It was one of those forehead slap moments, when I realized there was a whole section in one of my local State Parks that I haven’t explored.
So I set out early Saturday morning to see if I could find a nice new camping spot…or a spot for future coffee brew-ups.
I did a fair amount of off road exploring and singletrack.
I saw forested areas, open meadows, lake shore views.
I found a lot of empty and quiet.
And I did, if fact, find a nice place to camp.
It had plenty of trees for hammock hanging, and a nice down slope view of an open meadow.
So I practiced a micro-camp set-up to imagine what it might be like in a few weeks with cooler, more ideal, camping weather.
Then I packed up and did a little more exploring in other areas.
In addition to my coffee, I also brought lunch to extend my outing.
I had more time AND more fuel. That translates into more mellow singletrack for the country bike.
In the end, I made my way back to a favorite lake overlook.
There I had my lunch, another round of coffee, and more breezy hammock time.