Sunday, June 23, 2024

Boondocking Again along Rampart Range Road - Pike National Forest

 Martha and I left the overcrowded Metro Denver area at 10AM and by 12:30 PM were setting up camp on the southern end of Rampart Range Road in the Pike National Forest.

The day was already hot when we left the neighborhood with an expected high of 98°F (36.6°C).  It was much cooler at the campsite with a high of 78°F (25.5°C) forecasted as a high.  The fact that it got cloudy helped a lot as well. 

The site was occupied when we got there but the camper flagged us down as we were leaving to find a different site and told us he was leaving soon.  So, we pulled in and waited a few minutes and got the site!

No winds to speak off, just light breezes.  Perfect.  Well, almost perfect, initially there were a lot of biting flies but eventually they went away.

Our view of Pikes Peak

We just relaxed at the campsite the rest of the afternoon and enjoyed a nice sunset to start off a few days of camping.


RichardM said...

Beautiful sunset!

redlegsrides said...

Thanks RichardM, I'm taking it as a good omen for this trip.

Oz said...

Wow! Those are some of your best sunset photos.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Oz.

CCjon said...

Enjoy your time out of the cesspool.
Photo #2 would be a great RV promotional image.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks CCjon!