|Arkansas Point Campground on the South Shore|
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
An "iffy" weather forecast and destination uncertainties delayed the launch of this weekend's camping trip. At the last minute though, I decided to take a chance on a new destination. So at noon on Saturday, I threw a few items in an overnight bag and grabbed what was handy in the refrigerator for a hastily planned solo trip to the Northeast Plains of Colorado to Jackson Lake State Park. Two and a half hours later I was setting up camp at a quiet site overlooking the 2500 acre reservoir. It turned out to be a very pleasant and warm weekend, and a worthwhile trip, even though it was very short, lasting just a little more than 24-hours, roundtrip.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|Night time at the camp site|
Mueller State Park continues to be a favorite destination because of the natural beauty and the many camping amenities that the park offers. It sits in the shadow of Pike's Peak to the east and has miles and miles of hiking trails across open vistas and through thick mixes of aspen and evergreen forest. On a typical winter day, you can snow shoe, cross country ski and even sled. This year, however, the snow fall has been dishearteningly low, but it just means it is easier to get around on the trails with a good pair of hiking boots and yak tracks. Beautiful scenery abounds.
Monday, October 1, 2012
I am hoping this wasn't the last camping trip of the season, but as days grow shorter and colder, it won't be long before the snow is flying in most of my favorite high-country, Colorado campgrounds. However, I was able to squeeze in at least one more with a return visit to Mueller State Park to enjoy the turning of the aspen and the beauty that the change of seasons brings.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
|Campsite at East Portal Reservoir Campground (Estes Park)|
Monday, August 13, 2012
It is always fun to learn new tricks. So just for kicks, the last few days I've been experimenting with a digital imaging technique for "miniaturizing" a photo scene. It is amazing how easily our brains are fooled by an optical illusion. I've gone through some old and more recent photos and have tried to miniaturize my camper and a few other things. Now I am going to see if I can make it work on my bills....
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
|Lake Granby, CO|
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Extreme heat along the Front Range of Colorado and forest fires to the north and south gave us extra motivation to hitch up the Airstream Bambi and escape to Buena Vista, Colorado, for a weekend adventure. This small town in the shadow of the Collegiate Peaks offers a plethora of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, such as fishing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, and river rafting, to name a few. Unfortunately there were only so many hours in the day, and we had to pick and choose. Hoping to head back again soon to try out other activities.