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tragusa3

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Posted: 02/13/14 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We don't get a lot of snow around here, but with this recent storm, we have a campground 45 minutes north of us in the mountains that got about 10".

I look at all the photos here with folks camping in the snow and it looks gorgeous and like an adventure!

Here's the kicker. I called the campground and they said their roads are plowed and things are starting to melt. However, they have no way of plowing camp sites. He said we'd have 10" of slush on our site that we'd have to deal with.

I'm not experienced in "snow". What's it like to show up and have to shovel off a site (with regular flat shovels...no snow shovel)? How long does it take to clear 10" out enough for under the awning and around a campfire? I imagine with the melting the cleared part would stay wet.

Is it worth it for the experience? Want to go this Saturday morning and stay one night.


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Posted: 02/13/14 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would only shovel snow to get the camper out to go to some place warm.

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The wetter the snow, the harder it is to shovel. You may be able to unhook and use your truck to run over the snow to pack it down and then rehook. Just a thought...

I think it is cool to camp in the snow (no pun intended), but I am staying put with 16" on the ground and more coming down.


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colliehauler wrote:

I would only shovel snow to get the camper out to go to some place warm.


what he said!


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Posted: 02/13/14 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few years back we were camping in the mtns. and a storm blew in.
Dumped 12" of snow.
Had a Doc. appointment I had to get to.
Me and two CG workers shoveled snow from front of truck out to CG road..roughly 5' and width of truck. Only took 3 of us about 20 mins. of hard shoveling.

Would I shovel to GO camping.......NO


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Posted: 02/13/14 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have shoveled to set up a tent but that is about it.


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Alright guys... It now sounds silly to read my post. Snow can be nasty and sure gets old for you northerners, but you have to remember my perspective. I've never done it and the kids have never played in more than 2" of muck snow.

Not saying we're doing it no matter. Keep the opinions and stories coming.

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Depending on the forecast for duration of camping trip. If its warm enough and you have plenty of firewood,I think the kids would like it. Good food ,fire,dry camper with heat,why not. I would only do it for the kids, but would have a good time also.

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Posted: 02/13/14 03:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

don't like to work when we camp. jmho

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Forcast is for clear skies and highs of 48/55. I was thinking you don't often get to camp in the snow with comfortable weather.

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