2016 Colorado Rally - White Star GC (Twin Lakes)

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kitphantom

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Thanks for the list. I know I've seen some from the road on the way to Independence Pass. We've hiked from THs near some of the others, and a few I've heard tend to be mosquito-ridden (that probably depends on the season and how wet it's been).
Glad you got a site.
 

kitphantom

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Bumping this up. I filled out the info so we're in the scrolling list of Rallies. I'm not sure how the availability of sites for the weekend end of the Rally is at this point, but we'd love to see some more folks able to attend.
There is one loop in White Star that is FCFS, too, there are some nice sites there, as well as some tent-only ones.
 

bearman512

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Giving it another bump.
We will arrive a day later as we will spend 3 days at Mineral Springs CG north of Silverton and do some 4x4 trail exploring and hiking.
 

kitphantom

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We're looking forward to this year's Rally, no matter how large or small it is.

we're basing our week at White Star. Looks like BIL will come out for the day to hike, and Courtenay may do an overnight backpack too.
 

kitphantom

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Less than a month to the Colorado Rally. I'm off to the Quad-State Rally in the morning, so will make a list of participants for the White Star Rally when I get home next week.
 

kitphantom

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Two weeks to the Colorado Rally. We'd love some more folks to show up, for however long. For those camped elsewhere, there should be room for a couple of vehicles in site 17 while you visit us. A quick attempt to find a reservable site seems to indicate they are booked, though someone might luck into a cancellation. There is one loop that is FCFS only. sleach gave a nice list of other campgrounds in the area earlier in this thread.

This is the list I've put together, have I missed anyone?
kitphantom - site 17, Saturday 7/9 - Sunday 7/17
sleach - site 14, Sunday 7/10- Wed. 7/14
NM_Alien - site 19, Wed 7/13- Sunday 7/17
bearman 512 - site 7, Thur7/11 - Sun 7/17

With three sites at the most at any given time, I think we'll be an even more casual group than usual, if that's possible.
Comment or PM me with questions, suggestions or whatever.
 

bearman512

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YEAH!!! It's rally time we are leaving in the morning and will be at South Mineral CG near Silverton until Thursday morning and will get to Twin Lakes in the afternoon. See you soon. [:D] [SUN]
 

NM_Alien

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Just about all packed and ready. Heading out early Wed. morning but might stop for a few hours at the Sand Dunes. Hope to be there mid to late afternoon on Wed.
 

kitphantom

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We're looking forward to seeing everyone. Hoping the wind dies a bit. Our shade structure was flat when we got back to camp yesterday. We've used 5 different canopies in this same site, this is the second one done in by the wind. Our pup awnings did OK. We take the TT one in when it gets too breezy, so it isn't much use at the moment.
The lakes are much fuller than the last time we were here.
 

Firehawk068

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kitphantom said:
We're looking forward to seeing everyone. Hoping the wind dies a bit. Our shade structure was flat when we got back to camp yesterday. We've used 5 different canopies in this same site, this is the second one done in by the wind. Our pup awnings did OK. We take the TT one in when it gets too breezy, so it isn't much use at the moment.
The lakes are much fuller than the last time we were here.

Wont be able to go camping this weekend. Need to fix a water leak that popped up last time I had it out. (low point water line split just upstream from the drain. I think it froze when we had it at Turquoise lake) It sprays water anytime the pump is on.
I'll be out touring on my motorcycle on Saturday however, and may be able to stop by and say "HI".
My plan is to pass by Twin Lakes on my way to Aspen sometime in the afternoon.
If you think you'll be around the campsite, I may pop in for a few minutes.

Hope you're having good weather over there.

Alan
 

kitphantom

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Stop by if you get the chance. The wild flowers on Independance Pass were great the other day. I'm in site 17. The Rally sign is out. DH is out hiking so no truck until sometime this afternoon
 

kitphantom

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The Rally was fun, in spite of a busy campground, hosts that were less on top of things than in the past, and weather that was warm and windy. We had 3 sites camped for the Rally. sleach had to cancel due to family issues (I hope they're resolved by now). Firehawk068 stopped by on Saturday afternoon - he hadn't been able to get reservations when he tried to do so in March. I don't know how many others tried and failed.
I've started a planning thread for 2017, so folks can add ideas, input, and even decide if the Colorado Rally should continue:
www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=106250.0
 

bearman512

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Here are some pictures from the rally Saturday get together.
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Grotto falls and Ice cave.
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kitphantom

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Oh goody - is there still a one lane section with no traffic control device? That section of the road scared me so much we went home from Maroon Bells the long way, and we haven't been back in the 2 decades since that trip.
 

Firehawk068

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kitphantom said:
Oh goody - is there still a one lane section with no traffic control device? That section of the road scared me so much we went home from Maroon Bells the long way, and we haven't been back in the 2 decades since that trip.

Yes, there are still a couple sections of narrow road (only wide enough for 1 vehicle) and no traffic control still, so you really have to pay attention who's coming the other way! They are short sections though. Most of the road is great.

I was glad that I was able to stop by and say HI at least.
It was good to meet you, and I'm glad you guys had fun.
I was able to complete my intended route, and put 658 miles on the FJ Saturday. The weather was perfect the whole day! It was an awesome day of riding.

Hopefully we'll meet up again at a future camping trip! [CP]

 

NM_Alien

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I had to do a double-take when you called your motorcycle an FJ. I used to ride and know what you're referring to but the world I live in now associates the term 'FJ' with Toyota Land Cruisers. Sorry we missed you. We were out exploring the area when you came by.
 
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