Clicking the pics today will tire out your fingers.
Finally here I am safely and happily ensconced at the San Luis Wildlife area, with free camping, free electricity, free dumpsters, and a free dump station. All due to the benevolence of the Colorado Department of Wildlife..... You can't beat it with a stick.
I am now on my last mini-vacation of the year, where I will be running around the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, looking for things to do that will make me happy. And my home base will be the San Luis Wildlife area, taking advantage of their free camping available to anyone with a current Colorado fishing or hunting license.
I don't have any serious plans while I'm here other than to take a few snapshots, start unpacking the Lance, so it's livable, catch up on some relaxing, and thoroughly enjoy myself. Other than unpacking the Lance those are my basic plans for everywhere I go.
I got so busy doing other things that I never managed to take a couple of lithium iron batteries out of the Arctic Fox and put them in the Lance. The holdup was getting proper wires for the batteries, so when I return to Denver in a few days, I'll move all the batteries over to the Lance since I'm planning on living in the Lance from now on. So next summer will be cleaning and fixing the Arctic Fox and getting it ready to sell.
This is what the inside of the Lance camper looked like when I left this morning for my mini-vacation to Alamosa Colorado...There's a lot of straightening up to do... Fortunately I have all Winter to do it.
The Lance this morning just before I left for my mini-vacation. It looks a lot better on the outside than it does on the inside, but unfortunately I have to live on the inside
There's a dash of snow on the mountain tops, so needless to say it's pretty chilly up here.
Kenosha pass is the first pass I went over, and it's about 10,000 feet, and since it's so high about half the yellow aspens were done and the leaves had already fallen off
This is the top of Poncha pass which is only about 9000 feet high, but even at these lower levels it still looks like about half the leaves have fallen off the Aspen trees.
With the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background, and the sand dunes at the foot of the mountains... that can only mean I'm here, and here is exactly where I want to be.