Sunday, Jun 10
The rally ended yesterday evening, nothing left to do but pack up in the morning and head home for everyone. That is, except me, I would go boondock for the night to check out a possible site to the south of Hotchkiss.
I did a little helping in the putting away of stuff such as chairs and table, but mainly said my goodbyes to friends old and new. A rather enjoyable rally in spite of me trying to hack up a lung the first two days! The second Shingle shot really kicked my butt!
I drove to the BLM site (location undisclosed as its near the locals' secret spot) and about 1/4 of a mile in from the road, found the site and settled in:
Based on the clouds covering the horizon, I decided to forego waiting for the sun to set and instead headed back to camp. I should have stayed, for as I rode back, I saw a colorful lighting of the horizon in the distance behind me! Oh well, at least I avoided riding back in the gathering dark.
Monday, July 11
Woke shortly after 6AM and broke camp, leaving the site around 8AM. Not a bad site, but its apparently a resting spot for cattle as there was plenty of evidence of cow poop. Not sure why but it took me almost 6.5 hours to get home, no issues otherwise.
Gas prices continue to climb....paid $4.99/gallon for 85 Octane.