Retired today. I’ll stop there although many can guess how I feel. Pam and I opened a bottle Cervantes Mountain Cuvee to celebrate. Man that is good stuff. Packing is in progress and our departure is set for sometime tomorrow. We are only going as far as our place on the Rim tomorrow but it will be the last time in the valley and the scorching heat for some time.
I was thinking today about what criteria would make for the ultimate camping site? What rating scale should be used? Ideas are welcome to help set the rating scale to be used for our upcoming trip. The obvious ones are beauty, access (tougher to get to must rate higher) and people (where camping with good friends can tip the scale on many normal looking sites). There is always the intangible element like a good Porter or IPA beer taps on every tree surrounding the site that could easily propel any site to the top as well.