Wednesday, September 20, 2006


A little over two weeks ago we headed out West for the Labor Day weekend, driving across the sunflower fields of Kansas to our neighboring state of Colorado. Joe and I found a nice site up in the San Isabel National Forest near the Collegiate Peaks. The great thing about National Forest camping is that it is often free and dispersed-style, essentially meaning you drive along a dirt back-road and camp at a nice spot, though there are no amenities like tables or outhouses, and you have to know where to go either from experience or on the advice of a local. Because of the rugged nature of it, not very many people do it, which is great for us! Our site was a good twenty minute walk from any other people, and had wonderful mountain views. We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains with our dog Montana, and relaxing under the clear skies at our camp. :)