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Old 06-24-2014, 06:10 AM   #15
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Camping without hookups is such a peaceful, liberating experience.

Nebraska is vast expanses of prairie, as I recall. Envision "Little House" and wagon trains as you come thru there, and find a patch of the old wagon train trail to look at, if you can. There are a couple of places where those ruts are marked, preserved, and clearly visible.

May be some small, pioneer museums to visit, as well. Love them.

I believe I went west in a covered wagon in another life.

Enjoy.


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Old 06-24-2014, 07:20 AM   #16
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Vernon,
I just saw this thread. What a wonderful trip, eating fresh fish by the campfire next to the lake in the mountains, living the dream!!! Great videos!!
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Today we hitch up to the dirty covered wagon and start the return portion of the vacation. I'm due back at the salt mine on Monday

We had good cell coverage last night, just no bandwith to push another video. This morning it squeaked thru into cyberspace as the coffee was perk-o-lating on the stovetop. Yes, the opening clip is snow in June. The video from 'up high' is from the top of the Wilson Pass - that is one steep pass!!! (no, we didn't tow the camper over it).

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Vernon,
I just saw this thread. What a wonderful trip, eating fresh fish by the campfire next to the lake in the mountains, living the dream!!! Great videos!!
I had a weak moment a few months back and on a whim, I ordered the roof rack to carry our canoe out here. I'd sorta been regretting it since it was a slim chance that we would even use the canoe during the vacation, the longest we have stayed in one place is 3 nights. That schedule isn't conducive to unloading the boat, getting it inspected in WY, buying a sticker and fishing licenses blah blah blah. I did find the time to get all of that done and boy was it worthwhile! We WILL be hauling the canoe to more places. Fishing at 7800 ft and hauling in more rainbow's than we could count made it all worthwhile.

Plus they taste really good...
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We have a couple of videos from yesterday's travels. We departed the Tetons to the east, togwotee pass is higher than the others but it's a long gentle climb with few drop offs on the side of the road. There is still lots of snow to be seen in the forest and as we rounded one curve, spotted a bear feeding on a kill. He didn't mind a few of us stopping to take photos for a few few minutes. Suddenly he stood up, sniffed the air and took off like he was shot at. One of the other folks standing there said that he must have smelled another bear and that caused all of us to suddenly stop. The wind was coming from behind us putting the new possible bigger bear coming right in past us. Nobody really felt like hanging around so we all cleared out!

Once down from the pass the Wyoming landscape shifted to different colors on the way to our stop in Casper. All of the RV parks are pretty full of seasonal oilfield workers so snagging a site is a roll of the dice. Once parked we had some fellow campers pull in behind us (like 2' behind us, the sites were, um, compact) and they were from a town a few miles from our home!

Videos...

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Pounding miles makes the days blur. We left Casper and hammered down to Sidney NB for a night at Cabelas campground. A big line of storms came thru so we never made it to the store. The next days run ended up in Garden City KS...with all of the stockyards in the area I can say Garden City doesn't have the aroma of a Rose Garden.

Today we turned and burned all the way to SW Missouri with the brutal KS winds huffing and puffing on our right hand side. We finally gave up on keeping the fridge lit and moved stuff into the ice chest. Listening to the GPS sent us onto a dirt road, ok we can see where it goes...after 4 miles it dead ends into a house's driveway. At least we had a break from the sideways winds...

With some luck we will make it home tomorrow, the dirty clothes are piling up, food is running low, the diesel stash is down to fumes and Dolly is badly in need of a bath. Come to think of it, so am I.

Root for Sarah to make a final round of videos...
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