Since it's been too hot today to move around very much, so I've been doing a lot of sitting and thinking, and mostly what I'm thinking about is how great it will be to get up in the mountains next week where it's cool.
The weather forecast for Denver next weekend is to be in the high 80s, and at my property in the mountains its supposed to be in the low 70s. Denver is about 5500 feet in altitude, and my property is a little over 9000, so it makes a difference.
I'll be interested in seeing the condition of the road that goes to my property, every year it's always a surprise. I can always get there in my truck but pulling the Arctic Fox there can get exciting. Of course I won't be pulling the Arctic Fox there this weekend but I probably will before the summer's over so I hope the road is passable without beating up the Arctic Fox too much.
Since its still going to be pretty warm at my property it should be a reasonably good test of my Coleman ice chest's ability to stay cold with all the extra insulation I put in it. And because the weather forecast calls for a chance of thundershowers in the afternoon, it might give me an indication of how dry my Coleman tent is going to be. Leaky tents are the foundation of some of my worst camping trips, but I'm hoping tent making technology has improved since my last tenting fiascoes took place.
I've got a decent cot and that in itself solves a lot of tent problems. My experience has been that while laying on the ground is better than in it, a cot keeps you warmer, drier, and more comfortable than anything on the ground.
a close-up of the innards of this flower makes it look like a multi-tentacled space alien that snatches people into it's toothy mouth and spits out their glasses and their cell phones.