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  • ColeB
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    Thought I’d start a thread about camping trips/ opportunities to camp in Utah! Since there is so much to do here.

     

    Utah Swing VW Campout March 30 – April 1

    First trip I’m posting about is a campout in the San Rafael Swell area. Its about 45 min south of Price, UT. Jason is organizing the event. He says:

    “Time to get those VW’s out of hibernation and get together to enjoy the warmer weather and go camping!

    Destination is the San Rafael Swell. This beautiful country has amazing formations, rock art on the canyon walls, and the wedge overlooking the San Rafael River as it flows through the “Little Grand Canyon”.

    The road into the Swell is a graded gravel road.

    Exact camping details and directions to come.

    If you can’t make this trip, plan on the upcoming summer camp out.”

     

    I too love this place and spend a lot of time in the area climbing and camping. I was telling JJ and Gretchen that it was barely not picked to be a National Park. So it has the amazing views and way less people, the best part. If any of you non-Utah folk can make it we would love to have you! More details about exact location to come.

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    BBWB
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    There’s a motorcycle rip there called “Five Miles of Hell”. Always wanted to do it on one of my dirt bikes. But I got to old.

     

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    Sounds fun. The swell is an interesting place. Are you guys going climbing?

    ColeB
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    Come and bring your motorcycle! I was going to do the same. Bring one in the bed of the dc.

    I will maybe climb a little bit franz. Might as well when we’re so close.

    Would be cool to Rally bajas out there too! Set up a course one day and rally around the desert!

    John Jones
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    I’m sure I’l be dying to get out of town… That is about 2 weeks after my surgery… 😎

    ColeB
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    Perfect place to catch some rays and start to get used to being a bionic man!

    JasonS
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    I am excited for this campout over Easter weekend, we will be going in a couple weeks to find a good group site that we can all make it to. Once I have that information I will update it here with details. Hopefully winter holds off now that it has decided to show up for the season.

    Anyone have any recommendations for the area for drives or activities?

    John Jones
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    Corporate and I usually get all excited and go camping at the end of march.. every year.. and every year, we comment.. maybe we jumped the gun on spring camping… 😎    Hopefully it will be nice.. 😎

    John Jones
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    Haven’t heard much about this… less than a month away now…  I am hoping I feel good enough to go!!!! 😎

    ColeB
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    Jason and I are heading down on Saturday to look for some good group sites. I have ideas…. I’m down there all the time. Just need to see what makes sense. Ill try to take some photos to show how beautiful it is!

    Vanguilder
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    Breathtaking scenery. Imagine that not being a National Park. What an oversight that would have been.

    ColeB
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    Jason and I went down to the swell today to look for campsites with buses in mind. Found a few potential spots! So beautiful down there. Awesome 60 degree day to hang out in the desert. Since this is all BLM land there is no reserving any of these campsites, so we will just have to roll with the punches when we drive down there and see what is available. We also planned out a couple drives and looked at a few “sites” to see. Like the petroglyph panel and the dinosaur footprint. Lots of open road to drive fast and take in the sun! Going to be an awesome weekend. All the roads we saw were in good condition and not super dusty. Will make for some good cruises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

    JasonS
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    Are you guys going to make it? I will have signs to camp or I can hangout around the bridge for you guys. I will be in a little later on Friday.

    Corporate
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    Looking at the map right now????????????????

    Soooooooo ready for a campout!!!!!!!

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Franz
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    Next Friday!

    How is the weather looking? Low temp?

    Planning to driving the baja out. I can’t decide if I want to spend Friday night or just make a day trip.

    John Jones
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    I’m in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😎  But Corporate Has to drive this time!!!!  It will be a whole experience for me!!!!  Thats one way to switch it up…..  Let ONLY wives and girlfriends drive on some roadtrip…..8-)  Let them decide all the stops… all we gotta do is ride…. and celebrate! 8=)

    Franz
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    I’ve been doing that for years. Haha

    We’re going to have to set up a race course to get Kevin and Cole practiced on swing axle handling skills.

    John Jones
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    I’ve been doing that for years. Haha We’re going to have to set up a race course to get Kevin and Cole practiced on swing axle handling skills.

     

    maybe we should tow my baja over there as the guinee pig? 😎  Or he can drive yours….. 😎

    ColeB
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    Lows look like 38 or 40 degrees next weekend, so Should be pretty nice! I’m excited to drive a bit and camping will be so fun! Maybe you tow your Baja behind the bboe on the way out and then drive your Baja back Franz? Or I could grab the bboe when I come out in a couple weeks. Just a thought. I can talk to you about it later, I need to ask KB what he wants to do too

    John Jones
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    only a work week away!!

     

    Is there a short list of committed adults yet?  Or this just gonna be Jason, Cole, and me? 😎  Thats not much of a party….. 😎 One cripple. one government worker and some young rebel mormon… 😎

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