Night 7 and 8, At the Gunnison KOA
June 21 and 22
After we left the Monarch campground we followed the CDT track down to Sargent and then west to Gunnison. Yes, we’ve deviated one more time to visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
The KOA advertised “has a petting zoo”. The zoo was actually roaming free. You don’t see this everywhere. There were goats, burros, chickens, and ponies…… and they were pet-able.
On to Gunnison National Park
This was a nice sized herd. Luckily they all made it across the highway ok by a hair. The babies were adorable.
There was unforeseen road construction which was going to keep us from returning on the same highway that day, so we figured we’ll just make an alternate loop and see both the north and south rims of the canyons. It’ll be quick they said,……
Back on the Continental Divide Trail
Night # 9 Boondocking
O’Haver Lake, Recreation.gov says first come first serve. it is a beautiful lake but don’t count on getting a spot. They do have some spots available to reserve. We got the feeling that the regulars keep these unavailable. It would be difficult to get spots for a large group here.
It was beautiful, but we moved on about a mile and there were plenty of options in the open forest less than a mile away.