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Postby slowcowboy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:20 am

Does any one get prepared for moutain camping..temps can get nippy or extend camping into the fall at 20 degreas..does any one take long handles or long johns or teashirts or winter clothing with camping in the summer time like you do on fall hunting trips. Maybee its my age 42 can't seem to handle the cold like I did in my youth..?? Slow
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby Sparksalot » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:52 am

I plan for summer during the day, and winter at night. Layers are wonderful.
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby Carl01234 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:04 am

We went to Yellowstone a few year back and it was snowing the 1rst few days. We had to run to walmart and get a small heater. 2 days later we were rafting and it was in the 80s
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:14 am

Maybee its my age 42 can't seem to handle the cold like I did in my youth..


Sheeeeeesh, Slow. Try wearing cold temps when your 66.

Sometimes it's just time to cowboy up. :frightened: :? :lol:

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p.s. We camped in your backyard last week. Dubois. 7'000' and it was too dang hot.
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:40 pm

Last week toney was 94 degreas this sunday came in a cold wind froze in Dubois and,we had 38 this moring down the road 60 miles,away..in pavillion. Wyoming changes,weather very rapidly its barely 70 today.kinda like it after saturdays 94. I do cowboy up like the old timers i might wear long handles all sumner I have in my cowboy days in my 20s in fact...slow.
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby Sparksalot » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:09 pm

Weather is definitely variable in the mountains. I've been snowed on in August in Wyoming.
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby Tom&Shelly » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Had a half opened bottle of water freeze overnight in the jeep when camping in Colorado in late June one time.

Later in the season the Sun will warm the air into the 80's (We're closer to the Sun when in the mountains, don't ya know) right before a big thunderstorm sends the temps to the 40's in early afternoon. I've heard of folks catching hypothermia from that situation, if they don't bring the right clothes hiking.

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Re: Moutain camping

Postby GPW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:26 am

And if you’re camping high up , beware of sunburn … When we used to camp up at St Elmo , it was close to timberline and we’d sunburn pretty easily ...
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:55 am

Yes, I always pack for the weather. Not sure why you wouldn't.
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby crttaz » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:11 pm

I prefer to colder climates. When I was sleeping in the CRX in the Smokies, I woke up a few mornings with snow covering the car.

Over 80 and I'm hiding in the shade with plenty of yellow water (beer) and a nice breeze.
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby noseoil » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Gee guys, come down to Tucson & camp in the summer, not too cold even at night! Lows in the mid 70's now at 4:00 am, highs, well let's just say you won't need a jacket...
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby crttaz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:58 am

No way....nope....too damn hot!

Taco Tuesday in Feb. is most likely though.

40's at night are great!
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby noseoil » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:36 am

We went to Sugarite Campground last month (12 miles east out of Raton, NM on state route 72). It's at about 7800' & we had rain, hail & snow one evening, so weather can change fast at higher elevations. It was low 40's in the morning. Nice campground, lousy road in for 2 miles in the dirt. Worth it on top, Steve & Shirley are the hosts this year. Great folks & beautiful area. Bring warm clothing for coffee!
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby GPW » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:12 am

Ever camp so high that the boiling coffee is only warm … :o
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Re: Moutain camping

Postby MtnDon » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:30 am

GPW wrote:Ever camp so high that the boiling coffee is only warm … :o


Even at 12000feet water boils at 189 F; too hot to drink. But pasta, rice or potatoes sure take longer to cook.
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