We arrived at dusk. While a sherbet sky skipped above our heads, we nodded ‘good evening’ to the disappearing sun.
We settled in at campsite # 10 in the dark, certain that the view in the morning would be mesmerizing.
It did not disappoint: (see more photos from that morning’s sunrise here)
The sun peaked its way above the lake and warmed us after a chilly, restless night, where a threesome of baby bears climbed and cried in “their tree”, which happened to be 10 feet from our tent!
We walked around the lake that day, taking our time, watching the bugs crawl and the grasses dance.
After some beers and a nap, we headed 10 minutes up the road to Bishop’s Castle (see more photos in this separate post). A “castle” built by a man with a vision and a very keen political view…
The second morning was MY opportunity to take a lone trip down to the water’s edge; to greet the sun with awe and gratitude.
It was a short trip, but completely worth escaping the city lights, taking in the milky way and celebrating a friend’s milestone birthday.
We drove away from the mountains, waving goodbye and thanking them for sharing their first yellow leaves of Autumn with us. What a great way to greet a new season.
This campground was located southeast of Pueblo, CO in the San Isabel Mountains. We stayed at their state park in the “La Vista” camp area, site #10. For more information about this campground, visit this website: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/La_Vista_Campground_Lake_Isabel