National Parks Tour travel blog

View from Fremont State Park

Another Frement View

Headed Down

Valley View

Mission San Juan Bautista

Going Into the Mission

View Down the Outside Corridor

Mission Grounds

Mission Grounds

Part of Mission Garden

Twilight View

Sunset


Today was a “do the chores” day, although laundry was really the only chore we got done. We stopped at Mission San Juan Bautista which has been beautifully restored and maintained. We spent around an hour wandering through the building and grounds. Then we decided it was too late to get to a Camping World store to pick up the guidebook and find a place to buy groceries—the larder is getting a bit bare.

We looked to see what State Parks were nearby and found two, but one is an historical park, and they usually don’t have camping facilities. However, Fremont Peak State Park, which has a small campground and was only about 11 miles away looked promising, so we headed this way. That 11 miles is the steepest and twistiest we have encountered. We decided that we would persevere because most tourists probably don’t realize it exists and the locals know better than to come up that road.

However, we made it to the top and are now ensconced in one of the 12 campsites the park boasts. Only one other site is occupied. It is lovely with woods all around and great views of the mountains in all directions. It is supposed to be dark enough at night to make star gazing really good. Now if we can just manage to stay awake long enough to enjoy it!



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