Friday, March 02, 2018

Boondocking near Cañon City's Skyline Drive - Day 2

Woke to a very clear but colorful sunrise, it was quite "brisk" outside in the dawning morning....

Spent the day working, getting in a couple of hikes along the easy trails circling the campground and just enjoying the warm weather.  It would hit a high of 65°F (18.3°C) in the afternoon as I rode Skyline Drive one more time; this time under sunny conditions.

 The view as one rides out of the campground area
near the Royal Gorge Bridge

 Done with Skyline Drive, I drove into the city to finally get a picture of one of my rigs with the statue of Bird Millman, famous high wire act back in the day.

Motoring back towards the campground, I made a brief stop for this roadside attraction advertising a dinosaur exhibit/museum on US50 near the junction of the road that leads to the Royal Gorge Bridge and the campground.

Back at the campground, which I had all to myself again, I got some pics of Fiona and the nearby peaks as the cloudless sunrise cast the sky yellow.

 Yes, I did get a pic of the Royal Gorge Bridge, as the 
campground is less than two miles from the bridge.

 Sunset with Fiona at the Royal Gorge Eastridge Campground

Distant Peaks

Although I've another 24 hours remaining to me of the 72 hours max allowed for a single stay at this campground; not sure if I'll take advantage of the last 24 hours....we'll see tomorrow.


SonjaM said...

Nature outdid itself again with this gorgeous sunrise / sunset, and its awesome scenery in between. You are so lucky to get it all. Good for you, Dom.

RichardM said...

That first photo with the beautiful, blue sky looks fabulous. Did it look like that in person?

Charlie6 said...

SonjaM, Mother Nature did pretty well with the sunrise and sunset....

RichardM, yes, it was that colorful. No color saturation/vibrance added during post-processing...some dehazing I recall.

Trobairitz said...

Nice to see the rig with some touristy type things.

Really pretty sunrise with the tree composition in the photos.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Trobairitz, one wonders if they're put in place just to draw the tourists eh?