We are still waiting “semi-patiently” in Chico for our generator to be repaired, so the idea for today’s post is drawn from a side trip we took few days back while staying at Black Butte Lake. Jeanette had talked with the Ranger and found out about free camping available at Stony Gorge Reservoir some 25 miles away. So we took off one afternoon to investigate. No campgrounds were shown on the map nor listed in any of the books I have. We saw no signs and drove past a road we should have taken, but after some back tracking we finally located the right road and found the campgrounds. They were closed, and I would have to say it was almost a sense of relief, because the name "Grimy Gulch" did not leave me with a feeling of clean campsite.