Mid July is the safest month, after experiencing the late August 2016 Adventure. Living in the Nevada Mohave Desert... July... is a great time to go to Wyoming. I can handle August, as well, but I am a bit crusty around the edge and do not mind.
Caught some High Country monsoons, sleet and cold. Some higher elevation rivers had low snow melt and the river was missing. This was at Double Cabin. A few weeks earlier may avoid some of this... but then, maybe not. I am not a weather man on the trip. I stick my head out the door... decide to lounge inside... or do a hike with the dogs running loose into the wilderness.
July is hot at lower elevations, but wonderful in the pines at elevation. Having an 80 high in DuBois and 48 low with low 70's at Double Cabin is not unreasonable.
I think Thalweg is willing to work on mapping being available at a cost. This is important.
Before even being considered, you must read the 2016 Wyoming Adventure and its ups and downs. Some thought I was kidding I would get you there and you needed to hike, bike, swim, fish, climb or sit on your bum and enjoy the peace and quiet of being OtG. Seriously. This is the mistake I made not insisting you must be a self starter and not afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
If the weather sucks one day... we keep on schedule, unless no improvement is expected. If the weather is nice... a group get together and what can be done to EVERYONE's approval.
Those on the 2016 Wyoming Adventure who managed to hang in up to Oregon Buttes earned my respect and can respond in the future, if interested. Jen is expected to show up and help, for sure. There are others, but you know who you are.
We are only restricted by convenience of camp site choices with the number attending. You cannot all be on top of one another, when there are fifty pullouts in three miles. At first there would be plenty of socializing, but OtG sites are not Clear Cut Campground pullouts. You actually figure our how to get your pop up camper or your 30 foot trailer into whatever is available.
Well... Nancy saw the email to Thalweg about this scandal in progress. Maybe 2020 and 2021. I inquired if Thalweg will be retired by then. That is a plus.
If both 2020 and a 2021, another thread will need to be posted and this one becomes just an introduction.
Probably work two different routes. One for 2020 and another for 2021. Anyone who signed up for 2016 and did not show up... please do not ask this time. Those who emailed that they could not make it... fine. The No Shows can do something on their own. Some nice folk were not able to attend, because of the initial limited number. This time... there is no minimum or maximum. Yet. I always expect 10% or so have something come up. The route will NOT be discussed on the Forum in detail. Just vague enough that everyone has a good idea, but not where we will be camped.
Like... We will be outside of Big Piney, kind of idea.
Any questions? Any comments? Any sarcasm is appreciated by those who did or did not like the 2016 Adventure and Why? I am old and can handle criticism. You just will be eating dust on one of these trips.
Plenty of time. Thalweg needs to fall in. A couple more experienced from 2016 that need to step up and help. Other than that, any discussion is fine. If things fall together, great. If not... we go out with or without anyone all of the time.
Expect inconvenience if a forest fire is in the area we plan to camp. Another will be found by plan, or more likely accident. Nancy and I do this ALL of the time. We are seasoned at discomfort, floods, avalanches, forest blow downs, trees across the road, wildlife entering the campsite, and other minor issues...