Coyote Lake (3)

What a very nice site!

It did not feel like February this weekend. I think it reached nearly 80 degrees where we were and it was gorgeous. The drive down to Coyote Lake was pretty packed, so we tried surface streets through Gilroy. That didn’t really help. We arrived after dark and I was thinking, “Where the heck is the site?” Site 44 is on the very edge of the lower loop and I didn’t appreciate, until morning, just how nice it was. You get an unobstructed view of the lake from there and there are only two other sites nearby. As a bonus, we could hit some cell service now and then.

Lots of space around us

Because it took a long time to get there, I arrived thinking, “Why are we coming here?” In the morning I was all, “I love this place!” I will note that the drive down to the lake from Roop Rd. is very narrow and winding. And Roop Rd. has some exciting 180 degree turns. But it’s doable, even in the dark. They have a welcoming committee of crickets and frogs, and the sky is chock full of stars.

E Ticket ride

Richard spent Saturday repeating an E ticket loop he’d done once before. I literally sat in my Nemo chair and stared at birds for several hours. It was so pleasant, I didn’t feel like doing much of anything else. Boats were not allowed on the lake, or I might have done that. I don’t think we’ve been here at a time when they were letting boats on the water. Just something to keep in mind. Later in the afternoon, we walked along the lake for a bit and then came back to make dinner.

Just lovely

No wild pigs were sighted this time, but there were warning signs posted, advising people not to mess with them. There were certainly lots of birds though. Geese, Blue Herons, Egrets, you name it.

I don’t have much to say really. This was a very boring weekend in the best possible way.

Total miles: 86.3, 17.8 mpg, 3 hours 23 min (bad traffic on 101, took surface streets, with also bad traffic). Site 44, very nice and set apart from other sites. Good solar. No hookups. LTE sometimes for both. No service in most of the campground. Great dump.

2 thoughts on “Coyote Lake (3)

  1. Hi Alissa in Gilroy from Dee in Walnut Creek! Beautiful place. Gilroy does have a lot to offer. My brother and his wife lived in Tres Pinos/Hollister for many years. I’m taking my cat, Rascal to the vet today for dental care. Dee

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