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  1. Evren

    Video TR (non-skiing): Camping Flagstaff/Sedona/Grand Canyon

    Bingo. You knew what I hoped to see, without me saying it :-$ Thanks, this is all the info I need. This is a very busy weekend coming up in Moab for some reason so there shouldn't be a shortage of people running the trail. Anybody know why, by the way? Some people from Colorado said they...
  2. Evren

    Video TR (non-skiing): Camping Flagstaff/Sedona/Grand Canyon

    So... would you guys suggest a vantage point I can easily hike to, that would give me maximum opportunity to see & photograph some of this action up close? Is it worthwhile, if you don't have any skin in the game? I have gone through a bunch of the videos on YouTube and somewhat familiar with...
  3. Evren

    Video TR (non-skiing): Camping Flagstaff/Sedona/Grand Canyon

    Imma troll Tony for a bit :) Hey Tony, this is what passes for a state park in Utah (Dead Horse Point); it has two national parks and a mtn biking mecca next to it: ...and that's the Colorado, winding through the canyon. It has a cooler name than "Grand Canyon" (obvious, much?) The town is...
  4. Evren

    Video TR (non-skiing): Camping Flagstaff/Sedona/Grand Canyon

    Admin sez: " I'm not sure that a Red subscription (which I have as well) provides any monetization as of course, a Red subscriber sees no ads." Part of the spiel when I first signed up was, "support the content creators directly" or some such. Which led me to believe that they split...
  5. Evren

    Video TR (non-skiing): Camping Flagstaff/Sedona/Grand Canyon

    Really professional lookin' videos you got there. Watched episodes 2 and 3. Well-edited; soundtrack was right on spot and transitions were seamless. Somewhat reminiscent of Rick Steves' Europe, in tone -- and I don't mean his cloyingly dorky mannerisms. The aerial shots must have cost a fortune...
  6. Evren

    Picked up a drone

    Just now got an ad for DJI drones in my facebook feed. Lately, it has been kinda spooky. I buy something at Smith's, there is an ad for a similar item on fb; I eat at a hamburger joint -- bam, ad for their competitor. This, despite having restricted fb's access as much as I could (or so I...
  7. Evren

    Picked up a drone

    I would hope so. Same thing happened with Jetskis (and snowmobiles?) but not before years of annoying beachgoers where I was at the time in Chicago. I might be over-sensitive but given how things are regulated to death in every other realm, don't understand how excessive noise is usually given a...
  8. Evren

    Picked up a drone

    I can't imagine. Park Service banned these nuisances early on and rightly so. Right now, you can step aside from the selfie-mad tourists and enjoy any of the iconic vistas in S Utah in relative peace and quiet. With drones, you would have constant buzzing in your ear unless you get a backcountry...
  9. Evren

    (non-skiing) TR: Camping Telluride, Silverton & Mesa Verde

    I was at Bryce this past June and found plenty of dispersed camping within a mile of the entrance, arriving Friday evening. It was quite the revelation that this was possible. But the two times before that: first, I used a campsite within the park, because I was new to camping and timid. The...
  10. Evren

    (non-skiing) TR: Camping Telluride, Silverton & Mesa Verde

    You'd think that smoke-filled skies for the last two weeks would have moved me to check on the source, especially given where I intended to travel. But you'd be wrong. Things have gone so smoothly all summer in my travels that I must have become complacent. So all those links above have been...
  11. Evren

    (non-skiing) TR: Camping Telluride, Silverton & Mesa Verde

    Must... go... soon... I have met some cool people here in gardiner and it is so comfortable that I've been putting off the long drive to glacier. But now maybe I will change course entirely and head over to this area. Any idea when peak color is expected this year? Great pictures, gem of a...
  12. Evren

    (non-skiing) Santaquin Meadows, UT camping 8/25-27/2017

    I'd love to see a trip report from telluride/silverton, especially dispersed camping. That area has been on my radar for a while and I might head out there soonish. Thinking to follow the changing season down the spine of the Rockies. Currently in gardiner, mt. heading north. There are some...
  13. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    I was not a belieber going into this; both the partial and the annular eclipses I saw had been solid "meh"s. Totality is totally different. It was not earth-shattering or reexamine-your-life kind of different but I did say "wow" and that is worth driving 200 miles for. Like emsc said, it has...
  14. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    Everyone I talk to, and in my personal opinion, the crowds aren't anywhere near what they were expecting. Just chatted with a ranger who said they set up some "pop-up" campsites by Jackson lake -- and those still have multiple open spots (as well as campsites south of Jackson). So if anyone's...
  15. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    Yes! We have no bananas today! https://youtu.be/VUoMKuHwSjQ
  16. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    Just got upgraded to suite 14. Talked to a guy this morning who drove up in an accord. I wouldn't, he did. Didn't even think it was that bad. Inspired by him, I made it down the mountain in 16 minutes this time. There are no sharp u-turns but the road is narrow. Also most of the spots do not...
  17. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    I am very near the top of shadow mtn. No experience towing a rig and road reports are notoriously subjective but... The main road going up is pretty rutted at places. Half the spots also have a short spur leading up to them. Mine would definitely not work for an rv as it is narrow and winding...
  18. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    While you ladies were busy kvetching, I made it to Jackson. Even without eclipse crowds, traffic around town was moderate. Some of it due to construction coming in on 89 from the south. They were alternating on one lane which I assume will stop leading up to next Monday. But still, it was also...
  19. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    So Tony, do you think that there will be a lot of people going a week early? Maybe I will go Sunday, since some weekenders leave then. And if not, I can be scouting first thing Monday morning. Would you suggest any place other than shadow mtn or the area across the highway from cummingham cabin rd?
  20. Evren

    Eclipse Camping/Viewing Options: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming

    Reading that wonderful piece of web-art jamesdeluxe linked to, I find out that: "The Wind River Indian Reservation covers more than 2 million acres and is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. Visitors need permits to view the eclipse here." One of my alternative spots was...
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