This weekend Jeff, Lara (Jeff’s cousin who is staying with us for a few months while she completes an internship), the dogs, and I headed about 4 hours south of Denver, Colorado to the Great Sand Dunes National Park (we left Saturday morning after Jeff and I got in a 15 miler).
The Great Sand Dunes are the tallest dunes in North America at 750 feet and are very impressive. They are located in the San Luis Valley surrounded by two mountain ranges; the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the north and east and the San Juan Mountains to the West. The views were gorgeous.The weather was great and we car camped in the National Park within walking distance of the dunes. Saturday night we enjoyed some good brews, foil dinners, wine, and S’mores around the campfire.
Sunday we woke up to blue skies and immediately headed up the sand dunes. The weather was in the upper 60s, perfect for hiking!
It was a quick trip, but so much fun! It was great scenery and even better company. Jeff and I are very lucky to have Lara staying with us until the end of October, she makes these weekend adventures (or really anytime) exponentially more fun and entertaining!