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Old 08-30-2016, 10:04 AM   #21
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A few weeks ago, met an Oregon State Park camp host, that spends 5 to 6 months with his dog, camping and hosting. Says he really enjoys doing this since his wife passed away a few years ago and has met a lot of people, making new friends.

The wife and I are planning on becoming park hosts at some of the Washington and Oregon camping parks in a year of or two.


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Old 08-30-2016, 10:12 AM   #22
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I have to agree, we have property in McCall Idaho and sometimes being by your self is wonderful. Our kids are 30+ and living on there own and my better half is still working. So I along with Lucy our Pudelpointer headed up to the mountains three days before everyone else showed up for the 4th of July weekend. The quiet time was wonderful. As it was stated before people watching, taking naps, riding my mountain bike, I did not have time to be bored.

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Old 08-30-2016, 10:30 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by BandJCarm View Post
Women can't even go to the bathroom alone! It's true, don't sneer at me! LOL

Men don't want ANY help doing anything, especially going to the bathroom! Men don't mind being alone.

Besides, when I'm alone, I'm always with almost all of my friends!
I beg your pardon!! I'm a female and like to be alone. I have been going camping alone for years, and no, I'm not weird or antisocial or whatever. As a matter of fact I can't stand the "helpless female" act, I prefer the independence of relying on myself. And I enjoy the solitude.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:04 PM   #24
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I always camped dog begs to differ..she is with me! I crochet, read, explore, and my little Janome Jem, sewing machine is with me also, I piece quilts, usually outside! I have never felt afraid. Hubby retired a few months not sure how this will change things. He was never really into camping
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:10 PM   #25
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I have camped for the past twenty years without another human in the tent or trailer with me (in the past ten years, there has always been a dog or two with me). And never camped at a private campground, and very very seldom in a NP. My camping is either in a FS or BLM campground or dispersed camping in the middle of nowhere all my myself.
I have on occasion, met up with someone else in a trailer or truck camper, but 98 percent of the time it is just me and the dogs in the trailer, in the truck and hiking in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 09-03-2016, 04:46 PM   #26
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Well, just to provide an update, I decided to go it alone, and I'm not sure what I was hesitant about. I'm sitting in the side of a babbling creek as I write this (only place I can get cell service), and I'm spending my mornings fishing, afternoons hiking and playing my guitar, and evenings reading, listening to music, and enjoying adult beverages. What's not to like? It's like being a single college student again. I believe I could get used to this. Going to try to attach a video of where I'm sitting. K, that didn't work. Pics instead.

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Old 09-03-2016, 04:55 PM   #27
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Looks great! Enjoy the solitude. We were in NW Arkansas a couple weeks ago camping in a state park. I grew up in central AR and college in NE.
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:12 PM   #28
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This is awesome! Looks like there might be trout in that creek. ENJOY!!!
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:17 AM   #29
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It looks beautiful! Glad you are enjoying your trip!

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Old 09-26-2016, 02:04 PM   #30
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Thanks for the update & I'm glad it worked out for you. Great pictures of the campground. I wouldn't mind camping there.

Except for 4 trips all my camping has been by myself. You already found out the advantages of camping solo including doing what you want when you want and if you want.

However, I wouldn't mind some company at time. This is one of the reasons I do take a stroll around the campground.

Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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