Friday, May 26th … Day 20 … Bogan Flats White River National Forest, Colorado
Stayed at the campground Thursday to clean up and organize our stuff for the next excursion on Friday, Bogan Flats, huge wind gust woke us up from a sound sleep, maybe 50 mph. Woke up around 5am to get a jump on the day, short 125 mile ride, planning a few stops as we expect to be a little farther from civilization than in the past.(One last shot near the visitors center,our condo!) More food, gas and oh yes a bakery also paid a visit to a local butcher shop that processes all their own meats, all local beef and wild game. Rib eyes, Canadian bacon, Bratwurst…. All healthy stuff of course … off we go, talking with our fellow campers, mostly locals, no one heard of Bogan Flats… oh oohhh! Maybe this will be the one that is not so special… I know there are no amenities, just water and vault toilets. We are self -contained and solar, bring it on…. The ride started out not so exciting, cruising downhill, passed a number of old towns, all the old style Main Streets that seem to be holding their own. Then the climb started, McClure pass 8,755’ steep accent, beautiful scenery, no traffic, stopped several times in awe, laughing and smiling. Camp ground is in the middle of nowhere, dead end street, turned off the road, the “flat” is a valley floor, all pine forest, surrounded by tall hills and snowcapped mountains, right behind us the White River is roaring with spring snow melt. No cell service at all completely unplugged! We grilled and split a rib eye for supper, best ever, better than Mortons in Tennessee. What a day!
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