Tagged with Colorado

From Fossil Bed to Mountain Peak

From Fossil Bed to Mountain Peak

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Campground  Site #67,  6:48 a.m. – 37 degrees The sun was just beginning to stretch her glow across the dunes as we broke camp and made coffee. It was a still morning, a few songbirds and snoring neighbors the only sounds in the campground. … Continue reading

The Great Sand Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes

May 2nd, 2016 – On the road from Northern New Mexico to Southern Colorado It was almost 1:00 p.m. when we crossed state line into Colorado. Within the hour we entered Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. We visited this park for briefly in 2013, climbed one of the tallest sand dunes, and then … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 2

Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 2

Westward Wanderlust Day 23 Fawn Valley Inn, Estes Park, CO  August 1, 2012  And before we knew it, it had finally arrived, the last day of our Summer 2012 Westward Wanderlust.  We woke with a bittersweet excitement.  We were looking forward to another day in the Rockies, yet were slowly coming to terms with the … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 1

Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 1

Westward Wanderlust Day 22 Willow Creek, Colorado July 31st, 2012 The morning dew had settled into small shadowed beads on the shell of our trusty red and grey North Face.  This was to be our last morning waking up in the tent. The morning sun shined brightly on Willow Creek Reservoir.  A slight breeze quivered … Continue reading

Arches to Rocky Mountain

Arches to Rocky Mountain

Westward Wanderlust Day 21 Hwy 313 Outside of Moab, Utah July 30, 2012 The sputtering blast of engine brakes jolted me from sleep.  The car windows beaded with condensation from our sleeping breath and I realized how warm I was. Our mobile bedroom had become a steam cooker on wheels, poaching our sleep and sweat-saturated … Continue reading

Treading Unstable Ground

Treading Unstable Ground

Westward Wanderlust, Day 4 July 13th, 2012 Yellowstone National Park, Montana We were up bright and early and on the Yellowstone Loop. We stopped at Shoshone Lake for breakfast and coffee, crossed the Continental Divide, and headed towards the most famous geothermal feature of them all, the ever reliable, Old Faithful. But first, we were … Continue reading