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Sep 6, 2009 - Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the air. The aspen trees are already turning golden and temperatures at night are freezing. Tomorrow, Labor Day, we will close and lock the gate to the Pawnee Campground at 1 p.m. This is the last campground to open and the first to close. We will spend Monday and Tuesday cleaning up the campground and then hit the road on Wednesday. What an incredible summer it has been here. We have met so many neat people and have lots of war stories to tell – some good, and some bad. I got to do a couple of amazing hikes up to the tree line...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Life as Camp Hosts

We were hired to be camp hosts for the Pawnee Campground in the Brainard Recreation Area outside of Boulder while we were camped at Redstone. Thousand Trails Management contracts with the National Forest Service to manage their campgrounds in Colorado, Washington and Oregon. There are 55 campgrounds in Colorado. The Brainard Recreation Area and the Pawnee Campground are the biggest money makers for Thousand Trails in Colorado. There is a $9 fee to enter the area and then you pay camping fees of $17 per night on top of that. The campground...

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