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Old 06-15-2008, 03:46 PM   #225
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Rodney,

Didn't you have to cross the river to get to Rainbow Hot Springs? That's what I remember, but maybe I am getting hot springs confused, or there's another trail.

I can't agree more with your rant and think it completely rational.

Check out the Shrine Pass rally link—the rally will not be at Shrine Pass—too muddy—and you could make it to the site which will be revealed shortly.

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The hot springs are at the bottom of the cliff on the same side of the trail. Getting down was a hoot, the winter was hard on the trail. Nice soak though.
It would be neat to see more forum members, but I know thats a club event, so if its a no go I understand. After looking at the money situation this morning it looks like I can push on to south west Wyoming if I watch my pennies- so OFF I GO
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:23 PM   #226
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...While I am not opposed to a nominal fee for camping, it should be remembered that these are public lands and not revenue streams. ……
top 10 rant... well done on the thread, photos and comments.

BIG TIME JEALOUS that your adventure is still ongoing and mine have concluded.
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Hey, Rodney, great to see you check in, that the truck is now fixed, that you've been having a good time!

Having seen from the inside what it costs to do practically anything at a campground, I can see that a plentiful supply of money needs to come from someplace. It just seems to me, though, that the last 25 years of so of federal and state goverment trends have seen the rise of so-called "user fees," which basically means that the government types are refusing to take responsibility for the costs of maintaining public facilities. (The alternative approach taken by these same types is to farm out public facilities to concessionaires, but don't even get me started on that one! I'm supposed to be keeping my blood pressure in check!)

I find no particular fault with either Dems or Repubs; it's all of them involved in the trend. On the other hand, I do find a good deal of fault with more local officials (i.e., state government) in the oft-stated attitude that they don't want to tax everybody in their jurisdictions in order to maintain facilities that are used either only by a smaller number of residents or by non-residents. This kind of logic, if applied to all public facilities (not just to recreational facilities), leads to total absurdity, obviously, but our elected officials often maintain this logic nonetheless.

It's a sad state of affairs, IMHO.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Drove from West Fork over to Durango and up 550- WHAT A TRIP! Great Drive. Camped two nights at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. Campsites there are tight and $12, the camp ground host has a Bambi. Then today I was back in the saddle headed for the Shrine Pass -come- Turquoise Lake rally. I may be in the right place, who knows?
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:38 PM   #229
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I'm enjoying your photos, keep up the good work.
Glad you found the Big Horns, good shots.

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Rodney,

You were about 15 miles from my house at BCNP. Of course, there's a canyon in the way.

See you at Turquoise Lake.

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I'm enjoying your photos, keep up the good work.
Glad you found the Big Horns, good shots.

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Thanks Don, I really feel like I need another go at them to do them justice. But you know how that is.



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You were about 15 miles from my house at BCNP. Of course, there's a canyon in the way.

See you at Turquoise Lake.

Gene
I noticed that looking at my maps, I may want to pump your brain for the skinny on the north rim when we see each other this weekend. BTW, bring bug spray-SKEETERS be here
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:12 AM   #232
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Headed north

Having been camped here at the rally spot since last Thursday, its time to move on. I think I will move north west probably aiming toward Ashley NF south of the Flaming Gorge in the next day or two, then 2-3 weeks in the west part of Wyoming.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:07 PM   #233
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Teton NP

From the rally I went north west across the state into north east Utah. Hwy 191 through Ashley NF by Flaming Gorge has tons of temping looking areas for boondocking which I sort of regret passing by, maybe next time.

I then spent two nights up the upper Green River north of Pinedale. Wonderful country, but WAY WAY WAY back there (about 20 miles of paved and 20 miles of forest service gravel). Lots of dust in the Trade Wind and lots of shaking took its toll as well. Weather was iffy and there was a bit of hail, but nothing to bad. (Attached images from Green River area.

Pulled into Teton National Park this afternoon, most campgrounds were filled and I ended up in Lizard Creek CG. $18 which seems over priced (guess what, its run by concession- the more of this I see the less I approve of it) I will probably hit Yellowstone for a bit, I'm thinking Madison or Indian Creek CGs.
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Road side view

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Great shots,
I sure like the Green River Lake shot,
Rainy day shot looks like you had the camping place to yourself.
How is the fly fishing coming along?
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Didn't the Wind River Range viewed from the Green River region give a thrill? That drive, Pinedale on up into Jackson Hole, is one of our favorites. I think you got farther back out of Pinedale than we did, but we thought it was all dropdead gorgeous. If you can, take the drive on the back side of the Tetons, Idaho side--equally beautiful and some great sites to see, falls, etc, plus lots of produce fields on the opposite side of the road ~G
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Have they smoothed out the dirt road to Green River lakes or is there a lot of wash boarding? I'm heading there in mid August for a backpacking trip. Your camp site looks familiar. I think I camped at that same spot several years ago. Nice pictures. When my legs were younger, I backpacked in with a Hasselblad and tripod. Have some nice black and whites framed from that trip. Enjoy
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Great shots,
I sure like the Green River Lake shot,
Rainy day shot looks like you had the camping place to yourself.
How is the fly fishing coming along?
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Thanks Don, I stopped buying the licenses after Colorado, nobody was catching much so it didn't seem worth it.
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