Boondocking in the San Juan National Forest

Beautiful Camp Sites for a Truck

Burro Bridge Bridge

I camped here for 5 days. Many friends stopped by (Susan, Davidson, Mike, Burt, Amber and Bryce.) That was the gold. There was no gold found in this part of the West Dolores. Had a Steller’s Jay visit every morning and evening. A chipmunk, also, every morning and every evening around dusk. And there was something very big when I went outside to pee in the middle of the night. The next morning it was 29 degrees and there was no gold, so it was time to follow the river downhill.truck camping

From 9,200′ to 7,800′ warmed up the mornings to the 40’s.  Stayed here for 5 days. Then came a weather report of high Thunderstorms. So I started looking around to see what needed to be put away. Then I looked up, away from the river.

dead trees threatThree big dead trees over Lilith. I was out of that spot in 15 minutes. How did I not notice them for 5 days?

Truck Camper Hint: Look around AND UP before choosing your intended site.

So, I moved down the river a bit. Saw these folks on my evening walk. How Colorado.

West Dolores and cowboys


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6 Responses to Boondocking in the San Juan National Forest

  1. Harley Gurl says:

    Wow! What a great story, now I have Colorado on my bucket list. Such beauty. Love the picture with the horses in the river. Eeeeek, going outside in the DARK to pee. You are so brave!!! Wonder what that was…………..anyway love your stories. Keep em coming.


    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks! I keep going back to this area of Colorado. Thought I would wander more. But I keep finding new spots to investigate in the four corners area. So beautiful. Hope to meet you on the road one day!

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  2. Wendy Ellsworth says:

    Love the photo of the riders in the river! It’s so beautiful where you’ve been this summer along the West Dolores. I’ve always loved that area of Colorado, probably my favorite place to get away to when I was living in Crawford. Seeing the golden aspens brings back so many memories; while they are fleeting, their glorious golden colors are true manna for my soul. Sending love your way old friend!


    • Mas Prema says:

      I keep coming back to this area of Colorado. Can’t seem to get enough of the trees, the mountains and the cowboys. Got some specks of gold, which just adds to the allure. Thanks for reading and commenting, old friend!

      On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 9:26 AM Truck Camper Hints wrote:

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  3. Dale says:

    Beautiful!!! Just Beautiful !!! I so envy your life’s choices. Keep safe & warm. 👍👏😉


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