24: White Ranch
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Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
24: White Ranch on 03/04/2010 21:27:56 MST Print View

New trip report at Dondo Outdoors

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
24: White Ranch on 03/04/2010 21:35:12 MST Print View

Wow. As soon as I saw your subject heading, the memories flooded back in. I never camped overnight as White Ranch, but rode there frequently when I lived in Boulder. Mustang, Belcher Hill, Rawhide trails, etc.

I always thought that the Jeffco open spaces were one of the best parts of living on the Front Range.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
More 24s!! on 03/04/2010 21:38:56 MST Print View

We need more 24 hour trips around here. I'll try to pull one over the weekend.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Dondo 24 hour on 03/05/2010 06:01:49 MST Print View

Is it just me or do the rest of you really like Dondo's reports too.

Joe Newton
(grayjoe)
Great report - Question about pitch of Shangri-la on 03/05/2010 14:43:12 MST Print View

Great report and pictures are great as well. I noticed your Shangri-la 2 and your comment about ease of pitch. I have the Shangri-la 1 and it takes a bit of fiddling with it to get up and tight. Any pointers on what you have found that works with this tent. Thanks.

Ryan Tucker
(BeartoothTucker) - M
great on 03/05/2010 15:28:26 MST Print View

great report, love the mix of story and gear info.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: 24: White Ranch on 03/05/2010 18:44:11 MST Print View

Thanks for the comments, guys. I'm glad that you all enjoyed the trip report.

@Steven,

Totally agree. The folks at Jeffco open space really seem to have it together as far as acquiring land and managing the different recreational uses.

@David,

I'd definitely like to see more, also. It would fun to to see how hikers around the country and around the world handle the challenges of doing a 24 hour trip.

@Joe,

Here's what I do with the Shangri-La 2: Stake out the four corners in as perfect a rectangle as you can get. Pull out the loops on either side and stake them down. Get inside the tent and expand and lock each pole into the peaks. If your ridgeline is not as tight as you would like it, you can angle the poles outward. I haven't tried this yet, but I think you can get the same effect by tying guys to each of the top loops and staking them straight out.

Edited by Dondo on 03/06/2010 19:51:19 MST.