The best memories are made camping!

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The mountains are calling! June is upon us. It’s one of the best months in northern Colorado to enjoy the great outdoors (my opinion, anyway!). With all the chores done at home, we are heading to the high country. Most weekends we are hiding away as remote as possible. It’s not that we don’t like people, we just love the wilderness and the solitude more. Sorry, by Friday afternoon, I can’t do people anymore!

The more we explore, the more we find ourselves realizing how lucky we are to live where we live. Within a couple of hours from where we call home, we have many options to camp, fish and hike. We are truly blessed. Can’t take it for granted one minute.

Always looking for the next great spot to spend the weekend. I have a hard time going to the same place all the time. It’s a big world out there to not explore new places; maybe it’s my heritage! I joke that Magalhaes (Magellan, as he is better known) was my cousin.

This past weekend took us to Rainbow Lake Trail in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. It’s a 8-mile round trip, moderate/hard hike with about 1,200 feet elevation gain. Once you arrive, you are met with a beautiful crystal clear alpine lake; breathtaking. It’s a bit early in the season, so we came across snow on the trail and on the lake; some floating icebergs too. It’s a beautiful spot to fish or just enjoy lunch; we did both. Plan on 4 to 5 hours for this beautiful hike. If you feel more adventurous, you can backpack in.

Real freedom lies in wilderness not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

The biggest accomplishment this weekend, other than our big hike, was our successful attempt with solar! We are officially off the grid. What a great invention.

Our next big camp trip will take us south to the San Juan mountains. Reconnecting with some old friends and meeting new ones.

My real job gets in the way of my travel habit! Cheers to more travel.

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