keep us posted if you find out anything about food. would be a very nice place to camp if we can eat somewhere close and don't have to go into GrantsFor Tuesday night (9jun), folks may want to consider visiting and possibly staying at this place. Pretty unique sounding; an old lava tube, the geology of which creates a cave where the temperature never rises above 31F, rain and snow melt freeze on the floor and icicles hang from the ceiling. You can also hike to the rim of the volcano crater.
I talked with Mary at the Ice Cave today. I gave her our group name (Two Wheeled Texans) and told her folks might be calling to make reservations.
Tent sites are $15. There are 2 cabins. One has a queen size bed, $40. The other has a queen and a futon and rents for $50. Neither has indoor plumbing. There is a "wash house" with one toilet, a sink and a shower. Be aware; the hot water heater is "not hooked up" but she said the tap water is "warmish".
There is a museum and gift shop but no restaurant. Ancient Way Cafe is nearby, but is currently closed. I called, but just got a recording. I'm hoping they might be willing to open up to feed a group. I'll try contacting them again. Ancient Way also rents a couple of cabins. They also have tent sites, but no tent camping during the Rona.
JUST 18 DAYS TO DEPARTURE, FOLKS!
I'll be watching this for possible closures.
No, one of the last lines on the page under exemptions reads:Am I reading this right, that there can be no fire even on a stove. so if we are camping we will eat at a restaurant or cold.
they are gonna have to fine us! just amazing to me that you can parade all day through Walmart or Home Depot with all the kids in tow but you can't practice social distancing by camping alone in the FREAKING FOREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!So I was adding camping options to the tracks. Every forest service campsite and state park website says the campgrounds are closed. Some have reference to a legal decree that is somewhat vague including listing of potential fines. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd728296.pdf It seems to be in effect till June 30. It is a little discouraging to me. Because of this I am still dragging my feet on a firm commitment to go. I know, just don't camp. Just sharing so we are informed and possibly have alternate plans.
All I got to say is the panic is fake, wake up everyone.they are gonna have to fine us! just amazing to me that you can parade all day through Walmart or Home Depot with all the kids in tow but you can't practice social distancing by camping alone in the FREAKING FOREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i wish the loop we are doing was more north and less south. more challenging the closer you get to Colorado!Two questions:
1) Is anybody planning to continue north on the NMBDR into Colorado?
2) Does anybody know of a route (off highway) that would connect the end of the NMBDR (Antonito, CO) on to the TAT headed north?
I agree I always use travel insurance. I use AIG Travel guard for me and my father it is about $78 for a 1&1/2 week trip for the 2 of us. You have to call to get it set up correctly. If you do it online you end up paying for a lot you don’t need in a travel policy. I do have a inReach and should look at that.