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    Buying a place west......Maybe

    Reckon a guy wanted to buy a small, cheaper place close to, or up in the mountains. Somewhere kinda peaceful, pretty, where the sky looks like a pearl in the morn.

    A place to remain vacant, just a campsite. No utilities needed, just a driveway, pop a tent or park am RV.

    Somewhere decent gold might be found, critters be plentiful for huntin and fishin. Things to do, sights to see.

    Not too remote really, and ain't gotta have it all on the spot, but maybe within a 50 mile drive or so to a mid-size town, campin and whatnot.

    Kinda a retirement or vacation destination.

    Thinkin on Montana and Colorado.

    Anyone got any fun ideas?
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    I was looking at land prices in Wyoming and Colorado, near the mountains, for a while the other day. Prices are up there. Of course, for some, money is not an issue. Use Zillow, pick a town. They show a lot of listings.
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    After thinkin some more, maybe a warmer winter climate could be friendly as the bones grow older.....Maybe arizona too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    I was looking at land prices in Wyoming and Colorado, near the mountains, for a while the other day. Prices are up there. Of course, for some, money is not an issue. Use Zillow, pick a town. They show a lot of listings.
    Well, money's always an issue, but I ain't lookin for extravagance. Just an Oh-Zee out near the mountain country so I ain't gotta pay per night, and I can stay as long as I want


    Maybe 5-10 acres minimum, $30,000 tops. I know that's plenty possible here in Michigan, but I already got a few pieces of that pie.

    Comin into some coin beginning of next year that would make a nice fat down payment on a place like that.
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    I think in AZ you could get a dilapidated old trailer home on a postage stamp lot and not much more for the thirty grand. Lots of folks want to live there or at least winter there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A#1 View Post
    After thinkin some more, maybe a warmer winter climate could be friendly as the bones grow older.....Maybe arizona too?
    Depends on where your looking here in Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    I think in AZ you could get a dilapidated old trailer home on a postage stamp lot and not much more for the thirty grand. Lots of folks want to live there or at least winter there.
    Not even close anymore. Used to be that way but not anymore. Too many chuckleheads from Commiefornia moving here.
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    Land is not getting any cheaper for sure, I used to think about Yarnell, but never got further then looking a little....

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    Well, right now it's only looking around a bit, but seriously toying the idea.

    Truth is it's a pension buyout, about $15000. While I SHOULD reinvest it in my 401k, I've kinda chosen rewirement over retirement. I'm kinda already retired, I just work during the week.

    I'm 44, kinda live a meager life, not a lot of expenses, I own a place on a lake, I own a house on 20 acres of hunting land. I live in northern Michigan already, I find plenty of fun right around home.

    BUT.....we went to Yellowstone a few years back, loved the mountain areas, would enjoy prospecting a more fruitful area, and there's a whole new world out thatta way to enjoy vacation style for quite some years ahead.

    I kinda thought using the $15k to get a nice chunk of a place out west, and a motorhome sounded like a fine addition to my rewirement.

    And yes, I do think that's enough to get me a good start. I don't want a giant new motorhome.....looking at a small $3500 94 toyota I can rebuild. And cheaper parcels of land DO seem somewhat available to use as simple a parki ng spot.

    Just need to narrow down some areas that would be nicely central to some fun......with gold prospecting being at the top of the list.

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    There is lots of public land out west. Basically unlimited camping opportunities in the mountains as long as your willing to move camp to a new location from time to time. There are some areas, a person could probably camp all summer without being bothered.
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

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    Ya them Commiefornia coming to Texas trying to change it like the ****hole they left. Makes me sick.

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    Lots of land can be had in Northern Nevada. Winters can be chilly, but tolerable. Tough to buy land that has mineral rights anywhere these days, but you buy a piece, then claim your playground, nearby.

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    If you can do it, go for it. I wish I could.

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    BLM and USFS regs state 14 continuous days max in one place. Gets a little different in you have an active claim and your camping on it.
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