I arrived early in the morning and asked if I could get a shaded site. The ranger told me I could but I would have to wait. So I parked in their parking lot for a couple hours.
Of course the waiting time gave me an opportunity to walk aronnd and see what the campground was like.
The wait was really worth the time as I got a very nice shaded site.
Backed in and time to set up.
After an a couple hours... you do need to stop and drink lots of fluid... I had the site all set up.
By this time the sun is in the west and shinging down on the black Hummer, but I'm not going anywhere.
Since it was around July 4th, I had to put out my stars and strips.
No decent camp site is complete without a palm tree and flamingo.
I did win the award for the best decorated site... although there wasn't much competition as most campers did not put up tacky ligths. Of course every one wanted to know "When is Happy Hour?"
The Watchman campground is quite windy at night. I used a long bungee cord that was attached to a long spiked that I hammered into the ground.
The bungee cord was attached to the awning with a clip.
The spike and bungee cord. This combination keep the awning in place during some very windy nights.
The spikes where so far into the hard ground that I had to use my BAL leveler to remover them.
There is no water at the sites but the spigot was very close by... so the water containers came in handy.
My AC decided to quit on my so I was very happy that I had made thermal covers for the bunkend and slide out. They keep the PUP relative cool in the afternoon.
Other campers in the campground.
Other campers in the campground. Some sites did not have any shade.
Other campers in the campground. I hope their AC was working.
Other campers in the campground... Isn't this cute?
VIew of the camp ground from the Watchman's trail.