Keystone CO Boondocking

We found a campsite across the road from our initial spot under the power lines. We decided not to list it on Campendium because they’re turning it into a trailhead next year so the only camping would be much farther down the road and impossible for most to access.

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Yesterday we were joined by our buddies Chris and Shawn. Even though you see two Airstreams up at this spot, I wouldn’t recommend it to others. We bottomed out a few times on our way in. Our spare tire sits under the trailer toward the front, and it dragged across some humps in the dirt road getting in. I hoped it was because the back of our truck was weighed down and as a result graded it for the next person, but Chris reported that they had the same experience.

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After dinner we went to Chris and Shawn’s trailer to hang out with Lucas and Little Girl while Shawn made chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Nutella!

Dinner Last Night:
Mushroom Ragout with Rotini. This was FANTASTIC! I wasn’t sure if there was an error in the recipe, because the ingredients list calls for 1 cup of water blended with the cashews, and then the recipe itself calls for 1 cup of water before adding the cashew cream. So I went ahead with the 2 cups, but since I was worried the sauce wouldn’t thicken I added 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the cashew cream and it was perfect! Delicious dinner for 4.

2015 Cost of Camping:
87 night paid camping
123 nights free camping
210 days this year
Total spent: $1600.81
Daily average cost: $7.62

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kerensa July 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    That title made me glad we made a reservation at the reservoir!
    Brandon wants to know if Shawn saved him a cookie.

    • Reply Leigh July 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      I think she has left-overs AND she’s making homemade vegan ice cream for Friday night! 🙂

      • Reply Iain Gilbert August 1, 2015 at 11:41 am

        We remember Shawn’s dangerously delicious cookies well from when we were camping together near Sedona.

        • Reply Leigh August 3, 2015 at 7:12 am

          They’re so decadent!!

  • Reply Debbie July 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    That is a stunning photo! Flowers, Curtis and Airstream!

  • Reply Lin July 31, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Oh so sorry about your dragging. What a great pic of the Airstream, Curtis, and those pretty flowers!

    How are Curtie’s eyes doing now?

    • Reply Leigh July 31, 2015 at 10:50 am

      To me it seems the same, Brian thinks it’s better. We’ll see what the vet thinks tomorrow.

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