After an awesome night camping at Sylvan Lake, we woke up to clear skies and gorgeous scenery. We were all ready to head out, and we were on the trail pretty early. We stopped by the Sylvan Lake Visitor Center first, and then ran some firewood back to the campground. Then we headed up to Fulford Cave.
The road was easy for quite a distance, much like the Eagle-Thomasville Road but even smoother. The morning sun was warming things up nicely, and it was a great drive through tall aspens and pines. We were really impressed with Yeoman Park when we got there, and the campground looked amazing. We might have to stay at that one next time. It's tough to beat the plumbing and views at Sylvan Lake, though.
Just past the campground, the trail changed. It turned into a true 4x4 trail, and it was narrow and rocky. Then, a truck pulling a travel trailer met us, going the other direction. It wasn't a great idea, having that in there, but we managed to get by him.
We soon got to the Fulford Cave Campground and we drove around it to check it out. It was small, and completely empty. It really looked like a nice place to camp.
The parking area for the cave was just around the corner, and there were a couple vehicles there already. We didn't have permits and didn't plan on checking out the cave, so we just stretched our legs, chatted, and looked at the kiosk information. It looked like the 4x4 trail used to keep going along East Brush Creek a short distance, but it turned into the Ironedge Trail soon after the gate.
Too many things to explore! We had many miles planned, so we headed back out to do Nolan Creek.