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If you prefer to first introduce your wife to vehicle camping at a primitive campsite (ie- bring all your own camping stuff with no H2O, no toilets, no showers), then this Camp GH Mazatzal Campsite might be a better choice. There could be hunters camping in this area during the Sept-Nov week/weekend periods. Not really an issue of concern other than possibly not having the total privacy you would like with more limited camp spot locations on this FR3348.jacobemerick wrote:Obligated to show off this awesome spot in the Mazzie Mountains: [ Camp Grasshopper - Mazatzal Main C/Site ]
Open question also but I'm thinking October-November. I still need time to accumulate equipment. All I've owned has been for solo backpacking trips I used to take in my 20s.chumley wrote:@neilends
What timeframe are you looking at going?
This presents another thing to make sure you have covered ... temperature!neilends wrote:October-November
That's what I did--best decision I ever made. Six months after we got married, the first wife told me she never wanted to camp again. That was the beginning of the end. My fourth date with the second wife was an overnight backpacking trip. Sixth or seventh date was a 40 miler. Next year we did a 200 mile trip, and two years later the CDT.azbackpackr wrote:You could always trade in the wife.
First wife actually was a backpacker. Current wife is definitely a keeper and clearly a tremendous upgrade. I'll take my sweetheart city slicker over the evil backpacker any day!azbackpackr wrote:You could always trade in the wife.
Shut up Elizabeth! Who asked you?
The toilets are my biggest worry. As anyone with friends or loved ones who never camp might know, wifey's anxiety level is probably the highest about the bathroom situation. I don't think she could stomach a pit toilet.nonot wrote:For some first time campers, they do not seem comfortable making like a bear in the woods on their first overnight trip. In these cases it is advantageous to drive to various trailheads in the area and locate one with a pit toilet maintained by the forest service (or in some cases by the state highway department) that is in good condition. Then find a dispersed site within a few miles.