Apologies for no blogs, but these feet have been busy.
Tim and I have been wandering around Utah and Colorado, exploring the National Parks in the area. We walked into a giants wonder-land in Canyonlands and backpacked oyfully the Needles district for a few days.
After that, we got caught in the chaos of tourism in Arches Nat’l Park, we quickly skirted out of there, avoiding buses, umbrella holders, binoculars and trekking sticks on cement.
Mesa Verde Nat’l Park led us back in time to the year 600. We explored ancient cliff dwellings built by the Puebolan people….how they built houses under these cliffs is beyond my imagination. Favorite part…kid asks his dad “why did they build their houses so far from the road?”
Sand Dunes Nat’l park is a TRIP! 30 square miles, upwards of 750ft high of sand. Blowing, hot, incredible sand. This park butts up agains the San Isabel Mtns, we explored the dunes and the mtns, hiking to a true marvel, Lake Medano.
Now, we’re contemplating hiking a couple 14’ers but we’re in the midst of some forest fires here in Southern Colorado, so who knows.
Photos and a more detailed description of the parks to come.