I explored the area around Cherokee Park and Creedmore Lakes north of Fort Collins and below the WY border. The high country shifted from arid open pasture to alpine forests of spruce and aspen. Wild flowers dotted the landscape as I cruised the sandy rutted roads for miles.
Around 4:30 I got in touch with Haris but reception was poor and I was sorta content with my camp spot. I was a bit bummed about not catching them nearby but didn't have a solid idea of time or location.