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Willing to share your camping spots?
« on: January 18, 2013, 09:32:38 pm »
I actually can't believe I never added this forum before, especially because I love to camp. Would any of you be willing to share some of the best, most remote camping spots you know of within, say, about an 8 hour max drive from Amarillo? I'd like to plan a trip for this spring or summer but I'd like to go somewhere I've never been before.
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 10:47:00 pm »
You could camp in my front yard or in the neighbor's yard up the hill.

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 11:23:22 pm »
How about an isolated mesa, that has the potential for all manners of adventure?
Couldn't ask for a more fun filled hiking experience.

Got Google Earth?
Take a look:

35 30' 43.24 N   104 34' 50.40 W

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 07:46:16 am »
I actually can't believe I never added this forum before, especially because I love to camp. Would any of you be willing to share some of the best, most remote camping spots you know of within, say, about an 8 hour max drive from Amarillo? I'd like to plan a trip for this spring or summer but I'd like to go somewhere I've never been before.

For starters, where have you been ? 8 hours will get you into some mountains and some fine camping
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 08:33:08 am »
Anywhere on the outskirts of Red River NM. Great scenary and loads of hiking.
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 08:51:09 am »
You could camp in my front yard or in the neighbor's yard up the hill.


Be careful Forrest.  You could wake up one morning and say "who the heck is that"?  In all seriousness, I do believe you are more than an 8 hour drive away. 

Robbie, this is an excellent idea.  Recently a new member posted pictures of Shuree Lakes.  I had not heard of them. 
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 09:02:18 am »
How about an isolated mesa, that has the potential for all manners of adventure?
Couldn't ask for a more fun filled hiking experience.

Got Google Earth?
Take a look:

35 30' 43.24 N   104 34' 50.40 W


Do you have any proble with Scientologist there?...

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 10:32:12 am »
How about an isolated mesa, that has the potential for all manners of adventure?
Couldn't ask for a more fun filled hiking experience.

Got Google Earth?
Take a look:

35 30' 43.24 N   104 34' 50.40 W


Do you have any proble with Scientologist there?...

You haff to be vewwy vewwy quiet.

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 10:47:01 am »
Where's a picture of Elmer Fudd tiptoeing when you want one?
:lol:
Some folks never knew this bunker was so close. You'ld have to stay in the trees and avoid the motion detectors, and stay off the road due to occaisional ground sensors too, and avoid the artificial trees.
If you look to the west, to the left of the highway there's a large cave that hasn't been made into a bunker, back inside the larger mesa about half way up, and 3/4 ways up the canyon. This whole area has natural beauty that's hard to find in a manicured park, and how much adventure you gonna find in a park that a few million people have already picked over? I know tons of places, that would blow you away with their scenery and history. Finding indian campsites and arrowheads, pre-statehood spanish sheepherder's camps, and old military roads and fortifications.
Just wear good camo, stay off the roads....and be vewwy vewwy quiet.

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 11:29:33 am »
That appears to be one big house to the east down the road from the markings....couldn't find the cave you were talking about.


WOW! just noticed the large House/Building right by the symbols just to the east of the most southern ring.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 11:58:38 am by ShootinFun »

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 01:31:42 pm »
How about an isolated mesa, that has the potential for all manners of adventure?
Couldn't ask for a more fun filled hiking experience.

Got Google Earth?
Take a look:

35 30' 43.24 N   104 34' 50.40 W
That's not a bad looking spot. What's with the runway? Is it legal to be up there?
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 01:33:35 pm »
You could camp in my front yard or in the neighbor's yard up the hill.


Be careful Forrest.  You could wake up one morning and say "who the heck is that"?  In all seriousness, I do believe you are more than an 8 hour drive away. 

Robbie, this is an excellent idea.  Recently a new member posted pictures of Shuree Lakes.  I had not heard of them. 
Those were the pictures that got me thinking about going camping again. I'd love to camp right where he took those pictures. I'd never heard of the place either, but now that I know about it, I'll be going :)
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 02:27:33 pm »
How about an isolated mesa, that has the potential for all manners of adventure?
Couldn't ask for a more fun filled hiking experience.

Got Google Earth?
Take a look:

35 30' 43.24 N   104 34' 50.40 W
That's not a bad looking spot. What's with the runway? Is it legal to be up there?

