I researched vrbo's as someone suggested, but vrbo/airbnb/tripadvisor were mostly booked up for the weekend of this trip and the total price doubles the original price booking. This surprised me as I have used VRBO since 2001. It would have been nice to do a group overnight to the Forest Service Weston Hut that sleeps 12 but those booked up within minutes, this year on March 1st, I believe. I would know how fast, as I had only a couple minutes to book one firetower lookout and 2 Forest Service Guard Stations in March. Maybe save for another year and book as soon as reservations open? It would be definitely be lots of fun to stay in a group cabin or similar in the future. Someone mentioned staying in Fairplay the 12th. I suggest researching a place and put it out there on this post if you find something and see how much interest you can drum up. 2 of us might support your endeavor to get to know some others in the group. Let us know your find...
DATE: August 13, Saturday
MEET: Exxon Station in Fairplay
CB: Start on channel 10 & change if busy.
LUNCH: Somewhere in Leadville-Group decision
Return: Weston Pass - I have seen the aspens change August 1st, I think this trail will be pretty spectacular by August 13th.
Dogs: Ok-but not sure about lunch spot the group decides. Just keep this in mind and owners please pick up waste.
Leash def in town-but consider NOT losing your furry family member if not leashed on the trail. Your choice...but we would rather not lose anyone.
Please respond and let me know if you plan to participant. I don't plan to be ONE Jeep on Mosquito Pass. If there is a big weather disturbance that risks safety, the trip might cancel, but I don't think with a little rain anyone will melt. Just prepare...
Donna Gail & My Side-kick, Clint
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