So let’s use a post as a way to force myself to find out what to expect.
- the reservation site just has boilerplate info that indicates the campground will open as planned, but does have a phone number. Information: (406)587-9054
- the Forest Service page on this campground doesn’t have any recent info, but has two phone numbers: Tongue Ranger District, in Sheridan, 307-674-2600 and reservation service 1-877-444-6777.
- the Forest Service page has the following alerts:
Well, that seems to be all I can find out on the Net.
Phooey, I can’t find my Bighorns map (I need to find that) but my road map has the same (307-674-2600) phone number.
I need to try to find my confirmation email (which I need anyway). OK, found it and printing now. Quick scan didn’t reveal any place to call for up-to-date info.
So I guess it’s call the Forest Service.
Found my map, the road to campground is 26. (can ask if this road is open when I call). It looks like about two miles from paved road.
So I guess this is all I can find out, now get on the phone (why do I hate making calls so much, it’s no big deal).
Harrah! I called and road 26 is open to the campground and the campground is supposed to open this weekend.
So the trip is ON!
Now I just have to worry about being too cold (which I can do something about) and now I can get busy and make my to-do list (always extensive) and start gathering all my equipment (take down my new tent which I could just barely put up by myself).
So now I can get moving!
Someday I should think through and post why I hate making phonecalls like this. It’s really so easy.