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    Camping Durango, Crested Butte early July

    Hi All

    Am going to be riding and camping in the above areas...

    Am very excited to say the least....

    Can anyone let me know what the average night temperatures are more than likely to be? For sure I understand you can never get it perfect....

    Am coming from New Zealand, need to know what type of sleeping bag I should brig with me...

    Appreciate your help on this little ditti.....
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    20-50˚ f just to be safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Hi All

    Am going to be riding and camping in the above areas...

    Am very excited to say the least....

    Can anyone let me know what the average night temperatures are more than likely to be? For sure I understand you can never get it perfect....

    Am coming from New Zealand, need to know what type of sleeping bag I should brig with me...

    Appreciate your help on this little ditti.....
    Depends on how "warm" you sleep. I'd recommend bringing a 30 degree bag. If it's REALLY cold wear some clothes. If it's REALLY warm, sleep with the bag unzipped. And the nighttime temps will be quite dependent on the altitude at which you sleep, along with how close to a "low spot" you sleep (like a creek bed, ravine, etc.). Those low spots can get SIGNIFICANTLY colder than higher campsites.

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    A 20 degree bag should be sufficient unless you sleep really cold. There's a 3000' altitude difference between Durango and CB so unless you camp high in the mountians, Durango will be significantly warmer than CB. That said, typically, it won't get below freezing at night that time of year unless you are camping above 12,000', although the way this year is going so far, that might change.

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    Thanks a bunch, helps me big time.... Will bring a warmer bag and has you say, can have it unzipped etc..... Or go starkers on top of the bag..... LOL.... Well will not be doing that...
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    We had a heavy snow season in the San Juan and Central Rockies last winter. Some of the high alpine rides in CB and San Juan could be still covered in snow during early July. I suggest you check the trail condition by posting some questions in late June on Colorado-western slope.
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    Whafe are you gonna be over here on the weekend of the 4th or can you make it the next weekend?

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    2 cents

    Just want to add my 2 cents to this thread.

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    Thanks Jay, has helped hugely... Much appreciated...
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    I will be up riding in and around crested butte the last week in june and the first week in july. PM me if you want someone to ride with. It will be my first time, so I won't be able to guide but could be fun.
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    Be sure to do Teocalli Ridge, gentlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Be sure to do Teocalli Ridge, gentlemen.
    Were is this trail. When I'am there want to do that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tybo
    Were is this trail. When I'am there want to do that one.
    It's up West Brush Creek. Starts right around here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...=15&iwloc=addr

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    I'm dying to go back to Crested Butte and have never been to Durango. Are you flying in to Califonia and driving or flying to Denver?

    Yeah, early July may be iffy this year depending on temps in June. If it gets pretty warm, the snow will melt by then but that remains to be seen.

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    Flying into Ca and driving to Co.... Hope we can catch up......
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    All temps in degrees Farenheit not Celsius since you are coming from down under...
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