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Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by Econ, Aug 2, 2021.
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Early Aug 2
Mid Aug 4
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Early Sept 6
Out here, Aug 11th this year until June 5th or so. 12 days off for Christmas/New Years and 6 days off for Easter.
never had ac in school. We'll only in the computer lab in high school. We were one generation removed from punch cards, so it was more of a calculator lab. Lol. Basic was the only thing taught and no interwebs were around. So i get it.
But you didnt live in the deep South in Sept
Computer lab? How young are you?
49. Lol. They had computer labs in the 1970s , like i said punch cards. So , either your over 70, or it was just a bigger school.
In Oregon, K thru 12, it varies from the last full week in August to day after Labor Day to start, and ends the first or second week of June. Planning around the school week here will only get you so much reprieve. A lot of Districts here have went to a longer day, four day school week.
Locality has a lot to do with the variation. For example one of the neighboring counties starts in August but goes on holiday for a week for the County Fair/Rodeo in September. They, and I mean the County population at large, treat it like a national holiday.
The problem with some places, such as Glacier, is that good or possible times to visit often coincide with at least some school vacations. For example, Going-to0the-Sun Road in Glacier usually opens sometime in July, and closes in early fall. North Rim of Grand Canyon open May 15, and most facilities close at the end of October; it's actually open until snow closes the state road that accesses that, but that's not a fixed date.
As for Glacier National Park, the crowds start to slacken in September, but as popular/overrun that place has gotten for various reasons, the only thing IMO that makes it uncrowded is when the snow gets too deep to camp there.
I'm 51 and went to one of the smallest public schools in Iowa at the time (ours was the last graduating class before they merged with another district) and we had several computer labs... all Apple IIs and compatible.
Fortunately when you get out on the trails (other than the shortest, most popular ones) you'll have some space to yourself.
Also everyone (or about 80% of the people) seems to leave the park by about 5pm. We had some wonderful evening hikes.
When your kids go back, part 2 of my year's camping season begins...lol
That’s true. Pro tip everyone.
Not early enough. Those nose picking, butt digging yard monkeys are annoying.
Ever been to the Smokies in October? <GG>
the 10 most attended National parks.
1 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 12.1 million AKA SMNP
2 Yellowstone National Park 3,8 million
3 Zion National Park 3.6 million
4 Rocky Mountain National Park 3.3 million
5 Grand Teton National Park 3.3 million
6 Grand Canyon National Park 2.9 million
7 Cuyahoga Valley National Park 2.8 million
8 Acadia National Park 2.7 million
9 Olympic National Park 2.5 million
10 Joshua Tree National Park
And there is another chart for all sites including parks . I go to the Trace (7)and the Parkway(1) in October/Nov
Our schools start August 16 and are *supposed to get out May 24. However, it never goes quite as planned, they always lose a few holidays and end up going later in the year because of snow days.
Hey youngster. Do they still card you at the beer store? Our college computer lab was use of the punch card machine and allowed the asst to run them thru the main computer when it wasnt in heavy use.
Is there anyone who has been to the SMNP in mid Oct and other out west National NP's and can compare crowdedness.??????
There is a 58 episode series on the National Parks on Curiosity Stream we have bee n watching for the last week
LOL memories using Apple IIe’s. In HS, I took classes and was learning how to code on a IBM PC back then. Don’t forget MS-DOS. Remember how big those floppy disks were? Coding wasn’t my thing. Went into teaching after that. I’d like to learn coding when I retire. Give me something to do and keep the brain active.
I feel for you. We live just outside the Atlanta metro area and are retired. When working, my commute to inside I-285 took me through a 13 mile stretch where I shared the road with 10 school buses in the mornings.
All the Atlanta area and many other school systems in GA are on what they call a "balanced calendar". They start in early Aug and depending on the snow (or inclement weather) days go at least through May with several long breaks throughout the year. For example there will be a week without classes in early October, at Thanksgiving, in February, in early April and two weeks in December.
In the Atlanta metro area Cherokee Co, Clayton Co, Cobb Co, and DeKalb Co started Aug 2. Gwinnett Co started Aug 4. City of Atlanta started Aug 5 and by the time Fulton Co starts Aug 9 all the systems I searched will be having classes.
remember DOS- SHell? I think that was V4.
Make sure you sign up for Medicare in the 3 months before your 65th or they will go ballistic.
That’s why us folks in South Georgia like to visit but don’t want to live there. My parents live in the next county over - about 28 miles from us - and we can be there in 30 minutes easy. Quicker if there is an emergency.