After leaving the Grand Tetons, we drove back through Pinedale, WY. and Rock Springs, WY (and yes, I hit Starbucks and Cafe Rio again). We then headed East on the 80 to Saratoga, WY. where we stayed at the Saratoga Lake City Campground. There were full hookup sites for $10 and no hookups for $7.50. The no hookup sites were right alongside the lake. We found this place in Don Wrights Free Campground Book and Ultimate Campgrounds, both fantastic resources.
We left the next morning and drove to Disbursed Camping at Rabbit Ears Pass outside of Steamboat Springs, CO. We met up with friends Chris and Jeanne (and Riley, the dog). As you can tell from the pictures we were in a forrest area and very private. Jeanne, Chris, and John worked on removing Jeanne’s batteries so she could get new ones.
It poured the afternoon and evening we were there. But we had fun visiting with Jeanne and Chris.
We left here and I talked John into going through the Rocky Mountain National Park. WHAT A MISTAKE. The road heading towards Estes Park went up over 14,000 feet and went along cliffs most of the way. We started out towing, but had to disconnect because of the incline. My least favorite driving experience is along cliffs, so I wasn’t looking forward to driving. We finally made it over to Estes Park, where we had to be detoured because of a big bike race. Finally we hit the 25 and followed it all the way home, arriving on August 24.
At home we got the Lazy Daze unloaded and cleaned, getting ready for our next adventure to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.