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Early Memorial Day campers awake to snow

Early Memorial Day campers awake to snow



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Randall Jeppesen reportingSome Utahns have already headed out to claim their Memorial Day camping spots. But they're also dealing with some not-so-fun weather.

Dave Henshaw says camping is a Memorial Day tradition.

"Gotta be out of the house on Memorial Day," he said.

He went to the mountains early to guarantee he'd get a camping spot, and woke this morning to a snow storm.

Early Memorial Day campers awake to snow

"We're going to stay the whole weekend," he told us.

Camper World Manager Wynn Passey, in Summit County, says he expects to be only half full.

"We've got some people coming up to camp. Some people will just stay home," Passey said.

The forest service also wants to remind people that a lot of high-elevation campsites are either muddy or still covered in snow. The Mirror Lake Highway (Utah SR 150) will not be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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