Martha and I drove the CR-V over to the Great Sand Dunes NP so she could walk the dunes and of course get her National Park Passport Stamp.
Having the car, made it easy to also carry the three now empty spare water cans to refill them at the NP's campground. We also refilled the spare 5 gallon gas can at the station near the entrance to the park.
We didn't walk far into the dunes mind you, just enough to get a taste. The crowds were "bearable" for a Monday too.
There's about seven such picnic table sites with a BBQ grill onsite, some of them have a square made of wooden posts which look like possible tent sites.
No signage, just the sites, a porta-potty and a garbage dumpster. Seems like it's half built or something. It reminded me of the half-completed houses and shacks in Baja California.
As part of the weirdness, someone left some clothing at one of the sites:
We left the GSDNP yesterday, thinking to do at least an overnight camping in the Tarryall area for Fall Colors.
Sadly, it's not yet time, perhaps next week before the areas we traversed along US285 turn color. There was some promise around Kenosha Pass but by that point we'd passed the camping areas and just focused on getting home.
No issues towing the CR-V behind Uma except for some loose wires in the tow lights, which will be resolved soon.