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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Lone Fir Resort, Cougar, Washington

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a smallish RV park with paved road and gravel camp sites. Sites are all back-in and somewhat reasonable size, but on our visit there were many friends gathered in the site next to ours, and the noise of their gathering was intrusive. (They did observe the "quiet time" and the larger group broke up just before 10PM though there was some "quiet" chatting for awhile until about 10:30PM or so.) We were sensitive to this due to a very early (4 AM) departure time for a hike on Mt. St. Helens. Our visit, on a Friday night (with Saturday departure) was on a busy summer weekend. The park was filled to capacity. The Site was ok, but had a definite downslope toward the access road. (Our small rig does not have means to level it.) Utilities are conveniently grouped together, water, sewer, and electrical/tv connections were all within 36 inches of each other. The site was open to the sky, but large trees surround the sites. Late afternoon was shaded by the trees. There was almost no highway noise near our site -- but there's not much traffic on the main road. I wanted to like this RV park ... but in the end, my feelings were just a little disappointed. We camped in a Class B Van. We did NOT have a tow car. I'd consider using this RV park again (but it's unlikely as it's within an hour of our home). We camped at Lone Fir Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Well located for access to the south side of Mount St. Helens (Federal Monument) for the hiking trails there. There are also various water-activities at the large reservoir near the town.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Wallowa Lake State Park, Joseph, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Price quoted does not include required $8 fee for online reservation as fee can cover multiple days or even multiple parks if made during one session. I've stayed at many Oregon State Parks. The park at Wallowa is a decent park with a good camping (RV) experience, but it's heavily used and is often somewhat crowded. The camp sites are not particularly private, but do have sufficient room. Most of the spaces appear to be limited to an RV of 30-35 feet. The sites (and roadways) in the park are paved with asphalt. Tent sites are mixed in with RV sites on the camp site loops. Relatively few sites have full or W&E hookups. The internal roads are relatively narrow. I was surprised that backing into my site with a Sprinter Van RV (Class B) barely was able to stay on the pavement. I imagine that a larger, less maneuverable RV might find (some) sites difficult to enter. On the whole, this park is OK -- but not great. Main attraction is Wallowa Lake. Note: My small RV does not require a tow vehicle. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A37 - Loop A
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby (Joseph OR) town has lots of shopping. Ski area relatively near by. Tram that runs year-round* to the top of Mt. Howard. Check wallowalaketramway.com for days of operation during your visit. Food service is available at Summit Grill.

Wallowa Lake "trail head" (USFS) is about 1 mile from the Park. During our visit, a connecting trail from the park was out of service ... and it was necessary to walk to the end of Power House Road to reach the trail head.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Andersen's RV Park, Long Beach, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed in this park multiple times in the past. Bottom line, this is the best RV park in the Long Beach area. By "best" park, I mean it is the cleanest, most well maintained, and easiest to enter and leave. There are no long term tenants.

While the ambience of this RV park is not the greatest (essentially it's a large parking lot) it IS easy to maneuver even the largest RV into the spaces. The sites are lined up on each side of a large gravel rectangle, 30 spaces on the south side and 30 spaces on the north side. A trail to the beach starts at about the center of the west end of the rectangle (entrance from the street, at the opposite end).

With my Sprinter-based Class B (Van) RV, it was a piece of cake to park. (I wish I'd known about this park when I had a 43' Class A some years ago.)

About a year ago, new owners took over the park. They are making efforts to improve and upgrade the facilities -- but have been stymied in some of their plans by state and local zoning/coastal development restrictions. (e.g. they wanted to tear down and replace the restrooms, shower, and laundry facility -- but are not allowed to rebuild what has already been there for years... ) However, the owner's heart is in the right place, even as they need to fight with difficult bureaucrats.

This visit was during the annual "Kite Festival" in Long Beach, and (mostly) the weather was quite cooperative. Anderson's RV Park is about 3 miles north of the town of Long Beach, so it was well located but too far for a convenient walk to where the main activities were located. The RV Park prices were not increased for this annual event, even though they were full -- but we did have to pay in full, in advance for our 3 night (minimum) stay during the Festival. I will definitely stay here again. (We like to visit the coast 2 or 3 times each year.) We camped at Andersen's RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Space 2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Perfect for visiting the beach. Modest walk through the dunes to the water, but no streets to cross, though finding the path from the beach back to the RV park is tricky. (Local rules do not allow the owners to post an "artificial" sign to mark the trail head -- and there are many trails to various homes, etc., along the beach.)

