Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:50:55 -0700
Reply-To: Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
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From: Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
Subject: Re: [NVC] Do you like camping in the rain?
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Depends on the amount of rain.
the type of rain-camping you mention, with the mud, mud , mud......
that's in heavy persistent rain.
Over where you are ...........it's far more likely to be some showers,
which can be refreshing.
It can be so dry over there ...........rain can fall and evoporate before it
hits the ground ( impress people by asking them what 'virga' is. )
and the ground matters too.
Dryish high desert soil and sandy soil can soak up light rain nicely, no
mud., or not much.
Nice light misty rain .........very peaceful actually. Comforting in a way.
It's the endless wet wet wet that gets to ya, and equipment.
a good sprinkle, then stopping ............now we're talking ! All the
smells of the plants are activated then.
One and off light rain, perahps with a rainbow to two .....yes !
it's the endless wet that's challegning.
I'd go on this trip if I were you.
It's possible, but quite unlikely that there will be much downpour , or mud
really. At least not all over the place.
If you havn't been on Cascade Lakes Hwy on the other side of Mt. Bachelor, I
strongly suggest you get over there before it's closed for the winter.
You can camp right next a natrual ( not resevoir ) alpine lake in several
places on that hwy. Gorgious views of South Sister, etc.
And it's about an hour from Bend, like 'real close' actually.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocket J Squirrel" <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 3:23 PM
Subject: [NVC] Do you like camping in the rain?
> Begging forbearance from the Moderators and members o' the list, this
> appears to be a quiet Sunday afternoon so I'd like to ask a camping
> question, with no specific Vanagon content.
> For a few weeks my son and I have had plans to go camping next weekend.
> The extended weather forecast for that weekend has shifted from cool but
> sunny to kinda rainy. "Showers" is the word they are currently using. 60%
> chance of precipitation, mid 60s (F) in the day, 40s at night.
> The temps are fine with us, but we are a desert people, having come from
> SoCal, and in my experience camping in the rain is messy. Mud all over the
> darn place, a simple trek to the privy involves specialized foot gear,
> rainproof clothing, funny rubber hats and bumbershoots if feeling
> particularly British or silly. Stuff dripping all over the place. And mud
> . . . did I mention mud?
> How do you folks feel about camping in the rain? Any tips for keeping the
> inside of the van dry and clean?
> Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
> 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
> 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
> Bend, OR