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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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...
I was just looking at my 1963 photo of the ranch. It is the group photo in black and white of all the girls there that summer. I spent the 1962 and 1963 summers there. I as 12 and 13 years old. We...
I went to H-Bar-G Ranch in the late '40s and '50s with my family and family friends. I was a little boy and loved every minute of my time there. Horseback riding, hiking by myself and my .22 rifle,...