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Alder Lake Park, Eatonville, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a park operated by Tacoma Power, so it's not exactly like the Washington State Parks. Price does not include $8 "reservation fee" extracted for the Online Reservation service. (But the $8 can cover multiple reservations made at the same time.) Our site was asphalt paved and was an easy back-in. While there was a downhill portion at the entry, the pad leveled out nicely once we where parked conveniently positioned for the utilities connections. We selected a site that was a short walk from the clean restroom/shower. Shower required 50 cents (in quarters) for 4 minutes. Additional 2 minutes for each additional quarter, if you put them in before the timer stops. The campsite was pleasant, and we had reasonable shade (on a hot day). (Some sites are less shady.) The park is adjacent to a reservoir that allows power boats. Our weekday, early season visit was very quiet -- but it is pretty clear that at peak times boat motor noise could be considerable. Site was shorter (length is listed in online descriptions) but quite reasonable for my Sprinter Class B (Van-type) RV. (Note: I do not tow a vehicle.) I would stay here again. We camped at Alder Lake Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

This is one of the nicest RV Parks near Mt. Rainier National Park. It's about a 25 minute drive to the National Park Gate.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Rasar State Park, Concrete, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Price does not include online "$8 reservation fee." I have stayed in many WA State Parks, and this one is similar to most of the others. Rasar SP is heavily wooded, so the sites offer more privacy than some other State Parks. The W&E site was easy to get into and was reasonably level. We selected a site in easy walking distance to the restroom/shower building. The showers were attractive and clean and even had an adjustable shower head. Sadly someone had partially clogged the drain, so it slowly filled with water during the shower (50 cents (quarters) for 3 minutes). I had to step into the ADA shower to dry off and get dressed to keep my feet out of the flood. But by the time I left, the water had receded. I was unable to find anyone to report the problem to... (due to the nature of the slow fill and eventual draining, it was likely not immediately obvious to the service staff). Otherwise, this was an attractive and very pleasant Washington State park. We camped at Rasar State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

This is a great park for a "base" to explore the North Cascades National Park and adjacent recreation areas. The National Parks and U.S. Forest Service campgrounds often have fewer services (e.g. no showers, no hook-ups) than the State Parks.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Pine Near RV Park, Winthrop, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is quite close to the center of town with it's "old west" ambiance. Operations are a little casual, we reserved ahead, but had not been assigned a space, though a perfectly satisfactory space was assigned upon arrival. The big disappointment was that showers were $2.00 for 4 minutes --- and special $1 tokens are required to operate the timer. The explanation (for the charge) was that the facilities are open 24/7 and it's the only way to control for "outsiders" using them. (Towels were provided for the showers.) I did not realize that tokens were required, until I discovered that my pocket full of quarters didn't work. Of course, the token machine required paper money -- and that was back in the RV. (I used the tiny wet bath shower in our Van-type class B RV-- and discovered that the Truma tankless water heater I installed this spring worked like a charm.) Were it not for the shower situation I'd have rated this park higher. It was pleasant and had attractive lush lawns. Next time I'm in the area, I'll probably stay at the State Park a few miles out of town. We camped at Pine Near RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Within easy walking distance is the Winthrop "old west" town. Cross the street and walk through the (free/donation requested) Shafer Museum (mining equipment, wagons, etc.) and down the stairs to the main street where shops, dining, snacks, and recreation is available.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Mt. Linton RV & Trailer Park, Metaline, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park exceeded my expectations. I'm always a little leery when "& Trailer Park" is in the mix... but the permanent/long term residents were around the perimeter of the property and their sites were very clean and tidy. The main camp sites are in the center of the property, and can be treated as pull-through or back-in, depending on how busy the campground might be. Big rigs should have no trouble as the sites are fairly long. Management was very pleasant and helpful, providing many tips about things to see in the area, and in helping us into our site (which was quite easy). Shower/rest rooms had been refurbished in the past couple of years. The "home made" stalls were a tad small, but the shower was first rate. (Bathrooms had a bath-rug by the sinks.) It appeared that the bathrooms had been freshly painted for the season. Gravel roadways and sites, with lawn in between. It was hard to get a sense of the site size, since we were the only RV in the part in this pre-season time. (It rained the whole 2 days of our stay.) The ambience was quite nice. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mt. Linton RV & Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Considerable scenery in the area, which is on the International Selkirk Loop scenic byway. Visits to multiple hydroelectric dams, mountain scenery, and a lot of forest to view. We had a nice lunch in Metaline Falls (a couple miles north of Metaline) at a restaurant in an historic building.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

