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Left town on Friday around midday. After a couple hour ride into the mountains near Buena Vista we found this nice dispersed camp spot. I was a bit anxious about how crowded it might be, but as it turned out we did not have to use any of our back up plans as there was plenty of room. Nearest campers were a couple hundred yards away. For as sloped as the area is, my spot was almost exactly level once we got down there from the road. I followed some previous advice and removed the sway bars up on the road while it was more level before going down to the creekside spot.

Had some delicious grilled shrimp pasta for dinner Friday night. Saturday and Sunday were for hiking and relaxation.

Saturday brunch after hiking was egg scramble and Saturday dinner was chicken fajitas. I love our Camp Chef stove. Makes outdoor cooking a breeze, especially with most of the prep work done at home. As you might have guessed, we love camp meals. We talked to exactly 3 people over the 48 hours we were there. No cell service. Perfect. Great views, cool mountain creek and lots of solitude.

The Powerboost performed admirably again. Kept the Micro Minnie plugged in most of the time even though there was no use for the AC this trip. 45 at night and 65-75 during the day. I did check the usage with the water pump and hot water heater running the readout was 1510 watts. I did not keep track of gas used, but it was negligible. I noticed that even when sitting around the campfire or hanging around camp, you hardly even notice the engine kicking on and off. It is so nice to enjoy camping without the burden of power management decisions or noisy generators. All in all, a wonderful get away. Can’t wait for the next trip.

Happy camping!

Here are some pics.




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That shrimp scampi and chicken fajita ordeal is making my mouth water right about now. The scenes are spectacular. Looks like a very nice spot to spend a weekend at. Glad you enjoyed the time, and no cell phone coverage can be a great asset when trying to get away from everything. :)
 

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Awesome sounding weekend in a great looking location. Cant wait till my powerboost arrives as we have a few camping trips planned. Would have been nice this last weekend at a basic campground in the woods instead of using the Tahoe.
 

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Looks like an awesome time!!
 

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You might have to check out some induction cooking rig. Love that Micro Minnie.
 

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Thanks for the inspo @Shooter56. We're towing our PB to a campground w/o electric for a long Father's Day-Juneteenth weekend, and I'm looking forward to testing the generator for the first time. Unlike you, however, VA will be hot and the AC will be running plenty.
 

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Good looking pup! We were just out west camping with ours last week -
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Hope to have our Powerboost for our July trip up to the UP.
 
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Thanks for the inspo @Shooter56. We're towing our PB to a campground w/o electric for a long Father's Day-Juneteenth weekend, and I'm looking forward to testing the generator for the first time. Unlike you, however, VA will be hot and the AC will be running plenty.
Back in May we spent 9 days in 90-100’ heat. ProPower worked like a champ. Hope your experiences with the Powerboost are as good as ours have been.
 

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That looks like a perfect camping wknd. Exactly the type of thing the PB was intended for. I'm looking forward to getting a camper to do just that! great pics!
 

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Been there - I built my own house on the other side of Chalk Creek from Deer Valley Ranch and used to motorcycle up to the pass. It sounds like you are happy with your truck as am I.
 

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Wow, that's awesome. EXACTLY what I would want to do! My family and I still go to provincial campgrounds - most aren't bad but I do hope for the days we can get away to spots like that! Glad to hear the PB worked like a champ.
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