Sunday, July 20, 2008

Taylor Park - Views that go on forever

Sometimes you just get lucky as to where you park your trailer. We reserved this site back in March, not knowing that we'd soon buy a trailer with a huge window in the slide. This was a back-in site, and if we'd had a typical trailer or motor home, the "back" of it would have faced this view. Ours did, but we had the big picture window in the slide to look out at this scene.

This is at Lakeview Campground, overlooking Taylor Park Reservoir, about 25 miles northeast of Gunnison. We have electricity, but no water or sewer. No problem. With a view like this, who can complain about anything?

Don has fished the upper Taylor River numerous times, and about 7 miles north of the lake are the Potholes, which he likes to float in his tube. One day was spent on Spring Creek, the next canyon over to the west. We've also gone to Crested Butte - seems I just have to go at least once each time we camp at Taylor Park. There are great little stores, a coffee shop with WiFi, and a shoe store that's sold me all 3 pairs of Keens. This year I got an open-toe thong Keen. They're the only non-Birkenstock shoes I can wear. We ate a wonderful lunch at the Brick Oven - and now I have to try to duplicate the hot Italian sausage sandwich Don ate.

Late afternoon/early evening, after a mild thunderstorm, we watched the clouds move in and sit on top of the Collegiate Peaks to the north. If you enlarge the picture or look closely, you can see how the clouds have rolled over the tops of the peaks and are spilling down the south-facing slopes.

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