I also found a dot of tree sap on one of my chairs, and I didn't want sap all over my rooftop. I went up to the roof Tuesday with some towels and a water squirt bottle and checked the roof for sap. There were some drops and I cleaned them off, then I cleaned the solar panels, too, while I was up there. Then we moved to the campsite right above us, it didn't have any trees right overhead, and I had a beautiful view of the tree - in front of my window instead of overhead. This second site wasn't as pretty, though, and I didn't like the layout. It was rougher, with lots of little weed-like plants all over the ground. But a good site for solar and a good view.
We left the second site in the morning yesterday and went to the water and dump stations and took care of that, then I drove around the campgrounds a little to see if I could find a pretty site with good solar possibilities. I also wanted to check out the Primitive Camping area, which is the free area right on the lake. There's also a nice campground right above that area, but I liked the campground area I'm in better.
While I was there checking it out, I saw a herd of wild horses near the lake edge. They were hanging around, eating the grass, drinking the water, and just looking beautiful. There were two foals in the herd by the water, and another one that looked like a new born foal was a little way off with two adult horses. These are the first wild horses I've seen. After a year on the road, I'm still having "firsts."
It looks like a yearling right in the middle.
There is a push button for the water, which lasted about 20 seconds. The shower was great, and it was so easy to shave my legs with that nice bench! Much easier than in my little shower.
Then we drove back to our campground and it was completely empty. I drove slow and checked each site for ease of access, view, and the trees that would affect the solar panels. Katie and I walk down this road every day, but I was really checking the sites this time. There is a drive-through site right down from where we were camped that was perfect. We went back to the second site and loaded up the chairs, solar lights, etc., and went to the new site. I couldn't believe how long we got input into the solar panels last night. At 7:00 pm, we were still getting a little input, so I'm really happy with this site, and plan to stay here.
If I want to move again, you know, hitch-itch happens after a week or two, I'll go down to the Primitive Camping area for the last few days to see if we can watch the wild horses again. The Ranger said they also have wild burros here.
The other day Katie and I took a couple of "hikes." I thought. There's a trail head at the end of our road right near our site where lots of people park, and walk down with their fishing gear. Or just walk. I decided to see what was there. We walked a little way along a narrow trail with a nice drop off on one side. We ended up at the dam. It was a nice little walk, but definitely not a hike.
Then we walked to the road above us where I've seen people driving, and I wanted to see what was up there. There was a curve in the road, and soon as we went around the curve, we saw a turn-around. Nothing there at all. So both of our hikes turned out to be a bust.
Probably just as well, since Katie and I are still a bit out of breath. Some days are better than others, but this altitude is definitely affecting us. I'm not sick, I feel fine. It's only when we're walking that I notice a difference in my stamina. I know there are some nice hikes in the park, but I guess they aren't up here at our end.
The man in the photo below was camped down the road from us for a few nights. We talked a little bit when Katie and I walked past his site; I should have engaged him more. I'll bet he was interesting. He had a truck and this sleeping hammock. He was gone this morning, but my neighbor said he talked to him, and he said, yes, he did sleep in it. He said all he needs is two trees strong enough to hang it on, and he's set. I guess it's easier than putting up a tent. I wonder how comfortable it is. And he had no privacy at all, but I guess he's okay with that.
From Me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everyone! :)