Our New Campsite


(written on the 11th)  We are at quite an isolated camping site.  This place is called “Pathfinder Reservoir”, the camping is not quite primitive in that we have outdoor toilets and garbage bins.  Other than that there is no running water anywhere in this park and no electricity!   We are very near Independence Rock.  The no electricity I understand as a lot of parks are like that but most have a water pump someplace.  The plus side to this park is that we are camped above the dam and we are parked in the hard sand next to the lake – we have a picnic table and shelter, fire pit and we have our own beach.  When we left our camp yesterday morning we had filled up our water tank and we also have jugs of water so we are set there.  We will pick up more water later today. 

There is no cell signal and therefore no internet service but I am using a program on the computer where I can type in a blog post in advance and then when we go to the town later today to get some groceries and water I can find a place to get hooked up and send out my post.  You will not be hearing from me much for the next couple of days.  I am doing another post that I will schedule.  We plan on staying here at this campsite until Wednesday and then we will be moving on down the road.  This campsite is only 90 miles or so down the road from where we were the previous two days.


The road was gravel coming in to the reservoir for about 5 miles – hard gravel not sloppy if you know what I mean.  We have sage brush covered small mountains around with “real” mountains in the distance.

the hillsides

This next photo shows you how close we are to the lake.  There are small gulls that swoop in to try to get fish which we have seen hopping up out of the water.  We hear the water lapping at the beach.


The sunrise at about 6:30 AM coming over the mountains.


The mountains across the lake:


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8 comments… add one
  • Colletta Miller Jul 12, 2010

    Wow! That looks like nothing I’ve seen before around here. It is amazing how one country can be so diverse.

    I would love camping by the lake. Lakes are my favorite body of water.
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  • Sandra Henderson Jul 12, 2010

    Wow!~gorgeous photos! ENJOY!
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  • Vivian Jul 12, 2010

    Oh goodness. What a wonderful view! I take it the weather is not really hot there. (No electricity.) It looks like you will have plenty to look at and take pictures of.
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  • Melinda Jul 12, 2010

    I am enjoying your vacation while at home in hot Central Texas. What state are you in now? The lake looks so nice and the sunrise is beautiful.

  • Mary L Jul 12, 2010

    Would love to see that sunrise! Beautiful!
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  • Hannele Jul 13, 2010

    What a wonderful place for relaxation: literally in the middle of nowhere! I love palces like that, theres one national park here in Finland that offers the same kind of facilities, and we drive there almost every summer 🙂
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  • CJ Jul 13, 2010

    That looks so peaceful. It reminds me a bit of Lake Mead in Nevada. What a way to relax!
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  • Tatyana Jul 13, 2010

    This place looks very nice, especially in the sunset!
    Hope you are having a great time there!

    Best wishes,
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