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2200 miles round trip and About $1000
Stopover at Hotel Nevada Hotel/Casino ($70/night) in Ely, Nevada.
Rented a space at 4J+1+1 RV park and campground (@ 7th Ave),



Slept on an air bed in my FJ.





Showers/bathrooms in the common area at the main office bldg. Two blocks away walking distance from the Main St.
 

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Totaled up the fuel costs for our trip to Moab and the Summit.

4326 miles
281.3 gallons
15.4 MPG

Gas $1032
Hotel $1330
Food $710
Stuff $1500

Total $4572
 

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I can't imagine what it would have cost if I had taken Mrs. Moose.
She would have found Silverton and then ...... :mecry:

First year always costs the most $$$ :lol:
If I get to go again, I won't be spending near as much!!!
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
wanna bet.....

cheers
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:rofl::rofl::rofl:
wanna bet.....

cheers
Baz
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Not really !!!!! I'll find out the hard way :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

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For comparison purposes and because this is kind of a fun thread, here's approx. what 10 days in Silverton for All-4-Fun cost me:

Gas: $400
Food: $200
Lodging: $30 (RV black tank pump out half way through)
Stuff I bought in town or from vendors: $200
 

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For comparison purposes and because this is kind of a fun thread, here's approx. what 10 days in Silverton for All-4-Fun cost me:

Gas: $400
Food: $200
Lodging: $30 (RV black tank pump out half way through)
Stuff I bought in town or from vendors: $200
SHUTUPUSUCK :rofl:
 

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For comparison purposes and because this is kind of a fun thread, here's approx. what 10 days in Silverton for All-4-Fun cost me:

Gas: $400
Food: $200
Lodging: $30 (RV black tank pump out half way through)
Stuff I bought in town or from vendors: $200
Damn you filled up a black tank in only 5 days?! I didn't realize you were so full of crap..... >:D:rofl::rofl:
 

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SHUTUPUSUCK :rofl:
:rofl::rofl:

Damn you filled up a black tank in only 5 days?! I didn't realize you were so full of crap..... >:D:rofl::rofl:
It's a tiny black tank for the size of RV plus I was sharing it with my dad. But yes, I'm pretty full of it too. :lol::lol:
 

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It's a tiny black tank for the size of RV plus I was sharing it with my dad. But yes, I'm pretty full of it too. :lol::lol:
Small tank and Dad full of crap......sounds good to me. We'll go with that. :wink>:D:rofl::rofl:
 

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Costs are a little less tangible for me but I'll do my best to break it down.

10-12, hour+ long conference calls at prime kid time.
Dozens if not hundreds of emails and phone calls to prospective sponsors
Negotiations with forest service and BLM over permit requirements.
Last minute event insurance policy issuance.
Unintended changes in venue details
Coordination with local government and businesses
Response to important and frivolous emails from attendees and non attendees.
Spending most of the event at HQ ensuring a smooth experience for all.
Smiling and pretending that unimportant problems are important ;)
Countless other headaches not mentionable here.

Add up lines 1-10 and place dollar amount here ________

it comes down to; we don't do this for the money or the swag (most big raffle winners end up better off than we do), or really even for the recognition (many sponsors and participants probably don't have a clue who this Jonathan guy is). We do it because we love this community. The people, the companies, the brand, the interpersonal relationships that we build with the fire fighters, the administrators, the EMS, the police and the business owners that make Ouray such an incredible place. We do it for the look on someones face when they successfully navigate a challenging obstacle for the first time, or when we show someone the magical 4-Lo lever for the first time. We do it because we love this hobby, this passion, this addiction. We hope you will join us in doing it next year as well!

Oh, and the very large gift card to a really nice spa that I owe my wonderful wife for putting up with lines 1-10. Add that to the list of costs. Love you babe!
 

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After being a part of organizing a similar event, I have the deepest respect for what you and your group have been able to put together for so many years. You guys put on a world-class event with far fewer volunteers than what we typically have and make it look effortless. Thank you for continuing to do so much for our community! :rocker:
 

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As somebody that has never organized any event, I have much gratitude and awe because even feeding lunch to 300 people in one of our centers can turn into a disaster quickly :lol:
Not only are you organizing tons of individual trail runs, but several individual events (dinners, speakers, vendors, summit store, firetruck, and who knows what else) into one long event; you have to deal with governments ... UGH !!! :rofl:

So Thank You !!!!!!! You do an amazing job because you make it all look so simple and effortless!! :cheers:
 
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