highway 287 from DuBois to Moran Junction... after that, any road could be considered FLAT and PAVED!

I must have been in this area in 2008. Since residents of Jackson frequent the Hot Springs... they must keep the road in great condition. Some times in the process the turn off to the Off the Grid camping needs to be "shoveled a bit" to access the campsite. Just a routine in the mountains.

Thanks for your input. Glad you found Granite Springs. Did you see the steam coming from the waterfalls downstream from the swimming area?
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Thank you for sharing the awesome camping site!
Bookmarking for our 2016 travels.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:34 PM   #28
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We stumbled upon Granite Hot Springs on our way back from Yellowstone in 2013. Great campsite! Yes, the dirt road to get in can take a long time. It was especially interesting for us at they were grading it and the grader had pushed a big ridge into the middle of the road, with slim width on the sides for my camper.

Someone above stated that a 34' camper would be fine in the campground. I'm not so sure about that, it's a tight loop. Maybe the poster was referring to the unofficial camping that's a few miles before the official campground? I did not explore that area.

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I would think, like yourself, that a 34 footer could be a bit of imagination to get moved around without dragging bumper. Yes... the Off the Grid site is large enough to turn around any trailer, but I do not recall if there was any "drop" off the main gravel.

When the County plows the gravel, they actually create a real big temporary problem for trailers. Boulders are rolled into the road. That ridge in the middle is tough to navigate around. Had similar problems when the Wyoming Highway Department tore out Highway 287 from DuBois to Moran Junction... after that, any road could be considered FLAT and PAVED!

I must have been in this area in 2008. Since residents of Jackson frequent the Hot Springs... they must keep the road in great condition. Some times in the process the turn off to the Off the Grid camping needs to be "shoveled a bit" to access the campsite. Just a routine in the mountains.

Thanks for your input. Glad you found Granite Springs. Did you see the steam coming from the waterfalls downstream from the swimming area?
Thanks for your information; Always looking for new travel adventures along the way to/from MT....this looks very attractive as a stop over for sure! Do you know if it is open Oct/Nov months?
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