Packing up the next morning was hard to do, but we ventured back out to explore the island. We had read about Mount Constitution in Moran State Park so we headed there for the 360 degree views that could be seen from the top. Funnily enough, it was off the main road, we’d passed it the night before. But upon arriving, we discovered the road was closed due to fog. Of course!
We found a trail to hike and imagined what it would be like to camp here. (Oh, it’s so on the U.S.A. Road Trip Living List!) We came upon campsites nestled in the great pines with picnic tables available for each site. The trail wound around small lakes while birds ducked in and out of the water in search of their breakfast. Very few people were out and about which made exploring perfect. I’m sure summer would be a different story.
With travel, sometimes timing is everything: off season alleviates the crowds, but allows for lousy weather. You’ve gotta take the good with the bad I suppose.