This is not a National Park!
But, it is a National Forest with some campgrounds. The roads aren’t in as great a condition as Yosemite but, they’re drive-able. The receptionist at the Ranger’s office told me, “If you run out of pavement, you’ve gone too far!”
Alone in the wilderness.
It’s quiet! Very quiet—and dark! Very dark. No running water or even trash pickup (gotta take everything with you; my motto anyways). And the facilities, well, there’s a commode that covers a big hole in the ground. It’s been a while since anyone else was here (no smell!).
So, it looks like, until there are envelopes available to pay, I’m staying for free! I invited him for coffee in the morning. “If I’m in this area, I’ll stop by; I have a million acres to patrol.” I think it’ll be a while before I see him again!
There’s a 3G tower out there, somewhere!
I have seen a family of deer but wasn’t fast enough on the camera to snap a photo for you. I’ll bet I will have another chance to though!
It’s cheap to stay at a National Park. With my Lifetime Senior Pass, there is no admission, camping is half price and that price, for me, is $2.50 a night—unless, of course, there are no envelopes!
Plenty of time for reflection.
I’ll be exploring a little on foot these woods and taking in some nature walks nearby while playing my keyboard for the local wildlife and trees. Lots of trees! Until we meet again (tomorrow morning), I say with love…
Happy trails my friends!