Rough, dirt, curvy on the sides of mountains. This truck, Lilith Mochila, is a champ!
I first went to a place I had camped before. The Colorado state parks are now only accepting reservations. No cell service down next to the Arkansas River. Damn pretty. I parked in a “day use only” spot. Ranger chased me out.
After politely getting kicked out I headed to the Bureau of Land Management nearby area to camp. Road totally too scary for me. Washed out. I bet Lilith could have handled it. Was not that sure I could.
Finally found a spot for the night. (A guy named Dan has an area on his property that has big sign “Free Camping”). I pulled in and slept fitfully on a slant. The next morning I got lost and found, again, looking for one spot, then went to another. Didn’t panic, just enjoyed the drive.
Rain and snow. Hail and snow. Wind and snow. Rain. Hail.
I am in the Shavano Wildlife Area. Very rough road. Am camped facing South for the solar. Am not hidden, and yet not exposed. This looks like a party place. Lots of trash like shotgun shells, cigarette butts, general poor manners detritus. Will clean up tomorrow when it’s not snowing/raining/hailing.
Truck Camper Hint :
Made a mistake. I bought this coffee for use on a day like today.
I shook it up before popping the top. It went everywhere. Do not shake up things that say “nitrous infused”.
Thank goodness that sun is expected tomorrow. Lots of fun, set-up, clean up chores to do. Think I will stay here for a week or so. Lots of nature exploring to do.