We went from hot to hot and traded spectacular views for a nice spot on the Green River. The folks next site over said it cools down pretty good at night. Hopefully they're right.
What a difference 145 miles can make. This morning we left our campsite at 9,500' elevation in the fir/aspen trees & traveled to one at 5,818' surrounded by beautiful canyons & vistas.
"We booked 318 miles so we could hook up with our friends Dawn & Jonathan. Scored the very last walk-in site in the campground. Our site, located near to a stream, has nice views."
4: Coyote Creek State Park, MM - July 16-17. Site #22 - New Mexico State Park with site water & dump station nearby. Elevation: 7,676 ft.
5: O'Haver Campground, CO - July 17-21. Site #27 - Forest Service campground with water nearby. Fire ring & picnic table. Elevation: 9325 ft.
When we left the Taos, New Mexico area, the last thing I did was check the Forest Service web site to confirm that the campground we planned on using was still open for the season. All looked good; the camp ground was reported open, and so was our backup.
The drive from Taos to Pagosa Springs was...