Our awesome campsite!My husband had Friday off, so we decided to head up to the mountains for some camping fun this weekend. Because the weather is going to start getting cooler in the mountains, we know that our weekends for camping are limited. So, it was nice to be able to head up with our boys. It turns out we picked a great weekend to go because we had record high temps here in Denver. But, in the mountains, it was in the 70s-80s, which led to perfect days. We went on an awesome hike, played in the creek, and had lots of fun. I thought I would share some pictures from our trip.
Within 5 minutes of getting to our campsite, our boys had found the biggest dirt pile they could find. What is it about boys and dirt? :)
Playing by the creek. I LOVE this picture of them! They spent A LOT of time throwing rocks, sticks, sand, and anything else they could think of into the water. They would have been content to play there all day.
I decided to wear my Vibram Five Finger Bikilas for our hike. Since my Half Ironman, I have been incorporating wearing them in my running, but this was the first time I've worn them hiking. I LOVED them! I'll be doing a post about them soon.
A view from our hike! It was so beautiful. But, do you notice how most of the trees are NOT green?
Here's a closer view. The "grey" trees have all been killed by the bark beetles. It is absolutely devastating to see what seems like over 90% of the trees dead. At our campsite there were just piles and piles of cut up bark beetle trees. The forest service has been cutting them down because no one knows when they are going to fall, and it's just too dangerous to have them around the camp sites. I can't even imagine what these mountains are going to look like in the years to come when all of the dead trees fall.
We decided to drive around and explore the surrounding area and we came across this. It was so amazing. Are there any geologists out there that can explain how this came to be like that? It is crazy because the mountains are covered in trees and then there's just this huge vertical rock structure in the middle of nowhere!
Our night view. It was so quiet, peaceful, and beautiful up in the mountains. It is really nice to be able to "unplug" every once in awhile and just enjoy the great outdoors with our boys.
I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm a little behind on your blogs, but I'll be stopping by soon. :)