Friday, October 13, 2017

Colorado - 2017 Part 1

Day 1 – 9/21/17

We departed around 12:30 p.m. and drove to Iowa City, IA where we camped at an Army Corps of Engineering Campground, one of four on the reservoir. We selected Tailwater East Campground.  We didn’t find an office or place to pay so we ended up with a free night at a great location.  We left a heat spell in Indiana and moved into the oven with a high of 95.  It cooled off for a good night sleep.

Friendly Backgammon game

Day 2 – 9/22/2017
We got up early and had an eleven hour drive to our next location, North Platt, NE.  We stayed in the city park campground, next to a small zoo.  We found a nice site close to the Platt River.  We drove back into town and picked up a pizza for dinner, returning to the campground and dinning along the river.

Platt River

Rocky Mountain National Park
Day 3-5 – 9/23/2017-9/25/2017
We had a 4-1/2 hour drive to Estes Park, taking back roads for most of the way.

The Elk were in rutt and buggling could be heard all day and night.  It was fun to hear.

Aspenglen Campground

1 comment:

  1. New snow in the Colorado Rockies and wapiti bugling all around you makes for a great trip start! Very nice!