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  1. #11
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    Default I hope the three of you RV campers had coffee the next day?

    That's a bit of a tough wicket to deal with -- glad it worked out OK for you.

    Mark

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    Default It all worked out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    That's a bit of a tough wicket to deal with -- glad it worked out OK for you.

    Mark
    I think the couple in our spot were winging it to be honest, arriving late and leaving early unnoticed, that's the impression I got. The family who's spot we were in were great and we swapped stories over coffee in the morning.

    All's well that ends well !

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    Default Oh! The Memories

    So good to read about your trip, Dave. Am driving most of the roads with you, as I read. Though I must admit you went to some places where I dared not venture. lol

    Looking forward to reading the rest. My regards to the family.

    Lifey

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    Default Me too !

    Thanks Lifey, I am glad you are enjoying it.

    Life's been hectic since returning and it's great to sit down, go through some pics and write about it, it's bringing back memories for me as well !

    My regards to the family.
    Thanks, I will pass them on.

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    I am enjoying reading of your journey. Colorado and the American Rockies have been on my 'possible' list for some time and they are certainly appearing more inviting the more I learn of them! I get the impression that they may be slightly less trafficked when compared to the uber touristy California/Nevada/Arizona/Oregon/Washington area??

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    Default Time of year.

    Quote Originally Posted by UKCraig View Post
    I get the impression that they may be slightly less trafficked when compared to the uber touristy California/Nevada/Arizona
    As you may know, we like to travel in the Fall close to the tail end of the season and from that point of view I didn't notice a lot of difference. I just presume that during the high season with anywhere this good, one is going to get as busy as the other. [Urban sprawls apart]

    I love it when the crowds have gone ! :-)

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    Well I wouldn't plan to visit when it was minus 10 to be honest... (!) but later in the year is good with me. You think it's just as busy in the summer months then?

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    Default Anyone?

    It was bit chilly ! Although we were well prepared I believe that was a record low for the time of year, it was well below average. Day time temps were in the mid 60's in RMNP at the lower elevations and was ideal for hiking.

    It wouldn't surprise me if it was as busy in the summer as the other places you mentioned, generally speaking. There are many popular places of interest with great towns and scenery, but I am only basing it on my trips in the Fall. I would think the beginning of Sept would be a good compromise but this year did throw up some early winter weather.

    Maybe a summer traveller can answer the question better ?
    Last edited by Southwest Dave; 11-02-2009 at 09:18 AM.

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    Default Rocky Mountain NP in Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by UKCraig View Post
    Well I wouldn't plan to visit when it was minus 10 to be honest... (!) but later in the year is good with me. You think it's just as busy in the summer months then?
    Well, we visited in August 2007 and Estes Park was packed to bursting point but within the park itself, it was very easy to lose the crowds.

    Sure there's other traffic around and you're not going to get the visitor centres or other popular tourist strolls to yourself but, as you can see from the photos in the piece linked to above, anywhere else and you're soon completely on your own.

    Peter
    Last edited by Peter Thody; 11-02-2009 at 12:08 PM. Reason: Added missing word

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    Ah, that's a shame. Since my Aussie trip I have realised how much I value a bit of peace and quiet and space in general. It does remain on my list for the future but, until I've gotten over that, it will probably remain as such. I already have plans for one trip to a busy area (the popular Seattle through San Fran, LA, Vegas to San Diego route) for next summer and it'll be nice to do something a little more sedate the following year :)

    Carry on...

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