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Old 05-13-2015, 11:58 AM   #57
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We are considering going, just a matter of timing.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:18 PM   #58
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Would love to join you as we have not been rock hounding in quite some time but still part of the not yet retired working class.
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Would love to join you as we have not been rock hounding in quite some time but still part of the not yet retired working class.
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Matter of Fact... if anyone has the courage to attempt this trip out of their comfort zone, you will be among the 1% of Trailer Owners. When you return home, or where ever you go later, there will be a confidence among Newbies that off the grid camping that it is not difficult. After a couple years many Newbies will be posting a Thread to encourage others to experience what we 1%ers already know. Small groups are more fun than a RV Park.

The money you save will pay for gasoline and groceries.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:02 PM   #60
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Secondly.....am I the only one heading to this great adventure, or the only one babbling about it here..

Is it a secret....who is going?

I would like others to post, just to know.


Maggie....really looking forward to this.
I'm trying to convince my lovely wife that this would be a good trip. She's concerned that New Mexico + July = HOT. I've explained that it's high altitude, so maybe not so hot. Now she's trying to wrap her head around New Mexico having high altitude. I guess I need to pull out some topo maps. So, I'm hoping to meet y'all. If not, next years Dubois trip is in our back yard.
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My belief is....there is absolutely no reason to believe Ray Eklund would be less than honest nor lead us astray.

I have dry camped many times, once for 9 nights, I believe, and that doesn't intimidate me in the slightest. Plenty of fuel, propane and water, and this I can do.

Any wilderness or off grid area, however, is not something I would do without someone very experienced alongside.

I believe Ray qualifies, and that we are safe under his tutelage and care.


Maggie.....if I'm the only one, I'm still going.
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If anyone has looked at Rocks & Minerals or Gems & Minerals magazines and looked at the photographs of a group of people with shovels digging holes into a hillside in a DESERT... THIS IS NOT IT.

You are in the forest. You can ride a bicycle across the flat areas with moderate effort and down any dirt roads with minimal, if any traffic. Maybe some cattle will be brought into some fenced areas for Summer grazing in the National Forest. They, the cattle, bring their own... flies. You bring whatever you want.

There are hummingbirds that have never seen a Human and will sit on your hand and lick the apple your are eating. So, bring a small hummingbird feeder to attach to your awning or a tree next to your trailer. Sugar 1 scoop to 4 or 5 scoops of water.
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Thalweg... your lovely wife will be surprised that this area can get more snow than Buffalo, Wyoming. Hot with 3% humidity means that 80 in the sunlight could be 65 in the shade.

Bring clothing for hot, warm and cold. I was shoveling snow Saturday here in Castle Rock and digging up freeze kill plants in a tee shirt, today. This area will get us into the 6500 to 7200 feet elevation. This is not the New Mexico you read about in Desert Magazine. Even Carlsbad is worth visiting afterwards. If you have not been there before, you will kick yourself for not going after or before this trip.

Maggie has more confidence in my abilities than my blank resume. But, there is a comfort zone knowing that if ANYONE needs assistance getting IN OR OUT, there will at least be myself and anyone who takes the challenge to try this... just once, at least.

If you have a pulse. If you can inhale and exhale fresh mountain air. You might have a great possibility to survive this.

If you do not bring enough food, water, have a map, no clothing for cold, warm or hot weather... I will loan stuff out for cookies and someone to carry out MY FINDS. Otherwise, bring your own. Even Boy Scouts do not go into this area. They go to an area about fifty miles from here, but I would be afraid that some of you would resist the "improved road" climb to the mesa needing 4 wheel drive pulling a trailer for the first three or four miles. It is a bit more of a challenge, but not for a new group.

If I do not get along with you, or anyone else, this is the route I will take them. I have not been there for a number of years and would have to take the Tow Vehicle the first five miles to see what I am getting myself into. Just not for this trip. Although 4 wheel drive tow vehicle is 100% required. Not for the grade, but if you lose traction... you might imagine your life has just ended when you realize that you are on the ridge of what might be the Continental Divide, until you get to the flat mesas on top. We could call this Gila Trip for Daredevils.

Somewhere on the Forum are some photographs of our campsite in this area, or one of them, some years back. Since I have maxed my photographs, there are no more to follow. Probably under Southwest New Mexico...
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Thalweg... your lovely wife will be surprised that this area can get more snow than Buffalo, Wyoming. Hot with 3% humidity means that 80 in the sunlight could be 65 in the shade.
Well, I just went home for lunch and told the wife that we're going. She said: oooooo kaaaaay. So it looks like we're in for the July trip.
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Well, I just went home for lunch and told the wife that we're going. She said: oooooo kaaaaay. So it looks like we're in for the July trip.
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I want an autographed photo of the Longmire author for your having to think about heading south and out of County 24.... Wyoming plate and the Rez...
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I want an autographed photo of the Longmire author for your having to think about heading south and out of County 24.... Wyoming plate and the Rez...
Those 24 County plates are hard to find. I'm not sure why.

