We (family--wife kids 8, 10, 13 all climbers of one level or
another)are taking a two month trip this summer to climb, peak bag,
bike, backpack, kayak, flyfish, etc. I would like to find 3 or 4
location to "park" the popup camper for a couple of weeks while we
explore the nearby (100 mile radius)areas. essentially establish a
"basecamp" where we can see as much and have as many outdoor
activities as possible.
Any ideas? Mom and Dad climb moderately (5.8-5.9 or so). Kids climb
5.5 on single pitch and little easier on multipitch. We are moderate
mtn bikers, moderate kayak/canoe, very sturdy hikers for kids. O yes,
we also need to be able to take have dogs where we park the camper,
although we are quite willing to kennel them for short trips into
national parks etc that have restrictions.
If you had two weeks in one place and wanted to cram as many outdoor
activities in beautiful mountains, where would you go? some that seem
likely are near the weminuche wilderness in sw colorado, Sierra
National forest in Cal. which would put us close to several nice
places (yosemite, etc), near the wind river range in wyoming so that
we can see yellowstone and the tetons, somewhere near white mountains
in NH to be near gunk, dacks, acadia, baxter state park, and white
I ask here in this group because climbing is the number one activity.
Also so many of you have very broad outdoor interests. suggestions?
details? Right now the choices seem endless and this kind of trip
comes only very rarely and I don't want to waste it.
Thanks a bunch