(nr Creede CO)
The road to my camp led beyond and to Continental Lake; I was curious. Turned out to be for fishing only, with no camping allowed. Located near the Continental Divide, at a high elevation, it was a pretty place.
However, what got my attention were the interesting rock formations on the way. Totally unexpected to find those gems which were unlike other rocks in the general area.
Also, saw a few boondock spots, along the way, off the road and near a creek. Made note for another time. Might be tough getting to some of them with my rig Tardis; but, I would try.
Hiked a spur road from my camp and found a couple of nice boondock spots at the end. Getting level could be a problem. Someone had built a wickiup at one of the sites. The Rito Hondo Lake camp had lots of space, and was very popular with fishermen.
Camp: Rio Grande NF-Rito Hondo Lake boondock
Scene: Lake, rock formations
Thanks for the report and nice pictures. You do a very good job with your pictures.
Than you Barney. I appeciate that comment.
Looks like a good place to try panning for a little gold.
Some people still do that up there. Area mostly known for silver.
The rock formations are intriguing, aren’t they. I wonder what force of nature forms them and then leaves them there.
From what I have read, volcano, earthquakes, landslides, and erosion through wind and rain are the most likely causes. Not sure I care, as I just love the variety of shapes, colors, textures and sizes.