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Old 10-09-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Less is More!

As an extension of our government shutdown, which otherwise might have been 'business as usual' south of the border, we are locked out of OUR National Forest Campgrounds. So we "dispersed", as the USFS calls it, several days ago and discovered that less can indeed be more. The first photo shows our 17B squeezed into a tight spot not suited for most RVs. The other photos show the rewards: the cascading stream was 10 meters out the rear dinette window, and the meadow vista a bit further out the front driver-side. Just us and the wild things...Glenn.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Now that looks like the kind of camping I used to experience as a kid.
Sometimes being locked out has great benefits - beautiful spot you found. How can you not enjoy real natural camping.
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Beautiful, was it far from you?
About 30 miles - a couple of miles upriver from Upper Payette Lake, north of McCall.
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Ah, wonderful Idaho!

Was in AZ off I-40 last week half way up to it when we got the news ...that the Grand Canyon was closed. Nothing left to do but stop here....
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Ah, wonderful Idaho!

Was in AZ off I-40 last week half way up to it when we got the news ...that the Grand Canyon was closed. Nothing left to do but stop here....
Yabba-Dabba Do!
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Great looking spot. Lots of nice stuff in that neck of the woods.
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Ah, wonderful Idaho!

Was in AZ off I-40 last week half way up to it when we got the news ...that the Grand Canyon was closed. Nothing left to do but stop here....
I heard that since the federal government has closed down the Grand Canyon and have turned off the flow in the river, there is an environmental group looking for volunteers to help pick up trash along the dry riverbed before they turn the river back on.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #9
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I heard that since the federal government has closed down the Grand Canyon and have turned off the flow in the river, there is an environmental group looking for volunteers to help pick up trash along the dry riverbed before they turn the river back on.
I take it from the smiley that you're joking, but it wouldn't surprise me if you could turn off the river given today's prevalence of hydro electric and diversions for irrigation.

And taking such an opportunity for cleanup is an excellent idea! Even if you weren't serious.

My brother was a meteorologist for environment canada when the terrorists took down the twin towers and air travel was effectively shut down for 2 days. He said it was an excellent opportunity to study the effects of air travel, since they could see what it was like without...
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