Anyone have any planes for the weekend? Anyone wanta go camping and wheelin? Im just trying to get out of denver for the weekend. Nothing planned yet, wanted to see if anyone else was doing anything?
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong... but when I was there two weeks ago, this is what I noticed.What can those going to Medano Pass (dunes) tell me about it? That's something i've always wanted to do. I assume it's gonna be pretty crowded this weekend? I see on the website it is pet friendly, but only on leash, can you get into areas where they can get off leash away from people when not in camp?
There are 18 camp sites up the pass away from all the people so im sure you could find a place to camp, I've never been down the other side of the pass towards wescliff but im sure there is camping there too, im sure you'll find something. And the only "hardcore" wheeling down that way is mt. Blanca, other than that medano has a couple of kinda deep water crossings but that's it reallyAre you guys going as a group or what is your plan? I'm thinking about heading down with my wife and 2 dogs just to get away from the city. Not really looking to do any hardcore wheeling, mainly just cruise around and see the area (never been).
My wife works Friday so we wouldn't head out until early Saturday morning, is it even possible to get a spot Saturday morning on a holiday weekend or are we wasting our time? I would love to camp away from the hordes, but i don't know the area at all so i'm a little concerned about getting there Saturday.
I've actually wanted to go down there for a few years as i hear it's beautiful country, but when i saw it mentioned it really got my attention.
I was wondering if those things where there for a good reason or if it was because of it being a national park, does anyone know if firearms allowed (self protection)?Use the bear boxes at the campsites. Every time I've camped on Medano (7-8 times) we've had bear encounters. Don't sleep in clothes you've cooked in, keep food inside the trucks if the bear box is full, keep the dog food packed away, etc.......
Watch for snakes as well. We found a big rattle snake at the Blanca trailhead last time we ran it.
My buddy got a warning for firearm discharge in a national park. He was trying to scare a bear away. He should have gotten a ticket but park rangers gave him a warning. They showed up to camp to give him a ticket and the bear kept showing up while the park rangers were there. They did setup a bear trap up the road. People camping there before us was feeding the bear according to the rangerI was meaning more bear attack situation, but either way I guess a discharge is a discharge