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Old 06-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #29
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Steve- you had an AS 34' in the park? I live out here in Colorado Springs, and thought that the max length and camping spots was <30 feet. Are you finding that this is not the case in your travels?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:20 AM   #30
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Here's the National Park Service web page related to camping in RMNP. The length limits are toward the bottom of the page for the various campgrounds. For instance, my pictures are of the Moraine Park Campground and the limit is 40 Feet. Take a look here at the map for Moraine Park and you will see the length limit of various camp sites by their color coding. You can also find the map links for other campgrounds on the hyperlinked page related to camping in RMNP.

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Great pictures!

We are surprised and pleased to see how Verizon has expanded out here!


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Aaaaah, such beautiful mountains!

We spent about 10 days just cruising Colorado, all but one of these without electricity....when the new phone appeared to be dead and we paid LOTS for a KOA site in Estes Park to be sure it was working before we headed into RMNP.

Tried out our 2 1/2 gallon solar showers, for shampoos, which worked great, and supplemented our water with spigots at NF campgrounds.

Spent a coupe of nights at first-come, first-serve, Moraine Park campground in RMNP, which was very nice and had a number of vacancies even tho the signs said "full". People start leaving and more coming in by 7am, which then goes on for hours.

Solar showers are prohibited in the park, but for a new looking solar shower area at Moraine Park campground that had three outside stalls. What do tenters do who are there for days?

Saw a couple of Airstreams, no-one we knew, a huge herd of elk and lots of mule deer.

This is Falls River, at the park. Upside down from the IPad, of course. So beautiful.

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Teluride

If you go through Teluride, don't make the mistake we did. Going east on Main street, it starts going up into the mountains and is not traverseable with a trailer. I got stuck up there and had to back into someone's driveway and turn around. It was a close fit and barely made it with our 21' Sovereign.
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An update on hwy 50 in Colorado...

I climbed hwy 50's monarch pass a little while ago with the Sequoia and streamline with a gross rig weight of 11k+ . I made the mistake of letting everyone pass me and starting the climb at 15mph. I was able to only reached a top speed of 45mph, but I made it. Still enjoying the mountains and cooler weather.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:20 PM   #35
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Doug and Maggie,
I turned your picture right side up (below).

Everyone,
Most of you probably know this, but it's important to use your transmission and engine for braking in the mountains rather than heating up the brakes. If you would use second gear to pull up a grade, it's probably wise to use second gear going down and only use the brakes sparingly.

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Doug and Maggie,
I turned your picture right side up (below).

All my best,

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Thanks!

We had the great joy of camping by a couple of rushing rivers in CO NF sites.

So beautiful!


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