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Old 09-11-2009   #11
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Originally Posted by Ture View Post
Can't wait until they permit that section.
the ranger told me the other day that next season there will be a permit system.

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Old 09-11-2009   #12
Oak Creek, CO (noon bell, bitches), Colorado
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Also heard there would be a permit system next year. can't wait. SHIT SHOW! There will also be mandatory groovers and firepans for Upper Colorado Pumphouse!

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Old 09-11-2009   #13
Golden, Colorado
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Originally Posted by jbminn View Post
The river itself was surprisingly empty, though not completely so. I didn't see any significant trash on the river or in the two sites at which we camped.

I guess I noticed all the crap and tampon applicators because I had my little Chihuahua with me. He likes human feces and he has a good nose. When I saw him sniffing and licking a flat rock on the edge of camp I knocked it over to find a huge fresh pile of diarrhea and toilet paper. My dog was psyched because he got a few mouthfuls before I could stop him.

There were plenty of rocks covering piles at the place we camped. Once I knew about it I noticed tiny corners of toilet paper peeking out from under the rocks all over the place. In one particular location that was a bit secluded from camp it was literally a fly infested stinking shit-fest. It was disgusting. I saw 3 or 4 tampon applicators on my short hikes around camp too. Just take a walk a few hundred feet from camp, to where it feels like you are just outside of camp, and start picking up rocks the size of dinner plates. Guaranteed you will find suprises under a large number of them.
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Old 09-11-2009   #14
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Originally Posted by Ture View Post
I guess I noticed all the...
Well, I guess I'm glad I didn't see any of that.

Seriously, BR #6 seemed pretty clean. We were a large group & pretty spread out, with half of us in BR #5, and no one complained of anything like what you're describing.

I personally camped up away from the sandy beach on the flat 'ledge' that is approximately level with the cliff from which folks jump into the river (just on the other side of BR #5 but after the short rapids) and saw neither garbage nor any evidence of toilet paper, etc.

I have no experience w/ any of the other campsites, but BR #6 (and to the extent that I was personally briefly in BR #5) was pretty clean.
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Old 09-11-2009   #15
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News story from a month ago:
Tension rises on Colorado River over campsites
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Old 09-11-2009   #16
boulder, Colorado
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last weekend at mee corner camp i picked up at least 20 cig butts. all in the main area...but not in any one particular spot. so some d-bag was just strolling around in the shade flicking butts on the ground. it's so wrong!!

does anyone know if theres any rock art up on the upper level, above all the lower mee sites? i heard there was...but couldn't find any.
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Old 09-13-2009   #17
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We camped at 9A & B about a month ago and that area worked great for a group of about 20. Thanks to the floks who nicely traded site 8 with us so we could be in one area. 9 has plenty of room, shade, a beach and a good eddy for the kids to swim in.

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