Monday, October 22, 2012
Camping On Mars
Camping there isn't easy. There are lots of campgrounds, but very few of them have any running water. Water for campers in the entire area is provided by a small natural spring that flows out of the rocks on the side of one of the roads. They've built a pull-out in the road, and you just drive up and fill your water bottles. I'm not kidding. If you, like us, end up camping 30 miles from this water source, you take a really big water jug and plan accordingly.
The kids have loved the hiking we've been doing recently so much that I think I'm going to take them up to Rocky Mountain National Park this Thursday, since they are off school again. They've been there before, but as they pointed out, they didn't get a patch there.So we'll take care of that and find another fun hike to do.
I want to encourage this love of nature thing as best I can. We do, after all, live in Colorado. It's kind of the whole point.
Posted by Claire Boyles at 4:50 PM