We waited until Sunday the 5th of July to move spots, knowing we would likely run into holiday crowds if we moved on the 4th.
First we went to Kendall Camping Area which is a free camp spot in the San Juan National Forest and it was still mobbed with holiday campers. There were people arriving in line to take spots from people leaving. We found a place for ourselves next to the vault toilet that smelled like it was full.
We unhitched and drove down the road and see what our options were. There were two more “camping areas” similar to Kendall that sit across each other along a river. We ended up in Sultan Camping Area (pictured at the top of this post).
The weather has been overcast almost every day with rain in the afternoons. Even so, the roar of the river has made this a particularly cozy campsite.
Dinner Last Night:
Tomato Nut Roast with Buckwheat and Seeds. This was really good, though the serving size is wrong. It serves 4 along with a big side salad.
2015 Cost of Camping:
86 night paid camping
99 nights free camping
185 days this year
Total spent: $1593.31
Daily average cost: $8.61