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Oct 3, 2018 - South Fork CO, Peacock Meadows Rivers Edge RV Park

We got an early start, leaving John Martin Reservoir State Park at 0830 hours. The weather was beautiful. We were heading to an RV park in South Fork CO, but we had some thoughts about maybe trying to go a bit further and get over "the mountain" today, as some cold weather was coming. South Fork is at about 8200 feet elevation, and Wolf Creek Pass on route 160 that we needed to go over is at 10,812 feet! Yep, they get snow up there much sooner than the rest of the world. .. However, as things sometimes go, we ran into a bit of a "challenge"...

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May 25, 2018 - South Fork CO

Our over 5 hour trek Wednesday took us west on I-70 and then around the west side of Denver on Highway 470 and onto Highway 285 for the majority of the trip, then west a bit to South Fork. It was a beautiful drive through mountains, small towns, high valleys and farm land some rain in the mountains but mostly sunny skies the rest of the way. The campground is pretty decent – the managers are from Flemington, NJ where Michele was born – but there is not a lot to the town of South Fork itself...one gas station, a couple restaurants and small...

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May 1, 2018 - Monticello, UT to South Fork, CO

We hit the road fairly early yesterday morning (8:30) to try to beat the wind that was predicted. We stopped in Dove Creek, CO, just about 30 miles from Monticello. We always have to stock up on beans from Adobe Milling. The rest of the trip went great. We did have some wind coming down from Wolf Creek Pass into South Fork but it wasn't too bad. Our new site was ready & waiting. It's bare dirt/gravel right now but we came early this year to help build a fence between the highway & the site & to build a deck on the river side of the site....

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Aug 28, 2017 - South Fork, Colorado

We pulled up stakes and moved on to Fun Valley in South Fork, again on July 25th! It seems we almost always end up in these mountains. The reason is that it always seems to be cooler here at 8500 feet than almost anywhere else in the country. And, it is only an 8 hour drive from Amarillo. We like to run back to Amarillo to get a few medical things done before heading to Arizona for the winter. Speaking of Amarillo, we left South Fork today. We stopped for the night in Raton at the Raton Pass Camp and Cafe on top of the pass. We stayed here...

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Jun 25, 2017 - Beaver Creek cg

Still here since we decided it could be tough finding a place in Durango so we went on another atv adventure. This time we took a different fs road up to about 12,000 ft and found an open meadow area where we hiked about 2 miles. There was some evidence of mining from years ago and the views were beautiful!

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Jun 24, 2017 - Beaver Creek cg

We stayed another day here in this beautiful campground and took the atv up to Crystal lake, about 18 miles up. We didn't drive all the way to the lake but got out and hiked about a mile at 11,500 ft. Lungs are getting used to it but the trail wasn't steep.

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Jun 22, 2017 - South Fork

We drove across Kansas in 102 degee heat so once we saw the Rockies, we were very happy! Bill needs another eye shot so we decided between Denver and Durango and chose Durango. We found the Little Beaver Creek cg outside of South fork at an elevation of 8400 ft. Great choice as you can use the atv and it's quiet.

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May 13, 2017 - To Riverbend Resort - South Fork, CO

It was a beautiful day for a beautiful drive. We drove from Mancos thru Durango & Pagosa Springs, over Wolf Creek Pass to South Fork - thru some of the most beautiful mountains. The truck & trailer were perfect - no problems - & we arrived at Riverbend Resort shortly after noon. We've been in the same spot every time we're here but the spot didn't look the same. Travis has lengthened the pad, put in 50 amp electric service & built a new deck. The new deck is too far forward so it will have to be moved - but it's a nice deck. We visited with...

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Aug 31, 2016 - Fun Valley Trip Almost Over

We are winding down our trip to Fun Valley this summer. We are scheduled to leave here on Sunday, September 11. We will drive back to Amarillo and park the RV for a couple of weeks or so. While we were here, we took 10 or 12 hikes ranging from 2 miles to almost 6 miles. Some were at 8500 feet elevation and others over 11,200 feet. Good exercise for a couple of senior citizens. And the pup, Lily, went with us. I had to pick her up crossing over mudholes and streams (rivulets). We went to a concert, something we rarely do. Josh Turner...

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Jul 20, 2016 - Fun Valley - Two Weeks Here

We have now been in fun Valley for two weeks. We try to take hikes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Monday, Wednesday and Friday we go to line dance classes - mostly for exercise, both physical and mental. And the same nights we usually go to listen to the Wild Rose Band (Fun Valley's own band made up by work-kampers) and do a little two-steppin', a waltz or two and maybe a polka. We have had meals with some friends that we knew in Amarillo. Rex Coleman and his wife, Cathie rent a cabin in Creede for part of the summer and we went to...

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Sep 14, 2015 - Fun Valley Family RV Resort

We arrived back at Fun Valley Family RV Resort on Aug 5th. When it gets warm/hot in the rest of the country wherever we will be, we always seem to race back to the cool Colorado mountains. Since we got here the daytime temps have been running 68 to 76 degrees during the day and dropping to 35 to 50 at night. It is getting cold at night here, so it is almost time to move on. We did take a few hikes in the mountains. The longest one was the Archuleta Trail from Big Meadows Reservoir. That one was about 8 1/2 miles. A couple of others ranged...

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Jun 9, 2015 - Expect the Unexpected

I guess when your tow vehicle is 10 years old, you should expect issues to crop up. We had a thorough check of the truck before we left, but it wasn't enough. Over the week-end we noticed the truck running rough. So Stan got up at 5:45am Monday morning to take the truck to the Dodge house in Alamosa about an hour away. It turns out the Exhaust Manifold is warped from heat and age. Driving the truck will not hurt it but it is causing us to lose power. Since we need to haul a 35' fifth wheel over Wolf Creek Pass at almost 11,000' to get to...

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