Well, the summer has swiftly gone by, and the MOG had been resting quietly in it’s warehouse garage, but we needed to get out and take a small roadtrip.
So on Friday October 5th, when I came home from work, the MOG was all packed and we headed up into the Las Padres National Forest in California.
Our plan was to camp the first night at Reyes Peak, a mountaintop campground at 7,000 feet. The drive up there was uneventful, but pretty intense as the roads were very twisty, and we drove the majority of it in the dark and fog… When we arrived at around 8:30pm, it was cold and dark, and the clouds were being blown though the tall pines.
We found a flat place to park and climbed into the living area of the MOG, had dinner, and went to sleep listening to the wind howling outside.
The next morning, we found ourselves here.
We had tea and coffee and went for a walk, but it was pretty cold outside.
We decided to head back down the ridge we drove up the night before.
This road didn’t seem so bad in the daytime, but it was quite a different experience the night before.
We stopped along the way to take pictures.
There were some great views along the way.
Eventually we were on the lower terrain and headed to Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Along the way we stopped here to have lunch.
After an hour or so we were back on the road…
We wanted to see condors!
Unfortunately the Wildlife Management area was closed, nor did we see any condors flying around in the skies above.
I had found some remote places to camp and had them plugged into the GPS, so we followed the route and found ourselves on some narrow roads like this.
Which lead us to a campsite.
We took a walk to a nearby overlook, and were rewarded with a pretty spectacular view.
It was getting to be late afternoon, so we pulled out the chairs and basked in the last rays of sunlight.
Once the sun set, we retired into the living area of the MOG, watched a movie, and looked out the window as dusk enveloped us.
A warm dinner and some red wine were a nice way to end the day.
The next morning we woke up, started the MOG and drove home. It was uneventful, and we were home by 10:30am.
All and all a good road trip, and it was good to have a little #moglife back in our lives…