Memories

Below you will find memories shared from family and friends as well as former campers, hostelers, travelers, and a whole multitude of others who have all been a part of the H-Bar-G Ranch history.

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I visited the hostel a number of times in the 1970's, 80's, and 90's. People said it was one of the most beautiful hostels in the United States. Not only the wonderful view and rustic cabins but a...
I was just reminiscing about my stay at H-Bar G in 1990 and was delighted to find this website. I spent 2 months there in the summer of 1990... it was the best ever. Worked in a restaurant in town...
In the summer of 1985 I happened upon the H-Bar-G and had a fantastic two-week stay at $5.50 per night. I wish I had written down everyone's last names, because the bunkhouse was full of crazies and...
I came across the H-Bar-G Ranch Hostel in the summer of 1988, when I was traveling cross country from N.Y. to L.A. I had a rickety old Camper Van that broke OPEN (not down!) while coming through a...
I have so often thought about my stay there over the summer of 1977. A friend and I were riding (motorbikes) around the USA for approx 6 months and met some fantastic people and saw some great...
I was 19 in the summer of '75 with no responsibilities but to get back to school in the fall, and a 30-day "See America" Greyhound ticket. I ran into two Japanese guys my age in Boulder, and off we...
Funny thing to read about all whom have written about their memories. I was sitting at my desk and was thinking of the ranch and Lou. I am so sad to hear of Lou passing on. Lou actually saved my...
I spent one of the best summers of my life at H-Bar-G in 1959 when it was a camp owned by the Ungars of Chicago. I think there were about 35 campers, most from the Midwest (I'm from New Orleans). I...
Been many years since we have seen each other but the other night I had a dream that I was back in Estes enjoying a fantastic summer day at our family home in the North End and we were having...
I was a camper at the H-Bar-G from 1959 until 1964. My mom, Carlyn Ungar, was the director for most of those years. Memories are too countless to recall and directly responsible for my choice to...