Birthday Outing Part I – Red Feather Lakes

That was a fun day!  My birthday was August 27th and my husband, my brother, and I went out for the day.  Though storm clouds looked threatening in the sky, it turned out to be a beautiful day!  Our first stop was Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.

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I had told my husband that I wanted to go to that area because, it was just far enough away that, my brother would never go there with his family – at least for  several more years.  I wanted him to be able to see that part of Colorado plus  he’d never been off-roading before.

Roosevelt National Forest surrounds Red Feather Lakes.  That’s where we chose to off-road.  Below, my husband and brother are discussing the dangers to his truck.  If you know my husband, he’s a freak about his vehicles.  Years ago while we lived in Florida, he had a new Dodge Ram that was immaculate.  He RARELY took it out of the garage.  He even stood between the garage door and his beloved truck during a hurricane!  Since raising his current truck and us starting to off-road, he’s taking more and more ‘risks’.

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Pretty much out in the middle of nowhere, but obviously there have been others in the area.  This is a site that had a campfire at one time:

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Couldn’t go up this way:

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Out in the middle of nowhere, we find this pile of rubble that used to be a building.  Oh, to know the story behind that building!

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Not that we were lost, but my husband was trying to find a different way out so that we wouldn’t have to retrace our steps.  The roads that showed on the GPS didn’t exist!

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The guys were discussing whether we should cross the stream here, or in another location.

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Another area was chosen.  My brother is in the bushes holding the worst offenders off:

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The sign on the gate says no motorized vehicles past that point.  Beyond that point is some sort of water system.  There’s a small pipe that leads from the container.  It was in the middle of no where!

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We ended up retracing our steps because it was around lunch time and we were hungry!

If walls could talk!

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Stay tuned for Part II of my big day!

 

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