Photo credit for the night photo featured above: The bae ❤
As y’all have seen, we didn’t do much backpacking… So that was the goal for today, if Mother Nature was agreeable. But first, breakfast!
I had shown this dry or cold breakfast previously, Cold Meals: Breakfast. Fast and easy, also delicious and nutritious 😀!!
This time we packed for an overnight stay on Mt. Shavano – 14,232 ft!! Packs with lunch, dinner, snacks, water, 2 hammocks (each for 2 people), rain fly, sleeping bags, hygienics, etc.
They definitely do not call them the Rockies for nothing! Perfection!
But can you see those rain clouds?! 😣 We were up for it, even managed to reach ~12,000 ft!! But then came some lighting… not up for becoming a statistic. So we made the hike back down to base camp. At least we made it up pretty high!!
We reset camp built a fire and planned for lunch and boy was it was delicious after our hike!
As we had noted, it began raining… Kept dry and warm under the rain fly next to the fire. I try to make camping trips an opportunities to read, currently reading Joyland by Stephen King. No spoilers here, but free warning – it may be very depressing as much of the book is the main character reminiscing a college summer working at the theme park, Joyland.
When the rain calmed down a bit we worked on the fire a bit and set up for dinner, chicken with cheesy shells.