R&R in Steamboat Springs

After our torrid pace of daily hiking and wildlife watching for nearly two full weeks at Rocky Mountain National Park, we headed to Steamboat Springs for some rest and relaxation and to take care of life tasks. Unfortunately, our reservation at Green Ridge Campground ended on a Saturday, which meant we were pulling into the … Read more

Goose, Geese, Moose, Meese: Grand Lake, CO

After an awe-inspiring week devoted to exploring the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park, to stay in compliance with the 7-day stay limits in the park we left the park proper and spent six days camped on national forest land just outside the western entrance, near the small town of Grand Lake. Relocating to … Read more

Independence Day Week at Stunning Rocky Mountain NP

After Mueller State Park we headed straight to Rocky Mountain National Park, jetting through Colorado Springs and downtown Denver on a sunny Sunday. While we usually avoid towing through major metropolitan areas whenever possible, we had little choice in this case and in any event our travel was smooth. The only things that made the … Read more

Rocky Mountain High West of Colorado Springs

As clueless flatlanders, we really didn’t pay too much attention to altitude when planning our summer sojourn in Colorado. We generally knew that higher elevation would mean cooler temperatures, but didn’t examine the idea much more closely. We were surprised to find that Pagosa Springs was at over 7,000 fees of elevation, but since we’ve … Read more

First Time Care-A-Vanners in Pagosa Springs, CO

One of our vague intentions when hitting the road almost 18 months ago was to engage in volunteer activities along the way, and our planned summer in Colorado offered a perfect opportunity to make that a reality. We signed up for a stint volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the small resort town of Pagosa … Read more