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Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2023 9:00 am
by czechphotoguy
I am interested in finding out if there are any Colorado meet-ups or if those of you in Colorado would like to organize one?

Thanks,
Ross

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2023 3:03 pm
by 1hpycmpr
Hey Ross, I’m up here in Evans along with several other members in northern Colorado. Can’t speak for some of the others up here but I would be interested in some kind of meetup/gathering. Stovie-Steve in the Springs has brought this up before so he would be interested for sure. I wonder how many others would be interested?

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 6:02 am
by Coldwaterpaddler
Seems like we could use one, but are you thinking a campout or at someone's house?

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 1:55 pm
by hikerduane
Would be nice to coordinate a camping/backpacking trip to CO. I have family in Junction, Loveland, Coors Country. Just dreaming.
Duane

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 6:43 pm
by 1hpycmpr
I personally have always wanted to attend a gathering where camping was involved. From the pictures I've seen shared by folks here, it looks like a good time to meet other people and light up stuff! My vote is for a rendezvous somewhere in the Colorado mountains! Any other nearby members care to weigh in with input/suggestions?

Hey Duane, if you are ever in the area, please make a point to stop by and shoot the bull for a bit.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:40 pm
by hikerduane
I've come down to Loveland from a Minnesota trip and been to Maroon Bells on a BP trip, the Mesa briefly and visited my S-I-L and brother in Jct. Denver for my nephews wedding quite awhile back.
Don't know where to move to or spend a summer or winter.
Fished with my uncle by my cousin's big place by Loveland.
Duane

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:40 pm
by Coldwaterpaddler
Unless we choose a winter camping trip, a meet-up would need to wait until next summer. I guess we could meet while ice fishing since you could light up lanterns, stoves and heaters out on the ice. :-)

Or, we could meet at someone's house, but that constrains the meeting to one day and that's a bit limiting for a group where people are pretty spread out. For those on the Front Range, that wouldn't be too bad, but members on the western slope wouldn't want to do that.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:54 pm
by 1hpycmpr
I imagine that not all would be up for winter camping, Steve. 🥶
I think setting up something for next summer makes the most sense at this point. Hopefully folks that are interested in attending a Colorado gathering will check in here with their thoughts and suggestions.

Depending on input, some place central to all might work. I personally would be willing to travel a ways to attend.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:05 am
by Coldwaterpaddler
1hpycmpr wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:54 pm I imagine that not all would be up for winter camping, Steve. 🥶
I think setting up something for next summer makes the most sense at this point. Hopefully folks that are interested in attending a Colorado gathering will check in here with their thoughts and suggestions.

Depending on input, some place central to all might work. I personally would be willing to travel a ways to attend.
Let's invite others to comment on this thread to toss around the idea.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:27 am
by 1hpycmpr
Coldwaterpaddler wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:05 am
1hpycmpr wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:54 pm I imagine that not all would be up for winter camping, Steve. 🥶
I think setting up something for next summer makes the most sense at this point. Hopefully folks that are interested in attending a Colorado gathering will check in here with their thoughts and suggestions.

Depending on input, some place central to all might work. I personally would be willing to travel a ways to attend.
Let's invite others to comment on this thread to toss around the idea.
👍

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:53 am
by czechphotoguy
Well then. I was quite happy that we are getting interest on this because I would gander that if we found a place we would just need to figure out a date to do it. It’s late in the evening for me at the moment so I will re-visit this tomorrow.

I’m leaning towards a camp-out.

Ross

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:09 pm
by BRIANnCOLO
I’m in Fort Collins & getting together at a camp site sounds like it would work best. I’m always up for a breakfast & have another group of guys that I meet with at Johnson’s Corner to catch up on what’s going on with the old gang.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:50 pm
by hikerduane
I think the east coast guys and PNW guys have their act together, they have good turnouts or just so many more of them that camp or collect. Many guys just don't camp, but still collect, judging by members here in California.
Duane

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:13 pm
by 1hpycmpr
hikerduane wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:50 pm I think the east coast guys and PNW guys have their act together, they have good turnouts or just so many more of them that camp or collect. Many guys just don't camp, but still collect, judging by members here in California.
Duane
I agree with the fact that they have their act together, Duane. Another thing they have going for them is the population of members located nearby. Sure, I imagine that some folks drive a long way to those gatherings but as you well know, populated areas in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, etc. are a little more spread out. I usually measure distance in how long it takes to get from point A to point B. Back in the day, we used road sodas as an indication of how long the trip was going to be. :lol: Rock Springs to Pinedale was approximately 3 road sodas!
Hopefully interested folks will chime in, so we have an idea of how many might attend a Colorado gathering.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2023 8:23 pm
by Coldwaterpaddler
Just for the record, I'd be okay with a winter 'lightup' meetup sometime over the next 4 months while we wait for less frigid camping weather. I could probably host on a Saturday afternoon, into evening, and we could be in the heated garage and outdoors on the patio.

I've done an evening lightup with some local Coleman users and I showed off some old stoves and lanterns and even fettled a couple on the work bench.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:41 pm
by MotorcycleDan
I would be interested in coming to a get together from UT. It would just depend on where it would be.

Re: Any Colorado meetups?

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:03 pm
by czechphotoguy
OK well considering it sounds like it would be something we could do how many of you like KOA campgrounds? The other thing is I would like to not only have a meetup where it might not be a camp out and very likely also do a camp out too. There are plenty of places we could find or whatever. So as the weeks go on we can work on things.

Sound good?

Ross