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Friday, July 05, 2013

I have not been as active here on Sparks as I initially was - but, that's because thanks to Sparks, we have been waaay more active as a family and not sitting around home in front of the computers much any more! Here is our campsite near Glenwood Springs the weekend of June 14th - 16th. There were 7 of us on this trip. It was a hike-in site with winding trails up a fairly steep incline - and it was 100% worth the workout. Gorgeous! We also did a tour of the caves, which I would have missed out on in the past trying to avoid that 127 step climb down into the bottom of the caves and then back up. I didn't have to miss out on anything this time!
Last weekend, June 28-30, we went here, to Guanella Pass in CO: This time it was back country camping at +10,000 ft. with 11 people, no established campground, tons of hiking in every direction and the most incredible scenery. We explored, built a bridge across a fast-running stream and even heard growling (or elk snorting) in the night (that was a tiny bit scary!) My entire family has the bug now after seeing our pictures. Our next wilderness venture will include another 7, giving us a total of 9 adults, 9 children (ages 1 - 14) - 18 people on the "get moving this summer" wagon! Gonna need a bigger supply tent!
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    love that you are having such a great time with your family and friends! emoticon
    1637 days ago
    Awesome! Nice that you get to do this with your family! We just came back from there visiting my son. So beautiful! emoticon emoticon
    1695 days ago
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