A couple of nights ago, it hit us. We had been sleeping on a secluded perch higher in California’s Sierra Mountains. It was the very first evening this season that we’ve had to use the heater in the van. Our thermometer study 25 degrees Farenheit as the sun broke the horizon and started to cast its warmth more than the mountains. There’s no denying it. Fall is on the way. It is not as quick to notice the seasons altering when you are in a city, but when you commit 90 % of your days outdoors you notice subtle modifications in the way the wind blows, the late afternoon lighting, and in the smell of the air. The altering of seasons, specially summer time into fall usually causes us to appear back and reflect on the adventures we had, the very good instances spent with buddies, and the relaxing nights spent beneath the stars. We only have about six weeks left in the 2019 Reside Outdoors and Play Tour and we’re feeling a small sentimental. We believed this was a very good time to create a short recap of this summers’ events and an update of what we’ve been up to.
We kicked off the summer time in Colorado with a single of our favourite breweries. Upslope Brewing Business in Boulder, Colorado. For the second year in a row, Upslope transformed its parking lot into a complete-on outside festival total with vendors reside music and lots of tasty libations. It was a best sunny day and a good way to be welcomed back to our dwelling state.
From there we pointed the LOAP van west and headed to Copper Mountain for their annual Fourth Of July Celebration. Copper is a stunning resort and the Colorado Trail really crosses suitable by way of the resort, which created for a best spot for Henry (our pup) to escape the sun and humans for a small even though.
Our third occasion of the summer time was a small unique for us. The Colorado Vanlife Gathering in Basalt, Colorado hosted by Tiny Property Tiny Footprint felt much more like a meeting of old buddies than a formal occasion. We lounged in the shade subsequent to the Frying Pan River, created new buddies, and Roxy even taught a didgeridoo class. It is a amazing neighborhood, and when it was time to go, we followed a crew of our new buddies higher up into the hills outdoors Aspen and continued our Vanlife Gathering for one more evening in a stunning parking lot in the Shadow of Mt. Sopris.
Following the Vanlife Gathering, Roxy started to have wild dreams of the desert. We hadn’t been to Utah in a even though and in spite of the higher temperatures we continued to ramble west and enjoyed a amazing week beneath the desert sky. We even wrote a weblog about it! Verify it out right here.
Our subsequent occasion took us to a single of the most stunning towns in the nation. Telluride, Colorado holds a particular spot in our hearts. Nestled in a picturesque box canyon in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride is dwelling to some of the ideal music festivals we’ve ever been to. We had been in town for the Telluride Jazz Festival. A gathering of immense talent, the Telluride Jazz Festival has been operating for more than 43 years. This occasion was created even much more particular when we had been invited to take a stroll in nature with the renowned bass player Victor Wooten. He spoke about music and nature and how they are interconnected. It was so terrific, we even blogged about it! Verify out the weblog right here.
The most current festival we attended was a single-day occasion at Keystone Ski Resort. The Mountain Town Music Festival is a gathering of each music lovers and foodies. Attendees take pleasure in a complete day of (free of charge) leading-notch music as nicely as a significant providing of compact plates from nearby restaurants. We adore the relaxed atmosphere as nicely as the stoke that the crowd shows for our magazine and tour sponsors.
The final occasion of the year is a single that we’re genuinely searching forward to. 14er Fest in Buena Vista, Colorado is a multi-sport festival that presents anything for each and every outside enthusiast. Hike, fly fish, bike, 4×4 – it does not matter! This is a celebration of the outdoors for absolutely everyone.
That quite substantially brings us up to speed! We’ve had what feels like numerous adventures this summer time. We’re at the moment on a road trip to Oregon to hike the 3 Sisters Loop close to Bend. As component of our trip, Roxy is raising revenue for the Cairn Project (which she blogged about right here)! P.S. she is just shy of her fundraising objective – so if the Cairn Project aligns with your ideals, please really feel free of charge to make a donation! We’ll be on the road till the finish of October spreading the Reside Outdoors and Play adore. If you see us on the road make confident to say hi!
There is a single way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our amazing sponsors that make this tour come about: Sea to Summit, Mountain Property, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Large Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA. For much more information on our sponsors, verify out the post, “Live Outdoors and Play is Back!”