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Author Topic: Finally a FUN topic...A couple of day for relaxing.  (Read 3716 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2009, 11:56:22 AM »

Doug,

A twelve passenger van goes for 150 a day. We are going to try to avoid that. I think that we can go up to the visitor center, and hike from there. We will call the rangers to see if we can get up to longs peak with the bus.

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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2009, 01:13:28 PM »

John, Without a car you will be a little bit limited. There is not a place to stay inside the park with your bus. There are 2 or 3 places to stay in Estes Park. You can drive your bus over Trail Ridge Road and there are trail heads all along that road but not shure if the parking area is big enough for your bus. Maybe the ranger will be able to answer that for you. The same with the parking at the trail head to Longs Peak I have not been there for a few years and don't remember what the parking or the road to the trail head are like. If you drive over Trail Ridge Road ( the highest continues paved road in the US ) when you get to the other side you will have to go to Granby to find a place to stay I don't think there is a place in Grand Lake. You will see some of the most beautiful sites in Colorado when you take that route.

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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2009, 01:34:52 PM »

Hello John, We are in Estes Park for the month of Aug doing shows. We are at the Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort,  1665 Colorado HWY 66, Estes Park, CO. It is a nice park with room for 45'ers/ 50amp and activities and a shuttle bus to town. If you can make it up here, we would love to meet you and plz come as our guest at the show on Fri and or Sat night. All the Best M&C and MRS. Jones Grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2009, 06:05:52 AM »

Thanks for the info guys. Here is the update.

We now have reservations at the Cg http://www.essentialcoloradorv.com/elk-meadow/. We will have to decide if we try Long's Peak. If we do, then we will need to bring or serious gear. First we will call the rangers, and see what they say about parking. The parking would have to be really good, even though we would probably get there around 5:00am. We will see what we do, and how it goes. The more I read about Longs Peak, the more I want to do it Grin. But there are others in the group....

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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2009, 08:45:17 AM »

Hi John, Great pick. Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort is a wonderful place to park/stay. sorry we won't be there. All the Best, M&C
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2009, 09:28:48 AM »

M&C, Can you tell us which full hookup for a 45'r are best? We will then call with that request. I just wondered if you knew which ones were better than the others.

Also about Longs peak. A big bummer. Right now I don't think that we will be able to take the bus up there. The information guy said, when I called that there wasn't a way to turn around. I looked at google maps, and wondered what you all thought. In looking at it, I think that we could back down that road that the ranger station is on. It looks like it is fairly straight, and also, and we could then park somewhere up there. What think you all? Should we try it? What about tree branches? I think that I might try calling a park ranger, and talking to one myself, not just the information guy. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=40.27215%C2%B0N++105.55682%C2%B0W&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.371289,79.013672&ie=UTF8&ll=40.274762,-105.557241&spn=0.007367,0.01929&t=h&z=16

Wayne, any input?

Thoughts?

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2009, 10:00:47 AM »

Google on Devil's Head, Colorado. Not bus friendly getting to the park parking area, but a real good hike with a great view at the end of the trail.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2009, 10:34:18 AM »

Hi John, I would ask for any site on row "A". Great views, easy back in, little noise and dust. We are in "A8" Very nice.
Don't know anything about Longs peak, But we will check it out and get back to you on it. M&C
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2009, 10:51:44 AM »

M&C,

Thanks for the info. I just talked with a ranger, and he said that we should be able to get the bus up there. He said that the trees are trimmed and that we would be okay.

Why don't you guys try the hike? I think that you would enjoy it! I know that I would love it, but we have to see about some of the more "tender" ones in our group....

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2009, 11:02:32 AM »

Thanks John but Christi's foot is not 100% yet. We sure love to Hike. M&C
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2009, 11:33:09 AM »

Bummer... Sad

Maybe some other time Grin. I must have missed what happened to her foot.

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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2009, 11:45:35 AM »

the story is on our blog http://singinglandcruiser.blogspot.com/ , M&C
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2009, 12:17:48 PM »

Ouch. At least it didn't happen on the narrows Grin.

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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2009, 12:24:47 PM »

She is doing much better today. We will try a walk to see how it is doing. Can't wait to get hiking again. M&C
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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2009, 01:43:05 PM »

I just called the Cg, and talked with Ellis, I think. They have put us in row C I think that it is C6. She said that it is in the middle of the CG (as I could tell from the map online), but that those slots were 90 feet long. She said that it faces longs peak. That should be a nice spot. For some reason, M&C, she knew who you were Wink Grin.

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