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Old 06-19-2015, 10:17 PM   #261
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We just got back from 3 days at this campground. Campground sits at 5400 feet and overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While the valley was 90+ degrees, we hit a high of just over 70 degrees.

And what is the name of the park? The Great Smoky Mountains are on our list for next May.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:29 AM   #262
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The park is called Mile High Campground. Very rustic (as to bathrooms), but my wife and I were very comfortable having the deluxe bathroom in our 19' Escape. The campground is just up from Maggie Valley and on the same road off the Blue Ridge Parkway as Balsam Mountain Campground. They say you'll often see Elk & turkey wandering the campground. One negative - no dump station. You'll either have to arrive with a full water tank or else carry it and fill it with a water carrier on site. We used our nearest Camping World to dump tanks before arriving home. (Included for free with Good Sam membership)
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:45 AM   #263
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Thanks! The photos on the website and other reviews are amazing. Looking forward to visiting next May.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:32 AM   #264
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Oh, and this just showed up out front!

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Old 07-01-2015, 07:08 PM   #265
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Monck BC Provincial Park and Juniper Beach BC Provincial Park

We are just back from a few nights stay at both Monck and Juniper Beach BC Provincial Parks. Many thanks to Dave and Glenn for their advice about both these parks.

Here are a few of our pics. Both parks are in hot and dry country. Juniper Beach is nestled between two railway lines which made for an interesting time watching trains.
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You almost got it Larry. This one was landscape mode, but the home button was on the left, so the image flipped 180. Try it with the button on the right.
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You almost got it Larry. This one was landscape mode, but the home button was on the left, so the image flipped 180. Try it with the button on the right.
Thanks, what can I say it's Canada Day and I blame the beer

The first pic is from Monck it was a lakeside site by Nicola Lake
The second is from Juniper Beach by the North Thompson River.
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Thanks, what can I say it's canada day and I blame the beer
As long as the beer is the priority, it's all good.
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:35 PM   #269
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Caycuse campsite, Cowichan Lake, BC

Just back from our latest trip, got away for four days. This is one of several no-services boondocking-only sites around Cowichan Lake, about 1.5 hrs SW of Nanaimo, 11 gravel km West of Honeymoon Bay, and is our favourite of about a half-dozen sites managed by the recreation divisions of several forestry companies.

The last photo is not cloud cover, it is "incendiary particulate matter", i.e. smoke & ash from our wildfires. It was still a relaxing few days, temps still high 20's, and the smoke cleared but didn't quite disappear as the days went by. At lake level, no impact on the "living", just got in the way of the views.

Interesting thing happened to us on the gravel portion of the trip. We had a plastic jug of milk in the frig, which did not break, spill or leak -- but it CHURNED! was thick with a layer of cream on top, when we got to the campsite.
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Just back from our latest trip, got away for four days. This is one of several no-services boondocking-only sites around Cowichan Lake, about 1.5 hrs SW of Nanaimo, 11 gravel km West of Honeymoon Bay, and is our favourite of about a half-dozen sites managed by the recreation divisions of several forestry companies.
Gorgeous. Of course, that's most of BC.
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