Sunday, August 4, 2013

Summer of Beth ~ Part 1

July 16th marked Beth's 50th birthday...and we have been celebrating all summer in various ways.  For the first time, Beth planned to join Ian and I on our annual summer trip to Colorado and I believe she will never miss the trip again.  As Beth was coming along on the (previously 'boys') trip, we figured it was high time to upgrade the experience...and saving you the painful details, we ended up purchasing an r-pod travel trailer.  This is a fairly small trailer (weighing in at 2400 lbs. dry) that can be pulled by our existing Nissan Xterra and it has many luxuries that push the definition of "camping."  At left you can see the r-pod parked at one of our favorite campsites, Woods Lake, just southwest of Telluride.  Below is an image of the lake, about a quarter mile hike from our camping spot.

This is the view of El Diente Peak from our site (a very challenging 14'er to hike):

I'll post more pictures from our trip in successive posts, but here is one of Beth in her birthday cowboy hat, getting into the Colorado spirit.

 Next up...Climbing Mt. Quandry!


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