Sam and Ezra rose early and headed to Denver for Ezra’s flight to Pennsylvania. They saw these moose on their way out, and Ezra got out his DSLR to get these shots!
Because of Colorado’s many wild fires, there is a ban on camp fires, so that was one key element of camping that we did not get to enjoy. It was most unfortunate, but we made do with a portable gas stove.
Sam was the one in charge of determining what we were doing and where we were going for the day, and also the driver of the truck with all the four-wheelers on it. So we did various things that morning while we waited for him to get back from the airport. The boys decided to construct more stable and suitable benches for us to use at our campsite.
While the boys built benches, we girls enjoyed spending time with the little people in our group — Levi and Kari.
Sam was gone most of the morning, so different ones went exploring, played frisbee, or just relaxed a bit.
Sam finally returned from Denver after dropping Ezra off at the airport and picking up a few supplies. We ate an early lunch and headed off to find the trail to a lake we had seen from Mt. Lincoln that we wanted to go see.
We pulled off on a side road of the road to the mountain where the fire was occurring, and watched the smoke for a while. We weren’t sure what do – go back to our campsite and pack up (our campsite was on the other side of the mountain that was on fire) or just go on with our plans for the day.
We finally found the trail to the lake that we had seen from Mt. Lincoln. Tim decided to scout it out a bit, and when he returned, he informed us that it was the most difficult trail he’s ever been on!
As you can see, we had quite a crowd of onlookers who watched with some amusement and lots of trepidation as well! Some even took videos of us! We found out that this particular trail is mostly used for Jeeps or hiking and is not necessarily considered an ATV trail. We encountered a couple hikers on our way that expressed surprise that we had it up!
Samuel got out his drone and got these amazing shots!
The fire that we saw on our way appeared to have been put out — thank the Lord! We were grateful to get back to an intact campsite, and eat some grub before we hit the hay after our very eventful and adventurous day.
~Big thanks to Pearl for typing and captioning this post~