Thursday, July 31, 2008
When You're Hot, You're Hot
That was the title of a 1972 Jerry Reed hit that aptly describes the current weather in the Denver area. We now have had 18 days of 90+ degree days. That ties the previous record achieved in 1901 and we have at least 5 more 90+ days ahead, it looks like.
I gotta get out of town to the mountains!
There is another Circle The Wagons trip planned for next weekend and I have already decided to leave a day early on Thrusday and come home a day later on Tuesday. Unfortunately this is another trip The Bride will miss because of her school work load. The good news is that she is down to two more weeks for these two classes and then hopefully it will be clear sailing for her.
My plan is to leave here on Thursday and head to the mountains by way of Fairplay, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs and spend the night at Monarch Park Campground. This campground is at 10,500' elevation so I'll definitely be out of the 90 degree weather. The picture to the left is a picture of the campground that I snatched from the internet.
Friday I'll proceed to Ridgeway State Park, where I'll meet up with the rest of The Circle. It's at a little lower altitude (7000') so it won't be as cool as Monarch but it should still be pleasant. The Circle will enjoy the area until Monday when we'll break up and head back home. Guitar and I plan to circle back through Gunnison and up Taylor Canyon where we'll spend the night before going across the backside of Cottonwood Pass and back to the Denver metro area.
That's my plan....and I'm stickin to it!
Thanks for visiting.