Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Yurting.  Doesn't it sound so nice and fancy.  Like a hike could be a mere jaunt in the woods.  Yurting is our version of camping light. Instead of putting up the tent and sleeping on the ground we drive up to our yurt and lay sleeping bags out on bunk beds.  Very comfy and plush compared to, well, the ground.  Don't get me wrong, we love to tent camp.  It is a great way to vacation around the state on the cheap.  This past weekend we headed southwest to the Ridgeway/Ouray area.  The San Juan mountains tower over this part of Colorado and it could be one of the most beautiful areas we have visited.  So, we reserved a yurt in the Ridgeway campground and got busy checking out the area.  Highlights of the weekend included hot springs, Ridgeway beach, waterfalls, steep cliffs, charades around the campfire and Frosty's (hey, we gotta keep all these kids quiet somehow!)

 hike to Cascade Falls in Ouray

 enjoying campfire popcorn

 Mason fishing in a pond near Ridgeway Reservoir

 Smores are yummy!

 The Badger Den~ our home away from home for 4 days

 All that fresh air really wore Jesse out.....

 the view from our campsite

Sam making sand castles (could somebody get that kid a burger!)

Sam and Alice messing around

 Cascade Falls from across town

more sand castles

Box Canyon Falls

Now to the fun part of camping, washing clothes, putting away camping gear, etc..................
I hope you all had an awesome weekend!  We are having some hot (like melting hot) weather and I love, love, love it!!!!!



Abernethy Adventures said...

Looks like you had an awesome time!

Papa G said...

Lets arrange to get all the Michigan troops out there for a trip like that.