Since I couldn’t get into the Belknap campgrounds I took the next best thing and camped at Coy Flat. This was about 5 miles from Belknap campgrounds and 2 1/2 miles from Camp Nelson. I told the host that I wanted to stay there at least 8 days but he told me I would have to make a reservation online. WHAT A DRAG!!! I had to go about 6 miles to a little general store/post office where they had a real intermittent WI-FI. I was lucky enough to stay online enough to put through the reservation. Now I would be staying there from 7/23 to 8/3.
As you can see the forest is much thicker here then in the other campgrounds I had stayed in. But the temperature was only about 80 and very pleasant. It was really nice sleeping weather. The canopy of the forest kept the heat in and it didn’t really start to get cold until about 4:00am.
The next day I hiked down to Camp Nelson and back (about 5 miles). The scenery was beautiful and I must have crossed the creek about 5 times.
This was my first campfire there. It was nice sitting in front of the campfire contemplating everything that occurred dury the day.