The road to Rocky Mountain national Park is down below. Rocky Mountain national Park Is those gray peaks in the background needless to say it's a beautiful drive.
I left home this morning at 9:30 and got to Rocky Mountain national Park just about lunch. I pulled into Timber Creek campground which is about 6 miles from the Grand Lake entrance to the park, which is considered the back entrance, and found it about three quarters empty which is not surprising considering the tourist season's over and I got here slightly after checkout time.
It was a beautiful day and the drive to RMNP once you turn off I-70 is almost as pretty as being in the park itself. I only had to go over one pass which was Berthoud pass, and which isn't much of a pass at only 11,000 feet but I stopped anyway and took the obligatory picture of the sign.
I didn't do much of anything when I got here mostly just made lunch and starting straightening up the camper to make it livable. When I'm loading up the camper to get ready for a mini-vacation the top is down so I can't stand up inside of it, so I just kind of throw things in so it's pretty messy when I finally get to where I'm going to spend the night and put the top up. It takes some doing to find places for everything mostly because there isn't places for everything, during the daytime I pile stuff on the bed and at bedtime I pile everything on the sofa. Not a good way to live but it works okay for a mini-vacation.
It feels good to be back up in the mountains again, it only got into the high 70s today but the sun was especially hot. This was one of those days when it was hot standing in the sun but almost chilly in the shade, I think that's got something to do with the humidity because that's a common phenomenon in Arizona.
I'm only planning on staying at RMNP for three nights so I should be back in Denver on Friday.
Most of the tourists are gone now so there's plenty of room on the road for me.
There's still a few spots of snow scattered here and there and considering how hot the summer's been it's kind of amazing.
My boondocking spot at Rocky Mountain national Park.