|Cold weather camp--with lots of sun.|
"No, I'll be staying at least two days, probably longer," I replied, and then the ranger provided details of the winter set-up of the campground--one active water spigot at the campground's entrance, electricity available at the campsites, and the vault toilet location.
"You'll most likely be the only camper for your stay," he added, and in my mind I thought, "Yay!"
Camping in the winter season is an experience in solitude, something that is much more elusive during the active summer season. My main perception of the campground right now is one of stillness, just that, a cessation of activity. I packed up and headed out this week because the weather will be warmer--in the 30-60 range--wanting to enjoy maybe some of the last milder late-fall weather before winter arrives. Also, I'm having a tooth replaced soon, and I'm not sure how intrepid I'll feel during the multi-stage process.
|Cedar Creek, the source of Lake Geode|
|Scouting the trail|
|The ride tomorrow will probably be half riding and half pushing.|