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After visiting Brother Nick we camped at the Saddlehorn campground on the Colorado national monument. We had site #42 which was very nice. Good view of fruita area at night. Only drawback was it was close to the bathrooms. (Flush toilets) another good site would be #8 on the A loop but I guess that one you can't reserve. Did early morning bike …
... when we saw the sign for clearance through tunnels between us and the campground at two feet shorter than our RV. We later learned that we could have fit by straddling the middle but we have been very pleased to find a great little state park just outside the national park. Candidly, this campground worked out much better for us. After settling into the campground, we headed up to the visitor center and did a little ...
... on I-70 and blasted through to just west of Grand Junction avoiding the worst of the rain until the final 10-15 miles.
As if the weather didn't provide enough drama, we began the day with an accent of Moki Dugway. Imagine an 1100 foot vertical mesa from which a gravel road is somehow carved. It was by no accident that our route was planned such that we would tackle this road going up rather than down. ...
... twice, and came to rest as noted above. We could not see anyone standing around that we would identify as the driver or passengers. We could only assume the driver and any passengers had already been taken to the town of Vail for treatment.
That patch of ice was the only one we saw on the way up Vail Pass. On the way down there were two or three others, but no other accidents.
At Edwards, we got some gas and made a pit stop. ...
... br> The trail is advertised as a 2.5 mile, two-hour hike. Quite frankly, when we first started out I had no intention of walking all the way to the Independence Monument. The first half-mile or so skirts behind some very nice homes.
Since we began our hike at about 08:00, the lighting was wonderful for taking photos. Probably my two most favorite subjects were the rock formations and the twisted cedar trees.