Our outing at independence pass was great. Went over a mile out and up to snow and awesome vistas. Simon loved the snowfields burying his face and rolling in the snow. We had “lunch “ at a nice spot by a snowfield and Susan couldn’t resist getting on it. Collar and all.
Walled into Pitkin from our campsite about 1/2 mile. Not much going on but a general store with locals having coffee on the front porch. Learned that Pitkin is 9200’ and mostly seasonal services. Nice neat community.
Drove to Middle Quartz Campground which was also suggested by the host at Snowblind. On the way we saw several places to boondock with the T@G. Road was rough in a few places but passable. Saw a moose along the road but didn’t join the group of gapers to look at it.
The Campground is pretty much boondocking with a table, fire pit and a pit toilet. We felt very lucky to be there. We need to look up where we were and what mountains we were looking at. Maybe Shavano?
There was also a stagecoach stop there that was used from 1880-1882. When to Tincup and beyond. Pretty interesting area and so close to home!
Our initial destination was Snowblind Campground near Sargents but upon arrival the host said there was a possibility that we’d be evacuated due to flooding of tomichi creek. He sent us here. Pretty quiet with wonderful noise from another creek just steps from our site. Some mosquitos but manageable. Will explore Pitkin and surroundings today. Beautiful weather!