Monday, April 21, 2008
Another beautiful weekend with temps in the 70's and it's got me itching to hit the road in the RV. The weather forecast for the coming week is decent too. Even the mountains are starting to warm up a bit.
I've been doing some research on closer by campgrounds and have found one right on the Arkansas River just north of Buena Vista, CO. The altitude is right at 8000' but the local weather is calling for temperatures in the upper 50's with lows in the 30's. I think I'm going to check it out for a couple of days.
The picture at the top is a boat launch right next to the campground. This section of the Arkansas River is famous for white water rafting and kayaking. During the warmer months this campground is packed but I'm guessing that right now...in the middle of the week, it will be deserted. There is also good trout fishing on the river so I'll bring my fishing gear too.
Here's the plan....Leave here Wednesday mid morning and drive directly to the camp site. It's a little under 100 miles so I can be there around lunch time. Fish, hike, metal detect and maybe even a little gold panning for a couple of days and return home on Saturday or Sunday.
Sounds like an excellent plan to me. I will decide go/no go by tomorrow morning but unless the weather forecast changes I'm pretty sure.....I'm gone.
Thanks for visiting.