St. Charles Lake Campground, San Isabel NF, Colorado
Morning Sun followed by afternoon thunderstorms
I remember this pattern from backpacking in Colorado many years ago. Hike fast and get off the ridges and set up camp before the rains hit. I have several photos of myself wearing a huge, wet poncho over me and my backpack when I missed the timing.
Setting up camp is a lot easier now - I can even leave my wet rain gear hanging outside under the awning - luckily, there's been no wind. I can even continue to cook outside.
|Shortly after taking this, I had to angle the awning to let the hail and rain drain off!|
|All the white is hail!|
|Hail on the picnic table - and the bear box in the background!|
|My campsite has been soggy for 3 days now!|
When it's not raining, I have a lovely place to sit by the creek.
A cup of tea, a good book, the sounds of thunder and pitter-patter of rain on the trailer roof and a sleeping kitty on my lap - what a delightful way to spend an afternoon (or 3).