The outdoors gained the majority of my time this weekend and I was completely okay with that. I was actually craving a camping trip and luckily a few of my friends were too. The camping trips I’ve been on have always been a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. No planning, no destination, no clue who’s going, no arranging whatsoever. And the mountains are always accommodating for our last minute adventures.
We drove up to Summit County and decided to explore the unknown. We went off-roading up a mountain and climbed up a rocky trail until we found the perfect spot. We didn’t really park at an official “campground”. I don’t think there was anyone around us for miles. We were completely isolated in the woods and endured everything as nature was. No paved parking, no lit trail, no port-o-potty, no electricity. Just a few friends who felt like spending the weekend outside. We grilled over the fire, played games, star-gazed, had good conversation, and simply enjoyed the escape from our urban lifestyle.
There are definitely going to be a couple more epic camping trips this summer but this was a good start. Some well-needed R&R in nature’s beauty. And great friends to share it with.