Posts Tagged ‘Camping’

Camping – Sheep Gulch Trail Head

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Sheep Gulch Camp Spot
Roadside camping near beaver pond.

On Saturday, we drove out to the Sawatch mountains. We looked for easy camping near the Sheep Gulch Trail head and found it about 100 yards before the turn off.

Beaver Pond Across from Sheep Gulch
On the left hand side is a pullout which is right next to a large beaver pond. The beavers were active, so all night they were slapping the water. This, combined with a full moon, and a steady stream of traffic on the road all night, made for not so ideal sleeping conditions!


Grand Canyon – R2R The Day After

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Clare & Rachel at Bright Angel Point Clare & Dennis at Bright Angel Point R2R Runners on Bright Angel Point

Cankle: An ankle of a fat person in which the the ankle and the calf appear seamless. (

On Sunday morning it was very difficult to pull myself up from the camping pad. I was incredibly sore, and my left foot had developed into a very colorful cankle. Barry was feeling much the same way, sans cankle.

Grand Canyon R2R – Run Report

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Clare & Barry Celebrate R2R Success
After a night of howling wind and frequent awakenings, “Is our tent still on the ground, or have we been hijacked and landed in Oz?”, the alarms ringed in tandem. With the flick of a switch, Barry & I sprung to action. We put our running gear on, making small shuffling sounds, trying not to disturb our tentmates.

I was a brave knight going into battle. First the undergarments, then the garments, then chain mail, and finally the battle armaments. A hushed “I love you, have a great run.” from Dennis sent me out into the cold windy night. With a grunt, I stumbled out of the tent to join Barry & Anne for some middle of the night coffee. It was 3:30am and about 40dF outside. (more…)

Grand Canyon R2R – Las Vegas to North Rim Campground

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Climbergirl Taking in Grand Canyon View

Grand Canyon North Rim Campsite Activity

Starting Location: Las Vegas, NV (Rachel’s Casa)
Finishing Location: North Rim Campground, Grand Canyon, AZ
People: Rachel, Barry, Dennis, & Clare
Special Guests: Anne & Holly (from Santa Fe, NM)
Goal: Enjoy fabulous Grand Canyon by running R2R
Runners: Anne, Barry, Clare
Hikers: Dennis & Rachel & Holly


Rock Climbing – Elevenmile Canyon, CO (Day 1)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

I had so much fun at Elevenmile Canyon last month, I decided to go back once more before winter. Steve & Kris were both game to join us for the weekend, so we were sure to have a fun time. Emma & I jumped in the Subi and took off for the granite domes.

We found a campsite in the Cove (#3 I believe!). It’s a really nice site, and has a hidden spot for one of the tents…so Emma & I had some privacy from the guys. It was her first time on a climbing and camping road trip. I was so excited I could share this first experience with her! (more…)