First Time Off-Roading
I needed to start this trip off right, so I stopped at King Soopers while the guys got diesel fuel:
My husband had recently raised his truck, so it’s now 9.5″ higher. One of my sons also has a truck. On the days that we have free together, my husband has been trying to surprise me with new places to see. Yesterday was another one of those days. This time he picked Roosevelt National Forest near Estes Park, Colorado. The original trail that he had picked ended up being closed due to flooding, so I got on the phone with an ATV place and asked them what other trails were in the area. We were pointed in the direction of Highway 36 to Pole Hill.
Following are images of our experience:
We pulled off several times to enjoy the scenery:
My son is having fun:
I kept getting asked if I was enjoying myself. My answer each time was, “As long as neither of us leaves here with damage, I’ll be enjoying myself.”
I was sliding all over the place each time I got out of the truck, so I changed into my boots:
At first, my husband was in the lead. After a while he let my son lead. He stopped to check out the condition of the road:
Right around this time we drove by a guy who was camping. He waved and said hello. We had a short conversation. At the end of the trip we all discussed how it was kinda weird talking to the guy in the middle of no where and he was holding an ax! I had originally taken a picture of his tent on our way in, but it was blury since we had been driving by, so I just deleted it. Kicking myself that I didn’t ask him if I could take his picture while we were talking to him!
Oh, and because I had originally thought we were going hiking, I drank TONS of water! I literally made everyone stop 5 times before we got to our destination! 2 – grocery stores, 2 – port-o-potties, 1 – gas station LOL