i'm going to be hunting nere calif. park north of hayden during 2cd. season elk
does any one know what kind of condition co. rd. 80 is currently in?
i am pulling a 30 foot camper and i have heard it can get pretty soft with a little rain or snow.
I would start out by trying the Yampa River State Park a couple miles west of Hayden. Its right off Hwy 40 along the Yampa River and will easily accommodate camping trailers. I believe they have about 50 campsites. Their phone number is 970-276-2061. If that is too far from your hunting area, I would ask them what they would suggest, or they could give you additional contact info. I would make reservations ASAP, everything fills up fast during hunting season.
Craig has a KOA campground, which is 17 miles west of Hayden.
There are primitive campgrounds up higher, however you may have trouble getting your camper in there.
We had a 28 footer on some BLM and almost jacked-knifed it twice coming off yesterday. Thanks be to God that we had chains or we would have had a mess on our hands. If we had stayed up, we wouldn't have been able to get it out for 3 or 4 more days. Have a great hunt.
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...