We have but one neighbor in the Heart of the Rockies RV Park and they are as much fun as we could want. The Livingston’s are traveling with their 4 young sons in an RV and, like us, chose to stay in Salida and ski for a while. You can check out their blog, Livingston Family Adventures, here.
There’s no new snow right now at Monarch Mountain, so we decided to take a hike together.
The sky was cerulean blue and much, much warmer (mid 30’s and sunny) than it had been a couple weeks ago.
The Colorado Trail is 486 miles and runs past our campground home, just a couple miles up the mountain road.
The boys are pretty small but they can hike! Mason rode on Gabe’s back and the other three were troopers.
We signed in; necessary to find you if you don’t come out! Also, keeps track of trail usage.
The boys each carried their own backpack and were wearing snowpants and boots. Asher led the way:
We had some nice views:
We saw animal tracks.
The paw print could have been someone’s dog but we preferred to think of it as a wolf or coyote track!
We walked into the woods quite a way, but the boys started to get a little cold and tired. Besides, snow that only comes up to my ankles is knee deep to a child!
A yummy alfresco lunch back at the car:
The boys still had some hiking left in them so we headed up the snowy road in search of a geocache.
Some scrambling was required. Gabe had an opportunity to give the two older boys a little rock climbing lesson:
Sadly, no cache was found, but lots of fun was had!