The Weekend

9:54 AM

The meadow behind the hut

catching bugs

catching bugs with her good friend

to roast marshmallows of course

The water was freezing!

On Friday we hiked (Bryan biked) in to a hut where we camped for the weekend.  There is a hut system all over Colorado.  This one, however, is privately owned.  The hike in was about 2.5 miles.  I've not been to any others huts (we had planned a hut trip as a group, but two of us had newborns so we cancelled it) so I don't have anything to compare it to.  While the hut was rudimentary at best, it had running water!  Not many of them do.  And it had solar panels so we had electricity.  The wood stove in the basement provided enough heat that we were hot!  Which was good because it was in the 40's in the mornings.

The kiddos ran and ran and ran.  They climbed rocks and hikes and waded in the (freezing) creek.  Needless to say they were exhausted!  They roasted hot dogs on sticks and we all roasted marshmallows and made s'mores.  This mama also got in some good knitting time while sitting outside soaking up the wonderful weather.

Cell service was definitely spotty, but texts were able to get through in an emergency- luckily we didn't have any of those.  It was nice to unplug for the weekend.

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  1. I must say the more I learn about your state the more I like it and hope to visit one day. My Mike has a cousin who lives there and he went out a few years ago, but I've never been. I love the hut system, very cool.
    You saw a moose!

  2. That is so cool! I never knew about the hut system in Colorado. Your little girl looks so big! I love how she is right there with you on all your adventures. I can't wait to share everything with my little girl :)

  3. I love unplugging but knowing there is service :) Lovely place to hike and explore!! It's been too hot and humid and buggy for my daily walks but I hope in a week that will change.


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