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I am already thinking ahead to next years WCWNJ! Was thinking about suggesting either the Redwoods Natl Forest area, or St Helens area.

Lets hear some suggestions. The idea is to make it to where more people can come!

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I like the Redwoods idea. Maybe not quite as cold!!!!
 

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I already know that I won't be able to attend that weekend if you still hold it on Labor Day Weekend. (Rodent has a standing obligation with the International Sheepdog Trials.) However, I could suggest several areas in Utah that weekend. If the interest is there I'll set you up with some sites.

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Ya know, I think anything goes. Its all subject to the whims of the group. We had talked about making it a week or two earlier, partially to make the nights a bit warmer. It got to about 32 degrees on the last night, at least at that location.

Toss your suggestions for dates and places out. Its all good!:clapper:
 

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Lots of places in Utah good at the middle of August (not least of all because my birthday is the 15th!)

There are a lot of campgrounds in Logan Canyon at the north end of the state with the advantage of being close to some really great roads both in Utah and Idaho. Close enough to make Jackson Hole a day trip if you wanted. Bear Lake, straddling the Utah-Idaho border (funny picture, that...) has some great beaches. Anybody wants to fish there are lots of lake, river and stream fisheries with great trout.

Sunrise Campground at the summit in Logan Canyon is great, but so is Tony Grove (more isolated) and there is a KOA in Garden City on the shore of Bear Lake.

Farther South I would suggest either Dead Horse Point outside of Moab. Really close to Arches Nat'l Park and fairly close to Mesa Verde Nat'l Park. (Which would be another great choice.) Southern Utah can still be a little warm that time of year, but the higher elevations can make it ok.

Over Labor Day weekend the International Sheepdog Trials are held at Soldier Hollow outside of Heber City Utah. (Maybe get Shep involved...) and some very nice two-lane canyons. Again, most of the state is pretty close to fishing waters too.

Just a few thoughts. If anybody needs more information I can get some pics and data on sites.

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That's some good riding in northern Utah. I lived in Ogden when I was in the Air Force and that's where I did most of my riding.

Maybe instead of using a central location like at Diamond Lake we could be a little more nomadic and break camp for a new location every night or two.

Redwoods also sounds good. Like Bob said, not as cold. Aside from the coast, there's also some great riding inland from the coast there.

I think if we go all up to Washington (St Helens)it might put some people off because of the long ride to get there, especially from California, Nevada, etc.

Of course Utah would be about a two-day ride from the West coast too . (And the damn 3.2% beer!)
 

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The nomadic approach sounds fun. If you do the central location, you have a certain number of hours that are dedicated to getting back to camp. Perhaps you can take a different route, and make it not an out and back.

Whats the daytime temps in Utah at that time of year? Under 150 I hope. I melt at 151...


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That's some good riding in northern Utah. I lived in Ogden when I was in the Air Force and that's where I did most of my riding.

Maybe instead of using a central location like at Diamond Lake we could be a little more nomadic and break camp for a new location every night or two.

Redwoods also sounds good. Like Bob said, not as cold. Aside from the coast, there's also some great riding inland from the coast there.

I think if we go all up to Washington (St Helens)it might put some people off because of the long ride to get there, especially from California, Nevada, etc.

Of course Utah would be about a two-day ride from the West coast too . (And the damn 3.2% beer!)
Nomadic would be fun! And one good thing about Utah is you can be in another state in about 2 hours in 3 different directions. Idaho (Lottery tickets) to the north; Evanston (fireworks/beer) to the east; Wendover (casino's) to the west.
 

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The nomadic approach sounds fun. If you do the central location, you have a certain number of hours that are dedicated to getting back to camp. Perhaps you can take a different route, and make it not an out and back.

Whats the daytime temps in Utah at that time of year? Under 150 I hope. I melt at 151...


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Daytime temps along the Wasatch front are low 90's, higher elevations 80's. Nightime temps 70's.
 

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Hi All, I would have to agree about having it a couple of week earlier. I do not do well in the cold. Location? As long as the roads are good and the weather holds out anywhere is fine. I would like to visit the Oregon coastal area and see the humongous redwoods.Last comment. I recall coming home from the1st ACWNJ and as I came out of Oregon into California the roads turned instantly from nice and smooth to Repairs and pot holes. Also I just checked and there are 32 members from California that may need a special invitation!.
 

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Retro48 wrote:
Hi All, I would have to agree about having it a couple of week earlier. I do not do well in the cold. Location? As long as the roads are good and the weather holds out anywhere is fine. I would like to visit the Oregon coastal area and see the humongous redwoods.Last comment. I recall coming home from the1st ACWNJ and as I came out of Oregon into California the roads turned instantly from nice and smooth to Repairs and pot holes. Also I just checked and there are 32 members from California that may need a special invitation!.
Hi Dennis,

It was really great having you (and your beautiful 1200) there this year. I'm kind of leaning toward the coast for next year too. The giant redwoods don't go too far north into Oregon because the soil content changes and the redwoods can't handle it. But the Oregon coast is probably one of themost scenicanywhere on Earth.
 

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Mount St Helens area, or Northern Oregon would for sure get a lot of us Washington,and BC  folk to come out..
. But wait.. could we all even talk to each other without bringing our Laptops  along ?? SilverDave /forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif
 

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But what about the Calif. folks? Ore coast is a "GO", seems to me. Camping rates are usually higher, tho. Course, there's a lot of good scenery, camping up around Joseph, too. Could maybe hit Lewiston-Clarkston, then up Lolo way along the Clearwater river. WHAT COUNTRY!!!!! Just another idea.
 
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