 That is the location of the Scientologists secret underground bunker.
From the runway, go NNE, the zigzag road is going down the steep mesa. At the bottom of the zigzag, you'll see a short drive that goes off to the side to a building right next to the mesa wall. That is where they dug in to make their ultra high security bunker. It is supposed to be the location that they have stored Ron Hubbards sacred books inscribed on copper, or gold plates. The highest security is around the building guarding the underground vault. There is hardly ever anyone there. Locals say a "couple of guys" go in a stay a couple of days at a time.

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 02:59:14 pm »
That appears to be one big house to the east down the road from the markings....couldn't find the cave you were talking about.


WOW! just noticed the large House/Building right by the symbols just to the east of the most southern ring.
Here the exacts, for the other cave:  35 31' 19.72 N  104 41' 58.66" W

Zoom out just a bit from the runway, and you'll see a smaller, triangle shaped mesa named Cerro de Corazon.
Long rumor of a guy that buried his gold and silver there before he was murdered by cattle barons.
Then, there's always an old army fort no one could find, (I can show where that is too)
The lost gold of Mesa Rica, taken in an Indian ambush from a Spanish family (massacre) of miners in the early 1850's (the massacre sight still contains the remnants of their two wagons).
Thousands of undocumented petroglyph sites.
There's the Ft. Sumner stolen payroll that was never found, near Luciano Mesa, but known that the Indians that lived around Bull canyon killed the men that did the robbing. The payroll wasn't on them. (so they hid it for later).
The Canadian river here that runs from the mountains, all the way across the Texas panhandle was used as a travel-way, for hundreds of years. It is also home to old Ft. Bascom.
On the Chapple Spade ranch, not far from the river, there is a huge block of broken away rock, that has a 6ft long dinosaur bone exposed in the top of it.
Indian camps, and old prospecting digs all along the river, from Lake Conchas, south and east.
Of course the climate protects thing very well. I have found indian camps that looked as if they might have been occupied only weeks before.
There are many areas where one can find the old rock houses, that the cattlemen had their cowboys rampage to drive folks off the land. Many with graves nearby.
Old stage-coach stops...etc. Like I said.....lots of history in the area.

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2013, 03:11:52 pm »
That's interesting. I don't know about camping up there, but I might take a trip there to look around sometime.
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2013, 03:36:20 pm »
I like to refer to it as survivalist camping. Damn good practice. Lots of fun.
I know where so much stuff is, I should write a book, before it gets lost...lol

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2013, 05:22:38 pm »
For camping and riding dirt bikes and ATVs I like Rampart Range S.W of Sedalia Colorado (west of Castle Rock) or Tres Ritas, by Las Vegas N.M.
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 09:46:52 pm »
Palo Duro canyon!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYY! Not. Pretty boring camping. Most Amarilloans have been there on average dozens of times. It's sad I can't seem to make it any further than that to "get away"
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2013, 07:58:17 pm »
For something real close... and not Palo Duro- there's always McBride Canyon and Caprock Canyon (which is all the way south of Claude and to the left after you run out of Hwy 207).  For another camping area with all the ammenities- there's http://cuttysresort.net/
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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 07:09:12 pm »
I like lake maloya, lake fryer, plum creek at lake meredith

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2013, 08:48:17 am »
Where's a picture of Elmer Fudd tiptoeing when you want one?
:lol:
Some folks never knew this bunker was so close. You'ld have to stay in the trees and avoid the motion detectors, and stay off the road due to occaisional ground sensors too, and avoid the artificial trees.
If you look to the west, to the left of the highway there's a large cave that hasn't been made into a bunker, back inside the larger mesa about half way up, and 3/4 ways up the canyon. This whole area has natural beauty that's hard to find in a manicured park, and how much adventure you gonna find in a park that a few million people have already picked over? I know tons of places, that would blow you away with their scenery and history. Finding indian campsites and arrowheads, pre-statehood spanish sheepherder's camps, and old military roads and fortifications.
Just wear good camo, stay off the roads....and be vewwy vewwy quiet.


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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2013, 10:31:05 pm »
I'm glad you started this thread. I was raised in New Miexico. For 23 years every year we were camping in northern New Mexico. 8 hours from Amarillo will get you a lot of places for rugged camping. I was planning Valle Vidal North of Cimarron myself for this year. 8 hours will get you to  Cloudcroft or North of Pecos. Get a good map for Carson National Forrest or Lincoln National Forrest. A good one from a ranger station. Plan well with proper supplies. Good Luck

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Re: Willing to share your camping spots?
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2015, 04:20:23 pm »
I like Bear lake in colorado west of Trinidad near Cuchara.