North Spokane RV Campground, Spokane, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park appears to be less than 1 year old. The facilities are well designed and in excellent condition. Oddly, we did not feel particularly welcome. It seems as if the owners/management does not realize that they are in the "hospitality" business. We had an advance reservation for 1 night. Upon arrival, the desk clerk presented me with 3 pages of contract with fine print that required multiple signatures and multiple initializations. This was extremely off-putting and annoying since I did not have time to carefully read the contract. (Note: I've had experience as an apartment house manager -- but even those rental agreements were not as crazy as this one.) The site we were assigned was (as requested) reasonably close to the shower rooms. (We travel in a Class B van camper so showers are important to us.) A positive was that the shower rooms were actually individual bathrooms with commode, counter/sink, and a 30 x 60 inch shower with curtain. The "design" of the room was "prison chic" stainless counter/sink, fixed shower head with zero adjustments, concrete floor, and subway tile walls (floor to ceiling). The ambience was simply unattractive, though everything was clean. The swirl-brush concrete floor was slip-resistant, but over time, I expect it would prove difficult to sanitize. The roads were asphalt with concrete pads at the sites. I probably would stay here again, but I wouldn't feel good about it. (This park could be a "10" if management treated patrons as reasonable humans.) We camped at North Spokane RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Franks Diner is just across the street. Very good breakfast. Sunday morning service was very good with only a short wait before we were seated. (Offers a variety of seating options, counter, booths, tables.) We were seated in a 2-person booth more quickly than some larger groups waiting for larger seating options. Main feature is a 1912 heavy weight railroad dining car. I will definitely use a Franks Diner again if I'm in their neighborhood.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Ellensburg KOA, Ellensburg, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older KOA with gravel roads and sites. Rain kept the dust down during our visit, but in dry weather would expect it to be a bit dusty. The restroom/shower building appears to have been renovated in the last couple of years, and was clean and attractive. (We travel in a class B (van) type RV so showers are important to us.) The site was reasonably sized, with grassy area and a table. Since our van is only 23', we were assigned a W&E site along the perimeter. WiFi was adequate, cell reception good. Sites were "siamese" and neighbor parked the "wrong way" (they backed in when they should have gone nose in). This was a little weird with them getting in and out of their rig right by our hookups. Rain kept most folks inside, in any event. We would stay here again. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Wenatchee River County Park, Monitor, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Located a few miles west of Wenatchee on US-97, the setting is a beautiful grass and tree filled park. Upon arrival, the staff was helpful and got us checked in with little effort. The site was asphalt paved and level. Trees provided some shade (depends on the site). As requested, we were located just a short distance from the showers/restroom. Road noise is a problem at the park, as it "fronts" on US 97, which is a 4 lane divided road with heavy traffic, though we weren't too bothered by road noise, since the weather required use of our AC that drowned out the road noise. This was a lovely park and I'll likely use it again. Showers did require feeding in some quarters, but that's common in WA State parks, so it came as no surprise in a County park. We camped at Wenatchee River County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Island View RV Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsites are spread across a hillside, so there are retaining walls, etc. Each site is paved (pavers) or gravel with a patch of grass and some little trees that separate each site. (The online photos are a few years old -- the separator trees are all 8 to 10 feet tall now.) The park is attractive, well maintained, with a pleasant staff. It is located well off the main road. My one real complaint is that the person who checked me in did not warn me that the showers required putting (Canadian!!) quarters into a meter to get water. This lack of warning is particularly annoying as we discussed locating our campsite near the showers and I even commented that the shower in our tiny van-camper was not very satisfactory. Folks, this is a border town and we were spending our last night in Canada. I had gotten rid of almost all the Canadian coins I'd had. (Only 2 dimes left.) It was a shock to discover that an additional payment was required - downgrade from "good" to "average" for this. (Such fees/meters are common in areas with tight water supplies and otherwise don't bother me.) We camped at Island View RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Pavers
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

