The beauty of a 0-Degree (-17C)
sleeping bag is best shown when it gets really cold. I guess tonight was not cold enough, as we both ended up sweating at night. The trip
lead us today over some more kilo-foot tall passes to Winter Park. It was a relatively short drive through
green valleys which we enjoyed with many stops. I am continuing to have problems with my D30 camera, which seems to be overexposing all the time, which is in part reason why
there are so few pictures from today.
We visited the premises of the No Name service area, and sighted a "rice" at a Safeway parking lot in
Carbondale. It's refreshing to see that such sightings are not limited to the SF Bay area but are rather widespread even in remote Colorado
We set up camp in a small campground south of Winter Park, right by the river - this time even closer than last night. To quote Tom Hanks in "Cast Away" -- "Look, I made fire!" I applied my new mini axe to the firewood which I purchased in large quantities for the flat rate of $3 from the campground host who's originally from Texas and who's staying here for the whole summer. First I was shocked by the amount of firewood, but now that it's already quite chilly I am coming to liking the idea of being warm. If only the stupid wind would stop turning around so that there is no safe location away from the smoke.