DAY 128 – 01/20/2013 – In Which We Hike in the Snowy Woods with the Livingstons

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.

From left are Mason, Asher (with his eyes closed), dad Gabe, Adin, mom Marcie and Mark

From left are Mason, Asher (with his eyes closed), dad Gabe, Adin, mom Marci and Mark

The sky was cerulean blue and much, much warmer (mid 30’s and sunny) than it had been a couple weeks ago.

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The Colorado Trail is 486 miles and runs past our campground home, just a couple miles up the mountain road.

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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.

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The boys each carried their own backpack and were wearing snowpants and boots. Asher led the way:

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We had some nice views:

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We saw animal tracks.

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The paw print could have been someone’s dog but we preferred to think of it as a wolf or coyote track!

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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!

Adin

Adin

A yummy alfresco lunch back at the car:

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Mason, Adin, Asher and Mark

The boys still had some hiking left in them so we headed up the snowy road in search of a geocache.

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Some scrambling was required. Gabe had an opportunity to give the two older boys a little rock climbing lesson:

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Sadly, no cache was found, but lots of fun was had!

– Jane

6 responses to “DAY 128 – 01/20/2013 – In Which We Hike in the Snowy Woods with the Livingstons

  1. livingstonfamilyadventures

    Aww, what great pictures! Thanks for sharing a part of your day with us! It was perfect and Gabe and I enjoyed a great nap when we got home!

  2. Hiking in crisp,
    dry snow—now that’s what I’m talking about!

  3. Looks like lots of fun! 🙂

    • You bet! One of our favorite things is sharing our love for each other, life and adventure with anyone who is interested. Keeping our thirteen-year-old insider alive allows new adventures every year. Life long learning and living and adding more curiosity builds and builds…
      -David

  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    This is fantastic – just wonderful 🙂

    I love the photos, and I love the fact your kids are part of it. Your boys sound like troupers 🙂 WAY to live!

    Oh, I can almost smell that freshness, truly truly…

    • Oh, I can only wish these wonderful guys were my own! Our new friends, the Livingstons, are the parents of these cute boys! We had SO much fun with them for 6 weeks!

      – Jane

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