Leaving Breckenridge I had to go back over the Continental Divide at Hoosier pass to get back on the eastern slope again.
Instead of going to Leadville Colorado like I had planned, this morning I decided to go to Fairplay Colorado instead. No real reason except I don't like plans, and never really have. So I'll go up to Leadville tomorrow and hopefully find a place to stay in the area.
I stopped in the old mining town of Fairplay Colorado this morning and took a few pictures. I was actually planning on staying in downtown Fairplay because I found a combination cabins and RV Park on the Internet this morning that is right in town whose website said they charged $25 a night for RV parking. I don't normally like to stay in RV parks but in this case the price sounded reasonable and staying in town overnight would let me get lots of pictures.
I pulled into the RV Park, the lady in the office said they had a site open and it would be $40 I reminded her that their website said $25, and she said, "that was the rate years ago we no longer honor that rate". So I thanked her for her time turned around and left. So "for years" no one has taken the time to change the rate on the Internet, it made me wonder if "for years" anyone has spent time taking care of the RV Park, and in the brief time I got to see it I would guess the answer to that would be no!
So I moseyed on down the road and ended up going to a national forest campground about 10 miles down a really bad dirt road. The potholes and washboard were so bad I'm really dreading having to go back over it again tomorrow morning. I don't know what it may have done to the truck and the tires, but I do know it completely rearranged everything in my refrigerator.
I'm getting a little behind in my pictures so tomorrow I'll post some of the pictures I took while in Fairplay.
At the bottom of Hoosier pass Is the old mining town of Alma. It has managed to survive because it's on the main road that goes to Breckenridge which gets very busy during the winter when all the skiers from Colorado Springs are heading up into the mountains.
And where would be a more fitting place to stop than the world-famous Hoosier Daddy Liquor Store.
Alma is a small town but its big enough to have its own Al-Mart.
My boondocking spot for tonight. normally I try to park in the sun so my solar panels will work but this time I had no choice every site was shady.