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Cold Forecast Doesn't Stop Campers

Cold Forecast Doesn't Stop Campers

Posted - May 28, 2004 at 9:34 p.m.



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Sandra Yi reportingIt should be a memorable holiday weekend, because it's going to be a wet and cold one!

The Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer camping season. The problem is, a winterlike storm has moved in.

It's a tough weekend to be hitting the road. Travelers today are battling traffic, rain and high gas prices. But that's not enough to keep people home.

Brian Lamano: "The rain couldn't come at a worse time."

Lamano was waiting it out. He still plans to go to Jericho for the weekend.

Brian Lamano/ Layton Resident: "I've been shopping for groceries and stuff while it calmed down."

The Larsens got a late start on their road trip to the sand dunes. But the rain isn't putting a damper on the couple's plans.

Rachel Larsen/ Bountiful Resident: "We started watching the weather for the weekend and we were crossing our fingers that it would be okay. Even last night, everyone was saying it was going to rain. But I guess we'll try and make the best of it."

Tyler Larsen/ Bountiful Resident: "It's going to be pretty cold, but we're going to tough it out and put up our tent and see how it goes."

Campers in the mountains may have to deal with more than just rain. The forecast calls for snow. Still, this is one campground that won't stay empty.

Campers plan to turn on the heat and just keep a sense of humor.

Camper: "When you tell the wives you're going to go camping, it's kind of hard to back out."

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