Craig Johnson was in the bookstore in Sheridan last week signing his new book. If I'd had only known... I see his old beater pickup around town occasionally. If I see him, I'll tell him that Ray wants a picture.
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Well, I just went home for lunch and told the wife that we're going. She said: oooooo kaaaaay. So it looks like we're in for the July trip.
And then there were two......


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Those 24 County plates are hard to find. I'm not sure why.

Craig Johnson was in the bookstore in Sheridan last week signing his new book. If I'd had only known... I see his old beater pickup around town occasionally. If I see him, I'll tell him that Ray wants a picture.
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Ray wants a signed picture: "To Nancy from Craig Johnson." Not forged in town, but the real Craig Johnson. I already know a Greg Johnson here that has nothing to do with Buffalo.

For those of you who wonder what Thalweg and I are finding funny, read this.

Wyoming has only 23 Counties. The TV series Longmire has its author living outside of Buffalo, Wyoming. As you drive into Buffalo there is a large banner saying "The Home of Longmire". We saw it last Summer after leaving the Custer Battlefield at Crow Agency, Montana. The "Rez" is the Wind River Indian Reservation near Riverton, Wyoming which opened a Casino for all of you... tourists and locals. The TV series has the "Rez" probably near Buffalo, which it is not.

Close Encounters of the Third kind used Devil's Tower and the vehicles were also showing County 24 license plates. So, now you know the rest of the story.

I would like to have a Wyoming County 24 plate some day. Even the locals would have no clue.

We loved the TV program. Nancy does not know about the book or books. Since I have thousands of geology, archaeology, paleontology and water surveys... I never have run out of reading material. She will read... fiction... while I am busy looking for the next place to discover anything interesting to find and where to camp.
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Ray wants a signed picture: "To Nancy from Craig Johnson." Not forged in town, but the real Craig Johnson. I already know a Greg Johnson here that has nothing to do with Buffalo.

For those of you who wonder what Thalweg and I are finding funny, read this.

Wyoming has only 23 Counties. The TV series Longmire has its author living outside of Buffalo, Wyoming. As you drive into Buffalo there is a large banner saying "The Home of Longmire". We saw it last Summer after leaving the Custer Battlefield at Crow Agency, Montana. The "Rez" is the Wind River Indian Reservation near Riverton, Wyoming which opened a Casino for all of you... tourists and locals. The TV series has the "Rez" probably near Buffalo, which it is not.

Close Encounters of the Third kind used Devil's Tower and the vehicles were also showing County 24 license plates. So, now you know the rest of the story.

I would like to have a Wyoming County 24 plate some day. Even the locals would have no clue.

We loved the TV program. Nancy does not know about the book or books. Since I have thousands of geology, archaeology, paleontology and water surveys... I never have run out of reading material. She will read... fiction... while I am busy looking for the next place to discover anything interesting to find and where to camp.
And as a sideline, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce has started the "Longmire Days Celebration". The banner Ray saw was probably part of this. This year will be the 4th annual, and will be on July 17-19. They shut down Main Street. Some of the actors usually show up. There will probably be a car show, poker run, street dance, horseshoe tournement, vendors, etc. Last year I think there were around 5000 people downtown, which is wall to wall people for Buffalo, and more than the entire population of the town. Not being one who appreciates crowds, I avoid the whole thing. This year, it looks like I'll be in New Mexico.
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This general 1,000,000 acres or more were first logged at the turn of the last century. These were the original roads... logging roads. There are places where the beer cans of hunters stop, the stumps from original growth trees... stop and you might the first person to be at some locations, after us of course. You will walk into Indian Pit Houses that have not been pot hunted and unblemished by anyone.

There is one Pit House overlooking a creek that was in excellent condition on a ledge. Found it by accident while we were coming down a steep slope to the creek bed to check for agates in the gravel bed. Tried to come back a second time with a camera... and could not find it again.

I am sure this Pit House has been undiscovered since being abandoned and left for the Gila Cliff Dwellings with its small flowing spring at the base of the dwellings. I still know about where this Pit House was, but even I could not retrace my route to find it a second time. Kid you not. Now we carry a GPS and can mark any location. Some places in this area are really remote for the casual hiker, as there can be no trails and you make your way through and be observant what might be around the next corner.
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