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Offline mcloud10

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Backpacking with the Rover
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:56:49 PM »
I've been back for a few weeks, but wanted to post a pic or two of my pack at Rocky Mountain National Park.  We backpacked up to about 10,300 ft. and made it with the guitar no problem.  Played it and sang a bit before crashing (pretty tired after the 7 mile hike). 

Here I am on the trail...



And, here's our base camp, at Estes Park Campground.  My son Matt and I goofing around on the guitars. :)

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Re: Backpacking with the Rover
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 05:58:05 AM »
Very nice.  Beautiful scenery, family, guitars around a campfire.  Can't imagine things could be much better!! :) :) :)
 

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Re: Backpacking with the Rover
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 09:47:14 AM »
That's great stuff! Good to see it in service! Looks like you had a great time with the family!
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Re: Backpacking with the Rover
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 12:07:14 PM »
Good on ya, Mark!

I take a guit to every campsite I visit...haven't done the hiking in thing yet, but did do some camping on the eastern slopes of the Rockies a couple of years ago near Deckers....in the Pike National Forest, right on the South Platte River, hoping to catch some trout...made a huge mistake and went over Labor Day weekend, kids were playing in a raft right where the trout should have been.

One of my favorite campground songs, particularly this verse:

"Well, the black racoon, by the light of the moon
heard the music playing soft and low,
and the songs we sang made the night time ring
and the racoon loved the show!
He went back and told his friends
You know those humans that live on the edge of the forest?
They all had a party,
and man, they really played my kind of music!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oE38M07xIc

Music really is best played around a campfire!!!

Remember "Control", the classical guitarist who posted on our forum for a while?  He hung out with Hoyt Axton on a regular basis, had a bunch of wonderful stories to tell about the man!

Cheers!

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Re: Backpacking with the Rover
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 07:54:26 PM »
Looks like fun.  Glad y'all had a great time!
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Re: Backpacking with the Rover
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 12:09:11 AM »
Right on Mark! Awesome up there...
 

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Re: Backpacking with the Rover
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 12:43:24 PM »
It was awesome up there and we had a great time!  My only regret was that it didn't last longer.  I'm already thinking of where I want to hike next...:)
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Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
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