RV Park had "private" beach across the street in front of the park. Trail along the shore runs from town to a public park near the end of the road.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Noah's Ark Resort, Revelstoke, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a quirky little RV park. The owners have spent 20 years working on it ... and there is much left to accomplish. But it still was a pleasant night after our visits to Jasper and Banff. The restrooms were clean and the showers were the best we encountered on our trip (7 campgrounds visited). There was just a bit of road noise, but the highway traffic really drops off after dark. The RV park is actually about 18 miles west of the Town of Revelstoke. Site was grass-covered and reasonably level. We were well satisfied with our stay here. We camped at Noah's Ark Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Not much to do at the campground and the nearest store is about 18 miles back to Revelstoke -- plan ahead. Free popcorn in the main office/store in the afternoon. There is a frozen yogurt shop on the property.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground - Full Hookups (Parks Canada), Banff National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Additional "daily use" fee required (pricing depends on several circumstances). The fee ran about $10 per day (US$) for two seniors. This awkwardly named campground is actually a very efficient set up for RV campers. Sites are level, with gravel. All sites are connected with nicely paved roads. Rigs of all sizes should be able to use this campground without difficulty. The layout does make for a less 'country' more 'city' type ambiance. We chose a site that was relatively close to a rest room/shower facility that was near spotless. Our site was sunny, but some much needed shade would have been available had we selected a "odd numbered" site, due to the general direction of the sun -- a factor I hadn't considered when making reservations online. The campground is on a ridge above the city (Banff) but trees tend to block views of the surrounding scenery. We camped at Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground - Full Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
522
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Trail to visit "hoodoo" is convenient. Most activities in the Banff National Park require driving. Lake Louise is about 45 to 60 minutes by freeway or the "old road" now called the Bow Valley Parkway (very pretty). Speed limits on the freeway (Canada Transcontinental Hwy 1) through the park are rather modest and we observed many tickets being handed out.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada), Jasper National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Camping price excludes the daily park fees and online reservations (if used). Similar to U.S. National Parks, advance reservations are usually a wise precaution to get the type of accommodations you may desire. Note that the daily entry fees (on top of the nightly camping fee) (annual passes also available) came to $10 per day for the two of us. Various regular, senior, group, and family rates may apply. The park facilities were good, though the paved roads near the camp sites were rather poor. The other park roads (between camp circles) were just fine. On the basis of "value" the provided facilities were fully acceptable, but were expensive in comparison to privately owned facilities we visited elsewhere. The campgrounds, are actually in a park with considerable natural beauty. The shower building was actually at the opposite end of the park, closer to the tent-camping area. We drove to the showers after fixing breakfast before departing on our day's activities. The power-post appeared to have been recently replaced (or upgraded) but only offered 20 and 30 amp power (No 50 amp). Fire Ring can be rented from the campground with additional fee and permit. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Stunning Rocky Mountain scenery. Many Elk (females and offspring) were wandering around in the camping area, browsing on grass.

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Wells Gray Golf Resort, Clearwater, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was most attractive (adjacent to a golf course) and we had a W&E only site right next to a rapidly flowing (and rather full) small river. Our spot was in full sun, but many of the other campsites where among large trees that provided nice shade. Our mid-June visit also coincided with arrival of a substantial mosquito population! (Be forewarned.) This park is about 21 miles north of Clearwater from the junction Clearwater Valley Road with the main highway. Both Google Maps and My GPS gave seriously wrong locations based on the street address (but the Lat. and Long. coordinates are correct). Note that this RV Park is just outside the gateway/border("Boundary Road") of Wells Gray Provincial Park. While this location added some travel time off our main route, it was well worth the side trip. The staff was pleasant and gave suggestions about local attractions. We camped at Wells Gray Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Wells Gray Provincial Park is just past this RV Park. The staff gave us good information about visiting two waterfalls (with modest walks from parking) in the park ... and they were stunning, especially with our mid-June visit where water flow in the rivers was quite high.

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