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Old 07-03-2015, 11:57 PM   #31
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Plenty of places in Woodland Hills to get diesel if you don't hit it before. I snaked through a station in COS only to get up the hill and say "Well that would have been easier…"

Watch out for those Tylerites. There were 3 at Snowy Peaks in Buena Vista when I was up last year…

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Old 07-04-2015, 09:27 PM   #32
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Day 3 - Bristlecone Lodge & RV Park - 8,500'

Good drive from Raton Pass to Woodland Park, CO... Nice little town with tons of stuff to do around the area... Can see Pike's Peak from almost anywhere in town... Still has snow on top..

Not really impressed with CG.... Really has sites crammed together... I had to ask to be moved even before I moved into our site - guy in next site had his awning open and it extended over into the site they wanted to put me in and I'd never be able to open my slides....

Went to visit our friends in the next CG down the road - Diamond CG - and if I thought where we were staying was crammed together then I was totally WRONG... I've never seen so many rigs bunched together like these were....

We head out in the AM for Laramie, WY as we move closer to Tetons/Yellowstone.... So far we've seen one other Berkshire...



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Old 07-04-2015, 11:29 PM   #33
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Ernest, your report coincides with rvparkreviews for that area, sadly.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:33 PM   #34
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We head out in the AM for Laramie, WY as we move closer to Tetons/Yellowstone.... So far we've seen one other Berkshire...



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You have a reservation at Teton/Yellowstone?? I was told by a fellow last night (here in Thayne, WY), that nightly fees up in that area are $75-100 per night. OUCH!!!
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Day 4 - Laramie, WY KOA - rain

Made the 250 mile drive from Woodland Park, CO to Laramie, WY today... Ended up at the KOA simply because it was right off freeway and I was worn out from driving in Post Fourth of July traffic and the rain... Just glad to be off the road and chilling on the sofa....

Drives should start getting a little easier after tomorrow when we drive to Rock Springs, WY where we turn N and head up to Jackson Hole, Tetons and Yellowstone where we will be for the next 7 nights then to Cody, WY for 2 nights....

So far, the $49.50 (ridiculous) here is the most I've paid.... With my Golden Age Pass we get a pull-thru site in Colter Bay for $56.00 and I will pay $70.00 for a pull-thru at Flagg Ranch.... It's almost impossible to get a full-service site inside the park (even though we were able to stay at Bridge Bay in 2013 after months of calling...). It's worth paying extra to keep from spending time driving from a CG outside the parks... Rather spend that time sight seeing.... This is where my Mini Cooper comes into it's own.... A blast to drive all thru the parks...

Colter Bay Village RV Park is our base who'll we sight-see in The Teton's and Flagg Ranch serves as the same for Yellowstone (easy into the the park thru the South gate)

This is our seventh time in these parks and we always get the same feeling we had the very first time we came so many years ago....

Anyone else up this way right now??? Would love to try and meet if so....


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In between Laramie and Rock Springs.....

Day 5 - Rock Springs KOA - only CG in town...
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Storm is on it's way....

Hopefully, this will be the last CG of this type for a while.... Start up Hwy 191 towards Terons/Yellowstone in the AM.... Will be staying at Gros Ventre CG (just north of Jackson) for the next couple of nights... Will see things in and around Jackson Hole for next day or so.... Want to go see the elk refuge for sure...

This mountain must be agreeing with my Berk because I got 9.8 - 10.4 mpg the entire day... That makes me happy....


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OK, saw a Berk on the road between Colter Bay campground and the entrance to Grand Teton NP on US 89. But it was coming OUT of the park around 10:30 AM today. Thought if just may be you.

I was just up there for the morning; not nearly as insane as the Yosemite area. Really pretty calm and I could actually find quite a few US citizens around.

You did say $56 per night with Golden Age card right? That makes it $112 for regular price (per night)? WOW!!

I would have expected a 5-star resort type of place for that much! Damn, I'm out of step with the world; trouble is, I remember when gas was $.15 per gallon.

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Ernest, make sure you stop by the Cowboy Bar while you are in Jackson. Also check out the Micro Brewery there, I forget the name of it but it has a great bacon cheeseburger.
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Cowboy Bar rocks.
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Day 6 - the Grand Tetons NP - Gros Ventre CG

Well, we are now officially in the Tetons..... Mountains are beautiful (will send pictures tomorrow) We really like this CG.... 350 sites - first-come basis.... Nice and quiet and lots of greenery between sites... 10 miles N of Jackson... Went into town and just walked around a bit.... Checked out the World Famous Cowboy Bar but settled on a place that didn't hit me as hars in the pocket... Just couldn't see paying $34.00 for a 8oz steak....

Going to take the Mini and do a lot so sight seeing tomorrow... Raining right now so we are just relaxing in our Berk... (Another day of 10+ mpg in it... Yea!!!)


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