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Old 07-19-2017, 02:19 PM   #57
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Reunion Buena Vista--double scheduled

Hi, we are disappointed but realized that we are double scheduled for this time not just once but three days. Rats! We will have to visit a fiberglass gathering some other time.
We'll be thinking of you in the cooler mountains as we bake in Denver.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:25 AM   #58
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Thanks, Greg, that sounds perfect. Our being there is looking very doable.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:41 AM   #59
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Thinking of driving down from Denver Sunday

I'd like to see a couple Escapes. I understand that a Scamp rally may not be the best place to do that. But it beats a stick built RV show.

I saw an Escape 17A (no bath) in Denver. The factory put me in touch with a 17B, but it was not accessible. I'd also like to see a 19'.

If you think you'll be there Sunday with your Escape, I'd love to hear about it.

Did I mention that I uh, have two Escapes on order? Correction, I have three Escapes on order, including the new 34 foot. It's like two 17s!

I may need to bring a lot of beer to convince you all. What kind? Corona? Dos Equis?
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I really like the very slim, new to me, Corona Lite 12 oz. cans. Will be taking up less space in the cooler.

I'm an EX-Scamp owner so they might let me in, but Tom, I never pass up a chance to show off my 19. Current plan is to hit the dusty trail either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning. I doubt we'll be staying there until Sunday, though.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:06 PM   #61
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The extended weather forecast for all of next week shows temps in high 70's and low 80's and with some almost daily thunderstorms so it should be on the pleasant side. Here in the mountains, they tend to move in, dump rain, and move out soon, not all-day things.

Tom, I am very, veeryy skeptical that you have ordered 2-3 Escapes and it will probably take a few of those Mexican beers to convince me!

I just remembered that there is also a dump station at the new forest service headquarters building just south of Salida, after making the curve on Hwy 50. I think they charge $10.

Catherine, not to worry, people will be arriving and leaving at various times during the week. If the Miner's site should fill up for any reason, there is the Turtle Rock camp site, close to the Miners site. The only downside to that site is that the dirt trails are over there and quads and BMX bikes tend to stay there. The Miner's sites is quiet as the bikes are not allowed to drive down the road to the trails so they don't stay there.

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Old 07-20-2017, 01:19 PM   #62
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We plan to attend

Not sure when. We will be leaving Estes Park this weekend but need to visit friends in Longmont for a few days before we can come to Buena Vista.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:01 PM   #63
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We look forward to seeing Greg and Ilse again.Diane and Bill
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:17 AM   #64
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Greetings,
We are currently in Montrose headed back home (slowly) to TX. We have to meet friends in Chama next weekend so we will be coming in for most of the week. Look forward to meeting everyone.

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Old 07-22-2017, 10:19 AM   #65
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Hi Steve,

That drive over Monarch Pass on your way to Buena Vista will be a nice drive. It is spectacular in the Fall with the aspens in color, the evergreens, and a bright blue sky on a nice warm day.

Are you planning to ride the Cumbres & Toltec RR while in Chama? It is supposed to be a great scenic ride. I haven't ridden it yet, but am told it is almost as good, or better than the Durango & Silverton RR ride.

If you have driven this route before, you probably already know that when descending mountain roads, not to keep your foot on the brakes, or to brake frequently. Shift to a lower keep to let the engine keep your speed down. Tap the brakes only occasionally to maintain control.

See you next week and drive safe,
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:13 PM   #66
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Hi Jim,
We are actually out this way quite often but the mountain driving reminder is great information. As for Monarch Pass I have ridden the Monarch Crest Trail on my mountain bike, what an incredible back country experience. Not sure yet about the Chama plans but will keep that idea open.

See y'all soon.

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Old 07-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #67
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I've ridden both the Durango - Silverton and Chama - Antonito railroads. Both are GREAT! (And... If I remember correctly, they are both tracks from the same RR which at one time went from Denver to Silverton.)

See everyone Tues afternoon!

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We'll be coming on Tuesday and staying around for a day or 2. Looking forward to seeing our peeps again! Just got back from Yellowstone/Tetons yesterday and saw 1 Burro, 3 Escapes, and several Casitas (10 maybe?)! We all sure do get around!

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Old 07-28-2017, 07:12 AM   #69
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Here are a couple of aerial shots of the Buena Vista gathering.
Photos courtesy of GregHine and his drone.
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Thanks for the pics, Thom and GregHine. Nice to see the layout...and that a good time is being had by all!
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