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Alvord 7/8-7/13

Blitzhound - 6-30-2018 at 09:00 AM

I will be camping and buggyin on Alvord dry lake bed. July 8th thru the 13th. Anyone willing to make the trip is welcome to share the wind and beer with me and my family!

Windstruck - 6-30-2018 at 03:55 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Blitzhound  
I will be camping and buggyin on Alvord dry lake bed. July 8th thru the 13th. Anyone willing to make the trip is welcome to share the wind and beer with me and my family!


Should be a great trip! I can't join but hope to some day. I'm heading to OR as you know in SEPT so I'm starting to spread northward!

Have a wonderful time and kindly share some photos so we can feel the stoke. :thumbup::thumbup:

utahtami - 7-2-2018 at 09:13 AM

Now that I'm assured that Steve won't crash the party, I'd love to join you. What site do you use for a wind forecast for Alvord? Camping SW end?

Sorry, Steve! Just jokin'.

Windstruck - 7-2-2018 at 10:47 AM

Quote: Originally posted by utahtami  
Now that I'm assured that Steve won't crash the party, I'd love to join you. What site do you use for a wind forecast for Alvord? Camping SW end?

Sorry, Steve! Just jokin'.


With friends like you, who needs..... :lol:

Wind_dog - 7-2-2018 at 09:10 PM

We'll be there for the fun!
Plan to get onto the playa at Frog Spring, 8 miles from end of paved road if you come in from the SW.
On the playa, head SW to a good camp spot.

Wind_dog - 7-2-2018 at 09:27 PM

I use windy.com for forecasts but always looking for other options.

utahtami - 7-3-2018 at 07:21 AM

Any opinions on how safe it is to drink from Frog Spring?

Blitzhound - 7-3-2018 at 08:14 AM

This will be my first visit to Alvord. I can't say. I will be bringing my RV with 80 gallons of fresh drinking water I'm happy to share. Wind-dog might know more that I.

Wind_dog - 7-3-2018 at 08:20 AM

I'm bringing 40 gallons of water and 40 gallons of beer.
Wouldn't try to drink from the springs.

Blitzhound - 7-3-2018 at 03:05 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Wind_dog  
I'm bringing 40 gallons of water and 40 gallons of beer.
Wouldn't try to drink from the springs.


We're gonna need more Beer!!

ColinW - 7-3-2018 at 04:55 PM

ok...now you guys are just rubbing it in.
Have a Fantastic time!
Don't give a thought to us poor saps who can't be there.
I'm working on a camping rig so I can come in the fall.
colin

Blitzhound - 7-4-2018 at 08:07 AM

Colin: You need to come Join us brother. :wee:

MadHungarian - 7-13-2018 at 09:16 PM

Many thanks to John and Sarah for their hospitality. Thanks to John and Rick for rescuing me from the wicked Alvord mud.

Thanks especially to Tami and Cyd for tolerating this relative neophyte and allowing me to play with their wind toys.

A totally awesome experience (even with the near disaster with my car). Can't wait to go back someday.

Hopefully we'll all meet again down the road.

Blitzhound - 7-13-2018 at 11:32 PM

Absolutely brother. Was a pleasure to share the playa with you! Rescues are all part of the Adventure! Thank you Dick, CID, and Tami, wouldn't have been the same without you! Can't wait to see you all at SOBB someday.

utahtami - 7-14-2018 at 07:38 AM

Thanks again to Lady Blitz and Mr. Hound for a fine dinner.

Rick, I thought you made up the legend of the smooth north wind, but it came up long enough for all 3 of us to make it to the east shore and back.