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 > She wants high & cool in early July -- Colo? NM? Idaho?

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I don't remember bugs being a problem in any of those places. Don't let the bugs dictate where you go, go where you really want.


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Lake City, Colorado
Ouray, Colorado
Buena Vista, Colorado (not as Cool and not as high)

Any of these will work,

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Spent 2wks in early July in Creede, Co. a couple of yrs. ago. My GPS said 9003ft. Temps would be in the high 30s early in the AM till the sun peeked over the mountains then climb to low 80s maybe. Very dry. Did have a heat wave while there, got up to 92 a couple of days and had power failures. Overnite temps would stay the same though.
I've lived on the Louisiana Gulf Coast all my life so am sort of immune to mosquitos but we had out mosquito magnet with us. Our good friend from Clovis, Nm was with us and if there's one within 50mi. it'll make a bee-line to him. Don't remember him complaining at all. We've spent time in N. New Mexico, Santa Fe, Taos, Red River several
times and also Ruidoso and can't remember ever being bothered by the critters.
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Who told you mosquitoes are a big problem in Yellowstone? I've been up there in early July before and don't remember that many. Nothing a little repellant won't take care of.

Most of Yellowstone is a high dry plateau. Unless your hanging around some low-lying standing water, I don't think it's going to be a big problem.


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You know, from SoCal, you might be better served by going over to northern Arizona to the region around Flagstaff. While lower in elevation than many places in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, it'd be a whole lot closer for you, and there is lots to see and do around there.
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Wow, lots of good ideas --thanks!! Still pondering . . . .


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AS Lynn was saying but also down toward Show Low are some nice campgounds and areas, as you get closer to NM it can get pretty high. We spend some time at Big Lake very cool tempts. Apache / Sitgreaves
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We liked Big Lake because we were canoeing back then. We did some nice bike rides on a long trail in back county as well.

We had to leave for the 4th of July, booked up. We found a spot up by Show Low by a small lake as well. Not as high elevation there. Fool Hollow

Between Springerville and Big Lake, John Wayne had a large ranch at one time.

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Come to Sequim Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. An average summer day temp is in the low 70's, very few bugs, if you want high it is just a short trip up into the Olympic Mts, and you get the ocean (Strait of Juan de Fuca) as an added benefit.


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Looking for rustic, high elevation camping?

I'd highly recommend Wheeler Peak Campground (at 9,886') in Great Basin National Park, in northeast Nevada. There's a length restriction, but your rig would do fine.

Enjoyed our stay so much in July 2006, that we're heading back up there this coming Sunday. It's a refreshing oasis oasis in the heat of Nevada.

There's even a small glacier on Wheeler peak (only one in Nevada), and it's one of the best stargazing locations in the lower 48.


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Nice one, katleman, I just put that on my to-do list! How's the summer heat there?

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