Just a quick update on our current location.
Last Sunday we drove from Silverton to Crested Butte. Along the way we traveled the second half of the famed Million Dollar Highway.
After stocking up on groceries and propane in Montrose we continued east, stopping for lunch alongside the blue blue waters of the Blue Mesa Reservoir. We tried to stay at one of the many campgrounds that dot the shoreline last year, but that pesky lack of cell service foiled our plans, and we were only able to spend one night.
After lunch we continued to Gunnison where we turned north and headed up to Crested Butte. Here we are coming into town.
Our destination was one of the boondocking spots on Washington Gulch road only a few miles from town. If you’re not in a giant motorhome, or towing a 40′ trailer (and not afraid to drive down a bumpy dirt road) there are quite a few opportunities for boondocking in Crested Butte. The problem, as usual, is that many of them don’t have cell service. Last year we found found an incredible spot on Washington Gulch Rd. with some speedy cell service, so back we went. Well we didn’t end up in the same spot because there were already a good number of RVs in the spot we called “our meadow” last year. No problem. Instead we found a spot not far away off a little traveled dead-end dirt road with some great mountain views and lots of wildflowers.
We plan to spend a full two weeks here in the this spot, so they’ll be lots more blog posts with photos of mountains and wildflowers coming soon!