We managed to gather the whole gang, this final week of summer break, for a quick and dirty camping trip. Or should I say, quick and sandy...
Yep, headed down to the Great Sand Dunes for some wilderness adventure.
We had beautiful weather and a comfy campsite. No signs or sounds of bears or other unwanted intruders. The dunes were their usual amazing selves.
It's quite an interesting spot. If you're ever in the neighborhood, swing on by. A few hardy creatures live there, and it's difficult to imagine how they survive. Like these flowers...
We started out very dark and early this morning, and came upon three different campsites during our trek.
Although the night sky would be spectacular, I wouldn't want to camp out there - so exposed! Not even the tiniest of bushes for when you'd need to... talk to the bushes!
When we made it to High Dune, we found that someone had placed a staff there, mistakenly designating it as "Star Dune" which is quite a ways further.
We figure the staff-placers were (1) lost, (2) pranksters, or (3) both.
Either way, much fun was had, and another summer break is in the books!