We did an impromptu Jeep trip this last weekend to a trail by Bailey with some friends. In the Funtreks book, it is Trail #80, Slaughterhouse Gulch. The book rated it a Difficult Trail, but we would say more like a Moderate (considering the two Jeeps in our group both were Rubicons).
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we went down to Ouray, Colorado to enjoy the scenery and festivities. The drive was approximately six hours (with stops) from Denver. We decided on dry camping for this trip in Ironton Park, with the tips from Russ on the Road on where to go. It was pretty easy to find the camping spot just past Ouray. The San Juan Skyway (highway) is a very interesting road – it is a little on the curvy side and one side is a straight drop down to the valley below with the safety of any guardrails. The speed limit is only 15 mph, so you can go slow enough to enjoy the beautiful views from the road. Ouray has a lot of gorgeous waterfalls to look at as well.
This post is a tad bit behind, but we have been swamped with work and baby prep. Over Memorial Day weekend, we went to the Salida/Buena Vista area to camp with some friends. We decided to stay at the Heart of the Rockies Campground, which is about 10 minutes West of Salida. Due to our last minute decision to come here, all the closer campgrounds were full. There will be more info. on the campground in our next post with a full review.
This is the rest of our adventure at Moab from last week.
The weather overnight was wonderful. We even ran our AC/fan for a little while (thank you campground electricity)! We woke up with the sun and began our day. We decided on a semi-easy breakfast of pancakes and vegan sausages so we could start our adventures early. The pancakes are from a mix from Sprouts that we can keep in the camper. We just add some almond milk and flax egg. The sausages are our new favorite find from Field Roast and are apple maple flavored. This is where it is great that the grill has the option to use both grill and griddle. We also purchased a Chai Smoothie from Bolthouse, which was ok but we added additional Tazo Chai to it.
This is a recap of day one from our adventure this last weekend in Moab, Utah.
We packed up the camper Thursday night and left before dawn on Friday morning, since we knew it would take us around six hours to get there. We luckily did not hit any traffic through the mountains. For breakfast, Stacy had made some quick and delicious blueberry muffins she found from this Crazy Vegan Kitchen.
Any guesses on the location of our adventure this weekend? Continue reading “Can you guess where we are at?”
We thought that we would give you some insight on why we chose the camper we did and a little about our tow vehicle. We recently purchased a new 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
We love the Jeep, but knew from the get-go that it had a very low towing capacity of 3500 lbs. This meant that any camper we would purchase had to be lightweight to accommodate the weight of the camper, as well as the things we stock it with. We initially looked at the tear drop types of campers, like the T@b. At a local show, we fell in love with the Winnebago Winnie Drops, which were low in weight, but high in style (*and price*).