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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Boyd Lake State Park
 
We left Canon City this morning with no particular destination in mind. We did not necessarily want to go too far however.  Once we got on the road it turned out to be flat and four lanes, something we have not seen for a while, and before we knew it we were at interstate 25 heading toward Denver. By then we just wanted to get through Denver as quickly as possible. So after a short stop at Camping World, on my favorite store list, we ended up north of Denver at Loveland. Loveland sits at the base of the Big Thompson Canyon which takes you right into Rocky Mountain National Park.

We are camped for the evening at Boyd Lake State Park. Tomorrow the plan is to climb Big Thompson Canyon and stay in Rocky Mountain National Park for a couple of days. While here in Loveland it is beautiful at 80 degrees but the elevation is 5000 feet, in the park we will be over 8,000 feet and the evenings are still very chilly. There are no facilities in the park so our generator will get another workout over the next couple of days.

I don’t have any photos from today yet; I’ll try and get something before I send this. The view from our campsite is great, plenty of snowcapped mountains but it faces west and the sun will not permit any photos.   


Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park

A root cluster