We touched base with Kelsey, one of our favourite girls to follow on Instagram about a recent adventure she had in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
One of my very favorite things to do is snuggle up in my sleeping bag under the stars with the scent of campfire surrounding me and my dog curled up by my side!
Unfortunately, the winter season puts a little bit of a damper on tent camping, so sometimes I have to settle for the next best thing… a hut trip!
A couple of girlfriends and I decided to give it a go, so we packed up the car with all of our gear and my furry sidekick Tilly and headed on our way.
As John Muir said: “the mountains are calling”. The San Juan range should probably be the poster child for such sentiment! They are beautiful and rugged and awe-some and wild! We were so excited to be as close to them as we could get.
We decided that The Burn Hut (pictured below) right outside of Ridgway, Colorado was perfect for our little adventure. After staying at a great little hostel in Ridgway like the Adobe Inn we woke up early, strapped on our skis, slapped on our skins and headed up!
The hut made winter camping comfortable with all of the necessities we needed, like pots and pans, and a wood stove amongst other things.
A great meal camping is half the experience for a lot of back country enthusiasts and our menu did not disappoint! Warm drinks + Bison tacos filled our bellies and made us happy that evening, along with the most amazing, clear, star filled sky!
Our short trip was perfect and of course we didn’t want to leave. Who would? But it filled my yearning heart for some of that summer camping that I’ve been missing, and my sleeping bag still smells like campfire (thank goodness)
Kelsey is the photographer behind One OAK Photo from Steamboat Springs CO, living up every minute and breathing in as much fresh air that the area has to offer is what she’s about ! Wondering what adventures Kelsey’s been on lately? Check out her website + Follow her on Instagram!
Written by Kelsey White
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