(nr Lake City CO)
Drove up the Engineer Pass Rd along Henson Creek in order to find a camp. With the cliffs in the canyon, and the roaring creek, the scenery was marvelous. Stopped several times to take photos.
There was an old mine that gave tours into the mineshaft; not for me. A few pullouts, and a few small boondock campsites were passed on the way up. Found my spot across from the Pike Snowden Cabin historic site; a wide pullout between the road and the creek.
There were tall pines providing shade for sitting next to the creek, and facing a cliff with a large boulder causing the water to roil. The downside was the dust stirred up from the road whenever a jeep or ATV went past. Still, it was pretty nice for a free campsite.
Spent my time poking around, taking short hikes, riding my bike, checking out the cabin, sitting under the trees, and enjoying the mountain air and beautiful scenery.
Camp: Henson Creek-BLM boondock
Scene: Creek, canyon, camp