US Rocky Mountain 14erFest in Buena Vista, CO

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urbanarmed

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Got Friday off so shooting for early AM Friday!! Cya next week
Sweet!

I'm planning on coming in Wed afternoon, no idea where to camp out for Wed. Thurs but maybe we can link up on Friday!
I've been reading all the information from the 14er fest, I've registered for the event but other than that I have no real idea what's going on LOL.
 

Neal A. Tew

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Sweet!

I'm planning on coming in Wed afternoon, no idea where to camp out for Wed. Thurs but maybe we can link up on Friday!
I've been reading all the information from the 14er fest, I've registered for the event but other than that I have no real idea what's going on LOL.
@urbanarmed, I'll be sending you the coordinates as we discussed earlier so you can try to secure the spot for us.

@JeffJeff, thanks for signing up!
 

RamiroR

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I’m sorry to flake out on my first overland trip but we will not be making it to this event. I was really looking forward to it, and hope I can make it to the next event in the region. Hope y’all have fun!
 

Neal A. Tew

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I’m sorry to flake out on my first overland trip but we will not be making it to this event. I was really looking forward to it, and hope I can make it to the next event in the region. Hope y’all have fun!
Bummer! Have you tried flowers and chocolates? ;)
 

RamiroR

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Lol I wish it was that easy. We’ve decided to move at the end of this month and it’s whats best for us as a family right now. This will give me some extra time to acquire some gear I still don’t have if I look at it on the bright side.
 

Neal A. Tew

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The location tab of the Rally Point page has been updated to coordinates of the campsite we hope to secure: 38.8496542,-106.0450333

Here's a google link that if you select DIRECTIONS and then subsequent navigation choices it will take you right to it. Click here: Google navigate to planned campsite

Here are some Google Street View images taken by @JCarter from our event in June. You may need the Google Street View app to see these on a mobile device, otherwise they should work in a PC browser:
(Be sure to use the arrow or mouse to look in all directions. Everyone pictured was with OB back in June. The dork with the dog is me.)
View 1
View 2
Night time view, be sure to look up!

When you leave the dirt road you come into the area passing by some great views to the right. Continue to the left until you reach at least those exact coordinates, if possible. That back area has more privacy and less traffic if we can get it. The trees offer shade and wind breaks, but the great view is only a few foot steps away. This area will likely fill up by Saturday as it's easily accessible. That's the double-edged sword. Personally I'd like to be more remote, but we have people coming in on different days and some at night and this provides easy access with views.

We presently have 13 signed up, but we haven't had a lot of communication from some. I would expect maybe 8-10 that we need room for. There will be at least two trailers. I will be reaching out to all RSVPs soon. If you're reading this and haven't commented on this thread in the last week, please let us know when to expect you. Feel free to call or text me at 719-TWO-FOUR-EIGHT-0936 with your plans. I want to make sure you find us and have a good time. I'd hate for you to show up 30 mins after we've left camp.......... If I know your plans, we'll try to work things out for the benefit of as many as possible.

If you aren't subscribed to this thread, I encourage you to do so. Click on the WATCH button on the right of the page near the top. This link might work: WATCH THIS THREAD.

@Stickman & @urbanarmed will probably be the first to arrive. Guys, please communicate with me via the number above to let me know the campsite status so I can update this info accordingly. I plan to arrive Thursday morning. If for some reason that site won't work, continue NW on CR315 as there are more sites in that direction.

@Stickman, I will also be monitoring a linked amateur radio repeater system with the local node of 449.975, -5 MHz, 100 Hz. If that doesn't work, I might be on 145.295, -.6M, 107.2.

More info to follow soon..........
 
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JDGreens

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Hi Neal, and everyone that plans to connect during the week end. I going to try to make it up Friday evening. I have purchused a pass for 14-er fest and am on the fence on wither I will do a trail run during the weekend. I just really want to check out the festival and camp. Looking forward to meeting with you all! Cheers!