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One of the most relaxing places in America, I was there with my ex girlfriend 2 years ago. I'm going back next week and will be camping there for 4 nights while I fish and explore the area. I'm going alone, so I hope that doesn't seem super weird to others that will be there.Thoughts?Anyone want to meet me there?

Just left, so I can't join. Make sure you make the trip to the Bat Cave. The numbers have increased again (Closer to 300,000 now), and they are leaving the cave earlier than usual. More around 730PMish than their usual 830PMish. Sometimes all coming out at 730, sometimes a second, smaller launch at 830. This video is from 26 July, when they all came out at 730. For awhile you can see the two streams, but the wind kept blowing them together.

https://www.facebook.com/colorado.beach.5/videos/a.2052491481442447.1073741825.100000448441684/2052491521442443/?type=3


John aka cobeachbum

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OLT/Valley View season is almost upon us. Of course there are hardy souls that will do the winter thing, but hiking naked is a big part of my experience there. The earliest I have been is last week of April, and it has been warm enough in the day to be comfortable. It is still a roll of the dice weather-wise until late May. I am planning a few trips down there this year. Who else?

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I will be there either the last week of June or first week of July. Not sure if I'm going to get a cabin or not. In the past few years, I had a tent that attached to the back of my minivan, but both the tent and the van have had their last season. It worked out well, as all the "stuff" went in the tent, and I had a fairly nice bed set up in the van. Considering acquiring a camper trailer to replace, but haven't made the plunge yet.

John aka cobeachbum

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Tomorrow :]

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Decided to explore the forums and found this thread. Been to OLT a few times and just became a member last year when I returned to CO after a few years away. Usually go camping there by myself so would love to meet other people there.

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There is a Valley View group. I will likely post there when ever headed down.

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I will be there either the last week of June or first week of July. Not sure if I'm going to get a cabin or not. In the past few years, I had a tent that attached to the back of my minivan, but both the tent and the van have had their last season. It worked out well, as all the "stuff" went in the tent, and I had a fairly nice bed set up in the van. Considering acquiring a camper trailer to replace, but haven't made the plunge yet.John aka cobeachbum

This years trip is scheduled. I will be there June 25 - 30th. Wanted to get a cabin, but screwed around too long deciding on dates. I will be staying in the Oak House. Come say "Hi".

John aka cobeachbum

Here's an picture of my old accommodations:

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Im excited to return to VVHS June 20-23.
Ill be in site L, not K as I had posted in error previously
Definitely looking for new acquaintances and friends.
Feel free to say hi
Jayroe

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Im excited to return to VVHS June 20-23.Ill be in site KDefinitely looking for new acquaintances and friends.Feel free to say hiJayroe

I won't arrive until the 25th, but a friend will be there at the same time as you. If you run into Steve, say "Hi". He's a semi-professional photographer and is likely to be taking pictures of a model or two, usually in or around "Old Town".

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Im excited to return to VVHS June 20-23.Ill be in site KDefinitely looking for new acquaintances and friends.Feel free to say hiJayroeI won't arrive until the 25th, but a friend will be there at the same time as you. If you run into Steve, say "Hi". He's a semi-professional photographer and is likely to be taking pictures of a model or two, usually in or around "Old Town".John aka cobeachbum

Hey John,
Thank you for the info. If I run into Steve, Ill say hi for sure !
Is Old Town the hike out to the north?

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