[b]Howdy Big Sky A Great Big FestaHowwwww-Deeee!
I’ll give it a shot :whip … [/b]
Here are a few things I’m curious about…-
What are the spots like?
[b]The Truth? The City of Telluride Utility Vehicle Parking Lot and impound lot (fenced).
Downside: limited in scope, size and amenities, a bike ride, long walk or free shuttle service to/from the venue. You’ll be making your own fun here, sorry! Upside Gorgeous Scenery and near the Coonskin Chairlift (sorry but that doesn’t really matter, just a geographical point), but a short hike (10 Min) to the Gondola.
The Astropad Coonskin Landing Asphalt Camperland and Heliport (Defunct) is near a road (thank goodness) with good access and very near the grocery and not too far from the fillin station, Barney. And the high school showers.
The field next door is a welcome sight as there is nothing built on the land (save the valley floor!) for you to use as your window to the west! Across the street are condos. (Electrical Power from Extension Cords? You didn’t hear it from me! :evil) You are also near the T-Ride Township (those who live there) Parking Lot.
Oh yes, almost forgot! :hop You are really close to the river and you can axually walk the river all the way to the venue (25-30 mins)! River with benefits I suppose! Lovely for romantic walks and morning hikes (no vehicle trail). You are close but no cigar to the center of town and the outdoor free entertainment arena in the center of town. (10 min walk)[/b]
I’m gathering that they’re pretty flat, open spots without trees or windbreak?
You gather right! Flat as a Flapjack! You may not need your levelers, but bikes would be brilliant for your set-up. Y’all be lining up rigs without backyards and just enough room for popouts … maybe. There are trees, trouble is they are on the mountain! Windbreak only from the Telluride Physical Plant and Impound yard. Truth is, you will enjoy your mornings there, but you will be in town for the rest of it. Trust me! You will want to!
-Do folks get together and hang out (party?) in the Coonskin lot, or does everyone pretty much just sleep there when they’re not at Town Park?
The 'Skinners have no choice but to stick together. :talk :dancing :drunk :pipe2 You are a unique group and you have your own wristband color (but do not quote me on that! haha!) Carpeting would be a nice amenity and tarps to cover your ground space. If you have space for a outdoor table or 4 poster sunshade, anchor it well as one good gust could send it into the next county or completely destroy it! Chairs a must (the kind you CAN roll a basketball under (Barca Lounger) and other various sundry items! Sadly, Bouncy tents are not allowed…
Are there going to be any other families camping at Coonskin?
I did hear the Muleskinners will be there. :horsey Watch out for their hooch, its a doozy! There may be other 'Skinners as well. BF Skinner called in and will not attend. LandCraft of all shapes and sizes will be there too. Also, git the recipe for rumballs off this site and you’ll the most popular family at the site!
Y’all be fine! Kick up your heals and praise heen that you don’t haveta sleep in a tent! Especially if it downpours er rains or snows or hails for that matter!
You’ll have few regrets. You’ll be right where you belong! But you pretty much already knew that!
Va Bene a Tutti! Hope that helps! (By the way, I never stayed there, but have seen it numerous times)